It's no secret that Joomla businesses are facing headwinds in 2021. It's not easy dealing with the Joomla 4 upgrades, and the competition from platforms such as WordPress.
I won't lie and say that Joomla in 2021 is the industry to be in if you want to make millions of dollars. Here at Joomlashack, we will probably grow around 5% to 6% this year. However, it is possible to run a profitable company that does good work and keeps growing. There's no secret to doing this, but you do have to focus on getting the business fundamentals right.
I ask our team to concentrate on these three priorities:
- Recurring revenue
- Higher prices
- Good communication
If you want to find a Joomla developer you can trust, ask yourself if they are taking the steps above. Do they use recurring subscriptions? Do they charge a good price for their products? Do they communicate often on their blog and social media?
These thoughts were inspired by conversations with customers, and those led to a presentaton in partnership with TechJoomla. You can watch the full video below:
Joomla companies still going strong in 2021
During the presentation above, I mentioned the names of some successful Joomla businesses. The audience for the presentation added some extra names. We also asked our Facebook group for suggestions. Here are the names we collected:
- Digital Peak
- DJ Extensions
- Ignite Gallery
- JCH Optimize
There are at least 30 companies who are keeping Joomla moving forward in 2021. I'm sure we're also missing more names. If you can add to this list, please let us know in the comments.