Purchase a Domain Name
The most essential part, to earn revenues through your website is to generate quality traffic. There are many legitimate ways of generating traffic on your website. We will be discussing a few of them in this blog series.
Before we start, lets discuss what are the essential things needed in order to generate traffic on your website.
A) Before you begin, just do a small brain storming session with your friends, family, colleagues etc on the contents of your website. In this blog series, we will take an example of “Travel Information” as our content for the website and we will see how we make a educative blog/website with relevant contents.
B) Now since you have zeroed down to the contents of your website, you need a domain name. You can purchase a domain name from various providers giving you various deals. Browse through a few of them and purchase a domain name from the provider, which fits your budget and has a good “Customer Support”. I repeat please check the customer service of the provider as you might require his help to set up your hosting account our transfer your DNS servers to another hosting provider. The tip for buying a domain name is that it should resemble the contents of your website. There are no hard and fast rules, but it helps your customer get a brief overview of the website he/she might be visiting.
C) After you have chosen your desired domain name, you will have to purchase a “Hosting Provider”. Many vendors give you a combine deal. Buying a domain name and a hosting provider are 2 separate purchases. You can even buy a domain and host it on free servers, but your customers will receive unwanted advertisements. So I would personally recommend to buy a domain name and a hosting service, where you can host the contents of your website.
D) Now you have a domain name and hosting provider. We will discuss in my next blog, ways of creating and designing an educative blog/website.