How To get Your Own Website For Less then $100

Written by Albin Dittli

A few ofrepparttar Internet gurus say that you can make money onrepparttar 117255 Internet without a web site. They say just use autoresponders and safelist advertising. And there may be a few doing this successfully.

However,repparttar 117256 vast majority of people making a living onrepparttar 117257 Internet have their own web site. It is much harder to build a long-term business without having a web site hosted on your own domain

A website should be considered a home base so to speak. It is your online store location andrepparttar 117258 base of operations for everything else that you do online.

Let's think aboutrepparttar 117259 different online advertising methods. Some ofrepparttar 117260 main ones are search engines, banner advertising, ezine advertising, newsgroup/mailing list participation, and classified advertising. I know that doesn't cover everything, but It isrepparttar 117261 major source of advertising online. Think about each of those advertising methods.

Search engines arerepparttar 117262 #1 traffic generator onrepparttar 117263 web right now and they absolutely require that you have a website. Many online experts estimate 95% of your traffic could come from search engines. You are leaving out 95% of your business by not being able to take advantage of search engines...

You may think that just getting a free server such as FreeYellow or Angelfire might take care of this problem, but it doesn't. Both ofrepparttar 117264 above mentioned web hosts are being blocked out of some ofrepparttar 117265 search engines such as Infoseek. You can still place them on most ofrepparttar 117266 search engines, but registering web pages from them is becoming extremely difficult.

With banner advertising you have to have a website, both for free banner exchanges and for paid banner advertising.

With ezine advertising, you can use an autoresponder, but your response rate goes up when you include both an autoresponder and a website inrepparttar 117267 classified ad. The same rules go for classified advertising. You should have both an email address and website in your ads for maximum effectiveness.

When participating in online discussion,repparttar 117268 best form of advertising isrepparttar 117269 signature file. This gives you space for a short 4 - 5 line ad for yourself. The best approach is to tell them your name, phone, email, and website address along with a basic idea of what you do. Your website address needs to be there so that they can go somewhere to find out more information immediately.

In all of these advertising forms, a website or domain is absolutely essential to your success. I personally favor a domain for many reasons...

Name Recognition - It is much easier for people to remember a name like than

Stability - Having your own domain gives an image of more stability to people when they see it. It appears that you will be around for a while.

Secure Ordering - In most cases you cannot get orders online through a website because there are no secure ordering options.

Growth - It will be much easier to grow when you own your own domain. If you have just a website and you run out of space or you start having trouble with your host, you are stuck. If you leave, all ofrepparttar 117270 traffic you built will be going to Freesite, not your new domain. If you own your own domain, if you move everything comes with you to your new host.

Selling Multiple Products - This hooks up withrepparttar 117271 above, but it needs to be mentioned again. A domain is perfect for adding more products to and selling more items. You spend money and/or time to get traffic to your site. You need to make sure you are taking advantage of it as much as possible by offering multiple products and/or services.

All of these benefits are extremely important to making your online marketing a success. I honestly think everyone should purchase a domain up front in their online marketing and then start driving traffic to it immediately, instead of wasting their time and money by losing their traffic that they worked so hard for when they upgrade later.

Avoiding The Home Business Yo Yo

Written by Kirk Bannerman

The psychological aspects of starting a home business are multi-faceted. Among these arerepparttar immediate perceived pleasures of being your own boss, setting your own working hours, and avoiding a stressful commute (be itrepparttar 117254 freeways in Los Angeles, ridingrepparttar 117255 “L” in Chicago, orrepparttar 117256 subway in New York, or any ofrepparttar 117257 other major metropolitan areas ofrepparttar 117258 world like Paris, Rome, Athens, Madrid, etc).

However, there are also significant things onrepparttar 117259 other side ofrepparttar 117260 ledger…starting and building a home business is not just an automatic trip to Valhalla. The need for self discipline is important…since you don’t have a boss and a place to report for work, it is now up to you to schedule your time and perform productive tasks on your own.

Set actual work hours. Decide what hours you are going to work each day and stick to it as much as possible. This is one ofrepparttar 117261 beautiful things about a home business…you get to make this choice based upon your own personal situation (getting kids off to school…playing golf inrepparttar 117262 morning, etc…whatever happens to “float your boat”)

Make "to do" lists for each day. Then as you get them done, check them offrepparttar 117263 list. You can transfer anything you don't get done on a particular day torepparttar 117264 next days list and make some notation so that you can see that it is a carryover fromrepparttar 117265 previous day...hopefully, this will help you against just pushing everything forward...pretty soonrepparttar 117266 broom will get too heavy to push. This will help you to stay organized and on task.

Inrepparttar 117267 early going, one ofrepparttar 117268 most difficult things about developing a new home based business is dealing withrepparttar 117269 “ups and downs” (I call itrepparttar 117270 Yo-Yo). Once you have donerepparttar 117271 research and decided on a proven work at home business opportunity, you really need to focus on PERSISTENCE and realize that any real business will not just automatically become successful in days or weeks…you should be prepared to give it your best for at least 6 to 12 months to begin to see real solid income.

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