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How did you get started working on websites?



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How did you get started working on websites?

I get a lot of people asking me what I do for income and my basic response is usually something along the lines of "I work online helping website owners generate more traffic and sales" which is true, but a vague response of what I really do. But I didn't start doing this and that's why I'm posting this discussion How did you get started working on websites?

How did you get started working with websites?

I myself started playing around with websites in 2002 or 2003 and got pulled in because I read something that said "Make $500 a day by just posting ads on websites!" and I opened my wallet and spent $297 on a sh*tty system that didn't teach me anything except for what Google adsense was.

After I attempted to get my refund, which was almost impossible to do because of how they set everything up, I realized that I had to optimize my websites in order to get higher rankings and then get clicks on my adsense advertisements in order to make any money. So I started learning on page and off page optimization, or SEO.

Learning SEO over the next few years while still working a full time job was pretty brutal. I would work 8 to 10 hours a day and come home to work another 3 to 4 and not get paid for it. But I think it was worth it in the end because I started making a few bucks here and there on my websites after they started getting ranked.

After I was proficient in SEO techniques and methods I began to sell my own SEO services to people who needed help. I did pretty well with this until Google banned me from Adwords. I literally went from making $1,000 a day with a $50 a day investment into Adwords. Not a bad ROI, right? After I got banned I began scurrying around to figure out how to generate the most amount of high quality leads since I couldn't use the biggest PPC platform anymore. I started working around on LinkedIn and other PPC platforms but it just never was the same How did you get started working on websites?

Fast forward to today and I now work online full time and I'm still doing SEO for clients and I have a few services that make me some passive income How did you get started working on websites?


How did you get started?

How long have you been playing with websites?

Are you working online full time or are you part time?



Keep up the good work How did you get started working on websites?


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Razzy

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Everett

How did you get started working with websites?
I got started when I wanted to create my own online game. I wanted a text-based MMORPG game, think along the lines of those mafia style type of games. Yeah, those. I had a problem though, I didn't know anything about coding, what code to use, and was entirely lost. I was around 16 when I first found something called "opensource code". And messed around with that until I broke the code. I didn't know how to fix the script, and I googled how to fix the errors, and this is when I taught myself how to write PHP code.

How long have you been playing with websites?
Since I was about 16. So about 7 to 8 years in total. I usually play around each day to make my coding skills better.

Are you working online full time or are you part time?
I tend to believe I work full time online. I can not go on the internet and not make money. I would feel as if I was wasting my time since I am not being paid to have fun.




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RaduV

How did you get started?
I got started in 2006-2007 i believe. I started with the traditional and popular services that time, forum posting, Yahoo Answers, article writing and so on. I had to do this since i just started my university studies and i didn't had to much free time to get a proper job but still could use some cash. It was interesting, i remember that at some points the rates were so small that it didn't cover my expenses. However i continues because i needed the experience and the portfolio.

How long have you been playing with websites?
Soon after i start selling my services i decided that is time to start my own website. I had a small photos directory, a general blog, a blog about guinea pigs and my favorite, a solar energy blog(which brought me quite a nice income for a while). So i would say 7-8 years, but i didn't made a habit of having constantly an active website.

Are you working online full time or are you part time?
I am a Navigator on merchant ships so i can't work full time but whenever I have the chance i like to feel my laptop's keyboards.




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Lynne

Oh my gosh, so you spend a lot of time at sea? I am terrified of the open ocean. I wouldn't even go out on a fishing boat! I guess you don't always have a good internet connection when you are out at sea?

I also love working online. There is something so cool being able to make money for yourself just with a laptop!




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RaduV

Yes Lynne, i spend some time. Maybe 6 months a year, it gets easier with the time How did you get started working on websites?.
Yeah, i believe you can consider online money making as a noble job, not for everyone. Haven't you had the situation when someone asked you what you do for a living and you just had to resume all the activities to something that they can comprehend?

