Do I Need My OWN Website
Although you will be told time and time again that you do not need a website of your own, actually you will be 99% better off if you do have one. It will open up doors that you can’t imagine right now,
but later down the road,
everything from blogging, to building a base of leads to sell to, to reselling products will be a whole lot simpler if you get “hosting”.
The most well known host is “dreamhost”
where you can pick up a hosted account for just dollars per month. At this point you can choose any level of service you wish, but I’d recommend anything above the most basic level.
There are other well known names as well such as GoDaddy,
but in general I’d recommend dreamhost because more Internet Marketers use that more than any other host, which may come into play down the road in terms of compatibility issues.
think up a unique domain name for your website. It should be fairly broad in scope in case you shift focus. For instance,
if you name the site BestGolfTipsOnEarth.com, and then decide to switch to a focus on Gardening, Blogging,
Twitter as your “niche”,
then you’ll need a new name! Instead try MyGreatDigitalProducts.com or something like that. Generic. Should you only choose .com? and not .net, or .me, or .org, etc? Well, most folks remember .com the best,
but that is hard to answer.
I mostly get .coms myself and add “MY” or “YOUR” to the beginning of the name to make it unique.
Another necessary evil in learning the basics of marketing online is to be able to move files from your computer to the host computer and vice-versa. Many folks may recommend using cPanel, which offers
a variety of things you can do.
However, I’d like to focus on the very simple file-moving system called FTP. FTP dates back decades, and is completely free if you do search for an ftp client.
I personally like to use “Leech FTP”, but there are many others that are no-cost and available to use.
Just like any file manager,
you get to view both your own computer’s hard drive, and the host computer. You then drag the files back and forth, whether you want to upload or download the files you have altered.
Go ahead and do a Google search to find out more on how to use FTP programs, they are a snap, and they are free.
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Create unlimited addresses with POP/IMAP/SMTP accounts,
plus support for autoresponders, webmail,filtering, and
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