How the Rich Build a Profitable WebsiteWritten by Aaron Kater
How Rich Build a Profitable Website
This article is geared mainly to those investors who either have a product to market and no website, or they have neither a product nor a website.
First, to those investors without either a product or a website. If you have no or very little money to invest in a new website, let me tell you about a great site that will let you build a brilliant website absolutely free. Yes, thatís right. Freeservers.com will let you build a sizable website that will remain in existence forever, for free. All you have to do is invest a little time and effort in http://www.freeservers.com with site wizard, and youíll have a great website in very little time.
If, on other hand, you do have a little money, then you can simply sign up for a paid domain name in an upgraded account at freeservers.com. After that, just market your website. See my previous article, How Rich get Rich Online, for details. After you get done marketing, you can sign up with affiliate websites and earn commissions. All of this is covered in afore mentioned article, How Rich Get Rich Online.
Importance Of Having Your Own Domain NameWritten by Sumantra Roy
A question that I frequently hear is "Do I really need to have my own domain name?" The one word answer is "YES.". If you put up your site with some of free web hosting services, only company who benefits is web hosting company. The last person who benefits is you. There are a number of reasons why having your own domain name is a must:
1) When you have your own domain name, address of your web site will be of form http://www.yoursite.com. On other hand, if you put up your site on one of free servers, address of your web site will be something like http://www.somefreewebsite.com/yoursite/. Which of these two sounds more professional? Which of these two is smaller and is hence easier to remember? I leave you to make judgement.
2) The only way to make money online is to build up credibility among your customers. Having your own domain name is first step in doing that. Your customers will feel more comfortable buying whatever it is that you are selling if you have your own domain name. It makes your customers feel that they are dealing with a large, established company, rather than with some fly by night operator.
3) When you have your domain name, you can have multiple email aliases of form email@example.com. This allows you to assign different email aliases to different functions, all of them pointing to your actual email address. Hence, for example, for questions related to products and services that you sell, you can have an email address like firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions related to newsletter that you publish, you can have an email address like email@example.com. For comments/suggestions about your web site, you can direct your customers to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Having different email addresses for different functions not only makes it easier for you to filter your email using your email client program (Eudora Pro, Pegasus Mail, Outlook Express etc.), but also gives your customers impression that yours is a large, established company with whom it is safe to do business.