Secret of making a great website

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Secret of making a great website


Imagine that one week you may be sitting on the beach in Maldives with your laptop, while the next week may have you sailing the seas of Mexico. With today's technological advancements, it's possible to work from nearly anywhere.

If you are dissatisfied with your current circumstances, admit that no one can fix them except for you. It doesn't do any good to blame the economy, your boss, your spouse or your family. Change can only occur when you make a conscious decision to make it happen.

With summer in full swing, it’s time to bust out your BBQ sauce, dust off the old grill and get your website cookin’. What’s the secret to serving up a fabulous website? It’s all about the best ingredients. Start with a great template (or start from scratch), measure out equal parts content, functionality and design, sprinkle with your brand’s own unique voice and we guarantee your website will be smokin’ hot.

The following award-winning recipe, straight from the Wix test kitchen, includes 15 steps to take your website from satisfying to scrumptious.

THE PREP WORK

Know Thyself.

Start with a clear understanding of what your website should offer, by answering the following questions: Who am I? What am I offering? What do I want people to do on my website?
These answers will build the foundation of your site in the form of these key pages – your homepage, about page and products or services page(s).   

Know Thy Audience.

Knowing who you’re speaking to will inform not only what you say, but how you say it. Ask yourself questions like: Who are my site visitors? What brought them to my website? What did they come here to find or learn? How did they arrive at my site?
The answers to these questions will help you decide how to arrange your content by influencing what should appear on your homepage, what your primary Call to Action should be, and what your voice sounds like (that is, the virtual voice of your brand).

THE MAIN INGREDIENTS

Content

Now that your prep work is complete, get your skillet sizzling with your first main ingredient: Content.

Maybe you’ve heard it 100 times, but the old(ish) adage still rings true. Content is king. Before you decide what you want your website to look like or how it should work, you need to know what you want to say.

How to cook up brilliant content:

Provide engaging, useful information that is fresh & original. Not only will it keep your site visitors interested, but will improve your SEO.

Use precise language, free of spelling and grammatical mistakes.
Send a consistent message through strong branding. Your logo, slogan, philosophy, along with visual design elements like colors and fonts, should be visibly unified throughout your website (and all aspects of your business!).

Write compelling calls to action. CTAs are the short, direct messages, usually in the form of clickable buttons, that implore the visitor to take action. Keep ‘em clear and evocative and give your users a reason to click.

Put contact information up front where it’s easy to locate.

Functionality

Give your users an easy way to eat up all that delicious content with a smooth functioning, user-friendly site. Your site should be easy to understand, intuitive to navigate, and free of excess noise and distractions. Before delving in too deep, do a sketch of your entire site. Decide what pages you need, in what order they should appear and how you want your visitor’s journey on your site to flow.

What ingredients go into a user-friendly site?

A menu that is easy to find, has clear and simple page titles and a visible hierarchy. Know what the most important information on your site is, and organize your menu using broader headings as the main parent page and branching down into specific sub-pages.

Internal links that help the user move seamlessly around your site. A good practice is to link your logo to your homepage so that if your user ever gets lost, they know where to click to return home. Anchor links are a great way to let the user jump to specific areas on a page, especially if your page is long and requires lots of scrolling.

A smart footer that contains links to all the pages on your site so at any time, a user can jump to exactly what they’re looking for. Also include your contact info, social links and any legal bits (Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, etc) that are important for your business. For a great example just look down and check out the footer at the bottom of this page.

External links that lead your visitor to relevant information outside of your site. Frequently check that those links work and the pages still exist.

Mobile compatibility so your site provides a great experience on smartphones and tablets. Keep in mind that mobile users are looking for key information fast, so adjust your layout by reducing purely aesthetic design elements and putting contact info and their CTAs along with super relevant information up front.

Wix templates come pre-seasoned so it’s all built right in there for you.

Design

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for. You’ve done amazing prep work on your content and established the foundation for a fluid functioning site. Now you get to ask, what does it look like?
What’s the recipe for a DAZZLING DESIGN?

Know current web design trends and what’s in style. The reigning trend is flat design which relies on a minimalistic approach using strong colors and geometric shapes.

Create a clean layout. Work within the concept of a grid and make sure all pages on your site are a variation of a single layout. Or create a killer 1-pager by using a long scrolling page layout broken up by strips that create sections and adding anchors for easy navigation. Your user experience will be streamlined and your website will look totally current.

