By Step Guide to Establishing Your Own Domain
As you know, establishing your own website is
highly recommended for your Internet
Home Business. The potential for growth
is endless and if you wish to grow your home
business opportunity and wealth for long-term
success, then having your own website is very
Establishing a website is the starting point
of establishing a profitable Income Online
business, and most folks new to the Internet
find this very stressful. The questions are
endless: Where do I host my website? What does
"host" mean anyway? What will my web
address be? Exactly how do I go about
this? Where do I begin? And often the
answers aren't clear. Well, here we will
try our best to clear up as much of the confusion
First, Decide The Theme Of Your Internet
Home Business or Your Home Business Opportunity
This is the number one most important
step besides deciding on your domain name.
Actually, knowing the theme of your website will
help determine your domain name, so they go hand
in hand. I'll explain about domain names in
the next step but you must decide on the theme
or essence of your website before you
should go any further.
The theme of your website is what it's
about. The best way to do this is determine
your long term plans. What is it you want
from your online business and what is your focus
going to be?
Is it you want to tell your visitors about your Internet
Home Based Business or your Work-At-Home
business or even your Make Money Online
proposal? Once you know this, it's then
time to determine what your website is going to
offer its visitors and how it will effect your
bottom line (your income). Take ownership
of your business.
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Many folks never really put themselves in the
"driver's seat" when selling or
promoting someone else's product, service or
opportunity. They promote but don't feel in
control. With affiliate promotion, of
course you don't have control of the products
themselves but you DO have control of your
own website which IS your product and your
business. Don't look so much at what you
can make from your products, but what you can do
for your visitors by showing them these great
products. Your website is the vehicle to
run your Online business
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Below is an example of the thought process
behind determining the theme or essence of a
John wants to earn money online. His
desire is to quit his public job so he'll have
more time to do the things he loves. One of
his passions is caring for his rose garden.
He would love to work from home and have more
time to enjoy his roses.
He doesn't have a product nor an idea for one
therefore affiliate promotion is very appealing
to him. He can simply promote someone
else's products or services and earn a
commission. Very appealing! Since he
loves roses, he decides he's going to promote
He thinks about how to bring traffic to these
products to earn sales. He knows that many
of his favorite sites are loaded with content and
things of interest. So he figures if he
creates a site loaded with rose gardening
content, that his site will automatically attract
targeted visitors. He's right!
John knows his goals for his business are to
earn enough income that will permit him to quit
his job. Therefore his goals are long term
goals. In order to build a long term, easy
to maintain business, he is going to choose long
This is how he goes about it: He decides
he will create an informative website about
roses. Since he knows quite a bit about them, he
will write tutorials and articles explaining
everything he knows about them. Such as:
when and how to plant them, when to trim them,
what type of soils and climates they do best in,
the types of roses that exist and how to find
them, discuss the different parasites that attack
the rose plant, what to spray on them to get rid
of and prevent further infestation of parasites
etc. In general, he plans to have a website
loaded with information pertaining to roses.
In addition to this information, John will
make recommendations to products he has found to
work well for various care. He'll place his
affiliate links for his visitors to click through
and when they buy, he'll earn a commission.
Though it doesn't appear this way to the visitor,
John is really setting up a sales process.
What is the essence of his website? The
essence of his website will be rose care.
It will provide folks who are wanting to learn
about roses a very comprehensive resource.
What will his website do for him? His
website will provide income by filtering visitors
through to the companies he's promoting where
he'll earn commissions. Also, the value of
his website will be very enticing to other
websites to link to him.
Now he needs to decide on a domain.
What You Need To Do
As an affiliate promoter, you will need to do
what John is going to do. You'll need to
decide what your goals are and what the theme or
essence of your website will be.
You may be wondering why John needs to go
through the trouble of having such a robust
website. You may also be wondering since
he's going to be promoting his website, why can't
he simply promote his affiliate links and send
traffic directly? Let me explain why his
plan will work.
1. The content adds value to his business and
his site. Other websites will be far
more inclined to link to him as a resource for
their visitors. Quality websites generally
look for other websites of quality to offer as a
resource to their visitors. Since John's
website is valuable, he'll more easily gain links
from other sites. This will provide him
with long term FREE targeted traffic. This
will affect his bottom line, thus add value to
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2. John is positioning himself as the expert
by focusing on one topic and teaching about
it. He knows loads about roses and he will
portray this to his visitors. Thus, they
will trust his opinion of the recommended
products and be far more likely to
buy. Again, affecting his bottom line.
