Do What You Want

Get Your Website Up And Running Part 1

Now it’s time to get into the technical side.

I’m going to show you that it’s easier than you think to get a website up and running which is how you’ll start making money. This is a little long so in order for you to not get overwhelmed I’m breaking it up into a couple of posts.

This first part is getting a host, getting a name and domain, and then installing WordPress (I’ll explain what that is in a little bit).

In the next post I’ll show you how to make it functional and pretty.

So let’s begin.

The first thing you are going to want to do is think of a name to call it because you’re going to be stuck with it. We’ll you could change it in the future but it’s not the best thing to do.

So brainstorm names that can be your real name, something to do with your passion, or whatever. Don’t get too held up by a name. It doesn’t have to be perfect, and don’t let it be the reason you don’t move forward.

Next, see if it’s available as a domain (www.xxxxxxx.com is what a domain name is).

So go to Namecheap.com and on the main page it says start your domain search. Type in the name you want and search. It’s going to show you all of the available domains that have that name in it like .com, .net, .org, etc. You’re going to want .com. . Net is ok but .com is better. So if you’re not against adjusting the name to get .com I’d go for a new name and get the .com.

But if you have to have it then get the .net.

I get my domain names from there because it’s pretty cheap and it’s best to have your domain names separate from your website host just to make any transition or change easier.

Once you have a name head on over to HostGator.com and sign up for one of their hosting packages. I’d recommend at least the baby plan so that you can add more domain names in the future to expand your empire. If you use this link http://www.financiallypoor.com/go/HostGator/ and the code FinanciallyPoor you’ll get the first month for 1 penny!

That’s so cheap! There’s no reason not to.

But the awesome thing is that they have really reliable uptime. I’ve had problems with other hosting companies where my sites would go down at least twice a week, That can equal a lot of money. I’ve probably only gone down twice ever since I’ve been using HostGator and they were very responsive and it was only for a few minutes.

I love them so much that I use them for all of my sites.

(I have since switched my sites to a hostnine.com reseller account because they have the ability to set up each site with a different IP address. That is more of an advanced tactic, so I still highly recommend HostGator for beginners and never had a problem with them.)

To get your domain and host to work together, go to your account on NameCheap and select on your domain name you purchased. Then on the left side select Transfer DNS to Webhost. Then type in the 2 name servers that you received in one of your emails from HostGator. Don’t worry, you’ll understand this once you sign up.

Now that you have a domain and hosting plan, it’s time to install WordPress, which is basically the frame of the website.

Think of it like a frame of a car. It’s where you sit and allows you to control the website. A theme, which we’ll get to in the next email, is what makes it look pretty.

So you’ll get an email with the link and login information to your control panel from HostGator. Go there and login in. Once you login, there will be a bunch of links organized on the right side.

Go down to software/services and select quick install. Then on the next page there will be links organized on the left. Go under Blog Software and select WordPress. Then select your site and fill out the required info and then BAM. You have a website now.

So that’s it for now.

Sorry for the long post but I want to give you as much knowledge as possible.

Remember to Live Your Passion

 

Passion

Happy Valentines Day But Are You In Love?

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It’s that time of year where we show the one we love with flowers, candy, and if they’re lucky, jewelry.

But I’m going to talk about loving a state of mind today.

Do you love your life?

Does it treat you good and do you smile whenever you think about it?

I do, because for the first time in my life, I’m truly happy with everything.

I have a beautiful, supporting, loving fiancé and I love what I do.

I’m doing something that feels right. I help people, spread dreams and knowledge, and I love every minute of it.

I can’t imagine doing anything else. This is my calling and I’m not going to let anyone tell me I should get a “Real Job”.

I talked about why I don’t want my child to have a better life and one of the reasons I said all of that is because we are always told to go to college and get a job. Apparently that’s the only way to be successful.

I think it’s harder to be successful that way because you end up living in a world that isn’t yours. You are in someone else’s world, with their rules, and you make someone else money so that they can live out their passion.

What about your passion?

When are you going to get to live it? When you retire?

That seems like  lot of wasted life.

Do yourself a favor and truly discover your passion and live life to the fullest.

Do What You Want!

Truly love your life and treat it like it deserves to be treated.

Live it to it’s fullest everyday because one day it won’t be there to love.

Remember this Valentines Day to Love Your Life and Live Your Passion!

Passion

You Have More Power Than You Think

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Knowledge = Power

It’s an old saying that will always hold true. You hold power over people by keeping them out of the loop and not allowing them to get educated.

Well my financial freedom seeker, you are educated and you have more knowledge than you think you do.

