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How To Start Your Business Online

 

Choose and Register a Business Name

The first thing to do (after you decide what you want to sell, of course) is choose a memorable business name that no one else is using. You can conduct a corporate name search at Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) to make sure it’s not already in use. Once you’ve chosen the name, register it. I recommend that you employ the services of a professional (preferably a Lawyer) to do this.

 

Choose and Register a Domain Name

The second is to choose a domain name and register it. The task of choosing a domain name is not as easy as one may think. Yet the choice of a unique domain name is the starting point for launching your ecommerce business. The main challenge of getting a good domain name is that such name may have been taken already by another user.

Once you have decided on your domain name, register it with name with a hosting company. For starter, this is desirable because, you will need to host your ecommerce website once it is built. However, it is also possible to register your domain name with a domain registrar while hosting the website separately with a hosting company.

 

Host Your Online Website

The third is to host your Online website. For this you will need the services of a good hosting company.

Happily, A developer or designer can build a site and supply everything. He can register your domain, arrange for hosting, and sort out email names. There are good internet companies that can provide you with a turnkey service, that is register your domain, build your online website and host the website for you. This saves you the headache of looking for of them separately plus the added comfort of dealing with one provider.

Fair warning: In my experience, when it comes to web hosting, you get what you pay for. There are many cheap hosts. They are cheap for a reason. They often cut corners on equipment and support and otherwise cram as many customers as possible on a single server (a computer).

 

How To Start Your Business Online – The basic you must know to help you launch you online website fast and succeed quickly too.

 

Keeping costs low is essential — but not for web hosts. An analogy is a brick-and-mortar merchant who finds cheap rent in a high-crime neighborhood where there’s no parking, street lights, or foot traffic. The merchant saved money — and doomed her business in the process.

Many businesses have regretted the use cheap hosts. The challenge could range from link down time, slow load time, limiting the number of unique email addresses, failure to run their own mail server resulting in my company’s email classified as spam etc.

Another could be that because the hosting cost is cheap, it may accommodate many persons who may not be as careful as others in the use of emails. Remember, most hosting is usually shared hosting i.e. you share the IP address with hundreds (or thousands) of customers. So, if just one of those customers is a spammer, and the host does not shut it down immediately, then all customers suffer, and their emails are blacklisted.

A way out may be to pay extra for a unique IP address and use that IP address to send out your emails. There is little point in playing for a unique IP address if the host ignores it. However, the way out is to use a good and trusted web hosting company but may not always be cheap.

 

Build Your Online Website

The fourth is to develop or build your Online website. This is another very important key to successfully launching your Online website. After sorting the domain, host, and emails, you need to create a website for your Online business. A good web developer is highly recommended. What you must look out for is an Online website that is responsive, with lovely handing page, good navigation, great load time and good graphics.

The next is now to launch your Online business and sell on. To be successful, make sure the product you sell are essential to your target market. In addition, you need a good marketing effort to drive customers to visit your website, provide customers good reason(s) to want to navigate the website and select products, a good checkout system for payment, and a good shopping experience for them to return and buy more and bring their friends with them.

 

Steps to Successfully Launching Your Online Businesss

  1. Research Online Business Models.
  2. Start Online Niche Research.
  3. Validate Target Market and Product Ideas.
  4. Register Your Online Business & Brand Name.
  5. Finalize Your Online Business Plan.
  6. Create Your Online Store.
  7. Attract Customers To Your Online Website.

 

Solid-State Drives (SSD)

In addition to the above,  for your business success, we also recommend you partner with hosting platforms that runs on servers with SSD (Solid-State Drives), which run up to 20x faster than traditional hard drives, solid- state drives have faster read/write speeds and improved uptime. This means faster delivery of your content.

 

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