Dos and Don'ts for WordPress Startups

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The slides for my presentation for WordCamp Netherlands. Thanks to @karmatosed for the slides!

The slides for my presentation for WordCamp Netherlands. Thanks to @karmatosed for the slides!

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  • 1. Dos and Don’ts forWordPress StartupsSiobhan McKeown
  • 2. Me!Siobhan McKeownFounder of Words for WPWordPress Documentation Specialist
  • 3. What Types of WordPress Businesses are there?
  • 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. 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. Do...
  • 7. Bootstrap
  • 8. WordPress Benefits = Features
  • 9. Encourage Feedback
  • 10. Provide Excellent Support
  • 11. Appear Professional
  • 12. Get Involved
  • 13. Research!
  • 14. Be Proactive with Clients
  • 15. Have commitment....
  • 16. ....and Faith.
  • 17. Don’t...
  • 18. Have too many cooks founders
  • 19. Copy other businesses
  • 20. Set it and Forget it
  • 21. Forget to Delegate
  • 22. Assume OS means you won’t get stomped
  • 23. Hack the Core!
  • 24. The Next Big Thing?
  • 25. Niche Networks
  • 26. Verticals
  • 27. Large Consultancy Firms
  • 28. Thanks for Listening!
  • 29. @SiobhanPMcKeownsiobhan@wordsforwp.comhttp://siobhanmckeown.comhttp://wordsforwp.com