Rebecca is founder and president of Web Savvy Marketing. She has as a well-rounded business background and over fifteen years of experience in sales and online marketing. Her love for WordPress website design and her strong belief in the user experience is equally matched by her fascination with search engine optimization, blogging, and marketing though social media. Rebecca provides one-on-one coaching, is a WordCamp organizer, and speaks at various WordCamps throughout the country. Connect with Rebecca at LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.
Rebecca will be presenting 10 Tips for Turning Your WordPress Website Into an Traffic Driving Machine.
Why do you use WordPress?
After discovering WordPress I started to do self training on usage. I quickly learned I could create magical things with it and I continued to dig deeper.
I love the ease of use WordPress offers, the oodles of plugins available, and the passionate community that surrounds it.
When and how did you start using WordPress?
At my former employer we launched a new website in Joomla and connected a WordPress blog to it. It was my first experience with WordPress and one I will not forget. I immediately saw a world of possibilities with WordPress and fell in head over heels in love.
What tips or resources would you recommend to a new WordPress user?
Don’t settle for what you see in the WordPress dashboard. Dig deeper, educate yourself, and explore all that is has to offer.
What advice would you give someone who’s building a business around WordPress design or development?
I built our business from the ground up on WordPress. It is larger and more successful than I ever imagined. The last five years have taught me to not limit myself or my journey.
To others I would encourage them to dream a destination and let WordPress take you there.
And when in doubt, reach out to others within our community. We will help because we know helping you succeed will help the overall community grow stronger.
How do you stay informed about WordPress (news, tips, etc.)?
I jump on Twitter, follow key brands and people on Facebook, and subscribe to a number of websites that offer updates. I scan a lot of data and pull out what is important to me or our business.
What do you like most about WordCamps?
I love the hallway conversations and after conference dinners and drinks. I’ve met good friends at WordCamps and I look forward to attending future ones because I know I will have an opportunity to be with friends I know and love, as well as meet new friends I’ve yet to discover.