What You Need To Know Before Starting An Online Business
1.) Building a successful business online does takes work, but it is NOT an impossible task!
Many people online try to con people and tell them that making money online is going to be a “piece of cake”(in other words easy) and I want to tell you that this isn’t true at all.
Now what I personally will you know say is, that working from home is much easier than working a traditional job, taking orders from your boss, and can also be 1000% more rewarding.
When starting a business online you will have to be willing to develop your skillsets, willing to put in the hard work, and change your way of thinking from “employee to “business owner”, but once you take action and put in the work… things will start to come into perspective, Which will enable you to make a healthy living online.
2.) DON’T THINK You are going to get rich overnight!
If you’re the kind of person looking for a get rich quick scheme, I can’t help you. I’ve helped many people learn online marketing, but they themselves had to put in the work also and follow the steps given to them.
You are not going to make millions overnight, but If you will put in the work, then you will & can create a very healthy income online a lot faster than you may predict.
Also, If you ever have questions just post a comment on the blog or message me on my Facebook and I will be more than happy to assist you
Now that we have these things out of the way, it’s time to move along to the next step which is one of the most important parts to running any online business and that is starting your own blog.
If you plan on having a successful internet business then you should consider having your own blog no matter what source you’re using to drive traffic.
A blog helps you establish your own brand, credibility, and proves that you are a “thought leader” in your niche(industry).
Domain And Hosting
Now that I’ve shared why you should have your own blog, I want to explain why it’s BEST to get your own domain and hosting.
A lot of people tend to ask – “Why shouldn’t I use a free service like blogger or Tubmlr”?
And the answer simply is “yes” you could, but I don’t recommend it!
When blogging on third party sites your web address tends to look like “whatever-you-name-it.blogspot.com”.
This is not good, and should be avoided for a few reasons:
1.) The first reason is that you don’t have complete control over your business.
Because blogging on a third party sites don’t strips you from owning your content because it’s on another person’s domain.
The other risk is that any other blogger can get your hard work deleted if they don’t like what you wrote.
2.) The inability to customization your blog the way you want it.
This is probably one of the biggest turnoff’s about not owning your own hosted blog that I know, which is… not being able to fully customize the design or functionality of the blog.
So with most the free blog platforms you can’t install your own plugins to get better results or change the functionality of the site to get the best performance you would want to.
Purchasing Your Own Domain Name
As for myself personally, I use Godaddy to purchase almost all of my domain names.
Most people wonder if it’s best to get a domain with their main keyword in it or should they just use their own name or brand.
I personally like brand names like mine “nathaniellaurent.com” or “workwithnathaniel.com”.
Try not to over think it when getting your domain name, just pick out something you like which represents your profession
Bluehost for your hosting services, is my personal recommendation to you… and it is also the hosting service that this blog(my blog) is hosted on.
I’ve recently been using bluehost now with my websites and I haven’t had any problems with them. The issues I had were user errors and Bluehost always fixed everything up
Bluehost is now one of the largest web hosting companies online today and they are well known for their good technical support. So if you have any issues, you can just contact them via tech support or by phone and they will get you going.
If you do decide to go with Bluehost then you will not need to purchase a domain name through Godaddy. They give you a free domain with your purchase.
“So What Do I Do Next?”
The next step is… to make sure you signup FREE to be a part of my email subscriber list by entering your email to get all my latest blog posts and training. God bless!