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A simple slideshow about tips on how to make money with WordPress from iThemes founder Cory Miller

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How to Make Money with WordPress How to Make Money with WordPress Presentation Transcript

  • How to Make Moneywith WordPress& Other HeresyBy Cory Miller
  • FIRST THINGS FIRSTYES! It’s OK to makemoney with WP.
  • You Disagree?Then move out of yourparent’s basement!
  • But back tothe real world ...
  • WordPress isHUGE.
  • The COMMUNITYis why WordPress isgetting even BIGGER.
  • I could put stats here(or make them up)but you’re reading thisso you already know.
  • Opportunities abound.
  • For those who wantto provide real valueand do business theright way.
  • How toMake Moneyin 4 Categories
  • 1. Publishing
  • WordPress is still theBEST in the game ateasy web publishing.
  • Showcase content& market globally.
  • Start a blog.Build a membership site.Get your businessonline easily.
  • Great Examples 40 of Top 100 Technorati Blogs on WP PLUSGM, UPS, Old Spice
  • Recommended Reading ProBlogger.netContent Rules Book
  • 2. Services
  • Someone pays youto do something withWP for them.
  • Primarily, web designand developmentfor clients.
  • Also, supporting,updating, maintaining,training & writing.
  • Huge opportunityfor skilled, dependableWP Pros.
  • Great Examples EWebscapes.com WebDevStudios.comCreative.iThemes.com
  • 3. Products
  • Themes
  • Extremely competitiveIf I can do a theme,you probably can.
  • Plugins
  • Getting morecompetitive.Few can do it.
  • BY THE WAY ...They DON’T haveto be all PAID.FREE themes &plugins are greatmarketing vehicles.
  • HostedServices
  • Everybody dreams ofrecurring revenue.
  • Akismet VaultPress WPEngine PagelyBuildaWebsite.com HostGator
  • Speaking & Training
  • Teaching others about WP
  • See These Examples WebDesign.comWPClassroom.comInterconnectit.com BobWP.com Digging into WP WP for Dummies
  • Affiliates
  • Make money sellingothers’ products toyour audience.
  • OR you couldjust get hired!
  • We are always lookingfor talent & fit.Also, Automattic.com& WebDevStudios.com
  • The best wayto get hired is to bedang good & love WP.
  • Ask @Nacin, @JJJor @ChrisJean.
  • Tips forMaking Money
  • Prerequisite:You have to WANTto make money.
  • 1. Hello World!
  • You have to actuallyUSE the software.
  • Learn it.Master it.Know it forwardand backward.
  • Start blogging with it.
  • Get a playground site& break everythingyou can.
  • 2. Embed Yourself
  • Start networking.
  • Join a WP Meetup Group(or start one!)
  • Stalk WP celebson Twitter.
  • Attend a WordCamp.
  • Hang out online.WP Support Forums& WPCandy
  • If you’re a coder,help the Core Team.
  • 3. Bleed the Brand.
  • Or Get the Tattoo
  • Champion WordPress.Everywhere.
  • Teach & help othersget started.
  • You know ‘WordPress’ALWAYS has a Capital P. P
  • ...and it drives you nutswhen it’s not capitalized.
  • 4. Solve CommonProblems for People
  • Find a need and fill it.
  • See how youcan save people time,money & energy.
  • The BEST products &services fill in gapsor take over wheresoftware stops.
  • That’s what we’vedone since 2008.
  • And keep doing overand over and over...
  • Some things flop.Some things take off.
  • 5. Play Nicely with Others
  • Nobody likes to hangaround or do businesswith jerks.
  • The world doesn’t needmore trolls & idiots.
  • Neither does WP.
  • And your customers& clients will knowthe difference.
  • Now...
  • Go make some moneywith WordPress!
  • This is me... cory@ithemes.com @corymiller303
  • Need a Partner to HelpMake Money with WordPress? iThemes.com/toolkit