The 3 Things You Need To Get Your Home Business On The Internet
by Jon Allo
Creating a website when you are starting a work at home business can seem a little overwhelming, particularly if you are not very technically minded. There are many excellent Internet home business opportunities available for new or inexperienced entrepreneurs, and getting your business on the Internet is not as challenging as it may first appear.
3 Steps To Get Your Work At Home Business Online
1. Your Domain Name.
Your online home business website will need a domain name. This is the name of your website, and it is how your customers can find you on the Internet with an easy to use word, or sets of words. When you’re coming up with domain name ideas for your work at home business try to opt for a .com, as it is a universally accepted business domain extension.
There are many websites offering ‘free’ domain names, but it is always better to actually purchase one. The reason is many of these sites that give free domains are really just giving you a subdomain. For example: businesssite.yourwebsitename.com. Not only is that difficult for people to remember, but it’s easy to mistype and your website visitors could go the entirely the wrong place. Buying your own domain name immediately gives your online home business credibility.
2. Website Hosting.
When you have a domain name, you will need somewhere to rent space on the Internet so that your website can be seen online. The website hosting for your work at home business is similar to the rent you would pay for a shop or building if you were running a conventional bricks and mortar business.
In the same way that you want to avoid free domain names, you’ll want to avoid free hosting. When you use free hosting your website is bound by another company’s terms of service. Let’s say your online home business is about health and beauty and your website is hosted for free. Now let’s say this free host provider suddenly has an influx of spammers taking over the health and beauty category. Suddenly, your website is mistakenly labeled spam and you log on one day to find it’s disappeared – deleted without warning. Your existing customers don’t know where to find you online, you’ll lose out on potential customers and sales, and you will have to start all over again.
Website hosting is not a high-priced service and usually starts from around $4 per month. Some domain registrars also offer hosting but do check the rates first.
3. Website Software.
There are several free website software programs for building a website for your online home business. These software packs even include professional templates for you to use. The WordPress website system is the most widely used website building platform on the Internet, with over 22% of all active domains using it. When you build a website using WordPress you can create a fully functioning eCommerce business website or a simple online home business website just used for affiliate marketing.
With the WordPress website templates (called themes) you have the ability to upload a huge variety of different themes at the click a button. Some themes are free and some have a small fee, and there will be a theme that provides the look and features that you want for your work at home business.
Success in business is mostly about marketing, especially online. Great marketing can sell an average product but poor marketing cannot sell a great product. To learn more about marketing that will work for your business and how to find the right products to sell and the right customers to buy them, visit http://www.jonallo.com