Create A Website TODAY, For Free

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Do you want to create a website that you can use to make money online? Do you know which type of website you want to have? Do you know where you can go to get a website set up for FREE?

What if I told you that you could create your own website, for FREE, today? In fact what if I told you that you could have a site set up within an hour, would you think I was telling the truth?

Well of course I am! That is exactly what I have done when I first started online. If you find the right place to set up and host your website you can have this done super quick.

I am going to show you just how easy this can be and NO it doesn’t have to cost you a penny. The truth is you can have 2 FREE websites on the free membership with this platform. There is no need for you to upgrade if you don’t wish to and nobody is going to pressure you to do so.

Building a FREE website is easy, making money off it is maybe a little harder, but guess what, it can be done. There are people I know who have done just this. I will share how in this post.

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Before You Start

I just want to run over a few things here before you start or you go ahead and jump right into building your first site. I want you to ask yourself a few questions to make sure this is the right decision for you.

Are you sure you want a website? Having a website can take up much of your time in the beginning. This is a big factor to consider if you want to do this as a side hustle while in full-time employment. You will need to find time every week to be publishing something on your site as a bare minimum.

Do you enjoy learning? Having a website requires you to continually learn and grow in this ever-changing online area. You will have to wear many hats owning a website from learning about SEO, Social Media and bookkeeping once you start earning money through your website.

Are you in it for the long term? Creating a website and putting stuff on it is not going to make you rich overnight. If you are looking for a get quick rich scheme then websites are probably not for you. Owning a website often means delayed gratification where you are putting way more work in than you are earning. This is not just for the first few weeks but could take a few years before you really see the kind of growth that earns you a good full-time income. If this does not put you off and you are prepared for some hard work and learning, not only is this for you, YOU are also the type of person that has what it takes to make it work!!

Do you know what kind of website you want? Many people choose affiliate marketing websites where they blog in a given niche, some want an e-commerce site or some a news site. The kind of website you want is your choice and you should take your likes and strengths into consideration when choosing.

Don’t worry if you are not completely sure just now as if you want to take up the offer of 2 FREE websites further down in the post you can simply play about without it costing you any money. A free business trial so to speak.

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My First Website

See when I first started out I was looking at many ways to make money online and the one that resonated with me the most was by having a blog where I could write about something I was passionate about.

I always wanted to write but was unsure of the type of writing would suit me. By blogging, I could try out different skills and see what the audience thought of my writing and how writing regularly would suit my life. It was a little bit like, I liked to write and for me, the writing was a kind of romanticized dream. But, what if, that dream could become a reality and would it be something I was able to do on a full-time basis later on in life. I have always written poetry and reviews and stuff but I wanted to concentrate my writing and gain practice and confidence so I thought blogging would be good for this.

So, the next step was that to have a blog I needed a website.

I had absolutely no clue whatsoever about starting a blog or a website but thought, hey, how hard can it be when literally thousands of people are doing it?

I started poking around the internet and tried to get an idea of how to set up a website and gather some information about what I was going to write about once it was set up. I looked at domain names and prices, web hosting prices and some of the training offered by companies online to help you start making money online through blogging.

WOW, information overload was a complete understatement. My head was buzzing and my thoughts more unclear than they were before trying to get clarity on starting a website and writing about my niche, which was camping, just so you know.

I decided that I would maybe just leave it for a few days and give my head a rest. It was during these days of rest that I was looking for ideas on Pinterest that I saw a Pin about blogging online. I clicked through and found a review for a platform called Wealthy Affiliate. The review was positive and decided to take up the FREE membership. This FREE membership included training and 2 FREE websites.

That is where I built my first website and had stuff on it in under an hour! Below is the video I watched on setting up a website in under 30 seconds, it really is that simple on the Wealthy Affiliate platform.

Check out this video of how to set up a website in under 30 seconds.

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Website Created …

It really was that quick and once I had created that first website and started going through the training I was pretty much hooked.

