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 #40

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Plugins & Themes

How to Use Video to Grow WordPress Plugin Sales

If you haven’t yet noticed, online video is changing the way that we learn and make our buying decisions. The ability to use video as an interactive storytelling medium makes it one of the best ways to encourage your potential customers to engage with your brand. In this article, I’ll cover a few different ways that you can leverage the power of video to grow your user base and increase your revenue. If you’re already using video, I’ll also include a few tips and tricks to improve the quality of your videos to give you the competitive edge!


Plugin Developer Stories: Meta Box by Tran Ngoc Tuan Anh

Meta Box is simple on the surface: it lets WordPress users and developers quickly construct custom meta boxes and fields. There are other plugins on the market that do the same thing but Meta Box is interesting to me because of its large install base, variety of premium extensions and it’s Vietnamese developer. Tran Ngoc Tuan Anh, from Hanoi, is the man behind Meta Box and he was very kind enough to sit down and answer my questions about his successful plugin. We talk about pricing in bundles, how his customers help inform him on matters ranging from pricing to which extension he should build next and more.


Plugin Developer Stories: Sunshine Photo Cart by Derek Ashauer

Developer Derek Ashauer was kind enough to take time to talk to me about his WordPress plugin called Sunshine Photo Cart. With Sunshine Photo Cart, professional photographers can easily add client proofing galleries and photo cart options on their websites.


How-To Guides

How to Create a Progress Tracker with WordPress & GitHub (for FREE) [Guide]

Learn how to use WordPress and GitHub to create a public (or private) progress tracker like the one below. Creating (or updating) posts on your WordPress site will automatically create commits on the associated GitHub tracker color-coded light to dark based on how many commits were made that day.


How to Embed GitHub Contributions Chart/Calendar

Wouldn’t it be great to embed your GitHub contribution chart/calendar into any web page? Well you can, and it’s very easy!


Generate Recurring Revenue

An Interview with WP Buffs, a Top WordPress Maintenance Service [Interview]

WP Buffs seems to be striking a nice mix of branding, marketing, content, and of course services. The WordPress support business is an easy game to get into, but a lot harder to win. Jere’s an interview with WP Buffs, a WordPress maintenance service.


How to Sell WordPress Maintenance [Guide]

With WordPress currently powering over 30% of all websites, there is no doubt about its dominance. However, this fact alone is not enough to ensure that your WordPress consulting business flourishes, or that clients will come pounding at your door with their urgent WordPress website needs. Here’s how to be successful with WordPress maintenance plans the right way.


Memberships & Online Courses

8 Reasons to Start a Membership-Based Business [List]

Subscription models have been around for a long time, but modern digital content consumption (along with the increasing dominance of eCommerce) has created a unique demand for consistently fresh content – and a membership site is the perfect solution!


How to Grow Your Membership Business with Tiered Memberships

Pricing your memberships is an important part of running a membership site – and the tiered membership model is a popular choice. But, how do you know if it’s right for your site? What makes tiered memberships so popular?


How to Improve Churn in Your Membership Business

According to Harvard Business Review it costs between 5 and 25 times more to acquire a new customer than to keep an existing one. Wow! Are you putting exponentially more effort, care, and attention into nurturing existing member relationships relative to acquiring new members? That exponential effort can be reduced over time if you put the proper infrastructure in place now. Laying a solid foundation for churn optimization poises you for scaling later. Here’s how to do it.


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ProfitPress Top 10: Issue #39

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Affiliate Marketing

How to Setup an Affiliate Program for Your WordPress Plugin Business

Marketing is an important part of selling any product, and it can oftentimes be tricky to know how to do it right. One important option to consider for marketing a WordPress plugin is setting up an affiliate program. A properly run affiliate program has the possibility to benefit everyone involved, by getting your affiliates some […]


How to Build a WordPress Affiliate Website

Are you looking to build a profitable affiliate website? Or, do you already have an affiliate website that you want to optimize to boost your revenue? Affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to make money online. With the right strategy, you can optimize your website so that it attracts the right traffic, in turn bringing in more affiliate revenue to your table. In this article, we’ll show you how to build a profitable affiliate website using WordPress.


Improve Your Affiliate Program’s Returns with Better Affiliate Communication

Are you missing this one crucial step to running a successful affiliate marketing program? Affiliate marketing is a pretty simple concept. It’s a sales and promotion cycle that is mutually beneficial for both you (the site owner), and the people you recruit to promote your website or products (your affiliates). It forms one part of your overall marketing strategy, and can be highly profitable.


Plugins & Themes

Plugin Developer Stories: GD Knowledge Base Pro [Interview]

WordPress seems like a natural fit for people looking to build out knowledge bases and documentation for their projects, clients or reference materials. GD Knowledge Base Pro makes that process even easier by offering a suite of features and tools that lets you construct a knowledge base fit to exactly meet your needs and requirements. Milan Petrovic, from Dev4Press, was kind enough to take some time explaining how his plugin came to be.


Plugin Developer Stories: Iconic by James Kemp

Iconic offers quite a few plugins designed to improve WooCommerce-powered store fronts. The founder of Iconic, James Kemp, answered my questions about how he got started building WooCommerce plugins, what his switch away from Envato’s CodeCanyon was like and the hazards (and advantages) of building a plugin business reliant on a third-party product.


Plugin Developer Stories: Heroic FAQs by Chris Mooney

Heroic FAQs, the latest plugin release from the folks over at HeroThemes, offers simple but powerful management for frequently answered questions. While the concept of an FAQ page is almost as old as the web itself, with Heroic FAQs the time involved in setting one up is diminished greatly which leaves you with more time to work on your product and less time handling support. Chris Mooney was willing to answer my questions about the creation of Heroic FAQs.


Plugin Developer Stories: Post to Google My Business by Koen Reus

Before Koen Reus, the developer of the Post to Google My Business plugin, contacted me I didn’t know much about the My Business service at all. Koen was nice enough to explain what Google My Business is as well as discuss how he got started building a WordPress plugin that integrates with it, the pitfalls he ran into during that process and what he is doing to market and sell a premium version of the plugin to customers.


Freelancers & Agencies

Web Developer’s Guide to Project Management [Guide]

“How long is a string?” is the question that pops into my head when a potential client asks how much a website will cost. A string can be any length, maybe it’s four inches, or maybe it’s 40 miles. You won’t find out until you measure. Websites are the same way — to learn how much one costs you have to measure (scope) it. Then you measure along the way to be sure you’re on track. This is just one best practice to follow when you’re learning how to manage a project successfully. We’ve got more tips for you below.


Web Developer Roadmap [Guide]

Here you’ll find a set of charts demonstrating the paths that you can take and the technologies that you would want to adopt in order to become a frontend, backend or a devops. I made these charts for an old professor of mine who wanted something to share with his college students to give them a perspective; sharing them here to help the community.


How to Cut Costs & Grow Margins [Worksheet]

Have you ever considered how much more money you could keep just by cutting down on overhead costs? No matter how well business is going, there’s always something you can to do to increase profit margins. The following guide is going to focus on how to use this awesome little trick to increase profit margins overnight.


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ProfitPress Top 10: Issue #38

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Generate Recurring Revenue

The 3 Keys to Selling WordPress Maintenance Packages for Recurring Income

Imagine that you have finished with a WordPress project. As you are handing your new client the keys to the car, you ask if they need one of your WordPress maintenance packages. Look, you had plans to throw a party. The project is done, the final payment is in, and you breathe a sigh of relief, but you hear those dreaded words from your client after asking about maintenance. What do your customers usually say when you ask if they would like to purchase a maintenance plan? Here’s how to close the sale.


How to Create a Recurring Revenue WordPress Business (Real Life Example) [Interview]

WP Elevation alumnus Suraj Sodha tells the story of how he found great value (and profitability) in recurring revenue business models. But he didn’t stop at selling WordPress maintenance plans to clients. Suraj created WPMaintain, a WordPress maintenance company solely dedicated to providing top-notch after-care for website owners and other web designers.


How To Generate Recurring Revenue with WordPress Maintenance Services

How would you like an extra $100-$300+ per client every month? If your WordPress development, design or marketing business isn’t offering a WordPress site maintenance package you’re missing out on a huge opportunity. Give your clients peace of mind and spare them the horror they would suffer if left to their own devices, all while establishing yourself as their go-to, one-stop web solution. It’s a win-win!


