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Make Money Online- the baby steps part 19

It´s time to discuss some of the issues many first-time website operators raise once they actually have a website up and running. In “Make Money Online- the baby steps part 19″ among other things, we will answer concerns about whether to publish a not-yet-perfect website. First of all we just want to make a couple of things clear. Internet success is a lot harder than most people realize. You simply don´t build a website, sit back and count visitors and revenues. Once your website is ready it will take the bots a couple of days at the very least just to acknowledge your presence. As a matter of fact, it is likely that weeeks and even months will go by without any meaningful trafic finding their way to your corner of the world wide web. We have found that many internet entrepreneurs that have started out recently are overly concerned with their ideas being stolen, or their websites being perused before it has been perfected. These concerns are, more often than not, completely unfounded.

Very few if any will find your website prematurely. And even if some folks do that is not the end of the world as long as you just keep adding content and bettering your website on a regular basis. There is an option in WordPress that allows you to ask the bots not to check your site. Based on our experience you should not tick that box. Instead go live as soon as possible, and use that extra pressure of knowing that people will ultimately begin to find you, in order to do some serious work on your website.

Your website is not exactly expensive to set up, and it´s ok if it looks a little bit on the unpolished side when you go live. That is as bad as it is ever going to look and feel. It will all be downhill from here. The internet is so huge, and most individuals browsing the internet have non-existent attention spans. The process of getting noticed is such a huge undertaking you really do want to get started straight away. Obviously this might be a different story if you are launching a traditional business website. If that is the case it might be prudent to launch the website once it has been completed, but then again, a traditional website in most cases is a much smaller undertaking with a limited number of static pages, and a limited amount of content. You can usually build a website like this in a very short period of time.

If your website has the ambition to be a real resource, however, built and refined over the course of several years, there is simply no reason not to launch straight away. You will be surprised at how little the world really cares about your “groundbreaking” concept or grand vision (we certainly know we were), and that will probably humble you. And once people get humbled they usually react in one out of two ways. Either they give up and blame their failure on some external factor. Or they acknowledge how hard it is too succeed online and then they apply themselves even harder in order to reach their long-term goals. Needless to say, it is the second group of internet entrepreneurs that stand the best chance of ultimately making it.

Seriously, you need to worry less about people finding your (unfinished) website, and worry more about people finding your website once you really do have something presentable there. The latter is really the big issue for most internet newbies. No matter how good your content or how big of a resource your website is, expect it to take time. If for some reason you do not want your website to be seen anyway, there is a neat plugin for WordPress named Absolute Privacy. If you install and activate it, people won´t be able to enter your website, even though they know the exact domain name. You will be able to look at it yourself though, you just need to enter a password each time you want to have a look.

Should you need certain posts or pages to be password protected, you simply look at the right-hand side of your WordPress control panel. There you will find the publish box. Simply change the “Visibility” option and you will be able to password protect individual parts of your website. Well, there you have it. We have presented some easy ways to protect your work from public viewing, should you wish to do so. We hope you do not. In the next part of our guide, “Make Money Online- the baby steps part 20″, we will take a closer look at some of the legal issues that you will be faced with once youestablish yourself on the internet. Join us for the ride.

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