What do You Mean You Don’t Use WordPress for Your Small Business?

In 2008, I learned about WordPress when I was hired as a travel blogger and travel writing blogger with a travel company. In fact, using WordPress for your small business is the smartest decision you can make!

When I first started learning how to use WordPress, I was nervous. Why? Because I wasn’t a techie like the president of the travel company. And I have a confession to make: I didn’t know anything about blogging. Thank goodness I’m a fast learner. 🙂

For some reason, I thought I’d have to implement a bunch of HTML coding. Yikes! But, I soon discovered that WordPress.org was super easy to use. And the HTML coding that I had use, like target=”_blank”, was easy to learn.

After I got my feet with WordPress, I bought my domain name, Savvy-Writer, and created my own WordPress site.

There was a steep learning curve because I wasn’t familiar with taking care of a self-hosted website. But with help, once again, from the president of the travel company I blogged for, I learned the ins and outs of uploading files.

I get it if you’re scared about using for WordPress for your small business. I was. And on top of that, I read blog posts about people accidentally deleting their websites. But I pushed away from the fear and kept working at my website.

By the way… Don’t let website horror stories stop you from creating a website for your small business. If you need help, you can always hire a web designer.


If you’re ready to take your business to the next level, check out the infographic below to see why WordPress is the best content management system in the world.

Why Use WordPress for Your Small Business?

WordPress Trends Infographic

Over to you. Do you use WordPress.org for your business? Let me know what you like about it in the comments below.

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  1. Hi Amanda,

    Great article on WordPress and how fantastic it really is for small businesses.
    I could relate to your early reservations as a new blogger. I too was not a techie, but you really don’t need to be a techie to use WordPress.

    Another point about WordPress that small business owners should understand is that pretty much all the WordPress developers out there who have created the WP website themes or widgets are usually accessible for questions and willing to dive in and help you when you need them for a “technical issue.”

    WordPress is a great community of entrepreneurial-minded people.
    Thanks again for spreading the word on WordPress!

  2. Hi Matthew,

    Thanks for your comment!

    Once you get the hang of WordPress, it becomes easier and easier. I stumbled in the beginning but found my way.

    That’s a great point about WordPress developers being accessible. I sometimes ‘pop’ into the forum on WordPress and post a question or just look to see if I can find the answer to my question.

    Did you update to WordPress 3.8? I’m not sure how I feel about it. The dashboard looks sleeker. 🙂

    Have a great weekend!

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