I’m not sure if you’ve heard or not but WordPress is kind of a big deal. After hearing a tremendous amount of buzz in the industry about it I just had to check it out for myself. I was a bit skeptical as I’ve had my fingers and my wallet burned with other products but I figured I would find out what all the fuss was about. After all I’d seen great looking blogs such as projectmanagementworks.co.uk created quickly and easily by people I knew with no tech know-how at all so it had to be worth a shot to help develop my own project management and business training blog.
Have your friends ever hyped up a movie so much that you couldn’t wait to see it? Halfway through the movie you start to get a little upset because the movie is the worst thing that you have ever seen? At the end of the movie you feel completely deflated because you just wasted two hours of your life watching an over-hyped movie.
Trust me, this online industry is full of over-hyped products that do not deliver what they promise. I proceeded with caution…
What Makes WordPress such a Big Deal?
Once I had completed an online training course I wanted to test drive how quickly and easily I could set up a WordPress site – both as a website and as a blogging platform. The great thing about WordPress themes is that you can create a well-designed looking website in minutes with a well-chosen theme but you can also customize them and make them your own.
They also have hosting so that you can set up a custom domain for your site. I was beginning to see why WordPress was creating such buzz in the industry.
After setting up my site I ventured into the area of plugins and I was beyond shocked at how many additional features were there – all at the click of a button. In the past, folks would take weeks to get websites up and running but they wouldn’t have any traffic going to their websites. It’s like opening a restaurant and not having any customers walk through the front door. But with WordPress you are given a plethora of tools that you can use to get targeted traffic to your site.
Whether you want to upload Images, Articles, Videos, Training Podcasts or Blogs there is an easy way to do so.
The Final Verdict
After using several systems in the past I can honestly say that WordPress under promises and over delivers. I could easily write a 100 page eBook on WordPress and everything that it has to offer the small business owner of blogger. It is an incredible system that allows you to build your business’s online presence quickly and easily.