Why WordPress Needs Gutenberg (& the Future of Page Builders)

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WordPress is the largest CMS in the world, powering ~1/3 of all websites.  The WordPress editing experience hasn’t changed much in over a decade and Gutenberg now aims to completely reinvent it.  That’s a big deal.

It won’t be easy, but here’s 1) why it’s worth it and 2) what it means for page builders.


The Wild West

The WordPress ecosystem has been trying to improve the site editing experience since before plugins entered core in WordPress 1.2 (2004).  There have been page builders, theme frameworks, front-end editors, etc. all trying to improve the WordPress experience.

Like every meaningful advancement, there are these wild west days of churn to find something that works.  There have been a lot of great tools and learnings, but there has also been a lot of fragmentation across dozens of page builders, theme frameworks, etc. that don’t work well together.

If you’ve been around WordPress for a while you’ve seen some cringe-worthy examples of this.  For example, a site with a bloated “multipurpose” theme…using a page builder…and using WooCommerce or some similar monstrosity. It’s a mess.

Why do we have page builders, theme frameworks, shortcodes, custom post types, and more?  All to fill the gap between what WordPress core does and what users want.

What Users Want vs. What WordPress & Page Builders Do
What Users Want vs. What WordPress & Page Builders Do

WordPress is a Broken System

The WordPress ecosystem is built around a broken system with bloated themes, widgets, shortcodes, custom post types, menu items, page builders, etc.  These DO NOT exist because they’re the best way to build a website.  They DO exist because they’re compensating for WordPress’s shortcomings in fulfilling users’ needs.

Gutenberg aims to standardize and add these foundational elements that WordPress lacks.

Gutenberg: Everything is a Block
Gutenberg-ization: Everything is a Block

While experienced users may be used to this (like you get used to a bad knee and don’t notice limping), it’s a bad experience for new users and it’s holding WordPress back.

This is why WordPress needs Gutenberg.


Will Gutenberg Kill Page Builders?

This is a question I see asked a lot.  The answer is yes, but not how you think.

TL;DR “page builder” is a description of “how” page builders work, not “what” page builders do from a jobs-to-be-done (JTBD) perspective.  There will always be a market for the what.  It’s only the how that’s changing.

For example, page builders provide a flexible interface (modules, drag & drop, etc.) that gives customers advanced customization beyond WordPress core.  The flexible interface is only relevant because it enables the customization.  The customization is what customers want.

What WordPress page Builders Do
Page builders had to provide a flexible interface in order to provide customization. Gutenberg is changing this.

To reiterate, the only reason page builders provided the interface (via their own frameworks) was because WordPress didn’t.  They had to provide the interface in order to give users what they want.

In a sense, Gutenberg frees page builders to focus on what customers actually pay them for: advanced customization beyond what WordPress core does (or will ever do).


Page Builders Will Evolve into Customizers…

Over the next few years as Gutenberg develops we’ll see page builders migrate from their old (own) frameworks to Gutenberg and evolve from page builders into customizers.

This should provide a major advantage as they can redeploy resources from maintaining (and supporting) their own frameworks to focus on building the best customization experience in innovative ways.

What WordPress Page Builders Did
Gutenberg allows page builders to focus on what customers actually pay for: advanced customization beyond what WordPress core offers.

But will pure customization be a big enough market for customizers (page builders) to thrive in the future?  Oh, yeah!  Here’s why:

  1. Gutenberg will be in 100% of WordPress installs 5.0 and later–far that more any page builder today.
  2. A more flexible, easier to use core editing experience will only accelerate WordPress growth, meaning a larger TAM (total addressable market) for customizers.
  3. Customers are divinely discontent.  Their expectations will continue to rise as they always have.  Only page builders customizers that leverage Gutenberg and focus resources on improving the customization experience will meet these growing expectations.
  4. Bloated multipurpose themes will die out as functionality shifts out of themes.

There will be thousands of new opportunities to make money with WordPress. The future is bright for those who adapt.


And Some Page Builders Won’t Evolve at All

There will also be page builders that fail to make the transition.  They’ll try to stay relevant by adding “Gutenberg compatibility” with their old page builder frameworks.  This is like adding “electric compatibility” to gas-powered vehicles–it misses the point.  Perfect reasoning from wrong premises.

But we can’t fault page builders for behaving this way.  Switching to Gutenberg when you have a paying customer base using your old framework seems counterintuitive.  Companies are supposed to leverage their advantages, not destroy them, right?

They’re sticking to what made them successful in the past, oblivious that it’ll doom them in the future.  Sometimes you have to disrupt yourself before somebody else does.  The hard part is knowing when.

This is the classic problem with incumbents.  For example, despite being one of the first to mobile, Microsoft was too focused on what made it successful in the past and ported Windows to mobile (made Windows mobile compatible) rather than thinking mobile-first like Apple and Android.  Sound familiar?


On Resistance to Gutenberg

There’s resistance to Gutenberg in the community, primarily by existing WordPress users used to the way things are.  If you’re an existing WordPress user (especially a freelancer or agency) it can be scary to think about how this could impact your business.  Some reasonable questions and concerns are:

  • Will this make it so clients don’t need my services?
  • I already have tools and a system that works for me, will this break them?
  • I don’t have time to learn anything new.
  • This just creates more work I don’t get paid for.
  • The plugins and themes I rely on won’t work anymore.

…and dozens more.These are all reasonable concerns and the uncertainty of not having answers can create fear that manifests as resistance and anger, especially when livelihoods are at stake.

The WordPress team could have handled the approach and messaging around Gutenberg better.  If existing users (especially WordPress professionals and plugins/theme authors) were brought along better, then Gutenberg would have more community support.

But this is very hard work and they’re human.  They’re also volunteers dedicating a nontrivial amount of their limited time on this earth to improving a project we all rely on and use for free…so let’s cut them some slack, appreciate their efforts and contribute through constructive criticism.  This is what makes WordPress great.

The great thing is that the only reason this is happening (people passionate about making WordPress better and people passionate about not ruining it) is because we all care deeply about WordPress.  Remember, this is what makes WordPress great!  Let’s get through it together.


Gutenberg still has a long way to go to earn the confidence of the community and it’ll take more than just polishing the experience.  It’ll take listening to the community, addressing the concerns around Gutenberg like helping existing professionals adapt to the change, ensuring more plugins are compatible, etc.  Even hosts should be involved and educating their customer bases.

This is a community project and it’ll take the community to make it successful.  When it is, we’ll all have more of the growing WordPress pie.

Here’s to 50% and the next 15 years!

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ProfitPress Top 10: Issue #33

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The Top 10

Ways to Make Money

3 Keys to Succeeding as a WordPress Entrepreneur [List]

Close your eyes and imagine what sort of WordPress business you’d like to build. Do you want a business that brings in regular work and pays the bills? Or do you want a business that has the potential to scale and grow, so that you can increase your income while decreasing your hours? Both of these are possible in the WordPress economy. It all depends on what sort of business owner you decide to be.


WordPress Developers Statistics: How Much WordPress Developers Make & Much More

As a web developer, there’s always that curiosity about what your peers are up to. Where are they from? How much do they make? Do they work remotely? Over the years, we’ve received questions from our blog readers wanting to know these answers and more so we decided to pull together a little industry survey to find out. We received 420 responses and got some real insight into the careers of WordPress developers. We found out about experience levels, how freelancers are getting clients and much more. Let’s dive in.


Boost Your Sales by Selling on WooCommerce & Amazon Together

A common question asked by online sellers ask is: “Should I be selling on Amazon or through my own online store?”. The answer? Both. Whether you’re just starting out or you already have your own successful online store, here’s five reasons why you should start using Amazon to connect with more customers today.


Memberships & Online Courses

How to Put Together a Content Strategy for a Membership Site [Guide]

Keeping your members engaged and coming back to your site is essential if you want to avoid member churn and nurture the long-lasting relationships that sustain a thriving membership business. Member engagement is the goal, but what drives it? It’s not just about creating interesting and useful content, it’s about helping your members get from A to B – giving them the real-world results they need to improve their lives or achieve their goals.


How Gamification Can Increase Engagement on Your Membership Site

Keeping your members engaging with your site on a regular basis is essential if you want to avoid member churn, build your brand, and maximize your revenue – and one of the best ways to do that is by using gamification! What is gamification? In simple terms, it refers to incorporating game-like elements such as points tracking, leaderboards, rewards, and achievement badges into your business. Since its first appearances in the early 2000s, this trend has exploded, becoming a dominant engagement strategy used by some of the biggest brands around – and it’s particularly useful for memberships.