Choose a high-contrast color palette for a bold, eye catching effect. Conversely, softer pastels (especially blush and lavender) are a current trend that look gorgeous. Just check-out Instagram’s new icon for a trendy example.

Select stylish but readable fonts. Never mix more than 2-3 fonts. A good rule of thumb is to choose 1 or 2 serif or sans serif types for headlines and running text, and 1 accent font that can be more fun or stylized for eye catching places.

Showcase professional images that are crisp, high resolution but sized optimally for speedy site loading time. Put your most captivating images on the homepage to wow new visitors right from the get-go. Along with images, well crafted videos will captivate your users and convey meaningful content like nothing else can.

...and then you own an attractive website for your own business! Sound simple?

Sign up for Affiliate Marketing Programs in your niche.

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Sign up for Affiliate Marketing Programs in your niche.

What is Affiliate Marketing Program?

Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliate's own marketing efforts. The industry has four core players: the merchant (also known as 'retailer' or 'brand'), the network (that contains offers for the affiliate to choose from and also takes care of the payments), the publisher (also known as 'the affiliate'), and the customer. The market has grown in complexity, resulting in the emergence of a secondary tier of players, including affiliate management agencies, super-affiliates and specialized third party vendors.

Where is Affiliate Marketing Program?

There are many online platforms or empires with Affiliate Marketing Program including selling technology stuffs, cosmetics, ebook, IT solution, etc. Among them, 3 top popular ones are Clickbank, Amazon, and CJ. Into this business model more, you can realize that there are many other businesses providing you tools like that.

How to start an Affiliate Marketing Program?

If you're new to affiliate marketing, the idea of earning commissions for promoting other people's products can be both exciting and confusing. How do you know how much you'll earn? How is the sale tracked and reported? When will you get paid for the sales you've driven?

Understanding Commissions first. I get ClickBank as an example. Here's a simple overview of how ClickBank commissions work:
1. You need to register an Affiliate account in Clickbank
2. You find a product to promote and create a customized HopLink.
3. You promote the product online.
4. A customer clicks on your HopLink, goes to the vendor's website, and ends up purchasing the product.
5. The customer purchases the product from ClickBank and you receive credit for promoting the sale.
6. Your commission is calculated based on the net sale price (see below) and credited to your account within two minutes of the sale.

How Commissions Are Calculated and Reported?

Every ClickBank product has a commission rate that is set by the vendor, ranging from 1% to 75%. When you drive a sale to that product, ClickBank processes the sale, applies its charges, then calculates the commission rate based on the remaining net sale amount. Here's an example of how much you'll earn on a one-time purchase product with a 55% commission rate:
- Retail Price: $29.95
- Subtract 7.5% + $1: -$3.25
- Net Sale Amount: $26.70
- 55% of Remainder: $14.69
Therefore, as the referring affiliate for this sale, you would earn $14.69.
Commissions for recurring billing products are slightly different. See Promoting Recurring Billing Productsfor details.
The maximum commission you can earn on a single sale is $150.

Getting Paid

Obviously, the goal of being an affiliate is to get paid for your efforts. To receive your first commission payment, there are two requirements:

1. You must reach your payment threshold, which you set in your Settings.
2. You must meet the Customer Distribution Requirement.

Once you've met these two requirements, you can start receiving payments. For more details about ClickBank's payment schedule see Paychecks.

4 Steps to Affiliate Success

There are many ways to be successful as an affiliate, but this article lays out the process that we have found to be the most reliable and sustainable while still being very inexpensive. Many affiliates try to skip steps 2 & 3 and go straight from picking a product to immediately promoting it. This makes it really difficult to succeed, and doesn't set up your business for success, so make sure to implement the steps in the order they're listed here.

Step 1: Choose Your Niche

I share strategies and tips for picking a niche for your new affiliate business in the previous article here - How to choose a niche. Please take a look at it again and be sure to spend plenty of time on this step! Don't rush it when getting started.

Before starting a business, you should assess your own ability to do so. Consider your own skill sets to determine what, exactly, you are good enough at to do professionally. What area are you most knowledgable, experienced, and skilled in? You need to be able to compete against existing businesses.

Next, analyze your interests. What would you do if money weren't important? You need to love whatever it is that you're doing, or your business will not be successful.

Then remember that consumers buy products and services to satisfy a physical or emotional need or solve their current problems. So your online business product or service must stimulate and then fulfill that need before a sale occurs.

Step 2: Build Your Platform

...Continue

How to create SEO content?

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How to create SEO content?


