As a follow on from my Post – about Creating a Business Plan – https://www.ctptalk.com/ctp/@russellstockley/creating-a-business
This post is about selecting a domain name and hosting account for your online business. Without this you will not actually be able to see the framework of your business grow.
These are just Basics, If you want more in depth information you can message me on Telegram russell stockley and I will be more than happy to share more
If you are creating a good plan for an online business one of the primary actions would be think about your domain name, does the domain name reflect the product that you are going to sell, If your site is a website Traffic exchange does your domain name reflect this.
My first Traffic Exchange was and still is called Exchange Traffic, (I am guilty of the out there domain names as well, Cup of Traffic is one of them, which has turned out to be a successful traffic exchange) (hooda thought)
My first PTC site was called Clicksforpay.
I also have a business that is about making money- the site has a number of recommendations of programs to use to make money. The domain name is makelotsofmoneynow. This site by the way is my number one list generating website.
By now you should be getting the idea.
If your website is about selling sneakers then call, it sneakersforyou or yoursneakers or something that really reflects what your business is about.
A little bit of research can give you a lot of feedback as to what key words people look for with the product business you are developing. Using the knowledge of the keywords can go a long way to selecting the right domain name.
Of course you can use meta tags in your website to increase your search viability and this is something for another post.
Sometimes it takes a while to find the right domain name to use. Many people register domain names every day so sometimes it takes a lot of searching.I have a number of domains registered that haven’t yet manifested into solid business, but they are registered when the idea strikes.
Once you have decided on the domain name that reflects your business idea then you need to register it, Registration is an easy process and there are numerous places that it can be registered with. This doesn’t take a great deal of thought, except, the next big step is to find a host for your website.
This is where you need to do more research. And that research needs to be triggered by the expectations you have for your site. And your expectations you have for your site comes from the planning that you have undertaken right at the beginning.
Some hosts will also offer a 12 month free domain name registration as part of the package so look around and you may just be able to minimise your initial cost. You can always transfer your domain name to a different registrant at any time.
Now you have your domain and your hosting you can start to put time into your design and structure. There is nothing wrong with working with an external designer to create the look and feel that you want, but always remember that it is your site and your look and as you have laid out in the planning stage. You are in control of this.
Now you are ready to start designing your website and the fun begins
Its a Big Wide Web out there