My email newsletter, Quick Tips from Marketing Mentor, goes out weekly, and between the writing, editing, and layout, I spend approximately one hour on each issue. My blogging takes a half-hour on a Sunday morning. That’s when I draft and schedule my three posts for the week. Each one is usually no longer than a paragraph or two with a couple of links. At least one post is simply a link to an article I like, plus a little intro from me about why I think it’s relevant. If your e-letter goes out more frequently – like Early to rise – the time you spend on it expands by leaps and bounds.

You can use one font for the headings and another font for the body. Avoid using more than two different fonts within the text of the body as this tends to be too distracting for the reader. Try to keep this as your general rule.

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.

Be very careful when choosing a background. You don’t want it to clash with your font and make it hard to read. Your links may also be a different colour to your font so bear this in mind when choosing a background colour.

WordPress itself is a web design software that is free to download and when hosted by yourself can have so much more potential. When you use the free hosting you don’t get the opportunity to have many extras (WordPress Plugins). These particular plugins can transform an ordinary site into a major player in the internet.

Make sure you use a descriptive title on your site. To experiment, search for “untitled document.” Don’t make this mistake! It is crucial that your site has a title. It functions as a significant element in search engine algorithms.

It’s something I’ve always wanted, my own website. Not for any particular reason, just to have a presence on the internet. Anyway I got my hands on a copy of an ebook that promised you could “create your own website by 3:45 this afternoon”. I read the eBook and it seemed simple enough, so i thought what the heck I’ll give it a go. So I put the eBook in a safe place and tried to designing a website from scratch without any more help. Oh and I forgot to say, without spending any money.