35 Online WordPress Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2022]

35 Online WordPress Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2022]

Interested in starting a wordpress business in 2022?

We put together 35 of the best wordpress businesses you can start in today.

For each business idea, we’ll show you real-world examples of other wordpress businesses to help you see what it really takes.

Here's the full list:

1. Start a digital marketing business ($3.6M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$1,500 — $800,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$80,670
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model

Rahul Alim from Los Angeles, California, USA started Custom Creatives over 17 years ago, a digital marketing business.

  • Revenue: $300,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 10
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

Case Study

My intention during and after high school was to move to Europe and play soccer (football) as my career. However, I was persuaded to try my hand at college which eventually took me down the path where I am today.

I grew up in a family full of entrepreneurs, thinkers…people smarter than me so I was definitely lucky to be in the right room.

My first job was selling credit card machines and processing. I was raw in business but determined (or stubborn) to make it alone with the help of no one (NOTE, this was a dumb idea and everyone should get help at every stage of life). When I started, I thought I was in a finance position. It turned out I was in a sales position, responsible for calling businesses to sell them on our services. It was the best thing to ever happen to me at this stage in my young career.

I was forced to talk to people, negotiate, persuade, help strangers over the phone - I learned one of the greatest skills of all time, how to sell over the phone. I had never sold anything, I learned sales in 3 days, then practiced every single day. This position lasted 30 days, but the grass only got greener. I was somehow recruited to a company called Homestore, which owned Realtor.com where I eventually became a top sales account executive managing the East Coast as my territory.

I went from the worst at sales in the company to the top 10 in the company. I took my sales learnings from my first job selling credit card processing to selling to internet advertising to Real Estate Agents, Brokers, Lenders and those involved in the real estate transaction.

After just a few years, I left Realtor.com (for no reason whatsoever, I loved working there) to start my own company. Young, dumb, no plan, no office, no product, no smart idea, but I had one thing to offer… I decided to help realtors manage and promote their listings on the internet.

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2. Start a wordpress resource business ($125K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$10,400/month
Skills

Kevin Koskella from Austin, Texas, USA started Work Hero about 4 years ago, a wordpress resource business.

  • Revenue: $10,400/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Austin, Texas, USA

Case Study

After spending some time in the corporate world and hating it, I got laid off and was forced to either find another job or start something myself. The idea of another job didn’t interest me, as I couldn’t seem to fit in with work/corporate/office life.

Finding places where small and solo business owners hang out was a much better way to attract customers. Now as we move more into content marketing, we will be attracting the right customers.

I instead went with my passions at the time with fitness and sport and started coaching a local master (adult) swim team making $12/hour for a few hours of work a week.

This led to giving swim lessons and designing programs for triathletes (swim, bike, run) to accomplish a distance or open water swim.

I started taking this online, and I eventually got my start in the world of online business with triswimcoach.com – swimming training for triathlons. I hired VA’s, then teams, to help build and run my niche business.

And this building of teams and solving problems online led me to start Work Hero.

My original plan was to offer these three categories as a productized service, where businesses could pay monthly for the design/development/VA services, instead of having to go out and hire everyone themselves.

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3. Start a wordpress maintenance services ($72K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$600 — $100,000/month
Skills

Jason Correia from London, England, United Kingdom started WP Manager about 5 years ago, a wordpress maintenance services.

  • Revenue: $6,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: London, England, United Kingdom

Case Study

I wrote my first line of code at ten years old. It was part of an online game (not even a good one), and of course, at that age, I wasn’t a particularly skilled developer. Actually, I had no idea I had even written HTML, or what coding even was. Anyway, looking back - those few (badly written) lines of code actually helped develop and shape my career over time.

Fast-forwarding around 15 years on and many failed startups later, I was working at a large logistics business as their digital strategist (which basically just meant that I was the web developer, digital marketeer, and ad-hoc IT guy). At this time, I had worked in several different roles inside and out of the digital industry - web design, digital marketing, sales but I still had no real idea what my big idea would be for a business and had grown very realistic and weary of the hype around the startup space.

