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Chapter 2 – Laying the Foundations In this chapter we will choose your domain name, buy it, purchase web hosting, link them together, and get everything ready to start working on your new business.

Step 2 – Buying A Domain Name There are a lot of contradicting views on what sort of domain name to buy. Personally I think you are trying to create a brand, so finding a domain name full of keywords isn’t that important. And since the Panda and Penguin updates, it appears that Google doesn’t think it is that important either. For example, if you were writing about xbox 360 games, you might think you have to choose a name like xbox-360-games.com. But that is hardly memorable and looks cumbersome. I’d rather choose something like 360GamingWorld.com or 360GamingZone.com (available as at 24/08/12). Hey, I quite like those names…hmmmmm. The old me would have bought one of those, set up a basic site, never update it because I don’t know anything about xbox games, then get grumpy when I have no visitors and make no money. However, the new me realises I have no passion for the subject so will leave it for someone else who does. Maybe you? I always try to get a .com but as you are creating a brand name, that is easier than finding a keyword rich domain. I buy my domains at GoDaddy.com. Go there and check to see if the domain name you want is available. The domain name checker is on the home page. Once you have found one that you want, go ahead and buy it! Only buy the domain name at the moment.

Step 3 – Buying Hosting So the domain name is the name of your site but now you need some ‘space’ on the web to put your website. This is called hosting. I don’t buy the hosting at GoDaddy. I like to buy it from Hostgator. I prefer the control panel you get with it. If you also choose Hostgator, use the coupon codes wpparadise25 (25% off) or wpparadise994 ($9.94 off) at the checkout. They will save you money. Real World Profit – Website

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Real World Profit - Website  

A step by step guide to creating a sustainable long term business which you can gradually grow in your spare time. Get the foundations right...

Real World Profit - Website  

A step by step guide to creating a sustainable long term business which you can gradually grow in your spare time. Get the foundations right...

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