If you are one of the thousands of individuals considering going into internet marketing, one of the most obvious tools that you will need is a website. If you are thinking of taking on the task of building your website yourself then this article will help you learn something about the planning, the web hosting & domain name and publishing & uploading of your website.
By reading and doing the methods in this article you will be well on your way to easily building your first internet marketing website.
The first and most important thing that you should do even before you attempt to build a website or blog of any kind is to P-L-A-N. Planning your website out is crucial if you want your website to help you generate a income online and the overall success of your online business, it is also one thing that is overlooked by many new to internet marketing and website construction. It will do you well to decide early on what type of theme you or message that you want your web site to portray to it’s viewers.
You can take some of the intimidation of building your first website by asking an answering a few questions for yourself like:
A) How much money will I need to complete my website?
B) Do I have the necessary skills?
C) What are the legal applications to building a website?
D) What would serve my needs best a website or blog?
These can be questions if not answered will definitely cause you worry if not problems down the road.
I want to take this time to impress on you the importance of doing your research and getting all of the facts an answers before you start to build your site. Even though this project dose not have to be difficult, by rushing into it blindly you can really complicate matters.
The next internet tools that you will be needing for your website “web hosting”,(a place for your website to live on the internet) and a “domain name” (a name, word or phrase to identify and call your website on the internet). Although these are very important steps in getting your website up and running, by doing a little research you can do this with ease.
One other important thing to consider is that a internet marketing oriented website, using a free web hosting solution is really not a good idea because you do not want to give your website visitors the impression that you are not making enough money to use a paid web hosting service which is really inexpensive when you consider the cost of advertising a income producing business. The costs of hosting your new domain name is also reasonably inexpensive, varying from $9 to $30 per month, depending on the company where you buy hosting and the features you would need for your website.
At the least based on your product or service promotions and degree of functionality want to have with your visitors, you will want to at minimum make sure your web host enables you to have CGI (Common Gateway Interface) and/or PHP capabilities. Even though it is not necessary to learn how to produce websites or parts of your website using these methods, the first time you acquire web hosting from a third-party provider, you will usually require this kind of feature.
What about your domain name? A domain name makes up the address of your site and can end in.com,.net,.org,.info,.us,.biz,.tv and more. To get your own domain name is easy and very inexpensive. The big name companies may charge ridiculous prices such as $30-$35 a year for one domain name, and you get the same service at other more reasonable sites for much less. It is really not that very important where you register your domain name. All domain registries basically give the same services.
Moving your website files from your computer hard drive to the internet is called FTP (File Transfer Protocol).Your web host provider will give you an FTP address, login name and password You will input this information into the FTP software in the proper areas, link to your server and upload your files transferring your website files from your PC to your web host domain.. Soon after your upload or transfer is finished you can find your internet marketing web site by entering your new URL into your computer’s web browser.
Now that you have read this article you should have some insight into how to start your first internet marketing website. Remember to plan first, find the proper web hosting & domain name for your particular website and business, then publish and upload your new website to the internet for all the world to see.
Tony Sanford has been associated with internet marketing and starting home online businesses for the past 8 years. He is also considered by some to be an expert in this field.
Tony is the owner and creator of his own successful internet marketing help sites. He has devoted years of his internet marketing life to offering internet marketing help and advice to all those who are interested in starting or enhancing their own successful home online business through his internet marketing articles and help websites. Tony is one internet marketer who really seems to get the greatest reward and success by helping others reach their home online business goals.