I quickly upgraded to the premium membership to allow me to continue to grow my knowledge about websites and content creation along with everything else there is to learn. The amount of training and knowledge on this platform is unbelievable! Not only do they have the official training you can progress through, but there are also weekly live training videos, peer to peer training videos, lots of how-to videos and the list goes on and on.

If you can’t find what you are looking for on here then it probably isn’t worth knowing. You have live videos, training classes, peer training, classroom, live chat and a place to post to share achievements, ask questions, ask for help and even have a moan if that’s what you need.

The community is one of great collective knowledge and very friendly and helpful. You will learn everything from setting up a website and selecting plugins to how to create your own training that you can sell to others or clients and working towards a weekend in Vagas for top performers.

Here and Now

2 years on I am still part of that great community and still working on my websites while continuing to learn and grow through the platform. I have a regular income thanks to following the training and putting it into practice and if I ever do get stuck with something I ask others for help. This is certainly so much quicker and easier than searching the internet for answers.

I have loved my time both within WA and working on my sites. Even when life got in the way and I had to take a break, everything was there for me to go back to once I was ready.

I am now more aware of the commitment that is needed to run a website than I was when I started. As I said I had to take some time out which couldn’t be helped. Although website traffic slowed as I hadn’t been posting anything, the money still came in, albeit less than before. It did take me a little while to get my sites back on track and grow my traffic again but I have done it, one day at a time and with the support of a wonderful platform.

 

Making Money

Once you have your site up and running and start to put content on there you are going to want to start to monetise that site so you can grow it and start to have an income. This is true of paid and FREE websites. In fact more so if you have paid for your domain name and hosting as you don’t want to leave yourself out of pocket!

There are many ways in which you can monetize your site but the one thing you need to have first is traffic going to your site. That means getting your site out there in Google and Bing, maybe setting up a Facebook Page for your site, Instagram, Twiter the list can go on and on as far as Social Media platforms go.

Sharing your website content on social media is a great way to grow your following and get visitors to your site along with good SEO Practices in the beginning.

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You may want to make use of Google Adsense where ads can be placed on your site and you will get paid each time someone clicks on one of those ads.

Using affiliate links on your site is also a good way of monetising your content. This is when you become an affiliate for a brand, retailer, product or service and get paid if a person clicks on one of your links and buys or signs up for a paid service. You then earn a commission on that sale. These may just be small commissions but they do all add up quite quickly.

Selling products through your site or having an e-commerce site where you sell other peoples products. Dropshipping has become quite big business across websites but one that I myself am not familiar or knowledgeable about.

Of course, if you can also offer paid services to others yourself for an income. If you are particularly good or knowledgable about something you could design a course or training that others can pay to access and monetize your site that way. This is probably the most difficult and time-consuming but also greatly beneficial financially to you.

There are many ways to start receiving income through your website once it is up and running it is just up to you how you go about doing this. What you feel comfortable about or are even drawn towards. It may depend on what type of website you want to own and run. As I said before no matter what you choose there is lots of free training out there to help you on your way.

Are You Ready

So, are you ready to build your FREE website? Yes! OK, let’s get you started on the road to having your own website and dreaming big.

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Making the decision is only the start of something beautiful, from here on in you are going to be, not only a website owner but an entrepreneur and the leader of your own destiny.

Follow the link below to start. Create a free account and follow the instructions to get your website up and running in the next hour.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/createaccount?a_aid=d8984f85

Good Luck, let me know how things go for you. You never know, I could be visiting your site the next time our paths meet.

Keywords & Research Tools

Keyword Research

Whether you are new to working online or have been doing it for some time but with limited results, we are going to show you how to rank better by doing your keyword research. An integral part of online research for successful content creation and ranking.

