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a little trial and error

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.

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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.