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Sprout Invoices

Big Man, Freshbooks

Update: A rep from Freshbooks reached out to me days after this post, and we started a conversation that led to me talking with with their SEM lead. They said the bids on the “Sprout Invoices” term was unintentional and an automated process via broad match and keyword insertion; I don’t completely agree that it was fully automated knowing a little about […]

Speaking Tour

One of my new year goals is to do more talks, specifically speaking at meet-ups. Yesterday was my first; not the first of the year, my first talk that I’ve given to a complete set of strangers — ever. My hope that it would be easy to do a simple overview of Sprout Invoices was wrong. […]

Still in Business

Sprout Apps made it’s first dollar on this date last year! The best thing has to be that I’m still making dollars! If you want to know more about all the things that happened over at Sprout Apps I’ve published (some-what of) a year in review. I tried my best to show how much Sprout Invoices has grown as […]

E-Mail Marketing for the Win! I hate myself…

If that is your reaction to someone saying “email marketing” or “drip email marketing” I want to be your friend, I have the same reaction too but I’m going to get through this… …and before I go into how I’m using Customer.io for Sprout Apps, I’d like to share some personal history about why I had thought the only way for […]

The Case for Using Single Licenses and How to Implement with Easy Digital Downloads & Software Licensing

At Sprout Apps I wanted Sprout Invoices to be the only product that had a license, with all add-ons (or extensions) using that license to receive automatic updates (or validate against). This provides a lot of benefits, mainly:  a better customer experience, and improved recurring sales. If you’re not with me, consider your customer’s point […]

EDD Recurring Payments & Discounts: Solution

As a follow to my EDD Recurring Payments & Discounts: Proposal I’d like to share my solution. Let me set this up for you first. Here’s the pricing options for Sprout Invoices. Note: the customer pays the “Signup Fee” and the “Price” initially, I’ve written about a proposal to change this already. The discount is for 25% off […]

EDD Recurring Payments & Discounts: Proposal

Pricing a premium plugin is hard. I’ve written publicly about the multiple pricing options for Sprout Invoices and after this weekend at WordCamp LAX talking to a lot of great people, I’ve already concluded improvements to streamline and simplify purchasing are needed. However, the pricing structure won’t change anytime soon, even if EDD discount codes don’t like it. For the upcoming WordCamp and WPAPPStore promotions I need to […]

Jumping Head First into the Unknown WordPress Project

For the last several years I’ve working hard, head down developing and supporting Smart eCart (formally GBS) . Recently I’ve moved away from working full-time on that project but found myself without a clear direction as to what was next. I contemplating getting back into full-time freelancing web development; for a stretch I was toying with getting a “real job” […]

Dan Cameron

I build stuff with WordPress

I'm currently building Sprout Apps to help small businesses and freelancers running WordPress.