The Perfect Site Guide - 2 create a website

Want to create a website, but have no clue how to begin? Well, you are in the right place! This tutorial will walk you through all the steps to creating and marketing a website from scratch.

What Skills do I need?

If you're thinking about creating a website (especially if it's for business/money making), you may be curious or even intimidated by what you have to learn. Here are some skills and attributes that will come in handy.

A Basic Understanding of Web Programming

As I will emphasize several times throughout this book, you do not need to become an expert programmer to have a successful website, but you should learn the basics of HTML and CSS (more advice on that later).

Creativity

People underestimate the importance of this attribute. Anyone can throw up content and call it a website or a blog, but when it comes to effective marketing and building traffic, you have to dig deep and get in touch with your creative side.

Some will agrue creativenes cannot be learned because it is a talent. That's true to an extent, but I believe you can improve your creativity, especially if you study other successful Webmasters and Bloggers.

Thinking outside the box will take you far and is often the difference between success and failure. There is going to be competition no matter what topic you choose so you have to fine tune your approach and develop a fresh perspective on your topic.

Dare to be different.

Good Writing Skills

This skill is especially important if you want to make money the way I do (affiliate marketing). My writing has improved tremendously over the years. Let's take writing headlines, for example. Ten years ago I may have title a blog post about Twitter mistakes something simple like, Top Twitter Mistakes. (Yawn)

Today, I would take more time with that title and maybe craft something more attention grabbing like, 12 Twitter Crimes Almost Every Newbie Commits.

See how the 2nd title is much more interesting and eye-catching? This is something I learned over time by studing other successful Webmasters whose writing I admired. One headlines can be the difference between hundreds and thousands of visits. Click to read more...

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