I remember when I was starting out wanting to get an online business setup – at the time, eBay was one of the most popular websites that was talked about as being a big earner, as well as search Engines like Yahoo and Google.
The first thing I started thinking was ideas on a “better” eBay or similar site. But after emailing developers all over the world, the cost to get something like that created was in hundreds of thousands of dollars. It really was really depressing and I didn’t know what way to go after that.
Some time later I discovered WordPress – an open source solution to creating websites (its free). I wasn’t sure if it was used by web entrepreneurs or even recommended until I started searching and found that most top websites are actually running on WordPress.
Why WordPress? Let’s look at some of the reasons and tips on enhancing your WordPress website:
1 – You can change the design of your website in a matter of seconds! Just 1 click will change your entire website. All you have to do is change the theme (its like changing the background of your desktop computer!).
2 – Themes (the look and feel of your website) are plenty – free and premium ones and cost peanuts then what it would cost you to hire a designer and programmer to get your website together.
3 – You can edit your own content with zero programming skills. If you can operate Microsoft Word, then you can definitely operate WordPress.
4 – WordPress Installation is easy! Just make sure you find WordPress hosting to host your website (otherwise you need programming skills to install it) – Don’t use the general web hosting companies as their servers are not optimized for WordPress (unless they say that of course).
5 – If you like a theme and want to customize it, you can change the design of the theme by editing the theme and changing its pictures. You don’t need to know programming to do this, but you do need to spend some time finding where the pictures are stored, as well as what file needs to be edited to change colour and font.
6. If you can pay, get ready made web graphics to add to your WordPress theme. This will enhance the look and feel of your website. People love staying on websites that actually look and feel great.