1. Freelance Writing (aka Content Creation)
Get started quickly - if you have a device to type and an internet connection, you can create content for other websites. There are millions of websites, and they all need fresh content.
While this list is full of ways you can make money with WordPress, content creation extends to almost every niche. Just visit your favorite online blogs. So not only can you get some excellent backlinks from top-ranking sites, but you can get paid for your hard work.
2. Create and Monetize a Blog
In today's online world, it is always recommended to start a website for your business. So what are you waiting for? Launch your WordPress blog and start earning money!
Having a blog is a great way to generate passive income. You can earn money with affiliate marketing, selling ads, sponsored reviews, etc. from your blog. It does not require much effort from you - it is a simple way to take advantage of the content and traffic you have.
3. WordPress Courses
Do you have fair confidence in your abilities? Create a course! There are millions of people who use the internet to learn new skills. All you have to do is create (and monetize) courses to help them. Teach people how to garden, share cooking tips, or share your guide on how to start a blog. Once your topic is narrowed down, there are a few options to create and monetize your online course.
4. eCommerce & Dropshipping
In addition to the knowledge, you can also share downloaded or tangible goods with your readers. It takes a bit of effort to get started, but WordPress is a fantastic platform to build an e-commerce website.
Why e-commerce? Now more and more people are shopping online. And in WordPress, you just need to install a plugin like WooCommerce to build an online store.
5. Blog Setup Service
Are you a beginner or a part-time blogger with not much development experience? If so, a blog set up service is the perfect choice for you. Even newbies can offer this type of service! But how?
Many people want to use WordPress on their blogs, but they just don't know the technicalities to get started. So they chose the blog setup service. Your task as a blog setup service provider is to install WordPress, upload a WordPress theme, add recommended plugins, etc.
6. Website Maintenance
There is a vast market to generate revenue with maintenance services. Many website owners do not want to deal with the day-to-day maintenance of a website - they just want someone else to take care of it. And this is where you come in. Support can include WordPress updates, security monitoring, theme and plugin updates, hosting management, CDN setup, etc.
It is important to note that if you are going this route, you will want to use a site management plugin to make your life easier.
7. SEO and Marketing Services
If you have spent time learning how to optimize your site, you can master in this field. SEO is a big part of building a website, and it can be overwhelming for some people, which is why SEO services usually fetch premium prices. If you can help with content optimization, link building, site speed, or other aspects of site SEO, this is a place that many website owners will pay for.
8. Security Consulting & Solutions
For those who are confident in their security capabilities, and specific coding skills, security consulting can be helpful. Security is paramount to every site owner, and they can readily pay a fair amount to someone who takes care of it for them.
9. WordPress Plugin development
If you use WordPress, you would know one thing - you can't run your blog without using at least some plugins, right? Everyone uses plugins to add additional features that will help run a successful WordPress blog. There are thousands of plugins available in WordPress - some are entirely free, others offer paid upgrades, and the rest are premium.
If you find a solution to a problem and create a plugin for it (which your audience may be interested in buying), nothing can stop you from making a profit from it.
10. WordPress Theme Development
Are you a web designer or developer? Yes? You can then make money by developing WordPress Themes. You do not have to be a top-class designer or coder to design a great looking WordPress theme - but you should know what you are planning for your target audience. You should know who you are creating your theme for, or you will end up finding zero audiences for your item.