Your website should also feature links which allow your visitors to share what they find with their friends on social networking sites. This will help them recommend your site’s content or products to friends, which will increase your visitor count.

When creating a blog you must know upfront that it will take you about an hour to setup when you know all the steps. I do them faster if I have the content and images that I want to include. The beauty of blogs is that you can update them online, as long as you have internet connection. No need for expensive web design software.

Although the search engines spot similarity between sites, you are able to make your site unique with small design tweaks, color changes and graphics.

Be aware though: Only you know why you are writing your site. If it is because you have information that you wish to share or a product you wish to sell, then keep that focus in mind. My reasons — to share what I am learning, to learn more about my own personal finances, to be accountable to someone for maintaining my new system of personal finance — have led me to reject joining certain offered programs. I will not disparage programs, but, I was given an opportunity to try a “training program” for 14 days. The free materials were very good and readable, but once i got closer to having to sign up, the posts started looking very much like a sales pitch for a “pyramid” scheme.

I was hooked. At that time, I was gathering information on how to make a kayak. Well, not all the information was exactly the way I had wanted it, but by carefully piecing all the bits and pieces of information together, I managed to use them to make a fully functional kayak, custom made to suit me.