Make Your Own Scrapbook Online
Well, what I am about to share with you today about make your scrapbook online deals with e-mails and comments I’ve been receiving about how can I share my scrapbooks to far away places where family and friends may live and how do I keep my costs down to do my scrapbooking.
First off let’s just start with the fact that digital scrapbooking online opens up a whole new way of sharing your memories and creations.
The typical scrapbooking of creating books and also you getting them published from online companies such as Shutterfly are great, and you can share them with you friends and family, but they do have their limitations. All the books you create can only be shown to those around you that can physically pick the book up to check it out. Anybody who does not live close by is unable to view any of the scrapbooks you have created. So what is the solution to getting access to making your scrapbook accessible to those farther away, a free website!
When you have access to a free website, you can create your scrapbooks and post them very quickly on your site.
So how will this work for you:
- It’s your website so only the ones you want to have access will.
- You can use different methods to display your scrapbooks.
- If you choose, your hobby can make you money.
- Significantly reduces your scrapbooking costs.
It’s your website so only the ones you want to have access will
So you may be asking yourself if I have a website how does this allow me only to have the people I choose to have access. The first step is when you create your site you can have it created in such a way that the search engines are told not to look at your content. By doing this, your website will be ranked at the bottom of billions of sites that it will not see the light of day.
Companies and individuals spend time and money to get themselves ranked to have people find them so if you’re not indexed, and you’re explicitly telling the search bots to go away people are not going to find you in their searches on the internet. Only those you directly give your website address to will reach you.
Now let’s take care of that slight possibility someone did find your web page to gain access, oops I’m sorry you need a password to gain access to get into the site. Between doing these two things that are very easy to learn, you are ready to go and share your scrapbooks anywhere in the world. Location Problem Solved!
You can use different methods to display your scrapbooks
Now that you know where to have your digital collections online its time to look at how you can present your great works of art.
With your free website, it works on a WordPress platform so if you’re not familiar with this type of platform that is no problem because WordPress is an open source where you can find plenty of information on it. When you first sign up for your free website you’ll have seven days of full access to courses and a community that will answer all your question to get you up and running. At the end of your seven days, you will no longer have full access but you still have your website for as long as you like.
With any internet site, you can post an image that, in this case, could be a photo of your scrapbooks cover. Once you click on one of the pictures it will open up into a PDF file that you can now view each page that would be each of your scrapbooks pages in the order of your choosing. Because this is your website you could designate one page to feature each one of your books or you could create a menu that would have your scrapbooks categorized under specific headings like travel, kids growing up, home renovations I think you get the picture. This method could allow you to feature 2 or more images of different book covers per page on the same topic like three different travel vacations on a single page.
By having the Word Press platform, you can get what is called plug-ins. The same way you would click the image of your books cover you would open up a designated page that will show a slide show instead of a PDF file where each one of your pages will cycle through at a speed you choose or the person viewing can click through at their rate. These plug-ins come in different layouts and formats and are also available for free.
If you choose, your hobby can make you money
By using this method of sharing your scrapbooks with friends and family regardless of where they may live. You are in a position where you could also make money from your scrapbooking hobby, by following the thousands of others who are using the power of the Internet as your reading this post. Just as I have taken one of my hobbies and turned it into an online opportunity to make money and help others, you can do the same if you like.
As I had mentioned earlier about having your free website and not indexing it. All you would do now is create your site as previously mentioned, and you would be taken step by step through the free website program. You would start off with creating your site and this time you would have your site indexed for the search engines to recognize it. You could still use a password protection for your scrapbooking section that is strictly for friends and family, but you would now have a website that could help others with scrapbooking and make some money along the way.
How much money is not predictable when it comes to an online business due to all the variables involved, your website presence and the Internet traffic you receive will play an important part. The time it would take and whether or not you choose to change the level of membership for all the courses and permanent community access is totally up to you. For more information on this check out this link “Wealthy Affiliate University” that will give you a comprehensive comparison of how good the free membership and the premium membership truly are.
Significantly reduces your scrapbooking costs
When it comes to saving money, there is always different methods and going with digital scrapbooking, is more cost productive in the long run. When you look at the expense of regular scrapbooking from your prints and all the materials for creating the scrapbooks the dollar amount usually exceed the costs associated with digital scrapbooking. The reason I say usually is some people will prefer to have programs like Adobe Lightroom 5 which will cost money up front but will be cheaper in the long run by the end of the year. If you choose to use free software, your still able to create with no expenditure but the programs will have creativity limits to what you may want to do. If this is something you are serious about I strongly recommend Adobe Lightroom 5 and I have plenty of free tutorials to show you how to create like a pro.
So not only can you save money with digital scrapbooking but you can share it with anybody through the Internet you desire regardless where they live while paper scrapbooks you create have limits to only those that can hold them in their hands. Like I also mentioned earlier you can choose to make money as well with your scrapbooking instead of just finding ways to save.
So check out my free tutorials for digital scrapbooking that will show you many variations of what and how people are doing this fun and creative artwork for all to enjoy. From beginner to advance to learn how the pros do it.
” Hi once again, I’m Travis Smithers author of Say It With Photographs where you will find tutorials on photography, editing software, cameras, and accessories. The use of post production equipment and their operation to the creation of fantastic gifts for you, friends and family, enjoy. Comments and questions always welcomed here!”