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How to Make Money with WordPress

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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

  1. 1. How to Make Moneywith WordPress& Other HeresyBy Cory Miller
  2. 2. FIRST THINGS FIRSTYES! It’s OK to makemoney with WP.
  3. 3. You Disagree?Then move out of yourparent’s basement!
  4. 4. But back tothe real world ...
  5. 5. WordPress isHUGE.
  6. 6. The COMMUNITYis why WordPress isgetting even BIGGER.
  7. 7. I could put stats here(or make them up)but you’re reading thisso you already know.
  8. 8. Opportunities abound.
  9. 9. For those who wantto provide real valueand do business theright way.
  10. 10. How toMake Moneyin 4 Categories
  11. 11. 1. Publishing
  12. 12. WordPress is still theBEST in the game ateasy web publishing.
  13. 13. Showcase content& market globally.
  14. 14. Start a blog.Build a membership site.Get your businessonline easily.
  15. 15. Great Examples 40 of Top 100 Technorati Blogs on WP PLUSGM, UPS, Old Spice
  16. 16. Recommended Reading ProBlogger.netContent Rules Book
  17. 17. 2. Services
  18. 18. Someone pays youto do something withWP for them.
  19. 19. Primarily, web designand developmentfor clients.
  20. 20. Also, supporting,updating, maintaining,training & writing.
  21. 21. Huge opportunityfor skilled, dependableWP Pros.
  22. 22. Great Examples EWebscapes.com WebDevStudios.comCreative.iThemes.com
  23. 23. 3. Products
  24. 24. Themes
  25. 25. Extremely competitiveIf I can do a theme,you probably can.
  26. 26. Plugins
  27. 27. Getting morecompetitive.Few can do it.
  28. 28. BY THE WAY ...They DON’T haveto be all PAID.FREE themes &plugins are greatmarketing vehicles.
  29. 29. HostedServices
  30. 30. Everybody dreams ofrecurring revenue.
  31. 31. Akismet VaultPress WPEngine PagelyBuildaWebsite.com HostGator
  32. 32. Speaking & Training
  33. 33. Teaching others about WP
  34. 34. See These Examples WebDesign.comWPClassroom.comInterconnectit.com BobWP.com Digging into WP WP for Dummies
  35. 35. Affiliates
  36. 36. Make money sellingothers’ products toyour audience.
  37. 37. OR you couldjust get hired!
  38. 38. We are always lookingfor talent & fit.Also, Automattic.com& WebDevStudios.com
  39. 39. The best wayto get hired is to bedang good & love WP.
  40. 40. Ask @Nacin, @JJJor @ChrisJean.
  41. 41. Tips forMaking Money
  42. 42. Prerequisite:You have to WANTto make money.
  43. 43. 1. Hello World!
  44. 44. You have to actuallyUSE the software.
  45. 45. Learn it.Master it.Know it forwardand backward.
  46. 46. Start blogging with it.
  47. 47. Get a playground site& break everythingyou can.
  48. 48. 2. Embed Yourself
  49. 49. Start networking.
  50. 50. Join a WP Meetup Group(or start one!)
  51. 51. Stalk WP celebson Twitter.
  52. 52. Attend a WordCamp.
  53. 53. Hang out online.WP Support Forums& WPCandy
  54. 54. If you’re a coder,help the Core Team.
  55. 55. 3. Bleed the Brand.
  56. 56. Or Get the Tattoo
  57. 57. Champion WordPress.Everywhere.
  58. 58. Teach & help othersget started.
  59. 59. You know ‘WordPress’ALWAYS has a Capital P. P
  60. 60. ...and it drives you nutswhen it’s not capitalized.
  61. 61. 4. Solve CommonProblems for People
  62. 62. Find a need and fill it.
  63. 63. See how youcan save people time,money & energy.
  64. 64. The BEST products &services fill in gapsor take over wheresoftware stops.
  65. 65. That’s what we’vedone since 2008.
  66. 66. And keep doing overand over and over...
  67. 67. Some things flop.Some things take off.
  68. 68. 5. Play Nicely with Others
  69. 69. Nobody likes to hangaround or do businesswith jerks.
  70. 70. The world doesn’t needmore trolls & idiots.
  71. 71. Neither does WP.
  72. 72. And your customers& clients will knowthe difference.
  73. 73. Now...
  74. 74. Go make some moneywith WordPress!
  75. 75. This is me... cory@ithemes.com @corymiller303
  76. 76. Need a Partner to HelpMake Money with WordPress? iThemes.com/toolkit

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