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Dec 27

So You Want to Start an Online Business.

Creating an online presence for your business requires special care to be effective.  Planning carefully and following a course of several steps will lead you to create your own website in very little time.  Several of those steps will include:

  • Establish the purpose of your website. Will it be designed to sell a product or service or something else? Defining the purpose will aid you in selection of a name, which will help you in selection of a domain name.
  • Choose and register a domain name.  Having the right name will make it easy for those to find you, remember you, and also to give you a consistent presence throughout your online campaign.  You’ll need to be able to use the same name for social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
  • Find a web hosting company.  Since you will be creating a business online, using one of the free services will take away from your credibility.  Web hosts are not all that expensive and it will be worth your investment.
  • Build your website.  There are many programs out there to help you with this, and some web host companies provide you with one of them.  If you want to insure your professional image online and you are not a designer, seek out the services of a professional.
  • Email and auto-responders.  In order to insure the maximum contact with your customers, find a web host that offers unlimited amounts of each of these.
  • Secured transaction.  Be sure to use a secure method of conducting your business. Once you click the button to purchase something your financial information needs to remain a secret to guard against identity theft. When you set up your site, you need to be sure to use a method that will protect your customers information as well. There are many ways to do this and you can do a Google search to find the one that is right for you.

Following these important steps will start you on the way to making money with your online business.  If you have any questions, feel free to post them in the comment section.

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