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How to Start Your Own Online Home Business -5 Steps To Starting Your Own Online Business

Updated on July 16, 2013

Starting A Home Based Business Online

There are so many people with such wonderful skills and business ideas. It is a shame they don't know where to begin when starting a home based business. There are even more people at home that want an online business but don't know what online business to start. I'm sure many of us know the feeling.

Before I go further I want to say before starting any business; it should be a business you believe in and are passionate about. It could be a hobby you are already involved in, crafts you are already making or a you can start a blog about something your good at while making money from affiliate programs and Google ads.

A great start would to be for you to get web design training to be able to control your online presence with your own blog or website.

How To Start Your Own Business Online

5 Steps To Have Your Own Business Online

Creating A Business Website

We all know that we need to set up a business website but the process can be confusing with so many free websites and paid services we are confused. There are so many components to setting up a website we become confused and procrastinate or make the wrong decisions and waste time and money.

I believe that anyone with the desire to have their own business online should at least invest in a website they have total control over. Doing business with free websites leave your vulnerable to company shut downs not to mention all your content belongs to strangers who have total control.

1. Website Platform

Wordpress, Drupal or Joomla are website platforms that you can design and add functionality you need for your business. Joomla seems to be in demand for businesses expected to grow in volume, design and functionality. wordpress has been the most popular website format for years.

These website platforms offer free and paid themes for your website and functionality depending on what your business needs. Make sure the website platform you use can grow as your company grows and have the functionality you need in the future.

2. Domain Name

A domain name is really inexpensive you can pay 9.95 for a whole year! When starting your own home based business online it is important to choose a domain name that is easy to remember and/or describes your business.

Relevant optimized keyword phrase should be incorporated in it.exam., .You get my point.

You can use Google keyword tool to help choose a domain name as well as a name for your website.

3. Web Hosting

You will have to get your web hosing in place to make your web site accessible to everyone else online. Hostgator is a very popular hosting company. Many domain and web design companies offer inexpensive web hosting. Exam. 3.99 a month. The price varies and can be discounted when paid in advance.

It's like gas in a car. We get it because it keeps us moving. That is what web hosting does for our website in a nutshell. Don't let it overwhelm you.You can set it and forget it as long as you pay your bill.

4. Marketing Training

I think it is obvious that anyone that is currently doing any type of business whether it is affiliate marketing, MLM, crafts, or home based business has to know the importance to knowing how to market your business effectively. here are a few ways to market your business for free.

  • facebook
  • blog
  • article writing
  • twitter

No matter your business your first job will be letting people know what you have to offer and how they can get it.

5. Quality Service/Product

Whether you make your own crafts, write eBooks, provide a service or are an affiliate marketer (sell others products) they should helpful and full of quality.

As you can see starting a home based business is a process but when your website it is set up you will be able to concentrate on making your product known through your blogs,facebook, articles and other marketing efforts.

If you are already working a business you don't have a fighting chance until you take control of your own marketing and website set up. The best online business from home to start is the one you control and market to your targeted audience. Get more information on starting your own business online.


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      Dora Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thank you very much. I'll be starting a website soon, and I'm keeping this for reference. Voted Up and Useful!.

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      Darlene Matthews 4 years ago

      Thanks for commenting torrilynn. Making money from home is a long time dream for millions. It's just time to make it a reality for those who are ready or don't know where to begin.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      I think starting your own business at home is an excellent idea! You can essentially help others while you help yourself gain knowledge and an income! Voted up and shared.

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      Darlene Matthews 4 years ago

      Thank you jabelufiroz I appreciate that!

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      Firoz 4 years ago from India

      Great tips for starting an Online Business. Voted up.