What is Web Hosting?

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Do you want to post a website on to the internet? A web hosting service provider provides the technical services for your website to be seen on the internet.

How much does a web hosting service provider cost?

Depending on your specific needs, the cost varies. It can be from $1.99/month- $29.99/month or more. However, it is free at Siterubix.com.

Do you have a website?

There are many places where you can get a website. If you are new to building a website, you will need help learning how to put content and customize your website after it is built. There are many places where you can get a free domain name to get a free website, but there is one thing about it. You don’t get training on what to do after it is built.

Do you have a domain name?

A domain is the name your audience will type into their search to get to your website. A domain is a name you own that is separate from other domain names.

Ex: i-want-to-change-my-career.com

There is usually a yearly fee to get your own domain name.

Where can you purchase a domain name?

GoDaddy.com

NameCheap.com

Siterubix.com

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Who did I purchase from?

I chose Siterubix, because I found Wealthy Affiliate through my search for learning how to earn an income online. I liked the free training and thought it was convenient that once my websites were built, I wasn’t left in the dark. I actually learned what to do with a website. 

Years ago, I made a website. It wasn’t a website I owned, because it was free, so it was a subdomain of Weebly.com. After I built my website, I was left in the dark. Okay, so what do I do next? That’s not the case for Siterubix. You get free training through Wealthy Affiliate to learn what to do next.

If you sign up through Siterubix, you can get 2 free subdomain of Wealthy Affiliate websites. If you are starting out in learning how to earn an income online, you can check out the Wealthy Affilaite training before you decide you want to spend the money and time building a website. There is no credit card information required.

Are you new to building a website?

I don’t have any computer background in terms of education. I know the basics and just followed instructions and continued to work on my goal. So far, I have built two websites. This one you are reading is one of them. Read my review if you want to learn more about Wealthy Affiliate.

If you have never built a website before, that is okay. Siterubix.com has made it so simple that it takes 4 steps to build your own website.

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If you are interested in doing affiliate marketing, blogging, earning an income online, etc, I think the best web hosting for beginners is Siterubix. 

Which web hosting do you use? Do they provide support and training to help you build a foundation on how to earn an income online? Please share your experience, comments or questions below.

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Don’t Give Up After a Month

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A lot of people searching to make an income online wants to make money quick. Who wouldn’t, right? If you are looking to legitimately make an income online, it doesn’t happen overnight. Most people give up after a month if they are not making an income online. My suggestion to you is don’t give up after a month. Below are some things I have experienced during my online journey.

Anyone that advertises that you can make money quick is lying

I have been there. They show you a large amount of money you can make, but once you pay into the program, you are not told what type of work you will be doing. When you are desperate, you hope for it to be real but then it’s too late.

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Give it a year before you decide to quit

I have been working on making an income online for 9 months now. I have made some income, but it isn’t enough to make it a full time income. I still have a job I have to physically go to, so my progress is a little slower than someone who can work online full time. I believe if I had more time, I would be making more income online by now.

Find a legitimate program that works

If you fall into a scam program, of course you will give up after a month or less. It’s a waste of your money and your time. That was one of the reasons why I gave up 16 years ago. Luckily I found a program that works and helped me build the foundation of my online business. To learn more about the program, read my review.

It is possible to start making an income in a month

Depending on how many hours you work on your business online will reflect how much you will make.

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Use a keyword tool

When you write your posts, you want your target audience to find your posts.With a keyword tool, this helps you read the minds of your target audience and see how many people are searching those keywords. To learn which keyword tool I use, ready my review.

Get Google indexed

Indexing in Google is important. When you search for something, the results page shows up. You want to be indexed in the first page in order to have a chance for your audience to find you. You lose out on making money if you are not on the first page. Do you click on page 2 of your search results? I find what I am searching for less relevant after page 1.

