You Can Create A Profitable Website With Free Training
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.
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 links on this page may be affiliate links. This means that if you purchase something through one of the links, I will receive a small commission. This is how I am able to keep my website going!
I Found 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?
I already have a blog, but still feel lost!
That is completely understandable. I still recommend you take a look at the Wealthy Affiliate Training Courses. They will help steer you in the right direction.
You will also want to make sure that you are taking advantage of social media to get traffic to your website.
Some of the tools that I use to do this (because social media promotion can be a full time job in itself) include:
I love this application because it works with Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn! It works just like a jukebox that plays music but has many other features as well. In it’s most basic form, you can upload Tweets, Posts and LinkedIn updates into the jukeboxes you created. Just keep adding and the jukebox will continue to share what you have added, randomly.
You can also set targeted posts which means if you are promoting a limited time offer you can have your message sent out over a pre-determined amount of time.
There are other features as well so I recommend you give the FREE TRIAL a try and see if it’s for you!
Here is another life saving social media scheduling tool! But this one is for Pinterest and Instagram! The one thing that drew me to Tailwind is that it is approved by Pinterest. This means you don’t need to get worried about getting in trouble with Pinterest!
Manually pinning can take up your whole day. I now use Tailwind in addition to some manual pinning and this strategy works very well for me!
Tailwind also offers a FREE TRIAL so you can make sure that it will work for you!
This is a great FREE course for those just getting started with Pinterest. If this is you definitely check it out!
Pin to Profits
This is a wonderful course that teaches you the ins and outs of pinning direct affiliate pins to Pinterest. So if you are just starting out but don’t want to wait for your blog to make money (or you haven’t started a blog) then this course is for you! Pinterest is now considered a visual search engine and it is recognized as the place people go not only for DIY ideas, but when they want to purchase something!
If you are very new to Pinterest then I suggest you get started with this FREE Pinterest Primer course. You will learn everything from creating the perfect profile to making a viral pin!
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 & 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