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Plugins & Themes
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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?
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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