Start Here

How to get started and get the most out of SYMDIY.

Introduction
...

You have access to oceans of information about how to grow your business online.  If you have a question about digital marketing, odds are you can find answers galore.

That’s great, but what if you don’t know where to start? What if you can’t find answers because you don’t even know what questions to ask?

That’s where SYMDIY can help. The whole idea of this site is to help you build and grow your online business from the ground up.

One of the biggest benefits of this approach is that you can skip painful trial and error. You can enjoy the experience without the headaches.

Scenario: Theme Nightmares

For example, let’s say you want to find a great theme for your WordPress website. You try dozens of themes until you find one you like.

You install and voila! You’re all set.

Or not.

Unfortunately, one of the “previews” leaves some bits and pieces that break parts of your site. Meanwhile, you discover the theme you chose doesn’t work so well after all, and you have to start all over again. 

Worst still, you can’t account for the opportunity cost involved. You could have been using one of the best available themes all along, if only you’d heard about it before you got started.. 

Make it Easy

Hear it here first!  That’s the whole idea behind this website.

Here you can find step-by-step guides, tips, and tools, and gain an understanding of how it all fits together. Then you can pick and choose what applies to your business.

To make the most of this site, you need to understand how it’s organized. Everything on this site is divided into three main categories:

  1. Framework
  2. Content
  3. Business

Let’s go over each one.

1. Framework

This category revolves around WordPress. So much so that it’s tempting to make the category “WordPress.”

But, some articles will have a broader focus. A post about Cloudflare, for example, would apply to other platforms such as Joomla.

Still, the Framework category is very WordPress-centric.

You can use these articles to build a WordPress site from scratch. The closer you stick to the road map, the more the tutorials here will apply.

You can also update or upgrade an existing WordPress website. Pick and choose the parts that apply.

If you’re not using WordPress then, for the most part, this section won’t apply to you. But please read on. SYMDIY has something for everyone.

2. Content

Once you have your website set up, this section will help you create and refine your content. This section isn’t laser-focused on WordPress.

The focus will be broader, but tutorials focus on WordPress.

Whenever possible, the general information will be at the top. Then toward the end, the focus may narrow to WordPress. That way if you’re not using WordPress, you can skip the last section.

This category is less WordPress-centric than the first, but more so than the next.

3. Business

In this category, you’ll find more general topics, such as how to better manage cash flow.

This information applies to everyone, even if you’re not using WordPress. Not everything in this section will relate to digital marketing.

The central theme of this section is proven business practices.

A Living, Breathing Project

Blog posts here will always fall into one of these three categories. This will make it easy for you to get to the material that fits your needs.

Expect this site to grow, develop, and change. That’s the nature of digital marketing.

Please stop by often to make sure you have the latest and greatest of everything.