Get Your Business Online in 3 Easy Steps

Setting Up Your Business Website in Minutes
By Jason Holland

You’ve got your idea for a business…

And it has a big enough market and high enough profit potential to make for a great Carefree Business.

Looks like you’re ready to pull the trigger and move on to the next step…

Which means it’s time to put up your website.

(If you still need some help with an idea, check out my step-by-step instructions for choosing a profitable business that I wrote earlier this year: "Get Ready.")

Think of your website as an online storefront. It’s the first interaction potential customers will often have with you and will be the main tool you’ll use to attract customers and sell your products.

It’s got a big job to do! And in future issues, we’ll tackle how to make sure it does the job right.

But first, you simply have to get it online. Because only then will your business be real.

Fortunately, setting up a small business website is actually quite simple. You don’t need to have any technical expertise or have any experience putting up a website.

These days, there are many resources, software, and programs that make it possible to put a website online in just a few minutes with a few clicks. If you can surf the web and use email, you can do this.

Today, I’m going to walk you through an easy-to-follow three-step process to getting your first website live.


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Step 1: Get your website address (aka domain name)

Think of your domain name as your calling card. It needs to be direct and clear so that people surfing the web have an idea of what your website is about before even reading any copy. And it should be easy to remember so that they can quickly come back to it in the future and share it with their friends and colleagues.

For example, if your business is centered around yoga for pregnant women, it might be something like yogamoms.com or even pregnantwomenyoga.com. The key here is not to have a domain name that’s mysterious or "clever." It should be descriptive of what the website is all about.

Here’s another reason you’ll want a domain name that’s descriptive: it will also help the search engines understand your website too. And being "search engine friendly" is key to your website’s success. That way, when people search Google or Yahoo for information in your niche, your website will appear in the results … which means free traffic for you!

Here are a couple of other tips when brainstorming your domain name …

  • You must be able to get the ".com" version.
  • Try to keep it to three words or less.
  • Don’t use hyphens.

Once you’re done brainstorming, go back and list your possible names in order, with your favorite being first.

Now you’re actually going to buy your web address. There are many services you can use, but I recommend GoDaddy, as they have great customer service and technical support.

Go to GoDaddy.com. Once there, start entering your website addresses. Your first choice may already be taken. But hopefully, something on your list will be available. If not, GoDaddy will often give you ideas for other names that are available, and hopefully one of them will spark a new idea.

Buying a domain for one year will cost as low as $2. But the average is around $10. And once you’re done buying your domain name, you’ll be able to move on to the next step…

Step 2: Hosting

If you think of the URL for your website as the address, hosting is like the house, where all of the website’s content will live.

You can get hosting from many sources. But if you’ve bought your domain name from GoDaddy, it may be easiest to get your hosting from them as well.

Once you’ve purchased your domain, just click on the hosting tab on godaddy.com. Hosting accounts start at just $3 a month. GoDaddy’s online system will help you "link up" your domain with your hosting account.

And it will also help you with the next step…

Step 3: Publishing Your Website

You have a domain and hosting. Now you need software that will allow you to easily publish articles, sales letters, photos, and other content to your website.

WordPress is a very easy to use platform and the one I recommend to you. No programming knowledge is needed. Posting content with WordPress is much like filling in a form on a website or sending an email.

You can download WordPress through GoDaddy as well. An option to download this software will pop up once you’ve secured your domain and hosting account.

WordPress is free. And there are thousands of free templates that you can download to customize the look and feel of your site, including the header (the image that runs across the top), the colors, the fonts, and more.

In three steps, your first Carefree Business website is live. In an upcoming issue, we’ll start filling it with useful content that will attract prospects and prime them to buy your products.

If you run into any stumbling blocks along the way, call GoDaddy customer support. They can help you with any step of the process.

But if you have any questions about picking a website address, shoot me an email at askjason@awaionline.com. I’m happy to assist you in choosing the best domain name for your Carefree Business.


