Economy of WordPress

  • June 18, 2013 · 7:00 PM

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The Economy of WordPress

Sure, anybody can use WordPress for free, and there are even piles of free plugins and themes to use alongside WordPress to make it look and work pretty much any way you want. With so much being given away for free, is there an opportunity to make money in the WordPress community? You bet there is! And we're going to take a look at all the different opportunities you've got for earning some cash with WordPress:

Membership sites, presented by Suzette Franck

Developing sites for clients, presented by Noel Saw

Providing training and workshops, presented by Lucy Beer

Selling premium plugins, presented by Austin Passey

E-commerce, presented by Belsien Thomas

 

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Cost

Thanks to our generous sponsors, this meetup is FREE to attend.

 

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Prizes

Once again, thanks to our generous sponsors, we'll have prizes to give away. Must be present to win.

 

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Sponsors

 

MediaTemple

Thanks to MediaTemple for providing us with space for our meetup, prizes, and food for the evening! Please thank them on Twitter - @mediatemple or like them on Facebook.

 

WooThemes

Thank you to WooThemes for stepping up as a sponsor for our group for all of 2013. We're so excited about this partnership and the benefits it will bring for our members. Please thank them on Twitter - @woothemes or like them on Facebook.


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Volunteers

4 people to help set up: TBA

4 people to help take down: TBA

 

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Parking and Location

CoLoft is located at 920 Santa Monica, about 2 blocks east of Lincoln. Read the street signs carefully as many streets are permit-only parking. Limited street parking on Lincoln, 9th Street, Broadway, 10th Street, Colorado Blvd, and Santa Monica Blvd is free after 6pm. Paid lots are available at the Santa Monica Public Library ($3), or Public Parking Structures, 5, 7, or 8 near Colorado and 4th or Broadway and 4th ($3). For up-to-date parking information the night of the event, please check parkme.com or use ParkMe's iPhone or Android app (see links above).

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  • steve s.

    Right now it is way passed my bedtime & I got to Crash in a few minutes =) I will get back with more info about the TV series this weekend. I came up with the idea after seeing the Power of WordPress Plugins to develop Awesome Websites and was inspired by 2 young homeless guys who got the WordPress Bug and Passionately Developed an Amazing Membership Site that has gone Viral in just over a year & they are now making over $100,000 per month.

    October 4, 2013

    • Sarah W.

      I'm not able to find any information about the site these guys developed, would you please post a link?

      October 4, 2013

    • steve s.

      You can Google Empower Network Dave Woods & Dave Sharpe. Their membership is growing exponentially & already over 100,000 members worldwide & generating Millions of Dollars in Affiliate Commissions =) I am looking for WordPress Pros who can develop similar type Membership Sites but even Better. I have thousands of dollars in software and WordPress Plugin Products that they are welcome to use. I will be Shooting the Reality TV Series mostly on location at UCI tied into & collaborating with another World Record YouTube Promotion.

      October 4, 2013

  • steve s.

    Sorry I missed it =(

    I am developing a Reality TV Series similar to Donald Trumps "Apprentice" except contestants will be WordPress Pros competing to develop the Best New Social Media Membership Sites. Can you recommend any good contestants ?

    Thanks,

    Steve

    1 · October 2, 2013

  • noel s.

    Here's the video from Tuesday night.
    https://vimeo.com/68754556

    Thanks to MediaTemple for food and venue sponsorship! Thanks to the nice people at Coloft in arranging and providing the space.

    1 · June 20, 2013

    • noel s.

      And of course thanks to our cool volunteers who helped with setup and tear down.

      June 20, 2013

  • Charles

    I forgot location is Coloft and went to Cross Campus 920 Broadway.
    I need to write down address for future meetings.

    June 19, 2013

    • noel s.

      Hey Charles, sorry about that. Luckily it's only one block away!

      June 19, 2013

  • Rick Plumley at B.

    Looking for the best image gallery slider plugin for WP and to learn how to install it.

    May 31, 2013

    • Suzette F.

