Make Your Wildest DreamsCome True
Solve Your Blogging Problems     with Custom Plugins
Coming Up…•    Plugin Case Study•    Find a Good Developer•    Define What You Need•    How To Get It Built Right•    Cost...
Your Wildest Dreams…
Never Enough
Examples – Attention & Income
Examples – Time
Theory is Boring
Custom Case Study  Easy Deals Plugin
Define Your Problem•    Managing Deal Dates•    Handling Recurring Deals•    Categorized & Targeted•    Separate Wordpress...
Finding a Good Developer
Avoid This
Unless You Want This
If a developers price is too good      to be true, it usually is.     Greg Go – Wisebread CTO
Finding a Good Developer•  Referrals•  Examples•  Community   –  stackoverflow.com•  Profile   –  wordpress.tv/category/wo...
Call This Guy•  Jonathan Wondrush•  bybloggers.net
Defining Requirements
Guaranteed Disappointment
Questions To Ask•    Requirements•    Communication•    Scope Changes•    Testing & Feedback•    Licensing & Ownership•   ...
Easy Deals - Requirements
Costs vs. Benefits
Is It Worth It?•  How Will You Measure Success?•  Feature -> Benefit -> Cost•  Start Small -> Grow In Phases
Plugin Development Phase
Sit Back & Relax?
Nope - Stay Involved•  Agree On Milestones•  Check In Periodically•  Answer Questions Quickly•  Test Cases
Final Delivery•  Final Payment•  Install Plugin•  Support
Why Does It Cost So Much?
What You Get        Lines Of Code:        •  1050 php        •  135 javascript        •  385 css
What You re Paying For•  Knowledge of WordPress API•  Coding Best Practices•  Solution To Your Problem
Ways To Cut Costs•  Get Multiple Estimates•  Reduce Functionality•  Start Free & Tweak•  Share Costs
Easy Deals - Admin
Questions!•  What Frustrates You About Blogging?•  What Do You Wish Your Blog Did?•  What s Your Plugin Budget?
Custom blog plugins by ben edwards
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Custom blog plugins by ben edwards

  1. 1. Make Your Wildest DreamsCome True
  2. 2. Solve Your Blogging Problems with Custom Plugins
  3. 3. Coming Up…•  Plugin Case Study•  Find a Good Developer•  Define What You Need•  How To Get It Built Right•  Cost / Benefit Analysis•  How To Afford Cost
  4. 4. Your Wildest Dreams…
  5. 5. Never Enough
  6. 6. Examples – Attention & Income
  7. 7. Examples – Time
  8. 8. Theory is Boring
  9. 9. Custom Case Study Easy Deals Plugin
  10. 10. Define Your Problem•  Managing Deal Dates•  Handling Recurring Deals•  Categorized & Targeted•  Separate Wordpress Install•  Small Amounts of Information
  11. 11. Finding a Good Developer
  12. 12. Avoid This
  13. 13. Unless You Want This
  14. 14. If a developers price is too good to be true, it usually is. Greg Go – Wisebread CTO
  15. 15. Finding a Good Developer•  Referrals•  Examples•  Community –  stackoverflow.com•  Profile –  wordpress.tv/category/wordcamptv•  Interview Multiple
  16. 16. Call This Guy•  Jonathan Wondrush•  bybloggers.net
  17. 17. Defining Requirements
  18. 18. Guaranteed Disappointment
  19. 19. Questions To Ask•  Requirements•  Communication•  Scope Changes•  Testing & Feedback•  Licensing & Ownership•  Milestones & Payments•  Support
  20. 20. Easy Deals - Requirements
  21. 21. Costs vs. Benefits
  22. 22. Is It Worth It?•  How Will You Measure Success?•  Feature -> Benefit -> Cost•  Start Small -> Grow In Phases
  23. 23. Plugin Development Phase
  24. 24. Sit Back & Relax?
  25. 25. Nope - Stay Involved•  Agree On Milestones•  Check In Periodically•  Answer Questions Quickly•  Test Cases
  26. 26. Final Delivery•  Final Payment•  Install Plugin•  Support
  27. 27. Why Does It Cost So Much?
  28. 28. What You Get Lines Of Code: •  1050 php •  135 javascript •  385 css
  29. 29. What You re Paying For•  Knowledge of WordPress API•  Coding Best Practices•  Solution To Your Problem
  30. 30. Ways To Cut Costs•  Get Multiple Estimates•  Reduce Functionality•  Start Free & Tweak•  Share Costs
  31. 31. Easy Deals - Admin
  32. 32. Questions!•  What Frustrates You About Blogging?•  What Do You Wish Your Blog Did?•  What s Your Plugin Budget?

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