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Grow Your Accounting Business Online With WordPress – 2

In Part 1 of this guide on ways to build your accounting business presence online, we provided in-depth information on the following topics:

In this section, we explore more ways to grow your accounting business online. Topics covered include:

For more information about WordPress plugins and themes, see the articles below:

Improve Website Traffic

Web traffic is an integral part of your business growth. This section explores ways to improve your accounting or financial services business online using WordPress plugins and themes.

Optimizing Your Website For Search Engines (SEO) With WordPress

There are lots of ways that WordPress helps improve your accounting or financial services website’s SEO:

How To Improve SEO, Improve User Engagement And Increase Web Traffic Generation Using WordPress Plugins

In addition to the built-in features of WordPress, there are many WordPress plugins that will improve SEO, increase user engagement and drive more visitors to your site.

Here are some plugins you can use to improve your site’s SEO:

(A plugin like Yoast SEO can improve your website’s SEO)

Other WordPress plugins you can add to improve your website’s SEO, increase user engagement and drive more traffic to your business are to add a forum, newsletters, comments, and social sharing. Here are some more WordPress plugins that can help:

(You can add social sharing to your website easily with free or inexpensive plugins)

How To Generate New Leads & Enquiries

Let’s discuss now ways to improve sales and generate leads and enquiries online.

Add An Email Newsletter

Adding an email newsletter is a great way to build a subscriber list. It provides a number of benefits and advantages, like:

An effective strategy for attracting new subscribers to your email newsletter is to provide high value information and give users additional bonuses for free in exchange for their personal details. This could be a time-saving guide, checklists for handling tax, access to tax calculators, discount coupons, access to videos, contests, etc.

Contact Forms

Contact forms provide an easy and simple way for prospective clients to get in touch with you. Visitors can report concerns, contact specific departments, request quotes, and more.

A contact form provides many benefits including:

One of the most popular WordPress contact form plugins is Contact Form 7.

Contact Form 7

(Contact Form 7)

This free contact form plugin allows you to create and manage multiple contact forms on your posts and pages, customize the forms and the mail contents, add fields, and more.

Contact Form 7 also supports international languages, Ajax-powered submissions, CAPTCHA, spam filtering and so on.

Something to consider is to segment your contact form so users can select which topic they want to discuss. This ensures that visitors get the comment to the right person.

Add Maps

Adding maps helps your visitors and customers find you.

Maps are useful tools for several reasons:

(Maps help your visitors and customers find you)

Some of the most popular Google Maps plugins include:

WordPress Plugins And Themes That Can Help To Improve Your SEO, Increase User Engagement And Increase Web Traffic Generation

Accounting And Financial Services – WordPress Plugins

WordPress lets you add a number of plugins to your accounting site that will immediately make available a range of practical tools for site visitors. Here are some of these plugins:

Calculator Pro Calculators

(Calculator Pro Calculators WP Plugin)

This is a free collection of over 400 calculators. You can embed them into your pages, posts, or sidebars using shortcodes. The plugin also supports internationalization

Most of them aren’t focused on accounting, but there are a few for:

For more details, go here}:

Show Stock Quotes

(Show Stock Quotes – WordPress Plugin)

This plugin lets you add a widget that shows up to 20 different stock quotes per portfolio. You can display as many widgets as you like.

(Show Stock Quotes WordPress Plugin – Stock Portfolio)

For more details, go here}:

Custom Stock Ticker

(Custom Stock Ticker – WordPress Plugin)

This free plugin lets you add a custom stock ticker to any page, post, or sidebar using shortcodes.

The plugin comes with a number of customizable features. Choose from built-in skins or customize it yourself. It’s easy to customize it so it matches your website. You can also add custom stocks to specific categories.

Appearance customization features include colors, speed, symbols, etc.

For more details, go here}:

Finance Calculator

(Finance Calculator Plugin For WordPress)

This free calculator lets users calculate indicative repayments online. This is a useful financial tool for calculating vehicle loans, property loans, or other large loans.

(Finance Calculator Plugin – Loan Calculator)

Finance Calculator also contains an application form that sends a message to a specified email address.

Other features of this plugin include showing payment protection, calculating 12 to 60 months loans and creating forms that can be placed in any page or post.

For more details, go here}:

WP-Invoice

(WP-Invoice WordPress Plugin)

WP-Invoice is ideal for WordPress business users with clients to bill.

WP-Invoice lets you integrate billing into WordPress. You can send itemized invoices. It even allows you to set up recurring billing. It can be expanded through both free and premium add-ons, like business location, electronic signature, PDF creation, quoting, single-page checkout forms, and more.

The plugin ties into WP’s user management database to keep track of your clients and their information, and integrates with payment processors like PayPal, Authorize.net, Stripe, and many others.

WP-Invoice lets you add custom payments and charges, add pre-defined line items and discounts, view invoice status and progression, easily filter and find invoices, see invoice receipts and invoice history, create notification email templates, view reports (collected vs uncollected invoices, most valuable clients and top grossing line items), and more.

For more details, go here}:

All In One Business Management Application

(All In One Business Management Application Plugin For WordPress)

This is a complete business management system that includes accounting management, invoicing, order management, help desk with ticketing management system, CRM and lots more.

(All In One Business Management Application – WordPress Plugin – Client Invoicing)

All In One Business Management Application supports multiple languages, is fully customizable and provides additional tools like document management, to do app, and more.

For more details, go here}:

iBilling – Accounting And Billing Software

(iBilling – Accounting and Billing Software)

iBilling is a scalable business software that lets you manage customer data and invoices, track your company’s cash flow and net worth, send single-click payment reminders and payment confirmations, and lots more.

