9 Ways to make money with WordPress (WP Profitable Business Ideas)

In this post, I want to discuss with you how to make money with WordPress. How to create a profitable business that generates income using WordPress.


Because WordPress powers over 30% of the Internet. This makes it an industry. Yes. I believe WordPress has ceased from being a product by virtue of it constantly growing and attracting the attention of everyone, including corporations and Governments.

You can build a supper profitable, million dollar business just on WordPress and I want us to see how. If you’ve been looking for a financially rewarding business idea, I’ve got you covered.

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Wordpress is a big and booming industry. Here are 9 ideas to start a profitable business based on WordPress alone

Build a profitable business and make money with WordPress?

I’m going to give you huge money making ideas (with examples) you can copy any time from today. Some of the examples are million dollar companies that are based uniquely on WordPress.

It’s important you note that WordPress initially is a Content Management System for Internet content production and distribution. However, the community behind this PHP based script has pushed it far beyond the limits of content publishing.

I’m not going to bug you with these stories. Let’s dive straight to these highly lucrative business ideas to help you make money with WordPress.

1 – Create a blog dedicated to WordPress.

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One of the quickest ways to make money with WordPress is to a blog everything WordPress. A good example is wpkube

As the community and the marketplace grows, the demand for knowledge also grows. People need free source of information and how-to guides to help them do one or more things with WordPress.

Your WordPress dedicated blog can be a source of actionable information that attracts readers day and that. This allows you to make money with WordPress by monetizing in different ways:

  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Banner space sales
  • Contextual advertising
  • Etc.

2 – Create WordPress Themes Business

make money with wordpressThe WordPress core focuses on content management. Design aesthetics is not its business for a start. But its users have different design needs. This gives room for growing demand for custom designs and themes for different WordPress websites and blogs.

WordPress on its own is a skeleton. It’s the framework or the essential supporting structure of any website.

Given that more than 30% of websites on the Internet run on WordPress (and each of these websites seeks to be unique), you see the huge need for theme developers. These millions of websites have different design needs that cannot be met by the traditional WordPress Themes repository.

Some very successful WordPress theme developers that are raking thousands and millions of dollars monthly include ThriveThemes, StudioPress, Elegant Themes, Thesis Themes, etc.

3 – Create WordPress Plugins Business

wordpress plugin directoryPlugins are simply pieces of programs that add to the functionalities of the WordPress core system. The main WordPress script is meant to do simple content management. But users have found these functionalities to be too limited. This gives rise to plugin development.

For instance, WordPress in its origin will be unable to manage eCommerce shop. But that doesn’t mean it cannot run a full blown eCom website. Plugins are what make it quite easy to create highly professional and secured online shopping sites with WordPress.

Plugin examples and ideas abound. There are thousands of these plugins in the repository but these are far from meeting the demand needs.

4 – Create a dedicated WordPress Hosting

With the growing number of WordPress websites, there is need for optimized web servers to handle specific WordPress hosting requirements.

There are different web servers out there to handle the hosting of any website. But the WordPress environment requires dedicated resources and skills to offer premium services to users.

One of the ways to make money with WordPress is to create a dedicated WordPress Hosting company. As new WordPress sites pop up daily, the demand for this service is constantly growing.

Some highly successful dedicated WordPress hosting providers include Kinsta, WPX Hosting, WP Engine, etc.

Cloud hosting is a modern technology that uses many servers. Unlike conventional hosting, such as shared, VPS, or dedicated hosting where your data is on a single machine, your information spreads across numerous servers. If you’re maxing out on bandwidth and storage space on one, you can draw on another for resources.

5 – Create WordPress Tutorials platform

People are loving WordPress and getting into it every day as users, plugin or theme developers, etc. Most of these new users must go through a learning curve.

The WordPress tutorial business is in huge demand. Creating a business that focuses on teaching users specific areas of WordPress could be very profitable.

There are different approaches to this:

  • Create a video course on WordPress tutorials for bloggers, developers, businessmen, etc
  • Write a tutorial book (ebook or hard copy) that teaches different areas of the script
  • Create a blog that focuses on WordPress tutorials like this one about duplicating a page in WordPress.

