Interview with Troy Dean

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Troy will be presenting 101 Ways to Elevate Yourself and Demand Higher Fees on Saturday in the Business/Project Management track

Troy Dean is a WordPress speaker, consultant and coach and is co-founder of Video User Manuals and WP Elevation. Buy him a beer and pick his brain about building a business on WordPress.


Why do you use WordPress?
I use WordPress because it is supported by the most amazing community – and it’s damn sexy.

What would you say to convince someone to attend a WordCamp?
It’s like walking into a room full of warm bubbles, candy and big hugs. There’s nothing better than being surrounded by like minded people who all want to help each other.

What is your favorite WordPress project you have worked on recently?
We built the website for Studio Alto, using Advanced Custom Fields to allow the client to build up their own page templates using various content modules. And she won an award…

Do you have any advice for someone looking to start or grow a WordPress based business?
Work out who you serve the best and then serve them better than anyone else. Build an audience and become so helpful that they throw money at you for your help.

What is your favorite WordPress-related resource?
The WP Elevation Podcast šŸ™‚


WP Think Tank šŸ™‚

Tell us something awesome about yourself that is not WordPress related
I am a professional voice over artist and sang the Cadbury jingle “Wouldn’t it be nice if the world was Cadbury”