Train Your Staff How To Use WordPress In 7 Days For Free

Learn how to train your staff to use WordPress in 7 days with our free WordPress step-by-step tutorials and user training plugin.

Train Your Staff How To Use WordPress In 7 Days For FreeIf your website is powered by WordPress (over a quarter of all websites are, so your is probably too!) and you employ staff to help you run your business, then it’s important to train everyone in your team to use WordPress effectively.

As we explain in this post, almost every aspect of WordPress can be managed by non-technical users and any member of your team can contribute to growing your business online by adding content to your website and performing most tasks related to digital web management and digital marketing without employing website developers, web programmers and web coders.

For example, if your staff knew how to use WordPress effectively, your business could easily get the following done without outsourcing to technical providers:

  • Publish content online to promote your business and drive more traffic and leads to your website.
  • Edit existing content (e.g. pages and product descriptions).
  • Upload files, images, videos, etc.
  • Keep your site, software, files, and database up-to-date, fully backed-up and protected from hackers and malicious users (most of this can even be automated).
  • Add new functionality to your website (e.g. add e-commerce, ad banners, a membership site or directory, forms, image galleries, etc.) using free or very inexpensive plugins.
  • Tweak and improve your web design, site layout and user navigation menus to improve visitor and user experience.
  • Test, improve, and automate marketing processes (e.g. SEO, traffic generation, list-building, sales conversion, etc.).
  • Generate useful business and website reports (e.g. analytics, social engagement, etc.).
  • Manage, maintain, and update everything on your site, including the core software, plugins, themes, content, pages, uploads, users, etc.
  • Troubleshoot common website errors,
  • And a whole lot more!

Training your staff to use WordPress effectively, then, can not only save your business time and money in areas like outsourcing, web development, web design, technical support, etc., it can also significantly improve your bottom line, boost your business productivity, and help you gain a tremendous competitive advantage.

Teaching and training people to use WordPress effectively, however, can be very challenging. As we explain in The Challenges Of Educating, Teaching, And Training New WordPress Users, website developers are normally responsible for training clients how to use the websites they build for them, but they are often not the best people to train clients how to use WordPress.

This is why we have built and invested many years into building a comprehensive FREE WordPress training system focused on helping non-technical users to grow a successful business online using WordPress. We provide hundreds of detailed WordPress step-by-step tutorials that you can use to train your staff to help you build, grow, manage, and automate your digital business presence with no technical skills required and to do it all at minimal cost.

In addition to our detailed guide on how to effectively train new WordPress users, we have also created the practical 7-day program below that you can use to help your staff learn how to use WordPress … and it’s all completely FREE of charge!

Train Your Staff How To Use WordPress In 7 Days For Free

Business Owner/Manager – Please Read This First

This WordPress training course is self-paced. It can be completed in 7 days, or over 7 separate sessions. All you need to do is refer team members to this page and ask them to complete the training below.

Before you begin training your staff to use WordPress, however, please make sure to do the following:

  • Confirm that your site is actually powered by WordPress. If you’re not sure, ask your web host, website developer, or see this tutorial: Does Your Website Run On WordPress? How To Tell
  • Make sure that you have admin access to your WordPress site so your staff can perform all of the tasks included in the tutorials. For security purposes, we recommend creating new user accounts for training new members.
  • Ideally, your WordPress site would have been expertly configured to automate processes like backups, search engine indexing, social media marketing, etc. Not all website developers do (or can do) this. With an expertly configured WordPress site, all you have to do is publish content and your pages will automatically get indexed on search engines, post content links on social media, and perform other management and marketing tasks automatically.
  • Make a complete backup of your WordPress site before allowing anyone to access the site’s admin area. See this section if you need help automating WordPress backups, or install a plugin like Backup Creator to perform 1-click backups.
  • Optional: The businesses that get the best results online are those that are in complete control of their digital presence. To learn why most businesses are not in control of their digital presence, why they often end up with an unmanageable web presence or end up becoming ‘hostages’ of their service providers, and how to avoid this, download and read our ebook: The Small Business Digital Manager.

New WordPress Users – Begin Here

Dear team member and new WordPress user,

Hello and welcome to this 7-part online course on using WordPress. By completing this course, you will gain valuable new digital skills and become a more valuable member of the business employing you.

This course is very easy to follow and requires no technical skills. All you have to do is go through each section of the course, read the step-by-step tutorials, and complete the tasks. All the help and information you need is right here on

Are you ready to begin?

Great! Then let’s start …

Day 1 – WordPress Overview

Train Your Staff How To Use WordPress In 7 Days For Free - Day 1

Goal of Day 1: To learn about the benefits and advantages of using WordPress to grow a business online.

The more you learn about WordPress and what you can achieve with it, the faster you will be able to help solve problems and overcome challenges online and improve business results like getting more traffic, more leads, more sales, more subscribers, etc.

WordPress is more than just a website or blogging platform. It’s a digital vehicle that can take a business anywhere it wants to go. WordPress lets you build just about anything you can imagine online with no technical skills required … all you need to do is learn how to drive it!

WordPress lets you drive your digital vehicle wherever you want to go!

(WordPress lets you drive your digital vehicle wherever you want to go!)

The first step, then, is to learn more about WordPress and where all of the work gets done.

Day 1 – Objectives

Today, you will learn about the following:

  • How to use
  • Why businesses use WordPress
  • The benefits of using the WordPress Content Management System (CMS)
  • How to log into WordPress
  • The WordPress Dashboard
Day 1 – Action Steps
  1. Complete all of the tutorials listed below.
  2. Log into WordPress and learn how to navigate and use the WordPress dashboard (ask your manager for your login details).
  3. Install’s Chrome browser add-on (if you use Google Chrome’s browser, this free extension will bookmark these tutorials on your browser for easy one-click access).

Learn how to use

  • Visit our Quick Start section (use this section until you are familiar with how to navigate around this site).
  • Visit this section to learn how to navigate around and find the information you are looking for quickly.

Learn about WordPress:

Learn how to use the WordPress dashboard:

Install the free Chrome browser add-on:

Congratulations! You should now have a better understanding of the benefits and advantages of using WordPress, know how to log in and out of WordPress, and how to navigate around the WordPress dashboard.

You should also have installed the Chrome browser extension (if you use Google Chrome), so you can come back to view the tutorials on this site anytime you like with one click of a button.

Day 2 -Preparing Web Content For Publishing

Train Your Staff How To Use WordPress In 7 Days For Free - Day 2

Goal of Day 2: To assemble the information you will need to publish high-quality content on your website.

In the Digital Information Age, content is not only ‘king,’ it’s also the global currency used to communicate and transact online.

Businesses needs content and lots of it. Your business needs content for its website pages, blog, newsletters, product descriptions, post headlines, sales copy, social media, ads, articles, promotional pieces, news releases, customer training, FAQs, forum signatures, SEO (e.g. meta descriptions), etc.

