If you're going to make money online, then you need to create a website. The single, best thing you can do is build a niche site – a website about something you know a lot about and are passionate about, a website where your knowledge will shine through and carry your visitors on a wave of enthusiasm.
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If you're a tech-head, then building a website is a simple proposition. But if you're not, then how do you creating one?
One route to take is to pick up some webpage building software such as FrontPage or Dreamweaver and learn how to put webpages together. There can be a steep learning curve with this approach if you're not at all familiar with HTML or how websites are built in general.
Another option is to hire a web developer. However, if you're on a small budget, then this is an expensive option as all knowledge remains with your developer and you'll need to rehire them to make changes to your website.
A third option is Site Build It!. I'd heard great things about this and was finally recommended to use it by a friend who'd started building her own site through it. I was also curious as to how different and easier it would be to build a site using Site Build It's point and click interface. While, for me, it was a bit of an adjustment not being elbow-deep in HTML code, tools provided are eminently simple and anyone (and I do mean anyone) who can click a mouse, can build a website, and if you follow Site Build It! philosophy, it'll make some money too!
Site Build It! Also provide a 10-step program that guides you through setting up a profitable website, one that's based on content rather than being all bells and whistles, so that it's useful to those who come visiting. It's what I used to build my Great Landscape Photography website. As traffic increases, you can then start signing up with affiliate programs and making sales of items that relate to subject of your website (they tell you how to go about all this). It's a point-and-click solution to building websites and handles all intricacies of email forms and responders and newsletter signups and mailings.
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