I Had No Experience
I wanted to share with those of you who are interested, how I created this website. Before starting Seeme and Liz, I had zero experience in website creation or blogging. It was something that I had thought about from time to time, but I assumed I would not be able to do this on my own as I am not a computer programmer or website designer/developer. I’m also not a writer, at least that is what I always thought.
I am a former Speech-Language Pathologist, wife and mother of 2. I knew that I had a lot of valuable information to share and that is what inspired me to get started on this journey. I also wanted to be able to work from home so I can spend as much time as possible with my family, so when I looked into “work from home” opportunities, I thought I would give this a try.
So Many Scams…Or At Least Not Great Ways To Make Money
I hit many stumbling blocks along the way because there are a lot of programs out there that make it sound easy to start a website from scratch and then begin making money basically over night. Unfortunately, I think they forgot to provide me with the magic words that I was supposed to chant before bed every night, because none of this came true.
The Real Deal
In my search of trying to figure out how I could legitimately create a website without spending a fortune up front and having to hire someone to do it for me, I stumbled across an educational platform called Wealthy Affiliate.
You are able to sign up for FREE (no credit card info required), and as a free member, you can create 2 websites and have full access to 10 lessons that teach you how to set up your very own website (you can stay a free member for as long as you want! No 7 or 30 day trial at Wealthy Affiliate).
There is also a paid membership option that allows for hosting of up to 50 websites plus many other great features, including more courses, live training sessions and the ability to “chat” with people from all over the world – many who are running very successful online businesses! You will also receive 24/7 technical support for your website.
As part of the paid membership you will learn up to date information about SEO (search engine optimization), how to properly write articles that will rank, have access to an amazing keyword tool that allows you to choose great keywords that people are searching for while being able to see how many other websites you would be competing against for the same keyword(s).
I encourage everyone to start with the FREE membership to see if it is for you.
If you still aren’t sure, check out this Wealthy Affiliate Success Story!
Enter your ideal website name below to see if its available (yes, for FREE, no credit card information is required).
If you can answer yes to any of these questions, then maybe you should give a website/blogging a try:
- Are you unhappy with your day job?
- Are a stay at home parent looking to bring some extra money into the home?
- Are you a college/university student looking for some extra spending money?
- Are you a retiree looking for something to keep you busy while making some extra money?
Now It’s Your Turn
If this seems like something you would be interested in, please check out my profile at Wealthy Affiliate. I am an active member of this community and if it weren’t for this wonderful community, Seeme and Liz would not exist! If you decide to check it out, and have any questions, I along with all the other amazing members, will be there to help you out on your journey.
If I can do this, then I am assured that you can too!
Here is a comparison table between the Free and Paid Wealthy Affiliate Memberships