How to get images on my site?

Last Update: June 09, 2012
Hi everyone I now have 4 street articles published and a link to send people to my site, but am a little confused on where to go from here, My site looks pretty boring and I know nothing about adding pictures, or images to the pages. I don't have a camera, still working on that with a limited budget. Is it ok to use my facebook and profile picture in my about me page? Should people be able to access my site without adding the http:/ . I can't and neither can my parents, who are my only viewers at the moment. I also have an a ebook I'm recommending on my blog page and want to now if it's better to do an ad in a side column or just mention it? If I mention it how do I get the link to the affiliate program? I know I'm asking a lot of questions, but I'm feeling very overwhelmed right now. I actually haven't added anything to my site for a few days, or even followed any more of the training, because I'm so over whelmed I'm having panic attacks!!! On top of it all I just a new job and am trying to fit everything in. If anyone wants to look at my site and give me some suggestions I'd be thrilled. It's http://ibsisapaininthegut.com/

Linda
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mhamilt Premium
Hi Linda

I wrote a tutorial based on adding image to your Wordpress site - I hope it helps you:

Just search for 'add images' in the search bar, or copy the link into your browser:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/share_zone/view/1209

Mark
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Linda Fedun Premium
Thanks I'll give it a try.
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lisawells Premium
Carson and Beverly, in helping Linda you helped me too. I appreciate your generosity! I do like to go learn things on my own, but it's so great to be given some directions too especially if I'm really in the dark on an issue!
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BIS Premium
Hi Linda - if you go to the training area and do a search on website images you will find a resource I recently created which will tell you where you can find some website images.

Once you download any images these are stored on your computer and then you upload them to your website either through the media tab (left hand column in the back of your site) or through individual pages or posts - by using the insert media button which is just above where you write the content (left hand side).

Calendar - when you create a post it will appear on the calendar. If you look back at one of the pms I sent you, you have the instructions on how to get rid of it if you don't want it.

Best wishes

Beverley
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Carson Premium Plus
Hi Linda,

You can easily add an image anywhere within your content to help spruce things up a bit. While editing your content just put your cursor where you want the image to go, then click on the "Image" icon just above the editor on the left. There are some other icons there too for managing your website "media". Your website visitors never like to see too much text without images to help break it up so I strongly recommend adding images throughout your content and site.

It is absolutely fine to use your Facebook picture on your website. The more "Real" you are with your website visitors, the more they will trust you.

In your browser you can type in ibsisapaininthegut.com and you will be able to access it. I just did this in my browser and I see your website!

People tend to ignore ads a lot of the time so the best way to get people to visit links is to add them right within your content. As people engage in your content they will be much more likely to click a link on a relevant phrase than they will to click on something that looks like an ad.

I have had a look at your website and agree that it could use some images. I also suggest trying on a few different website themes. Your site is resizing to people's browser sizes and this means that you have very little control over what your visitors see. For instance if you put an image on your site it will move around depending on the visitor's window size. You definitely want to have a 2 column site where your content is on the left, and your menu is on the right. However, choose something that has a static width is a strong suggestion. Try gong to your Appearance=>Themes section and searching for "Blogolife". This is a nice and clean looking theme that will do everything you want it to! If you have any trouble with this I can help you find it.

It's great that you are asking lots of questions because that is how you learn. WA is a place where you can earn everything you need to now about Internet marketing and get a ton of help and support at the same time. I'm sure we'll chat again soon and please let me know if I can help further. -Carson
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Linda Fedun Premium
Thanks Carson. I'm having a friend come in tomorrow to give me some one one on computer tutoring. I think what is holding me back is I'm still new to computers that it's like all the instructions could be in Zulu. What seems easy for you is still a struggle to me. I do want to get my site up and going, it's just going to take me a lot longer than I thought. How do I post my face book picture to my site, and how do I attach a product to my web pages? Linda
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lisawells Premium
Hey, Linda, just went to your IBS site - I really liked the personal feel to it and the page with the picture a lot. I also like the calendar - what will you use it for?

I did put some ads on my site as I mentioned in my PM to you, but I would also like to figure out how to put them in the side bar instead of right on the page under the text. I am going to have to put some time and research into how to do that--usually a Google search brings up more than enough answers! but not doing it tonight at any rate. I can imagine how tired you must be having just started a new job!
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Linda Fedun Premium
Thanks Lisa, glad you like it. BIS did the picture page and put the calendar on it. I'm not sure what to do with it either, if I can figure out how to add pictures I might replace it. I just went in business for myself doing house cleaning, I'm pretty sore and tired at the end of the day. I'm sure it will get better once I'm used to the routine.
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