After much Net surfing and looking at all offers you've decided to take plunge! You've investigated a good name for your idea. You've decided it's time to start searching for a home for your Internet vision. By golly, it's time to start your own enterprise! You're tired of all reading and research! You're ready to go mano-a-mano!
But, there are a million and one providers available! How do you choose? What should a first time entrepreneur get? Thankfully, there is a way to come upon a good choice! Read on and I'll explain what you should examine when making your selection.
The main thing to consider is what kind and how many services are you going to need. What do you think are most basic things you want your website to do? Those are practical considerations since you don't want to leave out some essential service; all same, you don't want to buy more than what you really have to. The general trend appears to be in favor of providers that offer many integrated services (built-in); it makes perfect sense getting all services you'll need from one location. As an added bonus, it does make administration easier since you don't have separate accounts to deal with. You'll also save money because packages are less expensive than buying extra services piecemeal.
You do have to be careful when choosing packages because you could pay a high price for things your startup can't use or won't need! The trick is to get all that you need and provide a little room for future expansion. When it comes to this buying decision, pricing - though always important - should be your last consideration. Services, room for growth and price are basic elements of your purchase decision. Let's take a look at each one:
You don't want to skimp on this one! Think about all that you'll need and get it. Mainly, you'll need a way to bill your customers, track their interests and stay in touch with them.
You have to make sure your provider offers all services you're going to need to process Credit Cards and email. In particular, services related to initial customer contact and follow up with sequential emails. Another item to consider is ability to track your visitors and learn what their interests are!