What does your website say about your business?

Written by Doug Titchmarsh

what does your website say about your business?

Wherever you are doing business, online, or offline you need to present a professional image.

You can haverepparttar best product inrepparttar 136218 world,repparttar 136219 most targeted advertising campaign dragging people to wherever it is you sell your product, but when they get there if you don't look like someone who takes their business seriously why should your customer?

For an online business owner,repparttar 136220 cost needn't be a reason not to look as professional as anyone else.

So ask yourself if you need to address any ofrepparttar 136221 following to bring your website up to professional standards.

Firstly, what isrepparttar 136222 url to your business homepage? The url isrepparttar 136223 address you type in to get to your website. If it looks like http://www.somefreehost.com/123/yourname.com you are in need of a domain name immediately.

Domain names are a great first step to creating a professional looking website, and are simple and cheap to setup. I personally use http://www.godaddy.com for my website at http://www.cashinonline.info as a domain for 1 year there only costs $8.95 and is easy to administer to point at an existing site (forwarding) or to a hosting service.

So there's no excuse not to have a domain name for your business, unless it's already taken, but Godaddy will even offer alternative names containing your name so even that's taken care of. Go and find your domain name now, and then continue reading.

The next big question is where you host your site, at first free hosting can seem like a good idea, but your business could quickly outgrow their offerings. Most free hosts only offer very low bandwidth and may have high demands placed by hosting lots of sites. This means your site will load slowly, and your potential customers will move on before it loads.

The next problem isrepparttar 136224 amount of download (transfer)repparttar 136225 free host will allow you. If your site gets lots of hits (which would be great) they could pullrepparttar 136226 plug to conserve their own transfer limits. Then your website will not be seen.

My reccomendation for web hosting would have to be http://www.Host4Profit.com/cgi-bin/home.cgi?67213 host4profit has an excellent package for businesses, and offers plenty of space for your site and more bandwidth than most will ever need. Your site will always be available. But even better is that as a host4profit user you can refer others torepparttar 136227 service (with a clear conscience too) and receive commissions each month, and with just 3 people referred usingrepparttar 136228 service you are into a profit.

A slightly cheaper alternative which gives you both a domain and webhosting for $10 a month is available from www.Movie.ws/dougyt which would be more than good enough to host most startup sites, and also has a business built in.

3 Tips To Succeed With Affiliate Programs.

Written by shrinivas Vaidya

Dear friends, when it comes to promoting affiliate programs we all follow a certain defined process. We first go to google.com ,type affiliate programs inrepparttar search field. Whenrepparttar 136188 results get displayed we look for "high paying" affiliate programs. By "high paying" I mean those who pay 25% commissions.

Then we visit each and every website listed and joinrepparttar 136189 programs becuse they are free! to join. We put all sorts of banners and text ads on our links page and expect to see a check in our mail boxrepparttar 136190 next morning.

Well, I am here going to reveal a very different way of promoting affiliate programs. Let us reviserepparttar 136191 process one-by-one.

Step 1> Search for affiliate programs with your favorite search engine. Look for only those affiliate programs whcich have products which interests you. For example if you are interested in "radio controlled airplanes" then look for such products first. Don't start with promoting "herbal shampoos" or "yoga cd's" just because they pay 40% commissions.

Since you already know a little about rc planes it wiil be much easier for you to promote various aspects ofrepparttar 136192 product.

So when selectingrepparttar 136193 affiliate prgram keep in mindrepparttar 136194 following sequence

a)Product which you know about or are interested in. b)Qulaity ofrepparttar 136195 product. To knowrepparttar 136196 quality ofrepparttar 136197 product it is advisavle to buyrepparttar 136198 product yourself first. c)The organisation associated withrepparttar 136199 product. Look for repparttar 136200 promotional material they are giving to affiliates. This showsrepparttar 136201 confidence ofrepparttar 136202 manufacturer in their own product. d)Commission structure. Some webmasters provide 2 tier commission structure. Some have a threshhold amout before repparttar 136203 affiliates get paid. Here is a nice place to sart with. This is a list which contains 50 affiliate Programs That Pay AT LEAST 50% commissions.

Visit http://www.myfriendlyebooks.com/Aff/a1.htm)

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