Keep on learning

There is new information to learn everyday. The more valuable your information is, the more trust you will gain through your audience. Gaining trust of your audience will most likely have them return to your website and refer people they know to your websites, too.

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Stay positive

I surround myself around positive people, because we all know how draining negative people are. Being around positive people helps you stay motivated. You don’t want anyone bringing you down or trying to make you fail in your goals.

It gets worse before it gets better

When I first started building a business online, I faced some challenges, but once I overcame them, it got better. I did not major in computers, but I knew the basics. As long as you know how to read and follow directions, you can get through it too.

People give up when things get hard

In all situations, if you don’t put an effort and quit just because things are hard, that needs to change. If you really want to make an income online, quitting is not an option. You have to work hard to see results.

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Your hard work is paying off

Doesn’t it feel great when you get a sale? It just shows what you are doing is working and you need to continue working at it. Google likes it when your website is active, so keep working on your website.

Final thoughts

When I first started my website, one of my posts was on page 10 in Google. As I added more posts, comments and content, my post gradually increased to page 1. That was when I started seeing my work pay off. When it was on page 10, I did not see any results.

It took 5 months before I got a sale. Initially, I spent 4 hours a day, sometimes 8 hours a day to get things set up and learn how to build and customize my website. Lately, I spend a few hours or less a day due to my work schedule. I wish I had more time to work online, but I have to stick with what brings in a guaranteed income until I am making a full time income online.

When things got hard, I did have a thought of quitting in the back of my head, but I stopped myself from quitting. I am glad I didn’t quit after a month, because I would be regretting it like when I did 16 years ago. If I had stuck to it back then, I wonder how successful I would be by now?

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How long did it take before your work online started to pay off? How many hours a day do you have to spend online working? Please share your experience, comments or questions below.

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Working with a Narcissist

bullyHave you ever worked with someone who was a bully, a “know-it-all?” Unfortunately, there is always one person at work, school or home that is a narcissist. 

What is a Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

According to Wikipedia:

“A narcissistic personality disorder is a long-term pattern of abnormal behavior followed by exaggerated feelings of self-importance, an excessive need for admiration, and a lack of understanding of others’ feelings.”

Can it be cured?

No, but treatment can help.

How do you know if you have the disorder?

Must be medically diagnosed by a medical professional.

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What causes this disorder?

Unknown, genetic, or environmental

What are signs of a narcissistic personality disorder?

-Excessive need for admiration

-Inability to handle criticism

-Sense of entitlement

-I’m right. You’re wrong

-Get’s angry to get her way

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How to avoid a narcissist?

If you have to be in the same environment, then you want to stay as far away from them as possible. These people are toxic and are not worth being in your life. 

If your family member is one, I can’t tell you what to do, but my mom is one. I made the decision to cut her out of my life. Being around people like that will often rub off on you. It is like someone who is a bad influence that rubs off on you when you hang out with them a lot. 

Although I can’t avoid the narcissist at work, I only talk to her if it is necessary. Unfortunately, I have to work right next to her so I have to hear her loud bragging of herself all day long. It is pretty annoying.

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I have made the decision if it is not mandatory, I will not participate in any outings. Why should I have to endure that on my own time? I don’t care what they think about me. It’s my way of staying sane and keeping the peace. Although, most days I want to tell her off.

I have to remind myself to be the better person. Usually, I notice people who are narcissist are very negative people and are not happy with themselves. What these people do to us is wrong and karma will get them if it hasn’t already. We have to stay positive, remind ourselves what we are grateful for and keep on working at our goal.

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I worry that my mom’s narcissistic disorder may be passed on to me, but when I look at the signs, I don’t fall into those signs. I am the direct opposite of those signs above. Phew! I never want to become like her, so I work really hard to never be like her. So far, so good. I am nothing like her. 

One goal I am working on is to be able to work online full time. In order to do this, I needed to build a website. I had no idea how to do that until I stumbled across Wealthy Affiliate. This program has taught me a lot. Although I can’t work online as much as I want, I still try to fit in time whenever I can. This is my way out to eventually get rid of having to be around a narcissist.

