If you want to make money online, you must plan

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The biggest thing you must do if you want to make money online, you must PLAN:

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Planning your website content is crucial if you want to make money online

I once heard a quote from someone's mouth, so the name of the author was obviously not included which goes like this:

He who fails to plan - Plans to fail

This could not be more true for your blog or website!!

Most people who start a blog or website does not realize how much work goes into it before they really start working on the website.

In the beginning it is overwhelming and you spend hours and hours in front of your computer, trying to figure out what the basic things mean and just when you think you have that under control, there are many more things to learn. If you get stuck, the greatest place to learn is W3 Schools, it is as easy as it can be to understand and does not cost you anything.

If you can hang in there and really get your website going and perfect, just the way you like it, it will be allot easier to stick to a schedule, that is where this wonderful article of Rosalind Gardener's advice on how to plan your blog content delivery is very helpful.  (This inspired me allot)

Planning in the past to make money in the future

Especially on the internet and working on you blog, it seems as if nothing is happening, you check to see how many views you had today and how many people visited your site today, but everything is flatlined......

Don't be fooled by this, keep on keeping on. For some inspiration you can read Don't make money with your blog today and how to write effective post titles by Ramsay on Blog Tyrant.

Planning ahead to make sure your website is mobile friendly:

One of the biggest mistakes you can make right now is not planning ahead to make sure your website is mobile friendly, because that is the way the future is going. If you are not sure you can test it with the mobile friendly Google webmaster tool.

If you bought your theme from Genesis, this is one of the things you don't have to worry about.

Planning your website header:

Your website header is as important as your content, failing to plan your header to suit your content is just as dangerous as failing to plan the content itself, if you don't know how to create a header, you can buy one from LogoNerds, see Header designs or you can do one for yourself, see the article I wrote on how to design your header for free.

Planning your social media:

Promoting your website on Social Media can be overwhelming if you are on all the platforms. Try to maintain a regular posting schedule. You can for instance go on all the sites you are on quickly and promote the same article or picture quickly, but if you start going through all your friend's things, this can take allot of your time.

Planning your affiliate links:

When you are sure what your website is about and you are sure about your content, the only thing missing is where to start to make the money. For that you need affiliate links, Find a sponsor for your web site. Get paid for your great content. shareasale.com.

 

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What is your opinion on if you want to make money online, you must plan?

If there is one thing I know is that there are always people with allot of great advice, so feel free to share your advice here with us by leaving a comment, everybody appreciates an insightful comment.

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About Linda Pretorius

I love to share information I believe everybody can use. I am a wife of 1 and homeschool mother of 2. I share information on diets,beauty, making money online, homeschooling and changing your life. (I love to sing too and I absolutely love God.) Come find me on Google+

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