Tuesday, December 10, 2019

A Word on Why You Need a Domain Name and Web Hosting to Start an Online Business

domain name registration

Are you thinking of starting an online business? Do you desire to know how to make money online? Have you been reading lately how ordinary people like you and me are making passive income online and becoming millionaires overnight? Do you hate your day job and bosses and you want to fire them sooner than later?

If any of these questions is going on in your mind, I can assure you that it is possible for you to work from home and become a millionaire in 365 days if you work hard and work smart. But before you can start your own business online, you have to understand that you need a virtual office or store to succeed.

Imagine you are advertising a product or service that people want badly on the streets and when they ask you for your shop to go and buy it, you couldn’t provide them with any! That is how bad it can be if you don’t have a shop or office on the World Wide Web to do business with people who are willing to open their wallets and give you cash.

I have successfully done deals, entered into joint ventures, been accepted into affiliate networks and programs, been independently contacted for business ideas and partnership, started successful freelance writing business services, sold domain names and websites, etc all because I have business websites and blogs which I can confidently refer potential clients and customers to for vetting of my credibility if they are in doubt.

Why am I telling you this story? Just to let you know that if you want to earn money online for the long haul, you must consider registering a domain name and buying web hosting to host your domain and website on the internet. I am always amazed when I accost budding online entrepreneurs who want to start a business and yet they are skimping on tools and resources that will make them to succeed. As far as I know, you invest money to make money!

Let me be clear about this so that you don’t come to me another day saying you cannot make money on the internet for one reason or another. You’ve to register a domain name, buy web hosting and start a blog on your domain for free. Yes, it costs money to get a domain name and purchase web hosting but it is quite affordable when you compare it with the cost of starting a brick-and-mortar business.

In order words, if you really want to earn money online and you mean it, go and borrow if you don’t have liquid cash to get started. It will serve as a loan for your online business and the interest you’ll pay will become a tax expense which is allowable in the books when writing off your business expenses in your profit and loss statement for the year.

How much are we even talking here? The total capital outlay to start an online business is less than $200 to be very conservative. As soon as you are making money, you can re-invest part of your profits back into your business in order to automate as much tasks as are possible.

Now, let’s take a look at the breakdown so that you know exactly what you are doing and paying for.

Domain Name

A domain name is the name which web surfers enter into their internet browsers to access a website, blog, e-commerce store, forum, social media sites, online communities, etc. For example, these are popular domain name you may already know:

  • Google.com
  • Facebook.com
  • LinkedIn.com
  • Whatsapp.com
  • Instagram.com

 You can always go to these websites because they have a name you can identify them with. Do you have a name for your online business? If your answer is no, I advise you to go to NameSilo.com domain registration website right away to get one for yourself. Comparatively speaking, their domain name registration service is quite cheap.

But before you do that, you have to make sure that the domain you will register describes the type of business you intend doing on the web. For instance, my partner and I just bought a domain name to teach our fans and followers howto start an online business and succeed.

Because we are into the make money online niche, we decided to register a domain name with “business” in it as our target keyword. This is how it should be so that you don’t begin to explain to everyone you meet what type of business you are into.

Let me drive home my point so that you can relate with it. One of our digital marketing training students decided to start a blog on weight loss and fitness and he registered a domain called WeightLossVeteran.com. As you can see from the domain name, you really don’t need to be told what that website is all about. For search engines and human traffic, it is very important you register a keyword domain name for your web business.

What is the cost of registering a domain name you may want to ask? It depends on the domain name registrar you are using. Network Solutions charge as much as $35 to register a domain name for a year and you’ll pay as much as that amount to renew it yearly. I use NameSilo.com domain registration website to get most of my domain names because they have never charged me more than $8.99 to own a name per year.

If you are investing less than $10 per year to get a domain name for your virtual office address, I think it is not a bad business idea at all but rather a big bargain!

Website Hosting

A lot of people don’t know how web hosting works. When you want to create a blog or build a website, people all over the world can only see it if you host it on a permanent servers that is live 24/7. Since you cannot have servers yourself to do that gigantic task, you have to pay specialists who have set up existing business for this purpose. That is why you can visit my website on digital marketing training course to find me.

As it were, prices differ from one website hosting company from another so are their services. But there are two big pioneers in the website hosting space which you cannot afford to ignore their services because they have long-term experience and resources to handle your needs. I am writing about HostGator web hosting and Bluehost web hosting.

HostGator and Bluehost website hosting are second to none when you compare them with other website hosting companies. I have been using HostGator since 2007 and I have never regretted doing so. I love their customer support service especially the live chat. You can literally solve every problem arising from your website by putting up a live chat with HostGator customer service team.

What I usually advise my students to do is to purchase web hosting for 3 years in order to bring down the cost of their hosting fees per month to about $3.95 if they apply HostGator coupon code before check out. Instead of paying hosting fees of $358.20 for three years, you will pay a meager $141.49 to maintain and sustain your internet business for 3 years consecutively.

If you can successfully start your business online with only $150.48 for 3 years, what else is your excuse for delaying walking into your financial freedom?  Now, you don’t have any excuse not to start your own business right away. And for some few aspiring Nigerian online entrepreneurs, I am offering you something that will gladden your heart in addition to the above.

I am willing to offer you free digital marketing training to teach you how to make money from home online gratis. Yes, it is free and free forever. But you’ve to take these steps to qualify for this complete digital marketing training for free program.

First, you’ve to click here now to go to HostGator web hosting official website. But before you click on that link make sure you clear your browser cookie. You can Google it if you don’t know how to clear your browser cookie for a specific website using your browser type.

Next, click on the “Get Started” button as you can see on the image below.

HostGator web hosting

You’ll be taken to a web page where you have different HostGator hosting plans. You have to click the “Baby Plan” so that you can have the opportunity to host unlimited domain names on the same account. It means with the Baby Plan, you can register many other domain names as your business grows and still pay the same amount of web hosting fees.

You can take a look at the screenshot below.

HostGator website hosting

 When you click on the Baby Plan, HostGator will navigate you to their check out webpage. This is where you have to fill out the information they require from you to set up your account. I will briefly go through it to help you check out successfully.

Because you have already bought a domain name from NameSilo.com or any of your preferred domain registrar, you have to click the “I Already Own This Domain” as shown below.

After selecting it, enter your naked domain name followed by the extension (e.g. topwayacademy.com). HostGator will capture it as your primary domain name for your hosting account. You should give careful thought to the name you register and use for this purpose.

If you go through your check out page, you will see other additional services that HostGator is suggesting to include in your hosting deal. If you don’t need them, simply click on the respective check box to uncheck each service.

When you get to item 5 which is the HostGator coupon code field, enter this coupon code in bold letters, BUSINESSDOER, and click the validate button. It will return “Validated” with a good mark if the HostGator discount coupon was successfully applied.

If everything is all right, your final order will read $141.49 as your HostGator web hosting fees for 3 years. It means for the next 3 years, you won’t worry yourself on how to get web hosting for your business.

As you can see above, you'll get a whopping discount of $216.71 from using BUSINESSDOER as your HostGator discount coupon. As soon as you have received a confirmation from HostGator through your email, forward the receipt to me from this link.

That is all you need to enroll in my free digital marketing course that will take you by the hand and teach you how to work from home and earn money online doing what you like and I teach legitimate online business opportunities. You can then go ahead to quit your day job and live the life of your dreams within 365 days of getting started.

You’ll succeed! Do you have any question to ask me? You can ask me from the comment section of this blog or email me straight away from the above link.