The Planning and Preparation All Leads to This: Website Launch Time! Make Sure You Have All Your Ducks in a
Row Prior to Going Live.
It is time to blastoff into the world of the internet! You've come a long way
if you've worked through each step. Now it is time to put the technical pieces into place. You are
about to "go live" and start serving and profiting.
The technical aspects are the last thing you need to work through before you have
your site humming along. So, keep reading and working! These are the next steps:
Website Launch: Choose Your Domain Name
It is relatively easy to
pick a domain name. It is much harder to pick a good one. There are many factors that you need to
consider when picking the domain name that will represent you and your website. Click the link for factors to
consider when you Choose Your Domain
Website Launch: Register Your Domain
Choosing your domain name is the difficult part.
Registering it is relatively easy. But, there are a few things you should consider. Click the link to
Register Your Domain
Website Launch: Choose Your Hosting
There are services that
will host your site or blog free of charge. I know of no one who runs a profitable website or blog that uses
them. You'll see why in this section.
There are, however,
several hosting options that allow you to get good hosting and many bonus services at a tremendously affordable
price. Click the link for information that will help you Choose Your
Launch: Merchant Accounts
If you serve people well, they are going to want to give you
money in exchange for what you provide. Make it easy for them!
Click the link for information on Website Merchant
Website Launch: Testing Your Website or
Before you open your website or blog to the
general public, you must make sure it is functioning exactly like it is supposed to function. There
is nothing that will undermine your credibility or sabotage trust quicker than shoddy
Would you buy something from a website that misspelled every
third word? Would you trust information from a site that is so poorly designed that words overlap or other
things make it difficult to get at the information you want?
You must test your site or blog extensively before going
live. Make sure it is snafu-free. Click the link for information on Testing Your Website.
Website Launch: Legal Obligations
You want all the traffic in the world to come
to your website. All the attention you can generate with your site is positive. Unless it
is some Federal agency that is snooping around.
The last thing you need is to be sued by the Feds for failing to
comply with a few simple things. Make sure you have your legal house in order before going live!
Click the link to make sure you are compliant with the Website Legal
Website Launch: Data Collection
In order to maximize the benefits of your site
(for others and yourself), you are going to need to be able to track data. There are several ways to do
this. Click the link to understand the how and why of Website Data
Website Launch: Get Help from Experts
This site should be a tremendous benefit to
anyone getting into an online business for the first time. But, as you refine your skills, you'll need
even more help. Whenever you are ready, there are experts in your particular niche that will help you
Make these people a part of your team. Depending on which
options you have selected so far, you can find additional resources here. Click the link to Get Help from Other Experts.
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