How to Grow Your Business with Memberships

If you’re a digital business owner, you might be wondering what you can do to expand your brand and revenue. Enter memberships. Incorporating memberships into your existing business can transform the entire experience for you and your customers – from a more streamlined approach to things like payments and delivering content, to vertical scalability that enables you to grow your business to levels you might not have imagined. Not only that; the membership model is rapidly becoming the go-to business model in a fast-paced society that wants increasing efficiency, simplified payments, and regularly updated content. In this post we discuss some of the ways you can beef up your business with memberships so you and your customers can reap the rewards!


Freelancers & Agencies

High-Ticket Sales Funnels Can Win You More Leads, But Are They Right for Your Business?

Ever feel like you’re spending too much time searching for leads, convincing them to work with you, and then trudging through projects that fail to generate a worthwhile profit? It’s a common enough problem, for sure. But it’s not one without a solution: high ticket sales funnels. They can work, but high-ticket sales funnels are not for the faint of heart.


Plugin Developer Stories: Toolbar Extras by David Decker

Toolbar Extras is a plugin built with the user in mind by giving easy to reach access to site building resources. This plugin gives you an extended toolbar in the WordPress admin to let you have quick route to features of a wide variety of third-party plugins, like page builder Elementor, and even a handful of themes. Developer David Decker was kind enough to answer my questions about his history with WordPress, how he began building Toolbar Extras, what it’s like to build a plugin that supports so many third-party products and his thoughts on Elementor and page builders in general.


How WordPress Professionals Can Achieve Financial Security [Guide]

According to a recent AND CO report, “Freedom is the new wealth.” What they’re referring to is the actual freedom that comes with being self-employed and away from the constraints of corporate life. Many of the surveyed freelancers reported serious issues with profitability, leaving me to wonder: Is professional freedom more valuable than financial freedom? I’m kidding. Of course, I’m not wondering that. I know for a fact that if you’re swimming in debt, struggling to stay in the black with your business and fighting for every single penny you earn, there is absolutely no freedom there. Today, I’m going to ask you to imagine a world where you had the security of knowing you were financially covered before you even begin work.


How Niching Your Business Can Make You a More Successful Freelancer

“Choosing a niche,” or coming up with strong business positioning, is one of the most difficult exercises for many of the freelancers I’ve worked with over the years. I think they point to a big disconnect between what niching actually is and what niching is thought to be.


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ProfitPress Top 10: Issue #32

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Selling Products & Services

How Much Should You Discount Digital Products?

The way you treat your product pricing can have a massive impact on your revenue and how your brand is received by customers – but deciding whether or not to discount your products (and to what extent) can be puzzling. If you run a digital product store, you’re probably wondering which strategy will work best for you. Sure, sales, deals, and special offers are standard practice throughout the eCommerce world, but before you go handing out coupon codes, you’ll want to understand the nuances of discounts – and the different effects that come along with them.


How to Create a Winning Purchase Process for Digital Products [Guide]

One of the main benefits of selling digital products is the entirely digital process; a streamlined experience from the checkout straight through to the delivery of your products. With so many tools and resources available, selling digital goods has never been easier – but in order to be successful, it’s crucial to get the process and the experience right!


How to Win Your Niche & Scale Your Business

Matt Johnson, of Pursuing Results, is a former WordPress developer who pivoted his business into a podcast production company, and he offers his production services as a full-package, standardised product. He sat down to talk with us about what that means, why it works, how other professionals can implement and scale the product model in their own businesses, and where the future of podcasting is headed.


Freelancers & Agencies

How to Manage Projects More Efficiently with Asana [Video Guide]

One of my favourite tools for business is Asana. Recently, I talked about how I use it to manage client lists more effectively by creating templates for them. Now, I’m going to let you know how I use project management templates in Asana to work more efficiently and consistently from project to project. In this tutorial, we explain how to use project management templates in Asana to work more efficiently and consistently.


How to Make Freelancing a Stable, Long-Term Career

You’ve probably read a lot about freelancing: Feast and famine. Where to find clients. How much to charge. These topics are fundamental, but it seems like most freelancers burn out before they get over these hurdles. Can freelancing be a stable, long-term career?


How to Leverage Sales Funnels to Get More Clients & Close More Sales

I know, I know… “Sales funnel” is a bit of a buzzword at the moment. But this episode of the WP Elevation podcast — featuring brilliant teacher Dave Foy — is going to change how you view sales funnels and how you use them in your business. More specifically, you’re going to learn how to use sales funnels to sell high-ticket products and level up your business.


3 Tips for Becoming a WordPress Freelancer

So you do web development projects in your spare time to expand your skills and make some extra money. Good for you! At some point you may decide that being a full-time freelancer is a viable option. Where do you start? You’ve come to the right place.


Plugins & Themes

Plugin Developer Stories: Gravity PDF by Jake Jackson [Interview]

Jake Jackson, from Blue Liquid Designs, answered my questions about how Gravity PDF was conceived, the struggles with writing code to format and build PDFs, their revenue generating template system and how he markets the plugin to such a wide potential customer base.


Plugin Developer Stories: WP Coupons & Deals by Imtiaz Rayhan

Imtiaz Rayhan has developed a WordPress plugin focused on improving conversions for website owners involved in affiliate marketing. His plugin, WP Coupons and Deals, is built to make adding affiliate coupons to your site as simple as possible while also helping to improve your conversion rates. Imtiaz talks to us about how he became involved with WordPress, built WP Coupons and Deals and more.


Plugin Developer Stories: Under Construction Page by Ivan Jurisic

If you do a quick search for “under construction” on the WordPress.org directory you’re going to find Web Factory ltd’s insanely popular, and smartly named, Under Construction Page plugin right at the top of the list. Under Construction Page is one of those rare plugins you find that advertises itself as simple and without fuss and then truly delivers on the promise. Once you install the plugin you are presented with a simple to use interface that let’s you built a custom under construction front end for your WordPress site without writing a single line of code.


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ProfitPress Top 10: Issue #31

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Affiliate Marketing

The Ultimate Guide to Tracking & Measuring a WordPress Affiliate Program [Guide]

You’ve already got your affiliate program up and running, with plenty of affiliates promoting your products on your behalf – now, how do you know if it’s a success? When it comes to tracking and measuring your program’s performance, metrics are essential. Here’s how to track and measure your program to help you optimize your affiliate program and reach new heights!


5 Ways to Reengage Dormant Affiliates [List]

Running an affiliate program can be challenging, especially when you’ve invested a lot into recruiting, onboarding, and empowering quality affiliates. Sometimes, even with the best preparation, tools, and resources, affiliates can get distracted, disinterested, or lose steam, causing noticeable lulls in your program’s performance – or at the very least, missed opportunities for growth and success. Here’s how to fix it.


How to Leverage Influencers in Your Affiliate Marketing Efforts [Guide]

Something old, something new; when it comes to affiliate marketing, how do you stay up-to-date while honoring the “tried and true”? In this article we illuminate some opportunities for maximizing your affiliate program’s success, and how to use the best of both worlds to get big results!


Freelancers & Agencies

How to Make a Career in WordPress Development as a Remote Freelancer [Guide]

Did you know that a client looking for a custom WordPress site usually pays between $3,000 and $15,000 dollars to a remote freelancer? In this post, I’ll show you the stats that point to an abundance of remote freelance work in the WordPress market and where to find a good client for your next project.


How to Get Your Freelance Business Out of a Rut [Guide]

Some of the greatest sports stars in history — from Willie Mays to Mickey Mantle — have experienced slumps. And even great actors like Harrison Ford have had to take some side jobs when roles were scarce. No doubt, slumps are scary, especially for independent consulting business owners, but they don’t have to be permanent. With the right moves and a little luck, you can be hitting homers again in no time. Here are a few ideas and actions to consider.


How to Start a WordPress Freelance Business [Guide]

Working freelance is great. No boss breathing down your neck and telling you what to do. The freedom to set your own working hours and work from wherever you want. And the opportunity to make a great living doing what you love and what you’re best at. But it does come with its downsides. The main one, especially in the early days, is financial. Your income isn’t guaranteed, you don’t have a regular pay check, and you have to cover your business expenses.


How to Make a Killer Sales Page for Your WordPress Website Maintenance Business [Guide]

Offering website maintenance in your web business is the best way to establish recurring revenue, provide quality support for your clients, and build relationships so you stay in business for years to come. Featuring a website maintenance sales page on your website is the best way to begin this conversation with clients, and having a strong sales page is a key ingredient in that equation.


Ways to Make Money

27 Ways to Start an Online Business with WordPress to Make Money [List]

Are you looking for online business ideas to make extra income on the side? The internet offers a lot of opportunities to start a business or find fulfilling careers. In this article, we will show some of the proven and easy to start online business ideas that actually make money.


