Why Your Business Needs a Web Presence
All businesses these days need to have a web site because they are inexpensive to create and maintain and they provide valuable information to your customers. Any business can benefit from having a web site simply for the inexpensive advertising that you can get with a web site. At roughly $5 to $15 dollars a month for web space and $10 a year to purchase a .com domain name it is silly for any business to not have a web site.
As a business owner you want your web site to provide valuable information to your potential customers. Every potential customer these days want to do all of their comparing of services and products from the comfort of their own home. If you don’t provide the information they are looking for to help compare your services you will lose business. There are a few things you should include on your web site when you create one.
Main Page is the first page people will go to when they come to your web site. This page should get your potential customers attention with your business brand. This page should include some images and be well organized to keep your surfers attention.
Services and Products Page should be included in your web site to tell your potential customers about what you do or what you provide. This page should sell your products or services and tell your potential customers why your products or services are superior to others. As your business and page increases in popularity, you can begin to accept payments on-line. This will make your business a store that is open 24/7 making you money.
Contact Page is a crucial page for every business that has a web site. This page lets people know exactly how to contact you should they want you purchase your product or service. This can be as simple as an email address that can contact you or an on-line form that people can type into and send to you. If you provide any service for your customers you want to include your phone number, fax number is (available), and directions to your business if you want people visiting you. A map is always a good option as well if you are trying to get people to get to business.
The three items above are always needed on your business web site to give the surfer the basic information about your business. Feel free to be creative and add pictures of you doing your business or your employees doing work. Web sites should also convey a sense of family and togetherness to provide trust for the customer. Well that about wraps it up for this article. I hope you have enjoyed it and found it to be informative.
Ever since a few prime domain registrations sold for as much as $8 million, domain squatting has become one way of earning big bucks in the cyber world. Domain monetization has become a career for many individuals.
Domain name speculation is like investing in the share market; you could raking in big bucks or make a loss. Most techies consider domain name speculation a way to make a fast buck as it is low investment with a huge profit potential. However, these days registering domains could also lead to your getting embroiled in the entanglement of a law suit.
According to major registrars, the parked domain business nets over $5 – 8 million each year.
1.Domain pages can be registered for small sums of money with a full refund if cancelled within 5 days. So, you can select a few names and see what happens.
2.If the “name” is an important one then it could sell for between USD 5000–USD 8 million dollars. If you are lucky you could buy a name that has great demand.
3.While parked you can earn from the web site by running ads and generating traffic. Revenue from text ads is projected to be approximately USD 400-600 million world wide. According to Susquehanna Financial Group it is expected to become a USD 1 billion dollar business by 2007.
4.One can use Google’s AdSense to turn the parked pages into some use.
5.It is important to use the forwarding and redirection service offered by the domain registrar. Only then, will all searches that are related even closely to the name registered by you will be forwarded to your site.
6.Tie up with a suitable affiliate program. Then you will make money by simply redirecting surfers to sites they are aiming for. For example if your site is onlinebooks.com then by setting up an affiliation with a book seller or online library you will benefit greatly.
7.You can at an appropriate time sell the domain name on an auction site.
One such broker is GreatDomains.com. To give you an idea, domains like internetbank.com sold for $92,800 while a1restaurants just sold for $730.
To be successful, you have to create a system. First you must find out on a regular basis which domain names are for sale, which ones have expired, and which names are likely to have a “demand” on the market. Then, you need to register as a merchant on a popular site that has high traffic like Aftenic or eBay and display what you have for sale. High quality domains, you will find, immediately receive bids. All you need to do is keep in mind a suitable price and sell for a profit.
As a “domain investor” you need to know which ones to buy. Assured are names that end with .com or .org. The estimated income if you are clever could be as high as USD 5000- 10,000 each month. However, don’t let the thrill of profit carry you to the deep end. Financial disasters can happen quickly. Invest a little, get back your investment and then reinvest the profit.
Domain buying and selling can become addictive just like poker or horseracing.