Tips for Starting an Online Business
Copyright @ 2006 Peter Arkwright The aim of this article is to provide people who are interested in venturing into the online businesses world with my some useful information. In the past I learned the hard way by rushing into online ventures. There is far more to running an online business than simply having a good business idea, purchasing a name, getting a hosting company and having a website designed. I bet everyone wishes it was that simply. Below is a step by step guide. (For the aim of this exercise I will take it your business idea and plan are completed).
1. Think long and hard about your domain name, I prefer to use something relevant to the product these are more search engine friendly. For example if your site was about selling businesses I would look to name the site www.business-for-sale.com
2. The next step will be to find a host for your domain; most people use the same company they purchase the domain from.
3. By using free keyword tools find the best 2 or 3 keywords that people are likely to type in a search box when looking for a product you are offering, do not rush this stage, research it extensively.
4. Then to the difficult part, getting the right designer for the job, I have worked with good and bad, I would recommend Dan at http://www.clarity-media.co.uk the good thing about Dan is, his company will help and advise you every step of the way. There is more to an online business than simply a good idea and a good looking website,