This third article in our 'Getting Started' series will address the issue of
getting a hosting account. If you are serious about
marketing, youíll need your own
website because trying to run a business off other peopleís web pages
just doesnít work.
Though you can rely on affiliate pages to do the work, should you?
Everyone else uses those pages. Iíd say, 'No!' You can use a free blog, too, but
will it be the
blog for Internet marketing? No! The best blog is one
hosted on your own server because you can then customize it according
to the needs of your business.
The worst type of hosting, though, is
hosting. Did you ever hear, 'You have to spend
money to make money?' Well, itís as true online as it is offline. The
sites you get from places like
Angelfire and Tripod are great for personal websites,
but they suck for business. Those self-serving ads that the free
services house on your free website will allow you no credibility as
business because people just wonít take you seriously.
Thereís no way around paying for a monthly subscription to a hosting
service. Donít buy the cheapest or the most expensive. What I recommend is
hosting. That way, you also get Fantastico, which makes
setting up a Word Press blog on your own
server very, very easy. Plus, you can choose to make the blog look any
way you want it to and take advantage of all the free themes and plug-ins that
Though some considerations donít seem like such a big deal to you now,
they will be and you need to plan your Internet marketing business out before
you start. Decide how much bandwidth youíre going to need. For example, if
youíre running an article
directory or a free traffic site, youíre going to need tons of
bandwidth because of all the visitors. But if youíre working in
marketing, you probably can do with much less. In fact,
you can probably get the perfect set up for about $10 a month.
Just be sure to consider the options. Choice of a web
host is a very important consideration. You want a
host with almost 100% uptime and that has good support.
Having a good web host is important with Internet marketing because you canít
make money when your website is down. Find one that will make sure you never
have to worry, and learn more about getting a web host at Tellmanís
Building Club, where itís all explained on video.
About the Author
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