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WordPress Is Affordable On Virtually Any Business Budget

This is a guest post by Sophia Zollmann

When I started my business last October, I was literally running on a shoestring budget. I had been working as a part-time freelance transcriptionist up to that point and had minimal income at that time. Credit cards and loans were not an option.

As a new business owner, I knew I needed a website. It is imperative to have a website to be successful in today’s business world. Fortunately, there is WordPress. It is affordable and easy to use for creating a website. It allowed me to get online quickly without much monetary investment. After registering my domain name and purchasing hosting, I was on my way.

My WordPress website allowed people to see me and my business. They could get to know me and learn of my expertise in my field. After a few months of marketing myself and my site on Twitter and Facebook, I was bringing in new clients and income regularly. By February of this year, I was able to expand my business to include a team of VAs to offer more services to more people. By May, I was asked to be the Certified VA Team for Ladies Who Launch.

Without WordPress, I would not be where I am today. In less than a year, I have quadrupled my client base and income. If WordPress was not affordable, I don’t know how I would have created my website to build my business. If you are starting a business or need an affordable way to get your business online, I highly recommend WordPress. It is affordable and easy to use to get you going. Take time today to check it out for yourself.

Sophie Zollmann of SophieZo Virtually There For You is a Virtual Assistant committed to working with online entrepreneurs to increase their productivity and income potential. She provides virtual assistance in blog/email/social media management, 1ShoppingCart set up & maintenance, contact management, newsletter/ezine management, internet marketing, event planning, Real Estate support, schedule management, proofreading, article submission, social bookmarking, dictation/transcription and much more. Find out more at

Local Online Business Listings Stats

100 block of Atlantic Avenue (north side), Brooklyn Heights, New  YorkI was just checking out the Local Business Listings online, and I ran across these statistics.

85 % of the population has Internet access

50 % of the population uses the Internet when searching for local businesses

55 % of people who find a local business online end up recommending it to others

2 million users visit every month

Close to two Canadians out of three wish to consult online reviews of past experiences with merchants left by other consumers

So what does this mean for business?

Online business listings are incredibly powerful, especially if you are a local business working with local shoppers/patrons.

Contact me for more information about the many local listings sites and ways you can utilize them to get found in your local area.