This post will help you set up the RSS feed on your blog.

What is the RSS Feed?

It’s that orange icon you see on nearly every blog site that allows the reader to subscribe to the blog, receiving new  emails and updates each time the writer posts a new entry.

There are two ways to receive updates. One is through your email address and the other through Google Reader where it places all your blog subscription post on one newsfeed, kind of like the newsfeed on your Facebook page, but without pictures.

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So here’s the deal. Standing out in the internet is a good thing. Actually a MUST thing.  And not just to your followers but to people you are following as well.

One of the ways to stand out is with your Gravatar.

Grava – What?

Well you’ve surely seen or heard of the movie Avatar. It’s kind of like that except not necessarily everyone has to look like a Smurf. The first three letters of Gravatar – GRA stand for Globally Recognized Avatar. Clever, right?

A Gravatar is a small thumbnail image – hopefully something that reflects who you are or what your business is. You may have seen these box like images next to reviews made on yelp or comments on blog posts. Sometimes they feature a logo, a cartoon image or a photo of the person. The image inside that box is a Gravatar. It can be anything you want it to be, but it should be a representation of you as every time you leave a comment on someone’s blog, your Gravatar will be the face of the comment that defines you.

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Ok… sorry for the little hiatus folks – have been out of town on a golf trip to the RTJ Alabama Golf trail… If any of you play golf and get a chance to go – it is fantastic.

Anyways, if you recall we bought the domain epicmoviequotes.com and are going to make a site for it (and make a little money). So after getting the domain, I am now going to show you how to set up simple wp hosting for our site.

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The first thing you have to do in this business is to decide what your site is going to be about. Actually, even before that, you have to decide which internet business model you will be following – but we will get to that in another post…For many people, this can be the hardest part! They spend so much time figuring out, agonizing over the topic for the best blog in the world that they end up never getting started at all… Hopefully this will help :)

There are lots of ways to choose the very best topic for your site – and what the URL (domain name of the site) should be – and what kinds of monetization you will implement on the site. I will show you how to make these decisions and how to use ALL the tools in future blog posts. But today, I am going to show you one way – the way I came up with the idea for the site that we are going to be making.

Ok… so part of the reason I do this business is because it’s fun – and the canvas is blank. So, I don’t have to make my websites about anything else that doesn’t interest me :) Now, there are lots of people who make websites about selling pots and pans on amazon and things like that – and I have several websites like that – ones that actually sell auto parts that make me a few hundred dollars a month… but I think for this first site, we will do something way more interesting. I will show you how to make niche product sites in the next case study.

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I am thinking about building a site from scratch and letting you guys see the whole process from soup to nuts – How I come up with the idea…

How I build it…

How I get traffic…

How I make money off it…

Everything.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments.

If everybody likes the idea – then I will get going on it this weekend we will start the case study at the beginning of next week!

By the way, I will be making a bunch of the blog updates available on our new facebook page – so make sure and go like us there. Here is the link:

http://www.facebook.com/selffundedlife

 

Internet Marketing from 30,000 feetOk… so this blog post isn’t going to get into all the details of Internet Marketing – we will get to that soon. I need to give you some background information first – since I don’t know where everybody is starting at – if this stuff is old news to you, bear with me… we will get deep into it all very soon.

First off, a little bit about me. I built my first website way back in 1997. It was a lot harder back then – I was on AOL. Had a super-slow connection. And had to code it all by hand. It was a simple Georgia Tech fan site. But I was hooked on this internet thing. Fast forward 15 years and I have been providing for my family for years with internet marketing. I do this in a variety of ways – several of which I will explain below. My websites and web business pays for everything. You can have that too.

The good thing is that these days making the blogs and websites is SOOO much easier than it used to be. Learning the technology is not that difficult and the platforms like wordpress will do all the heavy lifting for you. And its cheap. You can start a website that makes millions (but probably thousands) for under twenty bucks. All you need are good ideas and the motivation to do the work and stick to it.

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Hey everybody… short post here to get started. I have been thinking about doing a free blog to help people who want to start a business of their own – and break free from working at a “regular job”.

I wanted to see if anybody would actually be interested in this and want me to do it.  The idea here is to show you guys how I make money online with little websites that add up to enough for our family to make a living and me not have to wear a suit everyday :)

I’m not gonna tell you that you will make it rich… I’m not rich. But I do make my living off of passive income created on the internet… And I am here to tell you that you can make a living for you and your family doing something you love – and even have some free time to do something you like.

The premise will be that we will start at the beginning and just go through it together, what tools I use and any other things that come to mind.

Just a word of caution here though… it is hard work. People who say you can get rich on the internet without any work are pulling your leg. It is hard work – but it is very possible and can change your life.

So, if this sounds good to you and you want to jump on board with me, let me know by leaving me a comment below! I look forward to talking to everyone :)

Step 1: Join the Private Self Funded Life Group on Facebook here: Self Funded Life Group

Step 2: Leave me a comment introducing yourself to me and the group!