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Looking to do more with your Wordpress blog? In the this slideshow Sarah Arrow looks at other things you can do with Wordpress as well as use it for blogging

Looking to do more with your Wordpress blog? In the this slideshow Sarah Arrow looks at other things you can do with Wordpress as well as use it for blogging

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    Zero to blogger beyond just blogging Zero to blogger beyond just blogging Presentation Transcript

    • WORDPRESS SUCCESSBuild More than a Blog…Build a Business
    • Understanding Wordpress An easy-to-use content management system Allows interaction with your niche audience Provides real-time immediacy & buzz creation Helps raise awareness of your brand Helps cement your niche position Easy way to generate multiple streams of income
    • Understanding Wordpress Increases your public prominence Increases your business’ perceived value No specialized tech knowledge necessary Has many free guides & video tutorials Plugins provide specialty functions
    • Wordpress Business Models Article Marketing Directory Auction Site Easy Content Management System (CMS) for your mainstream business or contractors e-Commerce Storefront or Catalog FAQ portal or Q&A site
    • Wordpress Business Models Forum Help Desk Ticket System Dedicated Invoicing System Membership Site Project Management System Use your imagination…the possibilities are endless
    • Wordpress Themes & Plugins Make Wordpress fit YOUR needs! Search for specialty, paid or free plugins & themes Start searching for free at the Wordpress.org Plugin Directory & Theme Showcase Always get themes & plugins from reputable sources Ask friends, mentors or a business coach for sources
    • Find Your Focus What improvements can Wordpress help you make to your current business model? Get feedback from customers & clients, social media followers, newsletter subscribers, or mastermind group members Search for a plugin to make these improvements Always read plugin & theme reviews prior to installation
    • Tailoring Wordpress to YourBusiness Make small changes – get 1 plugin working before implementing another Article Marketing – want to create a niche directory? Try the paid Article Directory plugin & Article Directory Wordpress Theme
    • Tailoring Wordpress to YourBusiness Online Store – sell on ebay or run a specialty hobby site? Check out the Wordpress Auction / Reverse Auction Theme  Another reliable plugin for selling products is the WP e-Commerce Plugin
    • Tailoring Wordpress to YourBusiness Q&A Site – try the WP-Answers theme or the Popurls Clone plugin Forums – check out the BB Press forum software Membership Site – Wishlist Member integrates seamlessly
    • Tailoring Wordpress to YourBusiness Help Desk Ticket System – try the Quality Control theme Manage Multiple Customers, Clients or Vendors – use the free WP-Invoice plugin Project Management – try the WP Task Manager plugin
    • Monetize With Wordpress Always think of ways to make money from your sites Consider a paid membership or mastermind group Make your article directory a paid subscription site Write product reviews for affiliate products using the WP Review Site Plugin Sell your artwork using The Photo Argus portfolio theme
    • Wordpress Safety Always check for plugin updates Check that you have the latest version of Wordpress Install the Akismet spam filter Secure your site with the free Bulletproof Security Scan plugin