A few weeks ago, I published a blog post outlining how to get my business project going.
The idea was that, if you’re a small business owner, you can put up a website and make money.
If you’re not, you could do both.
I got some great feedback on that post, and I wanted to share what worked for me, what didn’t, and what I did to get things going.
So I’ll share what I learned.
What worked: First, I did an extensive research of the web, finding out what web properties people were talking about.
The first thing I did was search for the term “web hosting,” which was actually pretty easy.
I found a lot of good sites for small businesses to rent, and most of them had a great reputation, which made it easy to figure out which web hosting companies were good to use.
Next, I went to Google and typed in “web-hosting,” and I got about 10 results, which included some really reputable companies.
So that was good, and it also led me to my first real problem.
After a few more searches, I finally found a couple that I liked, and after I paid $5 for their services, I got started.
Here’s what happened next.
My business project is a bit complicated, and there’s a lot going on.
First, my business needs some additional cash.
I’m not a businessperson by trade, but I need to make money to keep the lights on, pay the bills, and so on.
In order to pay off that debt, I need more money, so I set up an ad in the local paper that said “Make a Payment Today.”
The problem is, the ad is only available for one business: a coffee shop.
As soon as the ad appeared, the owners of the coffee shop contacted me.
They were so friendly and generous, I thought, this is exactly the type of person I need for my business.
They also offered me a referral link, so when I started my project, I could get the full amount from them for the coffee.
The next day, I called up their customer service and spoke to their manager.
He had me sign a contract.
And then the contract was done.
Now I needed to get that website up and functioning.
And that’s where things got complicated.
I had to make sure I didn’t get lost in all the details of setting up my website, and figuring out which buttons and menus worked and which didn’t.
Then I had a problem.
The contract said I was responsible for the payment for the first three months, and that was an error.
So it was pretty hard to figure things out from there.
That’s when I decided to hire a web designer to help me.
What I did next: I looked for a company with a good reputation and a good name.
I looked at their website and went, “Wait a second.
How can I get this website up?”
I looked in their bookkeeping software, and they had a very good free version that would help me get my website up, but it wasn’t very professional.
I decided that I would pay for it myself, and then hire a professional web designer, one who was going to do the same job.
I called a company I trust, and told them that I wanted the website to work with the web designer I had hired, and the web design company should pay for the whole thing, including all the web hosting fees.
They said that would be fine.
I told them I would give them a credit card, and once I paid, I would send it to them.
That was fine.
Then, I sent the invoice to them, and within a couple of days, they had the website up.
Now that’s a problem, because you have to have a website.
Now, I also needed a few things.
I wanted a name, so that the website would be easier to find, and a logo that would stand out in the crowd.
I also wanted the logo to stand out because I wanted people to be able to find it easily, because I would need it to keep track of who had visited the site.
I needed a name.
And a logo.
I knew the name of the company, but no one was going see it.
So, I asked someone who did a lot more research: I need a logo for my website.
I don’t know if this is going to be a problem for some people, but this is a brand name I use on my site, so why not have a logo?
I ended up choosing a logo by a company called Lighthouse, and since I’m using the same logo for everything on my website and my blog, that was pretty easy to find.
Now what I really wanted was the logo, the name, and for the logo and name to stand on the page.
I didn: I didn.
I ended in frustration, because there were so many other