How to Build a Blog Website Easily

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Have you ever wondered how to build a blog website easily?

Well today I wanted to share with you, what I believe to be the best blogging and website platform going that has your blog ready to use – in minutes!

Years ago, my understanding was you could only have a static website.  Meaning, that all the pages connected to it, like the main home page, the about me, or other info were just pages that you could not change.  And yes, some are like that.

If you have ever been part of an mlm or direct sales business you would have had a replicated website (with a bit of information about you).  But it was the same as everyone else’s and the only way to get traffic to it, was to pay for it.

Having a blog attached to a website gives you the ability to get your posts found in google, and in return people visiting you (for free), to see what your business and you are about.

So how would you love to be in a position like that?  Where people come to you organically – that’s right – you do not have to pay for them.  They check out what you have to offer, whether it be your product or get informed about your business.

Below is a really quick demonstration of how easy we do it here at Wealthy Affiliate, to get your website and blog up and running.  You will see it literally takes seconds!

Check out detailed information on this blogging platform here!

 

So What Do You Get With Wealthy Affiliate?

As well as getting up your blog on your website, the next step is really knowing how to use it!

With the Wealthy Affiliate University, they teach you step by step how to write your blog posts, structure them, where to put links to additional information, or to your product or service.

Like I said, you really have to go through steps, however I hear you saying, “Sharon, you said this was easy?”   Well it is.  But like anything, you learn the process to get it right, then it is basically rinse and repeat.  See…easy!

First up, you start off as above in the video, creating your website and blogging platform. Then it is onto adding a few pages, like your ‘About Me’ and a couple of other static pages.

You will then get lessons to go through that will have you writing and structuring your posts, and you will be building out your website in no time!

Other Features to Help You

There are lots of templates to choose from for you and all powered by WordPress.  And if you didn’t already know, wordpress sites rank well in the search engines, which is great for you and your business!

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Nothing like 24 hr support in an Online Business

We have support from the company if any technical issues arise. Huge support from the community and ongoing – 24 hours a day.  If you have a query then you can jump onto our Live Chat feature and there will be someone, somewhere that will be able to offer their help.

A writing platform within the Wealthy Affiliate site, to write and edit your posts, and add images as well.  One thing you should know about going online to find images, is you cannot just take anything.  Here we have thousands upon thousands of images that you can use for free.

An important factor about your blog and website if you host it with us, is it has Site SSL and SiteProtect.  It keeps your visitor’s data safe and you are also protected against spam that can clutter and slow your website down.  With daily back ups your blogging work is kept safe also.

Available also is a keyword tool that will help you find low competition keywords.  This is an essential tool before you start any post for your blog, and it will give you many keyword variations and ideas to use.

In Summary

There are truly many websites that incorporate blogs online.  But how do you use them and how do you continually build them?  Plus if you run into trouble, then do they come with support and help right away?

With the Wealthy Affiliate University, and their websites and blogging platform, you can rest assured you will have all the tools, training and support to build a profitable business.

I know, because it is exactly what I am doing, and I have had a number of blogging websites in the past that just did not compare to this.  The training lacked big time and support was slow!

I do hope you liked my post on how to build a blog website easily.  Please comment below to let me know the platform you use, or alternatively CLICK HERE to learn more about the Wealthy Affiliate University and the website and blog you can use too.

Make it a great day!
Sharon

 

 

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How to Use WordPress for a Website in 2017

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If you are wondering how to use wordpress for a website then you have come to the right place!  In this post I am going to show you how simple it is to initially create a website in literally seconds with wordpress and the SiteRubix platform.  And I am going to give you a detailed run through of the basics that are on your dashboard in the admin area of your new website.

There is nothing worse when you get a platform or product to use, and you really have no idea how to use it.  WordPress is relatively easy these days to get a website and blog functioning.  Gone are the days when you had to download files onto your computer, go through the installation process, and the need to know complex coding.

Not only is wordpress so much easy to use and navigate these days, so are many other website building platforms like Wix and Weebly.  But for this example, and because I use wordpress and love how my pages get ranked high in Google, I am going to go through WordPress to give you some insight and show you just how easy it can be.

Plus I will leave a link for you to create your own website using the SiteRubix platform. You will see how easy it is and you will also get guided lessons to get your website up and running, and learning how to use wordpress.

Set up your own free WordPress Website here!

The Important things to do First!

I do think the most important thing to address, is head straight down to Settings > General, Writing, Reading and go through the various options, like date and time formats, how your url slug is going to look, and many other things that should be in place prior to your first post.

When you first enter your wordpress website admin area, these are the basics of the dashboard, (as the image shows below).  However, when you start adding other plugins (that will enable other cool things on your site), then you will have additional options added at the left side and lower end of the dashboard.

But what is listed right now, is generally what a basic, back admin area and dashboard looks like in any WordPress site when it is first installed.

Dashboard – Home

This is just a summary of things on your blog.  Like the activity you have done, or drafts (writing down an idea for a future post).  As you start building out your site, you will have the summarised information of what you think is relevant to you. You can have these little windows of information open, or close them up via the arrow at top right of the box.  It is totally up to you.

how to use wordpress for a websiteUpdates

When there is a number here, that is the amount of updates you have for your website.  It is important to keep your blog and plugins that you have uploaded to your site up to date, so get this out of the way first.  Just click on the updates, and wait for it to load,  Select all to be updated and apply the action.  Simple as that.

Posts

This feature will be the most used area of your dashboard.  This is where you add you new posts and visit and edit older ones should you need too.  You can also make up categories here, and when writing your post select a suitable category for your post to be represented under.

