There’s nothing more satisfying than generating leads and sales from your website…
But you do have that website secured….right?
Let’s face it…making money online is great.
You setup your tested offers, bring in traffic from your chosen source and voila…sales start to happen.
But let’s rewind the clock a few years in your business…
It didn’t seem that long ago when you were a newbie at this game. You didn’t know what a domain was, auto responder, list, “product”. Hell, even the term “landing page” was complete gobbledygook to you. But you stuck at it, bought some training, some good books, got advice from the community and all of a sudden you’re making $100, $1000 or even more a day.
Just by driving traffic to your website as you KNOW from all your testing that as long as you send the right traffic, you will make sales.
Congratulations on reaching this point, you’ve made it!
Actually, you kinda haven’t.
Through all that knowledge you’ve gathered and the testing you’ve done, you’ve taken your eye off the ball to ensure your website keeps the money coming in.
Can you guess what it is?
Security for your website!
Your “cash register” is being eyed up by those that wish to shut you down
Website security is an absolute must, especially when you’re running a WordPress based website.
Without website security it’s just a matter of time until a hacker or one of their digital minions (bots) finds your online empire and wipes you out.
And if you’ve no backup in place either…then it really is game over.
With nothing to protect your site and nothing to restore it with from an attack, you’re literally back to square one.
Running a website with no security is like parking in a dodgy area and leaving your car unlocked.
Now I know for a FACT you’re not going to be as careless as that. You’d be lucky to find your car still there, or if it is still there then chances are it’s missing some “parts”.
You worked hard to afford your choice of transport and for most people it’s the second biggest personal investment they make…your pride and joy maybe?
You treat it with respect and care.
And this is how you need to think about your website too.
It’s a valuable commodity so start to treat it like one.
Here are some simple steps you can take to start securing your website.
- If you’re using a 5 bucks of month hosting solution then it’s time to switch to business class hosting (such as that from LiquidWeb).
- In terms of access to the main WordPress dashboard, get a solid password in place (“friday” and “chocolate” just don’t cut it anymore).
- Next grab the WordFence plugin and install on your website.
This plugin alone will scan your files (similar to a virus scanner on your computer), it will also keep those horrible hackers tracked and locked out from doing nasty things to your website as well.
- Ensure the theme you’re using is from a trusted source as well.
And of course, don’t ever share your login details with anyone, that’s a given.
If you’re looking for more tips on keeping your website safer then click here to get my free WordPress security checklist.