3. John is taking ownership of his
business. He is not simply doing leg work,
his business is working for him instead of the
other way around.
Do as John has done. Choose a topic for
your website that interests you. Then
decide what the essence of your website will be
and how it will effect your bottom line (your
income). Once you're through Step 1 then
move on to Step 2.
Choose An Appropriate Domain Name
Choosing the right domain name is the second
most important step to creating your
website. Your domain name is part of your
advertising. It is the first impression
folks will have of your website before they even
click on your ads, your search engine listings,
your links on other websites etc. It is extremely
important to spend enough time to debate with
yourself on your domain name before you go any
Just in case you don't know what a domain name
is, it is the part between the www. and the
.com. In our case,
'moneymaking-home-business' is our domain name.
Also, some domains will have other endings such
as .net, .org, .edu etc. I personally
prefer to use .com due to the fact it is more
common. If a prior visitor to your website is
trying to remember your web address, they will
more likely assume it ends with a
The number one most important thing to
remember, is your domain name needs to be
specific and capture the theme or essence of what
your site is about. I recommend writing
dozens domain names that best describe your
site until you can't think of any more.
Also, it's very important that your domain name
is easy for folks to remember.
With your list, you can easily begin to
"weed" out the ones that are not
available (ones that other folks have already
claimed) or ones that you just don't like.
The longer your list, the better your selection
will be. Even write ones that are
silly. You're brain storming here and
sometimes the best ideas are the silly
ones. So write down any that come to your
Millions of domains are already taken.
You'll likely sort through quite a few before
finding one you really like that is still
available. To quickly find out if a
particular domain name is available, we have
provided a simple to use domain name checker for
your convenience. Click
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Now, let's go back to John (in the example
John thought of a long list of potential
domain names. Here is a short list of them
(these are just examples and do not intentionally
represent real sites on the net):
and the list goes on and on.
John made a list of domains that he felt
captured as close to the purpose of his website
as possible. He also thought of names that
should be easy to remember. Now all he
needs to do is eliminate the ones that aren't
available and then choose from the ones that are.
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Registering Your Domain Name
Before your domain name can be used on your
website, it must first be registered to
you. This will give you rights to the
domain and prevent anyone else from getting it
later. The registration process classifies
you as the owner.
There are a couple of ways to do this.
You can either register your domain directly with
companies that specifically provide this service
or you can choose a hosting company (which you'll
need anyway) and they can register it for
Depending on the company you use, there are
fees involved with registering a domain
name. Generally speaking, the price for
registering a domain name is $70 (for 2
years). I have seen it as low as
$9.50. Note: Make sure whoever
registers your domain puts YOU as the
registrar. Otherwise you are not
"technically" the owner and this may
cause problems later.
Choose a Quality Hosting Company to Host
Before anyone can download your website on
their computer, it needs to be hosted with a
What is a hosting company? A hosting
company is a business that has the equipment
(called a server) to "store" your
website on. They simply allow you to use
their server for a monthly fee.
How does a web server work? The server
contains hard disk drives that store your website
files. Anytime someone requests your site
by clicking on your link or typing your web
address in a browser, the server will retrieve
the requested page and send it to their computer
for viewing. Thus the name
"server", it serves websites.
Hosting companies generally have several
servers, each hosting many accounts. Though
an individual could own their own server, a
hosting company is the best route to take for
hosting your website. Servers (the
equipment itself) can be very expensive and
hosting companies already have the infrastructure
in place to guarantee your website is available
99% of the time. They do daily data backups
(or should), have electrical backups (to ensure
your site doesn't go down due to a power outage),
and many larger companies have buildings designed
to withstand most natural disasters. Therefore it
only makes sense to use a hosting company to host
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Deciding On a Hosting Company
There are so many hosting companies available
that it can make your head spin. Thousands of
packages, thousands of options and thousands of
prices. No wonder folks get confused or end
up signing with a company that only has their own
best interests in mind. And often, new
folks don't know what options they need or even
what some of them mean. I hope to clarify
If your goal is to have a website that will
someday earn thousands per month, then you will
need to be able to implement certain marketing
strategies. You will need the ability to
run CGI scripts. Though most do, some
hosting plans don't support CGI. So make sure you
know if the plan you choose offers it or not.
Also, if you're planning to use Microsoft
FrontPage to design your website, you'll need to
make sure that your hosting provider offers
FrontPage Extensions. This is necessary so
that FrontPage will function properly. If
you sign up for a plan that you later need to
upgrade, it's really not a big deal, but it may
cause some down time with your site and a little
hassle on your part.