Creating a website for your home business
It is possible to earn money online, managing your business from home. But in order to do this, you must have a website. Most people who start a home business will try to build their own, it’s okay if you know what you’re doing, but it can reflect badly if you don’t. Home based business websites should look professional but not too flashy.
Some work-from-home opportunities include a website when you sign up, but if you’re starting a business, consider one of two options.
1) Pay someone to create your website. Look around you, websites can be bought cheaply these days.
2) Use a free or paid template. Web designers also work from home and are happy to work for low fees to start their own online / from home business.
Make sure your website is consistent.
Your clients will want to see a consistent web design. Most users will make an impression of your site in seconds. The difference between a good looking site and a bad looking site is a possible loss of sale.
If you run an ecommerce business from home, don’t try to build the shopping cart yourself. Use a third party product like PayPal, particularly good at selling some products and well respected. Payment processors like PayPal take care of your data protection requirements and allow you to continue promoting your business on the Internet.
Third party software
With a small investment, you can purchase an entire shopping cart, or if you are on a tight budget, you can use an open source e-commerce product. Either way, if your home business sells a lot of products, why try to reinvent the wheel?
Paid host or free host?
Do not make me laugh! A year of Internet hosting with your own domain name costs less than inviting someone to dinner. If you don’t make this one investment, why bother starting a home business? Owning a domain adds professionalism to your business. How many www. mysite.myinternetserviceprovidername.com websites you have seen are successful online businesses?
How much does all this cost?
Hosting your new website and equipping it with e-commerce can cost you less than $ 100 per year. This depends on how many products you sell and how much work you are willing to do yourself. But be realistic, know your limitations, and know when to ask for help!
Good luck working from home.