Wednesday, April 21, 2010
More and more people have discovered how the internet can be a gold mine. There are just so many ways to earn money online - and sometimes we have to make an investment to build our portfolio, to establish our names, to make our business secure.
One investment that a person contemplating an online business needs to consider is the web hosting. It's one most important factor in an online venture. Everything on a web site is hosted on a web server and this requires utmost reliability. A web hosting doesn't have to be expensive. This blog is even hosted on a free web hosting server and domain and I haven't had any problem with it yet. However it is important to have one's own "brand name" and hosting a web site under a free hosting service will tarnish somehow a good business name's credibility. Paid hosting services also provide better customer support. Take a look at a comparative web hosting rating and some other considerations in webhosting from Webhostrating.com.
Another consideration that must be taken into account is web design. The look and feel creates the attractiveness and sometimes reliability of a website like the way people like to see beautiful people. Women invest on cosmetics, we have to invest in simple yet elegant "look" for a higher "face value".
Third, one must create quality service. If it is a blog, one must write quality content with good grammar and catchy titles. If it is a video how-to, the instructions must be detailed and direct to the point. So at times, one must hire people who are able to do these things well. However, if already skillful, invest time and talent on these stuff.
It is also necessary that one works on being indexed by leading search engines so exchanging links with other similar websites is a common trend and SEO writers have been in demand. Lastly, advertising might be helpful in attracting visitors and clients to your online service.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
How long have I been away?
It must have been more than a month. I haven't really counted. I haven't written anything in these blog because I have been up to something.
A few months ago, I shared in this blog that my sisters and their families were coming over so we planned on reconstructing/renovating the house to accommodate more people.
We started the house reconstruction last February 1 and it ended last March 19. I had been busy with it for the whole duration.
On March 17, my boyfriend's mother had a heart attack and had been confined in the hospital until April 5 when she finally succumbed to death at 61.
My boyfriend wanted to come home for his mother's funeral so the wake was extended and lasted two weeks. However, the company did not allow him to. So even when h wasn't able to come home, last Saturday his mother was laid on her rest.
As you see, my hands had been full for the past months. But here I am again. Ready to bare it all once more time.