DIY Website Building - How to Create Your Own Online Business
DIY Website building is a great option for starting and creating an online business. Now with so much free information on the internet, you can become a webmaster with patience and perseverance and run your own online business.
It starts with doing your research and finding a topic for your website. There are many free tools that can help you start. Write down 3-5 things that you know a lot about or are passionate about. It can be things that you really never thought could amount to much. Many often think that they don't know anything. That just isn't true. Everyone knows something about something. Look around online. Take a look at Google Trends or what are the top selling products on ebay or amazon.com. Take a look here at EzineArticles.com and see what are the most popular articles. Then use a free keyword tool like the Google AdWords Keyword tool or Word tracker (you can Google those) and find out how many people are searching for something similar. You can start really broad with terms like travel, cooking, gardening and start narrowing down a specific topic or area within each category that might work for you.
The idea is to find a topic that there is a lot of interest in but not many good sites out there providing that information. The goal is to find out what people want and then learn about DIY website building and turn that topic into a profitable website.
Before you actually start your site you will have to do more research and planning and first layout your site blueprint and navigation system. You will do that based on the keyword research that you do and your topic. Then start looking for ways to make money. There are many options- use Google AdSense which is putting ads on your website that when people click on them you get paid. You can also sell other people's products which is called affiliate marketing. You can also create your own ebook or write your own book and sell it.
You will choose your domain name based on your keyword research and site concept which is quite different from most who just decide on a domain and then build a site around it. Choosing the domain after you choose the concept will help you build a site that is better optimized for the search engines. Getting traffic will depend on you learning and implementing some search engine optimization. It is fairly simple. You just use the keywords in a specific way on the pages and use an XML sitemap and RSS feed to send info to the search engines.
You will also have to get other sites to link to you. It is not only for getting traffic but for looking good to the major search engines.
When you start getting traffic you can analyze what you are doing and find what is working best so you can do more of it!
It isn't easy. It doesn't happen overnight. DIY website building is just about learning and taking it all step by step.
Julie Onofrio a licensed massage practitioner in Seattle WA for 20 years who has turned into a in infopreneur creating DIY websites and teaching others how to do the same. Everything is provided in the Site Build it! website and business development system If you need more help there is even an online class to teach you how to do it yourself website
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Do It Yourself???
Do it yourself, often referred to by the acronym "DIY," is a term used by various communities that focus on people creating things for themselves without the aid of paid professionals. Many DIY subcultures explicitly critique consumer culture, which emphasizes that the solution to our needs is to purchase things, and instead encourage people to take technologies into their own hands.