6 – Design WordPress Websites for clients

Many businesses out there have the need for different types of websites. Fortunately, WordPress is so flexible that it allows for the creation of different websites for different businesses.

With this tool, you do not need to be an HTML or PHP guru to create highly professional news websites, eCommerce sites, business websites or blogs.

All you need is to tap into the rich plugin and themes world and you will be able to create any type of website for your clients.

To make things super easy, some developers have come up with rich content builders for WordPress. These allow you to drag and drop elements to build landing pages, signup forms, shopping carts, etc.

7 – Create a WordPress security business

WordPress is open source. This means the source code is available to anyone that cares about it. This to an extent makes it vulnerable to attacks.

Evil doers create malware that attack and bring down WordPress sites daily. WordPress files get easily infected either locally or remotely especially if the hosting service provider is not dedicated.

There is a constantly rise for the need of WordPress security service. This makes is a profitable business opportunity that allows anyone to make money with WordPress. Here is an example of WordPress security business.

8 – Create a dedicated WordPress SEO Business

Doing SEO for WordPress sites can be tricky and needs qualified SEO professionals. Not everyone that does SEO can effectively optimize WordPress websites for better ranking in search engines. This is because SEO for WordPress is different.

Though WordPress makes it easy to optimize for search engines, there is a lot that needs to be done that’s unknown to many WP site owners.

There are different ways you can do this and be successful:

  • Create a plugin for WordPress SEO
  • Setup an SEO service company to cater for WordPress sites using existing plugins and tools.

9 – Write books on WordPress

I want to see this as different from setting a WordPress tutorial platform. As a WordPress user, you can write different books on different areas of WordPress and sell for profit.

Wrapping up

As you can see, there are many ways to make money with WordPress. As the CMS has grown to a big industry, it opens up many business creation avenues for smart online marketers.

49 thoughts on “9 Ways to make money with WordPress (WP Profitable Business Ideas)”

  1. Hey Enstine, excellent stuff as always.

    Making money from WordPress is fun. Having a dedicated blog that covers WordPress related stuff is the best way to make profits.

    But you need to differentiate your blog from others as there are so many big players like WPBeginner who’re getting top rankings for most of the keywords.

    Even if you launch a dedicated blog on WordPress, you should still narrow your blog topics such as covering only topics related to WordPress hosting, WordPress themes, WordPress plugins and so on.

    Great points and keep up the great work buddy.

  2. Hey

    I have come across many posts covering how to make money online but this is really a unique post focussing on how to make money with WordPress only.

    The 6th point you mentioned above – Design WordPress Websites for clients

    Recently, I have utilized this way and designed a WordPress site on fire safety
    for one of my colleagues.

    Amit Garg

  3. These are great points overall.

    Readers – don’t get too hung up on the idea of a business specifically around WordPress.

    Using WordPress, or a landing page solution, is a GREAT way to validate and build any business idea.

    Put up a website and start writing about your topic. Share thoughts on your idea and ask for feedback. Tell visitors that they can join a waitlist if they are interested in your service.

    By taking certain steps, and allowing time, you can validate your idea PLUS build a list of your first few customers.

    Follow this idea to save money and lower your business startup risk.

  4. Yes brother, you are right.
    Wordpress is easy and time saving way to make a better website.
    That is why people like to use wordpress to build their websites.

    Some people, internet browsers, see the posts like your above posts and other videos about wordpress and gradually become interested to start their own developing.

    Who use programming codes, they also move to wordpress now-a-days as they can customize it in a very short time.New developers start with WordPress..!

    By the way your this post is really great.

  5. Hi Enstine,
    Thanks for sharing such a good post. I loved every point of it. WordPress is not just a site but a market now. We can earn handsome money from it as you said. I love how it manages my website and hassle free editing.

