The Importance of a Website for Your Internet Home Business, Part I

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In our series of articles about building a successful internet home business, we’ve briefly talked about how you can use a website to boost your business. In this article, we’ll go over a home business website in more detail: why one can be beneficial, some steps to go about building one, and some possible disadvantages to having one. Further, this article will also explain why a website is a great place to begin your Internet marketing strategy.

Why Your Home Business Needs a Website

With the rise of the Internet, social media, and the prevalence of computers just about everywhere, having a website is almost a necessity for any serious business, whether it is based in the home or not. A website is a lot like a storefront for a internet home business – can you imagine a retail business doing very well without a storefront? Probably not.

A website will allow your internet home business to coordinate sales, list products, and tell your customers and followers when relevant events will be held. Further, a well-done home business website can generate traffic, sales, and revenue from all over the world – something that simply selling your products from a stall at the farmer’s market cannot do.

How to Build a Website for Your Home Business

Building your website can be a very complicated, or a very simple matter, and it all depends on how much time, money, and energy you’re willing to expend on it. If you want your own .com address, which will make your business seem more legitimate, then you’re going to have to buy the domain and pay to have it hosted. If you want your website to look very unique, then you won’t really be able to use a pre-existing template, meaning that it will take significantly longer to develop.

Alternatively, instead of trying to develop a website yourself, you can hire someone else to do it for you. Freshly graduated web design students are a great resource for this. Because your business will likely be small and the demands light, they shouldn’t have too much difficulty getting exactly what you want. Similarly, because they are fresh out of college and need experience more than anything, they won’t charge you an arm and a leg for the service.

The decision to have a website for your business is pretty straightforward, although how you go about getting that website off of the ground can be a complex decision. Before you act on anything, however, make sure that you shop around. See what websites you like, see what you don’t, and figure out what you would most like for yours to include.

In our next article of home business success tips, we’ll look another pair of reasons why your home business needs a website: advertising revenue and email lists.

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About Devon Brown

From over $40,000 in debt (and bankrupt at age 23, to now doing over $1-Milion in sales per year, Devon Brown (creator of RenegadeSuccess.com) enjoys teaching internet home business entrepreneurs the short-cuts he wishes he knew about when he first started. For free video advice that makes learning internet marketing FUN & SIMPLE, be sure to follow Devon on Facebook

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