Great content helps your business:

  • Drive traffic to your website and social media pages
  • Keep your website relevant in the search engines
  • Educate prospects about your products and services
  • Convert visitors into customers, sales, and subscribers
  • Keep readers, subscribers, clients, and users engaged
  • Train new clients, staff members, customers, subscribers, users, etc.
  • Build trust, authority, and credibility
  • Stay ahead of the competition
  • And more!

Knowing how to create and produce great content, therefore, is one of the most valuable skills you can develop to help your business grow online.

Day 2 – Objectives

Today, you are going to learn how to prepare content to create a high-quality article or blog post for publishing online using WordPress.

In today’s tutorials, you will learn about the following:

  • Why content marketing is important.
  • Tools that can help you organize your content ideas.
  • Tools that can help you write content more effectively.
  • How to never run out of content ideas for a website, blog, or social media.
Day 2 – Action Steps
  1. Complete all of the tutorials listed below.
  2. Research content ideas.
  3. Come up with an effective title (headline) for your article.
  4. Create a 500 – 1,200 word article and save it as a text file.
  5. Source media (e.g. images, videos, etc.) for your article.
  6. Subscribe to our FREE Content Creation Email Course.


Tour of
WordPress Posts vs Pages
Create an article for publishing online
Post Title
Post Content
Image, Video
Subscribe to Content Creation Course

Day 3 – Publishing Content On WordPress

Train Your Staff How To Use WordPress In 7 Days For Free - Day 3

Goal: xxxx



Day 3 – Objectives

Today, you will learn about the following:

  • xxxxx
  • xxxxx
Day 3 – Action Steps
  • Complete all of the tutorials listed below.
  • xxxxx.
  • xxxx.



WordPress User Guide For Beginners
Creating A New Post
Create Post
Post Title
Post Content
Add Image, Video
Add Category
Add Tags
Create post excerpt
Complete SEO settings (Yoast SEO)
Review and Edit

(If expertly configured, check how post looks on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)

Review additional Post options:
Scheduling Posts
Sticky Posts
Making Content Private

Day 4 – Using Media With WordPress

Train Your Staff How To Use WordPress In 7 Days For Free - Day 4

Goal: xxxx



Day 4 – Objectives

Today, you will learn about the following:

  • xxxxx
  • xxxxx
Day 4 – Action Steps
  • Complete all of the tutorials listed below.
  • xxxxx.
  • xxxx.


Add Videos

Add Images

Day 5 – WordPress Plugins

Train Your Staff How To Use WordPress In 7 Days For Free - Day 5

Goal: xxxx



Day 5 – Objectives

Today, you will learn about the following:

  • xxxxx
  • xxxxx
Day 5 – Action Steps
  • Complete all of the tutorials listed below.
  • xxxxx.
  • xxxx.



Review Plugin Tutorials
How To Install

Backup WordPress – install and configure back up plugin.
Make a full site backup.

Install WP TrainMe User Tutorials Plugin

  • Install Table
Action Steps
  • Complete all of the tutorials listed below.
  • xxxxx.
  • xxxx.



Review Widgets tutorials

Day 6 – WordPress Widgets

Train Your Staff How To Use WordPress In 7 Days For Free - Day 6

Goal: xxxx



Day 6 – Objectives

Today, you will learn about the following:

  • xxxxx
  • xxxxx


Day 6 – Action Steps
  • Complete all of the tutorials listed below.
  • xxxxx.
  • xxxx.



Day 7 – Exploring WordPress

Train Your Staff How To Use WordPress In 7 Days For Free - Day 7

Goal: xxxx



Day 7 – Objectives

Today, you will learn about the following:

  • xxxxx
  • xxxxx
Day 7 – Action Steps
  • Complete all of the tutorials listed below.
  • xxxxx.
  • xxxx.


The tutorials below are included in the WordPress User Tutorials module:



Train Your Staff How To Use WordPress In 7 Days For Free

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"I have used the tutorials to teach all of my clients and it has probably never been so easy for everyone to learn WordPress ... Now I don't need to buy all these very expensive video courses that often don't deliver what they promise." - Stefan Wendt, Internet Marketing Success Group

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How To Manage WordPress Users – WordPress User Management Guide

Learn about WordPress user roles and capabilities and how to manage users on your WordPress site or blog …

How To Manage WordPress UsersWordPress allows different users to work collaboratively on your site and contribute to the growth of your online business presence in various ways.

Depending on how you want to run your business, for example, you may want to give users restricted access to your site while allowing them to perform functions such as:

  • Access private content,
  • Write and submit posts,
  • Create and manage posts and pages,
  • Moderate comments,
  • Manage plugins and themes and perform upgrades and other administrative tasks, including managing other users.

All of these functions require managing users and having the ability to specify what they can and cannot do on your site.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to manage WordPress users and how to use the WordPress user management section and tools.

How To Manage WordPress Users

WordPress lets you assign different roles to other users. Roles allow you to control capabilities, which define what users can and cannot do on your site.

The user management section can be found inside your WordPress Dashboard and accessed via the dashboard menu under ‘Users’ …

WordPress Users Menu

(WordPress Users Menu)

WordPress Roles And Permissions

WordPress comes with six default roles:

  • Super Admin
  • Administrator
  • Editor
  • Author
  • Contributor
  • Subscriber

Each of these roles can perform a set of pre-assigned tasks (called capabilities). The Super Admin role is normally assigned to WordPress multisite installations and gives the user the ability to perform all possible capabilities.

From there, each of the other roles has a subordinate or decreasing number of allowed capabilities. For instance, someone assigned the role of Subscriber can only read content on your site – they cannot modify it in any way. An Author can create a new post on your site, but they cannot edit it (the Editor, however, can edit and delete the post that the author has written.)

Roles other than administrators have limited capabilities

(Roles other than administrators have limited capabilities)

Roles, therefore, define the responsibilities and capabilities of users within your site.

To learn more about the specific capabilities of default WordPress roles, see this section of the official WordPress documentation site.

Here are some important things to keep in mind about WordPress roles and capabilities:

  • Installing certain plugins can add new roles and capabilities to your site. For example, Advertiser, Organizer, etc.
  • Membership plugins and directory plugins use the WordPress roles and capabilities feature to automate the creation and registration of new users.
  • Some WordPress plugins (see further below) allow you to add new custom roles and customize the capabilities of existing roles.

Summary of Roles

  • Super Admin: This role gives the user access to network administration features controlling your entire network of WordPress sites (see WordPress Multisite).
  • Administrator: This role gives the user access to all administration features and privileges on your site.
  • Editor: This role gives the user the ability to publish and manage posts and pages as well as manage other users’ posts, etc.
  • Author: This role gives the user the ability to publish and manage their own posts.
  • Contributor: This role gives the user the ability to write and manage their own posts but not publish them.
  • Subscriber: Users assigned this role can only manage their profile. For example, if you run a membership or directory site, you may want to allow members to edit their own member profiles but not modify any other part of your site.