  6. A business based on wordpress is such a lucrative idea. You can easily start with a wordpress blog, then learn how it actually works. If you’re a tech savvy person, you should get into the core functions behind the wordpress CMS. And finally once you’re all set, you can host a website and do business with it.
    Selling out well-developed plugins and themes is such an awesome idea because people always look for innovations with technology and new designs. Thanks for sharing such an awesome way to start a business that is based on WordPress only.
    – vashishtha

  7. Hey Enstine,

    Here are some great money making tips. Some of the tips you mentioned need technical knowledge like building themes and plugins but Blogging is love.

    I like your content your are doing a great job for people

    Anyone can do that if he/her has passion about something.

    Anyways thanks or sharing this post with us.

  8. Hey Enstine Muki

    Nice and interesting article

    From the above 9 tips i was really connected with tutorials

    Making money with tutorials is the good idea, we can brush their knowledge day by day as well as we can earn money by sharing our knowledge to them

    Thanks for the article

  9. Thank you for sharing great money making tips and WordPress Profitable Business Ideas.WordPress is indeed one of the best platforms to build a blog and make money from it. The best part is that you can be made almost any type of website using WordPress and monetize it by multiple ways. I really like its expand ability features.

  10. What a fantastic post about WordPress ! This is so chock full of information I can’t wait to dig deep & utilizing the resources you have given me. Your exuberance is refreshing

  11. Thanks for the article. I write and sell e-books on a WP site. It does bring me money since many people can search for and purchase my work easily. However, my books were hacked, and I had to look for a password protection method to keep them safe. Things are fine now, and I’m earning well with WP.

  12. hey, thanks for sharing valuable info. on this article… i would love to read about how wordpress can help me with my poem writings and local business.

  13. I think the best and most applicable idea for a non-tecchie person is creating a blog about WordPress.

    It’s so popular and there’s such a high demand for more knowledge, that even though the niche is overcrowded, even newbies can make some money through it, as long as they at least a bit creative.


  14. WordPress is a great platform where one can leverage by creating contents that WordPress users are looking for like creating websites exclusive for WP, How to articles and tutorials.

    Thank you for sharing with us!!

  15. Hi Enstine,

    This article has to be one of the best and actually the most detailed I’ve ever read when it comes to making money with WordPress. And this article is really worth it considering how much of the internet WordPress powers according to the article.

    It’s my first read, I am sure I am going to stay glued to your blog.

    Thanks a bunch for this.

  16. Thanks very much for the best advice you have given through this your blog post

    I have been blogging for a long time now without earning income through my blog because I have not gotten the right information ℹ needed

    This your blog post just gave me what I have been looking for

    Thanks once again for the blog post

  17. Thanks for such an interesting share. I really loved the way you have included all the unique tips in order to make money via WordPress. Although all the above points were good, I personally loved creating a dedicated WordPress Blog the most. A blog has limitless possibility is worked properly. Will definitely be sharing this blog post with my online network. Love to have more such quality posts in the future… 🙂

  18. Creating WordPress theme and the dedicated hosting for WordPress is the best business for making money from WordPress.
    Thanks a lot for sharing your opinion in this post.

  19. Hi,

    Some good reminders and advise on how to improve or start a wordpress site. My ecommerce site probably needs an upgrade to dedicated hosting so thanks for the link with your wordpress hosting guide.

  20. WordPress is a free website designing tool.Making money is easy through wordpress rather than using blogs.

  21. Hi Enstine,

    Great to see you are writing some best make money online posts on your blog.

    When it comes to making money with WordPress, the first thing comes to my mind is Affiliate Marketing. 90% of my income comes from affiliate marketing. And a good number of affiliate programs are related to WordPress.

    Last year, I bought WPLeaders.com from Hesham Zebida. I quickly started updating blog posts with my affiliate links. And that blog is now generating four figures every month. That’s the power of WordPress. WordPress themes, plugins, and hosts are selling like hot cake.

    However, thanks for sharing other ways. I’ll surely try few different ways in coming days.

  22. Hello Enstine,

    You need to see how I’m just smiling at this post of yours. It’s so rich in value.

    I’m already doing number 6 and that’s the only one I can do. I can actually blog about WordPress if I give it a shot but that will be in separate blog. I think it will really make a lot of money for one via affiliate marketing.

