And so from that clumsy beginning, making use of the product, and working on it when I had the time, and completely at my own pace, I managed to learn the rudiments of web designing. I borrowed books from the library to supplement my knowledge. I learned basic html language, color notations, picture editing and other simple steps. The websites that I created were so very crude.
Let’s say that you’ve been hired to write ten articles on coffee and you have one day to complete the job. You may not have ten article ideas in your head when you start your first article. That’s okay. As you write, you will get ideas and thoughts which may not be applicable to the article you’re writing at the time, but are related. Write each of these ideas down on a separate piece of paper. By the time you’re finished with the first article, you might already have titles for the remainder.
It is always good to add a favicon to your website. The favicon is a 16×16 image file in the.Ico format. This image is the one you see next to the URL bar, next to the title of the page on an opened tab and is also visible on your bookmarks tab if you choose to bookmark a page. The favicon will help users quickly recognize your page in their browser without reading any text or directly viewing the page.
My email newsletter, Quick Tips from Marketing Mentor, goes out weekly, and between the writing, editing, and layout, I spend approximately one hour on each issue. My blogging takes a half-hour on a Sunday morning. That’s when I draft and schedule my three posts for the week. Each one is usually no longer than a paragraph or two with a couple of links. At least one post is simply a link to an article I like, plus a little intro from me about why I think it’s relevant. If your e-letter goes out more frequently – like Early to rise – the time you spend on it expands by leaps and bounds.
The main thing for newbies, like myself, is creating a good, solid web site with excellent content. You can submit parts of it, the articles, to other places to help you build traffic. You can place ads very simply using AdSense and affiliate based on “natural fits.” And keep working on what works for you. I have learned a lot so far and you will too.
Secret #1 cPanel – Make sure you choose a web hosting company that uses cPanel. You would not believe how easy your first website will be if you use this. It stands for Control Panel and allows you to install the best web design software with 1 click of the mouse! The hosting company I use is Hostgator.com – a big American company.
Make a favicon for your site. A favicon will help users who add your website to their bookmark see your page more easily. When they are looking at the bookmarks they have created, your little favicon will make an impression. Try making a favicon that goes with your theme and logo.