Typically, WordPress assigns the role of Administrator to the creator or owner of the site …

Site owners are typically assigned the role of the administrator

(Site owners are typically assigned the role of the administrator)

This is essential, as the owner has to be able to access all features and perform all functions on the site.


Never give out your Administrator login or password details as this can compromise the security of your site. If you need to provide access to your site to other people (e.g. for technical support), create a temporary “Admin” account that you can delete afterward.

How To View All Users On Your Site

To view all registered users on your site, go to your navigation menu and select Users > All Users

Users > All Users menu

(Users > All Users menu)

This brings up the ‘Users’ screen …

WordPress Table Of Users

(WordPress Table Of Users)

The Users screen lists all registered users on your site and displays information about users, such as:

  • Username
  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Their assigned Role
  • How many Posts they have authored (to learn how to assign posts to different users, see this tutorial)

Useful Tip

If you can’t see information displayed on the Users screen (e.g. their email addresses), click on the ‘Screen Options’ tab and review your settings. You can display or hide information by ticking or unticking check boxes, and change the number of entries displayed on your screen (remember to click the ‘Apply’ button to update new settings) …

WordPress Users Section - Screen Options Tab

(WordPress Users Section – Screen Options Tab)

You can also perform a number of administrative user management tasks, such as

  • Add new users.
  • Edit user profiles.
  • Delete users (individually or in bulk).
  • Reassign user roles (individually or in bulk).
  • Search for users (this is useful if you run a membership site and have many registered users).

Let’s go through each of these user management functions.

How To Add New WordPress Users

To add new users and give them login access to your site, go to Users > Add New

Users > Add New menu

(Users > Add New menu)

You can also add new users from your ‘Users’ screen by clicking on Add New

Add New Users Button

(Add New Users Button)

This brings up the ‘Add New User’ screen …

Add New User screen

(Add New User screen)

Enter the following information for your new users in this screen:

  • Username: This field is required. Enter a username here. Choose carefully as you cannot easily change the username (if you need to change the username, however, see this tutorial).
  • Email: This field is also required. Enter your user’s contact email address. Various functions of WordPress will use this email address to send users notifications (e.g. lost passwords).
  • First Name: Enter your user’s first name.
  • Last Name: Enter your user’s last name.
  • Website: This is an optional field. Complete this field if you want to or leave it empty.
  • Password: Make sure you create a strong password for users. You can enter your own or use the WordPress built-in password generator.
  • Send User Notification: Check this box if you want your new user to receive a notification email about their account. Deselect it if you don’t want your new user to have access to their login password.
  • Role: Select the role you want to assign to your new user from the drop-down menu …

Select a role for your new user

(Select a role for your new user)

After completing all of the new user’s details, remember to click on Add New User to save your changes …

Save your changes to add a new user

(Save your changes to add a new user)

The new user details will be added to your site and display in the WordPress Table of Users …

New User added

(New User added)

The site administrator will receive a notification email that a new user has registered on the site …

New User Registration email notification sent to administrator

(New User Registration email notification sent to administrator)

The new user will also receive a registration email containing his or her login details …

Email notification sent to new user after registration

(Email notification sent to new user after registration)

Edit User Profiles

Site administrators can edit details of any registered site users, including their own. Other roles normally do not have access to the profiles of other users but can edit their own.

To edit your own profile, log into your WordPress administration area and select Users > Your Profile from the main dashboard menu …

Users > Your Profile menu

(Users > Your Profile menu)

You can also get there without leaving the Table of Users by hovering your cursor over their username and clicking on the ‘Edit’ link …

Edit User Profile

(Edit User Profile)

This brings up the User Profile screen …

User Profile screen

(User Profile screen)

We’ve created a separate tutorial on how to edit details in the User Profile screen, here:

Delete Users

The WordPress Users screen lets you delete users individually or perform bulk user deletions.

Delete Users Individually

To delete an individual user, hovering your cursor over the username of the entry you want to delete and click on the ‘Delete’ link …

Delete User

(Delete User)

You will be asked to confirm the deletion. Click on ‘Confirm Deletion’ to proceed …

Confirm Deletion

(Confirm Deletion)

The user will be deleted and their details will be removed from your database …

User Deleted

(User Deleted)

Bulk Delete Users

Bulk deleting users is useful if you want to delete many users at once (e.g. delete spam registrations).

To bulk delete users, select all the check boxes of the users you want to remove from your site …

Select users to delete

(Select users to delete)

Select ‘Delete’ from the ‘Bulk Actions’ drop-down menu …

Bulk Actions > Delete

(Bulk Actions > Delete)

With ‘Delete’ selected, click the ‘Apply’ button …

Bulk Actions > Delete > Apply

(Bulk Actions > Delete > Apply)

Click on the ‘Confirm Deletion’ button to proceed …

Confirm Deletion

(Confirm Deletion)

The selected users will be deleted and their details will be removed from your database …

Users deleted

(Users deleted)

Change User Roles

Users can be assigned or reassigned to different roles either individually or in bulk.

Change Individual User Role

To assign or reassign an individual user’s role, hover your cursor over their username and click on the ‘Edit’ link …

Edit User

(Edit User)

This brings up their ‘Edit User’ screen …

Edit User screen

(Edit User screen)

Scroll down to the ‘Role’ section and select a new user role from the drop-down menu  …

Role drop-down menu

(Role drop-down menu)

Click ‘Update User’ to save your settings …

User Profile screen

(Update User)

The user’s role will be updated. You can return to the Users screen or keep working on your site …

User role updated

(User role updated)

Bulk User Role Changes

To perform a bulk reassignment of user roles, select multiple users by checking the box next to their username …

Select users

(Select users)

Choose the role you want to assign to all selected users from the ‘Change role to …’ drop-down menu …

Change role to ...

(Change role to …)

With the role in the ‘Change role to …’ field selected, click on the ‘Change’ button …

Bulk change user roles

(Bulk change user roles)

The roles of all selected users will be reassigned to the new role you have specified …

User roles changed

(User roles changed)

Search & Filter Users

If you have many registered users on your site, you can use search and filter features to find users quickly.

Search Users

Use the ‘Search Users’ feature to search for users based on their details.

Enter your search term into the field and click the ‘Search Users’ button …

Search Users

(Search Users)

A list of all results containing the search term will be returned …

Search User results

(Search User results)

Filter Users

You can also filter users by role.

