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  • A New Starter, a Life Defining Moment, and Overwhelm!

  • Gary

    Member
    March 24, 2021 at 7:38 am

    Hi everyone, I’m a new starter, not even a full member (although I have a feeling I will be!). I’m in a position that I know has impacted many people in the last 12 months! My main career working as a software engineer on Aircraft control systems is on hold due to Covid! I was a freelancer working for Rolls-Royce and other companies. But at the moment there are no contracts! So I’m keen to create a business that is more in tune with my passions!

    My other passion is the Internet, the technology, security, coding, servers, linux, WordPress, I love it all. I have a website designedforpixels.com which I want to be a focus for good quality, more personal WordPress services like support, care plans, hosting, courses!

    I also have a plugin called ‘WP Cloud Server’ approved by WordPress that allows developers and agencies to sell hosting using services like DigitalOcean, Cloudways, RunCloud, and more with add-on modules coming to add services! It integrates with WooCommerce or Easy Digital Downloads! It has it’s own website! But take-up is very small.

    The problem is that it feels too much! I’m overwhelmed! I think I need a more focussed idea of where I’m heading. I think I’m too stuck in the ways I’ve always done things. I keep getting new ideas that distract me! But I want to have a business that provides a service! I think I have the skills, but not the business sense!

    I would love some feedback. Peoples thoughts?

    Gary

  • David Risley

    Administrator
    March 24, 2021 at 8:44 am

    WP Cloud Server sounds interesting. Do you have a website for it?

    I think you need to pick one and see it through. Doesn’t mean you will only do one thing… just one thing at a time. 🙂 And, that plug-in sounds like it could have interest, but perhaps just isn’t marktered well.

    • Gary

      Member
      March 24, 2021 at 9:04 am

      Hi David, thanks for the reply. Yes. The plugin is at wpcloudserver.dev, and yes it probably has been poorly marketed!! I tend to get stuck in a loop and spent years playing with themes and plugins, and never really ‘sorting’ the main business. This was fine when I had a career but now I need to focus! Really, I think the plugin has potential, but I’ve created the designedforpixels.com website to bring in some cash from services I can offer now, like support! which I know is probably the wrong approach, and two websites is hard work!

    • David Risley

      Administrator
      March 26, 2021 at 11:20 am

      If you’ve got the time and passion for creating WordPress plug-ins, it is definitely something that has more potential than doing another WordPress agency site. Service providers like that are, frankly, a commodity. The great thing about plugins is that they offer an instant solution to people.

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