Sometimes our chats on our podcast can take a number of directions. We never plan the direction a podcast will take and this episode was no different. Today, I sat back and let Angela and Brad take the lead. They talked about agency work with WooCommerce, client challenges and a lot more nuggets related to building WooCommerce sites.
A Chat with Angela Bowman
In episode 62, Brad and I chat with Angela about:
- How she bumped up her work in the eCommerce space after WooCommerce was released.
- Whether her clients are came with the mindset of WooCommerce or did she need to sell them on it.
- The importance of making sure that WooCommerce is the right choice for the client.
- Thoughts on the ease of use for entry-level users.
- Where maintenance comes in and how Angela conveys its importance to the client.
- Helping the client choose between WooCommerce, Shopify and other platforms.
- How to set clients expectations with a WooCommerce site.
- Hosting as another challenge when it comes to Woo stores.
- How clients deal with plugins and the different aspects of performance that must be monitored.
- What Angela thinks about page builders and WooCommerce and the integration of Gutenberg.
- Database maintenance and the challenges that come with that.
- How she chooses her clients and the importance of understanding your limits.
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Writing show notes for this talk were a challenge and there were a lot of twists and turns. So I will simply suggest that you either skim the transcript or listen to the show. There was an amazing meeting of two minds, Angela and Brad, both with tons of experience working with clients and WooCommerce. This one is really worth the listen if you do agency work or build sites for WooCommerce store owners.
Connect with Angela
Yes, this is the transcript. But not in the traditional sense, transcribed word for word. We do not speak as we write. Often the flow of transcribed content is hard to follow. So I have taken it a few steps further by seriously editing, at times, the conversation and even using my editorial freedom to clarify some points. So enjoy.