What is "SEO content?

To make it simpler and more understandable, I guess it’s helpful to break down the phrase into its component parts:

- “SEO” refers to search engine optimization, the process of optimizing a website so that people can easily find it via search engines like Google or Bing.
- “Content” means any information that is available on the web that the audiences want to find and read.
So, putting these two concepts together: SEO content is any content created with the goal of attracting search engine traffic. The difficult task is how to create a content which satisfy both search engine and the readers.

Why do you need to create a "SEO content"?

In the internet world, content is considered as KING. 

The search engines constantly strive to improve their performance by providing the best possible results. While "best" is subjective, the engines have a very good idea of the kinds of pages and sites that satisfy their searchers. Generally, these sites have several traits in common:
- Easy to use, navigate, and understand
- Provide direct, actionable information relevant to the query
- Professionally designed and accessible to modern browsers
- Deliver high quality, legitimate, credible content

Despite amazing technological advances, search engines can't yet understand text, view images, or watch video the same way a human can. In order to decipher and rank content they rely on meta information (not necessarily meta tags) about how people interact with sites and pages, and this gives them insight into the quality of the pages themselves.

How to create "SEO content"?

Writing SEO Content begins with choosing keywords & phrases. Your target audiences will reveal exactly what they're looking for by typing keywords and phrases into the major search engines. Tools like WordTracker or Google Keyword planner allow you to analyze the popular keyword phrases and their search volume. You can read it in the previous topic for your reference - How to choose a niche.

If you want to generate traffic through search, it’s best to do keyword research before you start writing. This way, you can focus on keywords for which a certain amount of search volume already exists – in other words, write toward topics that people are already searching for information about. And then you need to know where and how to use keywords in your content for maximum searchability.

Now, follow the following steps:

1. Define your target audiences:

Knowing whom you are writing for is one of the best and most important copywriting tips anyone can give you. Your content can never really rank or sell if it doesn’t appeal to a particular audience/consumer. Do your homework. It will pay off.

2. List out the key words or key phrases:

Think about the words that a user might search for to find a piece of your content. Users who know a lot about the topic might use different keywords in their search queries than someone who is new to the topic. For example, a fresh graduated job seeker can find the way "how to impress hiring managers in the first 30 seconds", but a managerial job seeker can find the way "how to evaluate for the Marketing Manager position". Anticipating these differences in search behavior and accounting for them while writing your content (using a good mix of keyword phrases) could produce positive results. Google AdWords provides a handy Keyword Tool that helps you discover new keyword variations and see the approximate search volume for each keyword. Also, Google Webmaster Tools provides you with the top search queries your site appears for and the ones that led the most users to your site.

Consider creating a new, useful service that no other site offers. You could also write an original piece of research, break an exciting news story, or leverage your unique user base. Other sites may lack the resources or expertise to do these things.

3. Outline your article.


Articles should be well written, engaging, and informative. They should present a new angle on a specific topic. A good hook in the beginning along with useful information will make people want to continue reading it. Your article should be useful, entertaining, or otherwise valuable.

A well-written article with good content will attract more traffic, meaning many readers visit your site. This makes your article more attractive to link marketers (people that link their sites to yours) and increases the likelihood of advertisers wanting to use your page for their advertisements.

Google search engine provides a great weight on the title of articles and blogs. That is why it is crucial that the keyword phrase is present on the title as an important part of an effective SEO content.

4. Write your article.

Make sure it's grammatically correct with no spelling mistakes.
- Write for your article a effective title to get readers’ attention.
- Break it up into short paragraphs with sub-headers.
- Use the most important keywords and key phrases as early in the article as possible, preferably in the first sentence, and in the first paragraph.
- Do not overuse keywords or key phrases. Intersperse them naturally throughout the text in the natural reading rhythm of the article. The recommended keyword density is 1-3% [citation needed].
- Include the most important keywords and key phrases in titles and sub-headers.
- If it makes sense in the text, put keywords and key phrases in bold or italics.
- As too many keywords are present on the content, Google search engine will assume that the keyword are stuffing. Do not make a rookie mistake and place those keyword phrases on the 155 - 200 words
- As the title includes the keyword phrase, the first sentence of the article should also have the keyword. To break the redundancy, try starting the article through a question. As the keyword is already inserted in the sentence, all you have to do is BOLD it. This will emphasize the keyword and it will make a huge effect on the Google algorithm as it scanned the article.
- Like it was done on the first sentence, the keyword should also be present on the last sentence to emphasize the keywords more.

