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Blog Resources

Ever since I was in primary school I’ve been into computers. I remember having to navigate my way around DOS on an Apple IIe, before Windows came onto the scene.

I set up my first website using html on Geocities in the mid-90s and my first blog on Blogspot in 2005.

Now I build all of our websites myself – it’s a cheap way of doing things though probably not the most efficient use of time – but I enjoy it.

These days it’s pretty easy to set up a WordPress or Magento website once you can learn a bit of html, css and php. There are so many online blog resources and forums to help you when you run into difficulties – someone in the world will have encountered the same problem.

That being said, there are a few things that I think it’s definitely worth spending a little money on, namely a theme package and a logo.

(Please note that some of these links are affiliate links – there is no additional cost to you if you click through and buy, but I do get a commission.)

Here a some blog resources that I use:

WordPress from WordPress.org. I don’t use their paid hosted option but use a separate shared hosting site and a free SSL.

This blog uses the “Bridge” theme from Themeforest, which I’ve customised just slightly (I bought it when it cost $39 but they appear to have upped their price recently).

A designer in Bosnia and Herzegovina designed this website’s logo at Fiverr.com for $25.

Free stock photos, royalty free (for commercial or non-commercial purposes) at Unsplash.com. (Like the featured image of the computer above, and the hero image of Tokyo on the front page.)

I’ve been using Skillshare.com in particular to improve my digital marketing skills, especially Pinterest and affiliate marketing (…still a work in progress).

If you have any questions feel free to let me know in the comments below.

Good luck!

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