Sunday, November 16, 2008

New blog site

Well I finally did it! I signed up at JustHost.com and am moving this blog to its own domain. The site is called "Guides to Internet Income" and this blog will be continued there. Just click here to follow me over.

My plan is to make the site a place where you can get all the information you could ever need to make money online. There will be free 'how to guides' on setting up your own websites to step-by-step guides on list building and ways to get traffic.

My goal is to make it easier for internet entrepreneurs to get up, get running and start making money as soon as possible. Wish me luck :-)

- Maria

Monday, November 10, 2008

Learning never ends

In order to get a money making website online, you have to either know HTML or hire someone to create a site for you. Since I am attempting to do this on my own, the learning curve for me is very steep. I don't mind, though, because once this baby's up and running, I can say - I did it my way!

Went out and bought a book to learn how to create scripts. It's not as hard as you would imagine, even if you have no coding experience (which I do not, lol).

At the end of the day, you get out of it what you put into it.

Have a great one!

PS. I keep saying this, but I really am going to move this blog to its own site. That way, I can start putting affiliate links into the text and maybe earn some pocket change from my rants.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Delays, delays, delays

Have had to put this project on the back burner recently because real life beckons. Had to take my 16 year old to take her driver's license test this morning and I am proud to say, not only did she pass, she passed with a perfect score! She's such a rock star, lol.

Still reading, reading, reading. Learning tidbits here and there, but there is also a lot of fluff. I'm thinking that since I have all this info, and since I plan on reading each one, I think I'll make Guide to Internet Income a review site. I can review some of the ebooks I've collected and either recommend them or give reasons why I would avoid spending the money. The benefit to you is that you save time and money.

Yes, that sounds like a great idea. Now I've got to figure out how to format my site.

Byeeeee,
- Maria

Friday, October 31, 2008

Using your own domain

I was researching transferring this blog to my website when I discovered that Blogger will let you point your domain to your blog so it looks as if it's being hosted on its own site! The benefits of at least looking like your host is on its own domain is that advertisers prefer that to blogs that are maintained on free sites such as Blogger.

So I was all excited about this little discovery when I realized that even if I did that, I'd still have to follow Blogger rules in regards the content of my blog. Since I don't want to have any limitations on how I can make money blogging, I'm going to stick with my plan of eventually moving this blog to its own domain - Guide to Internet Income.

Looking at different hosting packages, I came across Host Monster. Feature rich and really cheap. Pretty good reviews, so I think I'll go with them.

- Maria

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Starting to take shape

One thing that makes sense out of everything I've read so far is that at some point, you've got to stop reading and take some action. And since I've decided that in the long run, it would be better for income purposes if this blog was on its own domain, I did a little research yesterday on some hosting companies. I think I'll go with InMotion. The price is really reasonable for the services they provide and they've gotten great reviews.

I'll let you know when I make the move.

Toodles, lol.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Information overload

If I'm ever going to make money online, I've got to learn to focus! I've got all these guides, a lot of them with great ideas. The problem is, I read about something new to try and get all gung ho on doing it. Then while I'm online implementing what I've learned, I run into something new that gets me going and I fail to complete what I originally had set out to do, lol.

Focus, focus, focus, Maria!

Lol, someday I'll get the hang of this.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Getting organized

Well, I've taken my first steps towards organizing all the information I've acquired regarding how to make money on the internet. I bought one of those portable USB sticks and am beginning to sift through all those ebooks and programs I've accumulated over the years. For now, I'm just downloading the ebooks that I feel really provide good content - ebooks I think I can actually learn something from.

On a personal note, it's my daughters 16th bday! Time to celebrate.

Ya'll have a great day.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

What to do with all this information

Real world break to pop in and post.

Since I started this blog a year or so ago, I've never stopped taking in information on how to make money on the internet. I've got so much information, I don't know where to start or even how to organize it. And everytime I get out here on the internet and do a little surfing, I come across even more information that I can't help but add to my already huge monstrosity of a mess!

It's unbelievable how much you can learn, and for me, it's all been free! I see those guru books telling you how they'll show you how to make a quick buck, but I don't believe it's that easy. Especially for someone like you and me - your average Joe and Jane.

There's no doubt that there is useful info out there. It's digging through the dirt to get to the treasures that's time consuming and laborious.

The other problem I have is deciding whether or not I should take this blog to its own domain. Everyone says it's better to do so since you have more freedom but I've also already built up links here. Guess I should figure that out before I put too much time into this blog.

Back to the real job for now.

- Maria

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I'm baaaaack :-)

Well it's been over a year now since I got my medical records review job, and now that I'm all settled in, I think I'll take up my quest to make money online and start posting to this blog again.

I temporarily shut down my site to focus on my new job, but kept the domain name and plan on getting it up and running again eventually.

In the meantime, I've got a lot of reading to do. If there's anything I've learned so far, it's that making money online is hard work! And I'm not talking about the pocket change you can earn from surf and clicks or filling out surveys. I want to join the ranks of those who are bringing in passive income from their sites.

Well, bye for now.

- Maria