There are basically 3 services which are of utmost importance to run a profitable internet home business. let us see which are these.
The first service you will need and cannot have a website without, is a domain name. A domain name is the name given that is used to find your website, for eg: http://www.yourdomainname.com. YOu need a domain name because your business needs recognition and traffic. Instead of promoting other people’s sites its best to promote your own. So you realise the value of a domain name? Now there are several free service providers but it is not recomended. If the free service provider runs out of business and closes down for some reason then all your hard work and your business is going to crashlandand and it can definitely happen. when you are choosing your domain name let it be related to your business and easy to remember. The next step is to choose an extension. There are several extension available but .com is the best one to choose.There are several domain registration service providers. choose a good one, do some background check and then decide.185
The next is a webhosting service. I would like to repeat the same thing here, never go for a free service. You will need to do your profitable internet home business in a professional and credible way. With free service providers, there will be advertisements in your site and some may not be of your business interest. Secondly when you want to expand your business, which will come soon enough, and need extra space, you will need to go for paid service since your free service provider will not provide extra space and at that time you loose your old customers and traffic. Hence a good webhosting service is very important. Let us see what webhosting really means. Your website files and all related information and data are stored in your web host server/computers. This is required because your website should be available 24/7 and should be able to accomodate any amount of traffic.150
When choosing your webhosting sevice you will need to look for a few important features you need to run the website like:
1. CGI – BIN, this is required for interactivity of your website.
3. uptime, this is the amout of time your site is available for visitors, this should be 24/7 or close
4. excellent cutomer support,
5. setup fees, none
6. space, more the better
7. traffic capacity/ bandwidth, more the better
8. pop email accounts, never less than 10 but unimited is the best
9. site stats, needed to keep track of yor site
10. FTP, atleast one account.
The third most important service is autoresponders. what is an autoresponder? an autoresponder follows up with your website visitors to provide useful information, build trust and ultimetely make some sales. Why does one need an autoresponder? here’s why. Majority of the people who visit your website will not buy from you on their first visit. infact, most people do not buy a product on the internet until they have seen it or heard about it atleast 7 time. If you are promoting a product on the internet and you don’t have an effective way to capture and follow-up with your website visitors to remind them about the products and services you are promoting, you will lose a lot of sales.
let us summerise, the 3 most important services to run a profitable internet home business are:
a) domain name service
b) webhosting service and
c) autoresponder service.