Website 101 for Home Businesses

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For many people, running a profitable household business is a dream come true. Even so, as with any enterprise, there are many pitfalls and risks. Whether you are just starting out with your company or you’ve been running it for several years, you can benefit from the advice in this post.

FINDING A DOMAIN NAME

You can look at Instant Domain Search to find out if the domain name that you want is available. If the name that you want is not available, you can look on Sedo to see if you can purchase a domain name that suits your business. There are many factors to research when finding a domain name. If you need help finding a domain name that will help you get higher rankings on Google and other search engines, WebNet International will be happy to research this for you.

GET EMAIL ADDRESS (myemail@MyDomainName.com)

As soon as you have found a domain, you need to established an email account or two that domain. It can really help you endorse your company and have a far more qualified visual appeal in your business. It will also give you additional tools to use when organizing your small business. For instance, one domain name may be for sales (sales@yourname.com). Another email address could be used for providing information (info@yourname.com). It is better not to put your email address directly on your website. If you do this many people will send spam to your email. If the website visitor fills out a form, you can hide your email address. If you get a free gmail account for your business, you can forward the email from your domain to your gmail account. Gmail allows you to send mail as the gmail account or your domain name account.

GET A 800 PHONE NUMBER

Use a 1-800 amount for your small business phone calls. This offers you a skilled appearance especially if you are working from home. You really should by no means have business telephone calls going to your private cell phone. Maintain your business enterprise calls independent from personal phone calls. Never put your personal cell phone number on your website unless you want to get lots of telemarketing and crank calls.

PUT REVIEWS AND TESTIMONIALS ON YOUR WEBSITE

Be absolutely sure to put helpful recommendations and reviews on your website, but never overdo it.  I personally like it when the internet pages for products or services, have real user reviews with a common rating, conveniently offered close to the name of the product or service.

SIGN UP FOR GOOGLE + AND GET CUSTOMERS TO WRITE REVIEWS ON GOOGLE+

Google + is a free service. Go here to sign up your business account. Be sure to put a Google + link on your website. Then you can get your customers to go to this page in order to write a review for your business. Favorable ratings in Google + will help you with your rankings on Google.

GET A BUSINESS BANK ACCOUNT

When you tart a home business, it can be a great advantage to speak to someone at your financial institution who is proficient about business accounting. They will be equipped to assistance you in getting a small business bank account, getting checks with your business name on it, and even applying for a company line of credit history or credit card.

GET A PAYPAL ACCOUNT FOR ONLINE PURCHASES

Go to PayPal to get a free merchant account for online purchases. There is a 2.2$-2.9% transaction fee for each purchase, but it is free to set up an account.

KEEP GOOD RECORDS

Keep exact and complete monetary records for your enterprise. If you are at any time audited by the IRS or neighborhood income authorities, you will need to clearly show proof of your business earnings and expenses. Preserving very good records also helps you maintain track of how very well, your company is progressing from month to month.

These are the basics that need to be accomplished before starting a home business. WebNet International has helped  small business owners, since 1995, with domain name research, domain name registration, printing business cards, creating a logo, developing a website, hosting websites and marketing. If you need help with your small business or home business, give us a call. 205-314-5768.