Mar 25, 2010

How to Create a Website and Make a Little Money

How to Create a Website
Many sites boast that they can create a site for you and you will be rich by the end of the month.

Let's get real. Yes, a website can make you some money. But, as your mom told you, anything worthwhile takes work. And a website is no different. Especially, if your goal is to build a home business.

Whether you want a website to make money, or just for fun, or both, the absolute best way is to learn a few of the basics first.

The very first thing you must do is to decide what your website is going to be about. You wouldn't want a website about cats, to have a domain name of DogStories.com! So, what is a domain?

A domain is actually an address. Just like the address where you live. You tell someone to come to 123 Main Street to visit where you live, and you would tell someone to go to MarysWebsite.com to visit your site. And the good thing about domains is that you get to pick the name! Not that you will get the exact name you want at first thought, but many names are still available, despite what you may think.

Many sites will also tell you that they can get you any name you want if you will host with them, and they will build you site and blah blah blah. Would you really want a site like MrBigGuy.com/yourname? I think I would rather have my own domain with the exact name of my choosing. And, if you purchase your own domain, you have complete control over what you want to do with it. If you are wondering about the cost of a domain, I can show you where to get one for less than ten dollars a year.

Buying domains and creating websites can be a scary thing, but the reality is you only have to learn a few skills and once you do it one time, it becomes easy.
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