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There are many more rules of website design but those are some of basic ones that you need to worry about for now. This step is something you will always be keeping up on. Make sure you continue to learn, tweak, test, and build your site.
5) Uploading files to your site – So you have built a few pages for your new site, now what do you do? Well, you have to upload them to your web host. Typically this will be done using "FTP". Now you are probably thinking, "What heck is that?" Well, don’t worry about all technical stuff. In simple terms it is a way to get files, or pages, that you just built onto your website and "live" to world.
You can just ask your web host for your FTP information or do some searching around frequently asked questions in your control panel and you should be able to find this out fairly easily. Once you do it is simply a matter of putting in information into an FTP client and watching it upload to your web site.
6) Putting your business on autopilot – This is big step in creating a successful online home based business because it keeps you from being completely consumed by it and actually allows you to enjoy your new found freedom.
One of recipes to creating a successful online home based business is to automate as many things as possible. This will save yourself time to do things you do best and actually enjoy your business.
One of best ways to do this is with an autoresponder. An autoresponder pretty much defines itself. It will automatically send out your emails at intervals that you set.
A great way to utilize autoresponders is to write up an e-course and/or a weekly newsletter, and then copy/paste those messages into your autoresponder, set days you want your prospects to receive them, and voila… it's on autopilot. You will want to have a form on your website for your visitors to subscribe to it. They will put in their name and email address and you will have a prospect to email to over and over again.
I have used many different autoresponders since I started my home based business and I can tell you without a doubt that my favorite is Aweber. I use them to this day and highly recommend them. You can find them at: http://www.aweber.com/?202740
7) Automating sales process – The last thing you need to do to get your online home based business up and going is to setup your ordering process, so visitors to your website can buy whatever product you are selling.
The very first, and most common way people sell digital products, like ebooks and software, from their sites, is to use a 3rd party merchant called clickbank.
You can find them at http://www.ClickBank.com
Setting up an account with them is pretty darn easy to do and is quite a bit cheaper than getting a merchant account for your self. Just follow their instructions. They are well known and respected so you should feel safe with them.
Alrighty, that’s all there is to it. Seven steps to getting your new online home based business set up and going strong. I will admit that for complete beginner it may not be as easy as it sounds but it is not rocket science either. You could honestly have all this done in just a day or two. Do some reading, learning, a little bit of guessing, and jump right in. Your online home based business will take be up and running before you know it.
If you have any questions I will be happy to help. You can find a link to contact me at bottom of my website (see resource box below).
Trent Brownrigg is a successful internet marketer and home business mentor. Visit his Home Based Business Opportunity website at http://www.home-business-team.com and he will personally help you succeed with your own home business. Please subscribe to his “Biz Tips” Newsletter by sending a blank email to: firstname.lastname@example.org