CSSIgniter Case Study (Until June 2013)

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A case study of CSSIgniter.com presented at the Meet Greece v2 Conference in June 2013, Thessaloniki Greece

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CSSIgniter Case Study (Until June 2013)

  1. 1. Premium WordPress Themeswww.cssigniter.com
  2. 2. Vassilis MastorostergiosFront End / WordPress Developer@vmasto
  3. 3. HOW IT ALL STARTED
  4. 4. HOW IT ALL STARTEDGerasimos Tsiamalos+ = L.F.E.
  5. 5. WordPress is the most popularContent Management System (CMS)on Earth.WHAT IS WORDPRESS?
  6. 6. It is used by roughly 50% of the top 100 technologysites, about 50% of the world’s dynamic websitesand has over 120,000,000 installations worldwide.CNN, eBay, Yahoo!, NY Times, Sony, Samsung,Wall Street Journal, People Magazine...and the list goes on...WHAT IS WORDPRESS?
  7. 7. ROUGHLY50%WHY WORDPRESS?OF THEWHOLEDARN WORLDUSES IT.
  8. 8. THE WORDPRESS MARKETOver 300+ Theme ProvidersBig players making over $3MM revenue peryear (WooThemes)A total of 2,000 themes in ThemeForestPeople making millions out of single themesoDesk & Elance: 6,000 WP jobs per month(Back in 2010)
  9. 9. HOW IT ALL STARTEDGerasimos Tsiamalos Anastis SourgoutsidisHello! Oh hai!
  10. 10. HOW IT ALL STARTEDSEPTEMBER 2010Part-time Sideproject4 Themes0 members
  11. 11. crap...
  12. 12. DECEMBER 2012$$
  13. 13. OK, more like:DECEMBER 2012$$
  14. 14. HOW IT ALL CONTINUEDGerasimos TsiamalosVassilis Mastorostergios Thanos PapavasileiouAnastis Sourgoutsidis
  15. 15. JUNE 2013Full Time Job44 Themes7000+ membersUSA OfficesHappy Times
  16. 16. HOW?
  17. 17. #1: DEDICATION#2: EXCELLENT WORK#3: PATIENCE
  18. 18. WHAT ABOUT MARKETING?
  19. 19. MARKETING(sort of)ThemeForest(HTML)ThemeForest VIPAffiliatesCSSIgniter
  20. 20. MISTAKESSUCCESS.IS.A.FULL-TIME.JOB.
  21. 21. LESSONS LEARNED• Focus your attention onone thing at a time. Fail and move on.• The team is crucial. Common goalsamong comrades are crucial.• Provide great perfect work.
  22. 22. ADVICE?• Be social (Twitter, OpenCoffee).• Don’t focus on the market, trust your gut.• Be lucky in professionalacquaintances.• Provide great perfect work.
  23. 23. “Do what you love anddon’t focus on money.”MATT MULLENWEGCreator of WordPressTHANK YOUQuestions?

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