Building your WordPress business WordCamp Boston 2013

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If you're like me, you love WordPress and leverage it to make yourself a tidy living from it.

Over the last year, I've had the unique opportunity to interview WordPress entrepreneurs that create some amazing stuff.

It's their lessons of success and failure that will teach us to become better at this craft.

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Building your WordPress business WordCamp Boston 2013

  1. 1. Before we begin (survey)
  2. 2. The Web designer The no contract The $500 client
  3. 3. Matt Medeiros • Matt Report WordPress business podcast mattreport.com • Co founder Slocum Studio slocumstudio.com • Producing the #1 WordPress podcasts & web shows
  4. 4. Building your WordPress business
  5. 5. Freelancer Career Entrepreneur
  6. 6. Who are you?
  7. 7. Intrinsic skills vs your “I can” Define your goals Say no
  8. 8. say no a lot
  9. 9. Bill Erickson BillErickson.net
  10. 10. 12 in queue x $2.5k = $30k • Convert this to annual • Systems like a boss • Focused on Genesis • Collects data and analyzes
  11. 11. Cory Miller iThemes.com
  12. 12. Million dollar WordPress business • Services, products & education • Multiple streams of revenue • Constant R&D • A passion for his team & customer service
  13. 13. Jose Caballer The Skool
  14. 14. “Behaving like an agency and looking like an agency will land you bigger clients” • $100k+ client work • Slow the client down • Create a process that works for both of you • Charge more for your roles
  15. 15. Chris Lema ChrisLema.com
  16. 16. Excellence Consistence Present
  17. 17. More traffic More money Getting better
  18. 18. $ = focus and consistency $$ = sell on value create product $$$ = engage & connect
  19. 19. say no a lot (the common thread)
  20. 20. To yourself To the wrong client To the wrong product To the distractions To the haters
  21. 21. The WordPress economy is still growing and there’s room for you.
  22. 22. Thank You! MattReport.com @mattreport

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