You’ve probably seen a lot of WordPress support and maintenance companies pop up over the past 5 years. That’s because taking a pure service like ongoing support and bundling it into plans and packages is one of the most efficient ways to grow and scale a services business. Now, maintenance and ongoing support are actually pretty easy when you’re getting started. It’s once you start to grow your client list that things get more complex. So let’s talk about how you can scale maintenance to hundreds or thousands of websites and give your agency what it needs to grow a predictable revenue stream!
Category: Generate Recurring Revenue
When it comes to affiliate marketing, it’s all about partnership. Providing the right support and resources can take your affiliates from good to great, significantly increasing your revenue, brand authority, and opportunities all at once. But how exactly do you nurture these relationships to maximize results and make your affiliate program a flourishing success?
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.
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 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
Whether you’re trying to generate recurring revenue with with products or services for your WordPress business, there’s a lot of competition and new competitors every day. Here’s how to win.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.