12 Qualities to Look for When Hiring Remote Employees

Building and managing remote teams is no longer just a trend. It is the reality many companies and even more employees face and love every single day. It’s a lifestyle and business decision they have adopted based on many reasons like saving money, traveling more often, spending more time with loved ones and enjoying their lives in a way that was thought as utopic just a while ago.

The pros and cons of working remotely

The same overarching technology trends driving transformation throughout the business world — most notably cloud computing and the smartphone revolution — are also fueling both the demand and potential for remote workers. From Google Docs to Slack, ever-evolving collaboration and communication tools have made it easier than ever for remote teams to efficiently get things done.

On changing careers

Changing jobs is hard. Changing careers is even harder. I’ve had a few people ask me recently what I look for when interviewing potential new hires. It’s a hard question to answer, because every role is different, but there are common characteristics I look for, no matter if we’re hiring someone who has been in tech for years or not at all.

Calculating the Profitability of WordPress Themes

This post is a response to Chris Lema’s post titled, “Four mistakes WordPress theme vendors make.” Chris makes some fantastic points about theme companies that I must reiterate here and also expound upon.

As a leader of a company that sells themes, calculating the potential profitability of a single WordPress theme is absolutely critical to building a business around them. There are other factors, such as determining the size of a potential market for niche themes and understanding the needs of the consumer, but for now, I’d like to break down the expenses and potential sales of your average WordPress theme, throwing out outliers like Divi, X Theme, and Avada.