If you’re toying with the idea of creating a small online business, allow me to stop you in your thoughts for a moment.
You’ve obviously reached the conclusion that an online business can be profitable and the potential to grow is endless. Your customer base is well… the whole world really.
If you haven’t put much thought about how to get your business online yet, then I can tell you that hiring a website designer to create, maintain and update your site, is one obvious method to consider. A good one, I admit, but costly too. As a small business, one of your goals is to keep costs as low as possible. Therefore, alternative options are worth looking at.
One particular option I have to bring to your attention is WordPress. For many years now, WordPress has allowed almost complete amateurs to run their own personal blogs. Many have discovered its ability to support small online businesses as well and taken advantage of this very powerful and flexible platform. With WordPress, you can start your own simple online business, without having to invest a lot of money.
WordPress is a great tool and a highly flexible content management system that can serve as the foundation for blogs, as we all know it, or a fully fledged small business website.
No knowledge of web designing is ever required and it’s really easy to use. Best of all, it’s completely free and customizable to your business needs, giving you a totally unique website. The coding and structure of WordPress are also search engine friendly from the get go. Using any one of their built-in SEO plug-ins, you’ll be able to optimize each page to boost its rankings. With their easy-to-use interface, you can start building a simple online business for under $50.
You can choose to create a WordPress account in around 5 minutes or have WordPress host your site for free.
As always, when going for a free option you get restricted access. Although hosting may cost some $7 a month, you can get your hands on to countless more website templates and plug-ins that are key to generating traffic to your website. Your own domain name also makes you look professional to clients.
WordPress offers literally thousands of free themes and it would be impossible not to find one that fits your business needs. These themes are made ready for you to populate with your products. Setup time will be minimal and the end result is visually stunning. It’s simply a matter of finding one that best suits you, downloading it and then uploading it to your hosting service. No design experience necessary.
Using WordPress to start a simple online business can save you a lot valuable time, effort, and money. And now that I’ve said all that I needed to, I can leave you in peace with your business thoughts which I hope now includes using WordPress to begin your online ventures.