1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

de-lurking for the first time

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Angrbodr, May 30, 2015.

  1. Angrbodr

    Angrbodr Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2014
    Messages:
    109
    Likes Received:
    1
    Hey all,

    Have been lurking for a while but thought I'd finally join and say hi. My main job is network support (firewalls, servers etc) but I've spent far too much time building cms sites for small companies, handing them over and watching them die slowly and painfully. The most frequent comment I get nowadays is: "Yeah, the site's good but it's not SEO enough. How do we get no1 spot on google for 'pets'* ?"
    (*it's not always pets. I mean, not every one of my customers is animal obsessed.)

    After doing all the speed optimisation, sitemaps, url structures etc. etc. etc. I used to hand customers the google starter guide and say"you have about 5 pages, write stuff". After doing nothing for 6 months, their next call would be "can you write it for us?". So reading some of the stuff here has been a revelation and I'm now thinking about what I want to do instead.

    I'm hoping this doesn't look like a "how do I make $50 per day on the internet immediately" question and won't be offended if anyone tells me to go lurk more. Having said that, if anyone has suggestions on a good place to start for someone who can build their own sites and self-host on their own (small) server, I'd love to hear your thoughts. I'm thinking of maybe amazon and aliexpress affiliate sites but still reading around atm.

    Am looking forward to joining in more and, if I can be useful helping out with network/wordpress/firewall threads from time to time, that'd be awesome too.
     
  2. jonwatson

    jonwatson Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2012
    Messages:
    1,062
    Likes Received:
    145
    Location:
    http://www.cheapvba.com/
    Home Page:
    Nice to meet You & welcome to the bhw forum & enjoy the bhw community forum
     
  3. maxedgames

    maxedgames Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2014
    Messages:
    270
    Likes Received:
    119
    Location:
    Canada, Eh
    Welcome to the forum, goodluck with your future journey!
     
  4. Rank 360

    Rank 360 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2012
    Messages:
    2,313
    Likes Received:
    480
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Google
    Welcome buddy you get more stuffs here