I hate blogging.

That is not entirely accurate, but how I feel right now.

What I learned from 30 days of blogging is that I am not a huge fan of writing. I can stand it when I need to and enjoy it occasionally, but overall it isn’t for me.

Not Giving Up

Not loving writing doesn’t mean I have to renounce my dream of making a living from online business.

There are many other mediums to experiment with.
Such as:

  • Comics
  • Infographics
  • Video
  • Animation
  • Podcasts
  • And more…

I have a strong desire to update this website’s design and update the look of compulsivecreative.com. As a way to prepare, I am sharing my process for overhauling the look and design of a WordPress site.

It is a simple 8 steps process.

1) Look at other sites for reference

Go to websites you love and search for new blogs to see what you like and don’t like about each. I make a list of features, designs, column styles, etc. that I like on other sites and what I hate.

For example, the blog http://designshack.net/. I like the side panel and how it is designed but I hate that it is on the left of the page. People will read it first because their eyes go there, but it should be on the right side of the page like all other blogs.

Update: they recently switched their panel to the right side.

2) Determine your site’s purpose

We all need to make money for our survival.
At least most of us.

We have to pay the mortgage/rent, groceries, electricity, water, sewer, and on, and on….

These things need income for payment.

However, we all have things we don’t need that we buy.

For me those are:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • YMCA membership
  • Weekly eating out
  • Other

We all have a list of stuff that makes us happy.

These are the three blogs that I check out when I need to learn something or want to get someone else’s perspective on a topic related to creating comics.  Many of them have podcasts, but this article is specifically for the blogs (I will have one in the future on podcasts).

1: makingcomics.com

A lot of information and organized by topic. The site is specifically for promoting comic arts and graphic storytelling any interested in creating comics.

You can see there “About Video” below:

2: remindblog.com

I’ve been working towards funding my survival entirely online for the past ten years. While I have been able to make money with services, I still struggle with making all my from digital products, affiliates, & advertisements. Just from the amount of research and time I’ve spent looking through sites, I have three that I come back to again and again.

But first, for the new readers,

What is Internet Marketing?

The simple answer is that Internet marketing is using the Internet to promote something.

It has a broad scope of activities that fall under this definition. Some of these include email marketing, Google Ads, social media, viral content creation, search engine optimization, and more.

It is also known as digital marketing, online marketing, and web-based marketing.
There are a lot of synonyms for internet marketing.

The List