Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Day 2 -- Getting Started

Welcome back to the business tips blog and your "starting a work at home business" seven day course!

If you remember (or go back and read) on day one of the course we talked about defining your reason for starting your business. That business tip is very important.

Today we are going to discuss another important step -- the step of actually getting started with your business.

So, here is day 2 -- "Getting Started Online"

Today's lesson is actually very basic to getting started in an online business, however, many people still overlook it, or fail to realize it, until they have already supposedly "started" their business but got nowhere.

So what is it? It's called getting a "Domain Name".

So, what exactly is a Domain Name?

Well, there some technical terms for it but all anyone really needs to know is that it is the name that identifies a site, or a link that you type in to your address bar to get to the site. For example, one of my domain names is:

It's very important that you create and online presence for yourself and your business. The best way to do this is with a website and the start of a website is getting a domain name.

I highly recommend you go and grab yourself a domain name as soon as you can. One of the best places for doing this is

Now, what should your domain name be?

Well, you can have anything you want (as long as it is available) but I recommend something like this as an example...

Let's say you are interested in building a Dog website that will promote dog toys, dog training information, dog products, and other dog stuff...

Then you would want the domain name to reflect what it is you're website is about.

So, a few examples of good domains for your Dog Website might be:

(please note that the above domain names are probably already taken. I don't know, I didn't check. I only listed them as examples)

It's also very important that you get a domain name that ends in .com because people see those as being the most credible and that is what most people will type in to find your site if they can't quite remember exactly what your domain was. You will see all sorts of other endings like .net , .info , .biz , .ws -- etc... but you should stay away from them as much as possible and stick with the .com

OK, that's all for today. Stay tuned for Day 3 of the "starting a work at home business" course. Come back in about two-three days for the next installment of your business tips blog. In the mean time you can be thinking of and registering your domain name.

Until next time... Have a great day!

Dedicated to your success,
Trent Brownrigg

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