Kids Today: An Informal Tech Survey

Last week, I guest lectured at Pepperdine University’s Center for Communications and Business on the topic of “Social ROI” – how to measure the significant amount of time, resources and money that companies spend on social media presence and initiatives. There were sixteen undergrads, fourteen of whom were female students. With a total annual cost that might fall between $30,000 …

Tyler Suchman interview on CAPS TV Ventura

I was invited to appear on CAPS TV, which is public access television, based out of a studio on the Ventura College campus. I was interviewed by Friday Lubina, where the primary topic of conversation was being a digital nomad, and having the ability to work anywhere in the world. Friday Lubina interviews Digital Nomad, Tyler Suchman.

Building a Website on Pay-For-Performance

Dear Tyler: I had a friend reach out to me with a question. She is building out a website for her new business and has someone who she trusts who is willing to build it out for her. She currently doesn’t have the cash to pay for this project so he is suggesting a pay for performance arrangement where he …

SEO Competition in Casco Viejo, Panama

Ali Sun and I are currently traveling and working around the world indefinitely (you can follow us via our blog, Owl and Bear). We are a month in to a life-changing, convention-defying, globe-trotting experience. Here in Panama City, we spend an afternoon in Casco Viejo, the Old Town. It is hundreds of years old, currently undergoing vast renovation as Panama’s …

The Advertising Threshold

A client received an inquiry from an ad network – would they be open to offering banner ads on their website from advertisers with products that may or may not be unrelated to the client’s website? It can be rewarding receiving recognition for having grown a website to a size that can attract advertising, but has the website truly reached …

Working From Anywhere: Maintaining vs. Creating

I have been a big fan of Chris Guillebeau for quite some time now – in fact, I have a link to his Unconventional Guides in the right sidebar of every page of my site. He’s a blogger, business builder, entrepreneur and all-around mover-and-shaker, but what tends to stand out for me and other people I know is that Chris …

Notes on Content Strategy

I recently discussed content strategy with an associate of mine who runs a very successful professional services business with nearly twenty employees. Combining the content they already produce (articles for print publications) with a moderated democratization of content creation across their employee base could easily produce a thousand or more posts a year. This creates an amazing foundation for a …

Rocking the WP 3.3 Sonny Update

Just a quick tech note – upgraded to WordPress 3.3 “Sonny” without a hitch. Lots of slick new features, including flyout menus, media handling, co-editing support and Tumblr import. Granted I’ve placed my bet already, but can’t help thinking #wordpress continues to blow away the CMS competition. Video of the release after the jump.