In this series we’ll be sitting down with small business owners who used MOJO Marketplace tools and services to establish their online presence.
This month we chat with Phil and Tom from Flick Picks, a film industry podcast. Both Phil and Tom aspire to film and television careers and dial up insightful and entertaining commentary on the latest Hollywood news.
They build their site in January of 2016 and have been focussed on building their podcast following ever since.
Tell us about your business
“Hi! We are Phil and Tom. We host and produce a weekly movie podcast that discusses the latest news, trailers, rumors & reviews. It’s called Flick Picks with Phil and Tom.
Our company is pretty small. It consists of just Phil and Tom. We do everything in house. From recording, editing, mixing and publishing a weekly film podcast to updating our website and social media with fresh and relevant content.”
Why did you need a website?
“The entertainment industry is fast paced and ever changing. To keep our fans and ourselves up to date with the latest news and reviews we needed a home base. Our website is the perfect medium to achieve this and has been a tremendous help with getting ourselves exposure.”
Which MOJO products did you use to create your site?
“We used the WordPress All in One service to jump start our website build. It came with a demo set up service to help with initial configuration. We also purchased the WordPress SEO and Sitemap service to start building search engine rankings.
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Why did you choose WordPress?
“We chose WordPress because we wanted something that would look great, but also be user friendly to set up. Neither of us has any experience in coding or web design, but we still wanted something that we could maintain, and still look professional. WordPress has been an incredible help in giving us the tools we need to make our content and website stand out among the rest. ”
Tell us about your experience with MOJO
Difficulties: “In the beginning there was a learning curve with WordPress. It took some getting used to. But after coaching and watching a few tutorial videos, we were able to really take advantage of it.”
“Now it’s pretty much all a breeze. Uploading, scheduling and everything else that you can think of is just simple now, which is just what we need, as a majority of our time has to go into the recording and editing of the podcast itself, which our core business.”
How’s your site doing?
“It’s going great! Traffic is increasing and it feels like everyday we are learning new things and implementing them to the site. Still trying to come up with a funny 404 page...”
Any advice for Small Business Owners seeking to build their own WordPress Site?
“Don’t be scared, grasshopper. It may seem like a huge mountain to climb, but trust us it’s extremely doable. There are people that can help if you ever need it, but WP is embraced for its user-friendliness. And that was and still is the biggest selling point in our minds.“
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