Starting an Online Business, fm A-Z #2
from Web Blogger Z.com 11/12 enhanced by Peter/CXO Wiz4.biz 12/13
1. Get a Domain Name
Once you have finally decided what kind of Online business you are going to start, your next requirement is to get a Domain Name & Host to take your business online. For those who don’t know about Domains, it’s not about Dominance or Power, a Domain Name is the Website address. Just like my Wiz4.biz is a Domain Name, you will have your own unique Website address. You must decide what Domain Name you are going to have for your online business depending upon its availability. A Domain Name generally starts from $8 per year and this price may vary from Registrar to Registrar.
2. Domain Registrars.
You can use any of the Domain Registrars to register your Domain Name. GoDaddy.com is the World’s No.1 Domain Registrar @ 30%. There are others too, that are also competitive in the market and sometimes you may get a good deal from them.
3. Web Host.
In addition to Domain Name, you require a Web Host to host your Website. A Web Host is the organization that provides the Server space for your Website to reside. Most of the times while ordering a Domain Name, you will be prompted that whether you want to add Web Hosting with your Domain or not. The cost of Web Hosting also varies from company to company but you can easily get a basic Shared Server for $40 per year. Some companies also provide seasonal offer of “free unlimited” Web Hosting. Summarizing the above, you can start with your online presence in $50 or less.
4. Design & Build
This is not as difficult as you might think. Either you can design a Website yourself or hire a Web Designer/ Master to design a Website for you. If you don’t know how to design a Website and don’t even have the budget to hire a Designer; you can download some free “pre-built” Website templates and use them on your Website. These days many Web-Hosting companies also provide free Site-Building tools, but this you must check first, before making an order with them.
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