9 Weeks Down the Line.
Well I'd love to say I have a really successful website and working on my second - which, if you'd read my goals from my first few days, this is what I'd predicted I'd be doing now!
I'm not, far from it! But I am still enjoying everything I'm learning and that is the main thing. I really didn't appreciate the amount of dedication, education, researching and time it takes to build even the simplest of websites - I also didn't appreciate (although it was stressed over and over) that I wouldn't be making a penny on the site yet?! I was somewhat naive to this whole thing - the costs of making a website I'm happy with and I thought I might have at least made a pound by now!
So I've been quiet for a while now. In the past 3-4 weeks I've taken myself away from the site, stopped the emails (other than training) and logged in every day to do something to the site - even if it is only for a couple of hours... I've changed a lot on the website that I wasn't happy with (and there are still a few bits that need altering!), spent hours and hours finding photos I'm happy with and despite only reaching course 3, lesson 3 (before affiliate links/rankings), I decided to start afresh and listen to each lesson again... I was planning on doing this when I reached the end anyway, but I'm so pleased I did as there was a few key things I'd forgotten to do - especially at the beginning as I didn't know what I was doing and I now feel ready to carry on with a website I'm quite happy with! I still have some tweaking to do to a few of the pages and some updates or additional text to add to pages as I go along but overall I don't think I've done bad in 10 weeks given that I don't have very much time with an energetic 2 year old who doesn't like to sleep!