If you thought that starting up a WordPress company was easy then guess again – it’s just like what you thought it should be, a business.
Even if you experience such out-of-this-world profit margins like $100k a month it still costs something to maintain the business, with services, processes, operations, and all.
WPZoom pulled the proverbial curtain a bit and shared with us their costs of maintaining their startup venture. Although some may argue that they are definitely not just a “startup” (they’ve been around for quite some time, April, 2008) they still are on a startup-like budget, saving and scrimping where they can to maximize their financial margins.
Take a look at what it costs them to keep this profitable business afloat:
They outline it fully here:
- VPS Hosting – $149.95/month
- Vimeo Plus – $59.95/year
- BackupBuddy – $75/year
- GravityForms – $39/year
- FreshBooks – $29.95/month – evergreen plan
- Beanstalk – $15/month
- Basecamp – $24/month
- CampaignMonitor – $250+ per campaign
- BufferApp – $10/month
- Google Custom Site Search – $100/year
- Woopra – $29.95/month
- Swiftype – $19/month
The grand total for this? Just $550.65 per month or $6,607 per year.
Not bad, right? Not bad to run a company for their web services. Now, they didn’t include salaries, office costs, and those types of things so it’s obviously “costing” a bit more than just this, but this is a great place to compare if you’re headed into this line of work and industry.
What about you? Are you using some of these services? Do you use what you would consider “better” or even “free” alternatives to cut costs down even more?
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