Categories are a great way for your reader to find relevant posts for a topic.  It could be something like Website Images.  And all posts relating to information on (finding/creating/free images for websites, etc)  would be listed in this category.

Media

You can upload all your images to view on your posts in the media area.  I usually do this as I write posts.  There are many free image websites you can use and I have a post dedicated to this.  Images can be edited once uploaded and you will see the many features you can use once you access this.

Pages

Similar to posts, as in writing a title and content, however your pages are static and accessible through a menu on your site.  You can have many pages and have posts connected to individual pages as well.

Comments

If there is a number here, then that will tell you that you have comments waiting for you to approve and reply to.  It is always good to keep these in moderation, meaning they have to be checked by you before you approve and make them live and visible on your website.

By default, WordPress will hold comments in a spam folder if they contain links.  This is usually people self promoting so I do think it is a great feature. You have the ability to approve or trash those comments.

Appearance

There are a number of things that you can do under appearance.  You will go here to change your theme if you are not happy with your original one.

The Customize feature is great.  In this area you can try out different things for your site, a different theme, header, fonts etc and it will update it and give you a preview before you actual change and save for real.  I use this feature a bit to see things changed up, but without actually doing it – unless of course I like the changes.

Widgets are accessed through Appearance as well.  Here you can place these in the side bar or your footer of your page.  There are usually alot of widgets to choose from and it is how you get search bars, categories or sign in forms running down the right side of your blog (or whichever side your sidebar is on).

Menus is where you organise your pages into the order you want them to appear in the menu bar of your site.  You can also add pages or posts under the main pages.

The Editor is really something you do not touch, and only do so if you are confident with code.

Plugins

There are so many plugins available for websites.  Like social media plugins, contact forms, SEO and analytics.  You probably do not want unnecessary plugins on your site as it could possibly slow it down when people are visiting and loading on their pc or mobile.

Users

You will notice that your posts may have ‘admin’ as the author or when you reply to comments it is by the ‘admin’.  It is always good to go and edit your name.  You cannot remove admin, however you can add your own name, then choose it to ‘display publicly’.   I must add, it always looks better when there is a “real name and person” authoring the posts.

Tools

There are just some areas on platforms that you do not need to alter at all.  This is another area (like Editor) that you do not need to concern yourself too much with.

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Settings and all the options listed, like I said earlier, should be the first place you visit and edit.

In General Settings can change your site title and tagline.  Time zones and date formats should be selected too.

The Writing options can remain as they are.

In Reading settings you can choose whether you have a static page for your main page or your latest posts.  And also how many posts you would like listed on your front page.

Discussion allows you to choose if you want comments to go into moderation and various other things like getting notified via email when you receive comments.

In Media settings you can change the size of thumbnail, medium and large photos should you choose too.  WordPress already has default settings which are generally ideal sizes for your images.

In Permalinks you can choose how your url is going to display in posts.  You can add dates or numbers but ideally your website url, then your post name is the way to go.  For example,  website.com/post-name.

In Summary

So these are really the basics of the back admin area of a WordPress site.  If you want to set up your own site but have the guidance to help you do it then click here to get your free website and step by step help.

I do hope you enjoyed my post how to use wordpress for a website and get creating your own website in your passion or niche.  Get started now, and I will see you on the inside of this wordpress and website building platform.

Do let me know below if you use wordpress and what you think about this platform compared to others.  I look forward to hearing what you have to say!

Cheers, Sharon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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All the Tools to Build a Website!

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Required Tools to Build a Website

There is nothing better than being part of a program that has all the tools to build a website.  No going to site A to get a domain or url for my website, then over to Site B to purchase hosting so my website can become live.

With the Wealthy Affiliate program you have all the tools, training, lessons and support in one place so you have everything at hand to produce a profitable website.

So, if you have the dirve and desire then we truly have everything else you need to succeed!

In this video I briefly show you the main elements of the program. I go into a bit more detail about the tools section, so you can see what you have to assist you as you create your own website.

(Please Note:  This is part 6 in a 6 part Video series.  See bottom of post for all links to these informative videos or alternatively Go Back to the Online Business Opportunity Home page for all video listings)

Websites and Hosting

So as you saw in the video, the main tools are your website and hosting. You can create your website in minutes.  And SiteRubix has many wordpress themes installed that you can choose from.  So depending on your needs, there will be a theme that suits your niche.

What is fantastic, is the hosting is part of the package here at Weatlhy Affiliate also. Hosting generally, is not over the top expensive, however no more having to find a host and pay elsewhere.  This tool and the siterubix website creator are included in the minimal cost!

Keyword Tool

The keyword tool is brilliant.  You can search for many combinations of keywords.  You will get results of short and longtail keywords in your niche, with this awesome and very accurate tool.

It will give you the monthly searches and traffic numbers, and also the competition to see if it is worth writing with  particular keywords.  The Digg feature allows you to go even further and find more!  Plus any really good keywords you find, you can create lists to save them to so you can come back to them at a later date.

You will never run out of ideas on what to write your content about!

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Rapid Writer and Link Tracking

The rapid writer is for writing articles however I find either Google docs or, accessing my blog and writing there is just as convenient and easy.  Plus with the new Site content feature in the SiteRubix area (seen in video 3), this is an improved tool to use for your article writing.  However, it is nice to know we have options.

The Link tracker is designed for tracking your affiliate links and knowing what has been clicked on and from where. An important aspect to know when doing affiliate marketing!

Keyword Lists

These were put together by the company owner and they are a number of lists with a lot of low competition keywords, or low hanging fruit.  So essentially, they give you a headstart in some topics to write about.

 

If you want to know more about the Wealthy Affilaite program, from a full overview of everything involved, to how we create websites, our training courses and live support, then check out the video series below.  Here you will be fully informed on the best online business opportunity!

