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Neerav Bhatt's short 5-10 minute presentation for Wordcamp Australia 2008

Neerav Bhatt's short 5-10 minute presentation for Wordcamp Australia 2008

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  • 06/06/09 15:34 © 2007 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries. The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.

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  • 1. Wordcamp Australia 2008 - Neerav Bhatt - www.neeravbhatt.com “ The Best $5 I Ever Spent”
  • 2. Wordcamp Australia 2008 - Neerav Bhatt - www.neeravbhatt.com I Donated $US5 to Matt in mid-2004 because I was impressed with WP v 1.2-mingus
  • 3. Wordcamp Australia 2008 - Neerav Bhatt - www.neeravbhatt.com I realised that Wordpress used on the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) Platform <div style=&quot;display: block;&quot;> <h3><a name=&quot;popular&quot; id=&quot;popular&quot;>Most Popular Articles</a></h3> <ul> <?php query_posts('cat=17'); if (have_posts()) : while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?> <li><a class=&quot;title_pop&quot; href=&quot;<?php the_permalink() ?>&quot; title=&quot;<?php the_title(); ?>&quot; rel=&quot;bookmark&quot;><b><?php the_title(); ?></b></a> &nbsp;&nbsp; <b><?php comments_number(__('(No comments)'), __('(1 comment)'), __('(% comments)')); ?></b> <br /> <? $excerpt = the_excerpt_rss(); ?> </li> <?php endwhile; else: ?> <p><?php _e('Sorry, no posts matched your criteria.'); ?></p> <?php endif; ?> </ul> </div> = Reliable content publishing system allowing me to tweak the code as I wished
  • 4. Wordcamp Australia 2008 - Neerav Bhatt - www.neeravbhatt.com First blog posts were to save useful information for my own use… but traffic to the blog grew and I realised other people found the information useful
  • 5. Wordcamp Australia 2008 - Neerav Bhatt - www.neeravbhatt.com So you’re wondering why donating to Wordpress was the best US$5 I ever spent
  • 6. Wordcamp Australia 2008 - Neerav Bhatt - www.neeravbhatt.com Wordpress has connected me with like minded people & new friends around the world Ben from Colorado , USA wearing www.roadlesstravelled.com.au t - shirt I sent him
  • 7. Wordcamp Australia 2008 - Neerav Bhatt - www.neeravbhatt.com N ot a public i ty seeker by nature but when my Wordpress blogs bec a me popular , media coverage created a reputation for me that had unexpected spin-off benefits
  • 8. Wordcamp Australia 2008 - Neerav Bhatt - www.neeravbhatt.com I ’ m a technology loving geek l ike most (all?) people at this Wordcamp conference Because of my blogs I’ve been able to review cool new gadgets & get media passes to events eg: CEBIT SEO/Internet marketing conference
  • 9. Wordcamp Australia 2008 - Neerav Bhatt - www.neeravbhatt.com Advertising revenue from my blogs + spin-off income from consulting gigs + other work gained from my reputation as a blogger has meant I can earn a great living while helping people solve their information needs
  • 10. Wordcamp Australia 2008 - Neerav Bhatt - www.neeravbhatt.com I know people will ask so: “No Google Adsense isn’t my only blog advertising revenue source ” Other major sources include: Direct Ad Sales and Affiliate links to products/services I recommend
  • 11. Wordcamp Australia 2008 - Neerav Bhatt - www.neeravbhatt.com For all these reasons giving Matt $US5 for creating Wordpress is “The Best $5 I Ever Spent”
  • 12. Wordcamp Australia 2008 - Neerav Bhatt - www.neeravbhatt.com Related Links
    • About Me, TV & Newspaper Interviews / Media Mentions - www.neeravbhatt.com
    • How I Earn Lots Of Money By Blogging - www.bhatt.id.au/blog/how-i-earn-lots-of-money-by-blogging/
    • Rambling Thoughts Blog www.bhatt.id.au/blog/ - many varied articles on topics like Personal Finance, TV Shows, Technology Reviews, Politics, Environment, Books and more
    • Road Less Travelled Blog www.roadlesstravelled.com.au Travel Tales, Reviews and Photos from places around the world off the beaten track
    • View this presentation online at www.slideshare.net/neeravbhatt/wordcamp-2008-presentation/
  • 13. Wordcamp Australia 2008 - Neerav Bhatt - www.neeravbhatt.com Acknowledgements & Thank Yous
    • Matt Mullenweg for creating Wordpress
    • Wordcamp Australia organising crew for
    • giving me the chance to make this short presentation
    • Powerpoint Template – http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/TC102867091033.aspx?CategoryID=CT101450161033
    • $ US 5 Note image – www.flickr.com/photos/mustafanafees/386338826/
    • Transparent Wordpress logo - www.woothemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/wordpress_logo.png
    • Photo of Ben wearing www.roadlesstravelled.com.au t-shirt - http://picasaweb.google.com/blackbeerben/4X4ToMtSherman