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Then you need to find a domain name www.value-name.com works just fine and is cheap. Look for a domain name that contains your key words and is fairly easy to remember, shorter better for simplicity. (ie: avoid picking www.This-is-My-Business-Site-and-You-Should-Look-at-It12345.com)
Next Step...... Adding Content / Products
If your page is going to be informational there are many great article services out there. Here are a few.....
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If you are going to sell actual products you'll probably want to look into working with a dropshipper (unless you have a big garage to store all products you will be selling) There are many out there. Here is one I've heard great things about.....
And then...... Exchanging Links
The best way to move up in search engines (to gain traffic) is to have many related pages linking to yours. Link exchange websites like Link Partners are a great way to find sites to exchange relevant links with. Much of this can be automated to save you time and effort....... all you have to do is approve links you want and decline ones you don't.
You can also do a search in a few of major search engines for your selected keywords....... sites that pop up at top of search are ones you would ideally like to exchange links with to boost your rankings.
Last one........ Get an Auto Responder
This is a service that will send automatic e-mail messages for you at pre-programmed times that you select. Set one up to send out occasional information about your site to your members, use it to keep in touch with your customers, get feedback about your site to help you improve..... etc. You won't actually NEED this feature until you are getting heavy traffic to your site, but it's a handy time saving tool for busy webmasters.
That's basically it! Rinse and Repeat.
Of course there's always more things that you might like to try to improve your business but those are basics. Try new things and track results. See what works for your site and go from there. The secret to online business is to jump in and get wet...... do SOMETHING and work on improving things from there...... one step at a time.
About the Author
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