Reports from Galt’s Gulch

Reports from Galt’s Gulch are reports or musings on “Money Making Online”.

Wish me Luck with my Vanity website, only $2.99 a year! BobtheKnowItAll.info, I do the Research so You Don't Have To.

I am always making investigations into ideas for the websites, Money Making Ideas, ideas for around the house and life general. I might research planting something different in the Fran's Victory Garden or new software for the websites.  This new website will list the investigations for each subject. ...continue reading

On the evening of January 27th we got home from our celebration cruise, our 15th Anniversary, Fran's Birthday, and me Shrugging. I got right to work on the websites on the 28th.

There is the new website, HotSauceLinks.com that was inspired by a hot sauce in Barbados. The current plan for this website is blog posts, invited articles and a directory of everything I can find about hot sauces. Down the road maybe some sort of hooking up hot sauce enthusiasts with new hot sauce offerings.  Right now tho, I am installing the Directory Press theme on top of WordPress. I've written two short posts for this website, kind of curious how they will survive the theme install.
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In the past when I created a website, typically I would go to GoDaddy, buy a domain name and the minimal hosting package. I would lose interest or not be able to focus and in a year, it would go away. A couple times I have bought a website to play with a technology. I have tried Dot Net Nuke, Joomla, phpLinkDirectory. All of those sites have dried up and blown away. This site was a windows dot net site where I played with Dot Net Nuke and MS Windows dot net. When I made the move to WordPress, I installed word press on this MS Windows site. It didn't work so good. GoDaddy support persuaded me to convert the type of account to linux, and converted me to a "Deluxe Linux" account.
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Just hit "Publish" for the second of my new Make Money Online websites. Finished Parts 3 & 4 of Mike Omar's book, How to Make Money Online: Learn how to make money from home with my step-by-step plan to build a $5000 per month passive income website portfolio (of ... each) (THE MAKE MONEY FROM HOME LIONS CLUB) and his Make Money from Home Lions Club website.  After Part 4, the websites are complete.

FransVictoryGarden.us, "A blog of Fran's Victory Garden and a discussion of resources" and RCGoerlichandCoInc.biz, "follow Bob Goerlich as he finds how to Make Money Online" need LOTS of Polish and Promotion.  But, the first two sites are down the ways and launched, wish them luck.
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Well not really a new website. Fran's Victory Garden has been a website for several years, granted it was a seed/prototype.  I was using it as a tool to learn Joomla and the directory add-in, SobiPro.  In the end the Joomla and SobiPro tools were more powerful than I needed and I chose to go with the more intuitive WordPress software.  Also, the software is just the tool kit, so lets get to the part where I Make Money Online.

First let me tell you about the website conversion. I'll start over with Fran's Victory Garden working thru the lessons in Mike Omar's "How to Make Money Online" book and his Make Money from Home Lions Club website.  Part 1, puts together the framework of the website.  Lesson 1 is Make a Website using WordPress.  Lesson 2 sets up the theme and populates the website with the boilerplate pages and the sidebar widgets.  Lesson 3, add the Social Media buttons, Contact form, Google Maps, and PayPal buttons, an important lesson for the newbie, this takes the website from a shell, to a functioning website.  Lesson 4, website backups, security, and server monitoring.
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Let me bore you with tales of web creation in the late '90s, the Paleo-WorldWideWeb. Today you get yourself a spiffy site in an hour or so using WordPress. In the old days, it was two miles to school, up hill both ways...

I used MicroSoft products at work so it was easier for me to get started with the MS toolset. The MS environment consisted in IIS, Active Server Pages and MS SQL Server. My day job was as a computer programmer, Mainframe Assembler & Cobol were my tools in trade, so an additional motive was to learn this new technology. Every line of code on the website was written my me. Enough about the coding, how about Make Money Online?

First, before the Make Money Online, let tell you about the boating website, it was a directory of about 25 general boating categories subdivided into over 200 sub-categories. It had a geographical index of regions and locations. I seeded my directory by web searches for each category and keying up info from magazines. Remember, this was in the '90s.
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When I first became aware of the "World Wide Web" in about 1995 I hopped right in. It was a different world then, everyone was was talking about Baud rates, 14.4, 38, 56k. When was the last time you heard the word "Baud"? People set their browsers to not load images, a different world. Anyway, I didn't know what to do, but no one did, so I started.

The first web page I did was the kind that hangs off the ISP's website in my user folder. Did the HTML in note pad, again, a different world. My first site was "Win Big Prizes". I used search engines to find Houses, Harleys, and Porches that were in sweepstakes or being raffled off. I remember my lede, "Only Big Prizes, no mouse pads, no tee shirts, no Teach Yourself Esperanto courses". Anyway, didn't make any money, but I did learn HTML.

The hurdle after the technical is where does the content come from? I latched on to the Directory model. Everyone publishing wants exposure, so I could add value by classifying and grouping other's efforts into a more useful format. I used to enjoy the serendipity of looking at the books in the library near the book I was looking for, I would try to replicate that on the web.
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I am working my way thru Mike Omar's How to Make Money Online: Learn how to make money from home with my step-by-step plan to build a $5000 per month passive income website portfolio (of ... each) (THE MAKE MONEY FROM HOME LIONS CLUB)
and am watching Lesson: 1.2 on his site. I promise a book review.

HOW TO MAKE MONEY ONLINE: Learn how to make money from home with my step-by-step plan to build a $5000 per month passive income website portfolio (of 10 ... each) (THE MAKE MONEY FROM HOME LIONS CLUB)

Bob in his native costume.

Bob in his native costume.