I’ve been working full time online for many years now and one recurring theme I see is that many people are terrified of the idea of putting together their own internet marketing website. They think that they need to be some expert in HTML or something. Not true. The truth of the matter is that it has never been easier for anyone to set up their very own internet marketing website, and I’ll tell you why that is and how to do it in this article. I’ve been telling people for several years that if they can read, write and click a mouse button they can put up their own website, and it’s true. You see more online marketers are putting up websites that are based on the WordPress blog format (I’m not talking about the free WordPress site, just that type of platform). The reason for this is simple; search engines love these types of blogs because they are usually updated with relevant content on a regular basis and that is what search engines really love. So, here are some basic steps to follow:
1. As I said above you don’t want to do the free version. Instead you want to buy your own domain name and hosting account. So, to find a good domain name one good rule of thumb is to find a keyword phrase in your niche and make that into a domain name. For example, if your keyword is "cheap bird feeders" than you should try to find the domain name: "CheapBirdFeeders.com". Buying your own domain name is only around $10 if you get it for one year. If you find that that site becomes profitable you will want to renew that domain name every year so it doesn’t expire.
2. Now you will need a hosting account. There are many options online, but you should stay with one that has a c-panel and fantastico deluxe. A c-panel is the control panel which gives you access to your hosting account. And fantastico deluxe is a simple to follow, fully automated system that will set up a WordPress blog on your domain name with a few clicks of the mouse.
3. Once your theme is set up you can easily customize it with different themes. There are thousands of theme styles available and most of them are completely free to use. One word of advice though, keep your theme simple. You want your visitors to concentrate on your content not a lot of flashing distractions. That’s it, those are the basic steps you will need to take to have an online presence. Don’t worry if all of this seems like gibberish right now. Once you start actually doing the steps you will see how easily it all fits into place. Building your own internet marketing website is easy and inexpensive to do, but it is a vital component to a successful online business.
Don’t shy away from this step, like I said, if you can read and write you can do it yourself! Howard Martell is the Owner of http://HomeProfitCoach.com/topnotch . Check us out anytime for marketing tips and a free subscription to our cutting edge newsletter.