Still trying to figure out how to do things
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I assume you want a successful website that gathers lots of attention and really gets the word out. By working with dozens of clients, I have found what works -- and what doesn't -- and what people need on their websites.
You'll find lots of Internet marketers wanting to sell you "quick fixes" to get your website promoted more. But I've seen that most of these quick fixes are a way for the promoters to make money themselves. The only really successful way to develop your website and get it in front of many visitors is to do the leg-work. (Actually, that's probably true of most things that succeed.)
Assets For The Long-Term
All this can require time and energy. But you want the things that will gather the most results, and keep 'em coming. They're not a one-time, shot-in-the- dark gimmick. They're assets for the long-term. Without a strategy for the long-term, a site won't be around for very long.
But it's not something you can do in one day. It requires focus and time to do the work. Yes, it requires someone to work at this. But the results you get are worth the time put in. Without some tools to assist you in the process, you can find yourself eating up hours and hours of your valuable time.
OK? I'm probably preaching to the choir, here. You may already know this.
You can find tools here that you can install on your website by yourself, that will accomplish what you need. Or you can ask an expert to install them for you. Of course, if you're experienced with installing database programs on your website, these will be easy to install. (They're designed that way.)
Looking For An Expert? *Ahem*
I wrote a lot of these website add-ons because my clients needed them. These are real-life solutions to real-life problems. Every one of them helps you solve the puzzle of how to get more visitors to your site -- or how to keep them there.
Here's my proposal to you: I can offer the website add-ons for you to install yourself. Or I can do it for you. OR I can offer you my services as your webmaster, for whatever needs doing. This is the way I develop new products -- by working with real people to solve real problems. And then I pass on these tools to others.
One of the points that I made above is that these tasks can eat up your time. They're not Internet freebies. But as long as they take time, why not use someone who knows how to make use of that time, in the most productive manner?
If you'd like me to do some webmaster work for you, I charge a very reasonable rate.
OK? So that's my proposal. These are things you need to do if you want to create a lot of visitors and have an active community.
(also known as Burton Smith)
P.S. If you'd like to see some sites that I've worked on, let me suggest www.opednews.com
And also www.averi.com.
And you could look at the testimonials.
And... well, you get the idea!