Learn How To Create A Website From Scratch

In this day and age when presence on the World Wide Web is not limited to either social networking sites or a simple email address, it is no surprise that many people are taking the path of blogging and having personal websites put up that signify their presence to the world.

How To Create A WebsiteHowever, just having a website with a flashy or an imaginative name doesn’t get it. Neither does just a hodge-podge of random articles put on the website.

Then what is it, one may ask, that would significantly increase the face value – click through rate or hits to their website?

There are innumerable ways to drive traffic and ultimately generate enough revenue to afford a life of comfort where you can actually visit places that you always desired and dreamed of while being an arm chair traveler.

And…how about selling your blog for millions? Believe me, it’s quite possible for you. Check these multi-million dollar bloggers here!

Although there is not much difference between a blog and a website as is professed, a website is a 360 degree view about a particular individual, company or a country whereas a blog can show different shades of your persona on a single file of posts that one may publish from time to time.

A website can have different pages which the visitor can click and explore.

However, any amount of flashy graphics or content posted on the website cannot be a sole guarantee of the success of the website. There are things that one has to do to make it a site that is not just useful but also more and more popular.

How To Create A Website?

Here are some tips to keep in mind in creating your website…

First, you have to get a domain name registered. After all, that is what’s going to be your identity on the net. It helps if the name of your website reflects your ideas – aspirations and goals.

If you have a website with contradictions, it may confuse the viewers.

E.g. Something like musicfortheears.com cannot have content related to chainsaws and hammers.

Here is an easy video tutorial with step-by-step instructions how to register a domain name.

Second, web hosting is an integral part of getting your website so that it is possible for people to visit it. To choice the right web host watch this how to choose and register a web hosting provider video and find out how you can get your hosting for 1 cent!

And last but not the least is the need for proper software that will allow you to add, edit and delete pages to your website.

WordPress is one such software. Additionally, you could also have plug-ins that empowers additional things to be done on your website.

The whole process of getting these three steps done should not take even the uninitiated souls more than an hour or so…

With these steps in place, one has to follow the next steps and then work hard in the real world to get the website the success that it deserves.

Domain registration:

You can have multiple domains or you could make do with one having multipurpose uses.

Whatever it is you want with your website, you have to keep in mind that the naming convention fits the actual purpose of the domain that you may want to register. Here are 4 Hot Tips for Choosing a Domain Name.

Once that is accomplished, we recommend download WordPress which is a free blogging software and is used by millions of bloggers across the world.

Also here is a video how to set up a domain name server which can be done after the domain name is registered.

WordPress on your site:

Back in the day when blogging was just beginning, it was a nightmarish experience to get this thing going.

One would have to upload thousands of files and also try to learn lot of technicalities that would help in getting your website up.

But those days are gone. Today, you can set up your WordPress site within minutes of domain registration.

All you have to select is a suitable theme, that too provided by WordPress, adjust the settings and get the ball rolling!

Content that is relevant:

Now that the nitty gritty and technicalities have fallen in place, it is time to develop content that can catch viewers eyes and get you hits.

There are two ways to go about getting content on your site. Either you write the content yourself and uploaded – or you can outsource the content writing to a company that specializes in content development or content management.

In fact, it is advisable to get the work outsourced if you have a website where content needs to be updated frequently and yours is a small company.

However, bigger companies or the ones who are in the field for a longer period of time may have access to a team of in-house content writers that can write content that is relevant to the domain and which can keep the visitors on your page longer.

After all, it is always said ‘content is king.’ And quality content is strongly desired on the worldwide web.

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How To Make Money From A Website?

Advertising
There are several ways of making money from your website or blog. However, many of us fail in this quest since we lose our patience after only a couple of tries to make money with website.

There is an old Japanese saying which says “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” This couldn’t be more applicable to anyone else than the website owner.

There are hundreds of ways to make money from your blog or website. One of them is to get advertisements from small firms initially and then move on to bigger companies who may want to get to know you more and study the feasibility of garnering more sales from your website or blog.

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Posting Jobs
This is another sure fire way to make money from your website. You may post jobs that your readers can see and apply for.

However, the biggest pitfall is if they do not get inquiries from your website, they may just stop since it won’t be feasible to them to keep that advertisement going if they do not see responses coming to them as a result of posting on your job board.