 


 

Full Video and Blog Series

Video 1  (3 mins 42)  A quick overview of the Wealthy Affiliate Program

Video 2  (5 mins 20)  Explains the courses and lessons you can take

Video 3  (7 mins 54)  Covers SiteRubix and how to start creating your website

Video 4  (3 mins 39)  Shows you the extraordinary amount of training you have to learn from

YOU ARE HERE  Video 5  (4mins 30)  Additional tools available to use in this program

Video 6  (0)  Check out the LIVE Chat in action, this is 24 hour live community support

 

 

Go back to Online Business Opportunity Home page

 


 

I do hope you enjoyed this video and all the others in the series.  Getting an inside look into a reputable company is something you generally cannot do.  Joining with no cost upfront is definitely unheard of.  I am so grateful that Wealthy Affilaite gives us this chance to see behind the scenes without paying.  And with all it had to offer for such minimal cost – I was sold!

Get started here to check us out!

No credit card or personal information is required.  Come and see what this program has to offer you!
I will see you on the inside.

If you have any comments about the video you just viewed please share below!
Make it a great day,
Sharon

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Detailed Training on How to Start Building a Website

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How to Start Building a Website with SiteRubix

Want to know how to start building a website?  I certainly did. And I always wondered why it was so important to have your own website.  And now, after being part of network marketing companies (that supply the same splash page for everyone) and other programs I can see why building my own website, in my own niche is key.

You see, having your own website means you get to be the back-end administrator, and that means you are in charge of what gets put on your website and the blog content that gets published.

And with your own website as opposed to a company’s splash page, you have the liberty of building the website around what you want.  Your hobby, or passion, which can narrow down to your niche.  And, make it profitable by adding links to affiliated products or services.

In this video you will see briefly what is included in this website building Wealthy Affiliate program.  But the main information is about SiteRubix, its features and all the options that is included with it.

(Please Note:  This is part 3 in a 6 part Video series.  See bottom of post for all links to these informative videos or alternatively Go Back to the Online Business Opportunity Home page for all video listings)

Click here to learn more detailed information on this Wealthy Affiliate program

 

First up in Site Builder – Create Your Website

As you saw in the video, the first thing you do in the SiteRubix area is create your website.  And its amazing how quickly it comes together.  Choosing a free domain to begin with of course has the (.siterubix.com) extension but as you see you can choose a proper domain name when you are ready to name or brand your website, or add in a domain name you already own.

The theme you chose can also be changed if you want to go with something else.  Even if your site is quite established 6 months down the track. Changing themes is so easy to do and will only require a few tweaks which means moving the odd widget to another place or adjusting the size of an image.

Site Manager

The site manager is where you can access your website to start creating pages and posts.  But what is great is it has very detailed information about the health of your site.  It will let you know whether it has been indexed by Google. How many pages and posts you have published.  Plus your total comments.

how to start building a websiteAnd even further information like your percentage in publishing frequency and if you site is trusted by Google. Mine is at 60% but always rising which is fantastic.

Because once your website has that site trust at a high percentage, then your posts you publish will be more favored by Google, and that means good rankings… as high as page 1.

Of course other factors come into play like quality content, media and engagement and good SEO but its nice to know that your site is reaching authority status in your chosen niche.

Site Domains and Site Content

At site domains, your current domains you purchase for a minimal cost are listed and you can manage them from this area.

The site content feature allows you to write content in this area of Wealthy Affiliate without even going to your blog.  Within this feature you can set yourself goals of amounts of words to write – as writing good quality lengthy posts are always a good thing.  You can also set yourself a goal of how many times you want to publish in a week.  A great way to keep accountable and growing the content on your website.

Site Comments and Site Feedback

Another great part of this SiteRubix area is the comments and feedback options.  In this area, alot of other members have shared their published posts for you to either go and leave a quality comment on, or give feedback for their website.

What this does is give you credits where you can request (use credits) so others will (comment on your site) and be doing the same for you.  It is a fantastic way for engagement to get started on your website.  Google loves nothing more than websites to have good quality content, people visitng and leaving comments which results in lots of engagement.

I think this is a fantastic part of the SiteRubix platform and a must for a new site. We all have to start somewhere but this gets your website moving towards the higher scale of site trust quicker.

Site Support

If you come across any technichal difficulites then a quick ticket into support and your problem will be resolved in no time.  Usually most challenges you have with your website can be solved by asking in the Live Chat community support area, or asking a question in a post where anyone can comment on that post and get back to you with an answer.

There is definitely no waiting around long periods of time if you run into website challenges.  The siterubix team and the community within Wealthy Affiliate are always ready to help… in minutes!

I do hope you see the value just in this SiteRubix feature and the amount of tools to build a website.  What is fantasic also is you get up to 50 sites that you can build your passion on.  So if you have many ideas then this platform can definitely cater for all of them.

Do make sure you check out the other videos and information in this series as it will get you fully informed on what is “behind the scenes” here at Wealthy Affiliate.

 


 

Full Video and Blog Series

Video 1  (3 mins 42)  A quick overview of the Wealthy Affiliate Program

Video 2  (5 mins 20)  Explains the courses and lessons you can take

YOU ARE HERE  Video 3  (7 mins 54)  Covers SiteRubix and how to start creating your website

Video 4  (3 mins 39)  Shows you the extraordinary amount of training you have to learn from

Video 5  (  )  Additional tools available to use in this program

Video 6  (  )  Check out the LIVE Chat in action.  This is 24 hour live community support

 

Go back to Online Business Opportunity Home page

 


 

It definitely is a process but doing it the right way will be well worth your time, and you’ll be reaping reward for your efforts in no time!

