My First Blog Post!

by Apr 1, 2019Blogging2 comments

Welcome, everyone!   My name is Michael and I am beyond excited to be writing my first blog post.  I have been contemplating doing this for quite some time.   I’m originally from Long Island, NY.   I have degrees in Business, Biology, Physician Assistant Studies and a Masters degree in Public Health.   You know what that means?   Debt….and tons of it!  I’ve been married since July 2003 and I consider myself a very lucky person. My amazing wife is a teacher, however, since having kids, she has been taking care of the kids at home, Brooke, 10 and Zachary, 6.

SO WHY A BLOG?……AND WHY ABOUT BLOGGING?

Well, to put it simply, I love doing this.  I love the process of building, learning, and networking with fellow blog geeks.   I’ve been building websites as a hobby since the late ’90s.   

My first website was built using HTML on Angelfire.com which was a free website hosting company back in the late ’90s.    Since then I’ve played around building sites for myself as well as friends and family just for the fun of it.  I’ve had to learn all aspects of the building, from HTML, PHP, MYSQL Databases, CPANEL, WordPress, Adobe Photoshop, Videos, etc.   I’ve never opened one book so basically, I would simply search for the answers to my problems.   I would spend so many hours learning such small details.   But it was such an amazing rush and sense of accomplishment after I figured things out.

Well, that’s where BlogGeek.com comes in.  I get to build a website and at the same time, provide a community where we can all discuss our journey, help each other along the way and network with fellow blog geeks.  Ultimately, making money online.    

My wife had asked me a question a few weeks ago as we imagined what it would be like if I had won the lotto. She had asked, “What would you be doing if you had won the lotto?” she said.    I told her that I’d quit my job.   But what else would you be doing in your spare time now that you quit? she asked.   At the time she had asked this question, I was working on one of my websites.   I told her that I would be working on building my websites because that is what I love to do when I get home from work.   She said, “Then why are you trying to make it in real estate or Amazon FBA (something else I had been doing)?”     She had made a good point.   

My father-in-law had once told me to make sure I love what I’m doing because if I love it, I’ll never work another day in my life.   This is coming from an 84-year-old baker who still gets up at 9pm to get to work and finish at 6am while walking on a knee that has no cartilage and is bone on bone.   Talk about determination!  

Whenever we visit him, all he talks about is the cakes, pies, and bagels that he’s making.   This kind of reminded me of constantly talking to my wife about my website.     I’ve realized now that building websites and generating revenue from them is a passion of mine.    

Without trying, I’ve built a very successful website for Physician Assistants back in 1998 and it is still going strong.   The site is currently bringing in between $5,000 to $10,000 per month.   All I need to do is rinse and repeat, right?     Well, not so fast.   I’ve had this website up for many years and that gives it the upper hand.   I don’t have 20 years to make another site start generating revenue.  I need to not work hard, but work smart and get some revenue sooner, rather than later. 

So what exactly is my angle on this website?   Well, I’d like to provide a step-by-step approach in explaining what I’m doing, as I do it, and show everyone the results along the way.  Will this work?  I have no clue?  Has it worked for others?  Yes, but not everyone.   So I wonder, “What is the reason it works for some and not others?”    Well, hopefully, we can learn this together.   Since another passion of mine is teaching, I’m going to try and discuss the nitty-gritty details.    If anyone that follows my blog is currently doing any of this, I would love to hear from you and maybe we can do a Q&A video or audio session for the members.

Thank you for taking the time to read my first post.  I hope to see you on the blog soon.

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So cool, I’m super excited to see you finally do this. You have a wealth of information you need to share with others like you have helped me. Can’t wait to see this grow, congrats!!