      There are hundreds of sliders, what are your requirements? I have used Royal Slider and liked it, bt Soliquy is also great.

      June 6, 2013

    • Rick Plumley at B.

      What's the easiest slider plugin to install and not have to maintain too often, it's for a portfolio that shows different product on different website pages? i.e. one for logos, one for websites...

      June 19, 2013

  • Nina W.

    I'd love to learn how to set up S2Member -- for beginners!

    2 · May 11, 2013

    • Suzette F.

      Sorry, I didn't really get to dive into the individual plugins, but would love to help if you are stuck!

      June 19, 2013

    • Nina W.

      Thank you, Suzette. Actually, I finally found someone to help me set up the plug-in. Your talk last night was great!

      June 19, 2013

  • Rick Plumley at B.

    What's the easiest slider plugin to install and not have to maintain too often, it's for a portfolio that shows different product on different website pages? i.e. one for logos, one for websites...

    June 19, 2013

  • Belsien

    Thanks everyone for the positive feedback. My eCommerce slides are up on my blog here:

    http://wppowerguide.com/selling-with-wordpress-and-ecommerce

    Best,
    Belsien

    3 · June 19, 2013

  • Suzette F.

    Awesome meetup, lots of great information

    1 · June 19, 2013

  • Evan S

    excellent speakers

    2 · June 19, 2013

  • Mark

    Great Meetup. Very informative. Thank you very much!!!!

    2 · June 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great overview. The very first WP-related meeting I've attended and was exactly what I was looking for. Had no idea all the possibilities with WP; now have some great links to check out to further my knowledge. Thanks to the organizers! Thanks to the sponsors as well ! (Food A++, loved the chicken burrito!)

    1 · June 19, 2013

  • Harvey L.

    Great overview of eCommerce and other ways to earn bucks from WP, with as much detail as one wants to drill for, with product recommendations, etc., from 5 different perspectives. Terrific program! Thanks!

    1 · June 19, 2013

  • Jan von H.

    All great talks, glad I stayed through them all. I learned a lot.

    1 · June 19, 2013

  • *YAYOI*

    Thank you for the WordPress MeetUp!! Thank you for sponsors!!!

    1 · June 19, 2013

  • Brian S.

    Great presentations

    2 · June 18, 2013

  • Kate

    definitely gained some tips I need to be clear about with e-commerce and can see a little better how to go about creating my website

    1 · June 18, 2013

  • Charles

    Sorry I'm late arriving.

    June 18, 2013

  • Toni R.

    I hope another one will be offered closer to Downtown in the future.

    1 · June 12, 2013

    • Natalie M.

      We switch back and forth between offering meetups on the Westside and downtown to give everyone a chance to come without having to travel across town. Look for us downtown in July.

      1 · June 18, 2013

  • Orlando

    What time do the presentations start?

    June 18, 2013

  • Suzette F.

    My slides for tonight: https://speakerdeck.com/suzettefranck/wordpress-membership-sites-what-you-need-to-know

    Se you all soon, hopefully traffic is good!

    1 · June 18, 2013

  • Alex D.

    Bummed I am missing this!

    June 18, 2013

  • John B.

    Can't make it tonight - looking forward to the next meetup -

    June 18, 2013

  • Karen M.

    Have to cancel, darn it! A spot for someone else. :-) Will anyone be recording it?

    June 18, 2013

  • Michael J.

    Bummer! Can't make it. Hope someone can take my spot! :)

    June 18, 2013

  • Michael & Landmark Tax G.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone tonight. Michael

    June 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Plus Keren Lynn, my guest.

    June 18, 2013

  • Brett D.

    My first visit to SoCal Wordpress Meetup - looking forward to seeing what it's all about.

    June 17, 2013

  • David M.

    Anxious

    June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately have to cancel.

    June 17, 2013

  • Tom D.

    Vinny Moreira is coming with me.

    June 13, 2013

  • Tom D.

    See you there!

    June 12, 2013

  • Mari

    Not sure. Probably not.

    June 11, 2013

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