Keywords

What Are Keywords

  • Keywords are words or phrases used or entered into search engines or search queries if using voice searches that people use when they want to find something online.
  • Keywords are words or phrases that are relevant to your topic, niche or business and are terms searched by people who may become your client, audience or buyers.
  • Keywords can be in website names, titles, subheadings, content, etc.
  • Keywords are what brings organic traffic to your site when people search in google, bing, yahoo or any other search bar online.
  • Keywords are a large part of SEO (search engine optimization) on your website or online business. This also includes Youtube videos, pictures, in social media platforms. Anything that is searched can be classed as a keyword.

The above covers some but not all of why keywords are so important in any content that you create to put online. In essence, keywords are important for you ranking in search pages, thus allowing you to drive customers.

Keywords and Traffic

As I mentioned above keywords are what bring organic traffic to your website, those who get to your site by simply search for a word or phrase then see your site listed on SERP’s (search engine results page), then click into your website.

You see, keywords also help you to get ranked in search engines and the higher you rank the more chance you have of people discovering your site or business, therefore, the more organic traffic you will get. Organic traffic is one of the best traffic sources as it is FREE traffic. It comes straight from results pages, this means that that traffic is drawn straight from search pages.

You can also get free traffic through sharing your work, pages, videos, content through several social media channels too but straight up from search requires less work from you.

So, how do rank high on search engines? Well, this is all about SEO but doing proper keyword research and inserting that into your content is a KEY element in your SEO endeavours.


Why Use Keyword Research

Finding the Right Keyword Tool

So how do you go about doing keyword research? You get a good keyword research tool and use it to the best of its ability. There are many of these tools out there all doing a similar job and when used correctly provide you with valuable information about keywords and related keywords that you can use when you are planning your content that is going to go online.

Some online keyword tool sites I have come across are wordtracker, ubbersuggest, keywordtool and Jaaxy. Most of these can be used as free keyword tools to start with. This allows you to try out what one works best for you and lets you try it before committing to any kind of price plan.

Now Jaaxy is the one I use and have done since starting online. I have tried a few others but I just find Jaaxy the easiest to use. It provides me with all the information I need when doing my research as well as suggestions and an area where I can check rank, check affiliate programmes, brainstorm for keywords and related phrases and save everything for use at a later time or date.

Choosing Your Keywords

Before you start your keyword research you will, of course, have a rough idea of what keywords you are going to be researching. Maybe you have a blog idea, have created a video that you are putting online, created a new page on your site that you wish to rank.

You will start by typing in the keyword you have in mind, enter then you will see a list of results as follows.

 

As you can see I searched the word “keyword” and the results have shown me a list of keywords or related terms to that word. There is a large list I have simply just shown you the top few.

Now with this search, Jaaxy also provides you with other information besides the keyword or key phrase and this is important information that you can use to help you with your keyword research. So let’s see what they mean.

AVG (Average) – This is the average amount of times in 1 month that people search the exact keyword or phrase shown next to the results. So the word “keyword” has been searched 12,264 times in the past months.

Traffic – this is the amount of traffic you could potentially get by using the keyword if you rank on the first page of search results.

QSR (Quoted Search Results) – This is the amount of competition, in other words, how many other websites are ranking or competing for this particular keyword.

KQI (Keyword Quality Indicator) – tells you the quality of the keyword and in Jaaxy this is ranked by Great – green, Normal – yellow and Poor – red.

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) – A score based on traffic and competition, a score is given between 1 – 100 and the higher the score the more likely it is that you will be able to rank for this keyword.

Note – the results also give you a list of related keywords and the results for those too. This allows you to see other keywords that you can use that may help you rank better when used.

Having all this information will allow you to choose which keywords are going to be more valuable to you and enable you to rank higher, thus gaining more traffic to your site which, should mean more conversions, sales, clients etc depending on the type of service you provide.

A good rule of thumb that I use is QSR, low or under 100 where possible. KQI, great or green and SEO above 80 is I can get it with a given keyword.

