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Beginning in the year 2002, blogs molded the online marketing world. While most people at that time started with various blogging systems, eventually most of them shifted to WordPress. WordPress has become so much more since then – today, it is a powerful website CMS (Content Management System) that emerged from the need for a better blogging system.

If you read any popular blogging tips online, WordPress is often positioned as a tool that creates blogs, but an increasing number of marketers are finding that you can also use it as the most important tool upon which you can grow a profitable business empire. The most powerful function of WordPress itself lies in its ability to manage large amounts of text, audio and video content. After a dozen pages, it becomes difficult to manage a static HTML site. Although you can use template-driven software as well like SBI or DreamWeaver, nothing beats the ease of WordPress, as evidenced by my own websites and blogs. WordPress gave me the freedom to move my first website, Tathiana.com (my music site), from a basic-looking, template driven website (where I was limited by my choices of templates), to a more professional website with a built-in blog where I can control the look, feel, and layout of all the content. From there, I moved on to this site, as well as my personal blog.

Using premium blogging tools, you can easily create a static website, an article directory, a WordPress based membership site system, a complete e-commerce site, an auction site, a portfolio site and so much more. As a matter of fact, you can use it for just about anything!

Besides that, Search Engine Optimization is another important element. By default, WordPress is pretty good at optimizing and creating SEO friendly content. However you can also get more serious and utilize simple WordPress plugins to further increase your SEO rankings and get better Yahoo or Google rankings.

Even considering all of this, the best thing about WordPress is its flexibility. You can easily switch between WordPress themes, and improve its functions by using plugins and even some custom programming. Also, the ultimate bonus is, it’s free! It’s the ultimate open-source content management system and publishing platform, at no cost! The only costs involved are:

  • Hosting
  • Learning how to register a domain and work with WordPress
  • Let’s not forget: your time
  • If you aren’t using WordPress you should. The learning curve has reduced substantially in the past 3 years. At the moment it’s so easy to use that even a six-year old kid can figure it out. To power your online business, UC Web Creations recommends using WordPress!

    I’m in the business of helping people get their websites and/or blogs going via WordPress – whether it’s a personal blog, or a business site, and that’s where part of my income comes from, but if you’re anything like me, you may want to learn to do things yourself instead of hiring someone else to do it, and that’s ok too! It’s taken me approximately one year (while working a full-time job) to learn everything I know about WordPress, WordPress plugins, Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Marketing, and even a bit of coding and programming, including CSS and PHP (among other things I’ve learned). I’ve learned a lot in the past year, but I continue to learn more with each passing day!

    The point I’m trying to make is that I recently found something that cuts down that learning curve tremendously, and it was released by the makers of the awesome Ninja Affiliate plugin. It’s called the WordPress Wizard 2.0, and I highly recommend signing up for this awesome wizard!

    As a member you’ll get tons of step-by-step video tutorials on how to use WordPress, web 2.0 technology, search engine optimization, making money from Google AdSense and affiliate marketing, and so much more. If you sign up in the next 5 days, you’ll receive a $30 discount! For more information, click here:

    WordPress Wizard 2.0

    Even if you are the type of person who would prefer to hire someone (like me) to set up your website, it is still a good idea to know as much as you can about how to run your site through WordPress, and leverage resources such as Google ads, managing your hosting as well as understanding Search Engine Optimization better, working with RSS and perhaps also E-mail marketing, etc. There is a lot to learn, and this package breaks it down in a step-by-step guide that’s easy to follow!

    The only thing I would recommend that is different from what’s recommended in the package is the domain registration and hosting. I stand behind the host that I use, BlueHost, for both registering a domain and setting up webhosting due to ease-of-use, cost, and features offered. For more information on that, visit my Hosting page.

    The $30 discount only applies if you sign up in the next 5 days, so go visit the site to find out more information and sign up today!

    This is definitely something I recommend – it will help you tremendously! Click on the above image to check out more information on the WordPress Wizard 2.0 and sign up today to get your $30 discount!

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    1. At the end of 2007 I opened my site. I chose WordPress and I’ve been using it ever since. I chose to learn HTML, CSS, PHP, and MySQL on my own at that point, which took many months, but the long-term benefits have been huge. I don’t need a web designed or developer. Not that my site is that flashy. 😀

      There are more themes and plugins available now than two years ago, and they are generally of a better quality. The bar has gone up, and the WordPress developers have made plugins and themes easier for the non-techies. You can make a nice WordPress blog with no knowledge of PHP or HTML.

      I use to manage static HTML sites; as you’ve found it’s a real pain. While a WordPress site has a higher up-front investment, it pays off once you’ve made a dozen posts or pages.
      .-= Richard X. Thripp´s last blog ..Are you a specialist or a dilettante? =-.

      Richard X. Thripp

      September 19, 2009

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