5. Include hyperlinks in the article.

Hyperlinks are links to another web page that is relevant to your topic. You can highlight a word or phrase and add the web address to which you want to link. Make sure every link is a quality website that offers sound information and easy navigation.

See? It's Easy!

Writing web content is simply all about choosing keywords & phrases that match what you offer, to the people who are searching for it. Creating properly optimized SEO Content will make both search engines and visitors happy, and will turn your blog or website into a passive profit generator.

Best regards
Ryan

How to levergage social media marketing

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Set up your social media accounts and how to leverage social media marketing

Why should you set up your social media accounts and why to leverage social media?

It is no meaning if your business was established but people don’t know your business existence. Fortunately for doing online business, there are plenty of resources you can use to make sure your target market knows you have the perfect product to solve their problems. Best yet, there are plenty of resources that are free that you can use for that purpose to start with. Now we are talking about Social Media Marketing.

Social Media has taken a special place in our lives. Webmasters are constantly looking for new and popular sharing widgets which could be useful in promoting their websites in an easy and convenient manner. Below you will find a list of Social Media sharing widgets for websites.
Not just for marketing, but to build trust and establish yourself as a reputable entity. In fact, if people can’t find your presence at social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, they question how legitimate you really are because they have become conditioned to get to know their favorite brands on these networks.

The strategy of successful business is simple- Reach for the masses and persuade them to try your products or services. In today's world, the masses can be reached online in an easier way with the help of Social Media websites that have literally sprung up in every corner of the web.

Social Media Marketing Campaign- The Essentials

Every campaign must have its objectives and you only need to create strategies for the accomplishment of those objectives. Below you will find the essentials of starting and maintaining a successful social media marketing campaign.

1- Study your business objectives- Think about your goals and what do you really want to achieve with this sort of campaign. Remember you would be interacting with the masses and these are really huge numbers so a proper analysis of your business goals is required. Write down the special points which can help you in finding out the basic questions about your business like

Where do you want your business to grow?
What do you expect from the people?
What is the time period when the objective should be achieved?
Do you want to enhance your customer service?
What are your profit maximization plans? Etc.

2- Setting up your social media marketing campaign- After you have carefully decided your objectives, now its time to start a campaign. Before starting a campaign, prepare a list of social media websites where you want to grow this campaign and interact with your audience. Remember, every country has its specific social media website while some sites have global acceptance, so you should carefully decide your target. For example Facebook is popular in India and USA,Cyworld is popular in South Korea, Grono is popular in Poland,Qzone is popular in China etc. Besides these websites consisting of general audience, there are some specific websites as well where you may target a specific community of people. Some good examples are Hr.com for human resource professionals, Lawlink for law professionals, Flixster for movie lovers, WAYN for travel community etc.

Here are some social media websites fro your reference: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Digg, Slashdot, Reddit, Stumbleupon, Linkedin, etc

Tips: you can use Social Bookmarking service to help you. It helps you can upload the contents in over 50 social bookmarking websites at the same time but you need to spend money for it. One of the prestige one is onlywire.com

After you have carefully chosen your list of social media websites, you may set up a campaign either by yourself or by taking the help of some creative professionals who are expert in this field. For example, if you have chosen Facebook then the prime requirement would be creating a Facebook page, a creative person would give that page a unique design keeping in mind the background of your business and the kind of people who would be willing to join the page.

3- Engage with your audience- Now its the time to start interacting with your audience in an interesting and useful way. You may produce your own original content or you may just link to other content available on the web to make this interaction fun. Interaction is extremely necessary as it allows you to remain in front of the eyes of social media users. You may engage via articles,interesting news feeds, podcasts, videos etc.

4- Updating your Content- Constant interaction is necessary, frequent update of content present in your profile is welcomed by your audience. People love to interact with a person who is active and understand their tastes well.

5- Providing Feedback- Every business faces customer queries and when your business is in social media then it becomes even easier for the people to question you. You must provide relevant and valuable feedback to your customers or audience in general. This may help in spreading the word of mouth. Your customer satisfaction skills would come handy in these situations but remember feedback is really necessary.

6- Track your success- Last but not the least, you should track the success of your social media marketing campaigns. There are a number of useful social media campaign tracking tools and you may use any one of them to your comfort. You may use Google Analytic in this regard. Some other popular tools are shared below.

