Getting Started Online – Get Your Own Website And Learn How To Work On The Internet

Get Your Own Website And Learn How To Work On The Internet

Get Your Own Website And Learn How To Work On The InternetGetting started online to make money can be difficult. Especially when you don’t know what it is you’re looking for. I can help you with that.

If you want to make a living from the internet, you need to get your own website and learn how to work on the internet. I can help you with that too, but first you need to…

Get Your Head In The Game

So… what does it take to get your own website and learn how to work on the internet? You have to change the way  you think.

Many of those seeking fortune in the cyber arena mistakenly believe That “Making money online fast for free” is possible. All you need is a good “system”. The abundance of “foolproof systems” making claims of “getting rich quick” and “takes 15 minutes a day” only gives fuel to the fire.

It doesn’t work like that. There is no magical formula that will turn you into a millionaire overnight. No money raining down on you, no fancy new cars, no vacations in the Bahamas or assorted miscellaneous luxuries. Accepting the truth of this will free you from the prison of belief, opening your mind to actual opportunities.

Just Like Any Other Job

Working in cyber space isn’t much different than working at a job in the “real” world. Most, if not all occupations require some form of on the job training. During this time, new employees learn specifics of the new job. Wages aren’t paid in advance. Payment is rendered after working for a period of time(usually two weeks or a month) 

Becoming familiar with the work environment is absolutely necessary for maximum efficiency in job performance no matter what type of work you do. We must absorb pertinent information regarding the task, including the jargon or lingo used, the assigned area, locations of the necessary implements and getting to know the people we work with.

A good attitude and the proper mind set is essential to achieving success.

Working Virtually

Unlike analog, or “real world” occupations, working virtually does not require leaving your home for extended periods of time. Physically, your location is irrelevant. Your environment is the WWW and spending time on the internet is your new job. All you need to go to work is a computer or other device with internet capabilities.

Whether it’s an analog job or a virtual job, actual work does not begin until you get to the work area, where your job function is performed. For example: Chefs normally work in a restaurant environment. A chef’s work area is a kitchen within the restaurant environment. Virtual work areas are known as websites.

Get Your Own Website

Getting a website of your own is a basic job requirement. Do you know how to build a website? Do you know what you need? Do you know where/how to obtain what you need? Live websites need three things to exist: a domain name-the name of your website; the website-the virtual construct(what you see on the screen); and a DNS-domain name server(hosting server for your site). 

Owning a website and knowing what to do with it, are two very different things. Do you know what it takes to make a website successful? How to attract visitors(i,e, traffic)? How to rank your website to increase visibility? Security? 

New Job, New Training

On the job training is the best way to become familiar with a different work environment. You’ll need someone to train you.  Ideally, your training area would be most beneficial if everything was provided for you along with the resources necessary Get Your Own Website And Learn How To Work On The Internetto aid you in working towards success. But where?

I gotta tell ya, it isn’t so easy to find a place like that. I didn’t want it done for me. I wanted to learn how to do it myself. Building a website was beyond my skill level. All the DIY build a website places I visited(and there were many)weren’t as easy as advertised. Being a complete novice made matters more difficult. Not to mention the fees they expected.

Even then nobody offered any type of training. But they either wanted payment up front or offered a “free trial”(just cough up your credit card number for a hostage)and then I would automatically be billed after a certain period of time. It seemed to me they had no confidence in what they offered. You know, they let you test drive a car before you actually pay for it. That’s all I wanted. Something to test drive.

I finally found my oasis in the dessert of the world wide web. A place that offered not one, but two free websites and the WordPress Express website builder.(Try it free here!!) My website was built in less than 30 seconds. However, building is not enough. Websites need content. Ten free lessons with step by step instructions were also included. I wasn’t thrown to the wolves after the build. It was like a cool drink of ice water on a hot Texas day in August.

My Oasis

Wealthy Affiliate. I knew then I had found what I was looking for. I am here to share this with you. The free trial was exactly that. Free. All they asked for was a valid email address, my name and a user name. No credit card. No “we won’t bill you until…” none of that crap. They let me test drive it, then left it up to me. My struggle was over. I didn’t have any help until WA. I want to help you…


12 thoughts on “Getting Started Online – Get Your Own Website And Learn How To Work On The Internet

  1. Eli

    I agree with what you said of instead of working outside our home, our workplace is the cyberspace. That’s the beauty of working online as well. I like the way you put it when you said, “A good attitude and the proper mind set is essential to achieving success.” Wherever you work without such mindset, we won’t succeed at all.

