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WordCamp Toronto 2013
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WordCamp Toronto 2013
WordCamp Toronto 2013
WordCamp Toronto 2013
WordCamp Toronto 2013
WordCamp Toronto 2013
WordCamp Toronto 2013
WordCamp Toronto 2013
WordCamp Toronto 2013
WordCamp Toronto 2013
WordCamp Toronto 2013
WordCamp Toronto 2013
WordCamp Toronto 2013
WordCamp Toronto 2013
WordCamp Toronto 2013
WordCamp Toronto 2013
WordCamp Toronto 2013
WordCamp Toronto 2013
WordCamp Toronto 2013
WordCamp Toronto 2013
WordCamp Toronto 2013
WordCamp Toronto 2013
WordCamp Toronto 2013
WordCamp Toronto 2013
WordCamp Toronto 2013
WordCamp Toronto 2013
WordCamp Toronto 2013
WordCamp Toronto 2013
WordCamp Toronto 2013
WordCamp Toronto 2013
WordCamp Toronto 2013
WordCamp Toronto 2013
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  • 1. @thisismyurl Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 2. How WordPress let me quit the rat race. WordCamp Toronto 2013 #wcto2013 / @wcyyz @thisismyurl Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 3. Who am I? @thisismyurl Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 4. Who am I? • started my career as a film stripper; • became a graphic designer, and art director; • worked for ad agencies, papers & magazines; • started developing with WordPress in 2008; @thisismyurl • continue to learn from the community daily; Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 5. How to make a living with WordPress @thisismyurl Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 6. WordPress is awesome. @thisismyurl Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 7. @thisismyurl Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 8. @thisismyurl WordPress to power your website. Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 9. @thisismyurl Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 10. @thisismyurl Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 11. @thisismyurl Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 12. @thisismyurl Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 13. @thisismyurl Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 14. @thisismyurl WP Engine or Bluehost to host your website. Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 15. @thisismyurl Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 16. @thisismyurl ManageWP to manage your website. Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 17. Free is not a business model. @thisismyurl Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 18. WordPress for consultants. @thisismyurl Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 19. @thisismyurl 60 million installations. Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 20. @thisismyurl 60 million installations. 51 million do not run 3.6 Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 21. @thisismyurl 85% of you see PacMan. Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 22. @thisismyurl 85% of you see PacMan. I see $2,550,000,000. Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 23. Making a living WordPress. @thisismyurl Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 24. Making a living WordPress. • 51,000,000 websites are security risks; • $50 per website to update and fix this; • $2.55 billion (with a b) in market potential; • updating takes ~15 minutes per site; @thisismyurl • representing a $390,000/yr income potential; Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 25. WordPress for bloggers. @thisismyurl Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 26. @thisismyurl Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 27. @thisismyurl • teach yourself HTML; • teach yourself CSS; • teach yourself JS; • teach yourself PHP; Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 28. @thisismyurl WordPress for bloggers. Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 29. @thisismyurl • reach out and meet other bloggers; • comment on blogs, contribute to stories; • participate in forums, help other users; • help people learn from you; WordPress for bloggers. Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 30. @thisismyurl WordPress for bloggers. Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 31. @thisismyurl • blog regularly (daily or weekly); • own a network, regardless of which one; • promote others, socially and in posts; • improve your content everyday; WordPress for bloggers. • learn to deep link, and do it regularly; Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 32. @thisismyurl WordPress for bloggers. Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 33. @thisismyurl • search engine optimization matters; • use Editflow to enforce best practices; • feel free to ignore After the Deadline; • don’t focus on your ads; WordPress for bloggers. • don’t focus on your theme; Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 34. WordPress for sellers. @thisismyurl Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 35. @thisismyurl Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 36. @thisismyurl • seamless theme integration; • download digital content; • manage plugin / theme licensing; • track downloads; Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 37. @thisismyurl Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 38. @thisismyurl • sell online; • easy integration with payment gateways; • shipping calculators, and gateways; • sell physical goods; Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 39. @thisismyurl Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 40. @thisismyurl • support and community forums; • membership pages and business directory; • niche social network for a product; • member focused community; Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 41. Pray for help and swim for shore. @thisismyurl Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 42. @thisismyurl Ask for help. Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 43. @thisismyurl • WordPress.org community forums; • follow experts on Twitter; • participate in forums, help other users; • become active in the support forums; Ask for help. Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 44. @thisismyurl Offer help. Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 45. @thisismyurl • write plugins and themes; • contribute to other peoples contributions; • contribute to the Codex; • contribute to Core; Offer help. Tuesday, 8 October, 13
  • 46. @thisismyurl Tuesday, 8 October, 13

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