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So You Want to be a Webmaster
By: Terri Wells
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    2006-02-22

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  • So You Want to be a Webmaster
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    If you think the job of a webmaster involves just throwing together a website and waiting for the money to roll in, think again. If you would like to learn what it takes to handle business or hosting websites, keep reading.

    Being a webmaster and being a professional writer have a lot in common, at least when it comes to the difference between perception and reality. Most people think of writing as something that is easy to do. Imagine: no long hours, just sit in front of the computer and get typing when the muse of inspiration strikes you. Somehow, they never think about the time spent revising, perfecting your craft, researching the market, and doing all the other things a professional writer needs to do to run a business. Those of us who write professionally know that the job isnít nearly as easy as it looks, even when you do it as someone elseís employee rather than being self-employed.

    As with being a professional writer, many people seem to think that being a webmaster is easy. All you have to do is set up your website and wait for the orders Ė and money Ė to start rolling in. If youíre a web host, itís just a matter of minor handholding while you get your customersí sites set up, then collecting those monthly fees. Somehow, they never think about customer service, or purchasing equipment, or handling various disasters (which can range from temporary downtime to real natural disasters such as hurricanes), or all of the other things a web host and a webmaster needs to know to keep the business running.

    If youíre already a web host, you may have started out as a webmaster. If youíre thinking about becoming a web host, you should develop your skills as a webmaster. If you donít want to do that, you will probably need to hire a webmaster Ė after all, a good web host needs a good website. Itís often your first contact with customers, and theyíll rate your quality as a web host from the quality of your website. Whether you want to hire a webmaster or become one yourself, you need to know what skills are necessary for doing a good job. In this article, Iíll give a general outline, along with a few tips to start you on acquiring these skills.

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