I’ll admit sometimes my laziness gets the better of me and that’s is just one reason why I love WordPress and so should you because it’s easy to learn. I have loved building websites and pages since I was introduced to the art in college way back in 1998. I was never good with welding or wood working or any of the other skills that a rural boy raised on a farm should know how to do, but by creating a website I could finally feel the satisfaction of building something and being proud of the result. It was something I found interesting and enjoyable and I was pretty decent at it. At the time I didn’t think you could actually make money at it so I put my focus on networking and administration, keeping graphic and web design as a hobby.
When I found a job in the town I grew up in doing networking I was occasionally called on to perform website design or maintenance which I loved to do so was constantly trying to do more of it, but one thing I found was that once I built the site I was done. I don’t particularly like writing and I don’t like monotonous tasks. The problem was most people didn’t want to learn about html, how to ftp and all that other good stuff that owing a website use to require maintaining sites became a huge headache.
That’s when I learned about WordPress. I don’t remember the year I just remember thinking “Wow, this is just like magic!” and it was. I could easily teach people how to update and maintain their sites and continue the fun “designing” part. And the great thing building and maintaining a WordPress site is it has only gotten easier and more user friendly over the years. If you can handle Facebook or a word processing program you can maintain your own WordPress site.
Another thing I love about WordPress are the choices! There are so many choices when it comes to frameworks and child themes they are overwhelming and almost endless, but that’s the fun part. You can find something that is truly you, and that’s an amazing thing. WordPress is so easy and stable millions and millions of people use it. It is by far the most popular content management platform on the internet and that is why you have so many choices it’s also why there are so many places where you can get help or learn how to use it. There are free tutorials about everything in WordPress or you can pay and learn about it in courses strictly designed around teaching you WordPress.
If you are starting your own business you really need a website that YOU can control and WordPress gives you that control. You can get a free template, buy a template, or even pay for a designer, but in the end you want to be able to update it yourself and control your site because you have skin in the game and you want it to work. That’s why I love WordPress and so should you, because with WordPress you can build your business. Don’t choose some shitty service like WIX because you saw it on TV and Facebook. Take control it doesn’t take much time to learn and you won’t lose your content when you want to change the refresh the look of your site.