Entrepreneur.com have a fantastic article about why you should consider building your website on WordPress:
I recommend WordPress to all my clients for their website needs. Indeed, I use it myself for this site! It’s a great system that can be as simple and easy or as complex and functional as you like/need. You can create a basic “billboard” style website for a business, a blog, or an eCommerce site with automatic order fulfillment and differing subscription levels. As the article points out, WordPress itself has been around for a long time and is used to power some of the biggest sites on the net.
The reason I like it is that it’s easy for me (hey, I’m lazy!) to deliver a great website for my clients in as quick a time as possible. Consequently, that means you get a better site at a lower investment, up on the web quicker. In addition, WordPress is very extensible. There are thousands and thousands of plugins, themes and addons available, both free and commercial. Hence the site can grow with your business as your needs change (and they will).
Starting small, then growing
Just starting out and need a simple site for your business, and don’t want to worry about learning how to blog?
Six months later, and you want to start blogging and getting more into online marketing and wanting to use site analytics to find out where your visitors are coming from and what they most interested in?
Awesome! We can turn that functionality on then.
Best of all, it doesn’t require a full-site rebuild, like so many “Get a 5-page business website for $1000!!!” deals will. They might be cheap to start with, but it’s a false economy.
Does anyone else agree?
That’s not just my opinion either, by the way. Here’s another Entrepreneur.com article written way back in 2010, that’s still true now:
By taking advantage of cloud hosting (like GoDaddy’s Managed WordPress) you can avoid costly hosting fees, whilst benefiting from automatic software updates and the huge infrastructure and datacentres that are run by GoDaddy.
That all sounds very complicated…
If you like the sound of building your site on WordPress, but you really don’t know where to start, give me a call and I’ll be more than happy to help.
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