To view a list of all users assigned to a specific role, just click on the link for that particular role above the able of Users …

Filter users by role

(Filter users by role)

The Table of Users will display only users assigned to the selected role …

Users filtered by role

(Users filtered by role)

WordPress User Management Plugins

This section describes some useful WordPress plugins to help improve how you manage users on your site.

Customizing User Roles And Capabilities

Depending on what you plan to do with your site, you may need to go beyond the default capabilities of WordPress and create custom roles for specific users or enhance the default capabilities of your site’s existing roles. If this is a function you need for your site, then take a look at the plugin below.

If this is a function you need for your site, then take a look at the plugin below.

User Role Editor

User Role Editor - WordPress Plugin

(User Role Editor – WordPress Plugin)

User Role Editor provides advanced user role management tools for WordPress. The free version of the plugin can be downloaded and installed from the WordPress plugin repository or from your WordPress dashboard …

Install User Role Editor From Your WordPress Dashboard

(Install User Role Editor From Your WordPress Dashboard)

Once installed and activated, the plugin allows you to easily create and edit new roles and manage permissions for all users with just a few clicks and set specific capabilities for each role separately at an advanced and detailed level just by turning check boxes on or off …

Change role capabilities by turning check boxes on or off

(Change role capabilities by turning check boxes on or off)

The plugin also makes it easier for non-technical users to display capabilities in plain and simple language …

Show capabilities in human readable form

(Show capabilities in human readable form)

There are many useful things you can do with the User Role Editor plugin. For example, you can allow or disallow a registered user to upload files to your site, or disallow certain types of users to delete posts they have already published. You can also do things like remove the ability of authors to publish posts on your site, forcing posts to be submitted for review by an administrator before being approved for publishing.

The User Role Editor plugin also has a premium edition available with even more advanced capabilities.

To learn more about this plugin, go here: User Role Editor

How To Change The Default User Registration Email In WordPress

As discussed in the previous section, when a new user registers on your WordPress site, they are sent a registration email containing their username and login details …

Email notification sent to new user after registration

(Email notification sent to new user after registration)

Normally, the default registration email is fine to send. It’s not an attractive email, but it “does the job”. If your business requires a more “welcoming” registration email, then use the plugin below:

Better Notifications for WordPress

Better Notifications For WordPress

(Better Notifications For WordPress)

Better Notifications For WordPress lets you customize the email notifications that WordPress sends using the WordPress WYSIWYG editor and shortcodes.

You can customize all default WordPress email notifications and many new ones. This lets new registered users receive a more welcoming email when they register on your site. You can also send notifications to individual users, multiple users, all users in a user role, multiple roles, and more …

Notifications Screen

(Notifications Screen)

This plugin is useful if you are running a community site or membership site, directory, allowing guest authoring or collaboration, etc. and want to customize your messages and notifications to users.

To learn more about this plugin, go here: Better Notifications For WordPress

Congratulations! Now you know how to manage users on your WordPress site. We hope that you have found the above information useful.

Here are some additional WordPress tutorials you may find useful to help you manage users on your site:

How To Manage WordPress Users


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Make Money With WordPress – The Complete WordPress Money-Making Guide

Are you looking for ways to make money with WordPress? Here are dozens of ways to make money with WordPress …

How To Make Money With WordPress - A Complete GuideAre you looking to start a business working with WordPress or searching for ways to make money with WordPress?

In this comprehensive guide, we explore dozens of ways to make money with WordPress, including WordPress money-making business ideas for non-technical users.

How To Make Money With WordPress

How To Make Money With WordPress

(Making Money With WordPress – click to enlarge image)

Many people naturally assume they need to be technically inclined (e.g. a web developer, coder, programmer, etc.) to make money working with technical applications.

As we explain in The WordPress Paradox, however, many aspects of WordPress such as building and setting up a website or blog, and using, managing, and growing a digital presence are becoming increasingly non-technical user friendly.

This creates many great opportunities not only for technical service providers people like developers, coders, and designers to profit with WordPress but also for people with no web development or coding skills, like writers, teachers, trainers, instructors, marketers, consultants, sales people, and entrepreneurs.


Make Money With WordPress – The Market

Making Money With WordPress - The Market

Let’s take a brief look at the market potential for WordPress-related products and services:

  • WordPress is the most widely used CMS platform in the world, currently powering over one-fifth (almost 28%) of all websites around the world and over 60% of all CMS-driven websites.
  • The fully featured self-hosted version of WordPress is 100% free to download, use, and customize and premium WordPress plugins and themes are relatively inexpensive. WordPress software, plugins, and themes are also easy to install and configure. This all adds up to fast turnaround times and excellent profit margins for businesses that sell WordPress services and products.
  • According to a user survey of members of the WordPress community, around 25% of all WordPress users make a full-time living from WordPress-related services and earn an average of U$50 per hour.
  • The global WordPress community involves so many people working in so many different areas, that it is often referred to as the WordPress economy.
  • For more reasons why WordPress is the world’s leading web platform, see our WordPress Overview modules or read this article: 50+ Reasons To Choose WordPress

As WordPress continues to evolve and the uptake of the WordPress platform grows in popularity, the need to provide services to millions of WordPress users worldwide is only going to increase over time. It only makes sense, therefore, to explore different ways technical and non-technical minded people can profit with WordPress.

Here, then, are dozens of ways you can profit with WordPress, keeping in mind that you can combine many of the methods presented in this guide as part of your services and innovate on these (If you are not technical, skip to the ‘Non-Technical WordPress Services’ section below):

Technical WordPress Services

Make Money With WordPress

If you’re a technically inclined person, you can take advantage of the free, open source nature of WordPress to develop products for other WordPress users and provide services to businesses, bloggers, internet marketers, etc.

There is no shortage of opportunities to make money in the WordPress ecosystem, as the development of new services, technologies, and platforms to support WordPress leads to the creation of next-tier services, technologies, and platforms to support and enhance these.

For example, WooCommerce, an e-commerce platform for WordPress, has created new opportunities for developing plugins and services that facilitate and enhance WordPress e-commerce. WooCommerce, then, also needs to be supported by people who understand it and can service the needs of WooCommerce users.

Similarly, many WordPress themes are now being built using frameworks, which provide theme developers with a set of standards they can use to create their own themes and these require specialists to service the needs of specific framework users.

So, keeping this in mind, let’s explore how to profit from WordPress as a technical-minded person:

WordPress Web Development

Make Money With WordPress - WordPress Web Development

WordPress web developers need to understand the WordPress framework and have skills in languages like PHP, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, etc. There are many opportunities for WordPress developers to earn money. You can work for large or small web development agencies as part of a team or as freelancer or contractor developing front-end or back-end sites, coding applications, customizing templates, etc.

Additionally, WordPress is evolving to meet the evolution of the web itself. Matt Mullenweg, the co-founder of WordPress, has urged web developers to learn JavaScript ‘deeply’ in preparation of a future where apps powered by JavaScript and API-driven interfaces will become integrated with the platform, as WordPress evolves from being a document-based CMS platform to a true application that will also integrate with other web platforms.