Selling Products & Services

How to Fix the Top 7 Problems When Selling Online [List]

Creating a successful digital product store is no small feat! We’ve written about common mistakes to avoid when launching your store, but what about the issues you may encounter while running it? As a digital product store owner, you want to be as forward-thinking as possible, anticipating problems before they arise, and being proactive to mitigate risk and complications. But sometimes, things just happen, life gets in the way, or competitors come out of the woodwork. While you can’t predict the future, you can make yourself aware of what to look out for to be as prepared as possible!


Sell More Products & Grow Your Brand with Cross-Promotion

With a continually changing eCommerce landscape, digital business owners must regularly adapt to keep the sales flowing – and cross-promotion remains an easy, effective, and time-tested strategy that is too often overlooked!


How to Build Your Email List with Free Downloads

Building an email list from scratch is no easy task and it certainly doesn’t happen overnight. But offering a free download will always result in conversions: customers love freebies and a free download will pave the way undoubtedly for more sales. Giving away a download is one of the most powerful techniques for customer acquisition. Here’s how to do it right.


Ways to Make Money

Want to Learn to Code?  Start Here.

Congratulations! You’ve decided you want to learn to code. Whether it’s because you’re interested in tech, or you want a high-paying career — you’re in the right place. How do you learn to code? It’s a big question. And to be clear: There’s no one right answer. We’re here to help. We’ll walk you through how to get started learning to code for the web, how to set goals, how to pick a language, and how to stay motivated to keep learning.


How to Make Money with the GoDaddy Reseller Program

Roel Zylstra didn’t join the ranks of small business owners fresh out of school. Like many entrepreneurs before him, he hung out his own shingle when he saw an opportunity and when circumstances forced his hand. Then Roel enrolled in GoDaddy’s early Reseller Program as one of the first few hundred to join.


6 Steps to Building an Online Magazine to Start Earning Money [Guide]

Online magazine websites are the go-to source for the latest news on a specific topic. Whether it’s food, entertainment, sport, business or even WordPress news, having a single source where you can browse articles and videos from multiple sources is a brilliant time-saver. If you can monetize that, what’s stopping you?


6 WordPress Commerce Business Easy to Start Without Inventory

There’s a reason why WooCommerce + WordPress make for a winning combination — getting your online shop up and running only requires you to pick a hosting platform, set up the plugin and get started. We want you to start thinking of new possibilities to expand the reach of your business — your next big idea! Not only that, we want to get you thinking about setting up your online business, even if you don’t have any physical product to sell. Here are 6 ways to do it.


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ProfitPress Top 10: Issue #37

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Affiliate Marketing

The Ultimate Guide to Setting Up an Affiliate Program in a Weekend [Guide]

Already have your affiliate program planned and ready to go? Launching it isn’t as difficult as it might seem – and you can do it quickly if you make the right moves! In this post we take a look at some of the best ways to get some affiliate action happening fast, so you can start bringing in the money!


Supercharge Your Affiliate by Sharing Affiliate Success Stories

When it comes to empowering your affiliates, rewards and recognition are hugely important – but sharing affiliate success stories is more than just shining a spotlight on your top performers. Creating a sense of community and belonging gives your affiliates a reason to be fully invested in your program, and seeing others succeed can inspire them to be their best. Not only that; success stories can provide guidance and good examples to follow, as your affiliates work toward improving their affiliate marketing game.


How to Make Money With Affiliate Marketing [Guide]

Affiliate marketing is about making money. Gobs of money. Money for doing nothing. At least that’s what a quick Google search would have you believe, but as usual, the truth is a little more complex than that. Yes, you can make money through affiliate marketing. Good money. And, yes, you can even make money while you sleep. Here’s how.


Freelancers & Agencies

7 Web Certifications Increase Credibility & GrowYour Earnings [List]

Not every web design certification is created equal. Many are built for those new to design—students, new graduates, and people starting out with their first clients. Some are more technical, helping more experienced designers and developers understand specialized topics like front-end development frameworks and digital marketing tools. Others… well, let’s say some others just aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on. So how can you separate the wheat from the chaff?


10 Tips to Get Clients to Pay On Time [List]

It’s every business owner’s fantasy to have invoices paid on a timely basis: immediately upon receipt, without clients questioning the amount or delaying getting the funds together for even one day. If you’re wondering how to get clients to pay on time, we’ve got answers on how to make it happen.


20 Ways to Get More WordPress Web Design Clients [List]

I think we can all agree that one of the most stressful things about having your own business is bringing in new clients. Have you ever wondered how others are doing it and seem to be doing so well at it? We did too! So, we polled 640 WordPress consultants to get their top tips on how to find WordPress web design clients. You’re going to love these tips!


Grow Your Income Faster by Getting More Efficient with Building & Managing Client Sites

Becoming more efficient at your work is a huge plus, especially if your job involves developing websites. You can pick up extra work if needed, and enjoy a feeling of satisfaction having completed your tasks quickly and accurately.


Plugins & Themes

Interview with Rich Tabor Founder of ThemeBeans Theme Business & CoBlocks Plugin (Acquired by GoDaddy) [Interview]

Rich Tabor is taking CoBlocks and his other work to GoDaddy, where he’ll continue to development experiences for using WordPress with Gutenberg. Following the acquisition, Rich Tabor is transitioning to a new role now as Senior Product Manager of WordPress Experience with GoDaddy. In the past three years, Rich founded a digital agency, launched a popular PhotoShop resource site, and started ThemeBeans, a successful WordPress theme shop.


Plugin Developer Stories: YouLive by Szabi Kisded

Szabi Kisded is the developer of YouLive which is a plugin to help video content creators integrate their broadcasts into their WordPress sites. Szabi talks about how they got their start with WordPress, the decision to sell the plugin through CodeCanyon and general advice on developing and promoting WordPress plugins.


An Interview with ThemeFusion ($25M in Sales) [Interview]

Recently, ThemeFusion hit the $25 million mark in sales on Envato’s Themeforest marketplace. This is a massive milestone for any company and one that needs to be celebrated. ThemeFusion is the team behind Avada, which has amassed over 450,000 sales and 21,000 5-star reviews on Themeforest, remaining the best-selling WordPress theme for 6 straight years – an incredible feat. Here’s an interview with them.


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ProfitPress Top 10: Issue #36

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Freelancers & Agencies

Stop Making These 3 Top Freelancing Mistakes

In the past year, my company has vetted more than 2,500 freelance writers. And before building out a team, I was a six figure-plus freelancer for sites like Kissmetrics, WordStream, AdEspresso and more. Point is: I know how to make money freelancing. I lived the three mistakes below, intimately understanding the problems and issues they cause when you’re trying to make money freelancing. And now I continue to see them played out in front of me by hard-working — yet misguided — freelancers. The silver lining? You don’t have to make these mistakes.


Fix Your Margins by Fixing Your Processes [Guide]

When your business is new, it’s easy to accumulate waste and not realise it. You lay down processes the best way you know how and then focus on charging full steam ahead – finding new clients, building a steady stream of revenue and making a name for yourself as a trusted WordPress expert. The problem is, when you’re so focused on what’s going on inside your business, you lose sight of the waste that surrounds you. Wasted money. Wasted effort. Wasted resources. The second you’re ready to scale your WordPress business, it’ll become painfully clear something has gone askew when your profit margins won’t budge.


How to Create Web Design Portfolio that Wins Clients & Close Deals

A professional portfolio is key for seeking out new clients. What to include, how to present your work, and how often to update your portfolio are all important considerations that could set you apart from your competition, or leave a less-than-lasting impression on potential leads.


The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Web Design Contract [Guide]

A web design contract protects you, your time, your bottom line and your sanity. As with any contract, a web design contract defines the business and legal relationship between you and your client, as well as the personal relationship concerning business practices, communication and interactions. Legally, it’s a mutually binding agreement, where each party makes commitments around deliverables and compensation for the work to create them. If either party fails to meet their commitments, the contract becomes the basis for possible legal action. Here’s how to do it right.


Memberships & Online Courses

Site Design Can Make or Break Your Membership Business – Here’s How to Do It Right! [Guide]

There are many elements that contribute to member retention – from membership pricing, to the rate that you replenish your site with quality, fresh content. But when it comes to everyday use, your site design can truly make or break the member experience. Here’s how to do it right.


How to Use Free Memberships to Grow Your Membership Business

It’s no secret that people are attracted to free stuff, and bringing in more traffic means more leads – and more opportunities to convert sales! But, when it comes to membership sites, having a free option provides benefits beyond the obvious.


