Many businesses and individuals may need to quickly build or expand an online presence to sell goods online as we endure lockdowns and quarantines. WordPress offers a great way to get up and running quickly in a way that you can continue to scale. Here I offer a quick-start guide for spinning up a basic online presence on wordpress.com, one which is easily transformed into a self-hosted site which can later be built out by a developer with additional functionality ranging from eCommerce to paywall content, learning management systems, and membership sites.
If you need a presence now, this sheet compares WordPress with other available builders, walks through how to get up and running, and includes resources which may help you to develop your content along the way.
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