DIY Web Masters Degree
No Web Masters Degree Needed!
A DIY Approach to
Building Your Website
Because I'm a webmaster I bet
you think that I'm this
gifted computer whiz, cyber genius
and virtual Einstein. Right?
Well I'm not.
Far from it!
I have earned my web masters degree the old fashioned way.
I've gotten my webmasters
degree by doing.
By going through the DIY internet learning curve like most other
(Well, actually it was more like trial by
Yes, I'm afraid it's true.
I've been singed, scorch, and burned on many
occasion. I've even been reduced to a crispy critter and turned into
complete mental toast more than once.
So no, I don't have official web
masters degree. Nor can I imagine needing one
if you just want to build
your own ebusiness website.
Believe it or not, I'm
just your normal, average, everyday person
who wanted a new hobby (folk art painting was getting old and gardening
in New England isn't really a year round activity unless you want to
sculpt flowers out of snow) and a way to earn some extra money that
didn't involve bagging groceries to help pay two upcoming college
And I do
instead of having to find a part-time job to help pay the college bills
for my two boys, I have built my websites into small businesses. (I
doubt I would have been very good in retail anyways. I probably would
have spent more than I would have earned.)
Before you think I had some
sort of epiphany regarding
some magical internet get-rich-quick formula, built a website,
and then immediately made a gazillion dollars let me tell you how it
really happened. . .
building websites takes quite a
I had several discouraging attempts when I first tried
building my first site. To be honest, I failed. . .
determination, persistence and
There was so
much that I didn't know and I hadn't a clue where to turn for help.
When I was nearly ready to admit defeat I happened to read a consumer
review of a website hosting company.
(Well, the light bulb went on at least).
I discovered the biggest
reason that contributed to my failed attempts. I hadn't known what to
look for in a website host! Selecting the wrong hosting company
actually proved to be my undoing in my first few site building
That is why I almost failed. I did some more research and
quickly learned that one of the most valuable resources on the internet
for building a successful web business is choosing the right website
Take a quick peek:
If you have any questions,
please feel free to use
Form and I would be happy to answer them for you. (I'd give
you my email address but did you know that if you put your email on
your website that your inbox will become a new home in the Kingdom of
The results for my first website continued to gain momentum and reached
the point where in just over a year I could say that the Google Adsense
program was paying my mortgage. (Thanks Google!)
I discovered after the first year of site building that owning a
website truly does offer a world of unlimited opportunities.
Not bad for a
part-time job that
I can do in my P.J.'s!
Now many years later, the
affiliate arrangements I've integrated into that site have helped to
two college tuition bills.
I've also starting selling a few of my
own e-products which has allow me the freedom to have a bit of
discretionary income (for the first time since the kids were babies, I
might add) for a lovely romantic dinner now and then along with real
honest to goodness vacations. (It really becomes a real honest to
goodness vacation if there is an airplane involved instead of a small
pop-up camping tent).
It's so exciting and gratifying!
It's like that feeling you had when you were a little kid running down
the hall to the living room to see what Santa left under the tree. Well
now I run out to the mailbox to see how many checks the WWW has sent to
happy in fact).
Now don't get me wrong, there is work involved
in creating a website!
And for a few, maybe even some blood, sweat and
A website takes time, planning and maintenance.
actually the site building service I've used the past many years
actually does a great deal of the hardest and more tedious work which
is a great time saver.
Then once your site is well established you can
turn on the auto pilot and just check in on it now and then. Instead of
working for your website, your website will
be working for you! (24/7 too!)
I've been happily building
ebusiness websites and helping others get started on their own web
based business for quite a few years now.
about that? It just sounds so darn fancy doesn't it? (All that and
without a official web masters degree at all).
Here's the REST of the story on how I started to build a website and found myself creating a profitable web business.
me to my
building this website. . .
I've found myself embarking on a new phase of
Syndrome". . .
Now that I have an empty nest, I thought that I would fill
it with a new website!
And, of course, opportunity.
(For you and me.)
I have to confess that I fondly refer to my websites as my
Cyber Babies, but I digress again.
You can read more about
how breathing life into an idea can deliver
a Cyber Baby that will fill your empty nest with excitment,
It's a great
opportunity for you to not only become inspired about the opportunities
available on the internet but for you to have a guide throughout the
process of developing your own small ebusiness.
Working on this site
creates a great opportunity for me to give back by sharing what I've
learned. Not to mention that it is also a very tangible way to say
thank you. (Plus, one can only garden so much).
You see, throughout the
years I've had a lot of help getting through some site building
hurdles. I have discovered that there are literally entire armies of
wonderful people (web masters) out there who are amazing teachers.
What's more, these web masters have always happily problem solved and
guided me through whatever mishap I had managed to create.
Since I've been helped
so much I'd like to pass along that help to you. And, of course, to
have a little fun while sharing site building information with you. I'm
willing to bet you've already met a few
of this site's web masters helpers already!
You did sign-up for Bits
and Bytes Web Site Tips didn't you?
By creating this site
it's like throwing open a treasure trove of tips, techniques and
Once you start building your own website; put a few Google Adsense ads
on some pages, viola!, you have just added two very distinguished job
titles to your resume by earning your web masters degree in a
do-it-yourself, step-by-step process.
(Hint: You'll also
what I mean because you are quickly going to find that most people will
automatically assume that you are a gifted and talented cyber genius.)
Remember when you join the distinguished ranks of
the rich and famous web masters to come back and share your success
story and consider passing along your help or tips to others.
your tips here: Gnomely's
Web Masters Help Journal!
Are You Ready
to Enjoy Site Building Success?
I am happy to show you how.
Start with an idea and follow along at your own pace.
I'll guide you each step of the way.
You're going to earn your Web Master's degree just like I did.
By doing it yourself!
before you know it, you will have a
successful online ebusiness too.
Exciting isn't it?
Have fun and happy site building!