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ProfitPress Roundup: Issue #2

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In this issue of the ProfitPress Roundup we’ve curated more of the best articles to help you make more money with WordPress.  Enjoy!


The Roundup

Productized Services

Why WordPress Professionals Should Consider Productized Services

Productized services are a relatively new path for WordPress freelancers who are tired of client.  Not only is it more scalable, but if done right it can also be a lot more profitable.  Learn how.


3 Productized Service Examples to Add to Your WordPress Business

Productized services offer new opportunities for WordPress professionals. They can be offered as add-on services or standalone services. This article offers 3 examples of productized consulting services that WordPress professionals can add to their offerings.


7 Steps to Building a Profitable Productized WordPress Service

If the last two articles have piqued your interest in productized services and you want to learn more about how to get started, then read on.  This 7-step guide will teach you how to productize your WordPress business.


Plugins & Themes

How to Sell WordPress Themes & Plugins to Enterprise Customers

Most WordPress professionals serve individuals and small business, but there’s another customer that’s willing to pay you more: Enterprises. If you can earn their trust and meet their needs, you may have what it takes to land your first enterprise customer.


Freelancers & Agencies

How to Start & Grow a Freelance Business: The Ultimate Guide

This guide focuses on getting more leads, growing referrals and streamlining how you get new clients–which will be one of the most important parts of sustaining and growing your business. There’s plenty of WordPress work to go around, but the best jobs are competitive–this guide will give you the edge you need to make it rain!


Your #1 Business Mistake: Racing to the Bottom

We all want customers to choose our products and services over competitors. The easiest way to do this is to compete on price by lowering your prices. Competing on price is called “a race to the bottom” and can kill your business. What’s the worse thing about a race to the bottom? You might win.


25 Ways for WordPress Freelancers to Get More Leads

The hardest part about life as a WordPress freelancers is consistently generating quality leads.  If you’re new to freelancing how do you first get that leads flywheel going over the first few years? Here are 25 ways to generate qualified leads that you can start doing today.


5 Ideas for Generations WordPress Web Design Leads

As the WordPress freelance market continues to grow it also continues to get more competitive, so we’re always looking for new ways to consistently generate quality leads. From coworking spaces to Upwork and online classifieds, this post gives you 5 new ways to generate leads for your freelance WordPress web design business.


The Ultimate WordPress Web Design Client Project Questionnaire

If you’ve been a WordPress freelancer for a while then you probably already know that how a client project begins is a pretty good indicator of how it will end up.  A questionnaire is your secret weapon to ensure you ask the right question every time and your client gives you everything you need to exceed their expectations. Here’s how to create the ultimate WordPress client project questionnaire.


The WordPress Web Developer Honor Code

The average small business has a poor experience having their business website built on WordPress. As WordPress professionals, this is a failure on our part. If, as a community of WordPress professionals, we can align on the kind of consistent, quality experience we want to give out clients (the one they deserve), we’ll raise the bar in the WordPress ecosystem and our rates will raise accordingly.


How to Close More Leads With the Anti-Follow Up

Are you having trouble closing leads? Changing how you follow-up with prospective clients could help. Many freelancers follow up in a way that seems desperate, which could be a turn-off to prospective clients. Instead, try following up in a way that builds authority, positions you as an expert and builds a relationship.


Marketing & Advertising

How to Grow Your WordPress Business with Google AdWords

Once your WordPress business is mature and you understand your target customer, paid advertising can be a great way to grow your business. A good place to start is Google AdWords, which is the largest ad platform for pay-per-click (PPC) advertising. They have the largest base to give you access to more potential customers than anyone else.


Pricing

Why (and How) to Use Value-Based Pricing to Sell WordPress Products & Services

As entrepreneurs (and especially as developers) we frequently undervalue our products and services. This not only leaves money on the table, but it’s also bad for your customers. Undercharging jeopardizes the future of the product or service they depend on. Paying what it’s worth supports the ongoing maintenance and development of the product. One way to fix this is with value-based pricing.


Ways to Make More Money with WordPress

How to Build a Successful Career with WordPress

WordPress powers around 1/3 of websites worldwide and has a thriving community of fans. Maybe you blog with WordPress, use it for your soccer team or church group. You’re familiar with WordPress and now you want to know if you can make a living with it. The answer is a resounding YES!


