5 Starting Steps To Your Own Web Business By Jason Mann
Even if you are a savvy, experienced web business owner, a refresher of these starting points won't hurt.
Let's dive right in ...
1.) Register your own domain name and get your on a reliable web host.
Without your own www.yourdomain.com you're selling yourself and your potential customers short. There isn't *one single* reason you shouldn't have your own domain name and hosting.
You can get a perfectly reliable host for $9.95 per month and registering a domain name for one year cost as little as $8.95.
No excuse not to have them.
2.) A line of products or serives *you control*
Affiliate programs are great and they can put serious money in your pocket over time. But real golden goose is your own products or services.
When you have 100% control over product you have increased leverage on how to employ it into your business.
3.) You must have capability to accept credit cards.
If you're not taking major credit cards you're losing *loads* of business. I guarantee that. You should look into getting your own merchant account. I use a company called, Ecommerce Exchange. Their steller and have given me great service. Their rates are fair as well.
If you just can't go that route, you can also use a company like http://www.Ibill.com or http://www.WorldPay.com for International businesses.
4.) Sales copy that is PROVEN.
I was speaking with a friend of mine other day and when I asked, "What is number one thing you would say stops new business owners online from making serious money?" He replied, "Not having proven sales copy."
This coming from a man who in 1996 wrote a letter which resulted in selling 50,000 of his courses in under 9 months.