These days so many writers and online entrepreneurs want to work at home and earn money online but they don’t know how to write HTML code and so they can’t build their own websites. So instead of learning, they use a WordPress Blog to get online or buy expensive web-designing software like DreamWeaver to do the job for them.
But is this the answer to being independent online and saving time and making money? Interestingly enough, it’s the wrong thing to do, and I’ll tell you why.
Years ago I paid for and completed a course in webpage design. The course was great and taught me everything I needed to know about how to write HTML code which is how all websites are made.
HTML, which stands for Hypertext Markup Language, is the basic building block of every website on the internet. In fact you can’t build a website without using HTML code so it’s crucial to your online success.
How I Saved Time
I spent several weeks sitting at my computer and learning how to design and build websites from scratch. It was easy to do because once I began learning, it all became perfectly clear how simple it is to understand and write HTML code.
But sitting and learning all that time seemed wasteful because I’m primarily a writer, and while I was sat doing the HTML course, I wasn’t writing as much which meant my income was reduced.
Then along came WYSIWYG HTML editors and WordPress blogging software which made it sound like you didn’t even need to know anything at all about HTML code in order to be able to build all your own websites. Which would have been great if it were true.
But I tried using blogging software and found that without HTML knowledge it wasn’t possible to change the appearance of my blog or to tweak it any way I wanted to set it out better.
And WYSIWYG editors, assume you have a basic knowledge of HTML before you start otherwise it’s difficult to understand what even the basic functions are.
Recently I bought a license to use Adobe DreamWeaver software. I thought it be would even more simple to use than a WYSIWYG editor, but instead it’s designed for those who already understand HTML and website creation. So again, without having the basic knowledge of HTML code and how it works, my new software would have been useless.
And so my HTML course, although it seemed to take a lot of time to do, has ended up saving me hours/days/weeks of time because I can tweak and change my blog and use DreamWeaver like a pro.
How I Made More Money
If I hadn’t known how to build my own websites, I would have had to buy templates or pay someone else to build them for me. The trouble with paying a web designer, is not just the initial outlay of paying them to build your site, but then you also have to return to them again and again to update your site and add more pages. And I’ve come across many complaints from people who’s designers are too busy and so keep them waiting days or weeks to do the site updates. Plus it’s always costly to have to keep on paying someone over and over.
And in my opinion, saving money is just as good as making money, because if I spend less, then it means I don’t need to earn as much to pay for things. And I much prefer to not knock myself out working just to pay other people.
Also being able to build all my own websites means that I can create as many as I want. And the more websites I own, the more money I make. You see, if you can earn $100 a day from one website, that means you can earn $1,000 a day if you have ten websites.
And the beauty of owning websites is that the income they generate is passive income. This means that I can set a website up and it can keep on earning money while I’m busy getting on with other work. Passive income is a 24/7 global income which means I earn money even when I’m sleeping.
And it all started with knowing HTML and being able to build and maintain all my own websites.
Working online is a great way to earn a living. And you don’t even have to do it full-time. You can start off slowly, learning in your spare time and gradually build up your knowledge and your websites until you’re earning a full-time income from your part-time online work.
So why not give working online a go?
I did. And I’ve never wanted to do anything else since.