Day 5: My Progress to create my first website in WA
As per what I have read in the WA lessons, I will utilise the WA Blog feature both to assist me in tracking my progress and in the process share to the WA community some lessons learnt.
I look forward to comments from people as I share my progress. I am definitely not 100% sure with how my site will look and how successful I will be in monetising this first site.
I guess my MAIN goal is to just go through the process and COMPLETE one site and I'm sure from there, I will be wiser in moving forward.
This Progress blog is work in progress. The information I'm sharing are fairly random and hopefully will refine how I present them as I go along. I do not want to spend too much time doing the blog but rather focus on the progress of building my site!
Date joined WA:
10 August 2014
Reason for joining:
Find support to help me learn how to create websites for the purpose of creating a business online.
One of my passions:
Basketball. I have been a player of basketball at a very young age. I am currently head coordinator of a basketball club called Filcom Sports Club - Basketball.
I help supply custom made basketball jerseys or uniforms and other apparel for Filcom Sports Club Basketball League players.
- Basketball players in Filcom Sports Club - Basketball (in Canberra, Australia) requiring custom made basketball uniforms for their teams. Membership = 180-200 players (or 20 teams).
- Local Basketball players from other clubs in Canberra
- Basketball players from other states in Australia
The website must meet these objectives:
Create web presence for the uniform supply business.
Guide clients how to order custom made uniforms without the need to give me a call.
Learn how to create a blog to post useful information for basketball players.
Learn how to monetise the site by:
- affiliate earnings (this part I am not sure how to do yet).
- banner advertising.
- other means I can learn from WA.
Total gross earnings from this site = $0
No earnings from this website yet. As it is NOT published yet.
The uniform supply business is earning 'offline' and has generated some income in 2014.
Total expenses =
WA Premium Annual Membership = $359
Purchased domain name via Bluehost: GreatAwesomeUniforms = $3.99 /year for 3 yrs
Bluehost webhosting = It was $296 for 3 yrs (recently cancelled and refunded)
Fiverr.com = $100 (created business logo)