How to Leverage the Lifetime Value of Members to Grow Your Membership Business

One of the best things about running a membership site is that your success isn’t necessarily all about the number of new sales you make, or even member churn. The truth is, your growth and success can be measured by the long-term value of your members – but what does that entail? In this post, we discuss the significance of long-term member value and how you can tap into it to maximize your membership results.


Plugins & Themes

Plugin Developer Stories: Tripetto with Maarten Behr

Maarten Behr and his colleagues have built a pretty incredible platform for building smart forms and surveys that they call Tripetto. Originally released as an SDK for multiple development environments, Tripetto is now available as a standalone plugin for WordPress that lets users build logic heavy forms, surveys and a whole lot more with an easy to use visual editor.


Plugin Developer Stories: ACF Theme Code by Aaron Rutley

In my mind, Advanced Custom Fields is one of the most versatile and useful plugins for developers of WordPress. It’s a must install for practically every WordPress powered client job I’ve ever done. Aaron Rutley, and his business partner Ben Pearson, obviously feel the same way. They have built their own freemium plugin, called ACF Theme Code, that automatically generates code snippets for you based on your Advanced Custom Fields settings.


Plugin Developer Stories: Edivently by Martin Shiderov

Paid online training is a hot area for generating income these days. Edivently is a new plugin that turns any WordPress installation into a simple learning management system for building and selling online courses. Martin Shiderov, the creator of Edivently, was nice enough to answer my questions about starting his plugin (including picking the unique name), the challenges of building such a complete learning management system and his thoughts on using Envato to handle his sales.


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ProfitPress Top 10: Issue #35

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Blogging

4 Proven Ways to Grow a Blog to 2,000,000 Readers [List]

Over the past four years, I’ve grown my blog to more than 2 million yearly readers, over 52,000 email subscribers, and a podcast with nearly 20,000 monthly downloads. Consistently driving traffic is something I’ve perfected, and it’s lead me to signing consulting deals helping some of the world’s top startups like LinkedIn, Zendesk, CreativeLive, and Adobe to launch successful growth campaigns as well.


A Practical Guide on How to Make Money Blogging [Guide]

In this exclusive guide I’m going to answer your questions on best ways to make money blogging that you can use right away. These methods are based on my 11 years of blogging experience and information that I have gathered attending and speaking at various blogging conferences. I have also shared screenshots of payments of a few income streams to give you a wider perspective.


The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Travel Blog [Guide]

Do you want to start a travel blog but don’t know where to begin? Travel blogs are a popular medium to share your travels with not just family and friends but also with the rest of the world. In this guide, we will walk you through how to properly start a travel blog and even make money from it without any special technical skills.


Plugins & Themes

Plugin Developer Stories: GamiPress by Ruben Garcia Canto

Gamification is a popular method to increase user engagement, improve learning and build better organization inside of software products. It’s become very common with websites centered around education, personal fitness and other individual tracking applications. GamiPress brings the utility of gamification to any WordPress website. Website owners can setup a handful of points, achievements and ranks for their site that users can earn through whatever means the site operator sees fit. Ruben Garcia Canto, from Tsunoa, has taken the time to answer my questions about how they started building WordPress plugins, the early stages of GamiPress’ development and their marketing and pricing techniques for the product.


Plugin Developer Stories: WP SVG by Daryll Doyle

I’m sure a lot of WordPress site owners and maintainers are unaware of the inherit security risks involved with the SVG file format. Daryll Doyle knows and he’s created a freemium plugin built on a custom library that sanitizes SVG files for WordPress. Daryll answered some of my questions about WP SVG, it’s free version and the sanitization library he wrote that powers the whole thing.


Simple Giveaways: Turning a WordPress Plugin into a $500/mo Side Project

Simple Giveaways is my first “serious” endeavor. It’s a pretty simple product that collects email addresses and then uses an algorithm to select a winner for the giveaway, all while building up a solid subscriber list. It is used by many different industries.


Plugin Developer Stories: Kanban for WordPress by Corey Maass

Kanban for WordPress is a communication and collaboration plugin to help individuals and teams stay organized as they work. The kanban method is very popular with software developers but it’s also suitable for content creators, marketers and any other type of person looking to improve their workflow and productivity. Corey Maass, the man behind Kanban for WordPress, was kind enough to answer some of my questions I had about the plugin. We discuss his background in SaaS, the demo system he uses for the plugin and his switch from an extension model to a simple single Pro plugin to generate revenue.


Freelancers & Agencies

Free WordPress Website Audit Template

Follow the steps in this guide to provide an audit for your WordPress website clients. Copy the template to your favourite tool for presenting the information. Special thanks to Kristina Romero for originally putting this together.  This template was share on the Silence is Golden of WP Elevation.


Why WordPress Freelancers & Agencies Should Consider Specializing & Niching

Many WordPress freelancers and agency owners are specializing or finding a niche in their businesses, They discuss how they need to adapt and change to the WordPress climate. This is the first roundtable of Season 8 where Matt Medeiros, Jason Resnick, Sara Dunn, and Nathan Allotey discuss the changes in the WordPress community.


The Importance of Profitability in Your WordPress Business

When making the decision to launch a new business, you understand that you’re taking a big risk in doing so. Mistakes will inevitably be made along the way, but you hope your enterprise will be profitable before long. The reason why so many business owners fail to achieve this goal, however, is because they haven’t made profitability a priority, according to Mike Michalowicz.


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ProfitPress Top 10: Issue #34

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Plugins & Themes

What it’s Like to Create & Submit a Theme to ThemeForest

Building your own Multi-Purpose theme from scratch can be a very tough project to take on. Getting it approved on ThemeForest? That’s a whole other layer of challenges that you’ll need to tackle. In this guest post, I’m going to share my entire experience of submitting a theme to ThemeForest’s marketplace.


How to Create an Ecosystem Plugin

This guide is written for individuals and organizations who have decided to build an Ecosystem Plugin. You’ve decided to build an Ecosystem Plugin. Awesome. The timing is great and I’m excited to see what you build. I’ve written this guide to provide you with a framework for you and your team as you plan and execute on the work.


Plugin Developer Stories: Starfish Reviews by Tevya Washburn

Tevya Washburn started his professional career as a history grad turned web designer (a path I can personally relate to somewhat as a failed history major turned computer science diploma owner). He eventually found himself running an online reputation management plugin called Starfish Reviews that has proven to be quite successful. That story and more feature’s in Tevya’s interview below.


Plugin Developer Stories: MalCare by Akshat Choudhary

One of the leading causes of concern with most WordPress users is security. Any WordPress freelancer can tell you stories about hacked sites, vulnerable plugins and more that have caused problems for their clients. Akshat Choudhary saw the same problems as well so he decided to build a product to help address these issues. He was willing to answer my questions about MalCare, his WordPress security solution, including the hardest parts of its development, how he decided on his pricing structure and more.


Selling Products & Services

How to Turn Negative Customer Feedback into Positive Growth

In the age of social media, running a business can put you under the microscope – and while it’s normal to receive negative feedback at one point or another, criticisms of your hard work can feel demoralizing if you don’t know how to harness them for good! So, let’s take a look at some of the best strategies for turning negative feedback into positive results!


How to Sell SaaS Products (Web Based Services) [Guide]

As computing moves increasingly away from traditional practices and more toward cloud-based systems, there continue to be ample opportunities for making money selling web-based services. Are you looking to sell your own web-based service? Hopefully this post gives you some ideas and insights that can help you get started.


How to Leverage Product Bundles to Sell More [Guide]

Bundles are one of the simplest ways to get more of your products into the inboxes of your customers, all whilst giving your customers the extra value they want. They usually contain multiple products that appeal to certain audiences, cover a specific area of interest or specialty, or offer an enticing variety of content. But, what else makes them so effective? Here’s how to do bundles right.


Ways to Make Money

What Kinds of Jobs Are Available in Tech?

1.3 million new developer jobs will be created in the next 10 years. No matter your background or previous experience, there’s never been a better time to start your journey toward one of these high-paying careers. But we get the question all the time: What kind of jobs are available? It’s a good question! For beginners, it’s not always easy to decide what job is going to be right for you. We put together this explainer to help you decide.


How to Get Rich [Guide]

Naval is a prolific tech investor and founder of AngelList. We’re going to be talking about his thoughts on “How to get rich (without getting lucky).” We’re going to go through most of his thoughts in detail, give Naval a chance to expand on them and generally riff on the topic. He’ll probably throw in some ideas that he hasn’t even published before.


