Today there are many ways to make money with WordPress. In fact, there are several ways that you can earn a living online using it. Have you ever tossed around the idea of making money using WordPress yourself? If yes, this post is just for you.
How to Make Money with WordPress
1. Build a Website
In today’s world, it is definitely recommended to create a website for your brand whether it is online or a local Brick & Mortar business.
Launching your own WordPress websites so you can start making money is a simple process. Be sure to create a dedicated services page and offer what all you can do for your customers if you run a service-based business.
Selling products on your WordPress website can be done with the use of plugins. If you will be selling and shipping products, we highly recommend WooCommerce. Depending on what you are selling, are there are several other plugins as well that will get it done. Generally, there is more than one way to accomplish a task and eCommerce is no exception.
Make available any previous work on a portfolio page. Be sure to include a few testimonials on your website and create a blog section to keep your website content fresh. Creating a blog will help you engage with others and network. Be sure to share these blog posts on all your social media networks.
If you are not sure how to get started building your WordPress website, check out OSTraining. They have really great video tutorials and materials to help you get started. If you need any help or have any questions regarding WordPress, we provide 1on1 WordPress Training at our Marietta Office Location or online via Zoom Screen Sharing.
If you would rather not build it yourself, contact us about our WordPress Web Design services.
2. Monetize your Site
You can generate a passive income by selling products or providing services on your website or blog. You can also make money using affiliate marketing, sponsoring reviews, selling ads from your own website. This is a simple way to use the content and traffic you already have.
Most online stores and services provide partner or affiliate opportunities. Most programs make it easy for you to integrate their products and services into your own website with pre-made banners and links. Look for a link on a prospective brand’s website that you would like to monetize and signup for. Add your personal affiliate links to your posts where it fits naturally. A few of our favorites are Book Like A Boss, StudioPress, Social Warfare, ClickFunnels, and IThemes.
You can also offer sponsored posts on your website. Create a page and add a contact form to your website so other brands can submit and pay you to request reviews, guides, or posts. Just make sure that you stipulate in your agreement that all opinions will be honest.
3. WordPress Blog Setup Services
So WordPress IS your cup of tea, therefore provide a WordPress blog setup service. To get new clients to start by creating a service page on your website. Attract new leads and traffic to that page, by adding banners for your service on your own site, guest blogging on other websites or via Social Media. Facebook Ads Marketing work as well.
Many people want a blog, but they just don’t have any technical knowledge of setting it up. Your task as a blog setup service provider will be to install WordPress, upload a WordPress theme, add any recommended plugins they will need.
You may find out new startups and bloggers won’t want to pay. In that case, you can provide services free but monetize from affiliate links in doing so. Be sure to use only products you recommend yourself. For example, you can recommend a WordPress hosting company via an affiliate link that offers commissions for each successful signup. Just the same, you can suggest themes, plugins, and other affiliate products to them when they sign up through your service page to generate income.
4. WordPress Consulting Services
One of the simplest ways to make money online using WordPress is to provide consulting services. If you are really good at WordPress – teaching WordPress to beginners or advanced users. Start by offering free 30 minute consultations to build a great portfolio. In return ask them to leave feedback or a review if they are satisfied with your work. This is great for social proof.
5. Develop WordPress Plugins or Themes
All WordPress websites use plugins to add extra features that help create specific functions. There are thousands of plugins available in WordPress – some are free and some are premium plugins. If you find a problem, create a plugin for it and create a passive income from it. You can sell your WordPress plugins on CodeCanyon or sell them from your own website, or better yet create a new site for it.
If you are a web designer or developer, you can make money creating WordPress themes. You can sell your themes on Themeforest & Mojo Marketplace or sell them from your own website. Like plugins, you may also work on custom WordPress theme projects for your own clients.
You can definitely make a living using WordPress. If you can do any of the suggestions above you will find plenty of opportunities to make good money using WordPress.
Know of any other ways to earn money online using WordPress? Please post them in the comment section below. We’d love to hear them!