Best regards
Ryan Holmes

How to create a website with Wix

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How to create a website with Wix

Wix.com is a leading cloud-based development platform with millions of users worldwide. We make it easy for everyone to create a beautiful, professional web presence. The strongest point or differentiation is the simple way to set up a professional and attractive website. It doesn't limit the creativeness, you can drag and drop all the functions in the screen, and you don't need to know coding. The Wix website builder has everything you need to create a fully personalized, high-quality free website. However, you need to transfer to Premium Plan and pay fee if you want to use your own domain.

Now, let start step by step to create a professional and attractive website with Wix:

Step 1: Access Wix.com

Step 2: Register an account

You press into the button Get Started or Sign in. You can type your email on the left or register by Facebook or Google account on the right. When you are a new user, you just fill in the information as usual, stick in the option "I'm a new user". Then click on "GO" button. Sign Up message appears and requests you to re-fill in the form with your mail and password. Done!

Step 3: Choose your business category

First, you need to choose your category. If it is only your personal blog, you can choose Personal or Blog. After choosing the category, it will help you filter the choice again. After all, just click on GO.

Step 4: Choose template 

Find the relevant and desired template you love and then press on the Edit button.

Step 5: Edit



The most interesting feature of Wix is the simple way of editing the website just like a peace of cake. You can drag and drop anything you like, any feature you need. You can become familiar with it after 5-minute trial. You will feel interested in it. If you want to edit any information, just double click into the place which you need to edit and start to fill in the information.

Step 6: Change Domain name

Click on Site >>> Connect Domain

Stick into Connect your own customerized domain


Choose "Connect a domain you already own"


After that, choose the plan you want.

NOW! CLICK HERE TO CREATE A PROFESSIONAL WEBSITE WITH WIX!

Wish you have a favorite website!
Ryan Holmes

How to create your business website?

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How to create your business website?


In order to create your business website, there are many ways or platforms you can use. If you have huge budget, and high requirement, you can hire a website designer, it costs from 100 USD to 1000 USD depending on your requirements. However, to create a website is really not so difficult. I would like to suggest some options as follows.

1. Create your business website by yourself:


Create your business website by yourself is the least expensive solution, it allows you to enhance the activeness and flexibility. You can update and change the interface, design, and information at any time. With such many simple website building software today, even you don't need to know programing language or HTML language, you can still design a website by yourself. You only move the mouse, drag, click, and type the content you want, the HTML tool of the software will edit HTML automatically for you. Building a website with a HTML tool is as simple as using Microsoft Word or Power Point!

Common software: Macromedia Dreamveaver, Microsoft Fontpage.

2. Create your business website by using open source or site-building websites:


With such many website builder platform today, with only 5 minutes, you can create your own website. However, you will depend on the design, templates, and interface from the current list of the service providers.

If you want to use the free platform, you can use Blogger. The weakness of blogger is not having variety of interface or templates.

Other website builder platforms with more templates such as Wordpress, Wix. However, you must to pay to use your own domain. The expense is quite reasonable with around $12USD/year.

If you have many options, you can access to mytemplatestorage just RIGHT HERE to buy templates you love. The cost is higher but you will have many attractive templates, support, options, and SEO tools.

3. Create your business website by hiring a website designer:


If you need a website quickly and don't want to spend time on learning how to do it by yourself, you can hire a freelancer. He will create the design for your web, logo and propose relevant color, interface for you. After that, you can add anything you want or create contents by following their guidelines.

You can hire a student to do it. The expense will be much lower than website designing companies. However, you NEED to have a transparent discussion with the freelancer for the terms. Even you hire a IT teacher or professor, sometimes the problems still take place. It mainly depends on the responsibility of each individual.

4. Create your business website by hiring a professional website company


A website designing company will take care all the tasks for you including designing the specific templates for your own, registering the content, creating the content, buying domain and hosting for you. However, this is the final solution because the cost is the highest (over thousand USD depending on your request) and you will be limited in content management, information update for your website in urgent case.

Best regards
Ryan Holmes

All you need to know to choose a domain name

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All you need to know to choose a domain name

When you decided your business! The next step is to find a good location for your business, right? In fact, choosing a right location is as vital as choosing what to sell and how much to sell. It will impacts on the traffic to your business. For example, you want to sell cosmetics and now you have to choose a location for your cosmetics business, there are 3 options: 1) a high traffic location in a trade center or a shopping mall, 2) on a main street of a central district, or 3) a place in low traffic area. In fact, these 3 options are feasible. However, based on your choice, there are 2 things to consider: 1) the cost for location and 2) marketing effort to get customers. So, how to choose a domain name which brings you profit is very important for you to do online business like choosing the right location in traditional business.

