What’s all this about WordPress websites anyway?

If you have ever looked at the back of a website you saw some pretty strange looking stuff. That stuff is the language that makes it work, the language that creates the beauty your eyes see on the screen, the language that makes a contact form or an opt-in form actually do something.

Before you saw it, you may have thought building a website was as simple as building a document in Word or Publisher. Then you saw all that code, as it’s generally called, and panicked.

Shocked at the appearance of html

So you hired a tech nerd to build you a fabulous website with all the bells and whistles, or maybe just a few, but it was yours and you loved it.

But after a while your site started to look outdated. Or you moved your office and simply needed to change your address without paying your web tech $1000 to do so. Or you wondered why you still weren’t ranking high on Google. You kept hearing about blogs and why you need to have one. So you started to investigate how you could fix all of those problems yourself and you heard about WordPress.

In its early days, WordPress was mostly just a basic blog tool. Then major companies started to take note of the brilliance and the possibilities that are WordPress. And brilliant minds started to build off the work of other brilliant minds. And today, just over 10 years later, we have a tool that is nearly perfect for not only blogging, but full-fledged professional websites as well.

Many of the websites you visit during your daily internet use are built on WordPress. And many more are being built on it every day.

WordPress creates a website that is user friendly for both the person adding pages and blog posts and the person viewing the site. It is optimized for SEO, that’s how Google finds you, out of the box as much as possible. And it is beautiful, with thousands of free and premium themes available for use as-is or with any amount of customization.

WordPress is quite possibly the perfect website tool.

Out of the box, most of the newer themes are modern, sleek, and down-right beautiful. You can install it, add a few plugins perhaps, and start writing pages and blog posts to your heart’s content. You can add a header, change some colors and make it yours. Or you can start with a basic theme and make it look 100% different! It is entirely up to you what happens with your WordPress website.

Want a great design based on another website even a Photoshop design someone created for you? That’s possible as well. Want a site where every page looks different, or a set of pages look different from the rest? Again, completely possible. Your imagination is the limit.

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A New Year and New Goals

Once again, I’m rethinking my whole business model. I’ve focused in on WordPress web design and not virtual assistance. I’m hiring my own assistant and kicking my business into high gear. 2013 was a great year for me, mostly because of this refocusing.

(Want the same tips that have helped me do this? Start following Sandi Krakowski on Facebook and Twitter…the woman’s a genius!)

Now it’s the New Year…hard to believe its 2014! And it’s time to set goals! Bold, broad, bodacious goals! I’ve been hard at work squeezing in time between building websites for my clients trying to get my new website up and running. That’s soon coming to a culmination. Well, actually if you are reading this it already has! Lol

So what are some of your goals that you have planned for this year? Mine are so many, I’m sure to achieve at least one! Haha

Seriously though, my goals include continuing to expand my business, more than doubling where I’m at now with it. And that’s not just a “resolution” to “do more business” … it’s actually broken down into detailed steps that I need to accomplish in order to succeed with it. It is a goal that is achievable because I have made a map of sorts to get to my destination.

Make Your Dream Come True

I just read another blog post that had some really helpful tips for reaching resolutions and goals and a handy worksheet that I downloaded and will use.

A useful action in achieving online business success is to blog more! Well, I’m trying.

Another set of my goals include reducing the size of clothing I wear! Lol Expand in business, lose in size. Now that’s a combination! That means healthy eating and finding time for daily exercise. It’s hard to do while running a business and volunteering regularly. But I think I have made the right decisions in the last few months that are setting me in place to be able to do all of it.

Here’s to 2014! Let me know your goals too!