Do You Need Help?

Written by Pamela Geiss

What are your strengths? What are your weakenesses? Each of us has talents and also areas where we are not as strong.

The first thing you need to do is decide what your strengths are. For example, if you are good at writing, you can write articles, ads, website copy, ebooks, etc. If you are good at programming, you can develop good programs. If you are good at html and java and cgi scripts, you can do websites or develop scripts for sale.

It's very seldom that one person has allrepparttar talents necessary to set up a business, whether it be an Internet business or a business on Main Street. When you set up a business on Main Street, many times you go out and find a CPA to handle your business taxes, etc. You find a contractor to build your building or repair or upgrade your building. You find a secretary to handle billing and filing and answeringrepparttar 131970 phones. There are many people who come together to help you make your business a success.

When you build a business onrepparttar 131971 Internet, you don't have to worry aboutrepparttar 131972 contractor - or do you? Do you know how to really build a website? After all, when a potential customer comes to your site, no one will physically be there to greet him/her. Your website will berepparttar 131973 reflection of your business. If you don't know how to set it up, you need a "contractor". In other words, you need a webmaster's help.

When I first started onrepparttar 131974 Internet, I had a free website. It was colorful!! I used one of their templates and thought it was really pretty! But pretty is not what business is all about. You want your website to be functional, fast loading, easy to navigate and informative.

Money for nothing?

Written by Chuck McCullough

Not hardly!

It is so easy to turn a newbie into an Internet junkie by tellingrepparttar tales of "gurus" making money with their website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

They go on vacation for a week or two andrepparttar 131967 site just keeps on payingrepparttar 131968 bills.

Doesn't get any easier than this....

I still have my first website that I created when I first became addicted torepparttar 131969 Net. I haven't touched it in over a year now, other than to change an updated URL here and there.

Everything that you can do wrong with your Internet business, has been done to mine.

Mostly because I lost interest. My wife says that I'm bad about that. Many of my hobbies have fallen torepparttar 131970 wayside for this same reason.

The site made me a little over $6,000 last year, and aboutrepparttar 131971 samerepparttar 131972 year before. This year is off to an even better start for some reason.

Whenever I talk to people about this, their eyes glaze over as they imagine throwing up their own site and watchingrepparttar 131973 checks roll in.

Money for nothing?

Well, if you look only at this past year it pretty much looks like it was free money. I didn't really do anything and still pulled in a decent chunk of change.

Many ofrepparttar 131974 "gurus" onrepparttar 131975 Internet have a similar story of how they have a website or two that are on auto-pilot like this one.

This is part ofrepparttar 131976 problem with our industry today. Too many stories of easy money float around just likerepparttar 131977 ones above, andrepparttar 131978 unsuspecting quickly fall prey.

Now let me shed some light on my story...

Forrepparttar 131979 past year I haven't done very much, that'srepparttar 131980 truth. But what I failed to tell you is how much time, and for how long it took me to get that particular site torepparttar 131981 point it was one year ago.

Fromrepparttar 131982 moment that I first discoveredrepparttar 131983 Internet, I was hooked.

Me and my AOL account were inseparable. For that first year my website must have gone through a complete redesign every two months.

I would spend hours and hours asking other webmasters to link to my site, monitoring my search engine positioning, and trying to find ways to make money from it.

When I was away from my computer all I could think about was getting back to it to check and see how many visitors came through, and how much money I made.

There were many letdowns and many frustrations in getting it offrepparttar 131984 ground.

If you take what I made withrepparttar 131985 site last year and divide it byrepparttar 131986 number of hours I spent, its one heck of an hourly rate!

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