Sometimes knowing a little about something is worse than knowing nothing. One tends to muddle through rather than allowing a wizard to guide. That was the case in creating this site. I was happy to have it up and running, but did not want the blog to be on the landing page. It took 3 days for me to figure out that one!
While I know how I want to monetize this site, the mechanics of it are going to take a little research. I have the shop up and running, but need to add more products. I need to learn how to add links for affiliate marketing. I also need to learn when/where/how to insert product ads for pay-per-click (PPC) revenue.
I research such things in little pockets of time – waiting in line, at the doctor’s office, on breaks, etc. I have a full-time job that is currently required to pay the bills. To make this experiment work, I am carving out one-half hour a day to commit to working on this site.
Another area I need education in is site stats. For example, yesterday the site received 16 views from 6 visitors from Ireland and China. What brought them here, a site that’s only been up a couple of days and really has very little content?
Thus the outline of my educational needs. As I don’t want to mess it up and have to go back and figure out how to fix it, I’m going to have to slow down and do it one step at a time.