I do hope you liked my post on how to start building a website.   Please visit the next video and post in the series and feel free to comment about this siterubix feature below.

See you on the inside.
Cheers, Sharon

 

P.S  Can’t wait to get building your site  > Go here to see the detailed review
and become a starter member now!

 

 

 

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Create Your Site with these Website Building Courses!

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Brilliant Website Building Courses

If you are building a website then you will definitely need to follow some website building courses to get the best site built for your needs.

Anybody can get a website up these days. With sites like Weebly, Wix, and Yola to name a few, you can have your website up in minutes.  But then what?

How are you going to go about getting traffic to this new site?  If you don’t have a healthy advertising budget which could cost you hundreds even in the thousands, then you will need to learn methods to get traffic to your site. And I mean free methods.

So what are these free methods?  Well, methods like blogging, which means getting your posts ranked high so they are found in the search engines.  Or social media marketing methods that include Facebook, Google + and Youtube and when used effectively, will have people visit your site.

In this following 5 minute video, I give you an insight into the courses that I participate daily in to assist me in building my business. This has enabled me to build this very website you are on now, and the ability to know how to create other “niche” websites should I choose to do so in the future.

(Please Note:  This is part 2 in a 6 part Video series.  See bottom of post for all links to these informative videos or alternatively Go Back to the Online Business Opportunity Home page for all video listings)

Click here to learn fully about the Wealthy Affiliate program in a detailed review.

So as you saw in the video, the program starts with a Certification course in website building, blogging and getting your site profitable.

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The 1st part of the course starts with you fully setting up your profile within Wealthy Affiliate and getting to know your way around the whole system that you have now discovered.  The very system that is going to assist you in creating a profitable website.

There is always preparation in doing anything worthwhile.  And building a business online is no different to building a brick and mortar business. (Just handy you can do it at home and for way less money!)

So the course starts off with some core fundamentals to get help you initially understand about making money online, what niches are all about, and the importance of good SEO, or search engine optimization for your new website.

And you will be given ideas on how to find something that is worth building a website around, also known as your “niche”.  From this you will learn how to find the right keywords and how to write content for your blog.  And by “right” keywords, I mean low competition words that will give you a better chance of your content (blog posts) being found in the search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing.

Now as you go through the lessons you will have some good detailed information to read, perhaps a video to watch to see the lesson in action. The most important part are the “Tasks” at the end of the lesson.  These are non-negotiable.

The reason I am having success with my website, I am getting posts onto Google’s page 1 and lots of people visiting my site (and sales within my business), is because I followed these lessons and tasks as they were presented.  And you must do the same if you want a profitable website.

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Upon starting at the Certification course outlined above, you may (like I was) have no idea of a niche to build a website around.  So this is where you have the option of promoting the Wealthy Affiliate program and creating a website primarily about online business and building websites.  Which is exactly what I did here!

The course, lessons and tasks are somewhat similar to the Certification course but instead of say building a website about dogs, or fitness or camping gear, you are leaning more towards topics about online business and marketing.

I would highly recommend however, if you are new to online business then the Certification and Get Started Here would be the route to go. Going the Affiliate Bootcamp route is good if you have been online for a little while and have a bit of knowledge in online marketing.

In saying that though, both courses are fantastic!

In Summary

Basically it is 4 steps to successfully building your online business.  And doing the Certification (Get started here) course or the Affiliate Bootcamp will have you at step 3 – attracting visitors, and step 4 – earning revenue…. in no time!

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If you have never tried to build a business online, or better still you have, you will know that it takes time to create the success you want.  Just because you get a website on the internet does not mean instant success.  Like anything it is a process and following the lessons in these courses will educate you how to do it, and that it is a process…  but a process worth your time and effort and sticking to.

There is nothing worse than starting a business online and not having the right tools, training and more important, support all in one place.  So do go through all of the Videos and Blogs in this series I have listed below.  They are quick but concise and show you (without any fluff) how this wonderful Wealthy Affiliate program can work for the newbie wanting to do online business, or the seasoned entrepreneur who may be just a little stuck.

I wish I had these website designing training courses when I was first online many years ago.  I tell you now, alot of time and money would have been saved!

Below are the other short but very on point videos in this series.  Take an hour of your time to go through them, it will be worth it.  You will be very informed on how this system can assist you in your own online business, but with a lot of tools and help along the way.


 

Full Video and Blog Series

Video 1  (3 mins 42)  A quick overview of the Wealthy Affiliate Program

YOU ARE HERE  Video 2  (5 mins 20)  Explains the courses and lessons you can take

Video 3  (7 mins 54)  Covers SiteRubix and how to start creating your website

Video 4  (3 mins 39)  Shows you the extraordinary amount of training you have to learn from

Video 5  (4 mins 30)  Additional tools available to use in this program

Video 6  (  )  Check out the LIVE Chat in action, this is 24 hour live community support

 

 

Go back to Online Business Opportunity Home page

 


The next step is to go to my review to see how you can check all of this out for free and how to become a premium member with Wealthy Affiliate.  Join now with me and I will be there to assist you in your new online venture.

 

I do hope you enjoy the video and blog series on these website building courses. As you can see I am very passionate about online business and thrilled I am able to show people a better and truly legitimate way of making money online.

See you on the inside!
Sincerely, Sharon

 

 

 

 

 

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How to Build a Website Easily

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How to Build a Website Easily

Have you ever wondered how to build a website easily?  Sounds impossible, doesn’t it.  Visiting websites, they look professional.  Good themes and images, great content.  You really wonder how long these could have possibly taken to put together.

