Getting Started Online

Getting Started Online


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You will need to purchase a domain name, a hosting account and an autoresponder before getting started online.

1. Domain Name

The domain name is the name you give your website (yourdomainname.com)and is a necessity if you want to have a website online.

For more information on domain names see Domain Name Registration

You can purchase a domain name from a registrar such as Go Daddy or Namecheap for approximately $10-$20 per month.

To learn how to create a nonprofessional or personal website using a free sitebuilder see How To Create a Free Website With a Free Domain.

Before you decide whether or not a free website is for you see Why You Should Not Create a Free Website.

2. Hosting Account

A hosting account is required. They provide the space on the web where your website files are stored. For step by step instructions on uploading your website files to your web host see FTP - Upload Files Using Filezilla.

Purchase a hosting plan from DRC Webs and receive my Website Templates Free.

Hosting costs start as low as $4.35 for Basic Hosting. Prices go up from there depending on what you need for your business.

Hostgator is one of the many hosting providers that you can choose from.

3. Autoresponder

An Autoresponder is used to build your list and manage your subscribers. An autoresponder is not essential to creating a website and getting it online. It is necessary however, in order for you to build a list of targeted subscribers.

You can purchase an autoresponder for approximately $20 per month.


As you can see getting started online is inexpensive. You can get started for less than $100.



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