Rebecca Gill Speaker Interview


Rebecca GillRebecca is founder and president of Web Savvy Marketing. She has a well-rounded business background and over fifteen years of experience in sales and online marketing. Her love for WordPress website design and her strong belief in the user experience is equally matched by her fascination with search engine optimization, blogging, and marketing through social media. Rebecca provides one-on-one coaching, is a WordCamp organizer, and speaks at various WordCamps throughout the country.

Rebecca will be presenting “Be the Peacock: Creating and Loving Your Online Brand” at 11am in the Henderson Room and will also be participating in the “Building a WordPress Business” panel at 1:30pm in the Vandenberg Room.

Why do you use WordPress?

I love WordPress due to it’s flexibility and ease of use. Not only is it open source, you can do almost anything with WordPress which makes it a perfect solution for small businesses and bloggers.

When and how did you start using WordPress?

I first started using WordPress on a corporate blog. I absolutely fell in love with it and six months later I launched a company based on it.

What would you tell someone to convince them to attend a WordCamp?

WordCamps are about connecting with the community. While you learn a great deal from the presentations, the ability to mingle and connect is what makes WordCamps worth the time and money to attend.

Tell us about something awesome you’ve experienced at a WordCamp in the past.

Groupies. Unexpected, but oh so fun.

What is your favorite part of WordCamps?

Hallway discussions.

What advice do you have for anyone looking to start or grow a WordPress based business?

Make sure you know about running a business and marketing that business. It is more than just code or design. If you don’t have the skill-set, outsource it.

Tell us something awesome about yourself that is not WordPress related.

I’m really OCD.

What has been your biggest WordPress related accomplishment to date?

Building websites for Michigan State University. Just plain fun and my kids are super proud.

Fill in the blank for other attendees: “If you __________ then you should come talk to me at WordCamp”.

Want a frank answer on anything WordPress.

What is your favorite WordPress related resource?

WP Beginner

Where can we find you online?