Build A Website and Get Your Feet Wet In Affiliate Marketing

If you want to have a business online, you need to build a website. A website helps to promote your products, as well as, identifies you on the Internet. When I created my website, I went on the premise of “wanting to learn how to do it” as I experience the essence of building my business. I realize now, that even though I learned quite a bit, it did slow my progress down. Read on, I’ll tell you want I mean.

A Little History First

After attempting to do typing on the Internet — you’re right — my first newbie scam. It wasn’t a true scam, because I was paid. However, I put in long hours for very, very little pay. Does that read green, naive newbie all over it? Yes, I’m afraid it does. Needless to say, I gave that up and began looking for something that would give me a viable income — affiliate marketing was the answer. Thus, my adventure began.

Getting a Web host and Domain

Well, after much reading, I realized I needed to get a web host and a domain if I was

looking for a long-haul attempt at making it in affiliate marketing. I found a pretty good web host, paid for my domain — And, now I was ready to build my website…

My first advise here is — If you are inexperienced in web construction and you want a quick presence online, I would go with a web host that has web tools which includes Site Studio. It saves you time, money and gets you up and moving quickly.

Building My Website

I decided to use FrontPage (with a dash of HTML) to create my website — in my first attempt. Well, my first attempt was beyond words — no one wanted to hurt my feelings — the website was beyond bad and the color was what I call Medicine Yellow. But I was still in the glow, and I must say, working

with blinders on. (This was my first mistake, my knowledge was limited — I should have utilized Site Studio that was available to me.)

Needless to say, my first attempt did not stay up long. I went back to work, restructuring my ugly site — my second attempt. I changed the color to a dark green with a base of gray. At the time it looked good, I thought. I actually got, “you’re improving” from a friend. But somehow, it looked, well –downtrodden.

Third restructuring came when — after a year, I came upon an article that stated, “if you are using Times Roman — even though it is easy to read, it reads amateur all over it.” My first internal thought was, “Crap, I’ve got to do my website over again.”

So, once again, I began restructuring my site. This time around, I decided to go with a lighter green for my website (just as well, I was going to have to change everything anyway), revamped by Google Ads (4 times), and changed the lettering to “Arial”.

By the way, it has been said that either “Georgia” or “Arial” are the two fonts that will give your website a professional look. And you know — they were right. After changing from “Times Roman” to “Arial” — it gave my website a cleaner and more professional look.

Color as well, is important to your website — it is part of your total presentation of your site to prospective visitors. How important is color — if they don’t like it, they are just a click away from removing your site from their vision.

After all the overhauling and tweaking of my website, I believe it is now presentable, brighter and personable to my visitors. However, I, as well as you, should realize that you are never done with your website.

You should always be looking at ways to improve the appearance, products, and service available to your visitors.

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