Making Cash On The Web is a serious attempt to compile useful information about making money on the internet. It is a combination of things that I have learned myself, as well as information culled from other sources. It is NOT about get rich quick schemes, or wierd marketing programs. I am not going to sell you anything.
They seem like such little things, but fonts may have a big impact on your earnings. The right font can convey messages to your readers that can’t be conveyed with mere words or pictures.
But which one to use.
Fortunately, a study has been conducted on the usability of various fonts. The psychology department at Wichita State has determined that the most preferred fonts were Courier, Comic, Verdana, Georgia, and Times.
In my first attempt to start a website, I chose a poor hosting service—one with overloaded capacity and faulty software. As a result, my site was VERY slow—sometimes taking as much as 18 Seconds! to load during peak hours.
Unfortunately, I didn’t realize that, because during peak hours, I was working my day job, not monitoring my site. But then a friend tipped me off.
You really should check the load speed of your site at different times of the day, and on different days of the week. And check it on a regular basis. If your host is speedy today, adding a few more clients may slow his servers down.
One website that I found that was useful for testing speeds—and for comparing speeds with other sites—is I-Web Tool’s speed test.
I ran the speed test on my own site, and compared it to a couple of my competitors. I’m happy to report that mine is faster!
(Its a competitive guy thing).
Good websites have a recognizable look and feel. (Yes, I knw, this one doesn’t have one yet. I’m working on it).
If you don’t have any artistic talent, you could try the online LogoMaker. Its got a ton of clip art that you can combinewith different fonts and layouts to create a professional looking logo for your site.
Much of the advice on this site is aimed at using blogs to earn money on the internet. The reason is that blogging software allows you to have a dynamic website without all the hassle of coding pages in html and uploading them every time you want to change something.
But I’ve recently begun to experiment with a piece of software called SiteSpinner V2, from Virtual Mechanics
To put it simply, its the best site creation software I’ve ever used. It works as easily as a word processor and is highly intuitive. I have created three beautiful websites and haven’t even cracked the manual. I think that it’s well within the abilities of web beginners.
I’ve used other site creation software, including FrontPage, Macromedia’s Contribute and Dreamweaver, and several other so-called wysiwyg programs that I found on the ‘net. None of these can hold a candle to Site Spinner.
Other neat things about it: it comes with a built in upload utility, so you don’t need a separate ftp program; the code that it generates behind the scenes is W3C valid; it allows you to drag and drop graphics; and repositioning elements is as easy as pulling it with a mouse.
But the best part is the price: SiteSpinner is just $49 for a download and an additional $9 for the CD.
At that price, you can’t go wrong.
(Can you tell I’m geeked about this?)
The Poodle Predictor is a useful tool that spiders your site in a fashion similar to a search engine and then lets you see what it’s found. This is a useful way to find out if your site is search engine friendly.