There is a lot of future potential, then, for WordPress developers. If you’re interested in making money as a WordPress developer, here are some great places to start:

WordPress Plugin Development

Make Money With WordPress Developing WordPress Plugins

WordPress plugins expand and add new functionality to WordPress sites. To learn about many useful plugins, see our WordPress Plugin Tutorials.

WordPress developers can build a profitable business developing or customizing plugins for the WordPress community. Here are some ways you can profit with WordPress plugin development:

  • Learn how to develop useful WordPress plugins by taking an online course on WordPress plugin development.
  • Develop plugins and extensions for WordPress-related services, such as WooCommerce and plugins that help integrate 3rd-party services with WordPress.
  • Customize existing plugins (note: search online to learn how to avoid potential issues when customizing existing plugins).

Practical Tip

If you plan to build a successful plugin development business, it’s important to research the market first, as there are already thousands of excellent free and premium WordPress plugins available, covering almost every need and functionality imaginable.

Here are some useful suggestions:

  • To get an idea of what kind of plugins you can develop, checkout the WordPress Free Plugin Repository (currently over 51,000+ plugins).
  • To get an idea of the types of problems you can help WordPress users solve, join online discussion groups about WordPress on social media sites like Facebook and LinkedIn, forums, etc.
  • Read the official WordPress documentation on creating plugins and the WordPress Plugin Handbook.
  • Take an online course on WordPress plugin development.
  • After your plugin has been developed, you can promote and sell it on your own website and/or through various plugin/software marketplaces (e.g. CodeCanyon, WooCommerce).
  • Develop a Freemium version of the plugin, then upload the FREE version to the WordPress plugin repository and let users know that they can upgrade to get additional features and functionality.
  • Note: You don’t need to code your own plugins to profit from WordPress plugin development. You can outsource the plugin creation process, technical plugin support, plugin customizations, upgrades, etc. to experienced plugin developers (non-technical users can also profit from this method).

WordPress Theme Development

Make Money With WordPress Developing WordPress Themes

If you have an interest or passion for web design, you can build a profitable business developing and customizing WordPress Themes.

WordPress theme development requires skills in languages like PHP, HTML, and CSS, and becoming familiar with WordPress theme frameworks.

Practical Tip

Making money from selling WordPress themes requires more than just great web design skills. Like plugins, there are many excellent free and premium WordPress themes available, so you will need to do your research and put a sound business, sales, and marketing strategy together to successfully make money selling WordPress themes.

WordPress Web Services

Make Money With WordPress Selling WordPress Services

If you have experience, knowledge, and skills with WordPress but don’t want to code plugins or themes, you can provide a number of WordPress web services to businesses and WordPress website owners.

These services include but are not limited to the following:

WordPress Installation

All businesses need a digital presence. Most small businesses, however, don’t need custom web development. As per our WordPress Business Digital Blueprint, most businesses can start with a simple WordPress site and grow from there.

Installing WordPress is easy. You can offer to install WordPress for clients and upsell them additional services (see below).

If you don’t know how to start, we recommend going our step-by-step WordPress Installation Tutorials to learn how to install WordPress and joining online groups for WordPress and business-related discussions.

WordPress Setup & Configuration

In addition to installing WordPress, you can also set up WordPress sites for clients. Setting up a WordPress site involves configuring internal WordPress settings, configuring WordPress plugins and themes, and configuring/automating processes for backups, search engine indexing, traffic generation, etc. using a combination of internal WordPress settings, plugins, themes, and third-party services (e.g. Google Analytics).

If you don’t know where to start, we recommend going through our step-by-step WordPress Configuration Tutorials to learn how to expertly configure a WordPress site.

WordPress Web Design

WordPress Themes have revolutionized many aspects of traditional web design. If clients want to create a certain ‘look and feel’ for their sites, there’s no need to design and code page layouts from scratch with WordPress. Just help your clients pick a suitable theme from the many great WordPress themes that are already available, install the theme on their site and adjust, edit, fine-tune, or customize theme settings.

Additional opportunities for web designers to earn money with WordPress include:

  • Design services for WordPress developers: Web and plugin developers need to provide their users with great UI (User Interface) and UX  (User Experience). If you find plugins or themes that could do with an improved design, why not approach developers and offer your services?
  • Design services for WordPress users: If you have graphic design and image editing skills (e.g.  Photoshop), you can also provide general design services to WordPress users creating, editing, or improving their logos, images, banners, theme headers and footers, social media pages, etc.

WordPress Website Development

WordPress makes the process of building websites easy, fast, and inexpensive. If you know how WordPress features work (e.g. the CMS platform, themes, plugins, widgetsposts and pages, etc.) and how to plan, install, and configure a WordPress site, you can build professional and affordable websites that will help your clients establish their brand and grow their business online.

For help with the above, see our training modules below:

WordPress Support Services

Make Money With WordPress Providing Technical Support Services

Many businesses lack the time and skills to manage and look after their websites. No business, however, wants to see that their site is down, hacked, or affected by errors and problems.

This means opportunities for providing WordPress support services.

WordPress Maintenance Services

All websites need maintenance. This includes performing regular tasks that ensure sites are kept up-to-date, backed up, protected, and secure.

For more information, see our WordPress Maintenance Tutorials.

WordPress Management Services

In addition to maintenance, WordPress sites also need management. This includes managing domains, web hosting, emails, passwords, users, content, etc.

Your services can range from performing basic WordPress maintenance tasks like updating the WordPress core software, plugins, and themes and backing up site files and data, to offering a complete website management service, where you look after clients’ webhosting, website, and web content management.

For more information and help in this area, go here:

WordPress Technical Support

Businesses will occasionally experience errors and problems with their websites that require technical support. Technical support services can include anything from troubleshooting errors and problems to providing ongoing technical support in areas like WordPress management, optimization, and security.

To learn what’s involved in providing support services to WordPress users, see our training modules and tutorials below:

WordPress Webhosting

Make Money With WordPress Providing WordPress Hosting

Self-hosted WordPress sites need webhosting. If you plan to run a WordPress-based agency for small business clients, you may want to consider offering to host your client sites too.

You don’t need to start your own webhosting company. Many hosting companies offer reseller hosting. This allows you to purchase hard drive space and bandwidth or a dedicated server and resell hosting packages to clients.

To learn more about WordPress hosting, go here.

WordPress Consulting Services

Make Money With WordPress Providing WordPress Consulting Services

Businesses need help with all aspects of their digital presence, from building websites to planning, managing, growing, and promoting their business online.