For instance, i was asked, during college, how i'm getting my pocket money because nobody saw me going to work. And I start to explain them that I'm promoting websites, doing SEO, link building etc... and they were looking to my like i was talking foreign languages. Then i resumed my work to "English-Romanian Translation' and everything was good.




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Lynne

Yes I have had some people quite confused as to what exactly I do and a good few others thinking that I am into MLM or online scams. Not exactly right?

But that was a while back, now people see all my websites and promotions on social media for a few websites so there is not so much confusion now. I just say online marketing.




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Everett

Are you working online full time or are you part time?
I am a Navigator on merchant ships so i can't work full time but whenever I have the chance i like to feel my laptop's keyboards.

I don't know what exactly a "Navigator" is, but I do have one question. Do you get access to internet whilst out at sea? This may seem like a dumb question, but some airlines actually do provide internet access so I am wondering if this was the same case for you as well?




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RaduV

Well Everett, yeah on some vessels there is a full time internet connection. Starting 2017 it will be compulsory to have full time internet connection on ships. Anyway, a Navigator is one of the Officers who is "driving" the ship, while is en route to some port.

It's a demanding job which implies a lot of things but it's also an interesting way to build up your character and test yourself in critical situations ( keep in mind that, during storms, you don't have where to run How did you get started working on websites?) )




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Lynne

Oh that will be handy right? It will make it so much easier to make money all the time, I bet you are looking forward to 2017!




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RaduV

Yes I am eager to 2017. First that i will be connected all the time and i won't be like from outer
space when i come home after 3 months and second reason is that i can keep track of my websites in real time.




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Lynne

And do loads of other things online too! I can only imagine because I am like so connected all the time what it must be like to be offline for 3 months!




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Lynne

I started working online in 2012 when my daughter was a few months old. I realized I hated what I did (bookkeeping) and I didn't want to do something I hated while my daughter sits in daycare so I can work hard to pay the daycare bill.

I opened an online baby store, to go in line with my new passion of being a mom. I knew nothing about working online and I learned very quickly that just having a website does not mean anyone will find me online. It took me a lot of trial and error to learn what I was doing and after a few years I closed my online store because I was learning better ways to make money online and I set up another two websites.

I have decided that blogging is what I want to do, so that is why I closed my online store How did you get started working on websites?

I am working online full time.




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socialjob

A website isn’t static; it’s dynamic. It’s ever-changing. The moment you accomplish something, you can add it to your website. You don’t need to print new copies of it and send it out to your contacts over and over; you just update it. People can continually come back and see what you’re up to.




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Lynne

Yes that is what I love about it too! You have such control over what you do and so much of it can be automated too.




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idealmike

Back in about 1998, I used to be a publican and ran a pub/restaurant. That was when the Internet sort of first came out and we had a PC to do all the orders on like stock taking, forecasts and things like that. I think it was running on Windows 98 and we had AOL Internet. Websites were very primitive back then but I was learning Desktop Publishing as wanted to do something else to further my career (you can only get so far being a publican). It was then that I started tinkering with websites. I used to look at the source code and was intrigued by the way HTML worked. I started learning HTML and coded a few slap-up sites together. They were like online menus for our restaurant. After this I created our pubs first website and put it online. I can't remember who my web host was now but it was a lot different back then. I don't think I had Cpanel or anything like that which most good web hosts have today. Anyway I ended up meeting a girl and got out of it for a while and was working in a completely different job that had nothing to do with cooking or desktop publishing so never done anything for a few years. Then in about 2001 I started working for some finance company where we had our own PC and this system to log calls and orders onto it. I used to get bored and would again check out how the company site worked by viewing the source code of it and that. They saw I was doing it and rather than ask me to step into the office to tell me off, they asked me if I knew about web design and if I could make a website up. I told them I knew a little about how it work and could probably do so. They gave me this plan of a site they wanted. It was meant to be some dating site. But I only really knew a little HTML and didn't know about databases and all that. But I was still able to put a template together. I think I downloaded some HTML templates and basically just modified them using Photoshop to change the images around and used some free flash button builder site to make these cool impressive flash buttons that exploded when you hovered over them lol. From there on I started dabbling in making my own HTML templates from scratch although looking back they were very very basic and primitive but I did manage to sell a few of them to some guys on some forum although can't remember what it was now. I remember starting some gfx forum with an online buddy and we'd share each others knowledge of coding and design. From there I have basically tinkered with web design and coding ever since. These days I'm a bit more well versed in HTML and PHP and know a bit more about MYSQL databases and the like. But then came WordPress and it meant not having to know a single line of code myself as it was all built so you could just create a site without needing to know it. And since I was able to be a blogger, blog about things on my site without needing to know HTML or PHP or anything. I started doing that and have had a lot of success doing that promoting things like affiliate services and the like. So you can blame WordPress for me not furthering my coding knowledge and learning. But I've had a lot of success from it and have got this far without fully learning HTML/PHP etc etc.

