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Many people are starting their Internet business with a very small budget. Many are doing it with $100 or less. I recently started a new website, getting it up and running for less then $100. Want to know how I did it?
I will use my new site to drive traffic to my three other websites, offer some affiliate and network marketing programs, and some new products that I will be adding.
Here's how I got site up and running. First I went to http://www.godaddy.com. I had some ideas for what I wanted my new domain name to be. Godaddy has a tool where you enter in your desired domain name and it tells you if name is available. If it is not available it will recommend some similar names that might interest you.
I kept working tool until I found that The-Home-Business-Center.com was available. My wife and I both liked it and feel that it matches what we plan to do with site. It cost us just $8.95 to buy domain name for a year.
When you pick your domain name, try to get one ending in .com instead of one ending in .biz, .net, or one of other endings.
Since our other three sites were already hosted by Host4Profits, it was not hard to decide what hosting service to use. They will host additional domain names for just $5 each per month. A pretty good deal. You can check them out at http://www.host4profit.com/cgi-bin/home.cgi?33851.
Next I went to a site hosted by Stone Evans. He will make a free site for you, usually within 24 hours of your sending him your details. He calls them Plug-In Profit Sites.
The site will come with five different streams of income built into it. The five income streams are from free affiliate and network marketing programs, which you need to join before you send him your information. I was already a member of four of programs.
Host4Profit, our hosting company, is one of five affiliate programs that Stone will put on site for you. This one is a must join, as Stone requires that site he makes for you be hosted by Host4Profit.
I sent him my information and also requested GoDaddy to transfer domain at same time. Stone waited to start work on my site until transfer was completed. I had my new site day after I notified him that transfer was done.
And I like site. It looks great and works with no problems. He actually made two versions for me, one with pop ups and one without pop ups. Some traffic exchanges don't allow pop ups.
To see my new site go to http://www.the-home-business-center.com. If you want more information on what Stone will do for you click on Plug-In Profit Site banner near top of page.
Stone has also written a free ebook called 30 Days to Online Success. At very bottom of my site is a banner for Stones book. Click on link to download it.
Stone actually set up whole site and had it running when he sent me email saying it was up. I was able to view working site immediately. It worked beautifully.
One of things that I especially liked is that he let me have source code. I can easily access code and modify it. So far I have added banner to bottom for free 30 Days to Success ebook and added a link to a page where people can read articles that I have published.
Now, a person on a low budget will be able to get a website and start producing traffic to it for under $100.
All in all, very first thing you should do when marketing online is to setup your own domain. It's your home base. The Plug-in Profit site method discussed above is a low cost option for doing so. Everyone can take this opportunity to develop an effective online marketing campaign instead of throwing time and money down a marketing black hole because they lack a home base.
Albin Dittli has been marketing on the Internet for over two years. Please visit his web site at http://www.The-Home-Business-Center.com. You can subscribe to his free ezine, eBiz Marketing Tips, by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.