Exploration – SMD is a personal exploration of what money is all about and what goes on in my heart and mind in reaction and response to the issues that money brings up. Practical Money Ideas – SMD is also about some of the practical applications that result from the examinations mentioned above. These will [...]
Step 2 – Domain Name – In Step 1 I decided on the topic of my site, I chose, for the purpose of this example the topic “Money Coach”. Now it’s time to get a domain name. I decided that I would only get a .com name because they are the most credible and if [...]Aplus.Net because they were having a special of $5.95 for a one year registration. I have in the past also used mydomain.com. It doesn’t matter too much, just take one that looks professional.
Hosting & A Site Software
- You’ll need a place to host your site (and a site to host for that matter). If you’re not a techie at all look at moveabletype.com site hosted by some like here. You can also get a 90 free trial of typepad.com by entering the code: movable. Choosing a site and host is a much bigger topic than I want to get into, what’s most important at this point is to pay little and be able to customize the site to do what you want. I am a techie so I’ve created and hosted my own site, which hopefully I’ll have available for sale (at a good price) sometime soon.
- The last step in getting online is to point your domain name at your site. The hosting company you have chosen should have instructions on how to do this. You will also need to go in and create categories and subcategorizes and chose styles and stuff like that. I didn’t spend to much time on these decisions. More important is getting some content in and having people start finding your site. Now add your first story.
- Once that is done… Congratulations, you have hit milestone number one, your site is live. Give your self a pat on the back, you’ve take the first step on the long journey of having a web business. For me this date was Jan. 26, 2005.-->
Job —- You must show up to collect pay. *This is pretty obvious…working for the man and paying a lot of taxes to Uncle Sam. Self Employeed — You must show up to make money but you have more control over the job. For example you could give or sell it to someone else, control [...]
It is only appropriate that the first story in this site is about Rich Dad. The book is a refreshingly original insight to the truth about money. It’s okay to have a job but realize that it is the lowest form of income. The problem with having a job is that if you don’t work, [...]
Step 1: Content – What is the site going to be about? Since content is the cornerstone of your site it is important that you choose something that you love. I spend a lot of time reading about money and personal finance, so this was a logical choice for me. If you don’t have a [...]tool. It allows you to type in a search phrase and tells you how many searches have been made for it and any related phrases in the past month. “Money Coach” has had nearly 600 searches in the past month. I’m liking those odds. Since the competition is largely others with about the same resources as myself.
- In summary, unless you have big time resources, choose a topic that avoids the big guys. If you can be a player in a niche market you can make some very decent money by providing high quality content and using targeted pay per click advertising. -->