The Ultimate List of Digital Products You Can Sell Online & Start Making Money

It’s the age of the digital product. If you’ve got a bit of passion and some skills or knowledge in a certain area, there’s probably a way to monetize it! Stuck for ideas? Here’s the ultimate list of digital products you can sell online.


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ProfitPress Top 10: Issue #33

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.


Plugins & Themes

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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ProfitPress Top 10: Issue #14

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Plugins & Themes

How Make a WordPress Plugin from Start to Finish

In this week’s post, we’ll be taking a look at everything we do to create a new product or WordPress plugin. We don’t adhere strictly to any specific software development process, but the method we’re using currently seems to work well.


Interview with WP Migrate DB Pro Founder Brad Touesnard

We speak with Brad Touesnard from Delicious Brains, home of WP Migrate DB. Brad has been through the experience of launching the WP App Store, which included investment from Adii Pienaar at WooThemes and Carl Hancock at Gravity Forms. The WP App Store ultimately failed and Brad has lived to tell the tale.


How This WordPress Page Builder Plugin Earned $9,000 in Its First Month

This is a deep dive into a very interesting success story with Freemius. You’ll see why it’s interesting in a few paragraphs. This time we are exploring a WordPress plugin called Pootle PageBuilder, talking to its founder & managing director – Jamie Marsland.


How Beaver Builder Became a Top WordPress Page Builder Plugin

In this podcast, Troy talks to the developers of Beaver Builder- Robby McCullough, Billy Young and Justin Busa. This is a fun interview with the three guys, discussing the ups and downs of creating a successful business that came about simply from a need to “scratch their own itch”!


Recurring Revenue Products & Services

How to Sell with WordPress

Having spent a good portion of the last few years of my business around entrepreneurs who are heavy into marketing I’ve become painfully aware that for some reason there seems to be an aversion to ‘selling’ when it comes to WordPress.


How to Price WordPress Products & Services

Pricing WordPress products & services can be the biggest opportunity & frustration. The better question is what are those products & services worth to you? Anyone who has every sold a product or service around WordPress probably has a few frustrating stories to tell about their experience. I know I’ve had my fair share of frustrations (which inspired this post) and would love to see some changes take place.


How to Grow Recurring Revenue with Content Creation for Clients

Most of us know that the biggest struggle for website clients is creating the content for their site. We’ll show you how to turn that struggle into recurring revenue for your business, while solving your clients’ problem at the same time.


Freelancers & Agencies

How to Get More Clients with Email Marketing

Read this and you’re going to go and email your list and customers immediately afterwards. You’ll see the benefits of emailing customers clearly and you’ll know how to get started.


2 Skills for Successful WordPress Freelancers & Agencies

I’ve been coaching startups and entrepreneurs for over a decade. But recently (over the last couple years), I’ve started working with freelancers. And in case you were wondering – it’s a different thing. So today I want to highlight two skills that I think every consultant – but especially freelancers – needs to develop.


How to Attract Higher Paying Clients for Your WordPress Freelance Business

Everyone wants to know how they can get better, high-paying clients for their web design business. So we wrote a practical guide to help you to attract those high paying website clients and establish a renowned consultancy that will organically bring in even more of those ideal clients.


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ProfitPress Top 10: Issue #13

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Freelancers & Agencies

How to Grow Your WordPress Business with Fiverr

When it comes to platforms for finding clients and trying to grow your WordPress business, Fiverr probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind. However, despite its low base price point, if used correctly it can be a very powerful tool and can be a very helpful addition as part of your overall strategy.


5 Ways WordPress Freelancers Can Diversify Income

Let’s face it, freelancing isn’t so great when it comes to having control over one’s income. Luckily, through diversifying your income, you can work yourself out of such situations. In this post, we’ll explore five diverse income stream ideas that you can start putting in place right away as a kind of insurance to support your financial goals.


How to Set Yourself Up for Success with New Clients: Expectations & Onboarding

A lot of freelancers and agency owners struggle with onboarding new clients and setting expectations. Then we feel taken advantage of by the client and resentful. The reality is that we’re the cause of the problem not our clients. But we don’t have to be – we can set ourselves up for success.


Plugins & Themes

Launching a WordPress Plugin or Theme? Use This List of 60+ Sites to Jumpstart Sales

What’s the hardest part of any business? Distribution. Getting your product out there in from of prospective customers in order to generate sales is hard! So, we thought we’d help you out. Here’s a list of sites for PR to jumpstart your WordPress business.


How to Win at SEO on the WordPress Plugin Repository

Many developers in the WordPress community aren’t aware of the power of SEO in WordPress.org directory, but if you think about it, most of the traffic to your plugin’s or theme’s listing is coming from search. So instead of spending days, weeks, months on polishing features (although those are obviously important, too)… you can potentially spend less than a day optimizing your readme.txt file and get a very significant boost in traffic to your listing, which will directly increase your acquisition rate.


How to Manage License Renewal for Premium Themes: Automatic vs. Manual Renewals

We initially offered lifetime support and updates. All was well for a couple of years, but eventually questions about sustainability started: if you purchased a WordPress theme once for $60, is it a fair deal to both parties to offer unlimited support requests and significant updates for years to come? As popular themes started receiving huge updates years after their original release, questions about sustainability started arising.


4 Key WordPress Business Tips From Top Plugin Makers

In this article we’ll go through some top tips from the developers behind three of the top WordPress plugins out there: NextGEN Gallery, Easy Digital Downloads and WordPress SEO by Yoast.


Ways to Make Money

10 Proven Ways to Start Making Money with WordPress

What is your purpose of using WordPress? There is one answer I think most people agree on: “to make a living”. This answer should actually take up the largest percentage when it comes to the question I raised above. Why? Look at how much you can earn!


5 Ways to Make Money with WordPress

Most webmasters will start building websites with WordPress purely for fun; however, after a while they may want to take their hobby more seriously and look for a way to make money from their website. Now, most of you reading this will already have some basic knowledge of the WordPress platform, and we could all use a little extra cash, right? Today I want to introduce some of the best ways you can make money using WordPress.


How to Make Money with WordPress: The Ultimate Guide for 2019

This is the ultimate free guide for learning how to make money with WordPress, which powers 1/3 of websites worldwide. WordPress is the best way to make money online. Start now!


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ProfitPress Top 10: Issue #12

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Ways to Make Money

14 Things You Can Make With WordPress (& Maybe Make Money!)

Blogs are great and WordPress is an excellent platform for blogging, but WordPress can do a lot more. Here are 14 things you can do with WordPress to start making more money.


A Guide to Making Money with Curated Content Websites on WordPress

With all the articles out there on just about every topic you can think of, content curation sites make finding them easy by gathering that information together in one place. This how-to guide lists several ways you can monetize your WordPress a content curation website.


The Top 12 Digital Products to Sell Online

There are numerous advantages to digital products over physical: ease of production and distribution being chief among them. Here’s a list of the 12 most popular kinds of digital goods, from software to online courses, and much more to help you make money with WordPress.


Plugins & Themes

How to Make Your WordPress Plugin More Successful

With over 45,000 plugins in the official repository, and many more on websites or even marketplaces such as CodeCanyon, how can you possibly increase your chances of success? Here’s how.


5 Mistakes That Will Kill Your WordPress Plugin Profits

We all know that having a buggy plugin or dropping the ball on support is a quick way to kill off your plugin business, but what other, more subtle mistakes can leave you wondering if you’ll ever make a successful business out of your plugins? Or worse yet, put you onto the maintenance treadmill, leaving you without any time, or energy, to actually create a viable business at all.


How to Increase WordPress Plugin 5-Star Reviews by 700%

I’ve been working on my WordPress plugin, RatingWidget, for a while. It was clear to me from the beginning that the number of reviews and average rating were playing a crucial part in the success of the plugin. Having said that, it took me over four years to figure out the right formula.


Selling WordPress Plugins Directly vs. on CodeCanyon Compared

If you’re a WordPress plugin developer who is trying to make a living from selling plugins – you may have heard of CodeCanyon and want to know if you can make enough to support your living through this marketplace. I’ve been keeping people up to date on progress via my transparency reports. However, I’ve not done a direct comparison of plugins sales vs CodeCanyon… until now.


