So far, so good...(newbie update)

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Well, this first week has been a steep learning curve, but fun.

I still have a lot of ideas to pursue, but decided to dip my toes in the water and try setting up a site. Being a complete novice, I'm pleased with the skills its given me. I've registered my domain, sorted out hosting, done pdf conversion, purchased PLR content, studied up on FTP and downloaded NVU. Phew!

Tomorrow I'll be putting meat on the bones, but for now very pleased with myself.

When people say they literally started from scratch and it is possible to build up an online business from nothing, I can now verify its true !!
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  • Profile picture of the author LilBlackDress
    Originally Posted by Decanus View Post

    Well, this first week has been a steep learning curve, but fun.

    I still have a lot of ideas to pursue, but decided to dip my toes in the water and try setting up a site. Being a complete novice, I'm pleased with the skills its given me. I've registered my domain, sorted out hosting, done pdf conversion, purchased PLR content, studied up on FTP and downloaded NVU. Phew!

    Tomorrow I'll be putting meat on the bones, but for now very pleased with myself.

    When people say they literally started from scratch and it is possible to build up an online business from nothing, I can now verify its true !!
    Good for you.
    Are you planning to rewrite that PLR?
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  • Profile picture of the author ang0160
    If you just paste the PLR onto your pages then your site will fail. Re write everything original content rules.
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    • Profile picture of the author FriendlyRob
      Very impressive for your first week, it took me a year to learn all that stuff.
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      • Profile picture of the author robyna
        Great job!! Yes, it took me forever to figure out things like hosting....:confused:

        I agree with others, re-write your PLR. It's not hard at all. You don't have to completely re-write it. Just do some re-writing of some sentences, tweak a few others. Make sure overall it "says" the same thing if you want, but not in the same words. Google won't like your site if you don't.

        The beauty of PLR is it makes writing easy but you do still need to write just a touch or you'll be in trouble if you don't (your site will, I mean. No one will come knocking on your door. ).
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  • Profile picture of the author easymoneyman
    You need to build a list...I tried to avoid it but that's where the money is.
    try the listbreeding site for some help
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    • Profile picture of the author kerry3280
      You should be really, really proud of yourself. Feels good doesn't it?

      Well done for taking the bull by the horns. With that mindset and determination you'll do well!

      Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Lori Kelly
    Yeah! Great job. You should be pleased with yourself. Keep it up. Get the site finished. Congrats!
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  • Profile picture of the author halo3
    its no business until you've got your first paying customer
    if you need some original content for your site it might be worth to ya to check out elance or odesk and hire someone for a few bucks to write some real original content for you...
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  • Profile picture of the author icegin
    Nice work. Sounds like you've got a good plan that you're following - it'd be good to hear updates of your progress
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  • Profile picture of the author PattC
    Hi Decanus:

    I am relatively new to internet marketing and the Warrior Forum. Glad to hear you are doing well. Success is more of a marathon than a sprint.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jere Kuisma
    Great job! I actually just did my first site this week too Was awesome to finally learn and implement those things, like buying hosting, editing the website and uploading it to the public.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicolas simpson
    congrats, just keep taking it one day at a time..
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  • Profile picture of the author madzstar
    Man that is good. it took me a year before i ever got up my own website because of procrastination.

    Now just make sure u stay focused on dunt get caught up in all this internet hype otherwise u cud end up with information overload and that took me 3-4months to recover from
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    Great job. Do not give up, too many times people give up right before the BIG ONE. So go nuts and you will see some massive results. Many smart warriors here to help you if you find a bump or two in the road. But cheers and good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author DreamWarrior
    That's determination. And once you've completed your site, you can then retrace your steps and see what you can tweak and improve. Then do the little bit harder things like monetise your site and get it ranking higher in the google searches. There's always something new to learn on the WWW.
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  • Profile picture of the author feliciayapsl
    Good going. Continue to work on your online business every day.
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  • Profile picture of the author Decanus
    Thanks for the encouragement and advice everyone. Took a step back today, to let all the info I've absorbed 'breathe' a little, allows you to regain a little focus I find. Tonight will read through the PLR I purchased and edit/ improve (if its already really well written, which this seems to be, do the changes need to be made? I've spotted a few bits here and there to change but mainly cosmetic)
    also will look at starting up a blog site as my secondary project, which I will write some original content for, and chop up and use some e-book material for (permissions allowing of course). Just sketching that out right now, but will eventually loosely tie the blog and site together (same overall niche subject)
    it won't last, but its been fun stretching myself out of my normal comfort zone, and if nothing else have learnt a whole new skill set, and discovered a whole new community I previously knew nothing of!
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    • Profile picture of the author Lori Kelly
      Good idea to take a step back. I find that when I force myself to take a day off, the next day I am more productive, focused and ready to get to work.

      The PLR you bought was probably purchased by many other people. The content will not be unique. You should change it and add your "voice" to the content.

      Starting a blog is a good idea. If you can't write your own content to make sure it is updated regularly, find someone who can write for you.

      It's fun learning new stuff, isn't it?

      Set some goals and the way you intend to achieve your goals.

      One thing that helps me tremendously is every night I write down 5 things that I will accomplish the next day. Sometimes I don't finish the 5 things and I try not to be too hard on myself. The main reason I do the 5 things is so that I am focused first thing in the morning and don't waste too much time cruising the internet.

      Keep us posted. You can do anything you set your mind to.
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  • Profile picture of the author AC21DJ
    Very impressive. You have already made it past many people who would have quit before they made it this far.

    Everyone is right. Drive traffic and build your list. Be patient and continue to work hard and it will all pay off.

    Aaron
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  • Profile picture of the author paul_1
    Great Job! Keep it up and focus on it. Do everything possible that's legal of course, to make money out of it Your difficult but very rewarding journey has just started. Don't expect that it's like a walk in the park. Be patient and I'm sure success won't be that far.
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  • Profile picture of the author zoomsixx
    It's very easy to find writers who will put together articles. I would stay away from PLR content. Especially after the Panda update. You need well written engaging content to get anywhere now.
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