A question that is often asked – how can I generate income with WordPress?
Maybe you have asked yourself the same question yourself?
Every day thousands of people around the world generate income with WordPress. From a few extra pounds per month to multi-million turnover companies with hundreds of employees.
What are they doing? What is their model? How can WordPress help someone to generate income and earn money?
How To Make Money With WordPress – 7 Ways That Work
Let’s review 7 methods how you can make money with WordPress. Keep in mind that these are NOT quick fixes or ones that generate thousands of pounds overnight. Everyone needs their time of learning, dedication and obvious experience.
It may be that you are already in position and take advantage of your knowledge or you may not, depending on your experience. The purpose of this article is to give you a vision of what can be achieved, put your own slant on it and start an action plan today to generate an income.
1. Become a developer and offer specific services
WordPress is a platform in which many programmers and developers specialise, either for the needs of employment (the place where they work asks them to know how to master the platform) or by their own conviction to be able to offer services.
Among the most popular services that you can offer as a WordPress developer are:
- Creation of websites
- 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.)
- Creating Backup and Security Services WordPress
- And man more!
There are really endless possibilities you have as a WordPress developer in regards to the services and sources of income that you could.
To be a WordPress developer you need to have programming/web development knowledge, specifically:
- Management of servers
2. Develop and sell plugins
Plugins are largely what allow WordPress to be such a flexible platform and you can create any type of project with this amazing platform.
One of the great opportunities to make money with WordPress is the creation 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 as a service for customers, 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.
With all the 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 amthe number of sales they have we can easily see the business available.
Not just ThemeForest, there are hundreds of vendors like ElegantThemes, Studiopress or Woothemes that generate thousands of dollars each month in membership sales of your WordPress templates.
As with 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 a course/information product
Inside 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 some plugin and much more.
You could create guides on how to create many different types of sites:
- Corporate Sites
- Virtual stores with Woocommerce
- Marketing sites (landing pages, membership)
- Personal and Business Blogs
- How to use certain themes
5. Provide 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 right now there is someone giving a class to 10, 20, 30 or 100 people on how to use WordPress.
Perhaps the execution is not so simple since you need the space, a good curriculum and what you are going to teach, but if done properly you can generate an excellent income.
6. Charge for Websites / Management Projects
If you already have a good knowledge-base of WordPress, then you are in a perfect place 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 command 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 plugins interfaces.
As you can see, WordPress offers a wealth 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 pretty much the same thing that keeps any business alive: sales and cash flow.
My biggest advice would be this: 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.
I am not 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, jump into battle even if you’re not ready.
Action is the only thing that counts!
Do you know of other ways to make money with WordPress? What are some of your favourite strategies to get sales and customers?