If you are thinking of starting a work from home business, or already own a home business, one of the hardest tasks that you will encounter at the very start will be building your website. If you don’t know how to build websites, you will have to have someone build it for you. This can be very costly. Plus, you may have to learn HTML coding to make changes to the website as your business grows.
But, really it’s very easy to build websites using the WordPress Blogging platform. And, the only costs will be for buying your domain name (usually less than $10 per year) and setting up your web hosting (usually around $10 per month).
I have built 6 websites using WordPress in the last 6 months, and plan on building many more in the next couple of months. And I’m not the only work from home business owner using WordPress. As of this posting, more than 66 million websites have been built, by affiliate marketers, using this platform. In 2011, more than 100,000 websites are built per day.
So, as you can see, the affiliate marketing community is embracing the use of WordPress. Also, Google loves sites that use WordPress, which makes it easier to get recognized quickly on the search engine.
Here are some reasons that I chose to use WordPress for my websites:
Easy to Use and FREE
The best thing about WordPress is that it is totally free to use. You can build as many websites as you like. Second, most web hosting companies already have a system in place to install WordPress with just a few clicks of your mouse. All you will need to do is login to your CPanel (or your web hosts equivalent) to start the process.
Search Engine Optimization
The most important reason to use WordPress is, because it is search engine optimization (SEO) friendly. WordPress websites do very well with getting rankings in the search engines. The WordPress platform is set up in a way that’s easy for the search engines to figure out what your website is about. The search engine spiders can quickly scan your site’s content and functionality, and quickly give rankings to any new content.
Plus, there are many plugins to help with SEO. The two most popular plugins are – the All-in-One SEO and the WordPress SEO. There are also plugins to help with social media, website navigation, and just about any related Internet marketing issue.
There are many, many FREE WordPress themes available to customize your website with. But, some are limited as to just how much you can customize your site. I highly suggest using a premium theme like the Socrates theme for WordPress. This website was built using the Socrates theme, so take a look around.
Like the themes, WordPress has approximately 10,000 plugins available for use. These plugins can be used to enhance the functionality of your site. Some of the most popular plugins will help improve the search engine optimization (SEO), integrate social media, add analytics, and set up the navigation of your site.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that just using WordPress is all that you have to do to get rankings. It will still require plenty of work to make your home business successful. WordPress just makes it a whole lot easier for the search engines to find your website and check for any new content that is added.
If you already own a home business, try building your next website on the WordPress platform. You might be pleasantly surprised with the outcome. My last website (which is only a couple of month old) is already ranked on the first page of Yahoo, and starting to climb on Google, in a very highly competitive niche.
Even if your are just starting a work from home business, and have never built a website before, you will find that it’s really not that hard. Plus, you will be able to make changes to your website at any time. Also, you will not have to learn any kind of coding (HTML or CSS). This website is built with the WordPress platform, so take a look around.