WordPress may be just the solution you’re looking for. It’s easy to use, has an incredibly rich set of features and is extremely affordable.
In fact, you can download the WordPress software to use for your website or blog for free. It doesn’t get much cheaper than that! The only costs you’ll have to incur are buying a domain name (which you’ll need for your website whether you use WordPress or not) and hosting (which should cost less than $10/month).
Not Just For Blogging
While WordPress was originally created as a software solution for blogging, today it is so much more. Many small and mid-size businesses are using WordPress as a Content Management Solution to create professional and powerful websites. WordPress sites look great, have an amazing degree of functionality (including ecommerce and social networking integration), can easily be customized to suit your specific business needs and are very inexpensive.
Gone are the days of small business owners spending $3,000, $4,000, $5,000 or more for what amounts to basically a brochure website.
Gone are the days where you need to be an expert programmer to make even the slightest change to your website.
Gone are the days of being stuck with a website you hate because you’re being held hostage by a programmer/designer who will charge you an arm and a leg for updating your existing site or building a new one.
Using WordPress for Business
Many clients of mine (who I help with online marketing) were completely frustrated with their company website. In helping them find a better, more affordable solution, WordPress again and again proved to be the best option. In working with these clients to use WordPress for their businesses, I discovered a number tips, strategies and resources on how to most effectively put WordPress to use for a business website.
I set up WordPressforBusiness.org to share this knowledge with other small and mid-sized business owners so they can use WordPress to take control of their web presence and leverage this truly incredible (and, did I mention free?!) software to grow their business. To learn more about using WordPress for business, I recommend starting with this article “7 Reasons to Create Your New Small Business Website Using WordPress.”
Also, be sure to check out the rest of this site where you’ll find an ever increasing collection of resources to help you effectively use WordPress for your business’ website including:
- Free Training videos
- Top recommendations for hosting, themes and plugins
- A new service in which I’ll install WordPress (and some other goodies) for only $47