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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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Dos and Don'ts for WordPress Startups Dos and Don'ts for WordPress Startups Presentation Transcript

  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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