It doesn’t matter what kind of business, brand, or blog you want to start first step is location location location. If you’re starting your own business online same sh*t applies. So before you start whatever business or service you want to provide, location location location.
Get your own Domain Name & Website
It doesn’t matter where or who you get your domain name and hosting from that choice is up to you. GoDaddy, 1&1, BlueHost, HostGator, HostMonster, Global Domains, or etc.
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Most people know what a domain name is but talking about hosting that’s new.
Let me break it down,
If you owned a strip mall – the building and all the business in it, that would be your website. Whatever you call it, that would be considered your domain name.
The company you purchased the mall from Godaddy, 1&1, and etc. owns the land and you pay fee to keep the lights on. That would be considered your hosting.
Unless you plan on running your own Facebook or YouTube or something on a level where you expect millions of people to be on your site at same time, any time of the day – unless you need that level of service you can launch your site for less than $25 bucks up front depending on the hosting plan you choose average price is about $10 to $15 bucks a month to keep the lights on. That’s less than .50 cent a day.
Using domain forwarding to build your personal brand
Truth is individually owned businesses like Artists, Producers, Lawn Care Service, Beautician, Barber, Carpet Cleaning, and etc. All those types of business can launch and promoted digitally with just a domain name and a Facebook page, SoundCloud, Instagram, YouTube, or whatever.
It’s easier than you think to forward your domain name to you Facebook page, SoundCloud, Instagram or whatever social network you promote yourself on the most.
Building your website
Building you own website is easier than you might think and believe it or not it doesn’t cost hundreds or thousands in software to make it happen. It cost time.
It’s a free website add-on and is the #1 Content Management System on the planet. It’s currently being used by over 25% of websites online. Major brands, Networks, and Celebrities like:
TechCrunch, The New Yorker, BBC America, The Official Star Wars Blog, Variety, Sony Music, MTV News, Official Beyonce site, and more..
Don’t pay for Installation
Depending on where you decide to buy your domain name from, installing WordPress can be done in few minutes, in a few clicks or less, and for FREE.
If you don’t know how to use WordPress, YouTube has thousands of free tutorials to learn from.
WordPress offers thousands of free WordPress themes and plugins to help you design and maximize your site. Understand you can literally launch whatever kind of site you want online using WordPress.