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You don't need to know how to code to be profitable with websites.
When it comes to websites and being profitable, you don't need to know how to code or program anything. Over the years I've been attempting to learn how to code and program with no success because I take too many breaks between teaching myself that I don't retain much information for when I do get back into it. I never have enough time when it comes to teaching myself a programming language or HTML because I have a lot of work to do for clients.
If you're in the same boat as me, it's not a bad thing because you can always hire a person to help you out Sure it costs money, but it's not as much as you think. Some programmers and designers will charge you $30+ per hour to get something done, but that's just insane when I can pay someone $300 a month to do the same thing and they're working 8 hours a day for the month lol.
When it comes to being successful online you don't have to really be great at everything. Focus on one thing and be the best at it in order to get noticed online. I am pretty good at online marketing and SEO so that's what I focus on while I outsource the rest. I've put up and worked on hundreds of websites over the years and I've gained an extensive knowledge of how to make these websites profitable over time.
The wording it takes to convert into a sale and the linking structures that are needed in order to rank a website are just a couple things that you will learn over time, and they have nothing to do with programming and coding lol. The most code I do is an HTML hyperlink in order to get my links on websites which aren't mine to increase my rankings in the SERPs Now I do know my way around the code of my websites, but I couldn't type all of that up myself.
When it comes to making money online you need to know how to do some marketing, but that's not always the easiest thing to do. If you're great at marketing already, but are horrible at design and programming, you won't have a great website to put up in order to make money off of. On the flip side, if you're great at design and programming you will likely be bad at marketing. You'll have a great looking website but no one to come and play on it lol.
Now this isn't always the case because I have ran into a couple programmers and designers who also know how to do proper marketing for their websites in order to make money online. But these people are extremely rare and should be treated like an online unicorn lol.
Learning how to do proper marketing, programming and design is extremely tough to do and you'd be better off focusing on one and outsourcing the others. For me I'm not great at both programming and design so I tend to outsource it to people I've built relationships with over the years. I tend to purchase wordpress themes from themeforest and then I will have my designer tweak what I need done and have my programmer add some stuff if I want it I basically have a 3 person team that can get anything done for a website
Cross learning all of these is definitely possible, but you're going to be investing an enormous amount of time into it and you could be making money in a quicker amount of time just learning one of these while outsourcing the other 2 for a small fee.
In The Beginning
When the internet started and the first website was launched, I'm pretty sure it didn't look great. But what happened if the programmers and designers weren't any good, how did they make money? Well back in the day, when everything started online, there wasn't the greatest search engine algorithms set in place like we have today.
Hell, there wasn't even search engines right at the beginning because there wasn't enough information online in order to index lol. This means that with very basic coding skills anyone could get a website up and running and profitable with the right marketing techniques.
With basic code and designs these first websites were making money hand over fist by selling online if they knew how to link it to their bank accounts. Remember, PayPal didn't even exist right when the internet and first websites launched, so people had to code something or have it coded in order to link to their bank accounts.
Marketing back them was much more guerilla warfare compared to what it is today. Now you can buy ads on the search engines and niche related websites in order to gain traffic, but back then it was tough to do. You had to put up a website and talk about it on other websites in order to pull in traffic. You're not going to want to hear this, but, everything was done manually back then
The learning curve for programming and design was pretty steep since there wasn't much as to an online tutorial, YouTube video, how to or even a book to read in order to learn. A lot of it was trial and error and I'm sure a lot of the programmers and designers today wouldn't be doing what they are if they had to learn this way lol.
You don't need to know programming, design and SEO/Marketing in order to be successful online. Figure out what your strengths are and hire someone to back up your weaknesses. If you're a good marketer then hire someone to do the design and programming, and vice versa. You actually have it a lot easier in today's world to become successful online compared to when the internet first launched, so be grateful
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