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100k views Now I want my own site?

  1. Reality Bytes profile image92
    Reality Bytesposted 5 years ago

    I hit my goal yesterday.  That badge makes me proud.

    I could use some advice:

    I would like to try to start my own website, I am a complete noob when it comes to this. 

    I have no access to a bank account.  Does anyone know how I could get a site by paying with a pre-paid credit card, money order or something similar?


    I would also hope to be able to conduct this business with a fellow HP_ member.

    Does anyone host sites, help with construction and payment options?  If you do, please e-mail me with details if you can help or know of a member that might be able to assist me?
    Any help would be appreciated  smile

    1. lobobrandon profile image83
      lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I could help you construct it on Weebly.com as I found it the best till date. I suggest you go through it and you won't need any help. As I'm busy I can't do the whole thing but I could help you if needed.

    2. lobobrandon profile image83
      lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Oh and congrats on that incredible milestone smile
      I'm just waiting for the opportunity to write hubs again. Yesterday was the best traffic day for me in terms of search engines. Got 40 views on three hubs smile

  2. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 5 years ago

    Reality you can creates some nice sites on Weebly, 2 sites for free.  There is a hub about weebly.  I have to find it.

  3. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 5 years ago

    Here is the bub about Weebly.  Some video too. 
    <snipped>

    1. Reality Bytes profile image92
      Reality Bytesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      They want 50% of my earnings.  not exactly what I am looking for but thank you.

      I want to be free from the shackles of moderation and left to my own devices. LOL

      I did not get much feedback but if anyone hosts and helps setup websites please let me know.  I really need to find something soon as in by next year.

      1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image93
        Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Weebly wants 50%??!!

        EFF that!

        Congrats on the hundred K!

        1. Reality Bytes profile image92
          Reality Bytesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          thanks, that was the goal.  If i can get 100k views then that is time to start my own site.  I have plenty of content.  i just do not want to create 20-30 HP profiles as my content is diverse.  Besides, I do not like handing over any % to anybody.  I want to run the show!

          1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image93
            Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I'm right there with you on all of that.  I've got ....probably too many niches going on, and though I appreciate the platform and the automatic Google Love here.....I'd like to make more money.

  4. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 5 years ago

    I didnt start writing here til August.  I have over 1000 views already.

  5. melbel profile image92
    melbelposted 5 years ago

    What you could do is start with something like Blogspot (this is how I got my start in creating websites.)

    It's not as advanced as something like WordPress (which offers a ton of functionality) but it should be fine for what you're looking to do. Heck, I STILL have a few websites floating around there that use blogspot.

    You wouldn't have to buy hosting as it's free via Google. You know what? I'll write a hub about this and I'll post back here when it's done and you can check it out.

  6. Mark Ewbie profile image84
    Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago

    I use Google Sites.  It's free.  You can have Adsense. Probably Amazon too, but I haven't checked.

    Experts will sniff and say that's rubbish, but for a first dabble in web sites... why not?

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image93
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Mark, I'd like to see one, got a link?

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
        Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        On my profile page.  I have to say Google Sites deleted half a dozen of my sites with no warning, and then reinstated them a couple of months later with no explanation.

        So the one on my profile is just a couple of pages to see if they'd delete that as well!

        1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image93
          Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Nice!  I like the looks of that except that I'm thinking you had no control over where the adverts wound up.

          In other words, they aren't in such a great location for ....making money.

          1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
            Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            No, you can put them where you like, I just went for the default option on that quick effort. So you can have banners, trailers, indented, anything up to the standard three blocks of Ads that you are allowed on a page. 

            And you can do a heck of a lot more than I have done, that really is the minimum possible.

            The thing I like about it is that it is FREE.  For me it was a good way to learn about web stuff without expense or effort.

            Edit: I added my 'spam' example site to my profile under the "even worse" bit.  It shows how you can control the advertising for that genuine swamp your reader feeling.

            1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image93
              Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I hate to bother you again, but do you have a link to where you can sign up for something like that?

              It's not that I'm lazy, I'm just not certain that were I to search "free Google site" that I'd land on the right thing.

              1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
                Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                No probs.

                http://sites.google.com/

                Enjoy.  It's FREE!  Did I mention that before?

                1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image93
                  Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Cool Thanks!!!

    2. donotfear profile image90
      donotfearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I don't much like google sites, as they are hard to construct in my opinion. Every time I've gone to instructions for anything related to google, it's like listening to Chinese.  I just can't understand it mainly cause I don't know the verbage and definitions of a lot of things 'cyber'.

      1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image93
        Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        But surely they have the most complete learning center outside of Hubpages?

        I mean, you can pay someone to make you a website....but if you know of a better free one that tries to teach you, then please let us know about it.

        1. donotfear profile image90
          donotfearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          You're probably right that they have the most complete learning center, but the actual navigation to make the site really sucks (in my opinion).  I went to Wordpress and created a site, <snipped> bought a domain name for like $25 a year but don't have ads on it.  If I want ads, I pay extra for it.  If the site was for profit, I'd go with the ads and pay for the privilege. 

