My Online Career Started When I Created a Website
I left that shitty corporate employment years ago. I created a website. Dang! I became a top-rated freelancer. Until, I teach people how to freelance.
Creating a website
Creating a website is just like building your house on a solid foundation. Buy a piece of land. Build your own home. You can either make your own plan or hire an architect.
When you want to have a strong foundation on the web, you need to buy your domain name and get self-hosting space. Create it yourself or hire somebody to do it for you.
It’s rewarding when you create a website your own way. As you go along, you can acquire tech skills. Offer that skill to your client. Make it a point that you are comfortable in doing so.
I have written a piece about How to Create a WordPress Blog. I hope this helps.
How I started my online career
My online career started when I created a website. I didn’t think about making money out of it. But-tah, that’s true. It was just like having fun along the way. Instead of watching television, I wrote topics I love. I used SlideShare for content presentation. Mostly, I wrote on my WordPress blog and Medium.
I was weird like I created a post about my heartbreak. It’s too much publicity in my end. I saved as draft and deleted. 🙂 Do not follow my heartbreak topic, anyway. Lol! But I forgave myself for that. There were some point when nothing came out of my mind on what to write about. But that was long ago. Whatever it was, I have enjoyed creating my website. It’s like playing in an obstacle race.
After a thorough researched, I followed formula on writing a blogpost.
How to write a blog post
You have to understand your audience. Your blog post is for them. Write a topic that is solution based. You can read more about how to write a blog post here: How to Write a Blog Post: A Bookmarkable Formula + 5 Free Blog Post Templates.
Talking about skills
Talking about skills. I didn’t know anything yet except for the basics of navigating WordPress dashboard and writing blogposts. That’s why I enrolled to online courses like that of Rob’s course, WordPress: Beginner Website Creation & Web Design, No Coding.
Here’s for those who private message me about how to keep their Upwork up? Forget it first. Present yourself with a blog by creating a website.
Some more tips:
- Build a strong foundation online by creating your website
- Gift yourself with a paid hosting
- Don’t take it too hard to create and customize your website
- Manage to learn awesome tools in the web
- Enhanced your Upwork profile
What have I missed? Take one step at a time. It’s gonna be okay. Please let me know if you have any questions by commenting below.