Real Testimonials
from real people

High Scores!

Way Higher than the benchmark score

Our Net Promoted Score is 84! That’s way higher than the industry average of 40 ’cause we’re awesome. This is not some obligatory testimonials page where we’ve paid customers to say nice things. This is the real deal, baby!

And for some more kind words from our community members past and present...

"...Since putting the Blueprint into action I have so much more confidence in submitting proposals. I have awesome resources as a solopreneur to keep up with a large project...."
Cynthia Marsh-Norman
"...I've only just begun the Blueprint, but it has already helped me change my mindset to that of a business owner instead of just earning a salary. Between the course content, the coaching calls and the Facebook groups, my strategy and goals have become more clear daily...."
Keith Eldridge
"...Using the WP Elevation Blueprint has given me a process which I sorely lacked. It gives me the confidence to speak to prospects and clients knowing where I am taking the next in the process and what the next steps are for the project. Confidence in the process gives me the confidence to charge more appropriately for my services...."
Andrew Briggs
"...I've learned so much from Troy Dean over the past five years. If not for him I would still be selling $2K websites. I recommend his program to all the newbies I meet. It is all about having processes in place and showing your value to your clients. Stop being an order taker and start being a Business Owner. ..."
Melanie Adcock
"...I love the process-driven approach from WP Elevation. It's easier to get started when the guesswork is minimal and you have the confidence that you can get it done...."
Ronick Thomas
"...WP Elevation has connected me with training, an enthusiastic network of like-minded people and professional guidance. This has provided me with a roadmap and the encouragement to grow my business to ever greater levels. ..."
Robert Mechlin
"...I was a member of WP Elevation and attended the Chicago Master Class in 2014, six years ago! Troy gave us the Blueprint to run a successful Freelance Wordpress business. I learned how to market my talents to gain clients that actually had a budget that worked for me. I still use this system today. Highly recommended! Troy is the real deal!..."
Joyce van den Berg
"...Wp Elevation has been incredible for my business. The skills and tools I’ve gained through their training have helped me across several industries and businesses. ..."
Spencer Mortenson
"...I participated in WP Elevate in the beginning and the training Troy provided enabled me to have such a great base with the process...I continue to use what I learned with tweaks to this day. Thank you, Troy! I continue to Elevate..."
Chamaine Woffard
"...WP Elevation's training has been invaluable to me as a website and marketing professional. I am now comfortable approaching businesses outside of my local area and meeting with them online. I know that I have processes, resources, and coaching to help me. Website clients need more than a website and being a part of the WP Elevation community will expose you to the things you don't know that you need to know to be successful. Thanks, Troy Dean and team! ..."
Sue Baily Weaver
"...I've been through the training at WP Elevation and have really enjoyed their Blueprint course. The training modules were easy to get through. The content was extremely helpful as it opened my eyes to a new way of doing business I hadn't seen before - even after 20+ years in business. And I appreciated the enticement of a certificate after all the modules - that was a great incentive to make sure I went through all the content. Clever. ;-)..."
Sherri Goodman
"...WP Elevation is the most practical and thought through program out there for website providers and agencies who want to bring clarity and vision into their process and/or take their business to the next level. The biggest take away for me was getting rid of the imposer syndrome and trusting that my experience and advice will benefit many small businesses out there. ..."
Russell Semenov
"...WP Elevation has already been paramount in changing the way I view my business, and in helping me position it as way more of authority at what I do to stand out from 99% of the other businesses. It also has given me a clear perspective on where I've messed up with past client campaigns, and how to rectify those mistakes moving forward...."
Seth Kaufman
"...WP Elevation is one of the most detailed and comprehensive courses I have been a part of for freelancers. Troy and his team genuinely care about the growth of their students and want them to get ”unstuck”. Everyone is approachable and goes out of their way to make sure you feel welcomed. If you are looking for a program to help your freelance or agency get off the ground or find a new gear. WP Elevation is your program. Go Elevate!..."
John Raslavsky
Johnny on the Spot Web Designs
"...I was one of the ORIGINAL graduates from WP Elevation, and the training, tools and support have been invaluable in getting traction in my business. I recently re-did the Certificate, to brush up and keep my skills up to date. I can definitely recommend all of the WP Elevation courses to anyone wanting to make a business from Wordpress or website consulting!..."
