My site is just my beginning of a new life style. I am interested in helping people start a successful online business and I also need help sometimes. I hope to work on both of these here at StartUP Nation. This is a very interesting site to connect with people. Thanks so much for being here.
I agree with Brian. Simpllicity is best. A number of people have said clearlly that if they find a website hard to navigate or read they simply leave the site.
It seems in general people like an overall clean, clear looking website that is easy to find things in.
Depending on what your target market is, also dpends on where you land in the SEO. It also changes things depending on what you build your site with. Many site builders now have seo friendly construction which makes it easier to build your site rank.
However, content is still king. I find websites actually consist of a blog with pages. Regular blog posting really builds your rank, and keeps the spiderbots busy. It's adding content at the same time.
I have also been thinking of creating a forum on my site. All of your comments are extremely helpful to me making a decision.
The ones I have been looking at are through WP. I found them under the plugins by searching 'forum'.
I don't know if your site is built on WP or not. If so, this would be a simple addition of plugin.
If you are looking for work in a company on the ground then denoting your experience goes both ways. It can work for you or against you. It's relative to what you are applying for and who you're applying to.
Most employers want to know what you can do to improve their world. It also depends on how your particular experience is related to the posting.
Age or 'years of experience' may well have entrenched your thinking - from a prospectvie employers point of view. Gloss over phrases such "extensive background' (suggested in above post) are excellent, subtle, and arouse curiosity. They leave the employer wanting more info which can lead to you being able to talk about how your background can work for the company.
Personally I am creating my own business online, because I am tired of toeing someone else's line for a buck. It is easier than you think.
I am in a 'beginning again" position. It is really nice to have found this special forum for us. It's nice to hear you are starting your own online business. When I began my search, there were so many offers of "just buy this product and your life will be easy". None of them explained some basic fundamentals to actually running an online business.
I finally found excellent training (quite resonable price too). I discovered the key was not figuring out my products first - but to clearly understanding this kind of business, so I would always know what to do next.
During the steps the first thing was to 'not figure out my passion', but instead learn to research what markets were actually profitable to start. It doesn't matter how passionate I am about any subject, if there are no buyers for it. So luckily for me, understanding the in's and out's of internet marketing plus how and where to research key information was part of the initial training.
I really wish you the best. I am interested to know what your book is about? How are you planning to market it?