Is there any HELP out there?

by 2bubbu2 11 replies
I am just starting out. I have a website that isn't up because I have no idea what I am doing and cant' afford to hire someone to create it. I keep hearing that it is all in the site.
I have asked around and what I get are offers of great deals on Their product. If I had the money to purchase anything, I would have my website together.
Has anyone tried to start online an a shoestring?
Did it bomb or workout well for you?
Can it even be done or am I really wasting my time?
What should I do next.
The one thing I do have is the will and I am willing to work around the clock if need be.
Any and all suggestions would be appreciated.
Karen
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  • Profile picture of the author Tinkerbell
    Hi Karen.

    Yes, there is help, and yes, people have started online on a shoestring budget...even a $0 budget.

    You keep hearing it's all in the site? I keep hearing it's all in the *list* :-)

    You say you have a "website", but then you say it isn't up because you can't afford to hire someone to create it. Do you mean you have a "domain name"?

    It CAN be done. It takes a lot of work, but it can be done.

    And before you ask, no, I'm not one of those who is "raking it in" in Internet Marketing but I do make enough online to pay my expenses each year. I do my own web design, my own graphics, and my own writing.

    As to your original question: is there any HELP out here--YEP. Two very top-notch copywriters "helped" me just yesterday with some copy I needed to tighten up. The people here are nice.

    You've asked for help. They'll give it...in one form or another.

    Tina
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      First - it's not ALL in any one thing.

      Go to google and type in the search box

      how to build a website

      and start reading and learning

      Then type into that search box

      free website builder

      And read some more

      You won't understand some of it but if you persist it will start to make sense to you. When you find a fre site builder you like (like NVU), try it, play around with it, learn to use it.

      You have to start somewhere - and if you don't have the money to pay someone else to do the work for you, you just learn to do the work yourself.

      kay
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      • Profile picture of the author louiefrias
        Get on my list. www.8WeeksAway.com

        You'll get plugged into a LOT of free stuff to help. (See, IM's need help to make money. THEN, at some time you'll HAVE to spend some to get even better stuff.)

        Our system is free, it does offer some paid stuff, but also give you help and tools for squeeze pages and how to upload them...again, using free stuff.)

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        • Profile picture of the author Mary Gallivan
          Hi Karen

          Welcome to the forum.

          First things first - have you got a plan?

          What are you going to do when you build a new website? What do you want on it?

          You could do other things first in order to make some money and then pay someone to help you with the things you can't do.

          I've never been any good at bulding websites but I've just set up a wordpress blog which was far easier than I thought.

          I think you need to consider some of these other things first before you build your website.

          Mary
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    • Profile picture of the author ExRat
      Hi,

      If you're looking to get rolling straight away, then you may be disappointed because what you need to learn may take some time.

      But if you apply yourself to using google to search out the answers for free, use your initiative and stay determined to solve problems - you CAN do it.

      You have to bear in mind that this is business and if you want people to help you, then most of the time people will be looking to see what they will get out of doing it.

      In my opinion, the best thing you could do is start seeking the answers to the questions you have yourself. And it's just as hard to find them for free as it is when you are paying for the answers. In other words, the answers you need right now are not in paid products.

      You have to become like a 'ferret' searching out the answers and looking at what other people are doing online. It's all out there for you but you have to wade through a ton of misleading information and pushy salesmen to get the stuff you need.

      You can get a lot of help and the answers to really difficult questions from forums like this too. But the key is to look around yourself first, and then carefully construct a clear question that gives all the info required and also demonstrates that you have searched and learnt but are still stuck.

      Then once you make a breakthough (EG you start putting up web pages) you need to then start looking closely at what happens and learning from the results you get - because when you ask others to help, often, you will be misled. But when you start learning from your own results, things become a lot clearer.

      I hope this helps, good luck.
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      • Profile picture of the author clare1982
        Hiya 2bubbu2

        First off welcome to the forum . Secondly yes there definately is help out there, you have come to the right place for it.

        I started online just over a year ago, and I started with $0 budget. I invested absolutely no money in the beginning. I am not making thousands a month now or anything but I am making enough to pay for my hosting and any domains I purchase which can be several a month, and then I may have a little cash left over.