    Thanks so much for sharing.


  23. hi muki, you have a very good information which is very useful and important. I feel you need to come with more posts about earning money with wordpress.

  24. Hi Enstine,

    Is been long bro, I’ve been away for while.

    WordPress has created lots of jobs for people online since it became the next big thing in web development.

    And where there is jobs, there is the potential to earn money.

    Thank for sharing, Enstine…Now I will be here like before.

  25. Hi Enstine,

    WordPress is indeed a very huge industry and provide how-to help for both experienced user and newbie can bring huge revenue overtime.

    From your point, anyone can start with helping WordPress users design WordPress websites and also writing a book about WordPress. It doesn’t requires any coding ability and it’s much faster to dive into.

    Thank you for the post. You always a great help as usual.

  26. Honestly, WordPress is the best blogging platform you can ever imagine. My first ever blog was created on Google Blogger, but when I realize the amazing features of WordPress, I moved it to WordPress. My 2nd site was also a WordPress site and my current site – Moss Media is a WordPress. In fact, more people are setting up worpldpress blogs with each passing day, so the demand for WordPress tutorial is enormous. For example, although I have been using WP for a considerable amount of time, I’m still learning the how-to of WordPress and I get fascinated each time. Sometimes I call on my buddy from India, other times I contact Susan Velez for help, as there is always a learning curve.
    The point is, creating a website exclusive for WP, publishing WP how-tos, WP tutorials, plugins, etc are phenomenal ways to make money with WordPress.

    Glad I read this article.

  27. Hello Enstine Muki
    Thanks for this post, word press is a great platform and we can earn money to use it as you told, Ia m also agree with you but in India this is little difficult.

  28. Syed REALLY ran with #1 Enstine LOL. He and his team created a WP dedicated blog and when I saw him speak in NYC last year he was already an 8 figure blogger. Being helpful in this niche is always in demand. We have so many rocking WordPress bloggers out there looking for advice, it is the no-brainer of no-brainers.

    Fabulous post my friend!


    • Hey Ryan,
      Wpbeginner is huge. You see it show up in many WP related search terms. But sometimes I want readers to know even the smaller dogs are making it. So I like to point to newer blogs that are succeeding. Anyone can start and make it big 😉

  29. Enstine, good afternoon.

    Thanks a lot for this post which teaches us
    how to exploit the money making opportunities
    embedded in WordPress stable.

    I have used the platform for sometime now, but
    never knew some of the money making opportunities listed in your post.

    True, some functionalities have some learning
    curves but I think on the whole it is” doable”.

    Thanks again for the share.

  30. Hello Enstine,

    WordPress is indeed one of the best platforms to build a blog and make money from it. The best part is that you can be made almost any type of website using WordPress and monetize it by multiple ways. I really like its expandability features. Thanks for sharing this great stuff here.

    Have a Great day 🙂

  31. Great post about WordPress to know the best way to make money as some best way are shared in the post. WordPress is best platforum for Blogging but I’m happy to know the best tricks to make money via WordPress.

  32. Hey Enstine,

    Thanks for sharing some cools ideas to make a money with wordpress. I would say courses and client consulting are the best way to make some good money.

    Don’t you think wordpress theme business wouldn’t that much profitable? because of they are many big guys are dominating the wordpress theme industry. Would love to know your thoughts.

    Thank you!

    • Hey Aakash,
      Thanks for adding your comment.

      I do not think that business is saturated or dominated yet. There is still room for anyone to get in. The market is large and unexploited. Any theme business can still do well if the themes are well coded.

      That’s what I think bro

  33. Hey Enstine,

    Here are some great money making tips. Some of the tips you mentioned need technical knowledge like building themes and plugins but Blogging is love.

    Anyone can do that if he/her has passion about something.

    Anyways thanks or sharing this post with us.

    Have a great day ahead.

    – Umesh Singh

    • Hey bro,
      Thanks for the comment.
      Yes you are right. Anyone and get into it by hiring qualified writers or doing research.

      Do have a great day ahead as well

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