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It’s a comprehensive blueprint to setting up and running your own Carefree Business – you’ll make full-time money, and then some, for just part-time work. And the best part? Nick walks you through the entire process step by step, so nothing is left in doubt.

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> Internet Marketing,Training — Wes @ 6:59 pm

June 11, 2012

arpReach–Now Live in the 21st Century!

It’s been YEARS in the making! But the wait has been worth it! arpReach is LIVE! and the reviews are FANTASTIC! Check it out for yourself here: Learn About arpReach! Here are just a FEW of the reasons that the TOP Internet marketers and business owners using arpReach? * Total Control over your email marketing (Nobody is requiring you to double opt-in, re-confirm your list, etc.) * Your emails are sent through your OWN IP address… (This means nobody else can mess up the reputation and cause your emails to go to spam folders or get lost in cyberspace). * Control your costs! (You pay one time for the license and have NO MONTHLY fees) You can see all the benefits here: –> arpReach Benefits! Oh… and not to mention, there are a TON of features in arpReach that simply can’t compare with other products on the market. PERIOD! Things like… * Unlimited subscriber segmentation (you can literally segment your list by people who like purple monkeys if you want to!) * Automatic updates to social media every time you send out an email broadcast! * Split testing broadcasts and auto responders so you can find out which subject lines out perform, which calls to action are most effective, and more! * Set up different levels of access for different team members… * And SO MUCH MORE! The truth is… you just have to check it out. There’s a quick video tour AND a fully functional demo so you can check out the features for yourself! –> Go Here Now! Best of Success, Wes Waddell P.S. If you’ve never heard of arpReach… It’s the ALL-NEW autoresponse plus!

May 16, 2012

Home Business Tip of the Day: Your Second Most Important Communication

Hey Wes,
So have you got your personal narrative nailed down?
Get busy on it if you haven’t.
Because today, in this market, positioning yourself is one of the single most important things you can do to build a business.

    It creates easier sales
    It creates more loyal customers
    It creates more repeat and referral business.

    Trust me. Don’t skip that part of planning your business.
    But once you get that done, then what?
    Well that’s what I want to talk to you about in the next couple issues here. About what the rest of your communication should be about.
    This is something else you shouldn’t take lightly, because if your communication to prospects and client’s isn’t doing this specific thing, then you’ll be struggling down the path to failure.

    Time to explain what I’m talking about. Let’s dive in To higher profits and beyond,

    Rich

    Your Second Most Important Communication

    By Rich Schefren

    OK. We’ve spent the last few issues talking about communicating with your market. Specifically how you shape your personal narrative.
    Once you get that down, you’re going to be way ahead of the game. But you’re far from done.

    Today I want to start talking a little more in depth about another area of communication that is vital to your business. One that can accelerate your success, or leave you stuck in the mud spinning your wheels.
    The area I’m talking about is…

    FREE CONTENT

    More specifically, free content that actually makes sales.
    You see, if the content you produce and give away isn’t clearly moving you closer to the sale, it’s actually moving you further away.
    So let me tell you a little bit of the back story. You see, I was out West a little over a year ago consulting for a well-known guru I’m sure you’ve heard of. He’s not in internet marketing but he’s been around for quite a long time. And his company is about a little over ten million dollars.
    They flew me out to get my input because sales had been flat.
    More specifically, the launches that they had done were mediocre at best. Sales from their blog were basically non-existent. Sales from the content emails they sent out barely moved the needle at all. And even their webinars and teleseminars really didn’t have the impact that they were hoping for.
    Now whenever I hear something like this I’m always thinking there is a problem in the way the content is being structured. More specifically, is the content that’s being delivered actually furthering the sale? Is it advancing customer’s desire to purchase the product that the company, guru, etc. is hoping to sell?
    You see, the big mistake this client was making, one I see so many people make these days, is thinking, "if we provide really good content, people will automatically want to buy our stuff."

