7 Ways to Make Money with WordPress
One of the questions that send me the most in the blog and by email is how to generate revenue with WordPress or offering services related to the platform as a freelancer.
Have you asked yourself the same?
Every day thousands of people around the world generate revenue with WordPress. From a few extra dollars a month to million-dollar companies with hundreds of employees.
What are they doing? What is your model? How can WordPress help someone generate income and earn money?
How to make money with WordPress – 7 Ways that work
We are going to review 7 methods to make money with WordPress. Keep in mind that they are NOT quick solutions or that they generate thousands of dollars overnight. Everyone has their time of learning, dedication and obvious experience.
It may be that you are already in position and situation to take advantage of some or may not, depending on your experience. The objective of this article is to give you a vision of what can be achieved, adapt it to your tastes and your situation and start an action plan today to generate income.
1. Become a developer and offer a specific service
WordPress is a platform in which many programmers and developers specialize, either by need of employment (the place where they work asks them to know how to master the platform) or by their own conviction to offer services.
Among the most popular services that you can offer as a WordPress developer are:
- Creation of websites of all kinds
- Creation and development of plugins
- Creation and development of themes or templates for the platform
- Project management with WordPress
- ECommerce services (creation of Woocommerce extensions, creation of virtual stores, eCommerce plans, etc.)
- Creation of WordPress Backup and Security services
- Many more!
The possibilities that you have to be a WordPress developer in terms of the services and income sources you can have are truly endless.
To be a WordPress developer you need to have knowledge of programming / Web development and know specifically:
- Management of servers
Let’s say that this first point covers in a certain way what we will see in the following points ……
2. Develop and sell plugins
The plugins are largely what allow WordPress to be such a flexible platform and that you can create any type of project with this wonderful platform.
One of the great businesses that can be exploited is that of plugins. Here are three options or possible scenarios:
- You are a developer You create and market your own plugins
- You are a developer Create plugins in the form of a service for clients, agencies or companies that need it
- You are an entrepreneur You have a lot of useful and innovative plugin ideas and to create them you hire a programming team or delegate the work to one or more WordPress developers anywhere in the world.
For more plugins that exist for WordPress, it is always possible to improve an existing one (create a superior product) or create something original that solves a certain need.
Creativity is key!
3. Create your own theme
Another of the pillars of WordPress are the themes or templates. Just by seeing the best selling themes in ThemeForest and the amount of sales they have, we can see the business that it represents.
Not just ThemeForest, there are hundreds of suppliers like ElegantThemes, Studiopress or Woothemes that generate thousands of dollars each month in membership sales of their WordPress templates.
As in the plugins, the options here are to create your own theme, offer the service to customers who need it or delegate the process to do something and launch it to the market.
4. Create an information course / product
Within WordPress there is a universe of topics where people want to learn certain skills, know-how, how to use a certain theme, how to apply and take advantage of a plugin and much more.
For example, within this blog there is a membership of courses where in addition to learning to use WordPress, you learn to create different types of sites:
- Corporate sites
- Virtual stores with Woocommerce
- Marketing sites (landing pages, memberships)
- Personal and business blogs
- How to use certain topics
To learn more and have access, access https://www.wptechware.com
In addition to this membership, there are also other courses to learn WordPress and the use of its tools.
5. Give face-to-face training
Another way to teach skills and how to use WordPress tools is through face-to-face training. In many parts of the world at this very moment there is someone giving a class to 10, 20, 30 or 100 people on how to use WordPress.
Maybe the execution is not so simple since you need space, a good curriculum and what you are going to teach, but if done properly you can generate excellent income.
6. Charge for making websites / Managing projects
If you already have good experience with WordPress, then you are at the perfect time to offer your services to create projects and sites in WordPress. You can create sites, blogs, membership portals, virtual stores and virtually every type of website that can be created with the platform.
Start little by little and as you grow your portfolio you will be able to position yourself more in the market and charge more money.
7. Web Design
If you know Web design and are oriented to the web part, then you can offer Web design services either to design blogs, Web pages, templates or even plug-in interfaces.
As you can see, WordPress offers a lot of options for you to generate income. It can be developing, teaching and obviously selling.
Getting customers is the most important thing, and to make money with WordPress is practically the same thing that keeps any business alive: sales and cash flow.
My greatest advice, after having experience selling courses and making hundreds of Web pages for clients and for my own projects: BEGIN TODAY . The perfect moment will never come. You can always have more knowledge and experience and there will always be a better time.
Learn WordPress and at the same time start offering your services, sell your products or whatever model you have chosen.
Nor am I saying that you offer a product or service without knowing how to do it or compromising the quality of it. It’s not about that. But do not wait so long and go into battle even if you’re not ready.
Action is the only thing that counts!