At this moment, cgi scripts catch my attention. Cgi is short for Common Gateway Interface. They need a bit of tweaking in order to work because they must run on the web server on the host. Recently i had the chance to install a cgi script on a server. It took me a few days of tweaking and communication before it worked, as it should. They are not for the faint-hearted beginner. But once the beginner has acquired the necessary knowledge, these scripts shouldn’t be a problem to install. Once they work, you can forget about them, because they will run by themselves, automatically.

Next I went into affiliate marketing. The concept is simple. My website serves as a storefront for other merchant’s advertising banners. When people who are attracted by the merchant’s banners, click on them, they got transported to the merchant’s website. If the visitor buys anything, a percentage of the purchase price will be paid to me.

If you are going to design a business website, then you need to decide where you are going to place your products on the page. You will need to decide what configuration to place them in, and how the customers are going to get to the products. In addition to that however, you will need to decide what tools you are going to use for your web design.

Keep in mind that an iPad generally does not have the same functionality of a laptop or desktop computer. Every entry on the iPad is done via a touchscreen keyboard. Also you cannot load your typical trusted software programs onto this device. So if you are like me and you use Dreamweaver web design software to design and upload web pages and you use Microsoft Word to write your Guides before you publish them as PDFs, then you suddenly find yourself in unfamiliar territory if you are trying to write and sell an E-Book using only your ipad.

Think for a while. Almost anybody has something to say that is valuable to another person. Each person has his or hers own experience. A secondary school student may know how to make a cute and adorable doll out of easily obtainable cloth materials. A housewife might want to reveal a special recipe that is handed down from past generations that could become the springboard to fame.

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.

Once you have become well acquainted with building your website, and your site is ready to launch, the next thing to do is publish it to the web. The reason most people create websites is to market their products or services. That said, simply having a website is not going to insure that people will be signing up for what you have to offer.