Today I start my journey in internet marketing, I’ve never made any real money online apart from selling stuff on eBay of course but then when you think about it, I probably lost money as I sold stuff for a lot less than I paid for it in the first place! So, the first thing I was told was to start my own blog, that sounded a little bit daunting as I haven’t done anything like that at all, so a quick visit to YouTube and I was on my way to this first post, its amazing the information that you can find on Youtube.
The first thing I needed was a domain name, that was easy, I chose NameCheap.com as my registrar, the purchasing was pretty painless, I even found a coupon code to give me a small discount so I would advise a quick Google search for a coupon code.
So, I have my domain now I need hosting, wow… There are so many hosting companies out there, the company most are talking about is Hostgator.com. Again, easy to sign up to but I had to wait a little for my email conformation and settings. Another trip to YouTube had my hosting set up along with my domain name being set up pointing to the nameservers. So far so good, nothing to technical.
Now to set up and install a blog platform, I didn’t like the sound of that, however, simple instructions after signing into my cPanel account took me only a few clicks, I cound not believe how simple it actually was. I had been advised to go for a simple theme and nothing too flashy, I had originally opted for Thesis theme however I do find it a little bit to plain and will look around for another theme, I like Flash News from WooThemes and will have a go at installing that after another visit to my favourite video information site!
I have to admit that it has taken me quite a long time from purchasing the domain and webhosting to actually writting this first blog, I sat at my laptop for ages trying to think of what to write, my head was just blank, I still don’t know what actually inspired this first post, maybe it was a training video I was watching that did it. I know there are thousands of people out there trying to create an online business so I’m thinking why not me, if thousands of people are making a living from the comfort of their own homes, then I can too and it starts today.
I will try and update this blog as many times as possible for any readers out there that are interested in following my ups and downs in the world of internet marketing and I do really hope I can help anyone who wants to take a step into the same direction, I will be doing a lot of studying from now on and although I’m very new at this, if anyone has any questions, please leave a comment or a message on the contact page and I will do my best to answer them.
So, until the next post, take care all and I will talk to you soon.