Day 4 - My first website is created. Hurray!

Last Update: February 07, 2019

My rank: 185,292. Unfortunately, I did not record my first rank, but it was somewhere in the 200,000s.

The day began with a useful and encouraging exercise which was to complete my first-ever website.

I put my limited liability company (NextGen Computer Technologies) online, something I’ve been intending to do for literally, years. It is my main company, and the one through which I’ve been working as a contract software engineer since 2011.

I registered the domain on Namecheap.com and, by following the easy-to-understand instructions, successfully registered it with the WA DNS servers. This was something I didn’t know how to do as late as this morning, so well done to WA for making it easy for a rank newbie like me to achieve something as technical as that so easily!

Later on in the day, I published my first post into my WA blog. Unexpectedly, almost immediately, people took umbrage with what I had written, because they hadn’t properly read nor understood what I had written.

I know already from my interactions with many people across email and various social media that miscommunication is a big problem, but it is hard to fix an issue when one is not himself its cause. It seems that people simply do not take the time nor make the effort to understand fully what they’re reading. Possibly, because I write professionally, or because I’m built that way (and hopefully, which is what will make me a great proofreader) I automatically attempt to understand what an author is really saying.

Anyway… my website looks grotty just now, but I’m sure that WA will guide me in making it more attractive, so I am looking forward to the coming journey.

As someone commented in an earlier blog of mine, these early days in WA are exciting!

Good luck to me, good luck to you, good luck to all of us—have a nice day

:=)

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AlexEvans Premium
Hi Tayo, sometimes the best thing to do is be like water and as it does find its own level.

Looks like you are making good progress, best wishes as you settle into your flow.

W can buy domains in-house, good value with added features included.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/domains

Enjoy your journey.

Alex
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tbowyer Premium
Hi Alex.

Unfortunately, it is not clear what particular benefits accrue from buying domains in-house? Namecheap.com is cheaper ($8 to WA's $13, I believe).

WA needs to better evangelise why we should spend the extra $5 here.

"Enjoy your journey"
Thank you, I am. :=)

Regards,

Tayo
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Jframe3 Premium
If you are just starting your journey, this is the place to be. It isn't fancy but you will learn a lot.
I think WA offers the best deals for hosting and domains.
I achieved over 58k traffic to one of my client websites in 2018(organic).
I am just starting my own business and look forward to seeing your success.
Understand that somethings won't apply to you. I do not promote Amazon products for example.
Best Regards.
Justin
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tbowyer Premium
Hi Justin.

Yes, I can see from the training that there're *tons* of things to learn. I am really looking forward to taking the journey. :=)

"I think WA offers the best deals for hosting and domains"
I don't know enough about it to argue. A fellow member directed me to Namecheap.com and I was able to save $5.

$5 here, $5 there, and pretty soon things add up! ;=) It's super important to keep costs down whilst growing a business, I think. As I mentioned to @AlexEvans above, if there are extra benefits in buying domains through WA, those benefits have not been made clear to newbies like me.

By golly, 58k's worth of traffic since only November last year? :=O That's tremendous! I have set my sights far lower and would be happy with a few hundred, maybe even a few thousand over the course of a year. Then again, my chosen niche is boring and not easily monetised, I think (bespoke software development).

Still, I have a couple of ideas and I'm anxious to see how they play out.

Well, I've taken up enough of your time, but thanks for your reply and encouragement. (thumbs up)

Have a great day.

Regards,

Tayo
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apache1 Premium
Great work Tayo

Keep going forward and now you can create some awesome content

Andre
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tbowyer Premium
Hi Andrej.

Yep, thank you. Step by step, foot by foot, day by day...

Thank you for your encouragement. (thumbs up)

Regards,

Tayo
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apache1 Premium
You are welcome Tayo
Every forward step taken regardless of how large or small is a step in the right direction

Have a great weekend as well

Andre
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Ahimbe Premium
You are progressing well and I know your drive and motivation will take you far.
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tbowyer Premium
Hi Edgar.

Yes, the zeal is there, now to ensure that there's discipline... ;=)

Regards,

Tayo
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ShaneLacey Premium
Welcome to the WA site i am sure you have made the right decisison to join WA and your website will improve through time.
Kind Regards Shane.
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tbowyer Premium
Hi Shane.

I'm already happy that I've gone premium as I'd never have guessed that in only a couple of days I've gone from, "How on earth do I create a website" to, "What content should I put in my spanking new website?" :=))

Thank you for your encouragement. (thumbs up)

Kind regards,

Tayo
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