1-Find A Product
Before you can begin to build a website online you must know what you are going to sell or promote. If you have your own product, make sure it has a common identifier. If you are promoting someone else’s product make sure you know the description before you move to step 2.
2- Get A Domain Name
The second step you need to do to build a website online is to establish a domain name based on your product description and buy a domain with that name. If you cannot find a domain exactly with your product you should get a domain with the product in the domain somehow. Most domain registries restrict the domain length to 63 characters, but you can get pretty creative with 63 characters. There is a fee associate with a domain name but the fees can range from a few dollars to thousands. Unless you are a huge company the odds are you just need to spend a few dollars.
3- Choose An Online Web Host
A web host is nothing more than the location where you will put your site once you build a website online. They typically provide you with the tools to upload your site, install graphics, establish email addresses and all round maintenance of your site. Once you sign up with a host you will have your domain “point” to the host so the internet knows your web site is on that space. Think of your hosting service as your landlord. They rent you space on their server so your site has a place to stay. If you are just starting out, look for hosts that have small packages that can grow as your business grows.
4- Build Some Pages
Once you have your domain on your host server it’s time to build a website online by adding content. You can either build HTML pages or us WordPress templates. WordPress has become so popular because it is free and considered one of the easiest content management for beginners to learn and has great online tutorials and training. While HTML is not hard to learn with the WYSIWYG HTML editors, most host servers now have a quick install option for WordPress. There are also free HTML and WYSIWYG editors as well. Your host should be able to give you definite instructions on how to upload pages and graphics.
5- Inserting Affiliate Links And Monetizing Your Site
If you have your own product to sell or are just trying to build a website online for fun, you will not need to insert links. But if you have made the decision to become an affiliate marketer or you are promoting other’s products you will need to find the affiliate links associated with the products you are promoting. The affiliate vendor you have chosen will provide you with a link that is specific to you so you can place the link on your site for visitors to go to.
6-Getting Your Site Noticed On the Web
When you feel you have completed the basic tasks in order to build a website online, your site is ready but you need the search engines and visitors to find your website. Some ways to get your site noticed by the search engines and visitors is to submit your site to Google and Bing, write articles for article directories referencing your site or participate in Pay Per Click through Google. There are free and expensive ways to get your site noticed. Set a budget, even if it is zero, and start working on getting traffic to your online website.