Asking for help… something I don’t like.

Wohoo! Another week has begun and this is my sixth blog post about my plugin journey to share with you. As a reminder, I started this because I have a personal goal (to get more traffic for my WordPress plugin in six months) and because I read the book Traffic Secrets by Russel Brunson who wrote that it would be a good idea to share my journey.

I’m not sure if writing these articles will help me at all, because it actually stops me from doing my work. The whole endeavor here is a one-man show. That means: I do everything myself: Coding, marketing, and support. This has worked very well in the past, but the income is in a range that is just enough. It’s never been enough for big jumps. That’s why the plan with “more traffic”, of course.

This all sounds totally dumb. But actually it’s not. Because I really love it! I love coding and I love doing the other things that go along with it. For example the design (everything you see on and around SNIP and the website is mostly lovingly designed by hand by myself).
I also do the support myself. This is probably the reason why many of my customers appreciate the support so much. I always give my best and somehow people feel that (if you can speak of “feel” here).

Asking for help – my first try

But doing everything alone (and liking it) shows the downside. I do not like to ask for help. I do not know why. I’ve always had to earn everything myself, but I think that’s great, because I’ve always seeking for challenges.

Anyway… due to the fact that I’m really into the traffic topic right now I’m willing to change my spots. So I decided to ask my newsletter subscribers for help. I’ve asked them to download the FREE version of the plugin, check it out and give me a 5-star review on my WordPress Plugin page (see: SNIP – Structured Data and Schema WordPress Plugin) if they like it.

I also asked for advice if there is an online marker among the subscribers who is knowledgeable on the subject. The whole thing took place about an hour ago. Due to the fact that my customers are spread all over the world and it’s night somewhere now, I don’t even want to go into the numbers yet. Maybe I will do that in the next blogpost.

Stay on track

Another big problem is that I stay on track, focusing mostly on two things:

  1. Getting more Traffic.
  2. Keep up the development work.

I currently use the app Tappsk as a todo list. It reminds me of certain things that take place repetitively. For example, checking to see what questions my BuddyBot is receiving. After all, it has to be trained so that it answer actual support questions for me.

I have started to write a weekly todo list. I use the app “GoodNotes” for this. It’s the first day I’m using it. I got all my todos done. (Yey!) Beyond that, there’s not much to report on success here yet either.

That’s it for now! As always: Let me know what you think. Shoot me an email to info [at] wp – buddy [dot] com and let me know!