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Taking action and hit brick wall in 2 seconds flat! Any help?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by MasterGodfather, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. MasterGodfather

    MasterGodfather Newbie

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    Okay so I've finally decided to get off my wallflower butt, take action, and start making money (being a broke dreamer sucks :p).

    Here's what I've done:
    1. Researched BHW and found a method I wanna blow out of the water locally (mobile services - web, qrc, sms, etc.)
    2. Researched and registered an awesome domain
    3. Got Fiverr gig rolling for logo + business card design
    4. In the middle of researching stats and generating info for Fiverr brochure design (finished soon)
    5. Signed up for hosting with Host Gator
    6. Tried to create my site and realized I'm woefully lacking in technical knowledge ***This is the wall part***

    So here's where I come to you, kindly BHWers, and seek assistance. The problem is that when I look at the cpanel for my site I swear it's like looking at Greek + Martian in one. I am so lost - it's unreal. The funny part is that I used to make TONS of sites with freebie services like geocities and such and figured it would be similar but apparently I'm way off on that. This has also got me a bit concerned as to how the f*** am I gonna mobilize (and not brick) a client's site if I can't even figure out my own!

    Is there a guide out there for dummies (that's current) for how to make a site (perhaps a guide optimized for Host Gator's interface)? Couldn't find one on Google.

    Any good templates that would be effective that you guys know about?

    Any general help/advice is also appreciated.
     
  2. LBrown

    LBrown Senior Member

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    Type Ctrl+F then type Fantastico. With Fantastico you can install wordpress.

    Whatever you want to do with wordpress can be easily figured out with information from this site.
     
  3. Autumn

    Autumn Elite Member

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    This has got to be one of the worst threads I've ever seen on BHW.
     
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  4. skohh

    skohh Regular Member

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    If you are familiar with fiverr - then you would know that this could easily be outsourced by some nerdy 14 year old that's trying to save up for CODMW3 . until you learn it yourself
     
  5. BENNY8877

    BENNY8877 Supreme Member

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    Try the HostGator forums.
     
  6. marusia

    marusia Senior Member

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    If I can make a wordpress, anyone can make a wordpress. I'd listen to everyone else.
     
  7. Bryan

    Bryan Power Member

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    Give him a break, everyone has to start somewhere.
     
  8. MasterGodfather

    MasterGodfather Newbie

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    But is a blog type site the most appropriate design for this type of b2b site?

    Same as above. I lol'd at Google link.

    Rude much? Not all of us are experts and everyone starts somewhere. I think my honest thread which will help me and probably others too is better than a lot the BS threads about "how to make $42,166,799,451.00 in 6 hours! no work! no sites! no links! no computer!" on here.
     
  9. marusia

    marusia Senior Member

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    You can use wordpress to build pages instead of blogs. It's a crappy example, but it was my first wordpress site. marusiabhw (dot) com
     
  10. Autumn

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    Nah. We have this thing called "Google" where you can type in things like "how to build a web site" and it will magically tell you everything you need to know. Plus the OP has some hair brained scheme about mobile services, but he can't even work out how to build a basic web site? Good luck to him.
     
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  11. MasterGodfather

    MasterGodfather Newbie

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    I was unaware of this (I thought wordpress was only for blogs). Good to know and I will definitely give it a try. Any particularly good templates that anyone knows about?
     
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    WP is easy to learn. There are tons of guides over the net.

    When I tried to setup WP for the first time, looked all folders to find a setup/install.exe :D Then searched thru google and within 2-3 days I made my own WP site.
     
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    Not even close; at the OP has a plan. Okay, how could he get lost with CPANEL well that's got me scratching my head too but like he said he has led a sheltered life. The worst threads on BHW start with:
    I got $2; how should I invest it in IM and become a millionaire?

    I am broke and destitute. Can you help me out?

    How do I get to $100,000 a month in earnings?

    My customer screwed me and I didn't get paid. How do I exact revenge?
    Everyday I see these same tired threads replayed over and over again. I will say some of the responses are amusing from BHW members.

    Yeah, it's my 800th post!
     
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  14. davids355

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    I agree, use wordpress, make your own site first and get as much practise as you can - read through wordpress site, there's tutorials and stuff on there.

    Experiment with some themes and plugins. It's so easy to work with a wordpress site. And no they arnt just for blogs, you can create proper websites with wordpress as well.
     
  15. MasterGodfather

    MasterGodfather Newbie

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    For the record - I'm not lost in cpanel but it is something completely different than what I have experience with from all my past web endeavors (mostly through Yahoo geocities & Yahoo stores). This is my first go around not using Yahoo based services. I have never seen set ups like this before.
     
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  17. marusia

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    Makes me wish my speakers were plugged in. :-/
     
  18. skohh

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    note to self:

    how to get some of the best posters on BHW inside your thread...

    make it the worst thrad evar.
     
  19. Bryan

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    Note to self:

    Don't associate or do any business with idiots that whine in this legit seek-for-a-help, not how-to-make-quick-money-without-any-work thread, shows what kind of people you guys are.

    Anyway OP I'm about to get in bed, but tomorrow - if you still need some help with setting up Wordpress or using CPanel, PM me. Although, the video BTB posted will help, the guy's very knowledgeable.
     
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  20. skohh

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    Ok you can relax now. Sometimes the cold hard truth hurts and just sometimes that's what it takes for people to learn. Nobody means to not help the OP in this thread. All points made will help OP indirectly or directly, you figure it out