How Does WordPress Make Money?

How To Make Money With WordPress ?

1. Web Hosting

WordPress offers web hosting services to companies like CNN, TechCrunch, Time.com and many more. The cost for WordPress VIP Hosting begins at $15,000 per month.

2. Google AdSense

Free blog posts hosted on WordPress.com may contains Google AdSense ads and the ad revenue goes to WordPress.com

The Google ads will only show if all the following 3 conditions are fulfilled :

1. The visitors should never use Firefox browser.
2.  He/she has logged out of his/her WordPress account, if he has one.
3. The source is not a WordPress blog.

So if you land on abc.wordpress.com from ghj.wordpress.com, you won’t be able to see any Google Ads.
Even with all these criterias, the revenue provided from serving Google AdSense ads on WordPress.com hosted blog may be significant as they do around a million  page views per month.

3. WordPress themes

The WordPress themes section gives premium themes that costs between $50 and $100. These GPL compatible themes are generated by WordPress developers and automatically gets paid per sale.

4. Premium Accounts

As we know, anyone can host blog posts on WordPress.com for free, wordpress charge you a fixed amount of fee if you want to buy extra storage space for your files or if you wish to use custom web domain instead of the default sub-domain.

5. Web Host Referrals

 You may self-host your WordPress blog posts for a fee. Now all these are referral links so Automatically gets paid per sale.

Moreover, this hosting referral service may be much profitable for Automattic because if you search for “WordPress Hosting” on Google, the 1st link in the Google search engine results page is paid by WordPress itself and it says – “Top 10 WordPress Web Hosts – Chosen by the developers of the WordPress blogging software”.

6. WordPress Support

If you need help with WordPress but the free support measures aren’t solving the purpose, subscribe to the Support Network of Automattic. The WordPress team will help you resolve issues related to your WordPress system and get response in just 6 hours. This service is available only for Enterprise users.

7. Poll Daddy

Poll Daddy is a paid version by Automattic where you can ask unlimited number of questions per survey and there will be no Poll Daddy branding in your polls or surveys.

8. Guided Transfers

Automattic also provides a paid service which helps in transferring WordPress.com to WordPress.org

They charge a one-time $119 fee for the transfer of “.com” to “.org”

9. VaultPress

The VaultPress service is world’s best WordPress security,backup,& support from Automattic.      It’s packages starting at $15 per month, they will backup your WordPress blog in real-time and will also notify you of security problems.

10. VideoPress

The VideoPress plugin for WordPress offers you to host videos and audio multimedia files on your own website. There are no limits on bandwidth or time duration of videos, the videos are served without ads and also supports HD playback. It’s package Starts at $60 per year.

11. Automattic Kismet

All the spam will be filtered by Automattic Kismet (Akismet for short), the best spam protection plug-in provided for WordPress. This service is free of cost for personal blog posts but for maintaining a corporate blog or running network of blogs, you are required to buy a commercial license of Akismet which is paid as $50 per month. Professional bloggers, or any person who earns more than $500 per month in advertising is also required to pay $5 per month for the Akismet license.

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