Terry Chadban
Port Macquarie Online Marketing
"...Everyone goes on about this hack saves 10 mins a day; this tech will save you 3hrs per week. If you do this course, if you follow this system, if you implement and invest 1 month with Troy Dean, then this 'hack' will give you back 5 years. And that's just in time saved. No mention of income, of community, of the smug smile and knowing nod...."
John Hollands
John Hollands Agency
"...It isn't just the training that has shifted how I operate my business for the better in order to have less stress for myself but also happier clients who love the outcome, but the WPelevation community is incredibly helpful. The Facebook group is like-minded people who are all in the same boat and have all gone through your previous failures and successes. At any time I can ask for advice on a topic (if it isn't already covered in the extensive training) and within no time have several incredibly helpful responses...."
Paul Carey
Expand Digitally
"...It was a lot like having a solid guide beside you - you ask questions - you get answers - you follow the process - good things happen for you if you're willing to do the work...."
Adam Silverman
Muletown Digital
"...Easy to follow with great actionable steps to take. ..."
Jessica Gruber
Buzzworks Creations
"...The course has a great structure and is well presented...."
Mike Hennan
Cloak&Map Digital
"...Excellent value and packed with great systems and advice. ..."
Peter Scott
"...I think it lays a foundation and is thorough enough to go back to for reinforcement. There are a lot of resources and templating content to apply for yourself. On top of that, the people in the FB Groups can add on top of whatever is missing. The training calls each week are yet another layer to get details and reinforcement from...."
Ben Siegfried
Siegfried Media
"...The training is life-changing, not just for business growth, but for personal growth as well. Understanding how to position my brand and myself as an expert with valuable time, experience, and knowledge created ripples that will grow into large waves far beyond my time spent as a WordPress consultant...."
Kevin Dockman
WayCup Creative
"...Totally exceed my expectations and is already transforming my business and my life. It's easy to follow and the content is everything you need to be successful...."
Jeanette Elton
"...The training is fantastic, I was excited for each weeks module to drop so I could soak up the knowledge and plan my own business' next steps. I knew from the value of the Pre-Flight Checklist module alone that I had made the right decision, my only regret is not taking this course sooner!..."
Sheila Hash
"...The tools for success are right in front of you which I love. Step by step instructions are provided for each step of the process. It is very easy to follow and a lot of support if you get stuck..."
Janet Morningstar
"...Logical, Understandable, and applicable...."
Spencer Mroczek
"...Awesome. I love how the process is explained and broken down into small procedures that are easy to understand and incorporate into my workflow from day one. It is also helpful to always hear "Take it, tweak it and make it your own."..."
Maureen Ciaccio
"...Top notch stuff! You guys provide so much value beforehand, you're almost selling the farm. But still, I gained a lot of knowledge by joining that I didn't have before...."
Jennie Lakenan
Jennie Lakenan Web Consulting
"...WP Elevation offers comprehensive training to help website developers become WordPress consultants with better processes and the confidence to charge what they deserve. ..."
Jay Tickle
"...Extremely helpful! WP Elevation not only provided me with the information I needed to set my business up as a consultancy, but they also gave me the tools, templates, and other resources to make it so much easier for me to move forward...."
Nicci Orozco
"...Extremely helpful with a great sense of community. I initially would have preferred access to all content at once but am happy it was drip-fed to me to avoid information overload...."
Paul Carey
"...The training has a perfect flow and love how it breaks up the sections by forcing breaks in between each lesson...."
Justin Sonnentag
"...The videos are fantastic and the resources were very helpful. ..."
Lynn Thames
"...WP Elevation taught me to get out of the trap of "working IN your business" instead of working ON your business. WP Elevation taught me how to create systems for everything, and I feel so much more confident about my business and the value I provide. ..."
Greg Johns
"...The training provided is excellent. The ideas and systems help consultants and agencies change their business for the better. Yes, it is an investment, but if you apply what you learn you'll earn that back and much more in no time. ..."
Andrew Bull
"...Really supportive and encouraging. Especially for someone who has never had any big agency experience, so no processes in place, it really gave me the confidence to take control when dealing with clients...."
Kev Hegan
"...Very engaging and well thought out. I appreciate the level of expertise in Troy and his team. ..."
