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Should I buy an existing website?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Brissette Oct 28, 2009. 7 Replies

 

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Stephen C Nier replied to John Smithdeal's discussion Should I buy an existing website? in the group Faith-Based Millionaires in the Making
"Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 Dear John Smithdeal, Before I give you any of my advice I would like to know exactly: What it is that is manufactured at your manufacturing company?!?!? If the website(s) that you are considering do not improve the…"
Mar 16, 2010
Angie Metcalf replied to John Smithdeal's discussion Should I buy an existing website? in the group Faith-Based Millionaires in the Making
"John, I am curious what you decided to do? I have self trained myself to build websites and you are correct, it will take you some time to build a site. It is not cost comparative to educate yourself on html. Personally, I wanted to know the ins…"
Dec 15, 2009

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Peter Brissette replied to John Smithdeal's discussion Should I buy an existing website?
"John, Please click on my name or my picture and go to my profile. Or review this: http://buildit.sitesell.com/peter73.html. Buying a website that has no traffic already is a waste of money. I would not recommend it at all. I use SBI for building…"
Oct 28, 2009
John Smithdeal replied to John Smithdeal's discussion Should I buy an existing website?
"Thanks Rob. I'm sure I'll have lots of questions for you while on this adventure. Thanks you, sincerely, for taking the time to help me. You didn't have to, but you did! I'm going to keep in touch and, who knows, maybe I'll…"
Oct 28, 2009
John Smithdeal replied to John Smithdeal's discussion Should I buy an existing website?
"Roy, Learning or an expert, I think you gave some great advise. That definitely sounds like the way to go. There's no point in having a website if I can't sell my stuff. And I like the idea of building a basic site on my own first, then,…"
Oct 28, 2009
Roy Simmons replied to John Smithdeal's discussion Should I buy an existing website?
"Now first a disclaimer! I am learning, and may be totally wrong about everything! However I think you should experiment first with something like ebay, not to make profit in the first instance but to see if there is a market for whatever you decide…"
Oct 28, 2009

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Rob Orr replied to John Smithdeal's discussion Should I buy an existing website?
"Sure thing - let me know if you have any questions, or need any help while learning. It's something that I started doing in 2004 and I absolutely love building websites - it's what I do. If I might make a couple suggestions to help you on…"
Oct 28, 2009
John Smithdeal replied to John Smithdeal's discussion Should I buy an existing website?
"Rob, thank you so much. You've really given me a lot to think about. Over the last couple of days I've come to the decision to learn how to build my own site. I think the experience of learning how to, and then actually building a website…"
Oct 27, 2009

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What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
I am an emplyee with Dominos Pizza (driver). Occasionally I sell things on e-Bay.
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
I want to be self employed. I would like to start a business building and selling three things; (1) High quality, heavy, funiture-style, custom poker tables,(2) custom made steel string guitars hand crafted from raw wood and (3) beautiful, high quality cigar humidors. Weird, huh? I've built one poker table so far and I think it turned out pretty good. And I LOVED building it! More than anything I want to be free. I'm not afraid of hard work. I just want the freedom to take my life/business/love wherever I want and in whatever direction I want. And if God opens a door in an area completely unrelated to the wood working thing I want the freedom to be able to walk through it. I also have an interest in real estate. I love the idea of finding the potential/profit in a property and working to pull it out. I guess I'm talking about 'flipping' houses.
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
In very basic terms, I think God has given all of us three things under which all the other facets of our lives can be categorized; a mind, a body, and a spirit. These things are inter-related and each one's health is dependent on the others'. I say this prayer often; Lord, grant me the strength, courage and wisdom to nourish, to the best of my limited ability, my mind, body and spirit so that I may serve You with all that I am.
In short, I want to be close with God. I want to treat my body as the special gift that it is. I want to exercise my mind so as to better contemplate God and His gifts and to explore all that He has given us. I want to bring my soul as close to Christ as my sinful, limited nature will allow. I want to live a life in thanksgiving and service to Him.
On a more worldly note, I want to learn to be a good business man, one that is honest, fair and only participates is deals where everyone wins. I want to learn spanish, Italian and sign language. I want to read a book per month. I want/need to quit smoking (ugh! I know). I want to get into excelent physical condition. Last, but certainly not least, I want to be a better son, brother, uncle, friend and Christian.
What would you say are your strongest talents? How are you 'wired' and what can you offer to the world (it's OK if you don't know yet, but knowing is key to pursuing your dreams!)?
I really don't know for sure but I'll try. I think I prefer working alone, or maybe I just haven't yet been part of a team that I really fit. I very much enjoy wood working, though I'm just a novice (I think I get that love from working with my dad on projects around the house as a child) I think I have a fairly strong sense of empathy, in general. You know, judge not... When I'm really interested in a subject I think I'm a pretty good teacher (I remember what it's like to not know something and how a good, patient teacher can make all the difference). In fact, I used to be a flight instructor. I enjoyed the work, but in hind sight, flying, to me, was just a job and not the passion that I thought it was at first. I used to really enjoy writing. I always say that I'm going to start writing again but I always find a reason not to or let the desire fade.
If you have a product or service to promote (now or in the near future) this is your shot to state it! Say all you'd like:
I've built a high quality, solid, heavy, and if I do say so myself, beautiful poker table and it is now for sale.