In the internet world, finding a location means to create an address on the internet and opening a store means to open a website.

Similar to traditional business, you need an address for your office, here in the internet, you need to register an online address, called domain name for your business. Domain name (or url) is very important because it impacts on the ranking of your website on search engine like Google or Bing and help customers know and find your business more easily. Although Google already announced not to rank websites based on their domain name, it still has a specific impact.

After choosing a niche at the previous step, now at this step, you need to find a specific “forgot” market, related to your chosen niche. For example, the mass market is "health care products", the niche can be “method of treating eczema”.

 You have 3 tasks to do before you can choose an effective domain name:

1. To find a specific profitable niche
2. To ensure search quantity in order to generate profit.
3. To define unmet needs.

All you need to know to choose a domain name

1. To find a specific profitable niche:

If you choose the market "health", you need to choose more specific or narrow one. For example, you can choose “methods to treat eczema”, "ways to treat acne", "yoga", etc
You don’t need to worry that the niche market is too small because internet market is a global market with over 1 billion people, and the quantity of internet users are increasing more and more.

2. To ensure search quantity in order to generate profit.

If you choose a specific niche without customers, you still die. The most popular failure in business is to choose a niche with so insufficient need.

Hence, you need to ensure your niche market with at least 10,000 searches a month in order to make profit. Why? Because with that quantity of searches as 100%, through purchase funnel as below, the real quantity of possible customers are just around 3-5%. It means that with 10,000 searches, the real quantity of customers are about 300 people. If you sell a product with the price of 9 USD, with that search quantity, you can earn 2,700USD/month.

Page https://adwords.google.com/KeywordPlanner will give you the idea of monthly local search quantity and global search quantity. You will get the information as below:

3. To define unmet needs.

Now you knew a specific market which is big enough to make profit out there. The next step is to find customer problems to solve. Customers only pay when you help them to solve their problems. You can find customer problems by joining forums related to your business, observe what they say? What they need? You can also look at what your competitors do? How they introduce their products?

Ok, done! You can choose an effective domain name based on the 3 elements above. Now come to the crucial moment, push on BUY button to buy the domain you chose and start your business.

There are many prestige service provider for domain in the world. If you don’t want to spend your time on website design, you should buy both domain and hosting and order website building service for you. You can buy Domain and Hosting in Godaddy, Hostgator, etc. If you use free popular platforms such as Blogger, Wordpress, Wix,... you even don’t need to buy hosting. You only decide to choose the service provider and buy domain.

There are many big domain providers such as Godaddy, Host Gator, Arvix, InMotion Hosting,...However, based on pricing, utility, service, and interface, I often choose Godaddy. In addition, Godaddy frequently offers promotions for customers.

The cost is around from 2.99 USD to 12 USD. Several good domains which were already bought by others can cost over thousands USD.

2 minor cautions to choose an effective domain:

Caution 1: What tail to choose?

There are choices for you including *.com, *.info, *.org, *.net, *.us, *.com.vn,... The first-year cost can be different. For example, *.info tail often is 3.99 USD, *.net is 6.99 USD, *.com tail is the one which rarely has promotion. So what should you choose? It is similar to the action of choosing high traffic location and low traffic location in traditional business, high traffic location type 1 or type 2. The tail of *.com is the most popular and used for trading or business purpose. When people don’t use search engine to find the information they need, they have a habit of typing *.com. How popular do you look at this type of tail? The tail of *.org is often used for organizations, the tail of *.info is used for people or organization, the tail of *.net is often used for business related to online.

In my opinion, don’t save some dollar for the first-year cost and make your domain less effective. The tail of *.com is first priority. In case that *.com is not available, you consider other options.

Caution 2: How long to buy?

In general, people often make saving and are not sure with their decision, they have a habit of buying 1 year. However, I recommend you to buy at least 2 years because of 4reasons: 1) Service providers will evaluate and give you more priorities because you are serious in your business, 2) The annual cost is around 12USD/year, if you buy 2 years, you only pay 24USD. It is still much cheaper than renting a business location in traditional business, 3) the next-year fee can increase based on supply and demand, inflation, etc…, 4) you have more determine on your business, and 5) don’t need to pay attention to when you need to make a next payment.

Ok ok, now you can press on BUY button to get a real domain.

Best regards
Ryan Holmes
 

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