If you want to create your own online business the most important asset is to have your own website. A website of your own will be the only way people/ consumers will be able to reach you, learn about your products and keep in touch with you. Your website is your storefront in the digital world.
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
There are thousands of brands that have started within the digital space and have grown to become online empires. One of these is ModCloth.
ModCloth was founded in 2002 by Susan and Eric Koger as a simple online store where Susan would sell her vintage closet finds. This past March 2017 Walmart acquired ModCloth for an undisclosed price that ranged between $50 million to $75 million. I think we can safely say this is a real success story!
Take a look at the video shown to learn how to build a website in under 30 seconds with WordPress.
The advantages of getting your site up and running with WordPress are:
- Built on a framework used by major companies in the world such as Netflix, GE and Expedia to name a few
- Your site will be double hosted which means that if your website for some reason goes down, WordPress has a mirror of the website running at all times
- State of the art hosting security. WordPress is able to prevent hacking or spam before it happens
- They’ve got your back! What I mean is backups are done every 24 hours.
I hope this has been educational as well as an inspiration for you to get started. I’ll leave you with a quote I read the other day:
“If someone offers you an amazing opportunity and you’re not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later.”
Sir Richard Branson