Matthew Barnes
"...The training is well planned and delivered in manageable chunks. I loved being able to take the lesson on a Friday at the end of my week and then use the learning's from it that week and implement parts of it into my business. This approach meant you could really focus on each individual lesson instead of being overwhelmed with a whole set of lessons and less likely to make these changes to your business. As you go through the blueprint you can instantly see how the changes outlined will impact your business and know that there is a ROI once you follow these...."
Alan Grace
Digi Wolf
"...Perfect for anyone starting a business in web design and for those whose business has hit a snag...."
Wei Chun Teng
XSquare Pte Ltd
"...Really professional. ..."
Valerie Joy Tolentino
"...Excellent. Well done and to the point. No fluff...."
Tim Berry
"...It was fantastic. I have a business degree but the training in WP Elevation was much more practical - especially for someone in a freelance role. It was fast paced (which I loved) and Troy was a pleasure to listen to! ..."
Sam Crothers
"...Very well structured, clear, well organised, great support...."
Carmen Klammer
"...Direct and to the point. Simple to follow. It also kept you wanting to get to the next step! I loved this training, it was a practical help...."
Gemma Murphy
The Website Architect
"...Absolutely jam-packed with helpful advice, tools, and time-honed practices. I could have figured this all out on my own...."
Kaely Linker
"...I finally put some important processes in place. WPElevation gave me the encouragement and the framework to really just get it done. I also enjoyed learning about the benefits of doing paid discovery work, and how to run a discovery session successfully. That was the biggest takeaway for me...."
Acacia Carr
"...It was an excellent quality with clear guides provided. There is no excuse to implement the entire blueprint as its all explained and resources provided...."
Tony Zwies
Yellow Design
"...Spot on, short videos, downloadable resources, quizzes that you have to complete to get through to the next level. Coaching calls were you get answers to your questions...."
Caroline Somer
Somer Design
"...Great quality, very well set up. I love how the course provided straight answers and templates for success and not multiple options and "paths to success" like so many others...."
Brendan Allen
Tenacious Digital
"...Easy to follow and simple. While I was on the right track in a lot of ways, there were still so many absolute diamonds in there and the format is spot on...."
Bjorn Bojen
Orisel Limited
"...I’ve been thinking a lot of what WPE means to me. The best part of WPE is that I no longer feel alone in my business endeavors! It’s great to have a support and training community! Just love it!..."
Cody Stinson
Cody Stinson
BRN Webtools
"...I've been in business for 14 years. I've submitted proposals in response to RFPs many times. I never won the work. Frustrated from spending days putting together every proposal, I decided to work with a business coach to rework my proposal template. I still didn't win any--that is, until using WP Elevation's proposal template. It has not only saved time but also helped to position my business better (leading to higher profitability). Furthermore, I've been able to use it to more easily gain work from new prospects not necessarily asking for a full proposal...."
Colleen Gratzer
Gratzer Graphics LLC
"...I'm not a member but I have used your insights and educational materials to rework several of my approaches to proposals. I just want you to know that I just secured my largest account to date in large part due to your insights - $40,000 website project with $17,500 per month recurring revenue!! Yes, you read that correctly. We are obviously handling a lot of their digital marketing needs (all of them actually). I want to personally thank you for the great ideas and tips you share. I could not have landed this deal without them...."
Tim Woda
White Peak
"...Personally, confidence, and a better understanding of the value of my work and time. Professionally, higher project fees and hourly rates (projects start at 3x my old rate now!), and the ability to work with the right client and dismiss the ones who aren't a good fit...."
Robert Simmons
Hatmen Marketing
"...Before learning about WPE, I was honestly considering applying for a [JOB] because of feeling overwhelmed and not earning what I needed to. WPE Blueprint Course changed ALL of that, I am now so excited to see the results of putting in practice! This is the ONLY course I needed!..."
Joye Quinn
Skybound Tek Design
"...The process and a shift in my mindset. I'm no longer reacting to the late-night ideas of clients. Instead, I'm setting the tone, and positioning myself and business as valuable to them from Day 1. Supportive, Generous, Valuable...."
Scott Kennedy
Shepherd Digital
"...I think the training and courses we got were amazing. You were able to learn at your own timetable, and not only that there were coaching calls, and forums, FB groups that really allowed everyone to learn what they needed. You have folks that were in the program from the start all the way up to folks that just finished the program. Everyone is so warm and welcoming. Everyone in the community is amazing. When you ask a question, answers are there pretty quick. Everyone is so open to helping everyone else out. It's just amazing. LOVED everyone. To be honest in what we paid for the program I think we robbed you. Your value you bring to the table and your students is amazing. I just can't tell you how happy and excited we are... Thanks again for everything and I am looking at growing with you guys...."
