My First Site is operational!

Discussion in 'Profit Lance' started by dbmoney306, May 25, 2009.

  1. dbmoney306

    dbmoney306 New Member

    So after the last week or so going through Profit Lance Lessons and projects and exploring the best ways to get a site online, I made a compromise.

    I wanted to get my first site operational fairly quickly s that I would have a site to drive traffic to that actually caters to my interests.

    I needed to embrace a topic with which I am wholly familiar so that I can write good content (which I have not yet completely written).

    So my first site was launched using Go Daddy and Webite Tonight. I have to admit, it's not the best option for creating a website, but I did find it easy to use and it allowed me to create my entire site in about 4 hours. (Hence the not yet perfectly written content).

    I feel like I have a unique opportunity because I am offering a service that is not widely found (a personal phone consultation).

    Working in my business I already know that any lead generated that turns out to be worthwhile will generate me $25-150.

    I also added a few affiliate links to my site obtained through commission junction.

    Now that ,y site is created I am starting my blogger blog, squidoo lense and I plan to submit articles to ezine, goarticles and a couple article submitters.

    My question for the forum is...Am I on the right track here?

    I also plan on advertising through Craigslist due to the fact that I can localize leads to the cities/areas in which I have the best business contacts for referals.

    What else can I do to increase the visibility of my site?

    See my link below...
     
  2. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    Hi dbmoney,

    Big congrats, you're off to an excellent start.

    I think that you have enough to keep you busy for a while and have most bases covered.

    Sounds like you probably know what you are doing. Be sure to interact within your niche by commenting on forums with a sig link and blogs with a website link.

    Have you ever created a site, blog, or lens before? If not then you certainly have your hands full and won't have to worry about much else besides mastering what you've decided to take on for several months.

    Later on you might also get into analytics, PPC, Adsense, and list building via opt-in form.

    Best of luck and welcome to the forum,

    ~Newbie Shield~
     
  3. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    Newbie Shield: Have you ever created a site, blog, or lens before? If not then you certainly have your hands full and won't have to worry about much else besides mastering what you've decided to take on for several months
    That's so true - I am smiling... you sound like you have a plan and that is good![​IMG]

    Just PLAN to stick to your PLAN for months....consistently adding content, writing articles, posting to your blog, adding more lenses...[​IMG]
     
  4. johnjimat

    johnjimat New Member

    congratulations to you. well you are on your way to be success. wish you good luck [​IMG]
     
  5. makemoneyonline

    makemoneyonline New Member

    congrats!
     
  6. dbmoney306

    dbmoney306 New Member

    It seems the problem I am having now is that Google won't index my site. Just to make sure the site gets crawled I used google webmaster tools and submitted my site to Digg. I guess the affiliate links on my site have stuck it in Google limbo for awhile.

    Any idea when I can expect my site to get indexed on google?

    Anyone have similar experiences?

    I guess I know for the future...get the site indexed BEFORE adding any affilate links to the pages..

    Oh well...I guess I'll just keep writing articles and blogging
     
  7. msrene

    msrene New Member

    You are off to a great start, keep up the good work
     
  8. dbmoney306

    dbmoney306 New Member

    Okay...my first site WAS operational, but I have taken it down in favor of a new content rich site that will hopefully bring me more ADSENSE clicks and a few affiliate sales to go along with it.

    I have taken my site from a small 5-6 page site to a more content rich 29 page site.

    I only have about half the pages done, so I have not been doing a lot of marketing for the site, but I still get a few hits a day from my 3 ezine articles.

    I am indexed on google and actually have pretty decent page rank on MSN for a few keywords.

    Once I'm up and running, will article marketing, forum participation and blogging/commenting, be enough to sustain traffic to my site?
     
  9. happywife

    happywife Gold Member

    dbmoney306: Once I'm up and running, will article marketing, forum participation and blogging/commenting, be enough to sustain traffic to my site?
    It's always more beneficial to continue to add quality content targeting researched keywords on a regular basis. This is particularly true if you are in a competitive niche.

    Keep up the good work.
    Blessings,
    Angie
     
  10. 040107

    040107 Member

    Congrats! Looks like you're off to a great start! [​IMG]
     
  11. molinatore

    molinatore New Member

    Ok,..here is my site that i have done,..it was a long haul, but i did it!!,..can you guys let me know what you think?






    http://www.squidoo.com/Sinus-Rinse
     

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