I had the idea years ago that I wanted to have a clothing company with an online store for my designs. I also love photography and videography.
My plan was to use my photos and videos to promote the online store. Well, I’ve changed clothing suppliers several times over the years and also website designers.
Along the way, I started showing my videos and also compiling my photos, so I’d be ready to advertise the online store when I was ready to do so.
I wanted to have one main web address that was the hub for all of my sites. I decided that would be PaulMichaels.com and let me tell you, it was difficult getting that website. There are so many people named Paul Michaels that I’m still surprised I’m the one that has it. I had it once, then forgot to pay the upkeep and lost it. Then I saw it on a Russian site for sale, so I bought it back for about $500. So now I have PaulMichaels.com again, for good I hope.
From this one site, people could find all of the things I was involved in very easily. After many years and many other attempts, I finally have it set up the way I envisioned it.
Once a person visits PaulMichaels.com, they can click on any of the links along the bottom and see my other sites very easily. I have 30 different images from my travels over the years, rotating on the homepage.
Recently, I updated this post. Now I own SpiderMichaels.com also. This has now become my main homepage. A person can get a good idea about my content by visiting here first. From this site, they can go to all of my other sites and accounts.
All total, I have 9 sites that I manage. Here they are listed below:
SpiderMichaels.com – Intro site.
PaulMichaels.com – Hub site.
OfficialPaulMichaels.com – Blog.
PaulMichaelsPhotography.com – Photo Galleries.
Spider’s Channel – YouTube.
FilmFreeway.com/SpiderMichaels – Profile page for my writing projects.
I use WordPress for my Blog, where I post stories about the places I go, events I cover and my poetry. I’ve got about 125 followers on this site. I wish it was more, but hopefully it will grow over time.
I derive a lot of enjoyment from my Blog. I enjoy sharing stories of my adventures and posting my poetry. I don’t get as many “Likes” as others, but I’m sure some people are enjoying my work just the same.
I use a site called Smugmug for hosting my photographs. I’ve got over 35,000 pictures in my galleries on this site. Soon, I’ll have over 1 million photo views in about a year’s time. I’ve got over 100 different galleries to choose from and it grows often.
Spider’s Channel is my YouTube account. I post a wide variety of videos on this channel. You can take a tour of the Eiffel Tower all the way to the top or you can see what the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally looks like. I’ve got lots to choose from. You should try a look when you get the time.
I recently sign up to FilmFreeway.com/SpiderMichaels so that I could easily enter my films and screenplays into competitions. I had to create a profile to publicize my resume’, writing credits and projects. It took me a couple of hours to get it to where I could live with it. I’ll probably trade out some photos when I get some new pics.
I’ve been having a Fan Page on Facebook for a while also. I’ve got over 1,000 people following me there. That number grows every time I advertise the page. The facebook page is Facebook.com/SpiderMichaels
I purchase the annual summary every year of my page from My Social Book. This book has quality pages showing my Facebook posts from the year. It will be over 400 pages in length and I’ll have a good record of my posting on Facebook for the year.
I use my Twitter and Instagram accounts the least, but one of my New Year’s resolutions is to get more involved with it. I’ve been posting regularly to both accounts.
It was quite a lot of work and some money to develop all 9 of my sites, but I’m happy with the results. It may take a while to make a profit from them, but it is a great hobby to maintain them. If you have the time, I hope you enjoy looking through them.