Sarah Gooding January 4, 2021
WordPress.com launched a new website building service today with prices starting at $4,900. Automattic has been beta testing the service since the last quarter of 2020. The product announcement invites customers to let WordPress.com's professional team "translate your vision into a compelling and modern website" but does not specify pricing for more customized websites:
|Whether you need a fast and performant eCommerce store for your products and/or services, a polished website for your professional services firm, or an educational website for your online courses, our experts can build it for you on WordPress.com, the most powerful platform for businesses and enterprises large and small.
|Lots of people lost their jobs. Lots of people were looking to supplement their income. This drove an incredible amount of entrepreneurship, so people who were looking for people who knew WordPress. And on the other side of that, normal folks who knew or learned WordPress found that they had a lot to demand for their work, so they were able to supplement or replace their income, essentially for folks who have a do it for me mentality, so someone who is looking for someone else to build a website. It's never been a better time to learn and invest in improving your WordPress skills.
So what does this mean for SOLO Wordpress Marketers? Price Standardization?
Personally, I think if this works for Automattic (Makers of WordPress) we SOLO WordPress Developers / Marketers will first see a rise in the prices for new WordPress sites developed by influential organizations which "is about time" in my personal opinion.
SOLO Developers will be able to inch their sites in the market simply by selling their services less than Automattic, albeit of a lower caliber. That in itself is a good thing for conversions simply because not all sites require high caliber services to make sales.
What do you think?