Service Vending
The easiest way to start selling advertising on one’s website is creating a new page and naming it as Advertise With Us, Selling Services or anything else that you deem suitable.

You can put in the information about your service; testimonials and a buy now button, preferably from PayPal. That will make it easier for your visitors to see the wares displayed and make a decision. Then you can have a checkout cart designed and a payment gateway set up.

With all of the above things put in place, your website is really good to go and you can start make money with your website.

Any problems with creating your website? Leave a comment below and we’ll help you as best we can…

How To Market a Blog?

Need blog marketing???

Marketing your blog is a bigger challenge than writing a blog itself. You get ideas…The writing capabilities that you have helped you to create marvelous blogs, fine…but the readers? Where are they and how will you make the whole world come to have a look at your blog? Naturally, we are talking about the marketing i.e. Marketing Your Blog.

How To Market A blogThe marketing of your Blog is essential. It is essential for both categories of writers.

One category is the hobbyists – those who write for the sheer passion and want their creations to float around the web world and getting admired is really all that they seek. These people need to market to get a larger and larger response, and feel satisfied if they have a wide readership base. And this is why they need the marketing of the blog.

The second category of bloggers is of those who wants to generate income from it. They need money in return, directly or indirectly, as the people read their blogs, clicks on the advertisements embedded on the blogs and so on. The effort made on the blog to make money implies that they need more and more readers to be hooked onto their blogs, time and again. Marketing of blogs for them is must.

How To Market Your Blog

Marketing of blogs has many essentials attached to it. The simplest thing one I would suggest is to follow a successful blog and study it carefully. Observe as to what methods look apparent on it in line with marketing tactics.

Your eye will soon catch that there are plenty of items spread here or there, other than the text – that is the body of blog.

You will see several links given on their blog or alternately several links that would bring the reader to their blog; these would have social networking links, the layout of their blog page would look somewhat special and attractive, tempting information would be filling the page and so many other things.

If it is a successful blog, which means it has a good market – market of readers, that is where the income rolls in.

But also remember, there are many other things which are necessary for marketing a successful blog. Let us see what these general principles for marketing of blogs are:

Take care of perfect SEO: The keywords business is meant for driving the readers into your blogs from search engine results. Ensure that the Blog page has taken care of SEO properly and successfully. Every article or blog written must have some wonderful keywords that work as strings for making your blog a sure landing place. Employ technical assistance if you want to… to truly help you achieve this every time you write.

Improve the look: Frame your blog in attractive and catchy templates and layouts. You would agree that a nicely written book is always a bestseller, but if it has catchy cover page and printing, it would still sell for that reason.

So when good writing would be in your hand, you must not forget to encapsulate all the stuff into a stylish layout. The page must have good supporting graphics and do adhere to decent fonts and proper font sizes. Do not forget to keep improving the presentation – readers also appreciate minor changes from time to time.

Do integrate social networking: Do you know social networks are the launching pads for many events? They are also the right platform for making anything popular. It catches well and multiplies there.

Have connectivity to and from well known social networking sites. You would have better readership generated and it would reach the threshold anytime for your blog to become famous – very famous.

I-Times, Facebook and Twitter provide you followers and if you are confident that once they land on your blog, you would make them a permanent customer (reader – I mean)- then simply go ahead. This would result in a chained marketing of a blog.

Make the Blog Interactive: Let others be given a place to write. Let them add remarks or comments. These work as useful feedback and you get a chance to maintain quality in response to it. Even let them write a blog along with your blog – you may name it as a visitor’s blog; or try and ask some popular blogger to write a blog and publish them on your blog page. It would make your blog popular altogether.

There is no end to always improving!!!

Write well and be an active writer: What is a blog after all? Something related to current happenings, burning topics, timely comment or critic, and so on and so forth.

Blogs may be of many types but the popular ones are some of these kinds mainly. Would you like yourself if you are served with something once in a while or something that is stationary for days and months!

A one time or occasionally written blog may be acceptable – but only when the writer is a renowned celebrity – it is not applicable for each one of us. So make it a point to be an active writer, a good writer. People would love to read your blogs and soon you would steal the show…

So, the purpose of marketing a blog may only be fulfilled if you have taken these multiple points into consideration.

What is your blog success mantra??? Leave a comment below…