        If you could provide a little more details on your website like how you made it then it may be a little easier to give you advice on how to get it online. When I started out I used a free host that provided a free subdomain name.

        Also if you need a little cash to get you started you could provide some kind of service. Can you write articles? Or are you good at designing with photoshop? If so you could look around for people that are requiring these services and offer your help for some quick cash in your paypal account.

        Another thing you need to think about is once you manage to get your site online, do you know how to get traffic to your site, this is another thing you will have to read plenty of information about. It is not just about slapping a site up and hoping people will find it.

        But saying that of course the first step is to get a site up there, and once you have done this you can think about the traffic part.

        Anyway I could ramble on forever if you do want any help at all with getting your site online shoot me a pm with more details and I would be happy to help.

        Thanks
        Clare
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      • Profile picture of the author Thom01
        Hello Karen,

        Kay's got the right idea here. And ExRat is giving you the reality.

        There's a lot of free stuff out on the web. You just needs to know where to look.

        Google the following search terms:

        Louis Allport free videos

        and/or

        Louis Allport free 99 minute videos Vol. 3

        The third volume of the Allport videos goes into depth about how to build your web pages. Don't pay for any of the Allport videos. There is a link that if I recall correctly might contain these Allport videos. It's not my affiliate link, but was sent to me from someone whose list I joined. It's been a while since I used it, so I don't recall offhand whether it contains the videos I'm thinking about. You can download a zip file from a link (the Ultimate Website Videos link) in the PDF that contains the 17 video ebooks.

        http://clicks.aweber.com/z/ct/?IHYIgBSleTWSjGMp3Ax2JA

        A good html editor to use is Ewen Chia's myfreewebsitebuilder. It is based on the Nvu editor, but with some added features that make it easier to use:

        Build Your Own Website With My Free Website Builder Now - 100% FREE Download!

        The userguide includes five videos:
        My Free Website Builder Complete User Guide

        1. An Introduction to My Free Website Builder 3:26 min.
        2. Set up create, and edit pages 17:28 min.
        3. CSS (Cascading style sheets) 31:41 min.
        4. More Tags 16:35 min.
        5. Publishing: Creating a Site from a Template and Formatting 20:53 min.

        This will get you started.
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  • Profile picture of the author Uanz
    Originally Posted by 2bubbu2 View Post

    I am just starting out. I have a website that isn't up because I have no idea what I am doing and cant' afford to hire someone to create it. I keep hearing that it is all in the site.
    I have asked around and what I get are offers of great deals on Their product. If I had the money to purchase anything, I would have my website together.
    Has anyone tried to start online an a shoestring?
    Did it bomb or workout well for you?
    Can it even be done or am I really wasting my time?
    What should I do next.
    The one thing I do have is the will and I am willing to work around the clock if need be.
    Any and all suggestions would be appreciated.
    Karen

    You do need help..

    I try to help..

    Look at my signature.. Click the link..
    It is a free learning resources that you can can get for FREE..
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    Go get it..
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    • Profile picture of the author Monetize
      Hello Karen,

      It can seem overwhelming when you are just starting out
      but don't despair, just about anyone can learn to develop
      (simple) web sites

      You should learn some basic HTML, a good place to start
      is HTMLGoodies dot com. There are web site development
      services such as Weebly which features a drag and drop
      interface, making it easy to build your site.

      My advice is to learn as much as you can until you are
      relatively comfortable developing your online presence.
      Just remember that everything doesn't always have to
      be perfect.
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      • Profile picture of the author Barry Plaskow
        Hi Karen

        I really believe the answer lies in Jvs-you don't need to pay for advice if you know how to get people to work with you for free.

        You might ask why would someone do that? Well the answer lies in your post-you are eager to succeed and you have a drive. More experienced marketers will want to work with you if yo can convince them that you can help them in a certain way.

        Just be honest with them-you'll be surprised.

        Our free InternetBusinessFromScratch.com series was created for people like yourself who want success but are starting on a shoe string.

        Let me know if I can be of help to you!

        Barry Plaskow
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        • Profile picture of the author jaiburn
          yeh you can start without any money - I did. But if you can invest a little bit your own hosting and domain name will really help.

          Anyway research bum marketing and also checkout weebly.com for making your websites easily for free (or you can try a wordpress or blogspot if you want a blog or a squidoo lens for just a single page).
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