The business of WordPress is growing. If you’ve been around these open waters for any amount of time you know very well that creating a sustainable and profitable business is a very real possibility with WordPress – anything from WordPress consulting through design and development to optimization of existing sites and professional services, to copywriting, copyediting, content creation, plugin/theme shops, and more.
As a result more and more of us are concerned and interested in learning how to make WordPress as business work, learning the strategies of running a successful company without all the pain and trial of our own idiotic and random attempts.
Naturally there will be bumps and bruises along the way as these are necessary for you to learn, but if we can minimize it then all the better!
This is along the lines of what Pressnomics via Chris Lema is proposing for future WordCamps: a dedicated day and/or track helping people monetize WordPress for their business needs:
If we’re going to encourage the prosperity of WordPress-oriented businesses, it’s my take that Pressnomics needs to go on the road. It needs an anchor conference, like we experienced last year, and a regular track at each event so that people can get practical and usable advice that they can put to work on Monday mornings.
The initiatives, “Pressnomics Everywhere,” has a lot of real opportunity and could be a boon for both the new WordPress business owner as well as the seasoned.
Chris has even proposed some topics of conversation and an outline of what it might look like:
If we assume a 12-5 schedule and limit it to 30 minute presentations, we’re talking about 10 sessions. What might we see covered? How about:
- Client selection
- Project Management
- Relationships (post-deliverables)
I know I would love to participate in something like this!