Building A Web Site For Your Home Based Business
How to money – This is a question I get asked all the time. ‘How To’ do this, that or the other when people want to know ways to make money from the internet.
My reply is always the same. Of course it is possible to make money online, and run your own home based online business from home. But to be able to do this, you have to have a website.
Most people starting up a home based business will try and build their own, that’s fine if you know what you’re doing. However it can reflect very badly if you don’t. Home based business websites, need to be professional looking but not overly flashy!
Some work from home opportunities include a website when you sign up but if you are starting a new business…consider either one of two options below.
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1) Pay someone to build your website for you. Look around you, websites can be purchased at very low cost these days.
2) Use a Free template or paid for template. A great many website designers work from home too. They are more than happy to work for low fees to get their own home business of the ground.
Make Sure Your Website Is Consistent
Your customers will want to see a consistent website layout. They don’t need to know that you are working from home. But a professional, well laid out easy to navigate website is a must. Always remember that most users will make an impression of your site in seconds. Therefore the difference between a good looking site and a bad looking site is a potential lost sale or commission.
If you run an e-commerce business from home, don’t try and build the shopping cart yourself. Use a third party product like PayPal. They are particularly good for selling a few products and well respected. Payment processors like PayPal will also take care of your Data Protection requirements. This leaves you to get on with promoting your internet business.
Third Party Software
With a small investment, you can purchase a complete shopping cart. If you’e on a tight budget, you could use an open source e-commerce product. Either way if your home based business sells a lot of products, why try and re-invent the wheel!
Paid Host Or Free Host?
Don’t make me laugh! A years internet hosting with your own domain name costs less that taking someone out for dinner. If you don’t make this one investment, then why bother to start a business at home? Owning a domain adds professionalism to your business.
How many www.mysite.myinternetserviceprovidername.com websites have you seen that are successful online businesses?
How Much Does It Cost?
Hosting your new website and fitting it out with e-commerce might cost you less than a $100 per year. This depends how many products you sell and how much of the work you are prepared to do yourself. But be realistic know your limitations and know when to ask for help!
Reference point – How To Make Money Online
If you join this company as a FREE Starter Member you could create free website with a free website builder, free website hosting, free domain name, free website maintenance and a whole lot more. If your funds are limited and you have a low budget then this is certainly worth thinking about, is it not?
To your success and good luck working from home.