    Guess what.

    That simply isn’t the case –

    And it hasn’t been the case for quite a long time.

    Valuable content for content’s sake, on its own and without a strategic plan behind it will not get more people to buy from you. Today we live in an age where great content is all around us. So the simple fact you are offering someone great content doesn’t have the impact that it once. It doesn’t motivate buyers with regard to actually stimulating a sale like it did when great content was much more scarce. .
    So that’s what we’re going to talk about. Content. Specifically the type of content that actually increases desire. The type of content that actually stimulates a sale.

    Are you suffering from weak content?

    Well, the easiest way to get a grasp on whether or not this really applies to you is how effective is whatever free content you’re putting out there is actually generating sales?
    For example, I’m well-known for the reports that I’ve put out, the free reports that I’ve put out to the public. In each of those reports I’ve made millions of dollars based on the sales that they cause. So that’s what I’m talking about.
    If you’re putting out content that doesn’t stimulate sales, then you really got to scratch your head and ask yourself why you’re putting out that content in the first place and could that content be better? Could it actually create the sales that you desire?

    It can.

    When you create great content that actually does advance the sale; that does create desire, what happens is that you build a momentum in your business where that content that is out there for free for the prospects and your marketplace to eat up and to consume, continuously increases your sales. Continuously brings new prospects and new customers into the fold. That’s when you have content that is really effective.
    So let’s talk about really why people have this problem. There are two different concepts that have floated around the market that I believe really cause more harm than they do good.

    The first and most problematic is called…

    "Moving the Free Line."

    This is the standard response entrepreneurs offer when they see the content they’re currently offering isn’t getting the results they hope for.
    If you’re a BGS or Founders Club member, you’ve probably heard me talk about Earl Nightingales comment about why you don’t want to do what the rest of the market is doing. This is a perfect case in point.

    Anyway, the concept here is that we’re going to give more away than has been given away before. Somehow magically because we’re doing that, people are automatically going to buy from us. That simply is not the case.

    Think about this for just a second. if your content isn’t creating sales in the first place, how is giving more of it away going to help? Still that’s the mindset that most entrepreneurs work from.

    If your content doesn’t create greater demand your content is not effective. So the idea of moving the free line, while it’s a clever statement, doesn’t really capture in its essence what is necessary to create demand and make sales.
    Now there are a number of other content mistakes that entrepreneurs make as well. But i’m going to cover them in the next issue, so create any content in your marketing, stay tuned!

    Questions or Comments on this issue?
    Click here to send them to Rich!

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    Until Next time…

    Wes

    www.SpidersMarketingWeb.com

    > Internet Marketing,Training — Wes @ 4:15 pm

    January 30, 2012

    Home Business Tip of the Day: An Internet Business So Simple You Don’t Need A Computer!

    Subject: An Internet Business So Simple You Don't Need A Computer!
    
    Hi fellow Entrepreneur, 
    
    Have you ever thought it would be cool to make money 
    online while you sleep but you can't because you have 
    zero tech skills?
    
    Well, now you can!
    
    You will need to borrow a computer or use a friend's 
    to get set up, but once you have it set up, you can 
    just tell people about it or pass out flyers.
    
    You can start this business for only $25 per month and
    it has a very unique feature. . .
    
    It pays 100% commissions!
    
    That means find one other person who would like their 
    own business and you get paid $25 per month.  Your
    business is now free.
    
    It gets better though. . .
    
    If you upgrade to the next level, you pay $125 per 
    month but find someone else and you make $125 per 
    month.
    
    What if you had 10 more like those?
    
    You'd be making $1,250 each month. How about 20?  That
    would be $2,500 per month.
    
    How many people could you find in a year?
    
    What I am going to tell you about here is a completely
    new concept launched only 3 weeks ago.
    
    When I watched the first video, it seemed like hype to 
    me and I also wondered how they could ever afford to 
    pay out 100% and exist themselves.
    
