Are you looking to build a website and learn what needs to be done?
There are many options for finding information on building a website and marketing it. You can find information on creating your website on my earlier post.
Social media is a great way to start promoting your website and i have started my own marketing.
Sharing my actions to date. I am building an online business.
I have had a very busy week. My head has been stuck in the computer at least 10 hours a day, but I am taking steps to build my online business.
I have set up my Twitter profile. If you have a twitter profile, I would love you to follow me and share this post. I will share my twitter journey through the life of this blog.
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Education – the key to making it all happen
Wealthy Affiliate is an educational website teaching to build a website and promote it. There is a wonderful community that makes it so much more than just a training website.
I have written a Wealthy Affiliate review and you can find full details about this wonderful educational website
I am a premium (paid) member. I chose to upgrade as it allowed me to have this dot-com domain name and learn so much more about how to build a website from scratch and from there create a business.
I was unfortunate once and spent $1500 getting a website built by a geek who didn’t host it properly – so when some lovely person got in and corrupted the site, I had no backup to restore. Wealthy Affiliate hosts my website and backs up daily and provides security and an SSL certificate (https).
I had to go running to another website builder in a hurry to start again. Whenever I have had to make minor adjustments to the layout (not the text), it has cost me money as well. So with this website, I have decided to do it myself. And at a fraction of the cost thanks to Wealthy Affiliate.
Adding Images to my website?
I now know how to add images to my posts and have done so on all my earlier posts.
Images are just one element of a successful website.
I use the free version of Canva and this has allowed me to create images that can be shared on social media.
Images help break up the text and make the page look more attractive and easier to read.
Can I get people to join my email list?
I have added an email opt-in so you can now get my blog posts directly to your email inbox.
I added a plugin so that I can automatically send my blog posts to people as well as have the option to do newsletters at a later date. This is what is so great about WordPress. Plugins are tools to do jobs for you.
I joined a course on email marketing which is teaching me how to set up email campaigns and it is good, however as soon as I start this they are trying to sell me another course and another course so having to keep saying NO, don’t want to keep spending lots of money with you. I should not have taken my credit card out of the freezer.
I want to work through what I have now and put it all together. I am looking at email marketing and affiliate marketing for the future, as well as having the means to promote my products when I get them to Amazon.
There is training within Wealthy Affiliate and I am sure I will find all the answers I need as I continue with my training and research within the site.
Can I sell on Amazon?
At the moment, I am still researching what my Amazon products will be. I have used my Amazon training to increase the product range in my existing business, so all is going very well. I am getting close to a couple of choices for Amazon, but haven’t tracked down manufacturers yet.
I have also been looking at other people’s YouTube videos, reading books and attending seminars to help with thought processes and ideas on products to source.
I am reviewing Affiliate Marketing and looking at products that I may be able to market through this blog and social media.
When I join an affiliate program, it is because I like and believe in the product. I am not just reviewing a product.
Social Media – What can it do for me?
I am researching Facebook and other social media advertising and hoping to build an email list. I do not believe in putting all of my eggs in one basket. I will link to my findings when they are posted.
This is completely separate to my blog of course but one of my goals is to make money online so that I spend less time doing face to face sales. That is the whole point of all the time I am currently spending with my head stuck in the computer.
I dream of a life where I can travel wherever and whenever or just stay put with feet up on the river bank, I want the choice.
Have a great day. Love to hear your feedback, please leave a comment in the comments section below and share this on social media.