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Whether you are ‘just a blogger’ or you class yourself as a ‘blogger in business’; a website is a must have asset. It’s where potential readers, clients and customers will find and get to know you. It’s the first place people will turn to learn more about you. It’s where you’ll sell your products and services, invite contact requests, brand yourself in your niche, and share what you know. It may also be where you host your webinars, offer group coaching programs, publish a podcast, create a blog, and even set appointments with clients.
That’s a lot of jobs for a single website to do right? But if you choose a versatile content management system such as WordPress, you can easily incorporate every single one of those tasks into your site and so much more!
Why choose WordPress?
Fast and Easy Website Setup
In the time it takes to finish your morning tea, you can have a website created and live on the Internet using WordPress. Most hosting companies offer “one-click installs” for WordPress, meaning it will take only about 5 minutes to create your website but you know where I am if you need any help. From there, it’s a matter of choosing a theme and adding content just like this piece!
Even if you’re not technically inclined, WordPress is super simple to use. And with a huge, helpful community of users, chances are you can quickly find the answer for everything from “how do I install WordPress” “best WordPress theme” right through to “how can I create a membership site” with just a Google search!
personalise your own site
With thousands of free and premium themes available, it’s easy to find a look that’s just right for your brand and business. If you are looking for something more customised though then many of the themes out there offer easy, drag-and-drop editing of layouts, colors and more!
If you would like something designed just for you, there are thousands of capable developers to build you a custom WordPress design.
Plugins Add Greater Flexibility
Did you know WordPress was originally designed as a blogging platform? It earned it’s early popularity by making this rather technical chore easy for thousands of new bloggers however today it’s no longer known as just a blogging tool. Instead, site owners use WordPress as the basis for:
- Ecommerce sites
- Membership sites
- Sales pages
- Personal journals
- Online directories
- Non-profit fundraising
- Video blogging
- News sites
- Recipe blogs
- Photography sites
- And dozens of others
The combination of themes and plugins which are just small software add-ons that install directly into your WordPress site; make the possibilities nearly endless, so no matter what you need a website to do, chances are WordPress can handle it.