Note: Included at a discount with the BlogWinners Full Membership.
Out of the box, WordPress is designed to give you the bare minimum it takes to start a website. And that’s a good thing, because it means your website is customizable. That’s one of the best things about WordPress — you decide what ads to run, how it looks, and how you’re going to promote it — not a cookie cutter service like Weebly or Wix.
There are thousands of WordPress plugins you can add to your site to add functionality. Most are bad, but there are gems out there, and we’ll help you to find them. In Chapter 5 of our course, we’ll show you all the essential plugins we use on every single one of our websites and tell you how to set them up for SEO and other functionality.
In 2013, David Payette left his job at an Apple Store to start a freelance web design business called Payette Forward. Figuring that "having a blog" would sound good to potential clients, one morning in August 2013, David sat down and wrote the only blog post he ever intended to write, and forgot about it. Six months later, that blog post went viral and 5 million people read it in a week.
David relocated to Maui and worked as an SEO and WordPress consultant, occasionally publishing articles on payetteforward.com. As traffic to his website continued to grow, David stepped back from client work entirely to focus on his own projects.
Currently based in New York, David has transitioned Payette Forward from a one-man operation to a small startup with team members in the United States and abroad. He and his team have recently launched BlogWinners, an online course that teaches people how to replicate David's formula for success so that they too can enjoy the freedom of a decentralized lifestyle.