WordPress consulting services can include the following:

  • Providing advice on how to set up a self-hosted WordPress site or blog on a domain, choosing hosting services, plugins, themes, etc.
  • Helping clients plan out their digital business presence, including developing plans for digital management, digital marketing, blogging content, SEO, etc.
  • Documenting technical, management, or marketing processes for clients, so they can maintain control of outsourced digital processes.

If you need help in this area, we recommend starting with this resource: The Small Business Digital Manager.

WordPress Education

Make Money With WordPress Providing WordPress Education

Most businesses need to be educated about the benefits and advantages of using WordPress and new WordPress users need training to get better results from their WordPress sites.

This creates opportunities in areas like:

WordPress Teaching & Training Services

New WordPress users need to be shown how to use their websites. Teaching businesses about WordPress and training new website owners how to use WordPress can take place online using video conferencing or live in 1-on-1 or group meetings, workshops, computer labs, etc.

WordPress Training Tools

New WordPress users need training materials.  You can make money creating WordPress training courses and materials like WordPress training videos, tutorials, guides, etc.

Important Info

As WordPress educators and trainers, we have found that there are significant challenges when it comes to educating businesses about WordPress and training new WordPress users. We address some of these challenges here. To help others address these challenges, we have developed a WordPress User Training Guide and a WordPress Training Plugin that can be installed on client sites, allowing users to access WordPress tutorials and videos from their own dashboard.

Non-Technical WordPress Services

Make Money With WordPress

As stated earlier, you don’t need to be technically minded to make money with WordPress. In fact, you can provide services to businesses and other WordPress users without any knowledge of coding or web development just by following our step-by-step tutorials.

These services include:

  • WordPress Consulting
  • Website Planning
  • WordPress Installation
  • WordPress Configuration
  • WordPress Website Building
  • WordPress Maintenance
  • etc.

Once you know how to install and configure a WordPress site and how to use WordPress features like plugins, themes, widgets, etc. (which you can learn by following our step-by-step tutorials), you can find lots of ways to profit with WordPress that don’t depend on having technical skills.

In fact, your services don’t even need to be WordPress related, as WordPress users experience the same problems and challenges all website owners and businesses face, especially in areas like content creation, online marketing, traffic generation, lead generation, etc.

Let’s explore, then, ways to make money with WordPress as a non-technical user:

Virtual Assistant

Many busy WordPress site owners need help with online aspects of their business. Although many tasks performed by virtual assistants aren’t specific to WordPress (e.g. processing emails), having knowledge of WordPress can be very useful in areas like uploading and managing content, moderating blog comments and comment spam, running tasks inside the WordPress administration area, retrieving reports from plugins, etc.

Content Services

Make money with WordPress

Content is the currency of the Digital Age. Millions of websites are powered by WordPress and every website needs content. Most website owners, however, are too busy to create content for their sites.

WordPress is used for building websites in every conceivable niche. This means loads of opportunities exist for knowledgeable and experienced writers and for people with a diverse range of passions and interests (e.g. travel, fashion, health, fitness, finance, etc.) to make money creating content to help busy WordPress site owners grow their presence online.

The methods described below follow the same basic process for making money creating content for WordPress sites:

  • Pick a niche to specialize in. Unless you plan to compete against thousands of general freelance article writers bidding for cheap article writing projects, you will do better by specializing in an area where businesses will pay you for your expertise.
  • Target businesses in your niche. How you choose to structure your content service is completely up to you. For example, you can create content to meet individual client specifications or create content that you can sell repeatedly to different clients (e.g. with Private Label Rights).

Article Writing

When it comes to article writing, making money with WordPress isn’t just restricted to writing content about WordPress. Article writers who know how to use WordPress have a distinct advantage when it comes to creating content for other WordPress users.

Many article writers pitch the ‘time-saving’ benefits of using their article writing services to clients, then deliver content in MS Word, requiring clients to spend time cutting, pasting, and reformatting content before publishing.

You can increase the value of your content writing services to WordPress users by providing a time-saving “done for you” service where you provide expertly written ‘publish-ready’ content clients can easily import into their WordPress sites using the WordPress import and export feature and quickly schedule for publishing (or you can offer to do this for them).

For additional information, see these tutorials:

Newsletters & Autoresponders

Another variant of writing articles and blog posts for businesses with WordPress sites is to provide businesses with content for newsletters and autoresponders.

As newsletters are normally distributed privately to subscribers, you can turn newsletter writing into a profitable business by creating a master product that can then be sold repeatedly to different clients.

Create Lead Magnets & Reports

In addition to writing articles, blog posts, and newsletter content. You can create lead magnets and special reports that clients can add to their WordPress sites to grow their subscriber list. These can be written from scratch, or compiled from existing site content using plugins (e.g. Designrr).

For more information, see the tutorials below:

Graphic Design

Graphic services for WordPress users include branding elements and icons, logos, ad banners, featured post images, infographics, memes, etc.

For additional information, see the tutorials below:

Video Creation

WordPress website owners, like all website owners, cannot ignore the power of using videos to grow their business online and need videos for:

  • Promoting Their Business
  • Educating Prospects About Their Products & Services
  • Training Customers
  • etc.

Most businesses, however, lack the time and skills to create videos themselves. As we discuss here, there are many great and inexpensive video tools and services that allow you to start a video services business.

For additional information, go here:

WordPress Marketing Services

Make Money With WordPress Providing Marketing Services To Other WordPress Users

Are you more interested in providing digital marketing services and building a revenue base that can pay you a monthly recurring income?

If so, then the methods described below offer you many exciting possibilities for profiting with WordPress.

Traffic Generation

Businesses with an online presence need traffic. As we explain in our WordPress Configuration Tutorials, a WordPress site can be configured to drive traffic automatically from search engines, social media, and other online directories and sites when new content is added.

This provides you with at least 3 ways to help businesses generate more traffic to their website:

Generate Traffic To WordPress Sites Using External Services

You can help WordPress site owners generate traffic to their websites using methods and tools such as online advertising (e.g. banner ads and pay-per-click), press releases, etc.

Generate Traffic From The Client’s Own WordPress Site

You can help WordPress site owners generate traffic to their websites by configuring their site’s internal settings, installing and configuring SEO, social media syndication and traffic-getting plugins, and integrating these with various external services, social media and bookmarking accounts, etc.

Once their WordPress site has been expertly configured, you can provide a complete traffic generation service by planning, advising, or managing their content marketing strategy and content creation process.

All this is covered here:

Generate Traffic From Your WordPress Site To Their Site

If you know how to generate traffic for a client’s WordPress site, then you can also generate traffic for your own WordPress site, or provide consulting and training services for generating traffic with WordPress.

In the next section, we cover money-making opportunities for driving traffic from your WordPress site to other businesses, such as building directories and leasing traffic from rental sites.

Lead Generation

Businesses generally want to drive more traffic to their websites because they want more leads.