But website building is really not that difficult at all.  And as I will show you in a moment, just how simple and easy it is to get your own website up, published and online for free!

When you have been online for a long time you really learn the importance of having your own website.  It is actually imperative for ongoing success.  Yes, you can join a network marketing company and have your own website to send people to, to check out your business, but that’s just not the same as having your own website.

With a duplicated site like that from your network company, you would have to be doing a lot of free social media advertising and also paid methods as well.  When creating your own website in your niche, with everything you do (as in content/blog posts),  these will always give you the possibility of being found in the search engines and the big one – Google.  Imagine people visiting your website from content you created?  This means free advertising but what’s even better, these posts are online forever being found.  And better still, at no cost to you!

Imagine people visiting your website from content you created?  This means free advertising but what’s even better, these posts are online forever being found.  And better still, at no cost to you!  Plus now you have a place online you can call home. And it is your website, that you have built.

As I mentioned earlier, check out this quick tutorial on how easy it is to set up a website to get it ready for you to add your content and posts.  You will also see a quick look at the platform I use that has all the tools in place to make it happen and ongoing support.
 

 

Click here to create an Account and get building you website!

So with Siterubix, when you fill in a name for your site, you will be taken to a sign up page where you can create a username and password.  Keep in mind, you do not have to give any personal or credit card information and there are no up sells on the way in.

Try it now.  Put in a name for your website (this can be upgraded later to another similar name) and check out how simple and easy it is.


There are also many other website creating sites online.  Like Sitey, Sitebuilder, ehost, Weebly and Yola to name a few.  With Wealthy Affiliate, however, all your hosting is included and of course like I have shown you, training, lessons, and community and company support.  And I truly believe I have never seen anything like Wealthy Affiliate for the amount of up to date training and

And I truly believe I have never seen anything like Wealthy Affiliate for the amount of up to date training and 24-hour support they give.  It is brilliant with an easy website builder and also a complete business to get your site published, and eventually profitable.

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And just to show a few results of what can be achieved with your own site.  I use a reputable keyword search tool called Jaaxy – I have a review on it here.

By finding good low competition keywords I have attained some really good ranks in Googles searches.

Yes, I am being found and yes people are joining me.  Which is truly exciting because I now share the same program with them, that will get them their desired result for their niche!

And it hasn’t been as hard as you may think it would be.  But this is where the Wealthy Affiliate program and training and lessons they teach comes into play.  With learning how to find good low competition keywords and where to place them in my posts, and with other factors learned,  is the reason why I can get to Google’s page 1.  And that is really exciting because if you can do it once with your website, you can do it many times.

Become an Authority in Your Niche

Plus over time, if you are posting regularly and Google sees this, (quality posts and regular posting) you can potentially become an authority site.  This means your posts will rank even quicker and more amd more of your quality content will be found.

But it all starts with your own website.  So like I said earlier, try it out for free, and see if Wealthy Affiliate and building your own niche website is a fit for you.

I do hope you liked my latest post on how to build a website easily.  Click here to find more in-depth information on the program associated with this SiteRubix platform.

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What is a Niche Business?

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What is a Niche?

So what is a niche business?  But HOLD UP!  First please tell me, what is a niche?

Simply put, a niche is an audience. It is an audience that looks for things online. And more specifically, it is a target market looking for a specific thing. And a “niche business” is having that specific thing as the main topic material on your website. Then, getting targeted traffic wanting to know more about it, and even buying products (via your links), related to the niche.

You can start with very broad niches like weight loss, exercise, cooking, healthy food etc. The important thing to do for a niche is to be more specific and narrow down the broader topic to a more defined term. But in saying that also, you don’t want it to be so narrow, that you have nothing to talk about!

So let’s take a step back and elaborate more on a niche and then on a niche business.

Finding a Niche

So let’s look at an example in the Weight loss Category. Doing a keyword search on this very topic brings me back over 329,000 searches a month via my trusty and reputable keyword tool that I use.

“That’s great!” you say. But having a topic so broad and so big like that, will have your content from your website being lost on Google’s pages to the bigger authority websites and basically never being found.

However, there are so many subcategories under Weight loss.
So let’s take a closer look at these;

– Low Carb Diet

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“Healthy Eating Niche”

– High Protein Diet

– The Paleo Diet

– The Atkins Diet

– Becoming Vegan

– Fasting

– Losing weight at 50

– Dieting in your 20s

– Losing Weight after Babies

– Being Healthy Parents

As you can see, these are all types of losing weight themes however, they are now narrowed down to a more targeted audience.

And narrowing them down even more could look like this;

Losing Weight at 50  > > >  Women Losing Weight at 50  or  Men Losing Weight at 50
Being Healthy Parents > > > Being Healthy Parents with Toddlers  or  Being Healthy Parents with Teens
Dieting in Your 20’s > > > Women Dieting in their 20’s  or   Women Dieting in their 30’s

And as you will find when you do your research, the needs of a woman in her 20’s is going to be different from the high protein diet that a male body builder may embark on.  So the audience is very different, and so will the content, and products to guide your potential audience too.

Being more specific you may feel you do not have as much to talk about, but there are heaps of topics within that “Dieting in 20’s” niche. Like their food, which could lead down a vegetarian or vegan path, to types of exercises that may involve equipment like you would use at your local gym. The content and product promotion ideas are truly endless.

Looking at the food option of a young woman following a vegan lifestyle. This could present itself with another niche opportunity. When you do your research and start digging deep, you will be surprised at the opportunity of smaller niches within a broader one.

Really Important When Finding a Niche!

What’s really important when you do decide on a niche, is you have to ask yourself these following things.

