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James Laws
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Lives in Cleveland, TN
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The truth is I’ve never been a solo founder. At least not of anything that had the potential to really take off. I have started things with others and then found myself picking up all the slack and eventually doing it all by myself. Based on that…
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It sounds like you've had some bad partners. Any accomplishment of any worth will have a great support team in place. No one can do it all themselves. 
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Leading up to CaboPress I felt increasingly guilty… I mean… Cabo. For a “conference”! I received similar responses from everyone I told, a healthy dose of skepticism and an eye roll were normal, and by the time we got to the airport I wasn’t sure if we’d…
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Deciding what get’s released as a paid add-on and what get’s rolled right into the free core plugin may be one of the most challenging things in your add-on business’s success. There are a number of different views on this topic but the two most common…
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I get a great deal of questions on how to be successful with the “freemium + add-ons” business model. I suppose the word has started to get out that Ninja Forms is doing really, really well and they want to know how we did it. The truth is we’re still…
I get a great deal of questions on how to be successful with the “freemium + add-ons” business model. I suppose the word has started to get out that Ninja Forms is doing really, really well and the...
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I have a love/hate relationship with the idea of affiliates. On one hand I’m not a fan of people only promoting my products because I’m offering them money to do so. On the other hand, if I believe in the products that I provide what do I care who sent…
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As I’m building momentum into this new year I’m thinking a lot about onboarding. Onboarding is basically the process of getting a new individual the needed information and skills to perform a task effectively. While the concept is most commonly used when…
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When I was an employee people would say that I had a really strong work ethic, but when I left the office and was working on my own thing, most thought I was obsessive. I’m a driven individual. I have a few interests outside of my work, but work is also…
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There are a few ways one can raise their profile and get noticed in any community. This is an important skill as it pertains to business. You can be loud. You can be opinionated. You can be prideful and arrogant fighting injustices that only exist in your…
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I could provide you a hundred great reasons why the add-on business model is one of my favorites, but today I’m only going to give you one. Building Loyalty Ever stopped to think why Apple users are so loyal? Why almost all they use are Apple products?…
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There is a pitfall with being successful that is very dangerous because most never see it coming. It’s subtle at first and sneaks in under the radar with the success itself. Sure, for some it’s already latched itself onto it’s host far before the success,…
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Our most popular product, Ninja Forms, is extremely powerful and flexible. I firmly believe it is the most feature rich free WordPress form building plugin available. But it’s not perfect. We’ve been thinking a lot about user experience over at the WP…
Our most popular product, Ninja Forms, is extremely powerful and flexible. I firmly believe it is the most feature rich free WordPress form building plugin available. But it’s not perfect. We’ve be...
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I probably should have posted this earlier, but regaining momentum after the long holiday season has been a little slower than I hoped. I think I’m getting there now so it’s time to really buckle down and focus. 2014 was a great year filled with huge wins…
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Web Developer
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  • I'm the owner and one of the developers at WP Ninjas. WordPress is my job and my hobby.
    Owner, 2006 - present
  • Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union
    Web Administrator, 2007 - present
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I love WordPress and building awesome tools for it and awesome sites with it. I have a few plugins available in the WordPress Repository including Ninja Forms. Most are available as FREE and PRO versions.

If you are going to follow me I would love to here what your interests are so I can make sure I place you in the appropriate circle. Below are the type of content I post most often. Send me a message and let me know which one you would like to be in. That way you don't have top see stuff you don't want. :)
  • WordPress
  • Technology
  • Spirituality
Those are my biggies so if you would like to have a chance on what I write on any of those topics be sure to let me know.

You can check more about my WordPress world at http://wpninjas.net

And more of my spiritual writings at http://xchurch.net
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Cleveland, TN
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Utica, NY - Rome, NY - Westmoreland, NY