How do you deal with a narcissist? Are you friends with one? Please share your experience, comments or questions below.

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Where can you get free images?

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Did you know that images you copy from the internet may not be legal to use? Let’s do it the right way so you don’t run into legal issues with the author of the images.

How to use images without having to ask permission?

At a stock image site, there is an area that is labelled, “license.” Once you click on “license,” the next screen should have somewhere with “CC0 license-Creative Commons Zero,” which means you can copy, modify, distribute any photos from the site without asking for permission.

Sure, you can ask permission to use an image but sometimes you can’t find the actual author. To save the hassle, headache and waiting around for a response, choose something that is fast and easy.

Where can you find websites that have CC0 license?

You can type into your search box, “Free stock images” and results should show up.

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What are some free stock images websites?

https://www.pexels.com/
https://pixabay.com/
https://stocksnap.io/
https://unsplash.com/

All you do is type in what image you are looking for in their search box. Easy enough!

Which website do I mostly use?

I usually go on google search, but you cant just go to images and copy from there. There is a few extra steps. Trust me, when I found out I was copying images illegally, it was a pain in the butt to replace all of my images.

What are the extra steps needed to copy images from Google?

1. Type in what you are looking for in google search
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2. Click on “images”
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3. Click on “Search tools”
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4. Click on “Usage rights”
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5. Click on “Labeled for reuse” or “Labeled for reuse with modification”
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6. The results that show up afterwards are what images you can use legally below. The area where it used to be labelled “Usage rights” should now be labelled “Labeled for reuse.” Those are the images you can use legally.
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When I first started building my website, I had no idea that I couldn’t just copy and paste images from the internet to my page. A lesson learned. I hope you learned some tips here.

What do you use to get free images? Do you ask the author for permission? Please share your experience, comments or questions below.

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Wealthy Affiliate Black Friday

It’s that time of year again, where you can get huge discounts on things you are looking for. Building a business online can get expensive, so why not find deals that can save you money? If this is your first time hearing about Wealthy Affiliate, read my review of Wealthy Affiliate to learn more.

What is the Wealthy Affiliate Black Friday Deal?

On November 25-28, 2016, the yearly price to become a Premium member and get full access to everything in Wealthy Affiliate is $299.00. This price will be locked in for subsequent years.

Doesn’t sound like a deal, right? Let me break it down for you..

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The above chart shows how much you would spend per day, per month or per year based on which membership payment you select. Although the percentage saved is higher in the $359/year, it is obvious that $299 is less than $359.

In reality, the amount it costs per day to be a Premium Member at Wealthy Affiliate is less than a cup of coffee. Definitely less than what you would spend in a day if you were to eat out for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 

What can you expect with Wealthy Affiliate?

Among their active community support system, there are many other features at Wealthy Affiliate. There are new things coming to Wealthy Affiliate coming in 2017, such as:

Updates to training

New Live classes

Brand new training

Brand new platforms

Along with the existing features below:

What else do you get if you become a yearly premium member? A Special Bonus!

Once you pay the $299.00, you will get 6 exclusive “never-seen-before” bonuses sent to you by the cofounders, Kyle and Carson.

My experience

I upgraded to the yearly Premium Membership after a month of using Wealthy Affiliate. I calculated how much I would save in the long run, which saved me more money than paying the monthly fee. To me, it doesn’t make sense to pay more for the exact same product when I can pay less for it.

Today, I got the $299.00 Black Friday deal. I don’t regret it, because Wealthy Affiliate has a lot of resources and support that many other programs don’t. 

Are you ready to join Wealthy Affiliate to make that next step to building a successful business online? The deal is only good from November 25-28, 2016, but you get locked into the price for subsequent years! That’s a great deal, in my opinion.

Please leave any comments or questions below.

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