“Why do I need a blog?” This is one of the questions I get asked most from new internet entrepreneurs.
My answer to “Why do I need a blog” is this… No, it’s not “because I said so”. That would be my mother’s answer. My answer is almost as simple. You need a blog because you need to have someplace to call home on the internet, somewhere to house all of the incredibly valuable content you are going to create. You need a place to invite people to come to get to know you so they can begin to like and trust you as an expert in your niche. How ya gonna do that without a blog?
Now that you know why, wanna know how?
Where do you begin? How much is this gonna cost? It’s all so confusing when you are just starting out. I remember when I was getting started online. I had no budget and no one to ask for help. I was a lost soul, wondering around in a strange new world all alone. In fact I drifted aimlessly and wasted a couple of years.
I don’t want you to have to go through that.
So before you try it all by yourself, here’s the facts. Yes, you do need a blog. Don’t waste your time fiddling around with a Blogger blog, Typepad, Live or any of the others. Don’t play Monopoly with your online business and reputation. Do not pass go – go directly to WordPress.org.
What’s WordPress got that the others don’t got?
Everything! WordPress is an open source (meaning continually being developed and improved upon by we the people) “Content Management System” The WordPress platform is incredibly easy to learn to use, even for freakishly frightened technophobes like us. Yep, I’m here to tell you if I can learn WordPress, anyone can. Really.
WordPress is the most easily adaptable point, drag, drop and click CMS platform there is. You can make any kind of site you can imagine with WordPress and the little apps that work on WordPress called plugins.
I have become a WordPress Ninja and so can you!
Here’s the deal. Once I was shown how and had a bit of guidance, I quickly became proficient in building blog sites. I can almost do it with my eyes closed. Once you see how it’s done and practice a bit, you can be an old pro too!
I invite you to take a look at my virtual WordPress Workshop in a Day. See if it’s for you. I wish someone had offered training like this when I first started. Don’t screw around and waste precious time and money. Go check it out, what have you got to lose?
Thanks for reading. I’d love to hear your take on Why do I need a blog, so please leave a comment, question or let me have it! The floor is yours.