Today, webmasters are a dying breed. Instead of the fabled webmasters of the 1990’s, we have a new kind of webmaster. The new and improved form of the webmaster has entrepreneurial skills, and can help turn a profit from practically nothing. But how do these entrepreneur webmasters function in today’s economy and society?
How Webmasters Make Use of Free Resources
To get a project off the ground, there are certain things that webmasters need. Scripts, for instance, are used to help provide extra functionality to visitors. There are content management scripts, simple database viewing scripts, statistics counters, and much more.
But the fun doesn’t stop there for webmasters. Once they get the backbone of their website functioning, they need to make it appealing to their users. This means the webmaster must find a good template to make use of to format data with. Good templates usually cost a great deal of money, but finding the right resource will enable these templates to be had for free.
Now that the backbone and front end are complete, the webmaster will need content. More specifically, the webmaster needs articles to pass along to their visitors to read. Once again, webmasters can this content at inflated rates if they don’t know where to look. If they do, however, they can get hundreds of dollars worth of content without paying a dime.
Even though it looks like webmasters are done at this point, the most exciting point is coming up: marketing. But to market and get large amounts of traffic to a website, the webmaster needs to know about the ever evolving marketing methods. To do this, the webmaster needs to read the latest eBooks and information related to new age marketing. Once again, this content can be found for free- but where exactly?
Where Webmasters (And Entrepreneurs) Get Their Free Resources
It is important to differentiate between legal and illegal methods of getting free webmaster resources. If the content the webmaster obtains is from what is called a warez site, the webmaster can face legal trouble and be in a world of hurt for their actions. Because of this, it is highly recommended that webmasters get their free resources from legal and legit places.
As for the resources, specifically, they can be found by scouring the web for specific objects and materials. A webmaster could indeed search the web for each individual thing they need- scripts, templates, e-books, and other countless things. But wouldn’t it be easier to download a large pack of everything the webmaster needs?
Certain places on the Internet offer large packs of webmaster resources all for free. It’s a great time saver to go through these packs and pick out what is needed, and simply delete the rest. This also brings new meaning to the webmaster name, as we could at this point call ourselves entrepreneurs. We are essentially taking a free method of work and making profit a reality- and thus, we are now webmaster entrepreneurs!
Final Thoughts On Webmaster Resources
It can’t be stressed enough that a webmaster should never knowingly steal paid content or services, as they will likely face real legal troubles. Instead, take advantage of the free resources that others have graciously offered webmasters and entrepreneurs. After all, if you can make money with the free resources handed to you, it’s that much more satisfying in the end to know that you made something out of nothing!