What’s really needed is some kind of tool that you can use that can take care of the design and artwork while allowing you flexibility as well. There are many sites that offer canned templates but have you seen them? They are not very good and if you use them, you run the risk of looking like everyone else that has chosen to use them. And many of those are not exactly free either. The ones that they typically offer for free are the worst looking ones. So you end up paying anyway.
But the lesson was well learned. I bit the bullet, picked up the pieces, and behaved as if nothing had happened. I was determined to make full use of what I had purchased. Looking back at the situation, I recalled that taking part in MLM activities was never on my agenda in the first place. Learning how to make websites was.
Make some extra money. Once you have your own blog, you can sign up with Google AdSense which let’s you earn money every time someone clicks on an ad on your blog. Another option could be to sell advertising space on your blog.
Your website should also feature links which allow your visitors to share what they find with their friends on social networking sites. This will help them recommend your site’s content or products to friends, which will increase your visitor count.
I have also been actually “marketing” the site the way you would market anything else — I tell people I meet, friends, family, acquaintances, salespeople, anyone we think would get some value out of the site. While it seems old-fashioned, it has generated some people coming in to take a look. I have made it a signature on all of my e-mail so that when I send e-mail, people can learn about the site. I also submitted the site itself to my web design software which has caused a number of people to come in to look at the site.
Of course, if you design web pages for a living, you have to know programming languages such as Java, Java script and others to get many things to work the way you want. This is where many web developers fall short and they have to hope there is Java, or other, code already written to be copy/pasted into the web programming. If you need something more customized you are in trouble not knowing these things.
Using shared hosting is an affordable alternative to buying your own server. This is because you cannot see how much traffic you get, and you don’t need to pay more than you must.
Once you have decided what aspect of your topic your website is going to serve, check out the competition. Find out what other websites look like using your chosen keywords as your search term on Google. Look at the pages they are using – how many and what type, and how they are advertising. If you are sufficiently advanced, right click on their pages and check out their source code.