Similarly to the traffic generation methods described above, you can apply your knowledge of WordPress and your online marketing skills to help WordPress site owners generate more leads in different ways, including:

Generate Leads To WordPress Sites Using External Services

You can provide ‘straight up’ lead generation services to WordPress site owners using various methods and tools such as social media marketing, email marketing, mobile marketing, press releases, lead capture services, cold-calling, etc.

Configuring Lead Generation Systems For WordPress Sites

Many lead generation, email marketing, and autoresponder services integrate directly with WordPress. You can help WordPress site owners configure lead generation systems and processes on their site using lead generation and list-building plugins, connecting these with autoresponder services, etc. and even provide a complete lead generation service by also helping them plan, advise, or manage their traffic generation and email marketing strategy.

Generate Leads To Your WordPress Site And Sell These To Businesses

Just like traffic generation, if you know how to generate leads for a client’s WordPress site, then you can also generate leads for your own WordPress site, or provide consulting and training services for generating leads with WordPress.

In the next section, we cover money-making opportunities for generating traffic from your WordPress site to other businesses, such as building directories, selling leads, and renting or flipping lead generation sites.

Sales Conversion

You can make money helping WordPress site owners convert traffic into more leads, more newsletter subscribers, more sales, and more customers.

This can take the form of:

Consultative Services

This is where you help clients understand, plan, design, and implement an effective sales process on their sites.

Installation & Setup Services

You can take a more ‘hands-on’ approach where you actually set up and manage their sales funnels and client conversion systems using various methods, plugins, themes, etc.

‘Done For You’ Services

, or a combination of both.

This service can also extend to setting up and managing an affiliate program for clients, recruiting affiliates, and creating affiliate training materials.

Build Money-Making WordPress Sites

Make Money With WordPress Building Money-Making Websites

Do you want to capitalize on the worldwide growth of WordPress but don’t want to build, manage, or promote other people’s WordPress sites? Then why not profit from your WordPress knowledge by building your own sites and starting your own business(es) online?

You can start a profitable business online and create additional streams of revenue with just a WordPress site, a theme, and a few plugins.

Here are some of the types of money-making sites you can build with WordPress and some of the various monetization methods you can incoporate into your site:

Money-Making Blog

You can make money with WordPress by starting a blog in a profitable niche and building a growing and loyal online readership based on providing visitors with valuable content.

You can blog about anything you like and have a passion for or expertise in (e.g. travel, fashion, health, fitness, finance, etc.) and incorporate various money-making strategies to generate multiple revenue streams from your blog.

You can build money-making blogs to:

  • Promote Your Own Products Or Services – If you have physical or digital products or services, you can set up a blog to educate the market and promote or sell your products or services online.
  • Promote Or Review Affiliate Products – You can make money promoting other people’s products or services on your blog and receive sales commissions when people purchase through your affiliate links.
  • Become A Niche Expert Or Industry Authority – You can become an expert in your niche by blogging about new developments in your industry, reviewing the latest products, interviewing experts, providing your opinions on events, etc. If you already have expertise in a niche or industry, developing an authority site can lead to many profitable opportunities, such as getting paid to endorse products (become a brand ambassador or social influencer), selling podcasts, reports, books, seminars, workshops, webinars, subscriptions, etc.

To make money with blogging, you will need more than just a WordPress site and a commitment to work hard building up a loyal readership. You will also need to do things like:

  • Market Research – Plan and research the market to find a profitable niche with a sizeable target audience of consumers,
  • WordPress Monetization Plan – You should have a clear idea of how you plan to monetize your WordPress site or blog, e.g. advertising, affiliate products, AdSense, e-commerce, opt-in lists, etc.
  • Content Marketing Plan – Your content needs to attract and engage your readers, especially if you plan to attract advertisers, promote affiliate products, or build a responsive subscriber list.

In addition to a monetized blog, here are some money-making websites powered by WordPress that you can build (and link to your blog or run as a standalone site):

e-Commerce Store

Do you have physical goods or digital info products to sell online? WordPress e-commerce themes and plugins let you easily set up full-featured e-commerce stores to sell your products or services online with automated shopping cart ordering and secure payment processing, coupons and discount offers, customer registration and updates, product delivery, invoicing and receipts, and more.

View our tutorials on how to set up an e-commerce store and sell products online with WordPress here:

Membership Site

If your content is too valuable to share with others online for free, you can set up a private membership site and charge users to access your information.

Types of products and services that suit for membership sites include:

  • Training and ‘How To’ Information
  • ‘Expert’ Information
  • Business Tools & Marketing Services
  • Videos & Podcasts
  • Customizable Graphics & Templates
  • etc.

With WordPress, you can easily build and automate membership sites. Depending on the type of membership site you plan to build and the plugins you use, you can offer users access to different membership levels, automate member registrations and automatically send login details, schedule and deliver users level-specific content (e.g. drip-feed content), process subscriptions and upgrades, add member details to different subscriber lists, and so much more!

View our tutorials on setting up a membership site with WordPress here:

e-Learning Site

An e-Learning  or e-Course site incorporates features found in e-commerce and membership sites with a Learning Management System (LMS).

You can build WordPress sites to promote and deliver one or many e-courses with course grading, quizzes, sequential modules, etc. WordPress makes available dedicated LMS themes like the LMS WordPress Theme or plugins like WPCourseware, which lets you build e-courses using any WordPress theme you like.

Run e-Learning Courses With WordPress LMS Theme

(LMS WordPress Theme)

For more information, see these tutorials:

Directory Site

With WordPress, you can easily build all kinds of directory sites in all types of niches using relatively inexpensive directory themes and/or plugins and charge one-off or recurring fees to promote business listings, events, items for sale, etc. You can also earn revenue with advertising, affiliate marketing, etc. on your directory site

Here are some types of directory sites you can easily set up with WordPress and start making money:

Business Directory Website

You can build a business directory site for different industry sectors, niches, local communities, organizations, etc. using WordPress themes like Vantage or Geocraft, or plugins like the Business Directory Plugin.

Event Listing Website

You can easily build an event listing website with WordPress to promote events, seminars, workshops, festivals, conferences, meetups, exhibitions, conventions, etc. using an event registration plugin like EventEspresso or WP EventManager.

For more information, see the tutorials below:

Classified Ads Website

You can easily run classified ads on your WordPress site and make money letting users list items for sale on your site using a theme like ClassiPress or a plugin like Another WordPress Classifieds Plugin.

Jobs Board Site

Do you want to make money online connecting job seekers, freelancers, contractors, etc. with employers? Then build a ‘jobs board’ or recruitment website using WordPress with a theme like JobRoller or a plugin like WP Job Board.

Hybrid Directory Sites

With WordPress, you can incorporate the above and other types of directory sites into your existing digital presence, even if your existing website was not built with WordPress.

