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I'm not a developer or a designer, but I'm still a WordPress Pro!

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No design skills? Can't code PHP or Javascript? There are still many careers available to you within the WordPress world for freelancers like me and you. Start your own WordPress business or link arms with a growing business. This is an amazing time to be working with WordPress... even if you're not a designer or developer.

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I'm not a developer or a designer, but I'm still a WordPress Pro!

  1. 1. I’m a WordPress Pro! Even if I’m not a Developer or Designer By Arlen Nagata @hawaiiwp http://hawaiiwp.com
  2. 2. What are you? http://flic.kr/p/6eW5gH
  3. 3. How much do you charge? • < $1000 • $1,000 - 5,000 • $5,000 - 10,000 • $10,000 +
  4. 4. Impostor Syndrome http://flic.kr/p/dbuSSE
  5. 5. I’m a WordPress Implementor Why reinvent the wheel? http://flic.kr/p/ansK4q
  6. 6. Add a Custom Post Type
  7. 7. http://flic.kr/p/dbuSSE
  8. 8. Level Up = $$$ • First website $800/4 hours- $200/hour. • Second website $800/1 hour- $800/hour. • Third website $1300/2.5 hours- $520/hour. • Fourth website $800/0.5 hours- 
 $800 for a half hour of work. Note: Other parts of the project take longer and there are many unbillable hours like client meetings; my goal right now is to produce a website at a net rate of $100/hour.
  9. 9. What’s in Your Toolbox? https://flic.kr/p/Bd4jF
  10. 10. My Toolbox- Themes • Genesis Themes by StudioPress (Business Focus • Genesis Themes by Web Savvy Marketing 
 (Niche Markets) • Elegant Themes • Press 75 Themes (Photography and Video Focus)
  11. 11. My Toolbox- Services • Domain Registrar- Hover.com • Web Hosting- Lightning Base • Email- Google Apps for Businesses or Hover.com • Email Newsletters- Mailchimp.com • Credit Card Processing- stripe.com
  12. 12. My Toolbox- Plugins • Contact Forms- Use Gravity Forms • Client Training- Use Video User Manuals • Image Slider- Use Soliloquy • Calendar and Events- Use The Events Calendar (in Flux) • E-Commerce- Use WooCommerce • Content Marketing- Use OptinMonster • Speed and Caching- Use WP Rocket • Custom Post Types- Use Custom Post Types UI and Advanced Custom Fields • Security- iThemes Security Pro • Antispam- Antispam Bee • Backup- Backup Buddy • SEO- WordPress SEO by Yoast • Local SEO- Local SEO by Yoast • Analytics- Google Analytics by Yoast • Jetpack for Favicons, Comments, Related Posts, Sharing, Markdown, Image Galleries, Post via Email... • Manage WordPress- iThemes Sync
  13. 13. Other Opportunities: • Graphic Designer • Programmer • Project Manager • Video Production • Customer Support • Writer/Content Marketer • Social Media Guru • WordPress Trainer • Migration Expert • Manage WordPress Sites
  14. 14. This was… I’m a WordPress Pro! Even if I’m not a Developer or Designer By Arlen Nagata @hawaiiwp http://hawaiiwp.com

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