How to Make Money Online with Video Marketing [Guide]

Making an income online is like building a relationship, and like any relationship it takes time to earn trust. One of the ways to do that is through video marketing, which is why I have Sean Cannell on the show with me today—video marketing is his superpower! He’s earned notoriety through a couple of channels on YouTube like Video Influencers and Think Media. Today we’re talking about how you can use YouTube to grow your brand and influence online and how to successfully monetize your channel (apart from plain old AdSense).


The Six Best Places to Buy or Sell Projects & Side Hustles

There are a ton of resources out there detailing how to create a side project, but very few showing you where to buy or sell a side project. I’ve been doing some of my own research this year, here’s what I have found.


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ProfitPress Top 10: Issue #30

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Plugins & Themes

How to Start & Grow a Successful WordPress Theme Business [Interview]

I’m a former stock broker and entrepreneur located in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. I’m the founder and CEO of MH Themes, a WordPress theme company specializing in professional magazine WordPress themes for online magazines, news websites and advanced blogs. Today, we’re making around $360k in yearly revenue.


How to Launch an Extension in the WooCommerce Marketplace [Guide]

I launched an extension in the WooCommerce Marketplace! It’s been three years since I came up with the initial idea and it’s exciting to see it being sold on WooCommerce.com. For anyone interested in selling WooCommerce products, I wanted to share some thoughts on the process.


How to Grow a WordPress Plugin Business as a Solo Founder [Guide]

My name is Milan, and I am the owner of Dev4Press, a company dedicated to WordPress and bbPress plugins development. Dev4Press was created in 2009 as a side project, and a lot has changed since then, except for one thing: it is still a team of one. In this guest post, I want to share my challenges and methods for growing a WordPress plugin.


Memberships & Online Courses

How to Start a Membership Site with WordPress [Guide]

Membership sites have become increasingly popular as a model for generating revenue and building a community around your online business. And if you’ve got the content, the products, and the drive, you can create your own membership site that will amplify your brand in all kinds of ways. Here’s a general guide to help you figure it all out, and take your vision from a dream to reality.


Grow Your Membership Business By Communicating Benefits [Guide]

Marketing wisdom tells us that communicating the features of your products is not enough; you must emphasize the benefits your customers will experience. In this post, we discuss some key differences between marketing benefits vs. features, and how this relates to what your members really want.


How to Onboard New Members into Your Membership Site [Guide]

One of the most important parts of setting up your membership site is creating an effective onboarding process for new members. It sets the tone for your business and shows new members how much you value them. Lucky for you, for the most part setting up a good onboarding process is a one-time project that pays off with every new member who signs up. Here’s how.


Freelancers & Agencies

9 Ways to Get More WordPress Clients [List]

I’m willing to bet you already use a number of marketing techniques to drive leads and clients to your WordPress business. But are you using the right strategies and platforms in order to get the most out of your marketing efforts? And, by “get the most out of”, what I mean to say is: Are you attracting the best clients with your inbound and outbound marketing techniques?


5 Email Scripts to Get Unresponsive Client to Respond [Templates]

If you’re a freelancer, contractor, or small business owner, working with clients can be one of the most challenging parts of your job. This is especially true when those clients become mysteriously unresponsive. When this happens, you’ll need to be vigilant in sending a follow up email. And this is where some handy email scripts come into play. When written with a little thought and foresight, the right follow up email can produce quick results.


Pros & Cons of Creating Ebooks for Your Clients [List]

If you’re looking for new ways to connect with your clients, creating ebooks might be just the thing. Here, we help you weigh the pros and cons and give you a rundown of how to get started with ebook creation as a promotional tool.


How to Find Your First Clients as a New WordPress Freelancer [Guide]

Freelancing is a cool job to have for many reasons. However, until you have a paying client on the books, you can only guess how viable it’ll be. Once you have one client, the ball will begin rolling and before you know it, you’re ducking under a door to escape the huge boulder coming your way. Though, we can’t guarantee that our advice on finding your first client also works when looking for the Ark of the Covenant. Here’s how to find your very first client.


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ProfitPress Top 10: Issue #29

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Freelancers & Agencies

How to Get More Sales (For Yourself & Clients!) with Opt-Ins [Video Tutorial]

You don’t have to wait until you onboard a client to start building a relationship with them and establishing trust. Generating loyalty with your audience can happen at any time. A great way to start making those genuine connections is by giving them something of great value. With a content upgrade, not only do visitors acquire a free and super valuable resource, but you now have a way to directly get in touch with leads by email.


The Fastest Way to Onboard New Clients with WordPress [Video Guide]

When you onboard new clients, is it fair to say that collecting pertinent information at this stage is one of the greatest pain points in your process? It doesn’t have to be that way, though, if you can power your WordPress site to do it for you. In today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how to systemise the client onboarding and information intake process with contact forms and pages.


7 Things to Understand Before Helping a Client Develop Their Brand [List]

When we bring on a new client, we go through a pretty extensive discovery process. We’re of the belief that the most valuable branding work is authentic to that individual client. So we want to get to know them as well as we can before we try to represent them with visual design. Before you start developing a brand for a client, here are the things you need to understand about that client.


14 Mistakes that Freelancers Make on Projects & How to Address Them [List]

Here are 14 mistakes freelancers make when creating a project estimate and how to fix them or avoid them all together.


Ways to Make Money

How WordPress Pros Can Make $150,000 a Year with Affiliate Marketing [List]

I never thought this would happen to me, ever. In 2 years I went from making $20k to $80k, then $150k in 2018 (see my income reports). I did this by dropping all my SEO clients and tried making money with affiliate marketing (I write tutorials on SEO and website speed). 90% of my affiliate income comes from referring people to SiteGround.


The 35 Best WordPress Affiliate Marketing Programs (That Actually Work!) [List]

If you’re in the WordPress industry and want to make money through affiliate marketing, I have the perfect list for you. I rely on these WordPress affiliate programs to make a living and make $10,000/month endorsing hosts, themes, WordPress developers on freelancer.com, and even SEO services. So instead of managing tons of client projects (like I used to), I’ve basically found an affiliate program for everything and just make commissions. I have a LOT more free time and my affiliate income is honestly more consistent than any income I was making through consulting.


The 15 Best Ways to Make Money Online with WordPress [List]

When it comes to making money with WordPress, I’ve tried everything. Website design, SEO consulting, speed optimization, freelancing, Google AdSense. I made OK money with these, but it wasn’t until I started blogging full-time (and doing affiliate marketing) that I began making sustainable, passive income that was more than I had dreamed. Here’s how.


Blogging

How to Make Your Blog a 5-Figure Business [Guide]

Most people view design and entrepreneurship as separate skillsets… But doesn’t it make sense to combine them? I decided that it did, so I started Despreneur, a magazine for design entrepreneurs. Over the next 3 years, I grew it into a multi-author platform where people could learn about tech, design, and business, and then, in 2016, once I felt that it was time for me to move on, I sold it for a considerable (to me, at least) amount of money. Here’s what I learned.


How to Make Money With Your Blog by Attracting & Engaging Your Audience [Guide]

Your blog can’t be successful without an audience. Simply writing content and expecting people to stumble upon it isn’t enough if you want to grow your audience. We’ll also look at some successful blogs and identify the tools they use to grow their audience, including SEO, converting visitors to followers, and using social media to build engagement.


How to Setup a WordPress Blog to Start Making Money with WordPress [Guide]

In the first post in this series about blogging with WordPress (and making money from it!), I looked at how you can find a niche for your blog if you want to make money from it. In this second part, I’ll walk you through the process of getting your blog ready to go. You may think this is a simple case of installing WordPress, getting yourself a suitable theme, and starting to write. But if you’re going to be successful, you need to spend some time preparing your blog.


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ProfitPress Top 10: Issue #28

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Blogging

How to Make a Business Out of Blogging [Interview]

In this Matt Report interview, Dayne Shuda of Ghost Blog Writers shares how his company helps business owners maintain their commitment to sharing regular updates with their target market.


How Blogging Can Support Your Passions [Interview]

Frauke De Laender from The Life Factory is a Belgian DIY creator who uses blogging as a way to support her creative passions. She is one of those gals who shows that blogging can be defined on your own terms. You have the freedom to create your path, to adjust the rhythm, to iterate how often you please. She shares how beginner bloggers could start their digital journey.


How to Start a Blog with WordPress [Guide]

If you ever wondered how to start a blog then you’re in the right place. No matter if you want a blog for a business purpose, a personal project, your cute Instagram puppy, or anything in between, this guide is for you. And best of all, the hands-on work will take you only about 30 minutes (plus the time needed to read this guide, duh!). Quite frankly, you’ll be amazed at how simple it is to start a blog.