Is it something I could talk about till the cows come home?
Am I passionate about it, and truly love the niche I have come up with?
Is it within a buyers market – are people buying products from this niche?
Will I enjoy not only writing about it but continue to research and learn – ongoing?

Because if you answered “no” to a couple of those questions then you will run out of steam for your website. You truly have to enjoy the content you write and have fun doing the research behind it. It’s a huge requirement if you want a Niche Business but more so if you want it to be successful.

And you must get clear on a profitable niche and one that is in within a buyer’s market. Most niches are profitable. If you can give great content on your website that will provide knowledge and value to your audience then you will be building good relationships with them, hence when you suggest a product, they will be more inclined to take you up on your suggestion and buy. But the key is, to provide the content in the first place.

And now onto the Business part of the Niche

So you have found your niche and you are very passionate about it. You could write endlessly and talk about it to anyone who will listen!  And, you have done your research, know it is definitely in a buyers market and you are champing at the bit to create content about it.

Well the simplest place I will suggest and I know what has worked for me, (and hundreds of thousands of others), is with the website creating platform SiteRubix. You can have your website up in minutes. And also, within the system you become part of, which is free to trial for an unlimited time, will give you training and tasks to assist you to get your new niche business website cranking!

If you really want a profitable business in the coming months and are prepared to put in the time and work to get your information out there, then start right here with SiteRubix and get your Niche website created today.
 


Just enter a name for your site – the niche you have chosen to write about. You can get more information here on how to build your website for free.

With this platform comes guidance, lessons, and tasks to assist you to get your niche website fully functional and have you sharing your content in no time.

The beauty of building your own niche website is that your content about your chosen topic will be online forever. Which means, if you follow the lessons from this website-creating platform, you could have a profitable site within months and one that could pay you well into the future.

But it comes down to the effort you are prepared to do now. Please do not have the expectation of going into any online business, and just because you “bought in” you are going to be rich in weeks. It does not happen like that in multi-level marketing, blogging, freelancing or anything for that matter.

And it will not happen here either.

It takes time to write content and build your site, however, your efforts will be rewarded if you just keep working it.  With a bricks and mortar business, a new owner just doesn’t buy it and think the sales are going to roll in – now does he?

Well, this is no different.  But with a lot of dedicated work, you will definitely reap the rewards.

If you want more detailed information on the platform I use to have a successful niche business then check out my detailed review here that gives you everything involved within the system.

 

I hope you enjoyed my latest post and are more informed now on what is a niche business.
Do comment and let me know below!
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How to Find Free Images Online

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Have you ever wondered how to find free images online and especially from Google?  I hope that you know, that you cannot just go onto Google, or any other search engine for that matter, and copy an image to place on your blog or website.

A lot of images online are copyrighted to their respective owners, and to have access to these, can come with a fee. There are many sites online like; Shutterstock, Adobe Stock photos, Getty Images and Deposit photos to name a few that charge for their images, or a subscription to a certain amount of downloads.

But with a little research and a bit of filtering on Google, can have you download and receive lovely images for your website that are royalty and attribution free.

With these free sites, you can use their images but attribution may be required.  Simply put, attribution is the act of giving the original author of the content credit for their work. Which could mean a caption under the photo, crediting the author of the image, or even a link in the image back to the original source.

In this video, I briefly explain how simple it is to search Google and how to get free images online.
 

 
So as I explained in the video when searching for images, and how to find free images to use for your website, make sure that the websites you do get them from are royalty free. There generally is no limit to your downloads and from these images, you can perhaps modify a little, placing a quote, title or symbols.

Doing Your Image Search

And as stated in the video, going to Google and selecting Images followed by;

Tools > Usable rights > Labeled for reuse

In this picture below as you can see I Googled “dogs” and selected the Images.  Settings and Tools will not be visible until you click on one or the other and from there, more options are offered.  It is here you then click on the Labeled for reuse to get the free images to use.

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Free Sites to Check out

Here is a list of some free image websites.  As stated in the video, please read through the Terms and Conditions and FAQ’s to know exactly what you are allowed to use.  I have only included the sites that do not require attribution.  What does that mean you ask?  Simply put, it means you do not have to give credit to the original author of the content.

Pixabay

Pixabay has over 930,000 photos and videos that you can use anywhere. And because these images are released free of copyrights you can download, modify, distribute them for anything that you like!

Pexels

Photos on Pexels are free to use for personal or commercial use.  And you can modify copy and distribute photos as well which is awesome as they have a good variety.

Picjumbo

Picjumbo is an easy to navigate free image site with really high-resolution photos with no attribution required as well.  It has a great selection of food shots, so it your website is about nutrition, a restaurant or anything food based then this could be for you!

Gratisography

This free image site is full of photos by one photographer and some are weird, all are wonderful and really unique!All pictures were photographed by Ryan McGuire and free of copyright restrictions.

Having obtained these photos, you can now either use them as they are. Or do a bit of modifying. I like to add titles to some of my images to state clearly what my post is about. As you will have seen with my image at the very top of my post.

Your modifications can be done on the programs like Canvas, or PicMonkey.  I actually use the very basic program Paint on my computer. I label or title my images or put others symbols on relatively quick and easy.  I imagine an editing program comes with the Apple computers as well.

A Recap

So just to recap, make sure you are taking images from the internet that give you permission to do so.

Clearly credit the owner of the image (with a caption or a link) if attribution is required.  This can be done in the Advanced feature as you add your image.

Get busy finding awesome images for your website and blog posts!

I do hope you linked my post on how to find free images online.  And if you are looking to get building your own website then check out now the best website builder to use.

