At first glance, WordPress training classes for your employees can seem like an unnecessary expense. After all, can’t they figure it out on their own? And if not, just hire a professional to take care of it?
With the ever-changing landscape of the digital world, it’s important for business owners to keep a polished online presence. And with the poor reputation of most digital agencies, finding the right support seems nearly impossible.
And that’s where training comes into play. By investing some time and money into employee training, you can save even more down the line.
The most popular reasons to hold off on employee WordPress training
“We’re just too busy to spend time on that right now.”
“We don’t have a budget to pay for the training.”
But, at the end of the day, not having a strong digital support system among your employees is even more risky. Here are the top 7 reasons you should bite the bullet and move forward with WordPress training classes for your employees. Let’s begin!
1. They’re rooting for your success
Employees don’t want to see you fail. If you did, they’d need to go looking for a new job. And even though the unemployment rate is only at 5.5% right now, the job market is still a really competitive place. Trust me, they’re rooting for you.
So, let them help you make the business a success through WordPress training classes. You may be surprised by how many great ideas and talents they have in this area, especially younger employees.
2. They understand the business
They’re in the business every day, interacting with customers and helping you succeed. That kind of intimate knowledge makes them perfect for updating your website. By being right in the middle of the action, they’ll know the FAQs, be able to grab cool pictures and videos, and they know exactly how to update the Events section.
3. You see them on a regular basis
Because you see them most days, you’ll be able to quickly resolve any issues with the website. Find a typo? Want a new image uploaded? Have a new announcement to put on the blog? You won’t need to wait days to hear back from an agency, they can answer you in real time.
4. You already trust and know them
Freelancers, consultants and agencies don’t know you. They’re just trying to make a sale. Employees, on the other hand, have already proven their loyalty and trustworthiness. Why go out on a limb for someone new when you already have untapped talent in-house?
5. You won’t have to do it yourself
This is probably one of the biggest selling points. After working a long, hard day in the business, the last thing you should have to do is worry about the website.
Giving the responsibility to your employees means getting something off your plate. And, trust me, that’s a good thing for any business owner.
6. You won’t have to hire an agency
It’s always amazing to hear how many business owners get bombarded with sales propositions from agencies. Perhaps even more surprising? How many hire these agencies, only to be left frustrated and in the dark about the services they’ve purchased.
When you’ve got an employee helping you out, you can just ignore those annoying sales calls.
7. You’ll save money
Time is money. And agencies are money. By not having to hire an agency or do the uploading yourself, you’ll save money in the long haul. Most employees are happy to add this to their responsibilities, especially if they’re tech savvy. Plus, you’re already paying them anyway.
Ready for some WordPress training classes?
As business owners need more and more support for their online efforts, the best thing you can do is hire from within. Get a few employees to step up to the plate and take over these responsibilities. Not only will it save you from dealing with frustrating agencies, but you’ll free yourself to focus on other important aspects of the business.
Looking to invest in WordPress classes for your employees? I’d love to chat with you about your company, goals and needs. Contact me today!