    But, after watching all their videos, now I understand
    and will explain all the details to you if you like.
    
    What really convinced me to join is that a friend of 
    mine, Rob Fore, joined 2 weeks ago and has already 
    made $17,000.
    
    Now, he had a list to promote to so I don't expect 
    to duplicate that and neither should you.
    
    So what is this and how does it work?
    
    It's a done-for-you viral marketing platform that 
    includes done-for-you marketing and up-selling funnels.
    
    You can join for as little as little as $25 per month.
    You get your own marketing funnel and web sites and you
    could promote this without ever going online just by 
    telling people about it and giving them your URL.
    
    Watch the video here to get the details:
    
    CLICK HERE
    The company, the Empower Network, has only been open 
    for three weeks and they have already paid out $858,000 
    in commissions and had 7,000 people join.  
    
    People are now joining at the rate of 400 per day.
    
    Opt in at my landing page here (you will have one just 
    like it), watch the video and let me know what you think.
    
    CLICK HERE
    To Your Success,
    
    Wes
    
    PS  The conversion ratios in their marketing funnel 
    are insane!  25% of people who watch the first video 
    join.  50% of those accept the $100/month upsell, 
    and 30% of those take the second one time $500 upsell.
    
    PPS  As of a few days ago, they now set up internationally
    so anyone can participate anywhere in the world.
    
    PPPS  Because I never recommend anything I wouldn't buy 
    myself, just know I bought in at the highest level.
    CLICK HERE Now!
    > Internet Marketing,Training — Wes @ 9:57 am

    December 21, 2011

    "Read This Now If You Are Interested In Internet Marketing"

    Subject: “Read This Now If You Are Interested In Internet Marketing”

    Hi fellow Entrepreneur,

    I just found the coolest new way to create a
    marketing funnel I’ve ever seen.

    What I’m going to share with you below is a great
    way to make some extra money, but it goes beyond
    just that.

    This system can build you a mailing list/customer
    list at a profit – and if you know anything about
    marketing online, you know the “money is in the
    list”.

    It also is using a marketing funnel model that can
    be applied to most any business to make it viral.

    So what is it?

    It’s a done-for-you viral marketing platform that
    has only been out for 3 weeks.  It includes done-
    for-you marketing and up-selling funnels.

    Please understand, this is NOT an MLM, it is a one
    level affiliate program that pays 100% commission
    which you can join for as little as $25 per month.

    Find one other person who likes it and you make
    $25 per month.

    When I watched their first video, it seemed like
    hype to me and I also wondered how they could
    afford to pay out 100% and exist themselves.

    But, after watching all their videos, now I
    understand.  I’ll explain it to you if you are
    interested.  Rob Fore – my sponsor’s sponsor in
    SOC has made $17K with this in a couple weeks.

    The company, the Empower Network, has only been
    open for three weeks and they have already paid
    out $858,000 in commissions and had 7,000 people
    join.

    People are now joining at the rate of 400 per day.

    Opt in at my landing page here and watch the video
    and let me know what you think.

    CLICK HERE NOW!

    Wes

    PS  The conversion ratios in their marketing funnel
    are insane!  25% of people who watch the first video
    join.  50% of those accept the $100/month upsell,
    and 30% of those take the second one time $500 upsell.

    PPS  They now set up internationally – anyone can
    participate anywhere in the world where affiliate
    programs are allowed.

    December 17, 2011

    Home Business Tip of the Day: The Secret of Facebook’s Success

    Tip of The Day:
    The Secret of Facebook’s  Success

    (Sometimes It’s Just Work!)

    I just think people have a lot of fiction. But, you know, I mean, the real story of Facebook is just that we’ve worked so hard for all this time. I mean, the real story is actually probably pretty boring, right? I mean, we just sat at our computers for six years and coded.” — Mark Zuckerberg

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    > Marketing Review,Training — Wes @ 2:37 pm

    November 30, 2011

    Home Business Tip of the Day: Need Leads? Read This!

    sent to SOC downline one at a time 11/20/11

    Subject: Need Leads?  Read This!

