There are 4 things you need when starting a web business
- A computer
- An internet connection
- An experienced internet marketer to show you exactly what to do
You don’t need hundreds of eBooks, tons of expensive software. You don’t need any experience either. As long as you can use a keyboard and mouse you can start a web business today. You don’t need lot’s of cash to start, you can literally have a website up and running for under $50.
Once you have your site up and running all you have to do is drive traffic (people) to it, and there are plenty of free ways to drive traffic. You can write articles and blogs, use Twitter and Facebook, free advertising, social networking sites, discussion forums and more. You leave a link to your website on these sites, and interested people will visit your site.
Many people are put off starting a web business because, on the outside it seems pretty complicated, but once you look into it, it really is a piece of cake. There are just 4 steps to getting your website live and running.
- Register a Domain Name
- Set up a Hosting Account
- Create a Landing Page
- Upload your Web Files to your Host
OK that might seem complicated if you are a complete novice or “newbie”, but once you are familiar with the jargon you will walk it, believe me.
Registering a domain name
First decide on a name for your website, then type in “domain names” into your browser. There are a lot of sites for domain registration so shop around the first page until you find the cheapest. I use namecheap. Ideally you want a domain name ending in “.com” A domain name will cost you on average $10 for 12 months. Then it is exclusively yours, and no one else can use that name.
Setting up web hosting
When you have your domain name, you need a home on the web for it to live in. This is called a web host. Type “web hosting” in your browser and check them out. There are literally thousands of web hosting companies, but just check out those on the first page and look for one that is cheap that offers unlimited free web hosting. What this means is that once you have paid to host your first domain, you can add-on unlimited domains without having to pay for hosting them. Domain hosting will cost you on average $37 for 36 months.
Creating a web landing page
The first thing people will see when they go to your website is your landing, or home page. It is possible to create your own landing page using a free HTML editor, but a great deal of thought needs to go into (a) the lay out and (b) the content of the page. It is very important to have a landing page that is attractive, neatly laid out, easy to navigate and has valuable content. Many web pages I have seen are awful, very cluttered and badly laid out. You can download free web templates from various sites.
Uploading your web files to your host
When you are absolutely happy with your landing page you will need to upload it to your web host. For this you need the services of an FTP client.There are many FTP Clients available on the internet which deal with this process. FTP is short for File Transfer Protocol. An FTP client enables you to upload and download files between your computer and your internet host. The most popular FTP client is Filezilla and it is free to download.
Once you have uploaded your web files, (web pages, videos,images etc) to your web host your website will be up and running live on the web!!
Now, I understand that I’ve only given you a rough idea of what to do to start your web business, and that is why I am going to put you in touch with an expert internet marketer who is totally devoted to helping people like you and me to become successful online. He is unique in the fact that he explains every little detail in layman’s terms with step-by-step video tutorials. He covers every aspect of how to start from scratch, and in no time you will have grasped just how easy and exciting this business is. He has helped me, and thousands like me to become successful internet marketers.
This guy really knows the business inside out and his aim is to help you be successful not rip you off. He will get you up and running starting your web business. Visit Chris at his site now and listen to what he has to say, it will be the best thing you will ever have done!