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DIARY  of aWordPressBUSINESS
theBACKSTORY
Graph Paper Press
What We Do   Themes   Plugins   Hosting  Education   Support
let’s rewind2004
motivated out ofFRUSTRATION
2004 - 2006LEARNING      ...and still learning
fast forward2007
free WordPress themeVISUALIZATION
two full-timeJOBS
I hadNO LIFE
soI QUIT.
that’s when thingsSTARTED
a few notableSTATS
employeesSEVEN
videosFORTY SEVEN
themesTWENTY SIX
subscribers150,000
a fewTIPS
when possibleBOOTSTRAP
scaleORGANICALLY
be human, not aROBOT
business modelsGO EXPLORE
find aNICHE MARKET
embraceA/B TESTING
opportunities in WordPress forYOU
firstEDUCATION
secondCUSTOMIZATION
thirdWRITING        & EDITING
go forth and do       @thadallender info@GraphPaperPress.com    GraphPaperPress.com
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Diary of a WordPress business

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Slides from my WordPress DC Meetup presentation covering the how and why I started Graph Paper Press. Plus, some tips.

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Diary of a WordPress business

  1. 1. DIARY of aWordPressBUSINESS
  2. 2. theBACKSTORY
  3. 3. Graph Paper Press
  4. 4. What We Do Themes Plugins Hosting Education Support
  5. 5. let’s rewind2004
  6. 6. motivated out ofFRUSTRATION
  7. 7. 2004 - 2006LEARNING ...and still learning
  8. 8. fast forward2007
  9. 9. free WordPress themeVISUALIZATION
  10. 10. two full-timeJOBS
  11. 11. I hadNO LIFE
  12. 12. soI QUIT.
  13. 13. that’s when thingsSTARTED
  14. 14. a few notableSTATS
  15. 15. employeesSEVEN
  16. 16. videosFORTY SEVEN
  17. 17. themesTWENTY SIX
  18. 18. subscribers150,000
  19. 19. a fewTIPS
  20. 20. when possibleBOOTSTRAP
  21. 21. scaleORGANICALLY
  22. 22. be human, not aROBOT
  23. 23. business modelsGO EXPLORE
  24. 24. find aNICHE MARKET
  25. 25. embraceA/B TESTING
  26. 26. opportunities in WordPress forYOU
  27. 27. firstEDUCATION
  28. 28. secondCUSTOMIZATION
  29. 29. thirdWRITING & EDITING
  30. 30. go forth and do @thadallender info@GraphPaperPress.com GraphPaperPress.com

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