Despite what I thought was a relatively stable career choice, I still had an overdraft that just never seemed to disappear. I was tired, miserable, and stressed. I never really had the time or energy left for anything beyond what was quite a lot of responsibility at my day to day job.

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4. Become a virtual assistant ($12K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$1,000 — $500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$4,200
Time To Revenue
180 days
Skills
Business model

Julmar Grace Locsin from Davao City, Davao del Sur, Philippines started FVA Business Consultancy ago, a virtual assistant.

  • Revenue: $1,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 14
  • Location: Davao City, Davao del Sur, Philippines

Case Study

Ten years ago, my husband and I were working in an office set-up. Due to a mix of struggles experienced, my husband and I decided to quit our job and transition into freelancing. The transition phase was difficult since we didn't have the facilities needed like a computer and internet connection. We worked in an internet cafe for the first month of our freelancing career until we bought our personal computer and had our internet connection.

We had experience downtime in our new career at first, but we grow and learn from our mistakes as we go along. Freelancing changed the quality of our lives, our family, and so with our marriage. We embrace these benefits to realize that if mothers can work at home, they can earn while taking care of their family.

Another thing is the overseas workers. They have been working far from their family to make a living. Those who are exhausted and feel unproductive because of many circumstances like long hours of commute eat a lot of their time, endangering their work-life balance. These are a few of our realizations why we come up with putting Filipino Virtual Assistance. Because we know how difficult it is to work far from our family, we want to empower Filipino families, one freelancer at a time. We want to provide our graduates an avenue to earn dollars at their homes' comfort, without the hassle of traffic, toxicity of the environment, and an excellent opportunity for those who never got the chance to go to College.

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5. Start an affiliate marketing business ($960K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$500 — $500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$51,285
Skills

Spencer Mecham from Highland started Buildapreneur almost 5 years ago, a affiliate marketing business.

  • Revenue: $80,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Highland

Case Study

I first heard about affiliate marketing when I was working at a digital marketing agency after college. One of my co-workers showed me a blog that he had started that was bringing in a fairly significant income.

All the blog did to make money was review vacuum cleaners.

My business is currently yielding more than half a million dollars a year in profits. And it does that with very little expense.

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6. Create an online course ($1.44M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$350 — $3,735,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$4,297
Time To Revenue
150 days
Skills

Rasmus & Christian Mikkelsen (or Mikkelsen Twins) from Chester, New Jersey, USA started Mikkelsen Twins over 4 years ago, a online course.

  • Revenue: $120,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 2
  • Location: Chester, New Jersey, USA

Case Study

We never had a moment like “Ah ha! Let’s start an online education company!”, it just naturally evolved and grew into what it is today.

But I can tell you exactly how we got here. Before we get into how we first discovered what entrepreneurship even is, I want to paint the picture of what life was like even before that.

Up until we were 21 years old, we were 2 guys just going through life on autopilot with no regard for the future. Worrying about what my next week would look like was hard enough. Then we basically “woke up” and found ourselves in a 1 bedroom apartment in Aarhus, Denmark, not showing up to our part-time job anymore and smoking pot every day. For the first time, we reflected on ourselves, what we were doing and we just felt embarrassed. We were wasting our precious time away doing absolutely nothing. I don’t want to get too into the emotions felt, but it was a rock bottom for us. Long story short, we have a private twin meeting and said to each other “this is f\cking sad, we have to change”. And because we had each other, we developed motivation and ambition to prove we weren’t useless, waste-of-space losers (but that’s exactly how we had acted).

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7. Start an ecommerce platform ($1.2M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$100 — $1,400,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$618,317
Skills

Nick and Angelica from Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA started Romans Tide over 7 years ago, a ecommerce platform.

  • Revenue: $100,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 5
  • Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

Case Study

Outsource everything. The classic entrepreneur’s mistake is to try and do everything yourself. When I look back on it I definitely had the funds to outsource more and bootstrap less.