Theresa Hill
iNovate Marketing
"...I really enjoyed the training.. I liked that the videos were short and I could pace myself through the modules. I've loved the community. The Facebook group is always helpful and I find no one judges you (unlike some other groups I've been in). During the course I won my first 10K project which was very exciting! I have finally implemented a system that makes my proposals writing really quick and easy. And it gave me a lot of confidence knowing that i had a lot of the pieces already in place - but I just needed to refine them and get them into a good system...."
Evielyn Chapman
Mavn Digital
"...WP Elevation is well laid out with good case studies and a lot of variety. Got my new website up in half the time and have a clear plan now for content and how I will promote it. I also have much more confidence in my decision-making and this comes across to prospects and clients. A fantastic product for WordPress Consultants wanting to build a lasting business...."
Noelle Leahy
Insignis Web Design
"...WP Elevation delivered what they said they would - and more! Providing useful practical information, templates and processes that could be implemented on the spot. The community is very helpful and friendly as well as responsive to questions. I am building a solid business background, a process for working with clients and small things I can do that add up to big things that will set me apart from my competition...."
Teri Pastorino
"...I have been piecing my business together over the years, not really clear on what tools I needed or how to implement them. WPE connected the dots for me! I am finally in a community that does what I do (more or less). Prior to finding WPE I was in with information marketers and I always felt that something was missing. They have been extremely helpful and supportive...."
Cheryl Smith
Soloweb Solutions
"...It was very informational and extremely helpful! I have found new sources that I never even about. Or even knew how to find! I love everyone in the community! There are so many great ways to connect with them! My Website looks better than ever. I know what to use for future clients and have a better and more confident proposal process!..."
Yasmina Colony
Yasmina Colony Designs
"...I had an increase in profits and confidence. WP Elevation community is amazing, inclusive and supportive. Thank you to not only the WHOLE WPE team but to all the WPE members who are so supportive and encouraging. This was an intensive and busy two months, but my business has never been doing better!..."
Haley Brown
Brand Shack
"...The most foolproof and practical training I have ever undertaken. I gained a structured system to plug into the business. More confidence in the process and our end product. Upfront knowledge of budgets and better budget clients...."
Pete Sutton
Saltwater Collective
"...Amazing. Extremely thorough and practical. Addressing all parts of the life cycle and not afraid of detail. I found it transformational. WP Elevation gave me the belief that I can control client expectations and project creep, benchmarking - confidence that I am using the best systems, processes and tools, belief that I can supply what I say I will supply. Amazing course guys. I'm really knocked over. You've created something really powerful...."
Luke Hamilton
Marketing Implementation Clinic
"...Practical. There is no doubt about what should happen. Everything is broken down into easy to follow steps with actual examples of how to. No fluff, just good advice that can be implemented. The community is supportive, friendly, encouraging and non-judgemental. It's like an agony aunt for your business. I'm member of front-end dev groups but feel like I can't discuss WP issues on those forums. At WPE, you're in touch with heaps of people who have been in your shoes already. It's fantastic...."
Sarah Watson
Jee Web Design
"...It's some of the best training I've seen online. It's enjoyable and motivating to do. Definitely over deliver and complete. Very helpful and warm. A lot of excellent leaders in their fields giving quality advice. I just want to really thank Troy (and team) for creating this training and the community. It is really obvious that you are passionate about what you do and the people whose lives you change. The fact that you keep growing and adding to the course material shows that it's really about providing the best possible training to your members...."
Anchen Le Roux
"...No nonsense, no fillers - exactly what you need to get going NOW, TODAY. The trainings are detailed in digestible chunks to implement and go. by the end you are ready to sell and get more quality clients. Making me look more professional. even a seasoned business owner, like myself, can get to new tips from the trainings. I think all the information is super valuable for starters or wp developers that move from freelance to business owner. It is always good to refresh your knowledge and hear it from a different angle...."
Natasha Votypka
"...So much help from the coaches, both in webinars, on the facebook group and in person during coaching calls. It's also very nice to have support from other elevators. Just have the balls to ask what you want, better client communication and positioning yourself as an expert. A bunch of friendly, helpful people!..."
