WordPress is used on over 23 percent of all websites, making it the clear leader in terms of content management systems. Are you still wondering which content management system you should use for your website? We wanted to outline some of the top brands that make money with WordPress to show that if it’s good enough for them, WordPress must be doing something right.
Why do so many companies and individuals use WordPress? It offers a huge network for sharing and collaborating. If you ever have problems with your site, a quick visit to the support forum is often the solution. WordPress is free and is always updating to make it easier to display your content.
Overall, WordPress is secure, dynamic and you receive access to tons of plugins and resources for the ultimate customization.
Let’s have a look at some of the top brands that use WordPress, showing that every industry can use WordPress to reach out to customers.
Best Buy, along with numerous other consumer tech companies, uses WordPress to reach customers. The company uses the CMS for its local store blogs and the mobile site. WordPress works nicely for selling products online especially when you integrate with eCommerce themes and plugins.
TechCrunch shows that even the hottest news sources need a content management system to keep them organized. TechCrunch works with hundreds of writers, showing how powerful WordPrsss is for managing a large team of writer and editors.
The TIME politics page, or Swampland, is a nice example of how large publications use WordPress to discuss different topics and reach out to readers. It also shows how you can customize WordPress since they have unique navigation tabs on the side for locating new articles.
Smart Passive Income is a high-traffic blog with a podcast, tons of articles and books to buy if you are looking to make money online. The reason I added this is because it doesn’t matter how big your blog is or how many readers look at it everyday. WordPress can manage the loads and serve up your content quickly, as long as you use a quality hosting provider.
From tech to fashion, WordPress offers people a chance to discuss just about anything. The WordPress community works nicely to find other blogs that relate with yours to think of new content and connect with other bloggers. StyleWatch is a section of People that focuses on celebrity fashion.
WordPress is perfect for creating communities and sharing digital content, similar to how it is used by MP3.com. The site allows artists to upload their own music and share it with the world. You can also find how WordPress works with other forms of media, since they upload videos and photos as well.
Even artists trying to sell their own creative talents can use WordPress to reach out to fans and show that new book, album or painting. Just grab a nice portfolio theme and you are well on your way.
Reuters pushes its highly-read articles through the WordPress interface. The “news source for decision makers” has a network of blogs that cover various different topics.
If you run a site focused on videos, WordPress has all the tools to show them to your viewers. Simply embed your videos so people can start watching with the click of a button. AMC delivers clips from its shows like Walking Dead to show previews and recaps from each episode.
The final brand I want to highlight is eBay. Sure, they run a different system for auctions, but the eBay inc blog is a hub for buyers and sellers to learn about the company and discuss new ways to make money on the site.
Let us know in the comments if you have any questions about these brands that make money with WordPress. Do you fall into one of these industries? Are you thinking of building a WordPress site or going with an alternative content management system?