I need to get back into blogging. I haven’t blogged in years. Now I’ve got this brand new website, and it needs a blog! So, here goes.
On the advice of my good friend AJ Llewellyn, I perused the fiverr (all small letters) website, where all sorts of digital services are offered starting a $5. When I looked at the site some time ago, it was just getting started. At that time, I was leery of the many people in third world countries offering web services with little or no reviews. Since then, the site has grown into something pretty amazing. Many more people are offering their digital expertise, including many in the US and other English-speaking countries. Most have plenty of reviews.
To test the waters, I contracted a with guy named Scott in Arizona to make a banner for Twitter and Facebook. For a fee of just $5, he spent a couple of days working with me. He actually came up with two different banners, both of which he said I can use. I currently have one on my Twitter page (get a load of the pterodactyl!) and one on my Facebook author page ( a little too busy for my taste.) Since Scott worked so hard on them, I’ll use them for a while. In the future, I think I’ll design my own.
After finding one person who was legit and personable, I took a bigger step. I contracted with a guy named Micky in Australia to build me this website on WordPress, which includes a blog. I’m basically happy with it, though I want to add to the design (if I can figure out how!) It has all the elements I asked for, including a blog, and I think it’ll be easy enough to change things as needed.
I got a new domain name, lauriehanan.space, and paid for five years of website hosting with GoDaddy. Now I can phase out my very expensive Yahoo Small Business account, somewhereinparadise.biz My vacation rental business will remain Somewhere In Paradise.
If you haven’t been to the fiverr site, it’s absolutely worth a look see. If you visited the site some time ago, look again. They offer just about everything: book covers, web design, graphics, videos, writing and translation, book covers … you name it.
Aloha a hui hou kākou, until we meed again