Jobs Page

If you haven’t visited ProfitPress since the relaunch we recommend checking out the new Jobs page.  It has a curated list of 100+ job resources for WordPress and Remote (non-WordPress specific) jobs.

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Introducing the WordPress & Remote Jobs Directory

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We’re happy to announce that we’ve launched our job sites directory.  It focuses specifically on WordPress jobs and Remote jobs (non-WordPress specific).

Rather than including actual job listings, we opted to aggregrate the top sites for WordPress and Remote jobs.


WordPress Jobs

Despite how large the WordPress ecosystem is, there are surprisingly few places dedicated to WordPress jobs.  The highest quality WordPress job source we found was the Post Status Job Board.  Here’s how they describe their process:

The Post Status Job Board is the best way to get a job in front of serious WordPress professionals. Likewise, it’s the best way for serious WordPress professionals to find qualified, full-time positions at great companies.

All jobs submitted to Post Status go through a review process with our editorial team, where we qualify the employer and position available; then we do our best to help accurately express the position to our audience, so that both applicant and employer know as much about one another as possible before the interview starts. Then, it’s up to you.

Excerpted from the Post Status Job Board

Explore Post Status and other WordPress job sites on our jobs page.


Remote Jobs

We were surprised how many remote job sites there were–there are over 100 remote job sites on our list!  Some serving all remote jobs, some were specific to programming language, geography and more.  Other sites focused on specialties like customer support, design, etc.  Explore them all here.


Happy Hunting!

We hope these job resources are helpful,  If you have any corrections or additions let us know on our contact page.  Click the button below to go to our jobs page.

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ProfitPress Roundup: Issue #1

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This week marks the 15th anniversary of the first WordPress release, version 0.7.  Happy birthday, WordPress!

Following our relaunch, this week also marks the first edition of our ProfitPress roundup with a hand-curated list of articles to help you make more money with WordPress.  Let’s dive in!


The Roundup

Productized Services

How to Earn $15,000+/mo. with Productized Services

WordPress professionals typically offer services to clients that are high value, but low scale.  Productized services add constraints and narrow focus to systemize the process and consistently deliver it as a packaged service.  Learn how the author got to $15,000/month in recurring revenue after only two months and shows how you can do the same.


10 Productized Service Examples to Start Earning More Money

Here are 10 examples of productized services you can start offering to increase your income.  The author discusses how the productized service he created now generates $34,000/month in recurring revenue and is still going strong.


Plugins & Themes

How to Make More Revenue Selling WordPress Plugins & Themes

IconicWP, a WooCommerce plugin shop, started out selling on Envato but then transitioned to Freemius.  After switching to Freemius they doubled their WordPress plugin revenue in under a year.  Learn more about how they did it to see if you can apply these lessons to your business.


Ways to Make More Money

How to Make an Extra $1,000/mo. on the Side in 90 Days (Even with a Full-Time Job)

Here’s a real-life example of how to start making $1,000 a month with WordPress in less than 90 days, even with a full-time job.  Even if you choose to monetize your skills in a different way, this post has invaluable advice on how to get started.


How to Sell Audio & Music Online with WordPress

Selling music and other audio online is easier than it has ever been.  Sell songs, lectures, samples, audiobooks, lessons and more with various business models like memberships, licenses, individual files or as a service.  This is one of the best guides we’ve found on how to sell audio and music online with WordPress.


How WordPress Professionals Can Make More Money with Reseller Hosting

You build WordPress websites for clients, so why not also host them to add recurring revenue to your cashflow?  Recurring revenue from offering reseller hosting creates more predictable cashflow to level out the ebbs and flows of client work.  Learn how to add reseller hosting to your business.


Blogging

5 Proven Ways to Make Money with Your WordPress Blog

You can find hundreds of articles on how to make money with a WordPress blog, but most don’t deliver.  What sets this article apart is that it’s based on lessons learned from a blog that actually makes money.  Read on for proven lessons on how to effectively monetize your WordPress blog.


