WordPress is an amazing piece of open source software with a huge community behind it. As with that comes opportunity to use it to make money (in the right way).
For the past 6+ years, I’ve been using WordPress in a number of ways to make money personally and build my personal brand and an audience. Of course, the last four years we’ve been building an entire company based on it — with over 180+ professional themes and plugins and over 350+ hours of on-demand WordPress web design training.
I recently gave a talk to a local group on this subject and wanted to share it also for the benefit of our community via a free webinar .
In this webinar, I talked about the four categories of making money with WordPress and offer 5 tips for making money with it from my experience working in the community as well as starting iThemes.
By the way, this talk and presentation could easily be applied to other open source software projects — not just WordPress.