For example, depending on your hosting setup, you can add a number of WordPress installations into subfolders of your domain and use different WordPress themes and plugins in each of these installations to set up a blog and/or directories for selling bookings and reservations, rentals, auctions, etc.


You can make money with forums in various ways, such as charging fees for premium-access, or running a free forum with advertising, etc.

You can easily set up a discussion forum inside WordPress and build a community online using a plugin like BBPress.

Build Affiliate Stores

Some WordPress plugins and themes allow you to import data feeds into your site and populate your pages and posts with hundreds or even thousands of affiliate products.

For example, you can use plugins to build an Amazon affiliate store, or use a plugin like Datafeedr to build affiliate stores that combine products from hundreds of different stores, or various other plugins that use feeds and APIs from different companies to build affiliate stores for all kinds of industries and niches.

StreamStore - Amazon affiliate store builder for WordPress(StreamStore – WordPress Amazon affiliate store builder)

Lease Your WordPress Site

Lease Your WordPress Website

Here is an ‘out of the box’ idea for making money with WordPress.

Think about how many businesses pay money to list or advertise in directories, hoping to attract more customers.

With most industries (e.g. legal, financial, travel, health, etc.), the same content will work for different individual businesses. For example, if your site has 100 articles about ‘caring for pets’ (or ‘dental hygiene,’ or ‘travel destinations’) and all articles on your site end with a general call to action (e.g. ‘click here to book an appointment’), then all of your site’s content would work for almost all businesses providing pet care services (or dental hygiene, or travel services).

You could build sites filled with original content targeting different niches and geographical locations, drive traffic and improve search rankings for these sites, and then either lease these sites to local businesses for lead generation or sell them exclusive branding or advertising rights for a recurring fee.

Leasing virtual real estate is not dissimilar to leasing physical real estate. With a high-trafficked, high-ranking website, you can lease digital ‘real estate’ while maintaining control and ownership of the underlying asset (i.e. the domain), sell ‘signage’ advertising by letting your tenants brand your site with their logo and company details, and even let them do internal ‘fitouts’ by adding their information to the home page, ‘about’ page, contact page, etc.

How you structure the terms of the lease is completely up to you (ask a lawyer to help you structure your agreements). For example, you can:

Build A Lead Generation Website

You manage everything, keep the site updated with fresh content and point links in the content to your client’s website (tip: use a link redirection tool to manage your site’s destination links),

Lease Managed Virtual Real Estate

Your clients can pay you to manage the site and add content, change the theme, add plugins, etc.

Rent To Buy

This can work for a high value website. Your client leases the site for an indefinite or agreed period of time, after which they have the option to buy it from you and apply their ‘rent’ installments towards the full purchase price. In the meantime, they can run the site however they like (tip: keep a full backup of your site so if things don’t work out with a tenant, you can delete your WordPress site, reinstall your backup, change the password, and lease it to someone else).

This brings us to the next opportunity to make money with WordPress …

Build & Sell Or Buy & Flip Websites

If leasing your website seems too complicated, you can just sell it.

You can make money with WordPress building and selling, or buying and flipping websites on online marketplaces like Flippa

Build and sell and buy and flip websites on Flippa

(Build and sell and buy and flip websites on Flippa)

Sites like Flippa also allow you to buy and sell domains. Unless you have a truly valuable domain name, however, domains alone typically have far less resale value than domains with an established website that is already bringing in traffic and/or revenue.

This creates another opportunity for making money with WordPress …

Monetize Parked Domains

Do you own a great domain name that you’re just holding onto as a future project, or a domain that you eventually plan to sell but don’t want to spend too much time developing?

Instead of just letting your domain sit there, you can monetize it using a theme like CovertVideoPress, which lets you create a video website that automatically imports content from video sites like YouTube, creating pages around the keywords you specify, which you can then monetize with AdSense, links to affiliate product, etc.  ….

Monetize your parked domains with CovertVideoPress

(Monetize your parked domains with CovertVideoPress)

Don’t expect to make much money with monetized parked domains, but at the very least, it could earn you enough to cover the costs of renewing the domain until you are ready to sell it and put a few extra dollars in your pocket.

Making Money With WordPress – Useful Tips

Here are some useful tips if you are thinking about making money with WordPress:

  • Be the product of the product. If you want to help clients build a successful digital presence with WordPress, then build your website and your success with WordPress too! Everything you do to build your business using WordPress will add to your knowledge and experience and can be turned into a sellable service.
  • Focus on solutions not services. When thinking about the services you can provide, focus on the problems you will help businesses or clients solve with your services. You can find out what problems businesses are experiencing by joining a business network and online discussion groups.
  • Educate and empower others about WordPress. The more you educate and empower people, businesses, and new WordPress users about the benefits and advantages of using WordPress, the more WordPress products and services they will want to use. This benefits you, your clients, and the global WordPress community. It’s win-win-win!

If you specifically plan to focus on the WordPress niche (e.g. blogging about WordPress, reviewing WordPress solutions, developing WordPress applications, etc.), here are some additional tips:

  • If you need to build up your technical knowledge of WordPress, consider starting out by contributing to the WordPress developer community as a volunteer. There are many ways to get involved and contribute to improving WordPress, like helping with development and design, providing user support, adding to the WordPress documentation, helping to translate WordPress into other languages, improving accessibility, improving mobile apps, reviewing themes, etc.
  • If you are interested in connecting with other WordPress users and developers in your local community, check your WordPress dashboard for details of local WordPress meetups and WordPress-related events.
  • When your WordPress-related business is up and running, consider listing it in our WordPress Services Directory.   We refer visitors who need additional help with WordPress to this directory in many of our tutorials.

Making Money With WordPress – Summary

Hopefully, this guide has provided you with a number of money-making ideas and helped you see just how much opportunity there is to profit with WordPress.

In summary:

  • Businesses need a digital presence and WordPress is the leading platform for building a business web presence. WordPress powers almost 28% of all websites around the world and dominates the market for CMS-driven sites.
  • The continued growth of WordPress worldwide provides many new opportunities to earn money and generate new revenue streams servicing the WordPress user community.
  • You can make money providing a range of services to businesses that do not yet have a digital presence, from developing websites, to teaching businesses about the benefits and advantages of using WordPress.
  • Businesses in all niches use WordPress to power their sites and need help with digital marketing and digital management. You can make money providing a range of services to help businesses get better results online, e.g. consulting, virtual assistance,  content creation, traffic and lead generation, management, security, optimization, automating marketing processes, etc.
  • Once you know how to use WordPress, you can make money providing services to clients, build your own money-making sites, or do both, even if you lack technical skills like web coding.

With WordPress, there is no limit to what you can do, where you can go, and how much you can earn. We hope that you have found this guide to making money with WordPress useful and we wish you great success with your business!

How To Make Money With WordPress

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