(iBilling – Accounting and Billing Software WP Plugin – Client Invoice)

It integrates with several online payment gateways.

For more details, go here}:

Accounting – WordPress Themes

To benefit the most from using WordPress, we recommend choosing a theme specifically for accounting. Below is a list of some of the best accountancy themes available. These themes allow you to have a professional accounting website within minutes.

Accounting Pro

(Accounting Pro)

This is an inexpensive turn-key theme created for accountants and accountancy firms. It’s a responsive theme with a drag-and-drop page-builder, has several page templates, a custom menu feature, a content composer (which improves on the standard WordPress editor), a sidebar manager, auto-resized images, and lots more.

You can customize this theme through premium add-ons.

For more details, go here:

Accountancy

(Accountancy Theme)

This premium WordPress theme has a variety of styles and layouts to help give your accounting website a professional look and feel.

This fully responsive theme includes a custom slider, a featured testimonial section, it’s lightweight, SEO friendly, and loads fast. It provides the flexibility you need without bloating your theme with features you don’t need. Free updates and 1 year of support is included with your purchase.

Go here for more info:

Accounting

(Accounting WP Theme)

This one includes a drag-and-drop builder so you can design your site any way you want. The theme also provides unlimited sidebars and custom widgets, four different types of headers, a custom administration panel, different color schemes, a custom slider, 3 blog types, and is responsive (mobile-friendly). It is a clean-looking, modern and fast-to-load theme.

Go here for more details:

Kathryn

(Kathryn WordPress Theme)

This premium theme was created for accountants. Kathryn provides a slider, multiple layouts, multiple sidebars, flexible rotator, various colors, is easy to use, search engine optimized, and is responsive (mobile-friendly). Although it could easily suit any profession, it builds a great looking accounting theme. It includes a license for the Soliloquy slider plugin and is a separate purchase from the Genesis Framework.

Go here for more information:

Accounting WordPress Theme

(Accounting WordPress Theme)

This premium theme for WordPress was built with the idea of professionalism within the accounting industry. Every color, layout element, icon, menu item, page structure, call-to-action, etc., is designed specifically to help give your accounting website a professional look without looking dull. It’s a turn-key installation but you can still modify it if you want. It’s mobile-friendly and includes pages for your accounting services, contact form section with consultation requests (downloadable as CSV), testimonials section, and a blog.

Go here for more information:

WP Advocate

(WP Advocate WP Theme)

This is a corporate theme developed for professional service providers such as accountants and attorneys. You can use the theme’s bundled images or upload your own. WP Advocate includes a custom post type for employee profiles and can also integrate with BeSpoke profile templates. It’s clean and fast-loading.

More info:

Divi

(Divi Theme For WordPress)

Divi is the most flexible theme in Elegant Themes‘ collection. Divi lets you create a professional website using its page builder or beautiful and unique pre-made layouts. You can change your layout to your heart’s content.

The builder transforms web elements into visual building blocks, allowing you to understand and easily edit the structure of their page without editing code.

(Divi Theme – Page Builder)

It has 40 content modules that you can drag and drop anywhere you want. This includes bar counter, call to action, code, countdown timer, image, login, portfolio, pricing table, tabs, video slider, fullwidth code, fullwidth menu, fullwidth slider, and more.. Divi is responsive and fully customizable. Elegant Theme prices start at $69 per year and includes access to over 80 stunning themes.

More information:

The Corporation

(The Corporation)

This one from Elegant Themes was specifically created to make corporate sites look great.

This theme has a page-based home page design with a eye-catching slider. It also has a blog design and features that toggle on and off. It comes with 6 different  color schemes. It also has multiple page templates that include contact pages, blog feeds, sitemaps, search page, gallery page, and more. Prices start at $69 per year and includes full access to 80+ professional themes.

More information:

Adviser

(Adviser Theme For WordPress)

This premium WordPress theme was developed to help businesses in the financial industry to build trust online with a clean business design. It’s perfect for businesses that provide services like investments or tax advice. The Adviser theme includes a recruitment page with hiring announcements and where to send applications, a built-in lease calculator, widgets and multiple shortcodes, and the drag-and-drop visual composer..

To learn more about this WordPress theme, go here:

Tax Help

(Tax Help Theme For WordPress)

This premium theme was developed for financial organizations, tax and finance advisors, and firms providing tax services. Tax Help is designed to show your services in a professional way and help grow your professional reputation. It has different blog styles, uses a drag-and-drop visual composer, includes a shortcode builder, the Revolution Slider, and additional custom shortcodes.

Visit the theme website to learn more this WordPress theme:

Finance Business

(Finance Business – WordPress Theme)

This premium WordPress theme was specifically developed for firms that provide any type of financial service including tax help, consulting, insurance, finance, corporate, loans, accounting, and more. Finance Business includes a custom CMSMasters Visual Content Composer plugin, around one hundred shortcodes that let you add charts and financial content, custom drag-and-drop composer, 2 premium sliders, page options, color management, animated elements, and a whole lot more.

Visit the theme site to learn more this WordPress theme:

Avada

(Avada Finance WordPress Theme)

Avada is a fully responsive and versatile multipurpose theme that lets you easily build, configure, and run any kind of website you want without touching code, including a website for an accounting or finance-related organization.

To learn more about the Avada theme for WordPress, go here: Avada

We hope that you have found this guide on ways to improve search engine optimization, increase user engagement and increase web traffic generation using WordPress plugins and themes useful.

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