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WordPress Meetup - Monetising WordPress

As always we'll aim to start at

6:30pm Welcome and Introductions

6:45pm First Presentation (On-line Payments & PIC DSS Compliance Overview)

7:15pm Second Presentation (Monetising WordPress)

8:00pm Open conversations and questions

8:30pm Pub time (We always try and get out at this time and continue conversations at the pub)

Location Details:

http://www.limecanvas.com/wordpress-sydney-meetup-location/

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  • Andrew M.

    There is a good list of monetisation techniques/opportunities on
    http://www.speckygeek.com/how-to-make-money-online/
    which also has minimalist themes

    August 2, 2013

  • felipe

    Hi guys, hi Wil, how are you? will any of the topics cover the idea of a proper income with a good working website in relation to the number of visitors, just to have an approximation to know if our websites are working fine? :-) hmmm real numbers or percentages ? And is there free WiFi at vibewire or is password protected? See you there!

    July 29, 2013

    • felipe

      Hi Wil, thanks! Chris: thanks, I knew the average rates, but always is good to hear from first source, about real cases, real people; In my case the adsense CTR is 0.5-3% average for text based blogs and 2-4% the Kontextua CTR for image based blogs. Now I am more focused into the strategy of sell the products directly instead of earn money per clicks, and for me, is more rentable than collect cents from G or K. @Peter, thanks for your case study, interesting, the numbers and the topics covered match with some of my appreciations, specially the "credibility" to create a group of followers and sell to them associated services, great!. About the initiative of tea, all the best! please let us know the evolution of that business :). @Erin, thanks for the comments/intervention along the speeches.

      July 30, 2013

    • Christopher J.

      With the conversion rates - this is talking about actual sales conversions rather than advertising CTRs. Average Banner CTRs are much lower however depend on relevancy and context which google adsense can do well however with relevant paid advertising where I help advertisers optimise their message (USPs or Call-to-Action) the CTRs increase.

      July 30, 2013

  • Christopher J.

    Thanks Wil for covering the payment processes and sharing new info and Peter for topics on monetisation.

    2 · July 29, 2013

    • Eri M.

      Was the first time for me, but i think some things need to be repeated because not eveybody is a pro

      July 30, 2013

    • Christopher J.

      There are a lot of different approaches to monetisation - it can an additional revenue stream on the side of a core business, it can be the main revenue stream or a combination of strategies can be used. I found your overall approach really positive in that it all eventually supports your exisiting business.

      Here is my presentation: http://www.slideshare...­

      July 30, 2013

  • Andrew M.

    Further on the question of security with domain names (.com.au), one now needs business name registration under the Business Names Registration Act 2011, and an ABN. ASIC now manages business names Australia wide. There is now significant differences in maintaining a .com as against a .com.au - and trade marks must be kept in mind if you see branding of your ecommerce service critical to sales.

    July 30, 2013

    • Roy L.

      I had thought registering for a com.au domain always need a registered business name as a pre-req and has been a rule for sometime now. So this makes it a little harder for domain squatting.

      July 30, 2013

    • Wil B.

      Yes this has been in place for a while. Same system is in place in Ireland too.

      July 30, 2013

  • jairo

    Got so much information. Thank you guys.

    2 · July 29, 2013

    • Peter B.

      Glad you enjoyed the night

      July 30, 2013

  • Maggie H.

    I hope someone records some of this and Posts it up?! ;-)

    July 29, 2013

  • Peter B.

    Hey there everyone, here are my slides from last nights presentation if anyone wants them for the links to all of the references that I was showing last night.

    Subscribe and follow all those people if you want to learn more.

    http://www.slideshare.net/peterbui1/monetisation-of-your-blog

    1 · July 30, 2013

  • Andrew M.

    One area which concerns me is security in the cloud, and the position of Australia relative to North America, Europe and Asia. We do not appear to be keeping pace. Give the strength of WordPress in the Australian market (it seems the first Open Source product to give Microsoft competition here), there maybe someone who understands the panoply of security products which go with WordPress.

    My interest is because the contractual provisions for cloud must depend on the real world - a matrix is needed for each point of vulnerability, which can then be specified in a contract as to the risk covered and as to who assumes that risk. In a recent seminar I discussed this issue.

