Build Your Own Website – Introduction

free guide to building your own websiteIt is said that a new website is created every second of every minute of every hour of every day. Everyone from large Corporations and small businesses, to your average dude on the street are using websites and blogs these days to get their message out. Although this information seems a little intimidating, it’s relatively easy to reach the top 10% within your niche and it’s not extremely difficult to reach the top 1%.  In the therapy world you should not have too much of a problem building a high ranking site because most therapists don’t have a single clue as to what they are doing!

My name is Ian Tomlinson.  I am a Psychotherapist and Educator working in Manchester, England.  I also build websites and help therapists market themselves online.  I learnt to do all of this my teaching myself!  Here’s how the process works.  Read, do, fail, read some more, have a go, fail, read some more, interact with people who know, do, fail, scratch head, try something different, fail, try again, read, have some success, build on it, read, check things out with those who know, have more success, build on it – ta da!!! Successful website set up and pulling in clients.

I’m writing this series of posts to cut out a lot of that hard work and failure bit for you.  If I had a guide like this when I started then it would have massively speeded up the process for me.  I also wanted to make this information free because I believe in Karma!  Give and you will receive.  I’ll make no bones about it.  I have put affiliate links into the posts that, if you buy products or services through them I will make a small profit.  It won’t cost you a penny more.  If you are happy to do that then I thank you very much for showing me the support.  If you don’t want to do that, that’s cool too.  I also promise you that every product or service I recommend I use myself and I know will help the creation of your website more simple and result in a much better looking and performing site.

So, I hope you enjoy the information in these posts and I will be there to help you if you get stuck.  Just use the contact form on my site to give me a shout and I will do my best to point you in the right direction.  Let’s get started with the first post: choosing your software platform.

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