Ways to Make Money

How to Sell E-Commerce & SaaS with WordPress [Guide]

There are two main ways to monetize WordPress: you can use it to set up an online store and sell products, either physical or virtual. Or you can use it to power a Software as a Service (SaaS) business, like our own Edublogs. Both of these sound like a great way to earn a living: you don’t have to deal with clients, you don’t have a boss breathing down your neck, and you don’t have to go out looking for freelance work. But before you picture yourself as the next Matt Mullenweg or Jeff Bezos, stop and think about the reality.


Use WordPress for Your Podcast Websites.  Here’s Why.

Podcasting has become a hugely popular industry. This means if you want to build a significant audience for your own podcast, you’ll need to do some groundwork. This usually includes setting up a dedicated website. Let’s talk about why you might want to create a WordPress website for your podcast. Then we’ll explain how you can make that site stand out using podcast-specific themes and plugins. Let’s jump right in!


How to Make Money on the Side While Going to School

Regardless if you’ve spent your summers side-hustling for extra cash, building experience as an intern or traveling across the globe, it doesn’t have to end. Side-hustling is great way to make it happen. Whether you’re already working a part-time gig or hope to find one that’ll help beef up your pocketbook, here’s how to get (and keep) work that you’ll be able to manage during those busy days of school.


Freelancers & Agencies

How WordPress Web Professionals Can Thrill Clients

It takes a big person to admit that their client relations needs a boost. However, regardless of whether you’re man or mouse, improving client satisfaction is straightforward enough that anyone can do it. In this post, we’ll offer a few key considerations for how to ensure satisfaction among your clients. However, before that, let’s quickly discuss why this is an important aspect of being a stellar web professional!


13 Steps to Managing WordPress Sites [List]

Getting your website up and running is a great first step towards building an online presence for your brand and business. However, once your website is live, your job is not done. While WordPress is powerful and easy to use, there are certain steps you need to take to ensure your website continues to operate without any issues and converts your visitors into customers.


A Step-by-Step Guide to Career Growth for WordPress Professionals [Guide & Video Interview]

It doesn’t matter whether you’ve gone into business for yourself or you work for someone else. Your original goal probably wasn’t to remain in the same position for the rest of your life; you wanted to experience professional growth. For those of you that run your own business, there is even more opportunity to grow as its wholly yours to control: your revenue, your client base, and even your personal growth. But it can be difficult to do when you don’t know where to grow to.


The Ultimate Guide to Social Media for Freelancers [Step by Step Guide]

I get it. Social media is a tough nut to crack. And that’s exactly why I made this checklist because I think it will help freelancers pulling all their hair out with no idea where to start. Here, I’ve laid out an easy-to-follow, actionable social media checklist for freelancers who want to use social media to get more clients.


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ProfitPress Top 10: Issue #27

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Plugins & Themes

The Pros & Cons of Selling WordPress Themes on Envato’s ThemeForest

With WordPress used by over 30% of all websites, the space can be very competitive! A dilemma for WordPress theme developers is whether to go out on their own or distribute through a marketplace. We’re going to explore first-hand experience of selling themes on ThemeForest over five years, and some of the pros and cons of the platform. If you are still deciding which route to take, this can help you choose.


How Buttonizer Built a Successful WordPress Plugin Business

This WordPress plugin success story comes to us from The Netherlands, where Jeroen and his team are running Buttonizer, a great-looking “floating action button” plugin for WordPress websites with one purpose: to help increase user interactions and conversions on websites.


Lifetime Licenses vs. Automatic Annual Renewals for Plugins & Themes [Comparison]

My name is Amir Helzer, founder of OnTheGoSystems (makers of WPML and Toolset). In this article, I’m going to lay out the reasoning behind our recent move from Lifetime licenses to annual automatic renewals for our products. I’ll also explain why I warmly recommend you consider doing the same for your WordPress products. We need to get paid for our work. Clients need peace of mind. Automatic renewals offer exactly what both developers and the clients need.


Generate Recurring Revenue

How to Get More WordPress Site Care Clients

Lead Nurturing. Lead Generation. Marketing funnels. Sales Funnels. Sales Life Cycle. These are all the various words to describe the process from beginning to end of a customer journey. See, there’s another word, Customer Journey. The bottom line is when you are in business, you need paying customers (or clients). In order to get those customers, you have to develop leads. We know that leads aren’t always ready to buy when you first meet them, but here’s how to close the deal.


How a Payment Gateway Helps Grow Recurring Revenue for WordPress Site Maintenance Plans

You’ve started selling WordPress care plans and you’re excited to begin generating recurring revenue for your business. But let’s say you become incredibly successful in this venture. How the heck are you going to handle processing and tracking those payments? Luckily, with WooCommerce and a trusty payment gateway like Stripe, you don’t have to.


How to Sell Your Subscription Services with WordPress [Guide]

You’re all set to elevate your business to the next level by creating subscription products for your clients. Your sales page, emails and software are ready to go. But have you thought through the most ideal way to actually charge your customers? Thankfully for you, I’ve gone 10 steps ahead and learned the ideal setup for subscription charges. We’ll cover the pitfalls that can happen, from failed credit card payments to requests for cancellations.


Freelancers & Agencies

Why WordPress Freelancers Need a ‘How I Work’ Manifesto

This is a solid post from Dean at WP Buffs, who makes the case for freelancers to set out a “how I work” document which sets client expectations. Proactively setting these expectations lets you as the contractor define when you’re working, when you’re available, and how clients can get in touch with you. With these expectations set, most clients will respect the boundaries, won’t have a problem with you not getting back to them at the weekend, and are thus much more likely to have a great experience with you.


8 Ways to Handle Slow Sales as a Freelancer [List]

One of the scariest things for a freelancer is looking ahead at their calendar and seeing nothing but blank spaces on the to-do list. When your freelance sales pipeline is low and you don’t have any upcoming projects, it can be a bit alarming. But the ebb and flow of busy times for freelancers is often normal so don’t get too worked up if you don’t have a lot of work coming up. Instead, use the tips here to attract more projects and keep calm (and busy) during your slow times.


3 Ways to Serve WordPress Clients: 1-on-1, DYI & Group [Comparison]

At the end of the day, WordPress clients come to you for the purposes of goal attainment. You are the expert and so they reach out to you in order to get the best results on their path to success. But have you ever considered what is the best way to provide WordPress consulting services to these clients?


8 Steps to Writing the Perfect Web Design Proposal [Step-by-Step Guide]

The web design proposal is the first document that you and your client will have. Until then, there have probably been some conversations through email or phone calls, but now the ice is broken and it is time to start earning their business. Here’s the step by step guide to writing the perfect proposal.


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ProfitPress Top 10: Issue #26

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Freelancers & Agencies

Do You Ever Feel Guilty Selling Your WordPress Services?  Don’t,  Here’s Why

Do you ever feel guilty about selling WordPress services to clients? Like somehow you’re ripping them off because you’re doing something they could easily do on their own if only they took time to research it? Or perhaps it’s the fact that WordPress and many of its integrations are free and you feel that your markup is too high? You should never feel guilty about that.


24 Ways for WordPress Freelancers to Sustain Profitability [List]

If you don’t charge what your consulting services are worth, you’ll soon find you won’t have the ability to offer that service to anyone. The following guide covers everything you need to know to build and sustain profitability in WordPress consulting.


How To Get More Clients With Facebook [Guide]

Thinking about creating a Facebook Group to promote your business? You are in the right place! Read on to find out how we did it! We decided to share a case study about how we grew our group and why you should do it too! Join us for a 10 minutes read where we share the little-known details and the challenges we faced while growing our Facebook group. After using the methods, our Facebook group had a 400% increase in the number of members, but most importantly, our engagement increased with 350%.


Ways to Make Money

You Don’t Have to be a Developer to Make Money with WordPress – Here’s How!

You’ve probably heard about this thing called WordPress and how people are using it to make money. They could be developing WordPress themes and plugins or creating amazing websites. You might ask, “can I start a WordPress business of my own?” Let’s assume you have a little experience with WordPress. Maybe you’ve blogged on a WordPress site, or maybe you’ve helped a friend create a small online storefront. You don’t, however, know a lick of code (PHP looks like gobbledy gook on your screen). You’re in luck.


Top 10 Reasons Selling Digital Products Beats Selling Physical Products [Guide]

Digital products have become so pervasive that nearly all of the top professional bloggers, speakers, and other influential public figures have taken advantage of the trend, releasing sought-after content like PDF guides, eBooks, podcasts, and videos. Additionally, many independent creators have built entire online stores based around digital products, joining a booming economy of people enjoying greater personal freedom and passive income. So what are the factors and benefits that make these types of products so appealing? Here’s a list of the top reasons why selling digital products is better than selling physical products.


