WordPress multisite is a powerful tool that allows you to host thousands (even millions) of website w\on 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.
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. […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: WordPress Codex Glossary: This document is designed to offer definitions of various terms, exclusive to WordPress, that users may not be […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.