Blogging

How Bloggers Can Make Money Freelancing

You should already know that earning money with a blog does not happen overnight. It takes time, consistent publishing of great content, and unique smart ideas to make a blog take off. Depending on the niche you want to get in, ranking in search engines might be tough, and often requires strong SEO skills. But what happens if you need money for your daily expenses? Or what if you need money to pay the hosting fees and tools required to run a blog? This is where most people turn to freelancing to help pay the bills.


How to Get a Blogging Job

Let’s talk about finding a job as a blogger – particularly how to apply for a blogging job. Back in 2006 I noticed I started getting a lot of emails for people wanting to hire bloggers. So, I want to give you some tips for applying for a blogging job.


How to Double Your Chances of Success with a Blog Content Strategy

You basically double your chance of success with a written blog strategy. According to Content Marketing Institute, 60% of organizations with a written content strategy are effective, compared to only 32% of those with a purely verbal content strategy being effective.


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ProfitPress Top 10: Issue #11

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Freelancers & Agencies

15 Questions to Make Killer Client Proposals

Understanding your client is the biggest part of winning their business and exceeding their expectations to gain more business in the future. This starts with the client proposal. A great client proposal positions you as a reliable professionals and sets the tone for the project. Here are the 15 must-ask questions to deliver winning client proposals.


How to Start Freelancing & Get Your First Client

Freelancing is a great way to make money online, and the best place to begin if you’re just starting out with your own online business. It doesn’t take much to get started, but passing that hurdle of getting your first client can be a real challenge.


A Guide to Finding Your Perfect Clients

Clients are the lifeblood of many a business model. You need them to drive your work, pay your bills, and to really have a business running at all. So it might seem like the best thing to do is go out and call up as many potential clients as you can reach. But bad clients can ruin work you enjoy, and reaching out to clients that aren’t really suited for the exact services and approach of your business can both waste a lot of your time and hurt your growth.


How Company Blogs Can Earn You More Clients & Projects

Blogs are a powerful, and often under-rated, tool for businesses of nearly any type. This, in turn, makes them a useful tool for web developers. If you deliver a well-designed blog to your client as part of their site, it will likely increase their traffic, revenue, and the overall effectiveness of their website: earning better testimonials and a better reputation for you.


Blogging

How to Make Money with a WordPress Blog

Are you looking for ways to make money from your WordPress blog? You need to know what options are available to you, some of the specific methods you could use to go about each one, and possibly most importantly of all, how to do the research and find out which method is right for you, your content, and your audience. All of that is exactly the knowledge this article aims to give you.


Make More Money from a WordPress Blog with Niches

Running a blog is an ideal way of making money for a lot of people. And if you’re successful enough, it can even bring in your full-time income. But how do you get to that point? This walks you through the process of finding the right niche for you and your audience to help your website shine.


3 Ways to Make Money With a WordPress Blog

Blogging is a passion for a lot of people and it takes that passion and interest in your topic to make a truly great blog. Blogging can also be a good source of income. With the right approach, you can monetize all the effort you put into your blog and live the dream of making money doing what you love with WordPress.


Plugins & Themes

10 Ways To Market Your WordPress Product

After you’ve put a lot of time and effort into creating a high-quality WordPress product to sell, you might be tempted to simply put it up for sale and let the money come in as you move to your next project. Unfortunately, that often isn’t an option. Getting sales requires marketing. This article gives you 10 ways to get the word out and get customers.


How to Sustain Growth after Launching WordPress Plugins & Themes

Getting a plugin to market takes a lot of hard work. But once you’ve crossed that major hurdle for your product and your business, you’ve still got some work to do. From customer support to bug fixes and content updates, there are several ways to keep a product current, relevant, and growing even well after its initial release.


Why (& How) to Capture User Emails for WordPress Plugins & Themes

Anyone who has ever built a product for WordPress (plugin or theme) and tried distributing it via the WordPress.org repository knows that user emails are not part of the bargain. You do not have access to this direct way of communicating with the people who are trying out and using your product. So what do you do?


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The Gutenberg Challenge: How & When to Switch to Gutenberg

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The #1 question we get from WordPress users and professionals is, “How and when do I switch to Gutenberg?”

Change Is Hard

We all hear that Gutenberg is “the future of WordPress” but what does that mean? When you’ve been using the same theme, page builder, framework, etc. for years and it still seems to be working fine, it can be hard to think about switching to Gutenberg.

In essence, it just feels like a lot of work and risk with little value if you’re a user or work that you won’t get paid for if you do it for clients.


How to Think About Gutenberg

For context, here’s a quick reminder on how to think about Gutenberg (see the long version here).

First, WordPress does basic things that most users want: pages, posts, user management, etc. Plugins and themes add a flexible layer of customization that fill the gap between what WordPress does and what users want.

To use an example that’s most relevant to Gutenberg, let’s talk about page builders. Page builders are a type of plugin that adds a flexible interface for advanced customization that’s easier and faster than building a custom theme, using custom post types, etc.

Unfortunately, there are dozens of page builders and multipurpose themes with built-in page builders, which makes for a lot of complexity, bloat and incompatibility.

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

Let’s think about page builders today: “page builder” is a description of “how” page builders work, not “what” page builders do.

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

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

The only reason page builders provided the interface (via their own frameworks) pre-Gutenberg was because WordPress didn’t. They had to provide the interface in order to give users the advanced customization they wanted.

But now, this new Gutenberg block model natively provides this flexible interface. This is WordPress’s new foundation, upon which everything else will be built.

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

So, to continue getting the most out of WordPress you’ll want to start using Gutenberg when it works for you, which gets us to the question….


How & When Should I Switch to Gutenberg?

The most important thing to remember is that there’s no rush to start using Gutenberg. You should switch at some point, but it isn’t urgent.

Why? Because Gutenberg is still in its early days. For example, in Gutenberg Phase 2 sidebars, footers and menus will also get Gutenberg-ized (blockified?), which will be another fundamental shift.

If you’re nervous about switching to Gutenberg, we recommend waiting until at least the fundamental phases are done.


Ok, But How Do I Know When to Switch?

Ok, ok, I’ll get to the point. When to switch is different for each person, so we recommend using the Gutenberg Challenge.

So, what’s the Gutenberg Challenge? The Gutenberg challenge is a simple way to periodically test out Gutenberg and see if it meets your needs. Here’s how it works:

1Try using Gutenberg at least every 6 months. Start using it for simple use cases like basic blog posts, then progress to more complex use cases like landing pages and home pages. Here are some examples:

  • Try writing a blog post with Gutenberg.
  • Try writing or updating a simple page with Gutenberg (e.g. About Us, Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, etc.).
  • Try writing or updating a complex page with Gutenberg (e.g. homepage, landing pages, etc.).
  • Try your next simple website project or rebuild with Gutenberg.

2To save time, use the recommended free set of components (theme and plugins) we recommend below.

3Once Gutenberg meets your needs, start using it exclusively for blog posts and simple pages.

4When Gutenberg meets your needs for complex pages (e.g home page, landing pages, etc.), try using Gutenberg for your next full project or rebuild.

5If Gutenberg doesn’t yet meet your needs, please share feedback on what’s missing in the Gutenberg Challenge feedback form. We’ll share this feedback with the WordPress core team and use it to improve our recommendations here.

That’s it! Think of it as an investment in building familiarity with Gutenberg to continuously improve your skill set and keep your skill set relevant until you switch to Gutenberg.


Take the Gutenberg Challenge

If you’re interested in taking the Gutenberg Challenge we set up a dedicated site for it here. Not only is the site built 100% with Gutenberg, but we’ve included the recommended components to get you started fast!

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ProfitPress Top 10: Issue #10

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The Top 10

Freelancers & Agencies

5 Ideas for Generating 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.


Recurring Revenue Products & Services

Why (& 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.


Add Recurring Revenue to Your WordPress Business with Client Reports

For a website creation and designing business, one of the most important things you can do is make it clear to your potential clients that your services provide a positive return on investment. This isn’t just limited to building the site initially. If you can convince a client to pay you to continually upkeep the site, the recurring income will provide you with a good bit of stability and freedom in your work.


How to Add Recurring Income to Your WordPress Business

WordPress agencies and freelancers typically live on a constant stream of clients. Finish one job, get paid, and move onto the next. This can function as a steady income stream, but the constant need for more work limits the flexibility that many people are looking for from this kind of job. The ideal solution for many is recurring income.


