Are you trying to make your first money online, but don’t know where to start? There are many ways to start making money, but one of the quickest can be to use a program called a web script. A web script is a program (typically written in PHP), that creates an entire website for you! Now- many people would have you believe that you just need to install a script, and you’ll start making money. Unfortunately it’s not that simple, but by following some simple steps you can greatly increase your chances of making money with web scripts…
Step 1: Step one is to research different scripts, and decide on which one you want. There are a huge variety of scripts available, ranging from baby name scripts (that will make thousands of pages of baby names), to sites sites that sell ebooks, and even sites with recipes… and many more. When considering which script to use, you should think about your skill level, your hobbies, your time, and your budget.
Step 2: After you have downloaded your script, the first thing to do is read the documentation that came with it. Then try and install it on your server. If you have any problems contact the developer and get some help. Most developers are quite happy to help you with installing your script, and some may do the installation for you if you provide them with the login details to your account.
Step 3: Now you have to work on modifying your site a little. This is because there will probably be a lot of other customers with the same script as yours. If you don’t modify your site, your content will be the same as many other people… which Google doesn’t like. This may lead to you having less (or even no) traffic from Google.
Most well-written scripts are based on templates. If you find the template file, you should be able to make changes quite easily (as long as you know some basic HTML. If you don’t try searching online for “HTML tutorial”). You will probably want to change the site name, site graphics, keyword descriptions, and more. It also pays to modify the content, and add fresh content. For example, if you have a joke script- modify some of the existing jokes, and add some of your own. If you bought an eBook store, try modifying the descriptions, and maybe even adding your own ebooks. Basically the more you change- the better off you will be.
Step 4: Now it’s time to start getting some traffic to your site. There are literally thousands of ways to do this. At the very minimum, submit your website to some search engines, write some articles and submit them to some article directories, and submit your site to some web directories. You should research other ways of getting traffic- this is the lifeblood of every internet business. The most important thing is to track what works. Install an analytics program (I highly recommend Google analytics), and see what works and what doesn’t. When you find something that works- keep doing it.
Step 3 and 4 are particularly important. People that don’t reach success with web scripts have generally skipped one of these steps, and just expect to upload a script, and make money. Unfortunately it’s not that simple- and you will have to do some extra work to make your site successful. It will all seem worthwhile though once you make your first bit of money!