Blogging over the last few months has taught me a tremendous amount about the world wide web. I started this journey with the intent of sharing some of my thoughts as they apply to life and along the way, I realized the need to learn so much more.
“Be persistent and don’t give up”
Part of this learning curve included web design, content, and marketing. The roller coaster ride of success and failure. I was disapproved by Google Adsense five times before finally getting approval. Here are a few examples of that learning evolution.
What will you become acquainted with while blogging?
- Domain names
- Web Hosting
- Affiliate Marketing
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
- Key Words
- Social Media (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter)
- Newsletter Templates
- Automated Email Notifications
- Guest Blogging
- Blogging Forums
- Facebook Blogging Groups
About eight years ago, I created my first website using GoDaddy. I gave in to all the television commercials at that time and purchased a domain name for a creative announcements niche that I had prosperous hopes for.
I spent hours and hours using Website Central building an html website from scratch. Many years later, I found myself building a blog website from scratch, once again returning to GoDaddy.
The original site for this blog was created in the same back-end fashion using an html format from nothing. After a few months, I realized that if I wanted to continue moving forward with my blog,
I needed to transition to a newer and easier design integration using WordPress.
I had to manually copy over all text and images learning it would have been much easier to make the move earlier on.
Afterwards, I also found the need to switch web hosting companies, so I transitioned from HostGator to Siteground.
For those of you reading my blog that have interest in creating your own website, here are a few of your first considerations:
Be persistent learning everything you can about your niche and blogging
- First, purchase a domain name (Be creative and I highly recommend Siteground)
- Second, decide on a web hosting provider (Can be free or paid. For paid, I recommend Siteground)
- Next, apply a theme (I started with a free one and ended up purchasing one for more creative control)
- Finally, design your website
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The main reason behind the move was enhanced customer service with reputable support technicians. As many of you have noticed, my site design has changed and finally I have multiple advertisers agreeing to make me an affiliate.
My intent is always to share relevant content with end users and to never allow advertisers to take over my content.
I now have ad affiliation approval from Amazon, Siteground, Media.Net, Chitika, Infolinks, CJ Affiliate, and Google Adsense after being shot down multiple times in my old website design format. I have spent a lot of time in forums and Facebook groups helping and learning from others in similar situations
You can spend countless hours that turn unto days networking and collaborating with other bloggers. For every good idea you find, you will find as many that think it is a bad idea. I compare this to Chevrolet and Ford, because everyone has an opinion.
Don’t forget the power of social media marketing. The intent is to use these platforms to drive traffic back to your website. Don’t get overwhelmed initially, just focus on one and then build from there. I currently use Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter. They are all beneficial in their own way, so don’t underestimate the power of it.