Freelancers & Agencies

Why & How WordPress Freelancers Should Diversify Income

Life as a freelancer has ups and downs with income.  You may be used to it, but it poses risks to the long-term health of your WordPress business.  Level out your income by diversifying the ways you generate revenue–it’s easier than you think.


10 Ways to Make More Money as a WordPress Freelancer

Freelancing is great because you’re in control, work your own hours and can work from wherever you want.  But to be financially successful as a WordPress freelancer you have to charge rates that support your financial goals.Here are 10 tops for increasing your rates as a WordPress freelancer.


The First Year as a WordPress Freelancer

It can be intimidating trying to star a career as a WordPress freelancer.  What helps is learning from the experiences, even for more experienced freelancers.  This article is a summary of the first year of WordPress freelancing from the author’s perspective.


50+ Tools to Make Your WordPress Freelance Business Scale

Freelancing is great, but it’s a lot of work.  Using the right tools will simplify your workflow and automate redundant processes to help scale your business.  This list of tools for WordPress freelancers includes everything from scheduling  to storage tools to help your WordPress business scale.


How (and Why) You Can Make More Money by Retaining Clients

Searching for new clients is a big part of business, but retaining clients can often drive higher long-term revenue which is what makes businesses last.  Learn how to make your WordPress business more profitable and increase referrals by retaining clients.


24 Ways WordPress Web Professionals Can Diversify Income

Sometimes life as a WordPress freelancer can be feast or famine.  Adding different revenue streams to diversify your income not only helps level out your cashflow, but it also give you more options to reduce burnout.  Here are 24 ways to do it.


5 ways to Create a Winning Marketing Strategy for Your WordPress Agency

Why should prospective clients hire your WordPress agency?  That question seems to be getting harder these days, but there are some things you can do to stand out and land more clients.


8 Tips for Creating a Successful WordPress Web Design Agency

Looking to start an web design agency?  It helps to learn from the experiences of those who have found success doing it.  Here are 8 tips for starting your own agency to get you started right.


Bonus

If you haven’t visited ProfitPress since the relaunch we recommend checking out the new Jobs page.  It has a curated list of 100+ job resources for WordPress and Remote (non-WordPress specific) jobs.

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ProfitPress 2.0: Make Money with WordPress

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A Failed Attempt

We originally launched ProfitPress in 2013 as a program to help WordPress freelancers make extra money by better monetizing low-value clients.  It was an interesting concept and fun to work on, but unsustainable as a standalone project.

Over the last few months we’ve been working to relaunch ProfitPress 2.0 with a new mission and a long-term approach.


Our New Mission

Our new mission is to help WordPress professionals earn more money. 

We’re broadening our approach to help all WordPress professionals: freelancers, agencies, plugin/theme developers, bloggers and anyone else who makes money with WordPress.

WordPress powers 1/3 of all websites–it’s powerful, versatile software and WordPress professionals wield that power.

But most WordPress professionals lack the knowledge to fully leverage that power–it’s a different skill set.

ProfitPress closes that gap to help WordPress professionals understand their unique strengths & discover how to start making extra money.


Our New Approach

Our new approach is to build a valuable WordPress resource over the next 5 years through content curation, writing in-depth guides, exploring new business models, sharing where other WordPress professionals are finding success and more.

We’ll also experiment with new plugins, frameworks and more.  We’ll share these learnings in structured, easily searchable way (we’ve been experimenting with Algolia and it’s awesome).

How ProfitPress is Organized

Here’s how we’ve organized ProfitPress 2.0:

  • Newsletter: Carefully selected articles to help you start earning more with WordPress.  See our first newsletter here.
  • Jobs: A list of 100+ resources for WordPress and Remote (non-WordPress specific) jobs.
  • Articles: A browsable, hand-curated collection of the best articles from around the web to help you earn more with WordPress.
  • Guides: In-depth guides on ways to make more money with WordPress written by us and others.
  • Blog: News and updates on ProfitPress, including our roundups.

All resources are free.  We want ProfitPress 2.0 to be sustainable, so we’ll look into monetizing with affiliate links, premium guides, memberships, etc. in the future.

We’ve just relaunched, so expect our limited content to steadily grow as we add new content.

Thanks and here’s to earning more with WordPress!

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