Hi, I’m Julie – I want to share with you everything I’ve learnt, and am still learning, from teaching WordPress to entrepreneurs, small business owners, start ups, SMEs and large companies since 2010 in Ireland.

Also how to make money by writing about your passion! I love it when I have clients who want to (finally) set up a blog to write about their passion. Most often that’s a hobby like gardening, fishing, baking, cycling, etc. That’s what they love to do, read and write about – and it’s even better when I tell them that they can actually make money with it on their blog. Very user-friendly methods, no hard selling, no pyramid scheme and no black magic.

Want to know what you have to do?

  • Write about something you’re passionate about – it’s easy and so fulfilling!
  • Get your first few readers, comments, shares and likes – it’s so exciting!
  • And then slowly start making money with it using affiliate marketing on your blog – it’s a dream come true!
  • Want to know more about it? Have a look here.

Julie Sebode - WPuncovered - About me

A little more about me

At the beginning of 2020, when Covid-19 hit the world, things changed in the business world and in people’s life in general. At the time I was working as a WordPress trainer at wp-training.ie, offering group courses at the Open College in Dublin, Ireland, and doing a lot of corporate WordPress training, teaching staff in companies.

My clients have included KPMG, Fineos, The Oireachtas (the Irish Parliament), quite a few County Councils, University College of Dublin, AutoAtlas, Comans Beverages and many more.

I was also working in the Convention Centre Dublin (CCD) at events on weekends.

Work-life balance

find your work life balance
Image by CVR via Flickr

I loved my work combination: I enjoy teaching a really useful skill – WordPress – people who had no or very basic knowledge learned in a few hours how to update their website by creating posts, pages, adding images, working with widgets, different themes and plugins. They learned so much in such a short time frame, that most people couldn’t believe how much they were able to do themselves after the training – it was really satisfying.

Working in the Convention Centre Dublin (CCD) was different: we’re there when events are on, sometimes small events but often large events. It can be very fast-paced, you’re on the go all day long, trying your very best to make the client, delegates, supplier, exhibitors and everyone in between very happy, and to make sure they all have an amazing time while being in the CCD. Two great jobs, both of which I was doing since 2010 and I loved them both. Another great benefit was that they still gave me enough flexibility to be there for my kids, who were 4 and 7 years old when Covid-19 hit. 

The world turned upside-down

world turns upside down

On Thursday March 13th 2020, all children in Ireland were sent home from school, first just for 2 weeks, however this extended then into 6 months. With the kids arriving home, the work vanished. Within 48 hours all my training courses and all events were cancelled. In a way it was lucky as I now had the kids home with me 24h/day and for the first 10 weeks they were not allowed to meet anybody outside their own home – so they needed entertainment and therefore it was good that I didn’t have to try to juggle work and kids. 

I think sometimes it’s good to unexpectedly have time to think about what we want to do next. It’s easy to slip into a routine and just keep going. I already was thinking for a while that I’d like to build a website with WordPress tutorials on all the things I’ve learnt and taught over the last 11 years – and here we are, confined at home, all work commitments cancelled, finally having time to get things done – so I decided to set up WPuncovered.com.

And so WPuncovered.com was born

And here we are, it took quite some time to create the site, content and tutorials to be able to launch the site, but there was no more excuse – now or never. Here you can read more about the whole process of building the site, creating content and all my doubts, if you’re interested. (Link)

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.

Raymond Lindquist

As I do a lot of corporate training based on different company’s websites, I’ve been working with hundreds of themes, plugins, hosting companies and WordPress customisations over the years.

It’s more work than just working with one developer or company, as every site is different, but it’s a great learning curve. I’ve seen it all – from very impressive to not so great sites and customisations – and I think I have quite a good knowledge of what works well and have also discovered lots of alternatives.

On WPuncovered.com I will only write about the tools I liked the best over the years, I will never say anything negative about anybody, but just won’t mention them on the site.

Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.

John Maxwell

I hope this site will help many people to make that step to set up their own site and make money while writing about their passion.

This blog is to share with you everything I’ve learned, and am still learning, from teaching WordPress to entrepreneurs, small business owners, start ups, SMEs and large companies since 2010 in Ireland. Working with hundreds of companies has shown me, and can show you, what works and what has changed in the online world. 

We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.

Harrison Ford

As mentioned I’m always really excited when I can help people who have a passion for something, to set up a blog and make money online with affiliate marketing sharing their knowledge and passion with others.

It’s usually a side-business for most people, at least in the beginning, some of my students actually cut back on their hours in their full time job, might do a 30-hour week to pay the bills and to be able to spend more time on their blog and the topic they love. When they start generating more income, some of them actually quit their job and blog instead, and/or offer their new service full time. But either way, it’s just great to have an outlet to share your passion, connect with others and develop your new business step by step.

It’s fulfilling – exciting – and for many a dream come true. What do you have to lose? 😉