What if?…You could have one single, mobile-first home business app which was able to achieve all of the following:
- CMS blogging platform
- marketing automation system
- customisable framework
- data collection
- instant PDF quotes and invoices
- business document maker
- CRM database
- private messaging platform
- mass e-mailer
- bookkeeping software
and much much more…but all on your mobile cell phone?
Are we talking fact, or fiction here?
With WordPress – it’s become fact.
WordPress – the ultimate playmaker in building a home business app
A home business application should give you control.
If you are lacking practical control over the administrative elements of your home business playbook…
Then you could benefit from the considerable ROI (return on investment) advantage of an app.
Before we get stuck into the possibilities linked to the functioning of this app – let’s see why WordPress is so important in it’s playmaking involvement.
What is a playmaker?
“…in games such as football, a player whose main job is to organize and control a team’s attacking play” – Cambridge English Dictionary
WordPress – the playmaker
WordPress as the playmaker for your home business app, will perform the role of organising and controlling your enterprise’s offensive front.
To better grasp what makes WordPress your MVP (most valuable player) in this area, consider the following playmaker qualities as highlighted by Perfect Soccer Skills:
Make Yourself Available
WordPress is open-source software released on general public license. It has been made freely available and may be redistributed and modified.
Since its conception on 27 May 2003, developers around the world have engaged in extending the capabilities of the WordPress core functionality.
There exists a huge plugin ecosystem, full of offerings developed by developers for the purpose of making WordPress even more useful in your hands.
Master Your First Touch
Directly off-the-shelf, WordPress is a capable carrier of digital processing ability.
To get a functional hold of the WordPress advantage, most hosting companies offer a 1-click install option to get you running instantly on WP.
Understand Your Teammates’ Instincts
WordPress is a great 3rd party integrator.
It knows how to work hand-in-hand (…and in many cases seamlessly) with some of the most popular digital business tools on the market:
…to name a few. A real team player.
With RESTful API, WordPress is able to fluently interface with all of the above online software services.
This enables you to use their combined utility in many intricate ways.
Get the Right Amount of Power on Your Passes
Data exchanges between WordPress and its MySQL database make it a data power house.
Passing on the appropriate strings of data between players in the digital application collaboration, makes for a real slick finish.
It’s Okay to Take Chances
Experiment with WordPress for the best home business outcomes.
You just don’t know what you might discover as a work around as you trial joining up the dots with WordPress and its many faces.
Be Willing to Shoot
Don’t be afraid to think that, “…WordPress might be able to do that!”
Whilst there are many purpose built apps out there for generating benefit for your home business, WordPress often can match the need…
As far as what would be sufficient to assist a home business, at least. In most cases, WordPress with a plugin or two is all you need.
Here are some examples:
Plugins which make WordPress a multi-talented home business app
WordPress comes in many guises.
Some more useful than others.
And some, giving authentic transformational business benefit.
And why should you aim for anything less than the latter.
Let’s show you how WordPress produces such results with this short round-up:
The Genesis Framework is a highly configurable theme for the WordPress CMS system, enabling users to achieve highly tailored aesthetic…
Without losing the security and robustness of a professionally packaged construction.
Gravity Forms are web forms the are highly configurable, customisable and able to trigger off email notifications and confirmation upon user submission.
These web forms offer so many possibilities. Auto calculation, complex maths, conditional logic and much more…and ability to send and receive messages.
Great for building online calculators for service quotations, perhaps…quizzes etc.
An agile assistant in holding the attention of your digital audience, data collection & turning all of this into profitable return.
An extension of the Gravity forms plugin which performs a highly underestimated function…
It allows you to produce professionally formatted PDF documents of all kinds, by simply filling out a Gravity Form online.
It works by you building the PDF designs in HTML & CSS (much like a web page)…
PHP inserts within the templates represent the dynamic data which was input into the corresponding Gravity Form.
When an output is produced, the result is a simple form entry being smartly interpreted into PDF documents at the click of a submit button.
BuddyPress & BBPress
These WordPress add-ons enable you to readily convert WordPress CMS into a community based application or forum.
Working in tandem, you are able to establish web forums (with BBPress) very intuitively and encourage users to engage socially via BuddyPress’s (social community) Twitter-like feed sharing platform.
Build custom-made communications workflows, complete with the ability to approve or decline steps along the way – as dictated by users.
This automated digital communication pathway is a great way of controlling project management, integrated with:
- helpdesk functions,
- automation processes, email marketing or,
…the combinations are countless.
Private messaging plugin
Looking for a way of having private messaging inmail within your home business app?
Front End PM plugin allows exactly this…converting WordPress into a private inmail system for users.
Perhaps you have this in mind for a support helpdesk, or another purpose – a great adjunct to getting off the ground with a private 1-to-1 messaging platform.
We’d advise that if you are building a home business app and need a smart digital playmaker for solving a multitude of problems…
WordPress is your best bet.
With the right mix of plugins extending the core CMS…
WordPress can rather effortlessly be turned into many a useful digital solution.
And all for the cost of only some hosting, perhaps a premium plugin or two and your time to “simply have a go!”
Do you have any experience with WordPress as an app building platform?
Any reasons why WordPress would limit the building of a home business app?
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