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  1. Kevin Timothy
    July 11, 2015 @ 2:10 pm

    Oh my goodness, Mark. I cannot emphasize on the importance of branding yourself enough. Early AND often. Its easy for a newbie to overlook but in the long run the familiarity that you impress on the industry will be worth it. Early branding is an investment – similar to making regular deposits into a decent HYSA.

    I too made that you mistake but I can only be thankful that I didn’t wait any longer to prioritize this. By the way…

    Don’t fool yourself thinking that, “you can’t afford” a domain name and hosting. A lack of it will cost you in the long run.

    • MarkRMorrisJr
      July 11, 2015 @ 5:44 pm

      Thanks Kevin. My hesitation was not over having a domain, or even developing a site, but one with my name on it. I have several domains I have kept for years. They are the cheapest investment you can make. As to hosting, I highly recommend Go Daddy’s managed wordpress hosting. It is very inexpensive and reliable. Unless you have the money for a custom developer, it is one of the best ways to go.
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  2. Roviar
    August 27, 2015 @ 2:50 pm

    Hey Mark.. what really struck me was when you mentioned that you got discouraged when your blog wasn’t immediately monetized. I think your story is worth sharing with New and Intending bloggers…. as a friend of mine once mentioned, ” to succeed online, you need to have supreme Patience”
    Nice write up.

  3. mcdice18967
    November 17, 2015 @ 5:25 am

    Awesome.. its freely share information learned over their successful writing careers.

  4. Mike
    August 30, 2016 @ 2:41 pm

    You gave some really good tips on choosing the right domain name. One I believe most people will never think about are the keywords. Excellent tip … thank you for sharing