Thursday, January 31, 2008

Start With a Good Plan

For anything to work well, care must be taken to make firm, workable plans to execute it and the same goes for website designs. With a well thought out website design, you will be able to create a site that generates multiple streams of revenue for you. In fact, many websites turn into online wasteland because they are not well planned and do not get a single visitor. Gradually, the webmaster will not be motivated to update it anymore and it turns into wasted cyberspace. I know because I've been there before and that was the reason for my 1 year hiatus. Time is money and I can't imagine how much I lost because of poor planning.

The crucial point of planning your site is optimizing it for revenue if you want to gain any income from the site. Divide your site into major blocks, ordered by themes, and start building new pages and subsections in those blocks. For example, you might have a "food" section, an "accomodation" section and an "entertainment" section for a tourism site. You can then write and publish relevant articles in the respective sections to attract a stream of traffic that comes looking for further information.

When you already have a broad and better-defined scope of themes for your websites, you can start monetizing your site with programs like Google's Adsense and Yahoo's YPN. You can also sell space on your pages to people interested in advertising your page. For this very reason, the advertisement blocks on your pages need to be relevant to the content, so a themed page fits that criteria perfectly. I also use TextLinkAds on my sites when they already have established traffic and PageRank.

As Internet becomes more widespread, advertising on the Internet will bear more results than on magazines or offline media. Hence, start tapping in on this lucrative stream of profit right away!

By the way, as of Jan 31, 2008, this site is not yet well planned. I simply don't know how to do it with Blogger/Blogspot.


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