    To use ‘Oasis’ to symbolize Wealthy Affiliate for you, is probably the same with me. 

    Continue the journey with enthusiasm.

    1. Polly Post author

      Why thank you Eli. I wouldn’t have said/wrote it if I didn’t mean it. People who are serious about working online really need to know these things and get with someone who knows the score.

  2. Chris

    I did try my hand at blogging several months ago with the simple drag and drop Blogspot (free) sites…I eventually tried moving on to a WordPress site and that’s when things started to fall apart for me. 

    The training that you mention in the article above – does it cover the WordPress side of blogging and does it provide tools to help a newbie like me get my head around that platform?

    Also, is this site one you created through their training?

    1. Polly Post author

      Are you kidding me? Of course.  WordPress is ideal for blogging and WA has a WordPress feature no other platform does. It is called The WordPress Express Website Builder which you can try for free

      WordPress express builds your website for you, all you have to do is choose a theme.

      Kyle(WA CEO) provides step by step training from building it to developing or filling it out. In my personal opinion, beginners do much better than experienced because they don’t possess any bad habits…yet. It’s like brand new.

      So to answer yes WA provides excellent tools and training for beginners. And yes, tis website is the result of the training and tools available at wealthy Affiliate. 

      Take care Chris

  3. Lynne Huysamen

    The biggest challenge most people face when it comes to making money online is the belief that money can be made fast, easily and on autopilot. Once that belief is shattered then it becomes easier to make money online. 

    It takes time and hard work, as well as a lot of learning, to start making money online in the right way. Wealthy Affiliate is a brilliant platform for support, training and tools to make money online. 

    1. Polly Post author

      Exactly Lynne. You totally get it. I borrowed that phrase “prison of belief” because it is particularly apt for this mass misbelief. Believing will hinder any efforts(sincere as they are)from bearing profitable positive fruit. 

      Hard work is indeed required but the benefits are very rewarding financially and personally. Wealthy Affiliate is the best platform as far as I’m concerned.

      Just keep your head in the Game!!

      Take care Lynne.

  4. Shannon

    This is a great take on making money online.  It’s great to see someone FINALLY saying out loud that there is no “get rich quick” scheme out there and it’s just like any other job…you have to work at it.  I really love that you mentioned that Wealthy Affiliate works for someone even if they have absolutely no experience or is a complete novice.  That’s the kind of opportunity most people are looking for.  🙂

    1. Polly Post author

      I koow right? I’m trying to dispel the myth of making millions overnight on the internet without lifting a finger.It just isn’t going to happen. Those who look to the internet as some sort of piggy bank they only need to crack open, are to be surely disappointed. Now, If they are willing to work for it, success is indeed attainable and affiliate marketing is the way tog go.

  5. R.J.

    Hey Pbar, love your article regarding working online and from home but more importantly, building a business from home.
    I love how you discussed the part where you said that working on building a business is like working a 9-5 job which it is, I’ve been working on my business for the last 14 months and I still feel like I’m learning through WA.
    Everything about your article was awesome and it is a guiding light for those who are new and need to be reminded what it means to work hard to gain something as valuable as your own business.
    Keep up the good work!

    1. Polly Post author

      Thanks RJ. It is very important. Pursuing an online income source, can be a difficult endeavor. I remember how hard it was for me. I didn’t necessarily compare it to a 9 to 5 job. More like. a full time job on your own terms. Myself, for example. I usually divide my work time into chunks, depending on my schedule.(i.e. Family activities, grocery shopping, mom’s doctor appts. etc.)2 hours then 3 hrs. Sometimes 12 or thirteen hrs. straight. The point is I can make my own schedule, wear my PJ’s or not. Drink coffee all the time, smoke cigarettes or whatever. But I do the work.

  6. saj

    I am so excited to have found your article.Yes I know how to create a site, get a domain name, all that, but have no clue about getting visitors and getting ranked,
    I like to give it a try as I have nothing to lose, no need for credit card.Sounds great.

    1. Polly Post author

      Exactly. Nothing to lose, everything to gain. It is free after all. I mean really free. you know like a test drive. Everybody deserves that. I look forward to seeing you.


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