If it wasn't for that struggle I would have never made it to where I am today. I was forced into entrepreneurship because I was not someone people could hire. I always got along with people at interviews and people liked me but I was not hireable due to the mistakes I made in the past surrounding my issues with drugs and alcohol as a teenager.

Embrace the struggle. Good times can make you soft. I appreciate my life now and keep an attitude of gratitude but I never forget where I came from. I never forget not knowing where my next meal would come from or not knowing where I was going to sleep at night. Believe it or not, I have had worse times and been worse places than being homeless but I won't go there here

I got my GED at 16 so I didn’t even finish high school, before starting my business I did take some college classes at a local community college. I wanted to become a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and attend Bastyr University.

I loved learning things but always struggled with the long road of school which held no guarantee of success, just a guarantee of debt.

My journey into entrepreneurship started as an early teenager hustling here and there just to put food in my mouth and fuel in the gas tank. My first real business was a landscaping business I started with a friend that didn't work out. We thought it would be a good idea because he had the work and I had the business mindset of growing and scaling. The opportunity was there but we did not collaborate well. Even with my guidance he did not want to change his habits. This led to us butting heads, ending our business, tainting our friendship, and me $20,000 in debt. After that had failed me I came across a program that taught people how to dropship on eBay for $20 a month. I really liked the idea of this as it gave me the opportunity to work from anywhere and be my own boss which are two things I really wanted. After a few months of hard work, things went well and I paid $500 for the selling on Amazon training. I literally had no idea what I was doing when my Amazon business took off. In a sense, Amazon was my crash course in business. It taught me how to hire and manage employees, how to set up payroll, how to outsource, how to do accounting, how to leverage credit and financing, how to market, how to do advertising. It taught me everything I know about business in the harshest way possible lol

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8. Start a podcasting business ($480K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$6,000 — $150,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$33,433
Skills

Marti Sanchez from Charlotte started Influence Podium over 2 years ago, a podcasting business.

  • Revenue: $40,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 6
  • Location: Charlotte

Case Study

The idea behind Influence Podium started back in college. I used to play NCAA basketball and we could only work a certain number of hours per week. As an immigrant who had just moved from Barcelona, I would “ghostwrite” my classmates’ papers for $10/page (money back if I got them less than a B, of course).

After I graduated, I had a short stint in finances (I lasted 30 days) until I quit and moved back to Spain. There, I went back to the one skill I knew I had -- writing.

I wrote on Quora for 6 months, got 2 million views, and a few people started reaching out to me to ghostwrite for them. They happened to be B2B CEOs, and that’s when I learned the power of content, personal branding, and inbound marketing.

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9. Build a seo tool ($72K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$2,800 — $1,500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$7,687
Time To Revenue
420 days
Skills

Md. Yousuf Ali from Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh started Rank Trends ago, a SEO tool.

  • Revenue: $6,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 2
  • Location: Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Case Study

About 10 years ago, I just finished my education life and joined a private company as a fresher. At that time, I heard that we can earn money by working online. I didn't believe it at first, but I had a bit of curiosity in my mind, and since then I've been researching how to make money working online.

I discovered oDesk (present name Upwork). I had been searching for a unique idea and got it from ​​oDesk about digital marketing. Then, I have been studying digital marketing and researching this subject for about 4-5 years. In 2017 I started my new digital marketing agency called Rank Trends but it went live online in 2018 and got a very good response.

I was at a good place with my digital marketing businesses. Moreover, it permitted us to work from anyplace — one that allowed us to venture to the far corners of the planet and invest more energy with our families. Also, I wrote lots of articles about digital marketing including SEO, Social Media Marketing, Video Marketing, Domain Hosting, Backlinks, etc. We just try to share our knowledge with our website readers to make a bridge with them. I think this idea of digital marketing is a really helpful creation for people and me.

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10. Start a wordpress template business ($132K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$20,000/month
Skills

Sam from Kalamazoo, MI, USA started Sam Munoz Consulting, LLC over 4 years ago, a wordpress template business.

