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  1. Jason Cohen added a comment on I am Jason Cohen, Co-Founder/CEO of WPengine, Writer at ASmartBear. Ask Me Anything
    As a devil's advocate -- because I'm genuinely trying to help by challenging, not trying to shoot you down -- I would say: The well-documented financially super-success of that company demonstrates th…
  2. Jason Cohen added a comment on I am Jason Cohen, Co-Founder/CEO of WPengine, Writer at ASmartBear. Ask Me Anything
    If you think that, you're probably right.  :-) I say that as someone who writes about running businesses and hopes for the sake of my ego that you in fact continue reading.  :-) I do try to …
  3. Jason Cohen added a comment on I am Jason Cohen, Co-Founder/CEO of WPengine, Writer at ASmartBear. Ask Me Anything
    For me personally, the only way to help/mentor is to have a two-way conversation.  I do very much like the detail you provide -- awesome!  That gets a lot of mundane stuff out of the way and…
  4. Jason Cohen added a comment on I am Jason Cohen, Co-Founder/CEO of WPengine, Writer at ASmartBear. Ask Me Anything
    We do all sorts of unsuccessful things!  :-)   The first time we did affiliate marketing was an abject failure.  We tried really hard too.  The second time almost was, but then it …
  5. Jason Cohen added a comment on I am Jason Cohen, Co-Founder/CEO of WPengine, Writer at ASmartBear. Ask Me Anything
    QUESTIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. It was supposed to be 1 hour, but here it is days later and I'm still answering!  :-D I'm not complaining, it was fun.  And we'll do it again! Meanwhile, you can sc…
  6. Jason Cohen added a comment on I am Jason Cohen, Co-Founder/CEO of WPengine, Writer at ASmartBear. Ask Me Anything
    Correct, customer support volume.  About 50% of our employees are in support, and scaling that team is the biggest single challenge we have today.  Ticket surges can bury the team because of…
  7. Jason Cohen added a comment on I am Jason Cohen, Co-Founder/CEO of WPengine, Writer at ASmartBear. Ask Me Anything
    Focus on profit. Focus on getting to $10k/mo in revenue / founder (or whatever amount actually makes it stable and has a few dollars to put back into the company). Only pick a business model that CAN …
  8. Jason Cohen added a comment on I am Jason Cohen, Co-Founder/CEO of WPengine, Writer at ASmartBear. Ask Me Anything
    Some people make a good living blogging, but it's extremely small compared with the number of people who try, and most of them have been blogging for years. I think most folks will tell you that a "ca…
  9. Jason Cohen added a comment on I am Jason Cohen, Co-Founder/CEO of WPengine, Writer at ASmartBear. Ask Me Anything
    You can't ask folks whether your idea is good.  You can only validate whether people who OUGHT to like it actually do, and use it.
  10. Jason Cohen added a comment on I am Jason Cohen, Co-Founder/CEO of WPengine, Writer at ASmartBear. Ask Me Anything
    It will indeed fall on deaf ears.  Usually the marketing -- not the code -- is the hard part. There cannot be a single simple answer to your question, because what you're asking is "how can any n…