7 Steps to an Online Home Based Business

Written by Trent Brownrigg

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7 Steps to an Online Home Based Business

Are you thinking about starting an online home based business from scratch but don’t really know how to get going? Well, then this article is for you! I have outlined seven steps to get your online home based business up and running in a matter of days, or even hours.

Here you go…

1) Defining Your Reasoning - The first thing you need to do is answer this question for yourself... why do you want to start an online home based business? Write down allrepparttar 144252 reasons for why you want to start an online business. Here are a few ofrepparttar 144253 more common reasons: financial freedom, luxury vacations, more time with family, new car, new house, money for college, etc…

Once you have written down as many things as you can think of for why you want to start your own online home based business then pickrepparttar 144254 best one that applies most to you. This is what you will use as your "reason" from now on. Now write this one reason on a separate piece of paper and post it everywhere you can, so you will see it many times per day. This will keep you driven and focused on your dreams.

2) Domain Name – Since you are starting an online home based business it is obviously very important that you create an online presence for yourself and your business. So a website is an absolute must have. The first thing you need to do before you start building your website is to register a domain name. One ofrepparttar 144255 best places for doing this is http://www.godaddy.com

So what should your domain name be? Well, I can't entirely answer that for you but I can tell you that you want to make sure that your domain name reflects what your business is. Too many people use their names, some "cute" name, or some other irrelevant domain… do not do that unless it actually is reflective of your home based business!

3) Choosing a Web Host - If you don't have a way to host your domain/website, you won't be able to proceed with your online home based business. Yes, this is a very important step!

Here are a few things to look for when choosing a web host:


It is important to your business success to make sure visitors can see your site quickly. Part of this has to do with how fast your web-hosts servers are. Although there are a few other factors, server speeds are pretty darn important.

Customer Support

Web hosts should offer a variety of customer support options. These are typically toll free phone numbers, email support, frequently asked questions pages, live support, and help forums. Obviouslyrepparttar 144256 more support your host offers,repparttar 144257 better it is for you if you ever need it.


Checking outrepparttar 144258 reliability of a service is also very important to your website and ultimately your online business success. Hosts usually have several backup systems in case something goes wrong withrepparttar 144259 main servers. They also can promise less "down time" by backup power systems. I wouldn't use a web host unless it has at least a 97% uptime guarantee.

My recommended web host that offers all ofrepparttar 144260 above and more is ThirdSphereHosting and you can find them at: http://www.home-business-team.com/thirdsphereplus

4) Building Your Site – This will most likely be an ongoing task for as long as you have your home based business. However, just to get something up and going at first here are some pointers…

* Keep your text relevant to what you are offering. * Do not stuff keywords in to your text. * Do not put banners on your home page. * Always have a catchy headline. * Keeprepparttar 144261 site clean looking and easy to read. * Dark text on light background is always best. * Let your visitors know what you can do for them. * Make navigation very simple for visitors.

The Facts You Should Know About Internet Marketing.

Written by Raamakant S.

The Facts You Should Know About Internet Marketing.

By: Raamakant S.

I wakeup this morning and see my lovely wife. She was sleeping and looking like angel. I thought probably I am repparttar luckiest guy inrepparttar 144080 world. I have a gorgeous wife, a cute doll (my daughter). I have money and time to enjoy life, and I dont need to worry about my future. Suddenly I remember those days when I started Internet marketing.

I can't forget those worst days when I used to work 16 hours a day. I come from my JOB (Just Over Broke) and started working on my computer till 4.00 o'clock in morning. I had dark circle under my eyes. I had no time for friends, family and even for my love. I did every thing I read and almost exhausted my Credit Card but I couldn't make money.

It happens with almost every newbie's. Sorepparttar 144081 question here “what isrepparttar 144082 secret of Success in Internet marketing”? The answer is your own OPT-IN LIST and Targeted visitors on your website.

OPT-IN LIST: Youve probably heard about “The List” many times. This is repparttar 144083 only fact that there is nothing more valuable in your online business than your email list. EVERYTHING you do online should grow your list, even if it's one person at a time.

Think about it... if you've got a list, you can send valuable content, and then create lots of product offers as time goes on. But if you DON'T have a list... it doesn't matter how many offers you create, because NOBODY will see them.

A Proven Fact: A very crucial element of online marketing is a proven fact that people are likely to do business with those they trust. The best online ways of building trust with a prospect is through e-mail marketing. Give your prospect something valuable and gain there trust.

5 Ways to Boost Your Website Traffic for free.

01. JV Partnership: Youve probably heard about Joint Ventures before. They are one of my biggest sources of traffic. Initially its hard to find JV Partners especially big names because nobody knows you so start with smaller marketers. Don't forget to keep a list of everybody you have had a successful JV with. They know you and they like to work with you inrepparttar 144084 future.

02. Write Articles and submit to article directories: Writing articles and submit to article directories is another great method to attract tons of visitors. It takes little time and builds your credibility all overrepparttar 144085 web. It improves your sites search engine ranking because of link back to your site.

03. Forums: Forums arerepparttar 144086 best place to drive targeted Visitors to Your Website. You can also increase your marketing knowledge, make joint ventures and get quick help by joining some marketing forums. If you're serious about building your online business, it's must. Be sure to check outrepparttar 144087 rules of forum before any posting.

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