How to Put Together a WordPress Career Plan

So, what’s your career plan? Do you have one? Maybe you don’t? If you don’t, let’s do something about it in this post on how to build a successful career with WordPress. Before you launch yourself into searching for a job, setting yourself up as a freelancer, or launching your agency or your fabulous WordPress product, you should do some planning. This will help ensure success both now and on an ongoing basis.


How to Automate Affiliate Income with a Curated Content WordPress Site

I’m going to show you how you can automatically curate content and automatically insert relevant affiliate links into that content. You’re going to see the word “automatically” a lot. After the setup process, it’s pretty much 100% hands-off. Want to learn more? Let’s get started.


Selling Products & Services

Selling Digital Products?  Here’s How to Write Copy That Sells!

Are you stumped on how to write compelling digital product copy and descriptions? How do you feature your podcast, e-course, plugin, etc. to its fullest advantage? What’s the best way to make your digital product stand out in a competitive market? The good news is that you don’t have to be an English or marketing major to be able to write great digital product copy. With a little bit of creativity and passion, you can attract online interest and convert visitors into customers.


How to Boost Slow Sales of Digital Products

It can happen to the best of us: one moment, your digital products are flying off the metaphorical shelves, and the next, things have slowed down so much that you feel the need to take some action – and fast! First things first… breeeeaaathe. We’ve got you! In this post we’ll look at some actionable steps you can take today to push past the lull and get sales flowing again.


10 Ways to Sell High End Digital Products [List]

Whether you’re selling eBooks, digital artwork, audio, or services, certain marketing elements and strategies are essential if you want to get customers to buy – but this especially true for high-priced products! We’ve pulled together some important tips to help you make the most of your marketing efforts and inspire customers to confidently spend on your high-priced, big ticket products or services!


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ProfitPress Top 10: Issue #25

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Plugins & Themes

How to Sell WordPress Plugins & Themes [Guide]

The thought of ditching your day job, abandoning your clients and selling your themes and plugins can be very tempting. For those who’ve made a success of it, it can be lucrative. But once you’ve written and released your code, the work isn’t over. You’ll need to market it, keep it updated, test it regularly and provide support. But if you follow this advice, your career as a theme or plugin vendor will be more successful and you’ll provide real value to the WordPress community.


How SEOPress Went From Idea to 10,000 Installs in 12 Months as a Side Project [Interview]

Benjamin Denis is an interesting WordPress plugin creator from France. He agreed to share his entrepreneurial strategies with us, and talk about how he took SEOPress from a mere idea to a sustainable business in one year while working full-time at a web agency.


The Ultimate Tax Guide for WordPress Plugin & Theme Developers [Guide]

The United States has a number of tax laws on the Federal, State, and Local levels that WordPress theme and plugin developers need to be aware of. This post will talk about the tax implications of things like outsourcing work, incorporating your business, and sales taxes.


Freelancers & Agencies

How to Build a Career as a WordPress Professional in Your Free Time [Guide]

Getting established as a WordPress pro isn’t easy. If you want to freelance or set up a WordPress business, you’ll need to build up a list of clients and establish a reputation for yourself. And if you’re looking for a WordPress job, you’ll need to demonstrate that you’ve got experience with WordPress and can work with it at a professional level.


How to be a Successful WordPress Professional [Guide]

Professionals make the most money, have the most influence and generally have it good. They also fair well when faced with challenges since they are skilled and hence more confident in their capabilities. They are the creme de la creme, and everybody (read clients) want a piece of their awesomeness. Pros do it big and are as a result the envy of the millions who don’t make the cut. With all these nice things ready for the taking, why wouldn’t anyone want to become the go-to person in their area of expertise? Here’s how to do it.


Starting a WordPress Business?  Here are 30 Expenses You Should Expect [List]

As WordPress gains more and more of the global CMS market share, there are a lot of opportunities to help businesses establish a strong digital presence with it. Needless to say, launching a WordPress business in this environment is a smart move. That said, no matter how slow of a start you have with your WordPress business, there are costs everyone has to contend with.


The Top 10 Reasons You Don’t Close Sales on Website Projects [List]

Rejection is part of the gig. And you know what? It’s okay if a prospect rejects your proposal, so long as the reason for it is valid. Perhaps your style of communication or work doesn’t blend well with the client’s. Or maybe your pricing is too far out of reach for a company of that size. Or maybe they really are happy with their current web designer. When there’s a valid reason for rejection, accept it with grace, thank them for their time, and move on.


Ways to Make Money

How to Sell Photographs Online with WordPress [Guide]

A picture is worth a thousand…dollars? If priced correctly and marketed to the right customers, it certainly could be. Photographs can definitely be distributed as products on the web and there’s a huge market of customers looking for just the right image. There’s a huge market of customers looking for just the right photo. In this article we look into the intricacies of selling photographs.


40+ Proven Ways to Make More Money [List]

I want to cut through all that BS and give you the three best ways you can start making money TODAY, along with 42 more ideas on how you can generate cash on the side. Learn exactly how to make extra money with these cash-generating ideas. Plus, I’ll show you my three favorite ways to start earning more money today.


How to Sell Digital Courses [Guide]

With the internet being the most widespread and easily accessible source of information, e-learning has skyrocketed – and selling digital courses has never been more popular! If you’re thinking about selling digital courses, we’ve put together this guide to help you… learn (ahem)… how to get started.


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ProfitPress Top 10: Issue #24

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Multisite

5 Ways to Monetize a WordPress Multisite Network [List]

Multisite functionality is mow much more accessible for any WordPress users who want to create their own networks. But what can you do with it? We’ve been creating and refining more ways for you to make money with your Multisite network since the early days of WPMU. You’ll find that there are many tools that will let you customize and automate your monetization strategy.


How to Start a WordPress Hosting Business with Multisite

WordPress Multisite is a powerful tool that allows you to host many different sites within a single WordPress installation. Among its many advantages, such as making management of many sites both easier and cheaper, one of the most prominent has to be its usefulness for web hosting businesses.


How Edublogs Makes Money with WordPress Multisite

WordPress multisite is a powerful tool that allows you to host thousands (even millions) of website won a single WordPress install. This is great, but how can you make money with WordPress this way? This post is about how Edublogs does it.


Freelancers & Agencies

How to Get more Clients with Inbound Marketing [Interview]

In this episode, Joe Howard, the founder of WP Buffs, explains that it isn’t rocket science. He gives us some simple tips to grow your business by getting the customers come to you.


What Do You Need to Become a Web Designer? [Guide]

Are you wondering whether you need a piece of paper to be successful as a Web Designer or Developer? Trying to decide if self-education is enough, or if you really do need a degree to become a Web Designer? Well here is a list of the pros and cons, from someone who’s done both!


How to Get Better WordPress Clients [Guide]

This post has everything you need to know about attracting better clients with decent budgets into your business. It’s no 5-minute fix: time and effort will be required on your part. But if you follow this simple step-by-step guide, you too can start winning better, higher-budget web design clients.


How to Start Selling Services as a WordPress Freelancer [Guide]

If you gain clients and do well, you can expect the amount of business coming in to grow over time. You might decide you don’t want to take on extra work, or you may choose to grow your business by taking on new staff. Either way, your business will develop as you gain more expertise. As this happens, you can start charging more and taking on bigger and more interesting projects.


Ways to Make Money

How to Make a Living with WordPress [Guide]

People who want to start a career in WordPress usually come in two groupsT: people who’ve been using WordPress as a hobby for a while and want to use their skills to earn a living, and people coming to WordPress from another specialism who can see the potential of the platform. So if you’re in one of these groups, what are the options available to you? Let’s look at some of the career opportunities available!


How to Start a Store to Sell Digital Products [Guide]

When it comes to creating a digital product store, you have more of an advantage than you might think! There are more advanced eCommerce tools available now than ever before, with plenty of real-world examples to guide you. Take advantage of the trial and error processes that other store owners have gone through in testing out their methods; be observant, and don’t be afraid to try things out for yourself – sometimes you have to experiment to see what works for your specific product and business model.


8 Legit Ways to Start Earning Money with WordPress [List]

Now days many people have found ways to make tons of money with WordPress. There are many different ways by which you can also earn a living online with it. Have you ever thought of making money using WordPress? If yes, this detailed post is a treat for you where I will be discussing 8 proven ways to make money with WordPress.


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ProfitPress Top 10: Issue #23

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Memberships & Online Courses

Interview with Brian Krogsgard on Running His Post Status Membership Business [Interview]

I have an enormous amount of respect for what Brian has created over at Poststatus. Poststatus is a mix of WordPress and industry news, with a paid for membership component. Brian spills the beans on how he started the successful WordPress membership and news website, Poststatus.