Have an awesome day,
Sharon

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How to Start an Online Business from Home

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How to Start an Online Business from Home at a Low Cost

So you are finally taking the plunge and looking for ways on how to start an online business from home.  You are sick of working for someone else.  Or over not spending enough time for with your kids. Perhaps your commute to work is a long one and the traffic is atrocious?  Every day.

Many people just like you and I are are looking online these days for alternatives to what we are currently doing. So that one day we can work from home and be there for our families.

I have listed a few things that I think are necessary for online business. I hope these help you in your quest to work from home.  Even though there are many types of businesses you can do from home, they do come with different variables. Listed below is what I know is perfect for a really low-cost business.

All Your Tools

Stating the obvious, but a desktop or laptop and a really good internet connection. And get on a big data plan too. These are not as expensive as they used to be and when you package them with a mobile plan and Foxtel for TV they are really good value for money. You will need the extra data to work online and your kids will love it too!

A Website

“Well where do I get one of those ?” you ask.  There are many places you can get websites these days, and free for that matter. Here is a website building post for beginners that goes into more detail.  Basically, you want something that is easy to set up – literally in minutes.  Like I use with SiteRubix platform. You can check it out here!

 

You must have a lot of help and support as you build your website when blogging, or when doing paid advertising to your site.  And it is really important that you have a support network of very capable individuals on hand.  Which leads me to also add, that building with free sites – like wordpress.org – you will have most components to get your site created.  What they will probably lack in, is the support department.  So be mindful on which website building path and platform that you choose.

Which leads me to also add, that building with free sites – like wordpress.org – you will have most components to get your site created.  What they will probably lack in, is the support department.  So be mindful on which website building path and platform that you choose.

A website really is a must if you want a successful online business.  And building your own website means that it is yours.  I built this website.  And I did this successfully with these guys, Wealthy Affiliate – my honest Review here. Because I have all the tools in place, the community to assist with quick queries, and company support if I am wanting something technical addressed.

Having your own website will also require you to have a good way to find keywords for your posts.  Within our system, we have this amazing keyword tool that helps you to do just that.  To have a really good website is one thing, but to have one that is being found organically on google’s page 1 is even better.  Yes, free traffic because you did your keyword research really well.

And with a good keyword tool, you can do just that. Find lots of low competition keywords to build your posts around. I have more information on another keyword tool I use as well.  You can check out some more detailed informaton on this seo keyword tool called Jaaxy right here.

Places to Create Images

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Having a website and a blog means putting pages and posts on it.  And with that, you will need some color!  Finding images online can be fun, however, be careful as you cannot just go ahead and use anybody’s pictures.

So make sure you use the Google > Images > Tools > Labeled for reuse option.

Or you can go to free sites like Pixabay or Pexels as they have a lot of free images that you can source.  But don’t just take images from the internet.

You can also create you own in places like Canva or PicMonkey.  I also use ‘good ole paint’ on my desktop computer.  It is simple, easy and quick to use.

A List builder is a Good Option

If you are deciding to do an email list, and this is really something you should consider, then a good autoresponder system is a must.  Aweber and Get Response are two very reputable list building programs you may want to consider. They come with all the training involved within the system and they are quite simple to use.

Having a list means you can keep in contact with your visitors who have opted-in, continuing to send them value and updates of your website, and the occasional promotion too.

A Good Business Mindset

Please don’t think because you have decided to start an online business that it is going to be easy.  A brick and mortar business takes quite a while to build. I have heard that some don’t even turn a profit in their first 1, 2 even 3 years and your online business can be the same.

It depends on many factors, but working hard at it, for little reward first up is the big one!  I have been in this position myself.  Worked at a business but gave up before my work came to fruition.  Or maybe you have paid for a big level product in a multi level marketing business and thought that you would now reap the rewards because you “bought in” on the bigger product.

Well, it doesn’t work like that.  You have to keep at it – Until …

You have to remain coachable and be inspired by those who have built successful online businesses before you.  Learn from them but more importantly, take action on what you now know!

What’s wonderful about the program I am part of, is we have so much support from the community it keeps us motivated. We help each other out and share things that work, and things that don’t.  It is really important to be part of a good network of people who are striving for things in life similar to you.  And with my online business, I have that and you can too!

Some Legal Stuff

If you do operate your business from home and you are earning from your online business, you will want to learn about tax obligations and also what you can be eligible for as well.  So consulting with your accountant will have you on the right “legal” track to paying income tax if it is required or knowing what can be tax deductible as well.

Make sure you do this when it is required within your financial tax year. In Australia, ours runs from July 1st to June 30.  If you reside in another country your financial year may be on a different time line.  So do check it out.

 

I do hope you got some ideas from this post, and check out my very honest reviews.   I never recommend any product or business unless I have been part of it, used the product or currently using it now myself.

And if you are looking to create a website, want all the tools, support and a community of awesome entrepreneurs to assist you (and I will assist you too!)  then get INSTANT ACCESS now and fully informed on how to start an online business from home.

I will see you on the other side!
Do message me here on Facebook if you need any questions answered.
I get back to people quick smart if I am contacted there.
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18 Top Online Business Opportunities & My No.1

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So you are looking at top online business opportunities?

Yes, I was too.  And I do believe I found what I was looking for.  But it took me a long time to get to this stage in my online marketing career.  I had to go through a bunch of obstacles and heartache really, before I found what I was looking for and my highly recommended No. 1 opportunity.

I really hope your learning curve in finding an online business isn’t too hard on you.  It can be a tough gig, online marketing and online business for that matter.  Honestly, I have never heard of anyone who came online independently and was successful within a few months.  It just doesn’t happen and you have to really understand it takes time to build.  But with that being said, if you have the desire and drive then that’s a big part of the successful equation, and you are moving in the right direction.

