EP34 – Freedom of Remote WordPress Work with Jon Brown – WPblab

This week on WPblab, Bridget Willard & Jason Tucker speak with Jon Brown about his life as a nomad, being the remote boss and working with remote workers. We also get into travel, dealing with slow wifi, having redundant internet access when abroad and his collection of cellular phone sim cards.

Later in the show, we are joined by Russell Aaron and Made Better Studio to ask some questions live on the air.


339 responses to “EP34 – Freedom of Remote WordPress Work with Jon Brown – WPblab

  1. Adam Thomson Avatar

    Damn it I blew it.

  2. Jason Tucker Avatar

    @AdamThomson its fine

  3. Adam Thomson Avatar

    q/ Do you use Freelancer type websites for finding remote WP work? I’ve never bothered because I have enough as it is, but I have to wonder if I’m missing out, and if you do then which ones? I feel you just become a voice in the crowd, and there’s no real relationship which I value.

  4. Jason Tucker Avatar

    @jb510 see above

  5. Rachelle Wise Avatar

    AMEN @MadeBetter !!!

  6. Adam Thomson Avatar

    @jb510 Thank you. You have affirmed my suspicions about such sites. Ie. more work than they’re worth.

  7. Russell Aaron Avatar

    @MadeBetter you ask super specific questions where they can only answer in few words. asking general questions is how you lose the convo

  8. Bridget Willard Avatar

    @AdamThomson You did a good job.

  9. Adam Thomson Avatar

    Oh man I wish…

  10. Made Better Studio Avatar

    @enqueue_russ thanks btw for sharing 🙂 and for the great tip about the specific questions… the hard part in my situation is that she’s usually the one asking the questions, and it’s all “lost in her email” or “in some document” that she doesn’t have up

  11. Bridget Willard Avatar

    That’s what my boss does. It reallly helps keep us focusd.

  12. Bridget Willard Avatar

    @MadeBetter If she’s your employee, I’d suggest that you start it in GDoc, share on the conversation. “The purpose of this call is to 1, 2 , 3 …”

  13. Made Better Studio Avatar

    It’s also in who you know and just reaching out and saying “hey if you ever need someone who does what I do… here’s some of my work, I love what you do and would love to work with you”

  14. Made Better Studio Avatar

    @YouTooCanBeGuru technically we’re collaborators, she has hired me for SEO/SEM expertise, so she really brings the questions and I bring the answers

  15. Bridget Willard Avatar

    @MadeBetter uggggggggg sorry

  16. Jon Brown Avatar

    WordCamp Denpaasar

  17. Adam Thomson Avatar

    @jb510 I’ve been trying desperately to find out about organising another WordCamp NZ. Can you repeat that, please?

  18. Made Better Studio Avatar

    I love being stuck in traffic now that I’m never in rush hour 😀

  19. Emanuel Costa Avatar

    @AdamThomsn you can also watch the replay here.

  20. Rachelle Wise Avatar

    Right @MadeBetter !? Drive to LA! Put on some tunes!

  21. Adam Thomson Avatar

    @emanweb Haha I know but such crackle

  22. Priscilla Christian Avatar


  23. Elena Rego Avatar

    woohoo! it was awesome!

  24. Adam Thomson Avatar

    You guys are great. Thanks to all.

  25. Emanuel Costa Avatar

    later! See ya at WCOC 😀

  26. Bridget Willard Avatar

    @AdamThomson Thank you!

  27. James M Avatar

    i had her muted too, and still heard it

  28. Made Better Studio Avatar

    Jason is the crackle pop

  29. James M Avatar

    it is jason i think

  30. Made Better Studio Avatar

    send @YouTooCanBeGuru a new mic

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