I still like to learn it though in my spare time as you never truly stop learning when it comes to these things. How did you get started working on websites?




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Lynne

Oh wow Mike, that is awesome to know how you got into everything.

I only started working online using Wordpress so I have never had to know how to code but I can do some really basic html if I need to but nothing fancy.




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cmoneyspinner

One day, I found myself unemployed. I got tired of uploading my resumes into online databases and filling out job applications giving out all of my personal identifying information to people who keep it and I don't know if they secure it from identity thieves.

Wasn't getting any job offers. So I decided to hire me. My kids gave me a computer, paid for the Internet, and for the rest ... I was on my own! So I Googled “free website” and up popped a DIY app to build my own website. The rest is history.

The self-employment work-at-home road has neither been smooth nor easy. But it beats doing nothing and wasting precious time whining about how cruel and unfair life is. Amen! How did you get started working on websites?




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vinaya

In 2000, I published my poetry book. I was praised for my book, which encouraged me to do more writing. I began writing stories, however, my stories were not accepted. I took a lead from my journalist father and began writing articles for newspapers. Luckily, my articles were accepted. By the time I completed MBA, I was already publishing 3-4 articles in a month. Later I attended a writing course and honed my writing skills. Then in order to earn more, I began submitting to article publishing sites. After two years of writing I received my first payment. rest is history.




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cmoneyspinner

Some people may not realize that the great Charles Dickens didn't start out as the great author we all know. He used to write articles. Just like we ordinary people, he had to earn a living,

http://www.notablebiographies.com/De-Du/Dickens-Charles.html




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Soulwatcher

How did you get started?
I wanted to make extra money so I got started in the late 1990s with my first website and I made enough money off of it to fund a trip to disney world. But my family objected to it and I closed it down.

How long have you been playing with websites?
I have been playing with websites for over 18 years now.
Are you working online full time or are you part time?
I do it as a hobby and I don't make any money from it.




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overcast

I think for me I started with geocities in 1999. And then made use of various online builders for the page. And then proceeded to different options over the years. And it was kind of hard to work on website and not earning anything. My skills were good and though payment was not much from clients. So working every now and then to establish the network. And it has managed to get more leads for me there. So hoping that as time goes on it'd be reasonable to see if the results come out the same for me. Hoping for things to change.




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augusta

Just like you, got to hear about this seminar on how to make a huge amount of money working from home in my country, just like you got few bucks paid for the seminar got in and I was confronted with blogging as a form of making money online.Taught how I can start with a free domain like Blogger or WordPress and I came back to replicate the tutorial and the rest as they usually say is history.I have been able to build my site from start to finish.




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vinaya

I was introduced to online writing in around 2005. The site was called gather.com, and we could earn by posting articles. Then I discovered Helium.com, it was also a writing site. After a while I got bored. I returned to online writing in 2010 by creating accounts on various writing sites including Hubpages and Squidoo. It took me two years to receive payments. When the writing sites began to collapse, I decided to launch my own website in 2015. However, my websites are not earning good amount yet.




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