CGCookie: An Example of How to Run a Successful Membership Site [Interview]

This interview is with Jonathan Williamson, co-founder of CGCookie. He’s going to talk to us about running a real world membership website on WordPress. Jonathan is Pippin Williamson’s twin brother, and he has years of experience running membership websites. There is much that we can learn from him.


Why Membership Sites Need Premium Content to Succeed

Building a thriving membership site isn’t easy, and you want to crack the code to success. But first, you must consider the incentives for your potential customers to join your membership site – and stick around. Enter premium content. This kind of super-exclusive content opens the door to a cascade of benefits, from generating interest in your site, monetization, and building revenue, to enhancing brand perception and reinforcing your content authority.


Freelancers & Agencies

Tips & Advice for Selling Services Through Your Website [Guide]

Services are a completely different type of digital “product”. You trade your time and specialized skills for remuneration, instead of selling a downloadable product. How do you ensure your service is beneficial to both you and your potential clients? Here we’ll provide tips and advice for selling your services online.


5 New Ways for Freelancers to Get Clients [List]

Finding new clients is exciting and inspires our confidence. It means money in the bank, food on the table, a roof over our heads and spare cash for fun stuff like holidays, new Apple products or whatever your vice is. So why are most freelancers so bad at it and how can you fix it?


How to Supercharge Your WordPress Cash Flow with Repeat Client Business [Guide]

The biggest issue that WordPress businesses and consultants face is cash flow. For some reason, particularly as new businesses, we feel that continually finding new customers is the key to growing a business. But many businesses owners still feel there is a disconnect between your new customer sale and creating a regular customer out of them. I’m going to show you how to start that conversation with a customer to move them to a regular customer.


9 Killer Tips to Win More Contracts & Get More Clients [List]

Contracts allow us to come to a mutual understanding with our clients regarding what we will be doing, at what cost, and for how long. Here are nine tips that will have your loving contracts and winning more contracts, faster.


Selling Products & Services

How to Succeed Juggling Many Roles Running a Bootstrapped Business [Guide]

Most small businesses begin with just one or two people, which inevitably means the founder or founders constantly juggle dozens of different tasks every day. In this post, Pippin Williamson shares some advice on the art of juggling many roles in a bootstrapped eCommerce business.


How to Inspire Customer Confidence When Selling Digital Products [Guide]

In the era of hackers, fraud, and online theft, customers are taking more precautions than ever with their money – and if you sell digital goods, this means you are likely faced with adjusting your methods to create (or reclaim) customer confidence in your brand and products. Here’s how.


14 Tools to Help You Build a SaaS Product [List]

A cloud-based SaaS product can be a highly lucrative opportunity. Of course, you have to find the time, resources, and money to build it first. These are the 14 free or inexpensive tools you can use to build a SaaS on the cheap.


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ProfitPress Top 10: Issue #22

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Welcome to another issue of the ProfitPress Top 10! We’re excited to share another 10 of the most valuable articles that we could find to help you make more money online with WordPress.

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The Top 10

Selling Products & Services

How to Leverage Social Media to Succeed with Digital Products [Guide]

If content is king, social media is the king’s podium. Social platforms serve to amplify your message to the masses, driving interest in your brand and products while carving out your identity. They’ve also been established as effective customer support channels and convenient central hubs for communicating, educating, and engaging with your audience. Here are some tips to help you master your socials so you can stay competitive, reach the right people, and convert sales.


Everything You Need to Know About Selling Software Online [Guide]

When it comes to selling digital products, software is unique. Over the last 6 years we’ve seen many of our users succeed with selling software products. Let’s deeper look into the complex, exciting world of selling software online.


The Ultimate WordPress Resource List for Selling Products & Services [Complete List]

Regardless of whether you’re trying to sell products or services, there are a lot of competitors out there and new ones every day. Why should prospective customers buy your products and services? How do you start What’s the best way to sell your products or services? How do you grow sales even further? To stay […]


Freelancers & Agencies

10 Ways to Close Client Project Deals Faster [List]

Sales. Ick. Blech. Ugh. There is very little that the average designer, developer, freelancer, or business owner likes about sales, except the very end result of gaining a new client or customer. Let’s examine 10 simple ways you can sell less and still close new sales.


How to Move From Freelancer to Company in 8 Steps [Step by Step Guide]

If you’ve been struggling to find new business, grow your team and deliver incredible results, optimizing your business process is just as important as improving your technical or design skills. Here are eight steps that would enhance your online presence and improve your business process, boost up your profitability and establish you as a professional WordPress consultancy.


How to Use Your Clients to Grow Your Business [Guide]

What would be the ideal work process for you? Is it handling the design division of a large client of yours, or to work with several small business owners and help them accomplish more – or maybe partner up with a designer while taking care of the technical infrastructure?


Is Building WordPress Websites Still Profitable?

The WordPress market is full of themes and plugins created to make designing a website with WP a breeze. However, since so many view WordPress as an easy-to-use system, there is quite a large sum of people who think that they will only need to pay $500 for a site that you would rightly charge $3,000 for.


Ways to Make Money

13 More Ways to Make Money from a WordPress Website [List]

There are so many ways to make money with a WordPress website it boggles the mind. Essentially, what you have is a digital property and unlimited potential. There is not only a crazy number of different ways to generate money from the site, but there is no ceiling on the amount you can earn.


How to Create an Amazon Affiliates Site With WooCommerce [Guide]

Affiliate marketing is one of the most popular ways to make money online, but its not easy–competition is high. But if you have a hobby or interest that aligns well with affiliate opportunities then in might be fore you. This guide will show you how to get started with the Amazon Associates affiliate program using a WooCommerce site.


Starting a Career in WordPress Services: Freelancing vs. Employment [Comparison]

Have you ever thought about, or are you considering, selling your time as a WordPress professional, either as a freelancer or through finding paid employment? In both cases, you don’t own the thing you’re producing. Instead, you sell your ability to produce that thing for someone else.


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ProfitPress Top 10: Issue #21

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Freelancers & Agencies

Raise Your Prices

Years ago I was coaching a young entrepreneur that was just getting started with her business. As we talked about all the different things that go into running your first business, we landed on the topic of price. Her response to me was something I’ve since heard several more times: “I can always raise my rates later.”


How to Win More Clients Without Doing More Work

Your prospects care about 3 things: Do you understand the core problem? Do you have the right experience? Do they trust you to fix their issues? You know this. You do this. And the point of this post is to help you to win more clients. So what’s the trick? I’m about to tell you.


How to Improve Your Branding & Marketing

A few years ago I was sitting in an office with a group of folks. This was one of those times when I was helping out a company, and they were stuck and they asked if I would meet with their marketing team. They were stuck. I want to help you, too. You don’t have to suck at branding and marketing.


How to Increase Your Website Services Sales [List]

How do you steadily drive sales up? I remember selling our first website (HTML) for $300 and feeling as though I had just hit the lottery. Skip ahead 15 years and we’ve had projects in the $30K range. How do you do that? How do you drive sales up that far in less than 15 years? Here are 3 ways to increase your sales today.


Blogging

How to Increase Your Blogs Earnings by Over 40%

I want to talk about two things I’ve been doing on my main blog to increase the profitability of the blog – both have been working really well! I’m going to talk about 3 income streams in particular: AdSense Ad network (although this will be relevant to other networks too), Affiliate promotions and selling our own products.


Should You Monetize Your WordPress Site with Ads?

Online advertisements have always been one of the most popular ways to monetize your website. However, the rise of adblockers threatens to change that. At this point, anyone starting a new site needs to seriously consider whether running ads on WordPress is still a good option from a financial perspective. Some websites still make good money from ads. However, plenty of others are looking elsewhere when it comes to monetization. So, what should you do?


How to Succeed as a Freelance Writer [Guide]

Being a freelancer is not a garden full of roses but it is an experience that can be very fulfilling both for your income and your sense of accomplishment. Try asking a web designer how nice is to deal with customers, you’ll understand my point. In this guide I will share with you my personal experience, ideas and methods in hopes that it will inspire you to become a freelance writer.


Generate Recurring Revenue

How to Scale Website Services Like SaaS for Recurring Income [Guide]

If you’re looking to scale your web services, did you know that you can serve all types of clients, earn a healthy automated recurring income, and build your client list all at the same time by applying the SaaS business model to your website consulting services?


How to Build Recurring Revenue for Your WordPress Website Business [Interview]

Is recurring revenue in your website business important to you? In this interview, Brad Morrison from GoWP explains how he transitioned his development business to a support agency that generates recurring revenue in a steady and simplified way.


