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Here are 15 ways to make money with WordPress. If you’re planning a new business for 2017, or you’re just looking for a way to make side income, these 15 ideas might help you kickstart that new venture.
WordPress is a great platform for a variety of business opportunities like services, downloadable products, and more. WordPress has a huge market share (for CMS) and a large energetic community behind it. Keep in mind, it’s still just a tool, and your mileage may vary.
In the following notes, I’ll link you to the areas I already execute on, in hopes that it gives you an idea of how you can work with my speaking points.
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00:12 1. Client services. I run a client services agency at
00:27 2. Consulting. I trade time for money, consulting on WordPress and other areas, on my Clarity channel
1:02 3. Support services. You could offer support services for a monthly fee or retainer. Checkout my friends at
1:53 4. Selling WordPress themes. I sell themes at using Easy Digital Downloads https://
2:45 5. Selling WordPress plugins. I sell a plugin at
3:23 6. Affiliates. You can write reviews using affiliate links to earn revenue, or become an affiliate of your own with something like AffiliateWP
4:22 7. Apps & WordPress. You can create apps that leverage WordPress, like or you can create apps *using* WordPress, like
5:25 8. Membership & LMS sites. You can create membership sites using WordPress, I’d recommend Restrict Content Pro or LifterLMS
6:16 9. E-commerce on WordPress using
7:09 10. Find sponsors to sponsor your content creation. Want to sponsor one of my shows?
8:07 11. Writing Services. Become a content writer or content marketer for companies that use WordPress as a blogging platform.
8:43 12. Training services. You can become an “elite” WordPress trainer for 1-on-1 coaching or corporate engagements. Training users on using WordPress etc.
9:14 13. In-person workshops. You can host and market in-person workshops for your local community. Teaching people how to use WordPress, how to build a website, etc.
9:53 14. Hosting. You can try (it’s a stretch I know, but doable) to become your own WordPress managed host provider. Don’t care to? Become a reseller of Siteground
11:03 15. Become an SEO! Help customers rank and position their WordPress websites to be found, and earn more revenue. Checkout my friend Rebecca’s course on becoming a better SEO:
That’s the list! 15 Ways to make money with WordPress — love to hear your comments below, I’m sure you have some 🙂