Virtual Assistants need websites to market to their clients and showcase their services. If you are a virtual assistant who does not know much about web design and development, do not worry about hiring a web designer yet. Take a look at this to find out why you should use WordPress to power your website.
It’s free. It doesn’t cost anything to use WordPress. Once you cover the costs of your domain and your web host, you’re good to go. Your web host should support MySQL databases, because WordPress will require one of these to run. Many web hosts provide support for this technology, so you shouldn’t have to worry.
It’s customizable. There are many different themes and plug-ins available to help you customize your WordPress powered website to your liking. Many of these themes and plug-ins are completely free to use, and others you will have to pay for. There are also many different web designers who specialize in WordPress designs. Many themes come with instructions to help you customize their appearance even further with CSS. Thesis is a commonly used fully customizable WordPress theme, but requires purchase.
There’s tons of support. The community of developers for WordPress is very open. There is a good amount of documentation to help everyone with WordPress, regardless of experience level. With the WordPress.org website and thousands of others dedicated to it, there’s no doubt you will be able to find what you are looking for.
It’s great for SEO. SEO means search engine optimization. Search Engine Optimization refers to the practice of making your website work so that it is picked up by the search engines, to bring more natural traffic to your website. Traffic is necessary for a website to get business, and is often used to measure the success of a website or marketing campaign. Part of how the search engines rank a website is based on the number of links going from it, coming to it, and linking it together. All posts and pages are automatically linked together in a number of ways with WordPress. If you need additional help with SEO, there are plug-ins to help, too.
It doesn’t take much to install and it maintains itself. All you have to do is visit WordPress.org to download the files, and upload them to your web server with FTP. Once the files have been uploaded to your web server, all you need to do is run the “5 minute installation” to setup the database where your website information will be stored. It’s a very simple process
These are just a few different reasons to use WordPress to power your virtual assistance business. It’s great for people who don’t know much about web design and development, and it will work to connect to your audience of potential clients and other Virtual Assistants.
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