How to Sell WordPress Website Maintenance for Recurring Revenue [Guide]

Interested in learning more about how to sell website maintenance plans to your clients to create a steady revenue stream? Here’s an EPIC post and webinar that covers everything you need to know about selling WordPress maintenance plans, including the templates you need to get started.


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ProfitPress Top 10: Issue #20

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Memberships & Online Courses

How to Sell Corporate & Team Memberships on Your WordPress Site

If you’re trying to sell corporate memberships and felt like WooCommerce couldn’t do it, the good news is that now it can! Check out this demonstration.


How to Make More Money with Your WordPress Membership Site Using All Access Passes

Increase your profits by selling All Access memberships – which give your customers an extremely improved experience. All (or just some) of your store’s products will be right at your customers’ fingertips when they need them. After purchasing a membership, they simply log in and start downloading products. Your customers spend more than they otherwise would have, and also get more for their money – everyone wins.


The Ultimate Guide to Creating & Selling Online Courses

Online courses can do a lot of things. They’re a great way to share your knowledge and help others, and they can make you quite a bit of money in the process. But creating them can take a lot of work and time, and if you don’t sell them right, that can be a lot of wasted effort.


Recurring Revenue Products & Services

How to Launch a Digital Product

You’ve researched your market. You’ve validated your digital product idea. You’ve defined your niche. You’ve created your product and it’s at least in the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) stage. Now what? How do you successfully launch your digital product?


The Guide to Starting a WordPress Maintenance Business

As a web developer or designer, you know that there are ongoing tasks required to keep a client’s website in tip-top shape after launch, and that’s where there’s opportunity to start a WordPress maintenance business. Have you thought about the additional revenue you could make each month by offering those services to your clients?


How to Grow a Lifestyle Business Without Losing the Lifestyle

Balancing a lifestyle business — and trying to grow it — can be tricky, when you’re not willing to give up your lifestyle for that growth. There are ways to grow your business without giving up the lifestyle you began it all for, right?


Freelancers & Agencies

5 Tips to Improve Your Freelance Business

You’ve likely heard the story of the four blind men that touched an elephant and guessed wrong about its identity, right? Well, that story isn’t just a fun story to tell, it’s also the imagery for today’s five business tips for freelancers.


How WordPress Freelancers Can Stand Out & Win More Clients

It turns out that a freelancer will almost immediately stand out and distinguish themselves from tons of other developers and agencies if they do one simple thing. It’s so simple that it feels foolish to write an entire post about it. Yet so many people rush past it that it often goes missing. Ready?


How to Price Your WordPress Website Services

Pricing is an interesting topic that rarely gets discussed so we seized the opportunity. Time and materials pricing is what works for most of my clients, but this doesn’t mean that it is the right fit for every situation. Discuss the different possible structures with your clients and find the best fit for both of you. It is ok to mix structures. Some projects may be a good fit for T&M and others may be better suited for flat rate.


7 Tips on Value Based Pricing

In this 45 minute video, I’ll cover why value based pricing is really hard, how positioning can help clients understand what they’re really paying for, a tip that most of us forget when we’re talking with prospects and much more.


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ProfitPress Top 10: Issue #19

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The Top 10

Recurring Revenue Products & Services

The Ultimate WordPress Resource List for Selling Products, Services & Generating Recurring Revenue

Whether you’re trying to sell products, services or generate recurring revenue with your WordPress business, there’s a ton of competition and new competitors every day. Here’s how to win.


All About Running a WordPress Product & Services Business

Let’s drill down and expand upon what it’s like running a WordPress consultancy, while trying to sell digital products.


How to Productize Your WordPress Consulting Services

Brian, like most of us, started as a “web designer” then made the shift to product via Restaurant Engine. This is not — let me repeat — not an easy task. If you’ve been following me for a while, you know this is something that I’m working on day in and day out.


Freelancers & Agencies

How to Succeed as a WordPress Freelancer

In this episode, Megan’s going to teach you how she bought the bar and works from the beach. Megan Gray focuses on WordPress website design and is founder of House of Grays. She teaches us the secrets to her freelancing success in this episode.


How to Talk to Your Clients About Profitable Projects

This conversation is made available to help agency owners and clients understand the importance of running a profitable web project. If you’re an agency, this can help start the conversation with your clients. If you’re seeking to hire someone, this is a great primer to work with one another.


How WordPress Freelancers Can Find a Niche

Since the early days of BuddyPress plugin, David Bisset has focused his freelance development business around integrating it into his highly customized client projects. Here’s how you can find your niche.


Should You Raise Your Rates?

Pricing is tough. Sometimes you hear that raising rates until people start saying no is the way to go. While that is a strategy, it may not always work.


Ways to Make Money

How to Sell Other People’s Products

There’s a great way to make money selling other people’s products. If you’re not a developer, but you’re good at marketing, then creating a marketplace may be right for you.


9 Ways to Make More Money With WordPress

WordPress is an incredibly versatile application, and there are many ways to make money with it. On this page I have listed the most common, but I’m sure it’s not an exhaustive list. If you know of any others then please do let me know.


3 Ways to Make More Money from a WordPress Website

What determines your ability to make money with WordPress? Two key factors: audience and engagement. Making money in any business is a function of providing value. The more we help other people solve their problems, the more other people are willing to pay us for our assistance. If you want to make money from your WordPress site, you must provide value.


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ProfitPress Top 10: Issue #18

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Plugins & Themes

How Beaver Builder Became One of the Most Popular Page Builder Plugins in WordPress

Beaver Builder is a page builder solution developed by the three guys (Robby McCullough, Billy Young and Justin Busa). The boys discovered the internet as a career early on in life and came together five years ago to form their first company FastLine Media, from which followed Beaver Builder. This is a fun interview with the 3 guys, discussing the ups and downs of creating a successful business.


An Interview with Pippin Williamson of Restrict Content Pro, AffiliateWP & Easy Digital Downloads

Pippin Williamson is the man behind the fantastic plugins Restrict Content Pro, Easy Digital Downloads and Affiliate WP as well as teaching others in his plugin development courses at pippinsplugins.com and co-hosting the Apply Filters podcast with Brad Touesnard – and he’s only 25!


An Inside Look at a Successful WordPress Plugin Business with Pippin Williamson

Pippin Williamson is the founder and CEO of Sandhill Development which is well known for its three premium plugins, Easy Digital Downloads, Affiliate WP and Restrict Content Pro. In this episode, Cath talks with Pippin Williamson about how he got started, how he grew his business, how he has dealt with lulls in motivation… And what’s up with this brewery that he owns!


Freelancers & Agencies

How to Get Leads & Sales for Your Freelance Business with Online Quizzes

Troy talks to Josh Haynam, who is the co-founder of Interact, an online quiz software company. They talk about how online quizzes are the ultimate interactive tool that you can use to increase your conversion rate. They also talk about not only the software behind it but more importantly- the psychology.


The Best & Worst Types of Clients for Agencies

We asked 32 different agencies and freelancers in the dev-design-tech segment to tell us what makes a good client in their book, and what drives them crazy when things don’t work out as planned. Here’s what they said.


5 Ways to Market Your Website Design Business

Nobody has to tell you that your website won’t sell itself. For years you’ve explained to clients that the “build it and they will come” philosophy is bogus. Why then, when it comes to your own firm, do you still find yourself questioning how to promote your web design business?


How to Niche Your Website Design Business

Sara talks with Matt about her recent use of YouTube and how she is committed to producing regular content along with creating a niche for her freelance business.


Blogging

6 Ways to Monetize a WordPress Blog

If you’re ready to become a serious blogger and start making money online, you need to monetize your WordPress site. It may sound like a lot of work, but it’s actually easier than you might think to get started. All you need are the right techniques, some tools you trust, and a little creativity (which as a blogger, you’re great at)!


How to Start a WordPress Blog

Do you want to start a WordPress blog the right way? We know that starting a blog can be a terrifying thought specially when you are not geeky. Guess what – you are not alone. Here’s a step by step guide on how to start a WordPress blog without any technical knowledge (trusted by 370,000+).


The Beginner Guide to Affiliate Marketing with Your Blog

In this affiliate marketing guide for beginners, we will explain how affiliate marketing works, how to get started right away, and how to start earning through affiliate marketing using your WordPress blog.


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ProfitPress Top 10: Issue #17

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Welcome to another issue of the ProfitPress Top 10! We’re excited to share another 10 of the most valuable articles that we could find to help you make more money online with WordPress.

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Ways to Make Money

How to Make Money Online Working from Home in 2019 (the RIGHT way!)

Everybody wants to make money online working from home because it provides a great quality of life and you can work from anywhere. Here’s how to do it right!


How to Monetize a WordPress Business Directory

In this article, we will consider the numerous ways to monetize your business directory and turn your site into a profitable business. Strategies covered include selling and claiming listings, charging visitors to view top listings, creating a membership site and advertising.


