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The Ultimate Guide To Sharing Your Passion

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A passion is something that you can’t keep hidden. It flows through you like the rivers flowed through the Grand Canyon.

It shapes you into the person that you will be, not who you are today.

There is only one way to let that river flow through someone else, and that is by sharing your passion and knowledge about it.

The most efficient way to do that is through the web. No, not a spider web.

The Interwebs = The internet.

The most amazing thing in the world that connects everyone together.

Can you imagine a more powerful place to share your passion?

I know you think it may not be the easiest thing to start up, but creating a website these days is as easy as taking candy from a baby. We’ll according to MythBusters (#7), taking candy from a baby isn’t really that easy, but I digress.

So let me show you how I started up this fancy website you’re on right now.

Hosting & Domain

The first thing you’re going to need is a place to put your lovely website.

I originally started with Bluehost but found that they were lacking in the uptime department (my site was unable to be accessed by people for periods at a time). Other people have had better results with them so do what you may, but I chose a host that I’m so happy with and adore.

HostGator

My site rarely ever goes down, maybe once or twice in the very early AM…ever. So I’m ecstatic and highly recommend getting their baby plan so that you can have more than one site on your account (if you choose to expand into new passions).

After you get a host, the next step is a site name/Domain. I highly recommend NameCheap.

It’s best to have your domain separate from your hosting, in case you want to switch hosts like i did (unfortunately I didn’t do that for this site, so don’t you do the same).

They have pretty cheap domain names and they’re running specials every month.

Once you have that setup, just go to your HostGator account and quick install WordPress.

It’s the best content management system on Earth (IMHO). It’s the brains of the operation.

Theme

Now, how are you going to make the site look like mine? Well that’s where the theme comes in.

Yes there are a lot of free themes, and even some moderately priced ones, but they aren’t going to give you the flexibility to Do What You Want.

That’s where the Thesis Theme comes into play. It’s amazing, with great support, and you can do anything with it. I love it and highly recommend it.

Yes there is a learning curve but that’s what Google and the Thesis support forum is there for. Most people have done what you want to do and will share the details with you.

Graphics

The look is what brings it all together.

No you don’t have to know how to Photoshop, although it helps. Lifehacker has a great tutorial to get you acquainted and lots of videos to help you out.

But the place that I went to make this site look like it does is……..Graphic River.

I just search around there and find a texture I like and then add it to this site.

That’s where I got the background for the site and pretty much all of my images with any type of background. It’s a great site that can really help you make a great looking site.

Yes you do have to buy them, but they are very cheap for the power that they can add to your website.

But all of that looks really hard

It’s not as hard as it looks and there are a lot of tutorials out on Google about html, CSS, and Thesis.

But, for some, it may be hard to grasp. And for that, the wonderful world of outsourcing is for you.

I have never outsourced site creation and probably never will, but I have outsourced other aspects of my business and I did it through Odesk.

They are a great company and if you choose to hire hourly, the worker has to use the Odesk application, which takes pictures at short intervals so you can make sure they’re not wasting your money on playing solitaire.

Just be careful, don’t be gullible (I’m pretty sure you can’t find that word in the dictionary) and make sure you interview. And most of all, be clear with what you want, they’re not mind readers.

That’s it, that’s how I made my site look the way it does and how you can get started.

I like sharing my knowledge, so if you want to learn more about creating a website for your passion and making money from it, check out my Do What You Want 10 day eCourse. I have a great free offer in there if you are unsure of your ability of creating your website.

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Passion

Change Now And Change Often

As I go through the journey of life, I’ve learned a lot of lessons. One of my most recent lesson is that change is good and it is ALWAYS for the better. Maybe not the near future, but eventually you’ll look back and see it as a good change.

Let me just tell you a little story about how I learned this lesson.

Changed was forced upon me a little while ago when I was let go from my day job. Previous to that, all I was thinking about was 1 thing. That one thing was turning this blog into a full-time gig.

At the time, I wanted to do this because I was tired of what I was doing in my day job and I wanted more in life. So as I said before, I wanted to change this blog from personal finance to personal passion. I wanted to help people find their passion and learn to make a living from it.

I’ve broken away from wanting to teach people how to budget, to teaching people how to fish (metaphorically speaking).

So that change was for the better because it’s something I’ve decided I’m more passionate about.

Then I was let go from my job, which was an unexpected change, but once again a change none the less.

From that change my ultimate goal is to not work a 9-5 again. Yes it’s not something I have a lot of support on and it does stress my fiancé out a little bit. But this is something I want for my life and I know I can do it.

The whole time I’ve been working on this blog, I’ve been learning new things about creating and designing website, how to get them to #1 in Google, and making money off of them. That’s my passion now. I love this stuff, and I’m getting really good at it.

Just recently I’ve entered a whole new world of SEO(Search Engine Optimization) and I love every minute of it. I’ve delved deep and I’ve changed my outlook on this blog.

Financially Poor isn’t going to be my money maker, or my full time job. It’s going to be where I let out my passion. As my passions change, so shall Financially Poor.

My money makers are going to be a  bunch of blogs that aren’t going to have any relationships what so ever, that make me money with only a little maintenance. But I love making them and they’re going to make me money so that I can do more of what I want.

A few weeks ago, I decided to start a coaching program because I was desperate for money since I just lost my job. But Just recently I’ve realized that I don’t want to coach people to find their passion.

So I’ve canceled that and I’ve changed my focus of coaching on helping people get into creating a website and making money from it. I’m a better technical person than a motivator. I know how to do stuff and get it done. I don’t know how to get you motivated to do it other than pointing a gun at your head. So now I’m an SEO/Website creating/Money making coach, Hire Me :)

Is Financially Poor going to be another making money on the internet blog?

Yes and no. I’m not going to regurgitate the same stuff that you can find on the other blogs. Everything I post here is going to be from my experience and isn’t going to be about “how to make a post go viral” and stuff like that. That can be read anywhere and I hate having 20 posts in my feed reader about how to do that.

I’m going to talk about stuff without the hype. I’ve never been good with hype and it’s not really my passion, so I’ll leave that on the sideline.

Is Financially Poor going to be all about making money?

No, it’s going to be about doing what you want in life…and making money.

How often am I going to post?

I’m going to go for Mon, Wed, Fri, and Sat, With Mon and Friday being new posts from me, Wed being a guest post, and sat being my Kick-Ass Reads. There will be posts in between every now and then but not on a schedule.

It’s not being lazy to do what you want, it’s being happy. Like I’ve said many times before, life is too short to not be happy.

Do what you want and do it now. Eventually you’ll be doing it anyway (retirement), so why wait? You’ll have less time and energy to realize your passion and enjoy it when you’re old. And if you are old now, there’s no better time to start because by the time you’ll be ready again, you’ll probably be dead.

I did kinda forget to tie everything into the title, but my point is that your passion will change as you explore your current passion. So you will Change Now and you will Change often

So stay up to date with all of my knowledge and passion by subscribing by RSS or Email. I’ve already started spreading my knowledge of “building websites to spread your passion and make money” in my free Do What You Want eCourse. Be sure to sign up for that and start becoming a Free Bird.

And if you want coaching about how to Start up, Make better, Make more, or anything else about a website(s)/SEO, just shoot me an email in the contact me section and we’ll see if we can work something out. I never hold back.

So I hope you enjoy what Financially Poor is going to bring you and I hope you learn a lot.

Always remember to Live Your Passion

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