Plugins & Themes

How to Offer Free Trials for Your WordPress Plugins or Themes Business

When you own a WordPress plugin or theme business, the big challenge is getting enough people to pay for it. This is where free trials come in. Free trials come in many forms, but if done right they can boost conversions. This article goes in-depth into all the options, advantages, and considerations, covering everything you need to know about free trials for a WordPress plugin or theme business.


How to Manage WordPress Plugin & Theme Renewal Discounts

Are renewal discounts right for your WordPress theme or plugin business? Learn the ins and outs, and dos and don’ts, of renewal discounts for WordPress themes and plugins to make an informed decision on whether to offer these types of deals to your own customers.


Should You Sell Premium WordPress Themes on ThemeForest?

Have you ever created a premium WordPress theme? If so, a big consideration is where to sell it. You could sell it yourself or you could post it to one of the existing theme marketplaces. Here’s we’ll help you evaluate whether ThemeForest, the largest WordPress theme marketplace, is right for your premium WordPress theme business.


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ProfitPress Top 10: Issue #9

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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.


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!


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.


Recurring Revenue Products & 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.


Ways to Make Money

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!


Not sure what WordPress Product to build? Read this!

If you want to create a startup, or launch a business creating products, it can be hard to narrow your options. Even when you have a good idea of what you want to do, creating WordPress products, for instance, you’re still left with a lot of choices. Here’s how to decide what to build.


21 Ways to Make Money with WordPress

WordPress is huge, as are the opportunities it can provide you. If you enjoy working with WordPress and want to make a living from it there are numerous ways you can go about it. Here are 21 ways to make money with WordPress, many of which don’t require knowing how to code.


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ProfitPress Top 10: Issue #8

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Plugins & Themes

How to Transition from Web Design to WordPress Plugins Without Drowning in Support

Katie Keith joins us to share the story of Barn2Media’s successful transition from designing WordPress websites to selling WordPress plugins.


Pippin’s Plugins “Year in Review” Posts

Pippin runs one of the most successful WordPress plugin businesses and is one of the most earnest, effective and transparent business owners in our WordPress community. If you run (or aspire to run) a WordPress plugin or theme business I highly recommend you read each one of his year in review posts–they’re full of excellent insight.


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.


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.


Ways to Make Money

How to Make an Extra $1,000 a Month on the Side with WordPress in 90 Days (Even if You Have 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 Get Started as a Hosting Reseller Using Web Hosting Manager (WHM)

WHM provides a powerful way not only to create and manage your clients hosting accounts, but also to brand each individual cPanel with your own business logo and color scheme. In this post, we’ll walk through using WHM to create hosting packages and individual accounts, and branding your clients’ cPanel accounts.


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.


Recurring Revenue Products & Services

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.


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.


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ProfitPress Top 10: Issue #7

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Plugins & Themes

Are Freemium Plugins Better than Free Plugins in WordPress?

Taking into consideration years prior to 2013 as a reference we can see that on average 50%-60% of “freemium” plugins have been updated in 2015 or 2016. This is a significant difference compared to the findings of previous analysis I did on the WordPress repository. The survival rate after 3 years for the average plugin in the repository is around 10%-20%. We are looking at a 200% improvement.


Understanding Who Buys Premium WordPress Themes

To say the theme marketplace is undergoing a transition is probably an understatement. We’ve seen many shops sell or change focus over the past year. A few have maintained their place in the market or even grown some, but it’s not easy work.


The Right Way to Start a WordPress Theme Business

With so many WordPress themes available on the market, it might sound crazy to even try and start a business selling your own. There are super-huge, multi-purpose themes selling $100k worth a week with option panels the size of their revenue charts, others with big passionate communities supporting them, and countless other shops just as successful in their own right. How can you compete?


How to Build & Grow a Successful WordPress Plugin Business

This week’s guest is Garth Koyle from Event Espresso whose goal is to grow his business into a $100 million dollar revenue company. How do you do this I hear you ask? Well, let’s get some hot business and marketing tips from Garth.


Blogging

How to Transition from Blogger to Entrepreneur

This interview with Sheila talks about her journey from blogger to entrepreneur. Sheila started as a fashion blogger, but found success when she looked inside, built a community and focused on helping others. See a quick message from Sheila below and link to the full interview at the bottom of this post.


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.


The Key to Making Money from Your Blog: Great Content

There are several things you need in order to make money blogging. Keywords, marketing, SEO optimizations, etc., are all important; but the single most important aspect of running a successful blog is the content.


Freelancers & Agencies

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.


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.


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.


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ProfitPress Top 10: Issue #6

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How to Start a WordPress Web Development Business

WordPress Architect Mario Peshev shares his wisdom on starting a web development business. We cover everything from advice for those who want to start a web development company, to the tools, education, and experience needed to become a developer.


How (& 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 clien


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.


Recurring Revenue Products & Services

How WordPress Freelancers Can Build Recurring Revenue

One of the most common questions we hear is “How do I generate recurring revenue for my WordPress website business?” Being a freelancer is difficult because you have no consistency in how much you’ll make each month. Unfortunately, there is still no magic cure-all for the elusive ‘passive income’, but with these tips you can build recurring revenue for stability and long-term success.


How to Add Recurring Income with WordPress Website Maintenance Plans Using ManageWP

Adding recurring income to your business is a smart decision in the long-term. One way to do this is to add maintenance plans to your service offerings. And today, we’ll show you how to do that.


How to Sell Services with WordPress Using WooCommerce & Easy Digital Downloads

Discover everything you need to know about selling services and taking payment online with WordPress, WooCommerce and Easy Digital Downloads. Learn how to sell one-off services and regular subscriptions with recurring payments. All without any technical know-how!


Plugins & Themes

Should You Put Your Plugin or Theme in the WordPress Repository?

Is the WordPress plugin repository worth the hassle? If you’re a relatively experienced WordPress plugin developer, you’ve most likely already asked yourself this question – possibly more than once. If you’re a relatively new WordPress plugin developer, you’re probably asking yourself “Wait … why would I not want my plugin in the repository?!” Both questions are valid.


Selling WordPress Plugins & Themes: Should You Go Niche?

Back in 2010, a developer could release a mass market WordPress theme or plugin and amass thousands of sales within a few months. In today’s market, that sort of success is exceedingly rare, and so, one of the most important decisions product developers must make is whether to go mass market or target a niche.


How to Price WordPress Plugins

If you want to thrive in the plugin development business, pricing must be at the forefront of your mind. Along with providing stellar plugin features, it is one of the most important aspects of creating a sustainable long-term business. Get it wrong and you’ll constantly be swimming against the tide.


A $2,000 Pricing Lesson for WordPress Plugins & Themes

A few months ago, I decided to challenge our plugin’s pricing and try the “WordPress way” by removing the monthly subscription. Keeping only the annual and lifetime billing cycles. We ran this pricing experiment for one week and saw a drastic fall in new customers. “Drastic” is an understatement – we lost 54% in our customer acquisition rate.


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ProfitPress Top 10: Issue #5

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Plugins & Themes

Why SaaS is the Future of Monetization for WordPress Plugin WordPress Developers

Looking at the WordPress plugins market today, the most widely used monetization model is “support + unlimited premium updates”, for a period of a year. And if you want to keep getting updates and support, you’ll have to purchase a license for another year.


Growing a Plugin or Theme Business in the Saturated WordPress Market

Learn how Elementor grew their business within a saturated plugin marketplace and discuss what helped their product succeed – from to creating a fun company culture to nurturing their community.


Why the WordPress Plugin Industry is Worth Over $1 Billion

I participated in the Prestige Conference in Las Vegas. It was a very memorable experience because I got to meet with businesses thought leaders in the WordPress ecosystem. One of the main panels that I was in, focused on the addressable market of WordPress. Questions like, “How big of an opportunity is WordPress?”, and “How much money can be made from the ecosystem?” were discussed in great length.


How to Offer Lifetime WordPress Plugin & Theme Licenses

My perception of a lifetime license is very different than the lifetime license WP Rocket or many of the other WordPress plugin businesses are offering. I was actually very surprised, even in shock, learning how much money WordPress plugin developers are leaving on the table with their so-called, “lifetime license”.


Blogging

A Beginner’s Guide on How to Make Money Blogging

Want to start a blog and make money? Are you trying to find new ways to make money from your existing blog. This guide will get you up to speed.


3 Ways to Monetize an Established WordPress Blog

In this article we’ll give you a few ideas on how you can monetize your WordPress blog. The fact is, if you write great content and get a lot of love from your audience, your blog may be able to do more for you than you think.


