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Set Up Free Website

Build Your WebsiteI’m sure all of us Baby Boomers have heard that “the best things in life are free”.  While that’s true, some things that are free can also require a lot of time and energy.

  • So you’ve found a free website now how do you set it up?

  • Did it come with instructions?

If you are still looking for a website host I have a number of things that I think you need to be aware of before you “buy”…even when it’s free.  Look before you leap…read before you sign. [Read more…]

What Do I Blog About?

“Location!  Location!  Location!”

How often have we heard that when we are buying a house.  In the world of blogging it can be described as, “Niche!, Niche!  Niche!”Blogging should make you happey

What do I blog about when there are over three billion blog references on Google?  I suspect many of us have asked that question when we were just getting started.  Whether you are writing

  • a blog diary,
  • about your travels,
  • for your family,
  • or even to make extra retirement money,

…you need to decide where you will fit within any of those.

You must decide on what your specific niche will be.  As an example, if you were to blog about your travels you need to know that if you type “travel blogs” into Google you are going to get over one billion hits.  If your goal is to have a public website and be read, then you need to narrow down your niche.

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What Is A Blog?

What is this magical, mystical thing called a blog?

I’m sure we’ve all heard of it, read of it, talked of it…but what is a blog?

Definition of a blog

Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a blog as: “a website that contains an online personal journal with reflections and comments”.  I would like to add that it also could contain pictures or videos.  But a blog can be so many different things.

Simply put, a blog is you writing something regularly about your chosen subject!  Except the writing is actually typing and the something is posted on the internet for everyone to read, if you so choose.  That’s it, a blog is sharing.  Ever typed a letter on a computer or filled out a form electronically?  Blogging is taking that a step further and posting quality articles about your passion ;and within your niche. [Read more…]

Can You Start a Blog Site?

Welcome back to my blogging journey.  In this entry, I want to talk about starting a blog site and why you would do this.  Sometimes a little frightening but also a lot of fun!

There are so many ways that we as Baby Boomers have to express ourselves…why not a website!Can you start a blog?

Whether through

  • conversation,
  • letters,
  • editorials,
  • or even public speaking.

So why choose to start a blog site?  This is going on the internet and will be available for everyone one to read and comment.  It has gone beyond just thinking about something or having a “coffee-shop” discussion.  It is now in the public domain worldwide. [Read more…]

Wealthy Affiliate Review

Wealthy Affiliate Review

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This review of Wealthy Affiliate will change your online success.

website: http://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/

Price: FREE Starter Membership or Optional Upgrade ($47/month)

Owners: Kyle and Carson

Rating 10 out of 10 – Read Why 

If you are curious or serious about creating your own website you need to read this:

  • My goal is to provide you the information you need to decide if this is the right website platform and community for you.
  • This review will assist you in deciding if, first of all, creating a website is for you but…
  • …and, more importantly, if Wealthy Affiliate is the online community you want to sign up with.

I have searched many sites and finally landed on Wealthy Affiliate.  I was skeptical at first but as I began the training and engaging with the online community, I realized that I had found “my home”.   As you read this, please make notes and I then encourage you to leave comments and questions below so that I can assist however I can.

Special Bonus Below!

 

But first, watch my “Insider’s Peek At Wealthy Affiliate” video (10 minutes):

 

My Review Of Wealthy Affiliate

It is always important to discuss the pros and the cons of any product:

Pros:

  • FREE…no credit card needed
  • Two free websites
  • Free training and support, including “Getting Started” and  “Bootcamp”
  • Choose how you learn: written, videos…or both
  • Live Chat to pose your immediate question and get an immediate response
  • Spam free – no “gaming the system”
  • No expectation of being an “expert” but you can get help from the experts…again, free

The support is also in place to teach you how to:

  • Create your website
  • Add great content (articles)
  • How to socially share your posts
  • And, if you choose, make money with your website through affiliate programs

This site is also referred to as Wealthy Affiliate – the Open Education Project.  The reason is simple

  • education is one of the pillars of the site as is evidenced by the number of courses available.
  • On top of this, the owners and members submit regular tutorials and videos to assist everyone to be successful.
  • “Knowledge is wealth” and you will find that here.

Cons:

  • There is a lot of information that may be overwhelming
  • This is a short list so obviously there might be some bias.  Would love to hear your comments so I can answer your questions.

How Do I Know If Wealthy Affiliate Is For Me?

This is one of the toughest questions to answer but it is certainly one that needs to be asked.

  • Wealthy Affiliate is for anyone wishing to create a website, regardless of age, reason, or experience.
  • There are courses for the beginner, intermediate, and expert.
  • It is also available anywhere in the world and on all devices by simply logging in with your unique name and password.
  • Students, business owners and employees, as well as  Baby Boomers can all learn and benefit if owning a piece of “internet real estate” is of interest to them.
  • This is a place where you learn before you earn!

It’s very important to you, and to me, that you take the time to answer this question.  I know that this review will give you a starting point for those answers.

Don’t forget the BONUS below!

There Is More!

  • Wealthy Affiliate uses WordPress Express and will host your website on their secure servers
  • A User Friendly Menu that gives a snapshot of your links to:
    • Training,
    • Tools & Services,
    • Getting Started,
    • Affiliate Program,
    • Awesome Services
    • And your Personal Profile and Settings.
    • Further links will take you to:
      • Classrooms
      • Discussions
      • Tutorials
      • Videos
      • Live Chat has become one of the “places to go” in Wealthy Affiliates as it provides the ability to get immediate answers to your questions
      • The Keyword Tool and Rapid Writer are free tools available to everyone to do their research and writing

Is Help Available?

First and foremost, you can talk to an actual, live person, regardless of country and timezone because 24/7 there is immediate help available in Live Chat.  This provides immediate and personal contacts from other Affiliates who are doing exactly what the “newbie” is doing and is willing to offer their thoughts and assistance.

Wealthy Affiliate is an online and engaging community of people from all walks of life…including other Baby Boomers!

This is a community that helps one another and it is a place that quality friendships can develop, which is a Baby Boomer characteristic.

Finally, there is the opportunity to engage in other discussions as well as in classrooms!

This will allow others to add their thoughts and expertise.  In this Reviewer’s estimation, over 90% of questions receive a direct response.

What Does It Cost?

The Starter Membership is free (Join Here).

  • This gives you instant access to the training, support, and two websites that you will need to commence your blogging journey.
  • There is no requirement to pay now or ever…the choice will always be yours and you will not be removed if you don’t purchase something.
  • Free means free at Wealthy Affiliate and it is lifetime.
  • However, you will get limited access to the Chat Room and other important training.

Premium Membership is $47 per month (Join here)

  • This is an excellent package and is great for those who might want to earn extra money online.
  • There is additional training and support available to Premium members that will truly provide you with everything you need to have for a successful online business.
  • Of particular interest is the Bootcamp that will lead you through from site creation to making money if that is your goal


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MY RECOMMENDATION & BONUS OFFER

If you like free, and who doesn’t like free, and you want the training and support that you have been looking for then I would recommend beginning with the Wealthy Affiliate Starter Membership.  There really is nothing to lose and everything to gain…and it’s FREE to start.

BONUS OFFER

Once you’ve activated your Starter Membership you will receive a 59% discount for the first month on the Premium membership if you sign up in the first 7 days.  Plus, I will personally contact you, welcome you to Wealthy Affiliate and guide you through the site, highlighting the training and support that have been of huge benefit to me.

You are going to be amazed with the community support.  Begin with the FREE Starter Membership now.

Here’ to your online success.

website: http://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/

Owners: Kyle and Carson

Rating 10 out of 10