I Might Go Into Business

Business person working on a laptop.

I have to apologize that I have not been writing here in a while, but there is a reason for that.

I am thinking about starting my own business. I know that this might need a little, or even a lot, of explanation.

I have been thinking about Facebook advertising now for a while and talked about it with some friends. One of them is the owner of a new website about dog and cat beds and you can find the pet bed finder Facebook page here.

Now I am working from home most of the time I have realized how much time of the day I loose with my commute.

Not traveling back and forth to work saves me about 2 hours a day. That is 10 hours a week.

Have you ever realize that this is more then a days work hours!

My friend was in the same position and decided to start a website about his hobby. Witch is dogs and cats since he is a pet lover.

He put a lot of thought in it and decided to go for this subject and he even took some classes to figure out how to get started.

I can’t tell you about his website since it is not up and running yet, but as soon as it is I will let you know.

Why I want to go into business

As I mentioned above I realized how much time I lost with traveling back and forth to work and that is one of the reasons.

Another reason is that I believe we are going more into a world that companies will hire less people and more go for hiring contractors for a certain job.

This will save them a lot of money on taxes, health insurance and more of these type of business expenses.

I realize that I have to think about these things myself in the future and have to come up with a waterproof plan.

My plan

It is not easy to come up with a plan on what to start. However, since I already had this website as a kind of hobby and learned the basics on how to set up a website and add content to it I decide to start, just like my friend, and online business.

I have not decided yet what it will be. I have several hobbies that I maybe are able to turn into an online business.

I will have to come up with a business plan and probably have to start doing this in my spare time, that I have more of now, and see how this will end.

My ideas

Here are some of my ideas of hobbies I can convert into a business

  • Motorcycles
  • Landscaping
  • DIY projects
  • Woodworking

These are a few of the hobbies I have that might work.

Next step

The next step is to figure out if people are looking for these subjects online and what they buy for it.

I can imagine that especially woodworking might be a good market idea and me having worked as a carpenter have some knowledge about that subject.

The bad part is that I probably have to use videos for that and I am not ready to invest in video equipment.

This made me realize that there is a lot of work to do before I can even get started with putting anything online. I have to think about things like:

  • Overhead expenses
  • Physical products
  • Digital products
  • Website
  • Social channels
  • Lots more

You see that my plan is still in the “thinking about it” phase and far from ready. That is one of the reasons why I write here about it.

First of all I know that when I write thing down my brain works better and focuses better. And I hope someone can help me with pointing me in a direction where I can find more information about this subject.

Feel free to drop me a line or a comment and help met sort this out,

William

Designing The Perfect Website

Just like the products, websites need to be easy to use and look attractive. So by the time your website is prepared, it is necessary to get it tested by the real people.

Testing

Major Websites are being tested through wireframe, which is a simple prototype of a webpage showing the basic layout of the website without the colors and images. But is more important to aks the right questions before you start on webdesign.

Through testing done before the site being launched, one can easily identify the usability problems in the website design and can correct them in time. Once the sketching of the ideas has been done and decided which one you want to try, you are full-fledged ready for designing program.

Photoshop

hotoshop is the basic designing program which many website designers use to create graphics for their websites. After the designing part has been completed, then you can start up with the CSS, HTML or PHP.

The major advantage of designing a website is that you can get the web layout designed same as you want it. The designing can be done in Photoshop, the designer usually creates two to three layouts and then show them to the owner of the website, who chooses one out of them and then the designs starts working on the coding part.

Get Feedback

If you are making the website for yourself then you may consult it with your friend or any family member regarding the web design. Or you can find out website templates and make necessary changes to make it into your website. It is easy to make necessary changes in Photoshop rather than in HTML. Thus with the help of web designing software, you can change and finalize the look and feel of the website design.

You can show the layout of your website to the potential customers to get feedback from them and leave the rest to be done at the end of the project. With the help of the feedback received from the viewers, you can enhance your web design so that it helps the website owner to meet the goals.

Coding the website

The coding of the website has to be done through HTML, which is a simple computer language made up of tags. Tags are the simple way to add extra information to the text which is basically seen by the search engines while ranking the website. The days are gone when pages were created to just share the latest and updated information about a specific topic but in a modern website, you would probably want it to look attractive.

I have to to be honest and tell you that I copied this article from a 2010 publication to show that not much havs changed since then when it comes to web design.

William

Do Review Web Sites Have A Purpose

pupose of a review websiteI am an internet junkie and spend a lot of time on my computer, laptop and even on my phone on the internet.
Before I make a decision on a product I am thinking of buying I love to dig deep into the subject and find all the pros and cons of the product.

What I found is that a lot of time if you use the word review with your product in it to find something in a search engine like Google, Yahoo, Bing or any of the other ones I use to find information you see a lot of the online stores showing up.

I have no problem with that except that lately you read more and more that stores buy positive reviews of their products and this decreases the value of those reviews of course.

This is the reason that most of the time I skip these E-commerce websites and scroll down lower on the page or even look at page 2 or 3 to find a review site that gives me more unbiased information about the product I think I will buy soon.

On of the sites I found that does a good job is called better priced online and I just love to snoop around on there and here is the link https://bettergrills.com/ for if you would like to have a look at it.

I will give you an example of how they helped me the last time with my search for the best product. I was looking for an indoor grill. If you have read more of my post you know that I love to grill and cook outdoors and most of the time I do. sometimes however I run late and do not have time to start the grill and heat it up to cook me some meat on there.
This made me decide, plus the bad weather sometimes, to have a look at an indoor grill that would have all the features I need for my kind of cooking and grilling in particular.
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