  • Revenue: $11,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 2
  • Location: Kalamazoo, MI, USA

Case Study

It was 7:00 pm, about 8 days before Christmas in 2017 when my boss sent me a text message “Can I call?”.

I’d been in the tech industry as a software developer for a while now, so a late-night chat wasn’t necessarily out of the ordinary - especially if one of our clients had an unexpected, catastrophic error that couldn’t wait until the morning.

“Of course!” I said.

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11. Become a social media marketer ($120K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$100 — $250,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$16,437
Time To Revenue
180 days
Skills
Business model

Mahsun Avci from Frederiksberg, DenmarkTaastrup started Avci socso over 2 years ago, a social media marketer.

  • Revenue: $10,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Frederiksberg, DenmarkTaastrup

Case Study

Growing up, I went to private school and was very blessed that my parents cared about my education. Somewhere around 9th grade, my perspective on the education system changed. I realized through books and YouTube videos that the life trajectory of a lot of the people I looked up to, was not aligned with what I wanted in life.

I was never a fan of what was taught in schools. Instead of religiously following what was being taught in high school, I self-educated in business, personal development, and leadership. When I was fifteen, I tried out various online businesses. I failed miserably at first. At this time I was very much into Fitness and I tried to sell training and diet plans. I managed to sell a few plans to my classmates for like $50, but it never really amounted to anything and most importantly it wasn't scalable.

After that, I tried stock trading and the likes. That too didn’t really work for me. One day I stumbled across SMMA. I was so intrigued by the concept, so I went ALL IN. I didn’t care what people thought. I was going to make it big here. I needed some proof of concept, so I convinced my dad to make me run his restaurant's Facebook Ads. I watched 100’s of videos and read tons of blogs, to know how to run successful ads and we were both pretty stoked about the results.

I knew it was the right business for me, but it was not all gold and green forests. In fact, at the start of my “agency journey,” it was so hard getting my feet on the ground and getting my first few clients after my dad.

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12. Start a wordpress plugin business ($1.2M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$600 — $100,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$26,836
Time To Revenue
270 days
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 5 hours/week
Skills
Interests

Jason Coleman from Reading, PA started Paid Memberships Pro about 12 years ago, a wordpress plugin business.

  • Revenue: $100,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 15
  • Location: Reading, PA

Case Study

I've been in business with my co-founder Kimberly Coleman since 2006. Kim is also my wife. We make a great team in business and life. Back in 2006, we did general-purpose website consulting and development. We built a lot of the typical brochureware websites for doctors, lawyers, and other businesses. We also built a proof of concept apps for web 2.0 era companies and ran a web 2.0 company of our own, an online database and social network for wine drinkers.

Over time, we grew tired of building completely new ideas from scratch with every other project we took on. A good move for development companies is to focus on a niche. When you're doing more repeatable work, you can work more efficiently AND charge higher rates for the work you do. So we did that. We started to focus on WordPress development and then more specifically on eCommerce sites. This was also around 2008, during the big recession then. We noticed that projects that were more closely tied to making money for our customers were less likely to be dropped and more likely to make our customers happy. It worked. We were making low six figures in income together building eCommerce sites for customers.

Programming for recurring payments is MUCH harder than one-time payments. There is more to keep track of and more edge cases to account for.

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13. Start a wordpress website as a service designing business

How Much Can You Make?
$7,000 — $25,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful wordpress website as a service designing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a wordpress website as a service designing business:

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Case Study

Hi, my name is Boris and I am the founder and CEO of the software development company TRIARE based in Ukraine. We help businesses and startups to transform their ideas into accomplished digital solutions.

I want to share how personal and collective responsibility paired with patience and consistency can help you build a profitable, respected business. It’s not easy, but it shouldn’t be painful. Here’s my story.