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Now you want to be ranking for more than just 1 keyword so while you are looking through these results it is good to take a note of other keywords in this section that you may be able to use in your content. You can actually save this on Jaaxy if you check the box besides the keyword it will give you the option to save these.

 

Beside your keywords search results, you will also see a box that shows you related keywords and phrases. These can be taken note of and used when it comes to creating your content too.

If you click on one of these related keywords it will search that keyword of phrase and again give you all the information you need to make a decision whether to use it in your content.

So by starting with one keyword and doing proper research, you are able to see what keywords you can use that will allow or help you to rank. Remember the higher you rank the greater chance you have of driving traffic to your site for free.

This is especially useful when first starting out and trying to build domain authority within your niche or business sector.

Keywords for Ranking

If you are just starting out in the online world please take note and do your keyword research. Many people focus way too much on just creating content and add keywords and tags from the post or the top of their head and hope for the best.

I have done this myself way back when I started. You may get some traffic and think things are going well but you still aren’t ranking in any of the top pages. I’m not even just talking about the first page here, I’m talking about the first 4 or 5 even. You may have the odd post where you do your research that doesn’t quite rank but this may be because there are too many of you competing for that particular keyword. Remember those with domain authority competing for the same keyword will normally always rank higher but you can outsmart most by really researching those keywords and incorporating them into your content.

If you have been in the online world slightly longer but have had trouble ranking and gaining domain authority and seeing your traffic improve, this is likely why. You haven’t researched and tried to rank for set keywords. You have most probably just taken keywords from your content and stuck them in hoping for the best. Am I right?



 

If you have done this not all is lost. You could go back over some of your older posts and update them. Using proper keyword research related to your content, add, update or rewrite some of the posts and then see what impact that has on your rankings.

**Remember if you do this, you must resubmit those URLs or that content to Google Search Console or Bing Webmaster Toolbox. That way your content can be recrawled and updated in search engines.

This can be a timely process but can be really worth it in the end. If you don’t want to redo old content at least start doing your keyword research for all new content that you create. That way if you start ranking better and gaining more traffic to your site from new content they may still discover that old content while there. Maybe once you see the results from keyword research you will reconsider going back and make changes once you do have time.

 

Remember to Use Keywords or Phrases that Make Sense

Another thing that I feel is worth mentioning is to use keyword phrases that make sense to people. Think of your audience here, if you are using a keyword phrase such as “keyword importance”, how many people do you think would type a simple phrase into a search bar? They would probably be more likely to search the term “why are keywords important” or “the importance of keywords”. This is simply because it makes more sense. We tend to type or search for things using terms as to how we speak and now with Google, Alexa and Siri all using voice search this is of more importance because you want to be ranking in those too.

Use keywords and phrases that you would use in dialogue or conversation when speaking to someone.

 

Why not try searching for keyword here and see how it works for yourself. Have a play around and see what you can come up with and what you would be able to use when creating your next piece of content. Try it for free below.

Onwards and Upwards

Now I have only covered the main use of keyword tools, showing you on Jaaxy and each is different and offer different tools within the keyword tool for you to use.

Once you start using them and gaining experience in whichever one you choose to use you will start to discover more ways you can use these to grow your site and even better than that, an understanding of yours and other sites (your competition), thus giving you the information and sometimes the edge you need to create content that is going to a ahigher rank on search engines. The higher you rank the more traffic you will be driving to your site for FREE.

Remember keywords are everywhere. They are used on ALL online platforms that provide search abilities including Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and any other social platform that provides a search bar. Use your keywords here too when promoting your content and products and remember the human element, use keywords as you would speak them.

I really hope this has given you a clearer understanding of keywords and keyword research and taught you the importance of researching and using relevant keywords and phrases in your content when promoting that content through social media channels and in your advertising.

By utilising these types of tools you are giving yourself a far greater chance to succeed in what you are trying to achieve in the online world.

Thanks for reading and I wish you well.

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