    City of Sydney Law Society – Security Provisions in Cloud Agreements and Domain Names
    Date: Jul 25 05:30 PM
    Venue: Commercial Travellers & Business Club, Lower Ground Floor (1), MLC Centre, Martin Place, Sydney
    SPEAKER: Andrew Macpherson, Solicitor, Macpherson Greenleaf

    July 30, 2013

  • Wil B.

    Useful ways to monetise your WordPress website.

    1 · July 30, 2013

  • Belinda

    Thanks for another great night

    1 · July 30, 2013

  • Andrew M.

    Interesting discussion - thanks to the presenters.

    On the bottle shop question there is inventory software which links with shopping cart software which links with payment systems.

    If you want payments on your website (as opposed to a PayPal solution which is far easier to set up) there are two bank approvals, one as a merchant taking credit cards (which occurs in the non-web environment) and secondly as to the website and terms and conditions on returns etc. The hooks from the shopping cart software to the bank payment module should be relatively standard.

    One can do it all through the bank or have an intermediary such as Eway linked to the bank. The latter gives one more flexibility as one can change banks more easily. Most banks will charge a separate fee for each account and each website.

    1 · July 29, 2013

    • Belinda

      Thanks Andrew, will look into it.

      July 30, 2013

  • Wil B.

    Here's my slideshare for On-line Payments & PIC DSS Compliance Overview
    http://www.slideshare.net/limecanvas/on-linepaymentsandpcidsscompliance

    2 · July 29, 2013

  • Maggie H.

    I too cannot make it!Bugger.. :( At least someone else can! ;-)

    July 29, 2013

  • Clive S.

    Sorry, something has come up, so I'll let someone on the waiting list take my place. Enjoy :-)

    July 26, 2013

  • Jhai M.

    Hay guys,
    What is the best hosting on a budget in Australia So far this month you are using 755mb of disc space out of an allocation of 800mb

    I only use 1Gig hard disc space for the WP site ATM.

    July 19, 2013

    • Graham

      Unless there is burning seo competition so hot it toasts you instantly hosting in the US is fine. What other concern is there except service/downtime/availab­iltiy?

      July 23, 2013

    • Wil B.

      Graham - what I meant was that these types of topics are better discussed in the Discussion forum section of the meetup area as it's off-topic for this Monetising WordPress page. Cheerz, Wil.

      July 24, 2013

  • Andrew M.

    Dear Fellow WordPressers

    On 25 July 2013, at 5.30 pm at the Commercial Travellers & Business Club, Lower Ground Floor (1), MLC Centre, Martin Place, Sydney, I am presenting a paper on Security Provisions in Cloud Agreements at the City of Sydney Law Society. For the public cost is $35.00

    See
    http://www.lawsociety.com.au/ForSolictors/Events/CLEeventscalendar/Detail/index.htm?eventID=2147&userInputMonth=6&userInputYear=2013

    Regards

    Andrew Macpherson
    Macpherson Greenleaf

    1 · July 18, 2013

  • Peter B.

    I'll be one of the presenters for this night talking about 11 different ways to monetise your blog

    2 · July 17, 2013

  • Belinda

    Does anyone know of a plugin that might do something like this: http://www.reprisk.com/repriskscope/ (the dropdown is used to highlight different cells)

    Thanks!

    July 2, 2013

    • Graham

      Am I missing something here? Are we talking about the bold highlight and arrow on mouseover? That appears to be the only highlight and that should be able to be done with css. I checked Firefox and IE and don't see any other effect.

      July 17, 2013

    • Graham

      If it is the arrow, you could just use an image that would push over the text and then add a bold/span/em or strong tag, font-size etc

      July 17, 2013

  • Karen G

    Sorry to change my RSVP. A prior engagement has moved to this date.

    July 10, 2013

  • Anna

    It says Monday 8am. Generally i cannot in the mornings but i want to keep up to date so RSVP yes ;+)

    July 2, 2013

  • Nathan J.

    Wow - Really really really looking forward to this one :) Interested to see how I can add more monetization to www.Fintute.com - looking forward to seeing you all there

    July 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, when do rsvps open for next month's meeting? thanks

    June 18, 2013

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