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From Blog to Business -- Building Membership Websites with WordPress

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At WordCamp Boston, I spoke on what it's like to turn a blog into a business. I made my blog a membership website, via subscription service. I share tips and advice.

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From Blog to Business -- Building Membership Websites with WordPress

  1. 1. @krogsgard | poststatus.com #wcbos
  2. 2. Why are you listening to me?
  3. 3. I made my blog my business.
  4. 4. 700 12
  5. 5. Step 1: Have a blog.
  6. 6. Make it good.
  7. 7. Be diligent.
  8. 8. Recognize opportunity.
  9. 9. Monetization
  10. 10. Memberships Donations Products Partners Affiliate Events Ads
  11. 11. Memberships
  12. 12. Stratechery Pinch of Yum Fizzle WP Elevation The Information
  13. 13. Planet Fitness vs Crossfit
  14. 14. Netflix vs Amazon
  15. 15. Bracket. 10%
  16. 16. Get bulky.
  17. 17. Seasonality.
  18. 18. Diversify.
  19. 19. Renewals
  20. 20. Engage* *email still dominates
  21. 21. Stop. Listen.
  22. 22. Features
  23. 23. Mastermind
  24. 24. WooCommerce/Subscriptions, Exchange, EDD/RCP, Paid Memberships Pro, Memberful, Rainmaker, Forms/Stripe/Paypal
  25. 25. Stripe vs Paypal
  26. 26. Reference Transactions
  27. 27. Do your thing.
  28. 28. Focus.
  29. 29. You are not for everyone.
  30. 30. Automate nothing.*
  31. 31. Offload what you suck at.
  32. 32. Be transparent.
  33. 33. Create stability.
  34. 34. Iterate
  35. 35. @krogsgard | poststatus.com #wcbos

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