     

    Hi fellow Entrepreneur,

    Have you ever heard the term "funded proposal"?

    Funded proposals are the way Internet marketers
    build their businesses the right way. 

    How they work is that you create a very desirable
    front-end product to sell online and then those
    customers join your list to sell your primary
    program (or product) to.

    You make money doing this so in effect, you build
    a prospect list that knows, likes and trusts you
    for free.

    You may have heard of Mike Dillard’s "Lead System
    Pro" or Ann Sieg’s "7 Lies" programs.

    The problem with these is that to make this work
    you need Internet marketing skills and bunches of
    money up front to start. 

    I know because I tried both of those and found
    them too complicated – and I already do Internet
    marketing!

    What I’m going to share with you now is a new, only
    a few weeks old, system that solves these problems.

    This system can build you a mailing list/customer
    list at a profit – and if you know anything about
    marketing online, you know the "money is in the
    list".

    So what is it?

    It’s a done-for-you viral marketing platform that
    has only been out for a few weeks.  (You are getting in on the Ground Floor, so to speak) It includes done-for-you marketing and up-selling funnels already built in.

    Please, you need to understand, this is NOT an MLM at all. It is a one
    level affiliate program that pays 100% commission
    which you can join for as little as $25 per month.

    Wait! Here’s how you get your fee back and so much more.

    Find just one other person who likes and needs it too and you
    make your $25 per month back.

    Really! It’s a one for one exchange.

    When I watched their first lead video, it seemed like
    hype at first to me and I also wondered how they could
    afford to pay out 100% and still exist themselves.

    But, after watching all their videos, I quickly
    understood how valuable this new concept (new for the small businesses out there anyway) really it.

    Let me show you just a few examples of success, if you are
    interested. 

    Joe McVoy, my sponsor has made more than $1K in a week, while Rob Fore – his sponsor’s sponsor in
    SOC has made $17K with this in just the first two weeks.

    The company, the Empower Network, has only been
    open for three weeks at this writing and they have already paid
    out over 7 figures in commissions and had 7,000 people
    join. 

    People are now joining at the rate of 400 per day.

    Opt in at my landing page here and watch the video
    and let me know what you think.  

    Go Here Now

    The conversion ratios in their marketing funnel
    are insane!  25% of people who watch the first video
    join.  50% of those accept the $100/month upsell,
    and 30% of those are taking the second one time $500 upsell.

    And Even Better Yet… As of a few days ago, they now set up internationally! This means that anyone around the globe can now participate. that’s anywhere in the world!  Can you imagine the power of a worldwide marketing campaign used for your bisiness?

    Look, I never recommend anything I don’t buy myself. 
    I’m in and I’m telling you that this is where your ship is in port, please don’t miss it.

    Remember, you almost never regret the actions you take, only the ones you don’t.

    Here’s to your success,

    Wes Waddell

    www.SpidersMarketingWeb.info (blog)

    Empower Network Introduction

    November 25, 2011

    Goodbye GDI… Hello EMPOWER and 100% Commissions!

    After more than 2 years with GDI, I happily said goodbye today.

    WHY?

    Because I found a better system that pays me 100% commissions and I get them paid… TODAY! RIGHT NOW! ALMOST INSTANTLY!

    Now more waiting till my commissions get to a certain level or more than a month. No more 10 to 20% either.

    If you have ever wanted to be in the right place at just the right time: Your Ship has Just Come In.

    But, don’t just take my word for it. Check it out direct from the horses mouth at:

    The Empower Network

    You’ll only be sorry if you don’t learn the Secret!

    Wes

     

    The Empower Network is not what you think and is what you dream.

    November 22, 2011