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14. Start a web design and development blogging business

How Much Can You Make?
Skills

Examples of a successful web design and development blogging business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a web design and development blogging business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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Case Study

I never knew I would become an online entrepreneur. Even though I had this business mindset because I had run an online clothing boutique with my sister for about 2 years as my dad always encouraged us to be self-employed and we were eagerly passionate about clothing. Unfortunately, we couldn’t continue with our boutique as it was getting difficult to manage a business while still studying in college. So, we continued with our studies. So, the idea of becoming an entrepreneur is actually from a very young age.

I choose blogging as a model for my online business. Knowing how challenging it could be, I made a promise to learn everything on my own and become self-employed.

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15. Start a wordpress developer business ($360K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$4,800 — $210,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful wordpress developer business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a wordpress developer business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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Case Study

Hey! I am Gavin, founder of ThriveWP, a WordPress Maintenance service based in the UK that provides WordPress website management, maintenance, hosting, malware removal and general WordPress support.

If essential maintenance tasks are ignored or attempted without good knowledge, you leave yourself open to being hacked or end up with a broken website. That's where a service like ours comes in.

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16. Start a premium forums business

Examples of a successful premium forums business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a premium forums business:

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17. Start a web hosting service

How Much Can You Make?
$2,000 — $30,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$533
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills

Examples of a successful web hosting service :

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a web hosting service :

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a web hosting service ➜

Case Study

Hi, I’m Jerry Low, and I’ve been in the Affiliate Marketing and SEO consultancy business since 2004. I own and operate several websites with a small team, including WebHostingSecretRevealed, HostScore, and HideandSeek. Together, they attract over 700,000 visitors each month.

One of our sites gets close to 4 million sessions and 6 million pageviews in 1H 2021

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18. Create a wordpress theme

How Much Can You Make?
$20,000 — $150,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful wordpress theme:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a wordpress theme:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a wordpress theme ➜

Case Study

My name is Nick and I’m the founder of Qoders Family. Qoders Family is a family of different services & products all dealing with different aspects of website building.

Other than that we have multiple free WordPress Plugins that have been downloaded more than a few hundred thousand times, and a coffee blog, which is my current passion project. What can I say? I love drinking coffee!

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19. Start a wordpress marketing business

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20. Start a wordpress instructor business

Examples of a successful wordpress instructor business:

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Case Study

My name is Greg Smith, I’m the co-founder and CEO of Thinkific, a software platform that enables you to create, market, and sell online courses. Each of our clients runs their own business and we’re the platform behind the scenes that they use to deliver their courses and membership sites.

Currently, we have over 40,000 active clients with their own courses or membership sites selling through their own websites and brands. Last year our clients sold over $150 million in courses on Thinkific, creating tens of thousands of successful businesses and educating millions of students around the world.

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21. Start a wordpress job listing business ($1.2M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$100,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful wordpress job listing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a wordpress job listing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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Case Study

Hi, I’m Katie from Barn2 Plugins. We sell innovative software products which add extra features to websites that are built on the popular WordPress and WooCommerce platforms.

We now have 16 products that generate over $100,000 in monthly revenue.

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22. Start a contributing writing business

Examples of a successful contributing writing business:

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23. Start a wordpress consulting business

How Much Can You Make?
$200 — $250,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful wordpress consulting business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a wordpress consulting business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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Case Study

My name is Jonathan Moore and I started my own little WordPress website maintenance business called PageGuard. The main thing we offer is monthly web maintenance for your WordPress website packaged nicely in three levels of support.

At the moment most of our customers are fellow entrepreneurs running their own business or people running a side hustle of some sort. We are a very new business and as of right now we are bringing in $200/month.

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24. Start an e-book writing business

How Much Can You Make?
$40,000 — $42,857/month
Average Initial Investment
$35
Skills

Examples of a successful e-book writing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a e-book writing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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Case Study

I'm Vaibhav Kishnani, an engineer but a passionate writer by profession. I established Content-Whale in 2017 when I was in my third year of engineering. Going by the maxim that quality writing is everything, Content-Whale caters to 42 different content types that form the backstory of every company’s digital presence and marketing efforts.