A Step-by-Step Guide to Monetizing a Blog with Affiliate Marketing

With so many blog monetization methods to choose from it can be overwhelming to get started. After all, you want to choose the method that will offer the greatest potential return with the least amount of risk. Enter affiliate marketing – a low-risk, high-reward option that’s popular among bloggers and social media influencers. By using affiliate marketing on your blog, you can transform your website into a profitable endeavor.


Recurring Revenue Products & Services

How to Productize a Freelance Business

Today we have a return appearance from an amazing past guest—Brian Casel. I’ve had a lot of people asking me to bring him back to talk about how to take your service-based business and turn that business into a product, or into something that can be scaled and automated.


6 Services to Add to a WordPress Maintenance Business to Boost Recurring Revenue

So, you have your WordPress site care business launched and you are growing confident each day with your process. You have several clients who are helping you generate a nice recurring revenue. Now, you are wondering how you can add more value to your clients and add more income to your revenue.


The #1 Way to Add Recurring Revenue to a WordPress Freelance or Agency Business

Running a WordPress business is a challenging endeavor. With millions of freelancers and WordPress developers out there, competition worldwide is getting more aggressive, and the race to the bottom is never-ending. Here’s how to boost revenue with recurring income.


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New Year’s Resolution for WordPress Professionals: Invest More time in Mastering Your Craft

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As WordPress professionals, we’re always busy. We get stuck in the day-to-day grind of client work, maintaining our plugins and themes, supporting customers, growing sales and more.

But to stay at the top of our game we have to continually invest in mastering our craft to learn new (and better) ways to work.


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To help WordPress professionals improve their skills and learn new ones this year, we’re happy to offer all ProfitPress content free for a limited time! Our content consists of in-depth, highly researched, professionally curated content to give you the edge over your competition and grow your business.


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New Feature: Mark Articles Complete to Track Your Progress

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We love empowering WordPress professionals like you with in-depth, highly researched, professionally curated content to give you the edge over your competition and grow your business.

But there are hundreds of articles on this site and it can be hard to keep track of which articles you’ve read and which articles you haven’t.

So, we’re happy to announce that we’ve launched the Mark Complete feature on every article! Use it to mark the articles you’ve read as complete and see your progress.


To mark an article complete, demonstrate your mastery of the content by sharing your thoughts in the comment section below the article. After leaving comment a comment the “Mark Complete” button will be available below each article.

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New Feature: Educational Tracks to Accelerate Your Progress

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To help, we’ve organized our hand-curated content into educational tracks by area of interest to help you master your craft. Each track is also broken down further into sections as shown below.


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ProfitPress Top 10: Issue #4

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Freelancers & Agencies

How to Pick a Domain Name for a Business Website

This guide is for picking domain names for you own business website, a client’s website or for any project that needs a domain name.


How to Build a Successful WordPress Consulting Business

Being a WordPress consultant can be very rewarding and have some major benefits. But there are a few traps you can easily fall into when you first start out. Here are some of the lessons I learned in the first 8 years of my WordPress business.


How to Sell Marketing as a Product

Marketing is a tough sell especially when some businesses don’t understand how important it actually is. So what happens when you sell marketing as a product?


20 Ways to Find More WordPress Clients

I think we can all agree that one of the most stressful things about having your own business is bringing in new clients. Have you ever wondered how others are doing it and seem to be doing so well at it? We did too! So, we took a poll within our WP Elevation Facebook community to find out how our members are bringing in new business.


Recurring Revenue Products & Services

How to Launch a WordPress Maintenance Service for Recurring Revenue

Launching a WordPress maintenance service is a great way to add a reliable revenue stream to your freelance business. And ManageWP can be there every step of the way. One user shows us how he accomplished it so you can, too.


A Guide to Refunds for Digital Products

Refunds are a reality for every business; small, large, and in-between. But what happens when your business sells digital products that can’t be returned? This week in The Weekly EDDit we explore the unique nature of refunds for digital products.


7 Questions to Answer Before Launching a WordPress Maintenance Business

Every business is hard. My friends who run the coffee shop work long hours, but they love their job. My office building neighbor runs a lawn care service, and he works hard as well. What is satisfying is the reward you get for building a business. A WordPress site care business is the same. So, if you think you want to start a site care business, ask your self these seven questions.


Plugins & Themes

How to Build Relationships with WordPress Plugin Buyers

Do you sell it via your website with a tool like Freemius? Do you sell it via a marketplace like Envato? Do you offer a freemium version through the WordPress repository? In this interview Vitalii shares his path to success using Freemius.


The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Successful WordPress Plugin Business

Your plugin’s sales aren’t going to just skyrocket on their own, so as a company that’s focused on helping WordPress product developers explode their sales – we decided it was time to publish an action-oriented business book that focuses on the business and entrepreneurial side of developing and selling WordPress plugins.


How to Use Email Marketing Automation to Grow Conversion Rates for WordPress Products

In this post I share the email marketing automation technique we’ve come up with, using tools that are available for everyone. I’ll provide an inside look into our thought process of why we did it, how to set it up from A to Z, as well as try to answer the question – how has it been working for us?


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ProfitPress Top 10: Issue #3

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When is it Time to Revamp a Small Business Website? Here are 9 Ways to Know

The most important thing about this question is knowing when to ask it. Most small businesses are masters of their craft, not website experts. That’s why 95% of small businesses have outdated websites. That’s also a big opportunity for WordPress professionals to help out.


WordPress Pros vs. Website Builders: The Role of WordPress Professionals

There was a recent article by Smashing Magazine that detailed how web agencies like mine need to step it up and offer more value than just building a website. It’s a misnomer that many of us find difficult to penetrate. The idea that our livelihood is going away because of websites like Squarespace, Weebly, WordPress.com or Wix, is not accurate.


Lead Generation for Small Businesses (the Right Way!)

Small businesses often struggle to find new people who are interested in their product or service. Other than paying to be seen by potential clients, such as with pay-per-click ads, how else can a small business compete? That’s exactly where organic lead generation comes into play.


Ways to Make Money

Income Reports from Entrepreneurs on Fire: Lessons to Build Your Business

Welcome to Entrepreneurs On Fire monthly income reports! We pull back the curtain and reveal the earnings and expenses of all things Entrepreneurs On Fire related. The goal of these reports is for fellow Entrepreneurs to emulate our successes and avoid our failures, and as you will see, there are plenty of both.


How to use Referral & Affiliate Programs to Earn More Money with Your WordPress Website

Wouldn’t it be nice if a WordPress site could be something more than just the digital face of one’s brand? That’s why you develop websites in the first place–to help companies do more with their digital presence. In other words, to generate more leads and conversions for their business. But is that enough? Is the revenue that comes from direct efforts to sell a service or product on the site the only thing you should be focused on?


How to Start Making Money with Your Skills

In my challenge to Roberto, he walks me through exactly what he’d suggest I do to get started building a personal brand (if it was the day after I got let go). He identifies the strategies, tactics, and mindset that any new entrepreneur should embrace, and highlights the shifting culture of modern business. Roberto has a reputation for building brands from the ground up and helping entrepreneurs make money with their creativity, and his game plans are spot-on.


Plugins & Themes

How Automatic License Renewals for Premium WordPress Plugins & Themes Increases Revenue (20 months of data)

About twenty months ago, while sitting on a couch in Auckland, New Zealand, my team and I flipped the switch to enable automatic renewals for AffiliateWP. Two months later we did the same thing for Easy Digital Downloads and Restrict Content Pro. This was a move that we had been working towards for nearly a year and it’s one that we believed would fundamentally change the position of the company over the next one to two years. Now that it has been twenty months, maybe we can answer the question: were we right? Did it make a significant impact for us or was it all futile hopes?


How to Launch a Successful Affiliate Program for WordPress Themes & Plugins

When your plugin or theme business reaches a certain maturity, inevitably, you start to explore additional revenue streams. One trendy channel is affiliation. Setting up an Affiliate Program can be a powerful, long-term investment that will make you money, power up your SEO, and improve your brand awareness. Alternatively, if planned or executed incorrectly – become a huge waste of time and money, so it’s important to do it right.


Live Stream Coding: Market Your Product & Write Code Simultaneously

There are many digital products out there. To sell, you’ll need to market yours. Patrick Rauland shares how he codes & promotes his products simultaneously.


How to Sell a WordPress Plugin Business

Phil Derksen has plenty of experience selling a WordPress product business. Here, he shares what the process looked like with his most recent acquisition.


