An Introduction to Making Websites
Please don’t let the size of this page scare you. I tend to write my Internet articles as one would write a book, making sure I explain everything in thorough detail. The purpose of my writing is to help you learn new things. And today you are learning about what it takes to start your very own website yourself.
Fasten your seatbelts, this is going to be one hell of a ride.
I don’t know why, but for some reason when people think of the Internet, they also tend to believe that whatever happens on the Internet is easy to achieve. For example, many people search for information on how to make money online quick.
Yes, in the past people have made a lot of money with a single, and a very simple idea. But these cases are extremely rare, usually happen by accident and cannot be replicated by the owners of the original idea themselves.
As someone who values realism over wishful thinking, I forced myself not to fall into the trap of believing that things should be easy to accomplish, however difficult it may have seemed.
I continued to learn more, build more websites, write more content, and so on. As a result I have learned a plentitude of things that I want to share with you Internet people out there.
Are you genuinely interested in starting your own website but not sure where to start? In this series of articles located on Website Homework you will explore a number of ideas, tips and information that will help you learn more about making your own website.
Whatever your reason is for starting a new site, whether it’s a personal or a business site, I genuinely hope that my writing will inspire you to start a website that its visitors can benefit from.
After all, making a website is all about providing information to the right audience. Many people who have never made a website before commonly have the false belief that merely making a website is enough. . . and everything (including large mounds of cash) will follow. But that’s not true. In fact, nobody will visit your website after you build it. Being able to let people know about your website is equally as important.
And by this I don’t necessarily want to refer to it as marketing. The Internet is a free medium for everyone where people share information with friends and relatives. People are constantly searching for information on specific subjects. There is an incredible amount of demand for information.
Can you build a website that people bookmark in their browsers and want to return to the next day? A website that people are willing to share with each other by sending an email to their friends or relatives? This is a real phenomenon I started to observe myself when I started to thoroughly check my Google Analytics account which tracks the websites I created myself. Ever since then I started to think about how to increase the number of people who would do that. If people are sharing your website with others, it’s a sign that you’re doing something right.
If you create an excellent website about a specific subject, it can literally spread like wildfire with little to no marketing efforts, simply by the power of the value you have created and published on your site.
I’m not saying that this will be easy. Creating a great website is hard work. But then again, creating anything great is always hard work. But creating a great website is also extremely rewarding.
The best thing is that. . . given access to the right information, it is possible to create a website entirely by yourself. You can learn the HTML language or use web-based website builder software, or a website maker program that can be installed directly to your computer. You can start a new blog using the free blogging software readily available on the Internet.