I took private WordPress lessons a couple of years ago, and have used it ever since. I also was able to convince a client to transfer his sites from Joomla into WordPress over a small issue. They wanted to post photo shows/slide shows on their site. In WordPress, this would have taken a few minutes once we found the right plug-in. However, in Joomla, it was going to take about 15 hours of programming, at a cost of nearly $1,000, to do the same thing!
5 More Reasons to Try WordPress
Last month we talked about WordPress and why the demand for WordPress websites is only going to grow. That’s why it’s so important to get started now and be at the front of this trend.
Today, I’d like to have Conrad Feagin – the founder of LearnWebDevelopment.com – explain why WordPress is so impressive and popular. But, first I have an announcement…
LearnWebDevelopment.com’s last WordPress Bootcamp was a huge success and sold out well before the deadline. Because of this they have announced another WordPress Bootcamp starting in December. Yes, it’s almost a month away, but there are three BIG benefits to registering now:
- 1. You’ll save $200 on early bird pricing (that’s over half off)!
- 2. You’ll get “Building Websites in WordPress” immediately so you can get started today.
- 3. You’ll secure your spot before they’re all gone.
When all the seats are filled, registration for this bootcamp will close and the next opportunity will be in 2013. Don’t get stuck on the waiting list. Instead, get started now and start the new year as a WordPress web designer – with clients!
Now, back to Conrad…
Conrad here, from LearnWebDevelopment.com.
I get this question all the time: What’s the deal with WordPress?
There are literally dozens of reasons I recommend WordPress for new and experienced web designers, but I typically point out just a few:
- You can building amazing, feature-rich, unique websites faster than ever while still charging the same (or more) than traditional methods. This means more income per hour.
- WordPress is built search engine friendly which means you (and your clients) can rank high in the search engines with very simple optimization.
- Clients love WordPress and they’re requesting it more and more often. This means a bigger client base for you.
Truly WordPress is a trend that is only growing and isn’t going away any time soon. But, maybe you want to know some other perks of WordPress. Here are 5 more:
- You don’t need any coding knowledge to build awesome WordPress websites. But, if you take the time to learn just a little HTML and CSS (which we’ll teach you), you can do incredible things with WordPress in minutes.
- You can charge your clients extra by providing lessons on how to manage their new site. Of course, you keep doing the technical stuff like updates (and charging a fee), but you can teach them how to add blog posts, photos, and more.
- WordPress is so much more than a blog. Many people still think WordPress is for blogging, but that’s outdated thinking. Now WordPress can run everything from a simple e-commerce site to a huge, corporate site. The New York Times, CNN, Forbes, Mashable, and many others use WordPress for their sites.
- WordPress doesn’t cost anything. All you need to create a WordPress website is a hosting account, which can cost as little as a few dollars a month. Beyond that, you might want a domain name which will run you $8 or so. It’s peanuts compared to buying traditional web design software. This means more income goes into your pocket.
- Manage your websites from any browser. This means your business is completely virtual and can be updated from anywhere in the world. Talk about complete freedom. I’ve even updated a client website through my smart phone!
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November 7th, 2012 at 5:20 pm
DenysNovember 8th, 2012 at 3:34 am
I think it is a matter of preferences,
I personally love Joomla, and i cannot imagine that there is a plugin for Joomla that cost 1000$ and takes 15 hours of programming………very strange.
November 8th, 2012 at 8:28 am
One of the first things I learnt starting out in freelancing was how easy it was to put across a professional image with just a little effort learning WordPress. A sizeable part of my first few months were spent creating two websites for myself, and I have to say they look great.
As a copywriter, learning how to set up a site properly was a great help in learning about SEO, and it’s given me an extra tool in my belt – now people want me to help them with web design.
So yeah, I support all this WordPress praise!
November 8th, 2012 at 12:48 pm
Are you implying that WordPress is hard to use? I use WordPress for everything I do and it’s a magic bullet, basically. Easy to use and looks great. Please elaborate on your point.
DenysNovember 8th, 2012 at 3:44 pm
Jerry, I war responding to first comment.
WordPress is good, I have nothing against it, just like Joomla better, because it was first CMS i got in to. I had Problems with Drupal and personally it is not my thing, not sure if i ever get to it again.
November 12th, 2012 at 9:04 pm
very informative article about WordPress
November 13th, 2012 at 9:49 pm
I used WordPress and it’s going great for me!
November 14th, 2012 at 1:10 am
I am trying to use WordPress. I have no issue with it but need to learn more
November 16th, 2012 at 5:52 am
Yea you are correct. But if you are taking blogging as your profession i think self hosted WordPress will be greate
December 7th, 2012 at 7:45 pm
WordPress is awesome. The best thing about it is it’s user friendly. You don’t need to be a techie to use it.
Back when I was first asked to create a WordPress site by a client and I didn’t know anything about it, a few hours of reading and exploring helped me learn how to use it. It’s really great for starters.
April 12th, 2013 at 12:01 pm
I love wordpress! it cool and very easy to use.
September 2nd, 2013 at 11:23 pm
We build all of our sites in WordPress. Great for the end user and great for SEO. WIth all of the plug-ins and the ease of use, it’s almost stupid not to use it.
December 4th, 2013 at 7:54 pm
Completely agree. Wondering if the camp is still available…
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