Scaling Your WordPress Business – My Interview with Kai Davis WPCP: 072

Kai and I connected through an awesome mutual friend, Mary Lou Kayser (awesome person btw and I will definitely have her on the podcast!
I’m so grateful when people connect with other people they know! You just never know where that connection may lead (for both parties!) – Kai was no exception.

Kai used to work as a director of marketing for a large construction company in Oregon. He managed requests for their proposals and large bids for projects. From there became a front-end word press developer, working as an independent consultant by helping people build their websites and solve their marketing problems. He then realized he wanted to help his clients work on a higher value problem that they wanted to solve, such as getting more traffic and help them build relationships online.

Questions I Asked:

  1. Why is there consistently a progression to higher-end consultations for front end developers?
  2. What challenges did Kai go through when he began his business?
  3. What common mistakes do people make with their websites?
  4. What is Kai’s “Website X-Ray?”
  5. How does someone drive traffic to their website?
  6. Where does social media sit in relation to SEO?
  7. What are some important steps to take to get a better result with link building?

Things You’ll Learn:

  1. How important it is for consultants to always be looking forward to a new area to drive or deliver value in. 
  2. How to give your client not only what they want, but also what they need. 
  3. There’s a difference between just being a tool to a client and helping them achieve what they need. 
  4. Why working it’s important to just be the working help, but the partner on a project.
  5. What the best approach to SEO is.
  6. The importance of connecting on-site and off-site optimization. 

“There’s a difference between asking say, an architect, for a really nice hammer, and asking the architect to help you build the house of your dreams…”  

Kai Davis

Where to Connect with Kai

Website | Facebook | Twitter

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Kim Doyal

Hi, I'm Kim Doyal: Entrepreneur, Podcaster, ContentCreator, Optimist. Over 13 years into this online business journey, I believe that #EverythingIsContent and we can all #JustShowUP. Creator of #FtheHustle movement and Co-founder of the Content Creators Planner.


  1. Sandi Eveleth on September 11, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Well, of COURSE you know how I feel about Connections 😉

    Great podcast episode, Kim. Love hearing any successes when it comes to making connections.

    • Kim Doyal on September 11, 2015 at 4:15 pm

      Thanks Sandi!
      I learned from the master! 🙂

  2. Don Silvernail on September 16, 2015 at 4:31 am


    This was the most amazing guest! Kai was not only informative but had great personality and was inspiring to listen to! Keep up the good work.

    Thank you!

    • Kim Doyal on September 17, 2015 at 8:33 am

      Thanks so much Don!
      Kai was definitely a great guest 🙂
      I really appreciate you listening too! Have an awesome day!

  3. Ahmed on October 25, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    god, I love that episode 😀

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