Saturday, December 28, 2013

Two Ways to Create a Free Website

If you are a person just starting out in business and would like to cut the expense of having a website or paying these big companies to create you one, there is hope after all! 

Webs and Wix are two places that I feel are really good for creating websites. If you choose to use a free site, there are things to consider. There is no support offered to you as a free site user. If you are having problems, you will need to figure it our yourself :)

Also you are very limited to how many pages you can have on your site. Webs will only allow a person to post a certain amount of pictures if a person chooses to use their photo gallery. I just started creating a site with Wix so I do not know much about them. I want to show you a site my 13 year old created using Wix at school for a project where they are learning web design.


You can visit her site here.
http://niahsrocket.wix.com/hair-ideals



I have years of experience with Webs since most of my sites are with them. I started out using the free sites, then upgraded to their premium sites which are not free. I still use the free sites but two of them, I just decided that I needed more space, and support. I also felt that if I would be a professional, that I did not want the free advertisement at the bottom of my site that webs shows. In other words it lets everyone know that your site is free. They also allow other people ads to show on your site if it is free. If you upgrade, they remove those ads. Honestly, the free sites have helped me a lot because everybody knows that I am a real person. When I started my businesses, I was pretty much broke! :) 

I did not know a thing about creating websites. In fact I had to pray my way through this. It was hard at first but now, I have mastered it. I learned that in order to create something that looked professional I needed quality photos. I took my pictures myself using a piece of black cotton material that I purchased from a fabric center and made me a canvas. I wanted my pictures to have the same background. I did photo shoots in my home just as a professional would and it worked.

Here is another thing about using these free sites. I will use my new site Smart Employment Options for an example. The URL assigned to me is www.smartemploymentoptions.webs.com  Notice the .webs.com on the end. Honestly, this does not bother me that much but I learned that if I am to utilize sites that will allow my site to be indexed in search engines, that the .webs.com had to go. This is why I upgraded two of my sites. 

This is my site that use to be the free site. www.imasmartmom.com
I upgraded, then I purchased a domain name from Godaddy. So the .webs.com no longer exist on two of my sites. They are now just .com. The search engines sort of look at free sites as if they are nobodies. It's true!. In other words often people feel that just because they have a site, people will find them on the web. News flash! There are billions of sites out there! If your site is not properly indexed using SEO = Search Engine Optimization, then you will have to point people to your site.

Do I feel that these sites are good for something? Of course! I recently saw a video of a person that makes 6,000 a month online put them down but she also mentioned that when she first started her business, she used one of these sites. I agree with something that she said. It is best to start out with a site that is not free but however one has to crawl before they can walk if this applies to you. So if you choose to use a free site.

Visit:
webs here
www.wix.com

Also I created a site years ago with Godaddy. These are not free sites but they are really great. I think that Godaddy is about 10.00 a month which is not much at all. Warning: They will try to get you to use them to create your site. This can be costly. If I had the money however maybe I would have used a service like this.

If you are someone that wants to purchase a domain name you can do so by clicking on the banner below. I think that I paid about 25.00 for a years hosting fee for the name. I paid about 75.00 a year to upgrade my site through webs. So in all my site was 100.00 for the entire year and all of the limits and ads are gone!


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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Don't Give Up On Your Dreams!



When God gave you your vision did you think it would be hard? In all honesty, I knew that the task for me would be hard. I did not allow those thought to overwhelm me. If God says it, I believe it. I believe that if I do not have the resources that I need that he will make provisions for me and open doors that no man can close. 

Today I want to encourage you to keep moving. If you can't walk crawl. If you can run, walk but by all means keep moving. Today you may not be able to do as much as you did yesterday but do something. Write down the vision and make it plain. Never ever give up on your dreams because you are predestined to succeed and failure is not an option. Make sure that your vision is Gods vision for your life and do not allow others to deter your vision. Share your dreams only with those people that want to see your dream a reality. 

Help someone along the way and network with people that share the same passions as you. Maybe you can work together to build stronger businesses. Remember that success is not defined for how much money you have but by how many lives you have touched!
Connect with the people in this group. Ask them to share your link on their wall as I do all the time. Do not be afraid to help someone else's dream come alive. Sow into their business and watch yours grow. 

One key reason why a lot of businesses fail is because one business owner is afraid that another similar business will do better or make more money. Sometimes I wonder if people really think that they were the only person with their idea. I would like to say that there is room for all of us. Together we stand but divided we fall. Stay in the race! I know it gets hard. We are all trying and sometimes it takes years before we can see a turn around but at the end of the day it's all worth it because I love being my OWN boss! :)


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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Earn Money From Your Blog or Website

Business owners do you have a blog or website? Would you like to earn some extra cash by posting ads? Today is your day! I would like to share with you how I earn extra money every day by people clicking on ads that I have placed on my websites. There are many places that will allow a person to do this, but there are also many opportunities to engage in scams! There are legitimate sites that will pay you to post ads everyday!

You could earn money by placing banner ads on your site or blog. Some sites will allow you to create the ads yourself or some of them will create them for you. The ads come in different sizes, this way you can choose the size suitable for your site. If you are interested, you do not have to choose a lot of them if you are concerned that they will take away from the look of your site. You should also choose ad titles and styles that are relevant to the title of your site. For example if you have a site that sells cosmetics, you can choose to place cosmetic ads on your site.

If you register to do this and are having problems or issues with not knowing how to create or post your ads, please contact the site and feel free to ask any questions that you have. They are ready, willing, and able to help you!

You can sign-up here. (click on the word here to sign-up)


Here are two other places where you can go to start creating ads.


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http://www.paid-to-promote.net/member/signup.php?r=smartmom


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