You may not be a genius about spaceships, but if a spaceship builder tried to  paint, write a poem, run a business, clean or paint a house, cut hair, invest in the stock market, or even sell something on eBay, or whatever your passion is; They couldn’t do it as well as you. Why? Because they haven’t done it as long as you or care about it enough to try and be as good as you. Just like you don’t care enough or have the passion to build spaceships.

That’s what it’s all about…passion. If you have passion about something you will soak up as much knowledge as you can and become the best at it, because you love it.

Spaceship builders love building spaceships, you love your passion, therefore you 2 are equally geniuses.

True?

Damn right it’s true.

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Her passion isn’t large things so obviously this isn’t her forte. So if you have a passion for elephants, the moon, or large things, then you could help teach her a thing or 2.

The point is that you know something she doesn’t and I’m sure she knows something that you don’t.

You can help each other if you decide that you want to know what the other person know.

So let’s find out what power that gives you:

  • You can charge her for your knowledge
  • You can give your knowledge to her
  • You can keep her from knowing

All of the options are possible but the first 2 are going to allow you to Live Your Passion.

Giving away some knowledge and making money off of more detailed knowledge will allow you to Do What You Want and have a lot of power.

Everyone knows something that other people don’t.

EVERYONE!

No ifs, ands, or buts about it.

You do. And it may be as simple as how to make a baby quite, or how to juice an orange.

There are people out there that don’t know how and are beginning to learn those things.

So who’s going to teach them?

You!

The world needs to know what you know. So leverage it for your benefit as well. That way everyone wins.

They get knowledge and power and you can Do What You Want and make a living, but you will always have more power because you started before them. So in fact you have more power than you did keeping it for yourself because now they look to you for help instead of someone else.

So, like I said, you have more power than you think.

Use it wisely.

What do you have power in? Let me know in the comments and then maybe someone will want some of your power.

Tweet this post or Facebook share it to let others know that they have the power!!

Book Reviews

Should I Buy This Book? Review: How To Run A Thriving Business

How to run a thriving business is a pretty good book for someone deciding if they want to run a business or someone that’s about to start a business. It doesn’t really go into any of the technical aspects like accounting and inventory. It goes into mostly how to choose a business you’ll be passionate about, how to hire a great employee that will work hard for you, and how to market creatively.

I would definitely recommend it to those that are beginning to start a business or thinking about it.

Buy It

How to run a thriving business new

How to run a thriving business used

Business

The way to reach the door of the right private investigator

You often come across reports about cab drivers engaged by reputed cab service providers behaving rudely with women, harassing and intimidating passengers and even criminally assaulting passengers.  In some cases, there are allegations of rape and murder too. It might seem baffling that such things happen despite the service providers’ claim of conducting thorough background checks of drivers.  How then can such untoward incidents happen? It is true that the company has played its part in knowing about the person before they engage him but one thing is obvious that the investigations done during background checks proved counter-productive.  These incidents pointed to the role of the investigating agency that did a shoddy job and were unable to reveal the real picture about the characteristics of the accused. It misled the employers who were caught in controversy.

Right selection is critical

To avoid experiencing the incident narrated above, it is crucial to make the right selection of the investigating agency. Obtaining referrals about their performance is the best way to judge their abilities, and the investigator must be able to provide references. Follow this up by checking the credentials of the investigator to know that he is licensed and has insurance cover.  In the last step, have a detailed discussion with him just as you would interview a candidate for employment.  This helps to evaluate the level of expertise and experience and to understand how useful it would be for your needs.

The need for private investigators

There are numerous cases when law firms and businesses need surveillance and investigative assistance to gather valuable information about specific people or organizations.  These are times when they turn to private investigators that have the capabilities of fishing out the needed information in the way clients want. Private investigators can repay the faith that customers repose on them by providing the most authentic and correct information within the desired timeframe. Whether it is about tracing witnesses, unearthing fraud insurance claims, spying on business competitors or conducting background checks, private investigators can do it all. They maintain complete confidentiality of information and carry out the most discreet probe that enables them to reach the core to access the most sensitive information.

Getting the real picture

Employers usually hire the services of companies like CTC Investigations, LLC to conduct the background checks of prospective employees. It is the task of the private investigator to provide their clients with the correct picture of the person under investigation. Private investigators have the training and expertise to carry out investigations in the most discreet manner so that the targeted person does not get any hint about it. By using various resources linked to the person, the investigator skillfully gathers information about the individual in detail so that every aspect of the individual’s life, behavior and character traits come to the fore.  The report of the investigator is supposed to be an authentic document in evaluating the overall quality of the person.

Private investigators would cost you a bit of money but do not be lured by cheap quotes that might lead to frustrating results.