WordPress was founded in 2003 with the objective to enhance the typography of everyday writing. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day online. It was created by and for the community, and so, it is an Open Source project, which means there are hundreds of people all over the world working on it. It also means you are free to use it for anything you want, paying anyone a license fee or other costs, it is absolutely yours.
Using WordPress.org you can install a software script called WordPress, and to do this you need a web host, witch means in the case you are not familiarized with this, a place online where you can store all the data of your website so that it can be available to everyone at any time.
WordPress is completely customizable and can be used for almost anything. It started as just a blogging system, but has evolved to be used as full content management system, thousands of sites online were made using this tool, and with thousands of plugins, widgets and themes, WordPress is limited only by your imagination. It is the most powerful tool you can have these days and as a bonus, it is free, so it is a no brainer and millions of people around the world are already using it, and so can you.
For years that I have been building websites that I build for fun, family and some to simply make another source of passive income and increase my streams. When I discovered WordPress was like a heavy lifting was taken off my shoulders as I felt really free to be able to control what I could do and the way I wanted, with no restrictions whatsoever. Besides being the most powerful tool for site building you can put your hands on, it allows you to build a website the way you want, and in the case you have the intention of monetize your websites portfolio, to do it in ways you thought they weren’t possible.
Let me just say that combining WordPress with Google AdSense and with a pinch of Amazon Affiliate Links is a recipe that is delicious and that you could (and should) be cooking as we speak. So better catch the goodies train, there is still one more stop for you to get onboard…