But the lesson was well learned. I bit the bullet, picked up the pieces, and behaved as if nothing had happened. I was determined to make full use of what I had purchased. Looking back at the situation, I recalled that taking part in MLM activities was never on my agenda in the first place. Learning how to make websites was.
Never bite off more than you can chew by attempting to design multiple sites at once. You should keep things simple by only working on one site at a time. Even if you do have some web design skills, you may get crossed up with your projects, or one of your sites may suffer neglect. Just take things one at a time.
I was hooked. At that time, I was gathering information on how to make a kayak. Well, not all the information was exactly the way I had wanted it, but by carefully piecing all the bits and pieces of information together, I managed to use them to make a fully functional kayak, custom made to suit me.
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.
How did I decide that the program was a scam? I actually went to the sites under the “customer testimonials.” Every site was similar in tone to the training program’s marketing materials and looked like fronts for the training program’s site. There was little content on the affiliate sites, they were mainly “link” sites bringing people to the training site. What I got from that experience is what i have known: if someone says they have the secret that will make you money, and guarantees you will get rich without a lot of work on your part, I would run from that. They are appealing to greed; if that is you, cool, go for it. I would not do it. And there are a lot of those types of scammers out there in the internet.
Website scripting isn’t necessary. The user interface is simple to use. There is also the possibility of managing the site remotely, albeit slightly more advanced.