Welcome to [the] website building biz.
Are you developing your virtual real-estate yet? It is like development business in the real world, just without the million-dollar barriers to entry. Now, a lot of the prime digital land has been grabbed up by now. We missed the rush.
But it is still a growth industry. Every day, more people are logging on for the first time. As the internet superhighway gets more congested, the definition of prime real-estate will be changing and new technology will put old media to the test.
What does it cost? You can start with $0 if you don’t like taking risks. If you want to spend more, there’s really no limit. Even to lease your own domain and server space, you can get away with a good started package at $100 / year.
Not very much to own land in a place where people are moving in, right?
This was my first post here at WebsiteBuilding.biz – on December 20th, 2007.
A lot of the details have changed since then, but the fundamental premise is as true in 2012 as it was in 2007: the web is growing and it is still a great time to get involved with the online economy.
The bar has been set higher, but so too are the tools available to propel you to your goals. Surfers are going mobile and the biggest growth pocket is in smart phones and tablets. Websites targeting the niche of smaller devices and accessibility will be reaping the rewards of a previously untapped resource.
Ranking reliably in the search engines is more difficult than ever, but social media drives more traffic than one could have ever imagined just a few short years ago. Engaged Facebook and Twitter followers can now create reliable viral success for witty, funny, and timely content.
There are a lot of benefits to be had from the financial autonomy of web publishing, but there are also a lot of restless nights when some hack, traffic fluctuation, or expired advertising deal leaves you wondering where the income will come from.
All things considered, though, I wouldn’t have it any other way!