My Experience at PressNomics

PressNomics 5 was an incredible experience – one that I’ll remember for sure. I put faces to names of folks I’ve chatted with for months – even years, and made strategic (and more importantly) personal connections with the people who basically power the WordPress business economy.

I had the idea to sum up my thoughts, ideas, and takeaways from my experience at PressNomics 5 into bite-size chunks. So here they are!

Syed Balkhi shared some simple ways to level-up your online shop, which include using OptinMonster through and through your website, even on checkout pages with an exit intent display, to captivate potential buyers leaving.

Also, Syed basically told everyone to deploy CartHook to abandoned cart recovery. I use it on ThemeBeans and can personally say it’s recovered 86 carts to date.

This is a neat one. Sean Tierney shared about his ongoing experience working remotely while traveling the globe as part of Remote Year. You can follow along at his blog, and learn how Pagely makes remote work, work here.

Neill Feather from Site Lock presented a few powerful statistics concerning website security, including that over 60% of small businesses go out of business within six months of a cyber attack — that’s insane.

Chris Wallace shared how enforcing boundaries and creating routines helps him overcome workaholism — which we all know is a very real issue, especially in the tech/software world. Remember, more work does not equal more success.

“Your brand is what others think it  is – not what you do.” — words of wisdom from Chris Lema, shared during the King’s Corner breakout session. Chris has such a unique way of bringing concepts and techniques you’ve heard a hundred times to a “real-world” level.

Aaron Jorbin shared about giving constructive criticism with a positive attitude, actionable advice and polite demeanor. Without those three elements, feedback is likely to fall flat.

Well that’s it! If you’re interested in details or have a question about anything, hit me up on Twitter. Thanks for reading!

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