Mason James

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with Mason James

WPValet

Building a successful business is all about adding value to your customers, pricing that value accordingly and then optimising your processes internally so that you can deliver that value at a profit. Mason James from WP Valet has done this very well and tells us how in this episode of the WP Elevation podcast.

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Win Prizes

I'm giving away a copy of 'The Dip' by Seth Godin. Simply tell us your biggest success or biggest challenge with value-based pricing - getting away from your hourly rate, and if this is important to you. Leave your comment below and we'll get Mason back in a few weeks to award the prize.

Congratulations Yael! Mason has chosen you as the podcast prize winner. (Sept '14)

Show Notes

Some of the highlights of this episode include:

  • Mason’s tip for anyone starting a business: “You gotta try, right?”
  • Our mutual love for Andrew Warner at Mixergy
  • Discovering Apollo project management software (beware shiny object)
  • How to get great partnerships with big vendors like WP Engine

Elevation Round Answers
Here are Mason’s answers to the questions in our Elevation round. Watch the interview to get the full scoop.

  1. Themselves
  2. Vendor relationships
  3. Don’t start
  4. Ask about the risks involved
  5. Spreadsheets and calendar reminders
  6. Good communication and setting expectations
  7. Reward them
  8. Listen

 

Reach Out

You can reach out and thank Mason JamesĀ onĀ @masonjames.

Suggested Guest

Mason suggested I interview Vid Luther from Pressable. Vid, keep your eyes on your inbox.

Competition Hint

Hint: to enter the competition, leave a comment below and tell Mason and my good self the biggest challenge or the biggest success you’ve had with value-based pricing.

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Troy Dean

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I am the Founder of Agency Mavericks. The reason I get out of bed every day is because I love helping people to grow their web design or digital marketing businesses. I do this through coaching, creating courses, speaking, consulting and heading up our awesome community.

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