Maybe I was blunt, but I wasn't being malicious in my replies. the thing is unless you're exceptionally talented (or lucky) you have to go through the learning curve with IM the same as the rest of us.
There is no magic wand to get you up and going with an online business, please stop buying into every new bright shiny thing that comes along and focus on just one thing.
There are probably some on this forum who wouldn't agree with me, but this is how I think you could approach your business if you are just starting an online career.
I'm a big believer in the KISS principle (Keep it simple stupid), and I think you need to decide carefully about whether you really want to get into IM(If you're not careful, it can take over your life and ruin your health)
- Think carefully about what it is you want to actually do (and stick with it). One of the worst things many of us do is jump from project to project without actually finishing anything.
- Do a business plan (Bev Clements is the one to go to for this)
- Take a deep breath before you start
Lets look at building a website for an ebook you want to sell.
First of all you need to source your book, personally (depending on the niche I was going to cater to) I'd see if there were any PLR books I could use and edit.
Don't discount PLR stuff, yeah there is some crap out there, but there is also some really good stuff.
I'd grab a PLR book I could work with and heavily edit and change extensively. if not, trot over to rentacoder if you don't want to write it yourself. You can get a decent 50 page ebook written for about $250. (Make sure you retain the copyright and it isn't plagerised etc).
There are many free tools on the Internet, but personally I would invest in the best.
If you don't know the difference between html and your big right toenail, invest in xsitepro it's a super fabulous website editor and it will help you out with all that pesky stuff like SEO etc (whilst you're learning the ropes). Take a day to learn how to use it. (That's honestly how long it will take you to learn). TIP make sure you go through the tutorial if u do buy it.
XSP was designed for newbies, and it will help you build super professional looking websites.
Invest in decent hosting. (Don't go for free, it looks cheap and nasty), there are some cool hosting packages out there on shared hosting which start out at $5 a month. if you can't afford that, then I suggest you leave IM for now and get a job even if its flipping burgers.
If you're using XSP, there are a heap of templates that come with the software, or you can outsource the job to someone.
Your PLR book may have come with a sales page etc. if it did, make sure you change it extensively to reflect you.
Final thing (cos I'm tired and it's way past my bedtime), get your site up there in cyber space.
it doesn't matter how ugly it is, you can titivate it later. You need to feel the pride and sense of accomplisment you'll get by seeing your very first website online.
lol I nearly forgot, you need to have bought a domain name, don't buy it through your host, (or godaddy for that matter) go to namecheap their site is much easier to traverse and you don't get rugby tackled with an upsell every time you click a link to move to the cart. You can get namecheap coupon codes from here where you can save a dollar or 2.
Ok that's it from me. It would be nice if other warriors could come in with suggestions for our newbie to get traffic to their site and anything else I forgot. (I'm bushed)