I started this content agency with a mere sum of Rs. 2,500. Today, we have drawn a revenue turnover of Rs. 4 Crores! In my opinion, it is not individual progress. Instead, a start-up is about connecting with the right individuals at the right time, who keep the show running ahead with their strife for perfection.

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25. Start a wordpress memberships business

How Much Can You Make?
$100,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful wordpress memberships business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a wordpress memberships business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a wordpress memberships business ➜

Case Study

My name is Jason Coleman, and I am co-founder of Stranger Studios. Our flagship product is Paid Memberships Pro, a membership platform for WordPress. Associations use our platform to collect recurring payments and manage their memberships. Businesses and solo entrepreneurs use PMPro to run paid blogs, podcasts, and community sites.

Paid Memberships Pro is a free and open-source plugin available for download at WordPress.org. Over 100,000 sites run Paid Memberships Pro. We have around 6000 customers who pay us for premium add ons, support, and other services. In 2020, we averaged $100k per month in revenue and are on track to grow an additional 25-50% this year.

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26. Start a dance tutorial blog

Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Examples of a successful dance tutorial blog:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a dance tutorial blog:

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27. Start a Premium plugin development business

How Much Can You Make?
$30,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful Premium plugin development business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a Premium plugin development business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a Premium plugin development business ➜

Case Study

I’m Claudio Pires, co-founder of Visualmodo. With Jared Dias, we started an internet business to sell quality codes and share useful content to let everybody create their online space. Visualmodo started as a WordPress theme development company, but now we do media, content, plugins and are still doing WordPress themes.

We have a 360k business selling themes, plugins, and services and the market is growing, but at the start, we did 1 or 2 sales (of 49USD each) per week and things did take a lot of time to show some results.

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28. Start a wordpress security business

How Much Can You Make?
Skills

Examples of a successful wordpress security business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a wordpress security business:

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Case Study

Site Alert was acquired by the team at Southport Ventures in April 2021. Although we are not the founders, we have found a good home for this great product. We purchased the product from Frank Corso, a dedicated and vigilant developer that wanted it to end up in good hands. We liked the metrics, the customer base, and the quality of the codebase. This was an easy deal to love, and the business has only grown since we purchased it.

Since our April 2021 acquisition, we’ve continued to run it well over 50% net profit margin while also growing it 51%.

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29. Start a local reviewer business

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30. Start a wordpress UI & UX designing business

How Much Can You Make?
$25,000/month
Skills

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Case Study

Hi, my name is Boris and I am the founder and CEO of the software development company TRIARE based in Ukraine. We help businesses and startups to transform their ideas into accomplished digital solutions.

I want to share how personal and collective responsibility paired with patience and consistency can help you build a profitable, respected business. It’s not easy, but it shouldn’t be painful. Here’s my story.

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31. Start a web flipping business

How Much Can You Make?
$125,000/month
Skills

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Case Study

Hello, my name is Mohit Tater and I am the CEO and founder of BlackBook Investments. We buy and operate profitable internet businesses and also help others invest in these businesses.

In 2021 alone, we have deployed over $2m of investor capital into buying profitable Internet businesses and we are looking to double that in 2022.

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32. Start a wordpress interviewer business

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33. Start a premium divi layout designing business

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34. Start a wordpress news blogging business

How Much Can You Make?
$1,000 — $830,000/month
Skills

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Case Study

I’m Syed Balkhi, the founder and CEO of Awesome Motive. My mission is to help level the playing field for small business so that they can compete with the big guys. Our customers are mainly website owners that are looking for help in growing their business, whether it’s to increase sales on their eCommerce website or drive more traffic to their blog/website.

I started WPBeginner back in 2009 as a way to help my clients. I noticed that I was sending the same emails over and over to help them customize their sites. So I started blogging step-by-step WordPress tutorials to have everything organized in one place. Today, over 60 million people read my blogs to grow their website traffic, sales, and conversions.

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35. Start a premium wordpress child theme designing business

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