Becoming_an_Internet_Entrepreneur_-_Tips_and_Tricks___ by davefiler

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Becoming an Internet Entrepreneur - Tips and Tricks!!!


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Are you new to the internet? Do you need to get a domain name? Are you unsure of the tools that you will
need to become a web master? Do you want to create your very own web site? Do you want to promote your
site? Who is going to host your web site? Are you on a tight budget? Well, you have come to the right place!



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Hello, and congratulations on becoming an Internet Entrepreneur with your very own Web Business!!! To
get you fast-tracked, we have included a vast selection of tips and tricks to make your online business a
success that it deserves to be.


1) First of all, choose a domain name that is somehow related to the business you are in. For example, if
you are looking for a domain name for your pillow business, you might want to try using a name like
www.SquarePillows.com or www.PillowSleep.com. It is important to use a “real” domain name. Your
visitors will not take your business seriously if you use a free domain name like
www.tripod.com/squarepillows , or www.angelfire.com/pillowsleep . A lot of the good domain names are
already spoken for, but if you are patient enough, you will search and find one that is still available. If you
think that you will need more than one domain name, get that one now too, as thousands of names are taken
up each day. Do a search under “Google” using “cheap domain names” as your search words. You will find
some very reasonably priced domain registrars. The cheapest one that I have found so far is at
www.GoDaddy.com. They are a full service operation offering web hosting and cheap, cheap, cheap domain
registration.


2) You will need a hosting service for your domain name. The hosting service allows your domain name and
all of its content to be viewed on the internet. This is easy to handle. You have basically two choices here.
You can pay for the hosting service or get it for free. If money is not really a problem for you, then you may
want to choose the paid version. Just do a search using “Google” with “web hosting” as your search words,
and take your pick from the thousands of sites. You will find that the price charged varies wildly depending
the services required. Now if you want to explore the free version…. There are a lot of free hosting
companies on the internet. The problem with these free hosting companies is that they all require some sort
of pop-up banner, static header or footer banner, or both, to be placed on each and every web page. These
banners can contain all kinds of advertising, and some, or all of it, may not be welcome to the viewers on
your web site. The free hosting option is certainly not the best one to explore. To save you time, I would
recommend www.GoDaddy.com again for the most economical hosting of your web site.


3) Once you have your domain name and hosting service taken care of, you will probably need a way of
uploading your web content to your site. Sometimes your web hosting service provider includes a site
manager that allows this function. If not, then you might want to look into downloading some FTP software
such as WS_FTP for example at www.ipswitch.com. While you are downloading software, you may also
want to add WINZIP – located at www.WinZip.com to your download list. WINZIP allows you to “unzip”
your “PillowSleep” file for example. A file is initially “zipped” to compress it for ease of downloading. To
use this download zip file, you will have to “unzip” it first.


4) Your “PillowSleep” site probably needs a little more customizing. Look at other pillow sites on the
internet for comparison and see what could be improved visually on your site. Does it need any flashy
graphics? There are many free graphics available on the internet - just do a search with google. Once you
are happy with the way your web site looks, it’s now time to focus on that fun part – html coding. Unless
you are very comfortable using “html” coding, don’t touch the “html” coding on the “PillowSleep” pages at
all. If you are comfortable using “hml”, then you could add things like Title, Meta Keywords, Meta
Descriptions, etc., which would allow the search engines to find your web site much easier. The use of
“keyword phrases” is much more useful than just using “keywords”, because it makes your web site more
search specific. Go ahead and add a “Pillow” links page too. Another tip is always keep a hard copy of your
web pages somewhere, either on a floppy, cd, or dvd. There are few things worse than customizing a web
site and if something bad happens to your computer or hard drive, losing the web content forever.


5) At this point, you probably already have uploaded your web site and have it online. Now you need to
“drive” visitors to your site. One popular way of bringing traffic to your site is to use a free link exchange or
free link trading service. For the free link exchange service, you just sign up and put a little bit of code on
your “Pillow” web site (this allows other Pillow web site banners to be viewed on your site and vice versa).
The free link trading service is very simple also. You simply add another pillow’s link to your links page
and vice versa. This trading of links increases your sites popularity greatly with the search engines. One of
the most important things you can do to gain traffic is to get listed with the major search engines. Go to each
search engine, or use a free service like www.AddMe.com and add your web site there. There is also what is
called “pay-per-click” search engines where you actually pay for traffic sent to your web site. Other search
engines require payment in order to get listed with them at all. “Yahoo” is one of these “pay” search
engines.


6) Please be advised that is illegal to “Spam” on the internet or via e-mail. Spamming is sending unwanted
e-mails or putting internet advertising material, or internet material in general where it should not be. That
being said, another method of marketing and promoting your site is to add your site to casino and gambling
message boards and free for all links pages. Please check to see if it is ok to post your info there first, and in
which category, and anywhere else before posting there. If you “Spam”, you risk losing your internet service
provider, and possibly your web host with all of your web content. It’s just not worth the trouble.


7) Another way of promoting your site is to add your web site address to your business cards, and/or make
up flyers and posters. Don’t forget to get permission before you post anything anywhere. If you have other
web sites, add a banner and/or link to your “Pillow” site there. Make a t-shirt with your “Pillow” graphic and
web address on it (on both sides of the t-shirt) for yourself to wear. If you want, add your “Pillow” graphic
logo and web address to different products like baseball caps and coffee mugs, and give them away as
promotional items. Buy an ad on a bus stop, or a small classified ad in the local paper, or radio ad, etc. How
about getting two of those “12 inch x 12 inch” sticky, bendable, removable, flat, “magnet ads” made up at
your local printing store to put on the sides of your vehicle’s doors. When you drive around the city, every
body will see your web site ad and when you get to your destination, simply take the sign off until you leave
again. How about putting one of your “Pillow” flyers or small posters on the inside of your vehicle’s rear
side glass areas. Just make sure it doesn’t obscure your vision. The idea is to use your creativity here.


8) I hope these pointers are of good use to you. Good luck with your online web business!!!



Sandy Johnson


http://www.TemplatesCD.com




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