So glad you've joined up in the Finding your Voice group.
The best way to learn how the group works is to get involved in the discussion. Just like life - no lurkers, only participants.
"Hey group....it's been tremendously helpful being able to bounce ideas and ask questions. So....of course, I have some more questions. I've just bought a domain untanglingthewires.com. I don't have a website hosted yet but it's…"
"Good points, Peder. I'll reiterate what you said, that I wasn't clear about, and that is you will need to buy yet another domain at the place you will host your domain. So if your domain is on BlueHost, but your domain name was purchased…"
All of the comments above are really great. I can attest to the fact that I have used Host Gator (aff) and have had a very good experience. If you are new to setting up your own website for the first time, (which I can attest to…"
"I have quite a few domains I purchased at 1and1.com (though I have some at GoDaddy too... the .xxx tld is a recent issue, and frankly not one I had thought about until you brought it up. Out of (my) sight, out of (my) mind I guess.)
Although I find…"
"Hi Mike - great question. As far as having a site it really depends on what you're trying to accomplish. I believe that there is simply no good reason for anyone in business these days to not have a website. Maintaining them isn't so hard…"
"Bob, you seem pretty knowledgeable in terms of starting your own website. So let me ask you a few questions. I'm trying to get started on my own. How necessary do you think it is to have/maintain a website? Secondly, do build/design your own?…"
"Welcome to the group Mike - glad to have you here! You can get domains from a lot of places. I know that some folks have moral objections to godaddy and I think there are legitimate issues there and on more than just the .xxx domain - some people…"
I am knew to this group and totally stoked about being a part of this amazing community. I am just now getting started with 48 days. I do not have a website going yet. I am trying to find the best place to get a domain. I have looked into godaddy and 1and1. Both seem reputable, however, with the .xxx affiliation on godaddy's site, I am unsure if getting a domain from this company is trustworthy. Any advice is greatly welcomed.ThanksSee More
This group is specifically geared to be a resource for those who own, manage and/or want to get started with their own website. Whether it's a blog, an e-commerce store, a company site, or some sort of hybrid you will find help here.See More
"Hi Mike, So good to hear from you. Thank you for sharing. You're right, there are a ton of opportunities available today. What would you say is the key to finding the right one for you? What have been some of your favorite finds on the site?…"
How did you hear about 48Days.NET, and what do you hope to get out of being a part of this community?
I heard about this from the 48 Days podcast. What I would like to get from this community is advice on how to maximize my newly obtained masters degree from Fullsail University.
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
I am currently a middle school band director in a small public school. I also have a small scale film production company based out of my home.
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
My dream is to become completely self - employed. My ultimate jobs would be to be a full - time technology coach, while presenting sessions at professional development sessions for schools and universities. I would also like to continue to develop my video business.
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
I would also love to build a recording studio or a film production suite at my house; another dream that I have is to start a barbecue restaurant.
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 love technology. Anything that has to do with technology completely inspires me. The masters degree that I have just earned is in the area of educational media design and technology. What that entails is using technology to enhance the learning process in every subject and at every grade level. That is what this program is all about.
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:
Professional Development / Educational Technology
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Hi Mike -- Welcome to the 48 Days community. We're glad you joined.
This is the idea and social networking site for people that want to create their own opportunity.
I'm curious, what are some of your ideas for moving into the work and life you've always wanted?
Depending on what your interests are, there is a wide selection of discussion groups to get involved with. if you are interested in getting in touch with the purpose and calling that is on your life, here is the link to ours, finding your voice.
I try to take time each week to welcome new members to 48Days.Net. So, let me say "welcome" to you! I know you will find this to be a great site filled with people who are experiencing true success in both life and work.
Also, I'd like to point out that one of the best places to connect with other liked-minded people here is in the GROUPS section. There are groups for just about every interest you can think of, and if you can't find a group that interests you, you can start one. Groups are my favorite part of 48Days.Net!
Finally, if you happen to be a speaker or author (or want to become either), check out these two groups. They are two of the most popular groups on the site because of all the great conversation taking place: