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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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