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Dos and Don’ts forWordPress StartupsSiobhan McKeown
Me!Siobhan McKeownFounder of Words for WPWordPress Documentation Specialist
What Types of WordPress Businesses are there?
“If it were not for the insane popularity andsuccess of the WordPress software, as well asits open source nature and the G...
Training                SEO Expert             WordPress ManagementTheme ShopBlogging                                     ...
Do...
Bootstrap
WordPress Benefits = Features
Encourage Feedback
Provide Excellent Support
Appear Professional
Get Involved
Research!
Be Proactive with Clients
Have commitment....
....and Faith.
Don’t...
Have too many cooks founders
Copy other businesses
Set it and Forget it
Forget to Delegate
Assume OS means you won’t get stomped
Hack the Core!
The Next Big Thing?
Niche Networks
Verticals
Large Consultancy Firms
Thanks for Listening!
@SiobhanPMcKeownsiobhan@wordsforwp.comhttp://siobhanmckeown.comhttp://wordsforwp.com
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    1. 1. Dos and Don’ts forWordPress StartupsSiobhan McKeown
    2. 2. Me!Siobhan McKeownFounder of Words for WPWordPress Documentation Specialist
    3. 3. What Types of WordPress Businesses are there?
    4. 4. “If it were not for the insane popularity andsuccess of the WordPress software, as well asits open source nature and the GPL, the‘WordPress Economy‘ [...] would not be nearlyas successful and strong as it now is today – -thank you, WordPress!” Lisa Sabin Wilson, author WordPress for Dummies
    5. 5. Training SEO Expert WordPress ManagementTheme ShopBlogging TranslationSupport Hosting Plugin Marketplace Niche Network Theme Framework Theme ThemeMultisite Network Marketplace Publishing Designer Theme Marketplace PluginTheme Developer Developer Documentation & Copywriting Plugin Shop Consultancy
    6. 6. Do...
    7. 7. Bootstrap
    8. 8. WordPress Benefits = Features
    9. 9. Encourage Feedback
    10. 10. Provide Excellent Support
    11. 11. Appear Professional
    12. 12. Get Involved
    13. 13. Research!
    14. 14. Be Proactive with Clients
    15. 15. Have commitment....
    16. 16. ....and Faith.
    17. 17. Don’t...
    18. 18. Have too many cooks founders
    19. 19. Copy other businesses
    20. 20. Set it and Forget it
    21. 21. Forget to Delegate
    22. 22. Assume OS means you won’t get stomped
    23. 23. Hack the Core!
    24. 24. The Next Big Thing?
    25. 25. Niche Networks
    26. 26. Verticals
    27. 27. Large Consultancy Firms
    28. 28. Thanks for Listening!
    29. 29. @SiobhanPMcKeownsiobhan@wordsforwp.comhttp://siobhanmckeown.comhttp://wordsforwp.com
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