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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