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ProfitPress Top 10: Issue #2

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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.

This is your exclusive digest of the information and opportunities that you don’t have time to hunt down, but definitely want to read!

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The Top 10

Freelancers & Agencies

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Business Websites

Search engine optimization (SEO) is what increases your chances of being found when customers search for a product or service like yours with Google, Bing, and other search engines. If a customer is using a search engine to find what they need and you don’t show up, you don’t exist.


How to Get More Clients

As you grow in your career as a software developer, a natural next step is to jump into independent consulting. You have greater control of your time, can make more money , and have the freedom to pick and choose the projects that you work on.


The Ultimate Guide to Bookkeeping for Freelancers

If you’ve been in the game for a while, feel free to skip to the second post when it becomes available. No matter what stage your business is in, improved financial record-keeping and great habits can save you time and stress while opening the door for growth.


Ways to Make Money

9 Ways to Make Money with Your WordPress Website

How do you monetize a WordPress site? How can you create a full-time income from a web entity? There are many ways to monetize a WordPress site: Advertisement, e-commerce, sponsored posts, membership sites and more. Learn about them all here.


Why Passive Income Websites are a Waste of Time (& How WordPress Can Earn You More Money)

“You can watch the money roll in without lifting a finger.” “Kick back on the beach as your profits soar.” “Wouldn’t you like to make a living while on vacation?” You’ve likely heard all of these pitches before. If you’re involved in the online business world at all, odds are good you have. Let’s talk realistically about how to do it.


Income Reports from Smart Passive Income: Learn to Build Your Business

I didn’t get to where I am overnight. It’s been a long road filled with lots of hustle and my fair share of mistakes. And yet, through persistence and passion, I’ve managed to build something amazing—something I never thought possible when I first launched SPI.


Plugins & Themes

How to Boost Your Number of Plugin Installs in the WordPress Plugin Repository with GIFs

To build a winning marketing page that will drive installs, writing good copy is not enough. You need to take this further and optimize your marketing page with elements that leave an impression and drive conversions. Learn how to enrich your WordPress plugin marketing page with GIF animations boost your installs.


WordPress Plugin Business: Freemium vs. Premium Business Models

If you’re new to WordPress plugin development You might be asking yourself whether you should release a limited, free version of your plugin with an option to upgrade, or maybe just charge money for any access to your product. The answer is a familiar one: It depends. Decisions, Decisions…


How Your WordPress Plugin or Theme Business can Leverage Black Friday & Cyber Monday to Increase Sales

This marketing research discusses the importance of Black Friday & Cyber Monday, specifically for WordPress plugins & theme sellers. My goal is to bring forth data to show why not doing anything to increase sales during BFCM means leaving a LOT of money on the table, plain & simple.


Increasing Prices 50% – 250% in a WordPress Plugin Business: Reasons & Reflections

On December 14, 2016, my team and I pushed a significant change to our Easy Digital Downloads products: we increased the price on all extensions by 50-250%. Yes, you read that right: up to a 250% price increase on certain plugins. This change was done for a number of reasons, which I will get into shortly, and has resulted in a very interesting last three months. Since I have always been very open with my company’s financials, I would like to now share some reflections on the change that we made and to also share some of the aftermath of the change.


Exclusive Content


Job Listings

The WordPress & Remote jobs page has a curated list of 100+ job resources for WordPress & Remote (non-WordPress specific) jobs.

Money Making Guides

Our growing collection of guides to help you make earn more money with WordPress, learn how to start making money online working from home & more.

Educational Tracks

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ProfitPress Top 10: Issue #1

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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.

This is your exclusive digest of the information and opportunities that you don’t have time to hunt down, but definitely want to read!

On to the Top 10!


The Top 10

Freelancers & Agencies

Why 50% of Small Businesses Still Don’t Have Websites (& How to Leverage This Opportunity)

Half of small businesses still don’t have websites. Why? 41% of these businesses without websites say their business “does not need a website.” This is a dismissal, not a reason. WordPress and WordPress professionals are the answer to make it cheaper and easier. As a WordPress professional it’s our duty (and our opportunity) to bring more businesses online for the first time and help them thrive.


Should WordPress Freelancers Show Rates & Pricing on Their Website?

The decision of whether or not to use pricing pages on your freelance website is entirely personal. Here’s how to decide if you should publically share pricing.


Make More Money by Automating Your WordPress Business

Automation can be a scary word for some, especially when a business relies on being able to make a personal connection with clients or customers. When it comes to working in WordPress, however, we understand that automation is a good thing (up to a certain point anyway). While we obviously don’t want a bot writing a bunch of gobbledygook for our blogs, we do want to streamline our workflows when it makes sense to do so.


Ways to Make Money

8 More Ways to Start Earning Money with WordPress

Nowadays 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.


The Ultimate List of 30 Killer Ways to Make Money with WordPress

Ready to strike out and start your own business? If you have experience working with the world’s most popular content management system, you may want to consider exploring new ways you can make money with WordPress.


9 Ways to Make Living With WordPress

In all of the Interwebs, WordPress plays a key role. It can lay claim to 60+ million websites, 65 percent of the CMS-powered websites market share and a vast community of enthusiast developers, designers, and advocates. Because of this, it should be your choice to start an online business, whether it’d be about selling products or providing custom services. So, how can you earn money with WordPress?


Blogging

25 Proven Ways to Make Money with a WordPress Blog

Are you looking for the top ways to make money online that are NOT scams? WordPress is the largest publishing platform on the planet, and it powers over 30% of all websites. These aren’t “get rich quick schemes.” If you’re willing to put in the effort, here are 25 legitimate ways to make money online blogging with WordPress.


Plugins & Themes

How to Make Money Selling Themes on ThemeForest

Envato’s ThemeForest and CodeCanyon are de-facto the leading marketplaces for WordPress plugins and themes. With a growing community of over 7 million subscribers, both marketplaces sound like a lucrative place to start selling your digital products. Are they right for your WordPress business?


How to Make Money Selling Plugins on CodeCanyon

Selling your premium WordPress plugins on CodeCanyon? Is this marketplace the best option in terms of revenue? We dug deep in their numbers to find out.


How to Run a Successful WordPress Plugin & Theme Business

Co-founder of MotoPress, Alexander Mat, shares his company’s biggest challenges in today’s saturated and Guten-stirred WordPress products’ market. MotoPress has been a successful WordPress business creating sustainable plugins & themes for small & midsize businesses, so it is interesting to get Alex’s take.


Exclusive Content


Job Listings

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Money Making Guides

Our growing collection of guides to help you make earn more money with WordPress, learn how to start making money online working from home & more.

Educational Tracks

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Introducing the ProfitPress Top 10

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The most important part of staying at the top of your game as a WordPress professional is keeping up with the latest learnings, techniques and opportunities.

Unfortunately, you don’t have hours a week to scour the web for the latest articles to help you master your craft. But you’re in luck, because we do!

We’re happy to announce the launch of the ProfitPress Top 10, a hand-curated roundup of the most valuable articles that we could find to help you make more money online with WordPress.

Expect a new issue of the ProfitPress Top 10 every other week. Check out Issue #1 here.

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WordPress Glossary: The Jargon of WordPress

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WordPress Glossary & Definitions

One thing new WordPress users struggle with is the jargon–what do all of these words mean?  To help, I spent some time digging around and found some great WordPress glossaries.  Here are four of them:

Whenever you find a term you don’t understand while working with WordPress, chances are the definition is in one of these glossaries.  Happy WordPressing!

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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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A New & Improved ProfitPress

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How to Make More Money with WordPress

A Failed Attempt

We first 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 build, but the model ultimately proved unsuccessful.

Over the last few months we’ve been revamping ProfitPress with an improved mission and approach.


Our New Mission: Help WordPress Professionals Make More Money

We help WordPress professionals make more money.

We believe in empowering WordPress professionals like you. You’re an artisan, an expert & a master of your craft. You should be doing your best work, not wasting hours trying to stay at the top of your game.

We empower professionals just like you by delivering an in-depth, highly researched, professionally curated content to give you the edge over your competition & grow your business.

Let us help you build a business as great as your ambitions.

The ProfitPress Mission Statement

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.

By extension, we’re also helping aspiring WordPress professionals–individuals who want to earn more money and see WordPress as a path to getting there.


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:

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

We’re just building our content library, so expect our limited content to steadily grow as we add new material.

Thanks and here’s to earning more with WordPress!

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