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At 3:45pm on January 4, 2009,
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Kent Julian
said…
Hey John,

Thanks so much for joining Write It Forward. Be sure to jump in on all the great discussions taking place. We value your input and insight.

Live It Forward,
Kent Julian
www.liveitforward.com

PS Also, if you didn't get a chance to received the free e-resource I offered you earlier entitled Goal-Setting That Actually Works! by joining the REAL Success E-Zine community at www.liveitforward.com, be sure to check into it. I really think you'll get a ton out these resources.
At 2:40pm on January 4, 2009, Joseph Flahiff said…
Hey John welcome to 48 days.net!

Cool! I love woodworking too. I havne't done it for quite a while but I have built a lot of the furniture in our house. I also built a cedar strip canoe! What a fun project that was!

How did you find 48days? I have been a member for several weeks and I am loving it!

I would like to invite you to check out the groups I am the host for one group called "Making A DREAM" where we are discussing our dreams and what we are doing to make them happen!

Hope to see you there or at one of the other events.

I have even sponsored an event and I am sponsoring another this coming week! check under Events for "Ideas Into Action" Event. I help people with great ideas put them into real action, using my 15 years of expereince as a project manager to help set goals and create plans to reach them.
At 11:55am on January 4, 2009,
Group Leader
Jay Peroni
said…
John,
Welcome to the community! I'm glad you joined!

Here' s something i thought you would enjoy reading: You can download The Faith-Based Millionaire (foreword by Dan Miller) for free at: (www.jayperoni.com)
Also, check out the following group hosted on 48Days.net:
* Faith-Based Millionaires in the Making (the #1 Group on 48days.net), dedicated to those who want to incorporate their faith into their finances and business! We'd love to have you!


Jay Peroni, CFP
Author of The Faith-Based Million
At 9:22am on January 4, 2009,
Group Leader
Kent Julian
said…
Good Morning John,

Just noticed you joined 48Days.net -- WELCOME! So glad you became a member. And FYI, your passions really shine through on your 48Days.Net page. Thanks for sharing.

I also want to offer you a gift. You can download my FREE e-resource entitled Goal-Setting That Actually Works! by joining the REAL Success E-Zine community at www.liveitforward.com. It's a growing and dynamic community of people striving to "live it forward" in the most important roles in their lives. I really think you'll get a ton out of both the Goal-Setting product and the REAL Success E-Zine.

Finally, check out the following groups hosted on 48Days.net:
* Speak It Forward -- REAL Success and Profit for Speakers!
* Write It Forward -- REAL Success and Profit for Writers!

Again, glad to have you here at 48Days.Net.

Live it forward,
Kent Julian
www.liveitforward.com
 
 
 

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