Ben Gyles
Nebit / co-founder of Intophysio bvba
"...WordPress consultants have know-how in numerous areas, being able to deal with sales, management, execution, social media/marketing and so forth. However, putting the pieces together is what brings value for the clients – and that’s what WP Elevation is aiming to help you with...."
Mario Peshev
"...Troy and the team deliver, consistently. The WP Elevation process is excellent and is set up in such a way that individuals can ‘season it to taste’. The two monthly calls are invaluable. There is always a golden nugget. Add to that the peer support within the forum and the willingness to share resources plus the regular gauntlets that Troy throws down…..."
Dee Harrison
"...I was not ready to throw down a hundred bucks when I first visited WP Elevation. 2 minutes into Troy’s video introduction, I knew this would be an investment yielding higher returns in my business – for which it has within 30 days of joining. It was clear that if there were any business coach in WordPress to have, he was going to be the best find on the internet...."
Jonathan Holborn
"...I now know how to start my own WordPress web development business. I have a good grasp of how to run the important processes. How to interact with client, how to interview them and how to qualify a project, if it is a good project to execute...."
Bart Volgers
"...The WP Elevation training is Excellent. I now have a road map that has made it much easier to start putting systems in place that will make my business run more smoothly and profitably...."
Kronda Adair
Karvel Digital
"...The WP Elevation training has been excellent and the interaction from those who are in the training, both Troy and the WP members, brings an added value to the entire process. The community is the BEST as they are very willing to share what has worked for them so they may help their fellow Elevators accomplish their challenges. I know the WP Elevators are a community I may call on when I'm stuck with a WordPress problem or a business related problem that may affect all WordPress consultants. WP Elevation has gone so far as to teach their members not only about WordPress but how to run and market their businesses...."
Ed Stott
Stott Marketing Group
"...Before WP Elevation, I had no way to control how much work was coming in, and it was always feast or famine. After I had implemented a few of the strategies I learned from Troy, my work week got much more manageable; I started making much more profit, and I could spend more time on each client’s project because I wasn’t juggling so many small tasks. Each time I learn something new in a webinar, from the online materials or by asking questions in the forum, my business gets stronger, and I have a better work/life balance. Absolutely worth the investment and I recommend it to WordPress developers looking to improve any part of their business...."
Katrina Wagner
Graphic Beans
"...The training is pure genius. Just when there are other questions popping up, there's a training for that! WP Elevation has a very supportive, helpful community...."
Lisa Boyd
BoydPress Solutions
"...This was excellent training. You delivered tremendous value for the money. The course by itself was worth it, but all the extra bonuses clinched the deal...."
Nicholas Batik
Pleiades Services
"...The training was thorough, supportive and over-the-top...there is so much beyond the actual course that I've yet to get to. WP Elevation has made me confident that I can run a WP consultancy...."
Alicia Kapheim
"...I can't believe no one else is doing this. When I meet WordPress developers who don't follow these practices I'm flabbergasted. I now have new business confidence and knowledge...."
Victor Ramirez
An Abstract Agency
"...WP Elevation brings massive benefits. We're not a WordPress development company. Web is only a small part of what we do but, the processes are almost universally applicable to business. We've adopted the processes and made them fit our business model and audience but, perhaps more importantly, we've taken the positioning element of "elevating" above the pack very seriously. We've lost a lot of clients but we're starting to attract higher quality clients, too...."
Bruce White
"...I have been able to up my game. WP Elevation has given me the confidence to charge higher rates for my hard work and experience. Another benefit was meeting others who are also struggling to run a web business. The community has been great and I've learned so much from them. I still refer to the webinars and courses when I need an answer. But the weekly calls, the forums, and the Facebook group have all become part of my growing business...."
Christina Hawkins
"...WP Elevation helped me realize I needed to expand the scope of my services with a focus on my clients' businesses, not just their websites. I have been able to confidently negotiate 5-figure packages that are wins for both my business and my clients...."
Julie Wolpers
Webcurrent Communications
"...The community has some of the best people that exist on the Internet. I won an SEO quote using the principles laid out in the blueprint worth almost £15,000 per year. We've also started implementing the other parts of the blueprint into our business and are finding that we can save more and more time by streamlining our work and having proper processes in place...."
Matt Davies
AntiSushi Ltd
"...The WP Elevation community is brilliant. My #1 go to place for resolving issues...."
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