Sunday, November 29, 2009

Create My Website - First Major Steps on Starting Your Own Website and Helping it Run Smoothly


Author: Bassmunchkin

Creating your own website can be something that you have only ever thought about, but it seems that as far as you honestly believe, this is the nearest you will ever get to making money working online, because the knowledge needed seems to take you back to the time when you first learned how to start up a computer.

Well, I would like to share six points with you that will help explain creating your website, can be something that you CAN honestly begin doing once you understand these basic areas.

1) One of the 1st things you will need is a domain name, which you will need to purchase and it represents what you will call your website.

You will have to pay a yearly fee for your domain name, which will cost you about $10.

Please bear in mind that your domain name is NOT your website as I first thought when I started, it is only the name within the title of your site.

2) You will also require web hosting. When we send information from our computers to the internet, it passes through a hosting company, which has massive servers.

These are needed to be able to send your pictures, letters and everything else that you are going to put on the web.

Every website has a hosting company and this will cost you about $10 a month.

3) An autoresponder completes the 3 major parts that are required in creating your own website.

This fascinating subject is what allows you to be away from your business at any time, yet you will make money being online whilst your ever growing list of customers... continue to receive your pre-written follow up messages, free gifts, information on future dates, seminars and anything that you programmed it to do.

Even whilst you are sleeping, this will allow your business to run on autopilot.

4) House keeping is a subject that when you make money working online, you need to free up as much of your valuable time as you possibly can, so you can be more counter productive.

It will result in keeping track of everything you need to build your site and you will be able to locate what ever you need within seconds, rather than searching through all your folders and wasting valuable time.

What I suggest you do is create a new folder on your desktop and name it the website you are working on.

If you call your website "build my website" for example, then that is what you should call your folder.

Put everything that belongs to it like photos, pages, banners and images all inside it, so that when you need one of the items, you just go to your desktop, open up the folder and take out what you need.

5) Do you find that when you try to send or download a picture it takes a long time to go, well that is because it was saved as a LARGE file size.

Let me explain... when you have a picture that is visually to big on your screen, if you click inside it then drag one of the corners inwards, it shrinks but the actual image size in kilobytes stays the same, so it still takes the same amount of time to send.

You need to click inside the photo, then click the tool drop down menu on your editing software and then click resize.

Tick the scale proportionally box and adjust the width or height of the picture.

Once the size shows below 100 kilobytes, you can save it in the folder on your desktop, that we referred to in the last section.

6) Now to get your website up onto the internet, you will need to download a FREE program called an FTP. This stands for file transfer protocol.

Basically this shows two screens, one is your computer and the other is your hosting company.

Once you have this open you drag the files from your side, over to the host side and this in turn puts your files up onto the internet.

Now click on the link  If you would like a more comprehensive detailed explanation on any of these subjects, as well as the complete guide to creating your own website.


Regards and best wishes
Terry Bass

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About the Author:

I am 48, and live in the Uk. I am married with 2 adult children and two grandchildren. I have been in IM since June 2008 and I am now building my business full time. My hobbies include camping and playing the acoustic guitar

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