1. Blog or Personal Website
WordPress started out as a simple blogging platform and quickly evolved into a powerful CMS.
2. Business Website
WordPress is the easiest way to build a professional looking business website. It is so powerful that many big name brands are using WordPress to power their websites.
WordPress is quickly becoming a go to solution for building an eCommerce websites. There are awesome plugins like WooCommerce, Easy Digital Downloads, and WPEcommerce which convert your WordPress website into fully functional eCommerce platform.
4. Job Board
Several popular sites like Smashing Magazine, Pro blogger etc use job boards as an extra source of income.
WordPress allows you easily create a job board where employers can post job listings and professionals can respond to them.
5. Business Directory
Just like job boards, there is increasing demand of niche business directories on the web. There are some great WordPress business directory plugins which allow you to easily create a business directory.
6. Question & Answer Website
Want to create your own version of Yahoo Answers, Stack Exchange, or Quora? With WordPress you can easily create a question and answers site.
7. Non Profits and Religious Websites
WordPress is free as in freedom (see our guide why is WordPress free?). This makes it an ideal solution for nonprofit organizations.
8. Portfolio Websites
Need a place to showcase your work? You can easily add a portfolio to your WordPress site with stunning image galleries, and beautiful sliders.
9. Online Communities
WordPress can be used as an online forum using the lightweight bbPress forum. You can even add social features to a WordPress site with plugins like BuddyPress.
10. Coupon Website
Want to earn affiliate commissions from thousands of websites offering special discounts on their products and services? Use WordPress to create a coupon site.