Last updated on September 2nd, 2020. Posted in Web Design For Business.
Important web hosting features are critical. Setting up web hosting is quite obviously an important aspect of getting your business online and bringing it to life. But web hosting can often be a confusing and daunting issue. On top of the litany of terms, hosting plans, options, and add-ons, there are a huge number of companies and packages to sift through and choose from. Which one is right for you? (more…)
Making your website secure is critically important. If you’re concerned about keeping your website secure, then you're in the right spot -- that's what this post is all about. One of the most important issues when running a website (especially an online business site) is keeping everything secure and locked down. Oddly though, this is a topic that's rarely addressed. To me, securing our websites, our businesses, and ultimately our ability to earn revenue online is a huge, huge priority. And the good news is, none of this is too technical or difficult. It just takes a bit of forethought and maybe some planning on our part. In this post, I'm going to outline my four step process to ensure your site is highly secure for a long time to come. Let me show you what it's all about! (more…)
Often, businesses need email without web hosting. In fact, in a previous tutorial, we talked about why using the free email service that comes with your web hosting can lead to unnecessary headaches for you and your small business. Or, you might be in a situation where you've signed up with web hosting that doesn't offer email service at all (as is the case with hosts like WP Engine). Either way, in this tutorial, we'll take a look at a few of the best business-grade, dedicated email services to handle your website's communication. Remember, we always want to keep our business's essential web services separate from one another. (more…)
Understanding how e-commerce transactiosn work is important. Being able to accept credit card payments is the crux of every online business, large or small. If you can't accept credit cards, you won't have much of an online business! But with so much technical jargon, it can all seem very complicated. What are the key components, and how do they fit together? If you're a small business owner who wants to get clarity on how ecommerce works, then you're in the right spot! In this post, I'll lay out all the pieces for you and show you how they fit together. And, you'll discover that it really isn't all that complicated at all. Ready? Then let's go! (more…)
Last updated on September 2nd, 2020. Posted in Business Fundamentals.
How to start your own business online -- Building a business website might seem overwhelming. There are a lot of moving parts. In fact, you may even be asking yourself, "Should I start a business online in the first place?" After all, you don't want to start down the path...only to discover that none of this is for you. So here, you'll get a detailed look at what's involved in starting your own business online. And, you'll get a detailed look at how to start your own business online right -- the first time! (more…)
Understanding the different ways to build a website is important when you're planning your online business. But as I'm sure you know, there are a lot of different methods and approaches to building websites these days. It can be confusing to know which option is best. So in this post, you'll get a break down of the six different ways to build a website. And, you'll discover which of these is the best suited for you and your business website. By the end, you'll have a set of the best web design methods to help build your online business. Let's get started! (more…)
How do you start a business online? Getting your business and your website live on the web is a big step in the right direction. But the whole process -- all the steps to start an online business -- can seem complicated and confusing. Here, you'll get detailed information about everything involved in getting your business website set up right. You'll get everything from which tools and web hosting are best, to a handful of approaches to how to start an online business for free. Whether you're brand new to this and want to know how to start online business from home, or if you've been at this a while and want to gain a deeper understanding, you'll get it all in this detailed guide! Let's jump into it! (more…)
Welcome to the third and final part of our three-part tutorial on keeping your business's web services separated—domain registration, web hosting, and email. In part one, you got an overview of why it's important to keep your business's essential services independent of one another, and I gave you a handful of analogies to help explain what goes on in what I'll call the web services market. (more…)
This is part two of our three-part tutorial on keeping your business's website services separated—domain registration, web hosting, and email. In part one, you got an overview of why it's important to keep your online business's essential services independent of one another, and I gave you a handful of analogies to help explain what goes on in what I'll call the web services market. (more…)
When running a business website, there are three critical components that you'll want complete control over: Your website's domain name, your web hosting, and your website's email. The longer you're involved in running your own business's website, and with web design in general, the more you realize just how important it is to keep these three services separated and isolated from one another. Experience has taught me that by keeping these three components separate, if a problem ever arises with one of them, the other two won't be affected at all. (more…)