How to plan a website to market your home based business part1

Written by Kathy Joyce

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3 What is your content going to be, and how are you going to present it?

Good content is vital. Make each page theme focused and write as if you were talking to a friend. Think what it is that you are trying to achieve and work towards a most wanted response atrepparttar end ofrepparttar 117173 page.

What do you want your visitor to do?

4 Get yourself a domain name. It looks much more professional to have your own domain name rather than userepparttar 117174 free space that comes with your service provider.

It doesn't cost much to buy a domain name and it will give you an enormous advantage. Next you will need to find a web hosting company. I can recommend They charge $19.95 a month (or just under 12 a month) with a 60 day money back guarantee. I use them for several of my websites and always find them to be helpful and quick to respond to any queries I may have.

When you have made these important decisions thenrepparttar 117175 next step is to planrepparttar 117176 site.

Planning your site

Plan your website on paper first. First plan your pages. Start withrepparttar 117177 index or home page and draw a diagram showing howrepparttar 117178 pages will link fromrepparttar 117179 index page. Produce a simple flow chart to show how users can navigate throughrepparttar 117180 site. On another piece of paper draw out where you wantrepparttar 117181 page elements to go. This includesrepparttar 117182 navigation bar, header, logo, main text area, and any other navigation such as a sub menu.

Good planning will make it a lot easier when you come to constructrepparttar 117183 site onrepparttar 117184 computer.

Do some research and take a look at other sites who have a similar theme to yours. Study their design and note ifrepparttar 117185 navigation works well or not. Does it take long to downoad? You can often learn a lot from other webdesigners.

When you are happy with your design then it's time to open uprepparttar 117186 software you are going to use.

In part 2 I will discuss designingrepparttar 117187 page elements of your website.

Kathy has her own mlm online business which you can visit at She has written several other articles on online marketing which you can find at

Build Winning Alliances

Written by Debra S. Valle

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Business strategist Debra Valle (PCC) challenges audience members to abandon their "one-customer-at-a-time" mentalities in favor of creating strategic alliances that increase visibility, sales and profits.

Debra Valle (PCC) is a nationally-known speaker, author and president of Marketing U Inc., a virtual university and coaching company that helps emerging businesses create and transform ideas into sustainable business opportunities. Debra's background includes 18 years with Fortune 500 companies Chrysler, Mazda, Nestle, and Michigan Opera where she was responsible for brand positioning, strategic planning, advertising, and direct marketing.

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