          I may go into Google sites and work with it a while, but I usually get frustrated and impatient and blow it off before I get finished.

          1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image93
            Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Oh yeah.  I refuse to write for free, and especially refuse to write for someone that wants me to pay something.

            The only reason for paying for a domain would be to get the total Adsense revenues!

            I'm assuming that with Google sites it would just be you and Google splitting the Adsense.  I'm not knowledgeable on site creation at all, just really interested all of a sudden in the Google sites.

  7. celebritie profile image76
    celebritieposted 5 years ago

    My friend told me about wealthy affiliate, and they have everything a newbie would want.

    They offer FREE hosting and easy wordpress install for multiple blogs when you join all you need is a domain name and you can get one at Godaddy.com or namecheap.com

    For a limited time in the next 30 days you can join wealthy affiliate for $1 dollar and they accept paypal and visa debit card to join.

    The reason this is a good option is because you can have the support of other members who give free advice through a forum about keyword research, getting traffic, finding niches and adding content to your site.

    I just joined the other day and I already have two websites set up using their service. Plus they have free training videos that walk you through each step.

    They also have their own article directory called StreetArticles.com that you can write 400 word articles and then link back to your site. Its great.

    Maybe you can see if any other hubbers are using the service to get their feedback too.

  8. profile image0
    icountthetimesposted 5 years ago

    So many companies sell webspace that there are a variety of payment options across the board. I don't see why you shouldn't be able to use a prepaid credit card. You've clearly gained a lot of valuable skills by being here on hubpages, so the best of luck with translating those to your own web property smile.

  9. prettydarkhorse profile image62
    prettydarkhorseposted 5 years ago

    good luck reality!! Congrats to the 100k views..

  10. brandasaur profile image60
    brandasaurposted 5 years ago

    You can try test the waters using websites that offers website hosting for free.

    What you can use:
    -Weebly
    -Blogger (Google own this, Google and Adsense friendly)
    -Wordpress
    -Blog.com
    -Typepad.

    By the way, im a professional graphic and web designer, if u need some help i could help you smile

  11. HRoger profile image59
    HRogerposted 5 years ago

    Hey friend, I sent you a message about what you mentioned here. Let me know if you got it. Thanks.

    Roger

  12. psycheskinner profile image79
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    The easiest way to start is a blog, it is free, it can earn money, it can make static pages or a blog, and you don't need to know how to code.

    Later on you can hand code it and you can map your own domain name to it.

  13. sunforged profile image72
    sunforgedposted 5 years ago

    Get hosting

    Install wordpress

    Begin

    Skip all that free BS, those services are best used for support sites and throwaways, as Mark mentioned .. google just blocked his sites without proper explanation, wordpress.com is overpriced for premium and adblocked for free sites, weebly is a garbage wordpress clone etc etc

    If you can pull 100k views, just do it completely self controlled from now on

    You can get started for around $60 a year

    1. livewithrichard profile image84
      livewithrichardposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Exactly!!! You can pay for Hostgator hosting using your Paypal account.  Don't even bother with the FREE crap because ultimately that's all that they are.  You can even get someone on Fiverr to set up your Wordpress theme for you, if you don't know how to do that, and if you don't then you need to start learning how.

    2. HRoger profile image59
      HRogerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      100% agreed..  forget all the free stuff..  Today, we can get everything so cheap, that it's sad just to think about building websites using those free sources. I recommend those, mostly for children, when they are learning, or for young people.  Like forge said, after 100k views..  you can certainly walk on your own.

  14. TheMagician profile image93
    TheMagicianposted 5 years ago

    Wordpress is great, you should give it a try. I recommend going with Bluehost if you're going to use Wordpress especially -- their customer service is supreme, and totally reliable.

    I've made a few sites before with them, and I'm currently working on starting a new one. I supposed it could be tagged as a niche site, since it will focus completely around zombies smile

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image93
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      How much does it cost to run Adsense on wordpress?  Can you run amazon on wordpress?

      1. HRoger profile image59
        HRogerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, on your own Wordpress website you can. It doesn't cost anything. Just grab your amazon code and place it in your website, just like any other adsense ad box.

      2. TheMagician profile image93
        TheMagicianposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Like HRoger said, it's totally free.
        If you're completely new to making sites with WP, then I'd suggest snagging a theme from themeforest.net -- they have wonderful layouts you can easily install onto your WP website.

  15. psycheskinner profile image79
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    IMHO fully free blogger + Adsense is a good way to start.  You can try out different topics til you find a winner.  I have two blogger blogs that cost zero and make a few hundred a year with little effort.

    1. brandasaur profile image60
      brandasaurposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You are right about Blogger, but i prefer Wordpress since Google owns Blogger and with one mistake they can disable your Blogger site without any warning unlike a Wordpress based website, its yours solely.

      Ive experienced this twice and so did my clients. hmm Bad experience!

 
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