Why Everyone Should Have a Website
Are You Online Yet?
If you are like me you have been debating creating a website, but have been putting it off for years. You tell yourself I’ll do it someday, who’s going to read it?, what am I going to post about? etc etc
I created this site just over a month ago and got to say I’m blown away by all the traffic. The website has gotten over 1250 views so far. I thought it was going to be a slow start to get traffic to my site, but to be honest half of those views are me probably refreshing the page hoping someone comments or swings by. =)
No seriously tho, even half of that is great. I can start to call myself “Mr Worldwide”, just like pitbull. Based on statistics of viewers I can see people have viewed my site from Canada, U.S.A, Portugal, Holland, India, Thailand, Guatemala, South Korea, United Kingdom, Australia, Norway, Belgium and Bulgaria so far to date. It’s truly remarkable to know I am reaching people all across the world any time of day. You can too!
Benefits of Being Online
A great reason for creating a website or blog, is simply writing stuff down and knowing people following me will hold me accountable and cheer us on as we progress down this financial journey. Honestly I thought I did our finances really tight before with the net worth statements and stuff. I see all these other bloggers figuring out their year over year increases as a percentage and started to do it. Its amazing to see it in percentage form. If any of you who do that are reading, Thanks its making me better.
If I create a post or page, I read up more about the topic to solidify my facts before posting. Along the way I learn new things as well. I honestly didn’t know I could pull out the money WE CONTRIBUTED to our sons RESP without penalty at any time.
If you drive a smart car and wanna be green, a website is fantastic! I don’t think I will be doing monthly printouts of our finances, like I was previously. The website is a cleaner and more organized file of our passive incomes without cutting down any trees for the paper I was using.
Money, Money, Money
Speaking of green. Wouldn’t it be nice to make more? By posting about stuff you love to talk about, you can integrate various ways to make some extra money. My site has google adsense, amazon affiliate links and now a Ipage Affiliate. So far I have made a couple bucks, nothing to consider retiring on. But even $10.50 in extra income is a Extendicare stock that will hopefully pay me a dividend for a long time coming.
I recommend everyone to make a website. Why not be part of a community of people who enjoy talking about your passion as much as you do. So there you have it, these are views of why you should have a website. Just like finances, I wish I would of done it sooner.
There are a lot of web hosts out there. Shop around. I use and like Ipage.
I wish you all the best! Starting a website for your first time can be a little frustrating at times. WordPress is really simple though and with all the resources online you can figure it out no problem. Once you get the startup kinks done (submitting to search engines) the site is actually super easy to update!
“May the best of your today’s, be the worst of your tomorrow’s” – Jay-Z