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Friday, September 16, 2005

The Webmaster Lifestyle

Being a Webmaster is hard work and it is not a way to get rich quickly. There are no shortcuts to creating a successful site. It takes time, hard work and determination and ultimately it becomes a way of life.

Most people are under the impression that you only need to create and upload a few pages to a webhost, and suddenly you’ll be a Webmaster of a successful site that earns you loads of money without much effort. It doesn’t work that way.

Creating the site is the easy part. Once your site has gone live the real work starts and you finally step into the realm of being a Webmaster. Good site management is what differentiates between a successful site and a site destined to be a failure.

Website management mainly encompasses the following - each of which will take lots of time, hard work, and determination to do properly:

  • Site creation and updating
  • SEO (search engine optimization)
  • Site promotion
  • Revenue generation
  • Checking and acting on website statistics

The Webmaster lifestyle is time consuming, but in the end it is also very rewarding. If you are willing to put in the hard work and persevere you’ll end up with a successful and popular site generating sustainable traffic and revenue. Best of all you’ll have the knowledge that you are in some way contributing something worthwhile to the Web. Not to mention the bragging rites... ;)

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