How to Monetize Your Website with the Brave Browser

This is a popular browser among users who value their security and privacy. This browser is available on all the platform including Android and iOS. Brave works on a reward system which can be used by any website owner or YouTube creator to earn the BAT token. You can, later on, sell this BAT token for bitcoin or fiat money. In this tutorial, I’m sharing everything about how you can earn BAT token with your Web site YouTube or Twitch channel.


Plugins & Themes

Is WordPress Premium Theme Business Dying?

Is everyone getting out of the theme business? In November, 2013 we heard that the theme business at WooThemes was only generating 20% of their revenue. Then, in February, they announced they were stopping the theme subscription club.


4 Lessons Learned From Building a Freemium WordPress Plugin

A while ago, we managed to launch a page builder plugin named Forge. It is a freemium plugin– people can use it for free, and then upgrade with some paid extensions. And the actual challenge of creating Forge was not the plugin itself, but rather promoting it. Here’s what we did.


How to Monetize a WordPress Plugin: Premium vs. AddOns

WooCommerce, iThemes Exchange and some other of the most successful WordPress companies have managed to build significant businesses with the add-ons monetization model. It’s very tempting just to follow them based on their success.


The Ultimate WordPress Plugin & Theme Developer Resource List

The WordPress plugin and theme ecosystem is incredibly competitive. With 50,000+ plugins and themes to date and more added every day, it can be hard to stand out. To be competitive you need to stay at the top of your game with your how WordPress is evolving, how to grow sales and how to run your business.


Freelancers & Agencies

The Ultimate WordPress Freelancer & Agency Resource List

Life as a WordPress freelancer or agency is highly competitive. There seem to be new entrants every day and anyone can call themselves a “WordPress Expert” and underprice you while promising the same result. To compete, you need to stay at the top of your game with your skills, lead generation, business practices and more.


The #1 Way to Get More Sales From Existing Clients

The website worksheet is a staple for my business; the process is so smooth and the strategy works to qualify the right leads. What I was failing at, however, was properly executing project requests from existing clients who already had their website built by us and were looking for new features or redesign elements. The website worksheet is great – for new clients – but many of the questions were irrelevant to an existing website client.


How to Build Recurring Revenue with Existing WordPress Clients

How do you get your current clients who are paying you nothing, to start paying you something to maintain and care for their website? Many people think that their clients won’t pay, so they don’t reach out. Through coaching other website consultants, I’ve found that, in fact, it’s your current clients that know you, trust you and value your work. The majority of your existing clients are more willing to pay for a service you provide over a new client you have no track record with.


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ProfitPress Top 10: Issue #16

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Welcome to another issue of the ProfitPress Top 10! We’re excited to share another 10 of the most valuable articles that we could find to help you make more money online with WordPress.

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Freelancers & Agencies

The Ultimate List of WordPress & Remote Job Sites

Below you’ll find hundreds of job websites, newsletters and aggregators for WordPress and Remote (non-WordPress jobs). The WordPress jobs cover all specialties from WordPress plugin and theme development to web design and customer support. The Remote jobs include everything from programming to support roles, marketing and more. Happy hunting!


Tired of Freelancing? 3 Ways Stop Freelancing & Make More Money

Living one freelance project to the next. Feeling dependent on trading my time for billable hours. Having to chase down unpaid invoices. Putting out one client fire just to see another flare up. When this happens, it usually means means my subconscious mind is nudging me toward some sort of next chapter. I knew I needed to grow beyond freelancing and build a more scalable business.


10 Steps to Success as a WordPress Consultant

Here’s a succinct summary on how to succeed as a WordPress consultant (or any type of consultant) in 10 steps. We all start at the bottom, but as you grow your skills, specialties and the value that you deliver to clients you can raise your rates and grow your team.


Recurring Revenue Products & Services

Why Recurring Revenue is Good for WordPress Businesses

Here’s the thing I love about recurring revenue. It’s easily predictable. And predictable revenue is good. It lets you plan. It helps you invest in future efforts. It provides what you need to pay your support. Predictable and constant revenue allows you to offer something most customers really want: support and an engaging experience (beyond the sale).


How to Build a WordPress SaaS Product

A year and a half ago when I started thinking about what my next side project would be, I couldn’t have imagined the success that it would have. While it may seem small to some people, getting anybody to believe enough in your product to give you money for it is a huge accomplishment that you should be proud of.


Plugins & Themes

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Release a Premium WordPress Plugin

When I write “premium WordPress plugins” I’m simply talking about a plugin you charge for. And when I say you’d be wrong, I’m saying that I don’t always believe monetizing the plugin itself is the right course of action. Here are five reasons you shouldn’t release a premium WordPress plugin, and instead give it to the community for free.


How the WordPress Product Market is Changing

The WordPress economy is changing, and many businesses are feeling it. The market is maturing, and customers are behaving differently. It’s happening slowly, but I think everyone realizes things are changing. Often this change has been discussed in terms of hosts and agencies, but let’s talk about products.


How to Price WordPress Add-Ons & Extensions

Pricing is tough – I know I say that a lot. When you’re pricing WordPress extensions or addons (dependent products), it’s even harder. What I want to do is highlight a challenge that comes from selling dependent products.


The Future of Selling WordPress Themes

2008 doesn’t seem like very long ago. And yet, so much has changed in the last five or six years – particularly when it comes to WordPress themes. Particularly when it comes to selling WordPress themes.


How a WordPress Agency Turned its Custom Plugins & Themes into Recurring Income

Today we’d like to share one specific example that can help many WordPress agencies (and freelancers) to increase their monthly bottom line with in-house developed plugins & themes. This is the success story of Ryan Theis, a partner of ours. Ryan shares how they did it at their agency – BNG Design, an Inc 5,000 Web Design & Marketing agency from Fargo.


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ProfitPress Top 10: Issue #15

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Blogging

6 Ways to Make Money Blogging

Wondering how to make money blogging? Yes, you certainly can. Whether you’re a pro writer or a budding blogger, if you’ve got great topics and a killer voice, there are people looking to pay you for your skills. But remember, blogging isn’t a get-rich-quick scheme — it requires strategy and effort.


On Making Money Blogging

I did not make any money from my first blogs for almost 18 months (I didn’t even know you could so did not try) and when I did start to try to make money from them the first income was just a few dollars a week – but gradually in time my income grew from a part time income to a full time income and then beyond. Here’s how.


The Ultimate WordPress Blogger Resource List

There are millions (not a typo!) of new blog posts every day. Why should anyone read what you write? Why should anyone buy what you’re selling? If you monetize your traffic, why should anyone visit your blog? Here’s how to give them a reason.


Freelancers & Agencies

How to Make Your WordPress Site Attract High Quality Clients

Do you know how to find the best clients for your WordPress business? In this article, we’ll talk about what type of strategy you can use when designing your own WordPress site to attract this kind of high-quality clientele.


How to Start Outsourcing & Build a Team for Your Agency

One of the biggest lessons I learned as an agency owner is that as you grow, eventually you get to a point where you simply can’t do it all. At that point, it’s time to start looking into getting started with outsourcing. I’m going to go over some of the challenges, and how you can avoid common mistakes.


The WordPress Freelancer’s Guide to Building Your Professional Network

As a web developer, building your network can seem overwhelming. Regardless of whether you’re selling directly to customers, building a reseller network, or pitching to C-level executives – you need to establish a communication protocol by connecting and bonding with the right people. As Armstrong Williams once said: “Networking is an essential part of building wealth”. Here are our expert tips for growing your professional network, & why it matters.


Should You Ever do WordPress Client Work for Free?

“This project will be HUGE for your portfolio. And if this works out, it’ll lead to a bunch more work in the future.” Have you ever had a client who’s tried to lure you into doing some free work for them? Here’s how to handle it.


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The Big Business of Small WordPress Plugins

Everyone loves a good “how to make seven figures in software sales” story, but not every business owner desires to claim that headline. If there’s one trend, it’s that we don’t need world domination as a driving force to grow our business.


Are Themes Still a Profitable WordPress Business?

Can authors still make money selling WordPress themes? In today’s episode, Jonathan Atkinson an Envato Exclusive Author, joins Devin and I to discuss the current state of affairs in the WordPress theme marketplace. Atkinson shares some deep insights into Envato’s recent corporate restructuring, impact of multipurpose themes, and progressive competition in the space.


WordPress Plugin & Theme Developers: Raise Your Prices!

Here’s what I know. These prices are all way too low. I set aside a budget of $2000 a year for plugins that help me make money. The last several years I’ve not spent it. Know why? Because the market keeps pushing these prices down. And the message is wrong, because eventually some folks are just going to look at doing something else.


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