So first up, have a look at these following business opportunities that are available to you. Basically it is finding something that you truly love to do. Who wants to work at business they dislike? We usually go to work for a boss and do just that – dislike what we do everyday.  So why would we pursue an online business and repeat that same process?

A List of 18 Top Online Business Opportunities

top online business opportunityFreelance Writing and Resume/Cover letter Writing

Freelance writing or Resume and Cover letter writing may be an option.  People are always applying for a position in an offline job, or requiring articles or blog posts.

And quality is definitely needed in all of these instances. So if you are a writer and a good one at that, then this could be a business idea for you!

Affiliate Marketing

Become an affiliate marketer.  In this case you do not have to have your own products or services and you are promoting other peoples wares and in turn, you get a commission for your sales efforts.  The best way to do this however is through a website of your own – check out how to build websites here.

You can make alot of money affiliate marketing, however if you are using paid methods to send traffic to the products, that in itself can become a very costly exercise. I would recommend building your own site and getting your own content out there online. Your posts (with good SEO and other factors) have the chance to becoming ranked high.  You can them send your audience (your visitors whom are on your site) via links to products and services to possibly purchase.

Proofreading

Are you good at spotting errors in articles or blog writing? Then proofreading is another avenue of service you could offer to online publishers or bloggers. And of course at an agreed fee.

Web Design

There is an ever growing demand for web design as local brick and mortar businesses take to the internet and also aspiring entrepreneurs.  So there will always be work in this field.  An adventurous idea of putting your creative talents and programming knowledge to work.

Social Media Consultantsocial media advertising

Become the go-to person for social media advertising. Perhaps you have knowledge on the popular platforms, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and many others.  Having the know-how of sharing business posts and also the time to do it, then this gig could be for you.

Freelancing in Design

There is definitely no shortage for banner and logo designs or other creative ideas for your websites. You could become a freelancer designer with the very popular sites, like Upwork or Fiverr and command fees for your services.

Multi Level Marketing

There are so many multi level marketing businesses floating around the internet that there are so many to choose from. If you like to be part of teams, love products like skin care, make up, health and weight loss or personal development then this could be the avenue for you.

Actually there is an mlm around alot of things these days.And these types of businesses usually come with their own training and duplicated websites (for promotion).  But do be aware, it is always good to do your due diligence and search the internet for Reviews.  I have a dedicated page of the good and the not so good that I have experienced – you can find those Reviews here.

eBay and Auction Selling

You could sell a bunch of stuff that you have lying around – and we all have “stuff” –  but this is also good for buying in wholesale bulk and reselling those goods and a Buy it Now price or in an Auction.

Online Stores

Online stores like Amazon and Shopify are great choices to start with to obtain products, or more links for products. And you can sell almost anything on your website, books, clothing, jewelry, shoes the list goes on.

Blogging

You may like to blog about a niche that is of great interest to you.  Blogging is growing all the time and with the internet and people searching for information on just about any topic, then blogging may be the route to go.  Here is more information on what a niche website is about.  And it may be something that interests you.

Surveys

Taking surveys is an option and there is alot of opportunity in this.  However, you definitely have to research this type of online business as it can be very time consuming for little reward.  But in saying that there is alot of offerings for surveys and companies will always provide them.

Forex Trading

I did a little bit of trading but it was too nerve racking for me, as you are watching your money fluctuate depending on what type of trading you embark on.  People can make a lot of money through trading but this is one online business you definitely want to do your research on.  And there are many systems and programs out there that do make it easier.

Business and General Coaching

You could try business coaching and a service to assist others with their sales and marketing or strategies for their website.  If you have proof of results in your own experiences then you could offer your expertise for a fee.

General Coaching could be offered to coach those who have their own respective mlm or blogging business, in social media strategies or methods you have gained knowledge in and succeeded. All again for a set hourly fee.

Membership Sites

Being an expert in your field is huge especially if you have gained alot of followers online.  You could capitlize by creating your own membership site.  Offering people a lot of value and information that will assist them moving forward in their respective businesses and will definitely result in them remain subscribed and a member on your site.

It will be especially important keeping your content on the site up to date.  A membership site can be very lucrative but more importantly, a residual monthly income for what will be little work in the end.  Yes, it would be hard work to get to this stage, but would be worth it if you were to create a membership site like this.

Virtual Assistant

A Virtual Assistant is another online business that may be of interest to you.  Having had experience in general office work, accountancy, emails, customer service or the organising of online filing systems then a VA maybe something you could pursue.With the increase of local  businesses taking to the internet, as their businesses grow, so does the need for online help!  So again, an online option for consideration.

My No.1 Recommendation for Top Online Business Opportunities

Building a niche website.  But more than that, It is a blog, which means I get free traffic to my site every day and this steadily increases.  It is Affiliate Marketing as well so I now make commissions from those who go through my unique links.

And another great thing is I am part of a supportive community that are available to me 24 hours a day.  I have all the tools I need within the system and the company leaders are always approachable and offer great support.

If you want to check out what I do then visit my thorough Review so you can see the whole ins and outs of this awesome opportunity.  You can sign up with this program and check it out at your own pace for free.

message sharonOr message me directly on Facebook if you have any questions at all. I am here to assist always and it is something I just love to do – help others!  So I do hope you liked my 15 top online business opportunities.  Just make sure you do full research and due diligence on anything that interests you. And before you sign up to anythng!  Wishing you all the success in the world!

Wishing you all the success in the world!
Make it a great day,
Sharon

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P.S.   Looking for more options in a home business?  Do check out my 2017 Guide for ideas!

 

 

 

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