Picture this: You’re at a conference. You take an awesome photo of the presentation and speaker. You overhear a conversation and something sparks inspiration. You jot down the idea in your phone. What happens next? One of two things: You’ll forget about it or you’ll decide to do something with that idea.
The better of the two options would happen if you had your own mobile-friendly website. Easy to use, easy to blog and easy to share your ideas and thoughts with the world. Meet WordPress!
What WordPress Has To Offer
There are numerous options out there when it comes to creating a website/blog: Blogspot, Wix, GoDaddy, Squarespace, etc. However, WordPress differentiates itself and stands out above the rest. WordPress is a platform for writers to self-publish blogs, short stories and personal websites. It is also on a larger scale trusted by huge brands and big industries. Companies such as CBS, Spotify and CNN host their websites on WordPress as well. What makes WordPress better to build your website and create content?
For starters, WordPress is completely free. There are no hidden fees, no credit card input; they are just committed to helping you publish your own work. The site has a user-friendly layout to make it as easy as possible for you to build your own website. Of course you can upgrade your website to a premium or business package for a higher cost for more features.
WordPress lets you choose your own domain name as well. This does come with a fee, or you can have MyWebsite.wordpress.com for free! WordPress makes it easy to get your name out there.
One of the coolest features WordPress has is valuable and useful statistics. Users can learn all about their readers: Are you really popular in Iceland? Maybe you are reaching mostly senior readers rather than young adult. With WordPress, it’s easy to find out and cater to your readers needs. You can even see how they found your site: was it a Google search? Was it a Facebook link? WordPress is there to let you know.
The platform walks you through step-by-step to build your website. You have the opportunity to purchase a web domain – but it isn’t required! It then asks if you want to purchase templates or if you want to build it all yourself (the free way). The entire process is dummy-proof.
Once you pick your domain and decide to fly through without paying a dime, you can begin editing your website! There are lots of colors, headers, themes, and more to choose from. Again, some of it costs money, but with a little creativity and a ton of dedication to your brand, you can build a beautiful site without spending anything. You can insert websites, pictures, videos, and, of course, your ideas!
If you decide to spend a little cash to make your site that much better, you can always go back and purchase the templates with no issues.
Most importantly, the possibilities are endless. Absolutely anyone can write absolutely anything.
WordPress makes everything easy. All you have to do is write and create content! Get out there and make the right choice with WordPress.