Have you ever thought about building a website? You don’t have to be a Fortune 500 company. There are a lot of reasons why people – just like you – have websites:
Hobbies: Do you have a hobby that you’re passionate about? Building a personal blog around your hobby can be both fun and rewarding. It brings you in contact with other people in your hobby, not just down the street but from around the world. And who knows, maybe someday your blog will open the door to new business opportunities.
Family: Do you have family members scattered all over the country and around the world? A family website can bring distant family members closer together. Consider a blogging site for your family to display pictures and allow discussion between family members. And you can make your site “private” for only your family to see!
Business: Do you have a small business? A website can get you listed in Google (if you do it right). Who do you know that uses the phone book anymore?
Realtors:Ok, so you work for a large realtor that has a website. Put together your own website to showcase YOUR talents and get a Google listing!
Insurance Agents:Don’t think people go to the Internet to buy insurance and/or find an insurance agent? Think again!
Contractors: Carpenters, plumbers, electricians, flooring people. Get a listing in Google and get jobs locally!
Online Marketing:You’ve heard the stories, and I do believe you need to take them with a “grain of salt”. Be realistic in your expectations and watch out for peddlers of snake oil and bright shiny objects! If you learn the fundamentals, there are literally dozens of ways to make money with Online Marketing. But regardless of the approach you take, eventually you’ll want a website.
And the list goes on and on!
Whatever your reasons for having a website, you’re probably thinking “I’m not a programmer! I can’t build a website!”. Well, wake up and smell the roses! If you can use a computer and type an email, then you can build a website using a FREE program called WordPress.
This week we’ll review WordPress Crash Courseby Crash Course Training. Does this course live up to its’ claims? Can it really have you building websites without turning you into “geek of the year”?