5 WordPress Business Ideas You Should Be Using to Improve Your Business

Whether you're a WordPress guru or part of a small business, this is for you!

WordPress is growing more and more popular by the minute, both for businesses and individual users alike.

Take a look at their live active user map to see what I’m talking about. 

5 WordPress Business Ideas You Should Be Using to Improve Your Business

To get the most out of the platform, I’ve created this list of the 5 best WordPress business ideas.

1. Make WordPress A Part of Your SEO Strategy

Did you know that 48% of Technorati’s list of the top 100 business blogs are hosted by WordPress?

But how did these blogs rise in the rankings in the first place? Undoubtedly, a great SEO strategy had something to do with it.

WordPress offers businesses SEO plugins (Yoast being the most popular option) so that you can easily analyze where your content ranks and learn how you can bump it up by a few levels.

Plus, posting blogs on the platforms is one of the best WordPress business ideas to that allows you to seamlessly incorporate keywords into your content, boosting your SEO rankings.

2. Use Affiliate Marketing

One of my favorite WordPress business ideas is the use of affiliate marketing to make extra income and to draw new users to your site.

Do this by including promotional links to another company’s (not a competitor’s!) website or products. Not only will this give you commission when someone makes a sale on another website (a great way for small businesses to make sure they’re out of the red); it will also bring new traffic to your site.

Encourage those you’re linking to link back to your website – developing cross-company partnerships is always a good idea.

3. Enable Comments – And Talk Back

Think of the comments section on blog posts you write in your WordPress site as a part of your customer service package.

Encourage your website visitors to connect with your business in the comments section, and make sure you write back. If you wouldn’t leave a phone message unreturned in your office, you shouldn’t ignore questions in your comments.

4. Look Into WordPress Hosting Specialists

One of the most often overlooked WordPress business ideas is also the one that helps you find recurring revenue.

Even if your WordPress site is self-hosted, you should still look into web hosting options that can streamline your content and effectively analyze your traffic, indexing, and more.

Certain hosting specialists can also help with installing your theme, offering web support, and even assisting with content creation.

WordPress premium support is also available.

5. See Your WordPress Theme As A Part Of Your Branding

You already know how crucial an intuitive website is to running a successful business, but the look of your site matters just as much as how it functions.

Choosing a WordPress theme that’s consistent with your branding will help to increase brand recognition, and encourage customers to spend more time on your site – which means you’ll rank higher in search engine listings.

Question: What wordpress business ideas are you using your own website? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Until next time……

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Selma is a passionate creator who continues to branch out and explore new artistic endeavors. She thinks outside of the box, and takes an innovative approach to all she does. She is a tenured Webmaster, Developer, and Internet Marketer. She was an early online entrepreneur, who launched her web design company in 1996. She is a proud mom of 5, who calls the picturesque Iceland home. Her versatile interests also include Songwriting, Electronics Technician, and she is a published Children’s Book Author.

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10 thoughts on “5 WordPress Business Ideas You Should Be Using to Improve Your Business

  1. I think WordPress makes it very easy to create a blog and also to rank well in the search engines. If you choose the right kinds of keywords (the ones where you aren’t trying to outrank companies or individuals with lots of capital at their disposal like in the weight loss industry) then everything will be fine. Yoast makes things simple for beginners and advanced users alike and there are also countless other amazing, free plugins you can use on your WordPress site.

    Great post, Selma!

  2. Don’t you just hate it when blog owners don’t reply to their comments? I don’t own a blog yet but when I do, I will make sure I answer all the comments I get. I value every bit of feedback I get and I just think it’s nice to reply back, showing people I care about their opinions and their time invested in reading my posts.

    I think you can also resell (t-shirts for example) on your site. I’ve seen some people do this where they work with companies like printful to create a custom t-shirt which they sell on their site. I think this is a good idea, what do you think?

    • Thanks for your comment Lily 🙂

      I totally agree, I love getting comments back from readers and other bloggers, so I always respond.

      Selling t-shirts, that’s a good point. It’s an inexpensive way to start an online business and has become a popular business choice.

  3. Great tips here, Selma, and I particularly like the encouragement of engaging with your readers. Blog commenting is often overlooked and many don’t reciprocate or interact with their commenters. Shame on them!

    Enjoy the journey!

  4. Thanks Selma.
    I’m new to WordPress, having used Blogger in the past.
    I’m amazed by the number and range of pluins available. The only problem I have as a new user is knowing which I should use and which I shouldn’t bother with.
    I did stumble upon Yoast, and in no time at all I can safelt say that I wouldn’t be without it.

    • Hi Carl and thanks for stopping by 🙂

      It can be tricky to choose a good plugin. I would suggest you start by searching for the features you need, and open each plugin pages in new tabs to compare them. Then take a look a the reviews to see what users are saying about the plugins. And finally take a look at the support section to see how supportive the plugin author is.

      Have a great day,
      Selma