Making your own website
Making your own website from scratch can seem a very daunting task. But it doesn't need to be. In fact, I am going to show you how easy it is. But before I do, I want you to think about how to create your website.
Welcome to getting your first website up and running.
If you are confused with the amount of information on the net, welcome to the club! So what I am going to do for you is find a way through this forest so that you can be well on your way to a successful online marketing website.
The most important thing for you to remember is, if you want a break, this is your chance to make your own break.
Starting out can be very frustrating. You may not feel like you have enough knowledge or experience to do this. Trust me this is how we all start out, fumbling at first until we get the hang of it. Now at this point, you will be wondering how do you make money at this online marketing stuff?
Making Money at Online Marketing.
Most people will tell you that to make money you need to be passionate about what you do, and while I agree with this, I am telling you there is one more thing you need to be successful. Do what you are good at. No matter what it is, someone has need of your skill and this will be evidenced by your searches on Google. Type in Google or your favourite search engine ‘who could use a “put in your profession” and see what websites come up. Once you know this, then you just need to figure out how to make an online business from your skill. This is where I come in.
How to find your Niche.
Spend time on the internet working out which websites you like and why. This will help you develop your own. A niche is a corner of the market. So if the market is cars, a corner would be car upholstery, if it's furniture, a corner would be chairs or cupboards etc.
Next, design your Website.
Print off your favourite web pages and see which layout most appeals to you. Take a large notepad and draw what you would like to see on your website. The central part would be your daily insights or reviews on products. To one side would be relevant ads to your niche. Sometimes you may want to put unobtrusive ads into your posts. Use the internet as your source of inspiration. If you get stuck, I can help you through Wealthy Affiliate which you see in the banner on the right, this is free advice for 7 days without a credit card, just register with your email details.
Happiness is a good Website you have just created.
In this video, you will find out just how easy it is to set up a website. In fact, the one you will see on the video was done in 30 seconds. Yes! Only 30 seconds!
What if you can't write Professionally?
The way around this hurdle is, do not try and be a professional. People are interested in you and your story/journey. Of course, it is good if you don't have spelling mistakes and basic grammatical errors. For this, you can use a free app called Grammarly that will check your document as you write.
You can also follow the writing style of the blogs you like, just don't copy them, get your ideas from them.
Read, re-read, re-read all that you have written. Check your work and be honest with yourself, would you read your own blog. One of the biggest reasons to re-read what you have written is because you will get more ideas you can incorporate into your document which you didn't think of the first few times you read your post. Don't get disheartened, it doesn't have to be perfect.
Add pictures that are relevant to your blog. Use people in your shots (with their permission) it will make your post more personal and use the pictures to give people a complete idea of what your blog is about.
Website Construction with WordPress:
You will have seen the earlier video on how to set up WordPress which is quick and easy. You will want to learn how to make your site more professional, which is beyond the scope of this post. If you click on the banner on the right you will find you get to do this for 7 days free and I will also be available as well as other professional for free. There is a training course that will take you from basics to a professional looking website.
This is how you make money with your website. By becoming an affiliate with different companies you will be able to sell their wares and make a small commission for yourself. Of course, if you make/manufacture products, you can use your website to sell those products and keep all the money for yourself.
One Final Word of Advice:
Take your time, this is not a race, read your post again…let it percolate, do some last minute tweaks. Now, publicise your site, it doesn't matter if it's not up there with the best, it's a start and it only gets easier. Do not try to do too many things at once. Just one step at a time. Plodding, not running, is the way to success. Everyone wants to be successful and the only way to be successful is to do the work…once you do the work, it gets easier. Also do not get worried about rankings on google…I created a steampunk blog which has been on page one of google for years. I only wrote about what I liked and didn't know any of this ‘internet' stuff. This is my site: steampunkwayoflife.blogspot.com.au it has a few very basic ads, it's what I love to do, make things! If you read it, I would be delighted and if you comment, ecstatic in fact!
I wrote this article for you to get a handle on how to create a successful online business. The button below will take you to Wealthy Affiliate where you will learn how to do this yourself, and as I said earlier, you get 7 days free tuition and when you find that you can be successful you will get the opportunity to continue with a small fee per month and then you do not pay for anything else. There is nothing else to buy and you owe it to yourself to try if you really want to make a go of online marketing.