Build From Scratch
May 27, 2012 Investing In Websites
Build from scratch, we'll outline some steps for creating your own websites to flip or to develop and hold on to. The steps are the same throughout. Additionally, you want to insure that the information provided here is something you consider for a website you may purchase to improve. By optimizing the website, you can make a larger profit from it when you sell it.
Domain Names: Choosing
As you consider the first part of your business, creating a domain name, you need to focus on key factors that help to make it successful.
The domain name is the website property's address, a key important tool to getting people to visit it. Here are some things to consider when choosing the most effective domain name for your business.
- Short and simple is best: Go for just one to two words in length. If you need to choose one that's three words in length, this is okay, too so long as it is a concise, easy to remember phrase.
- Look for the domain name to contain some keyword having to do with your niche. This gives you the best opportunity for optimization right from the start.
- For resell value, look for a domain name that has multiple meanings. This may make it more valuable when the time comes to sell it.
- Consider spellings carefully. Choose a domain name not misspelled easily since website parking owners are going to seize these up quickly in hopes of banking from your traffic's misspellings.
Once you have a few ideas, you can start working on it through the domain name registrar. You can use services like GoDaddy.com, Namecheap.com or Name.com, for example.
Hosting The Website
Now that you've selected the proper domain name, think about hosting the website. A hosting provider has the ability to keep your website up and running. You are purchasing part of their massive computer system that's able to house all of the data you require it to have.
Look for a hosting provider offering a low cost and reseller hosting plans. This gives you the ability to offer customers a hosting through you, which simply means you are referring them to the hosting service you have (and earning something for doing so.) Good options include HostGator.com and Asmallorange.com.
Hosting the website is important, of course, but you need to take into consideration the actual costs. You don’t need to have a lot of cost in most situations, but you do need reliability.
As you get your website up and running, you'll need to put content into it. This is not always the easiest process right from the start, especially if you aren't a writer. Here are some options to take into consideration.
This is cheap content that you can often get through various sources. As the buyer of it, you can edit it or change it as you see necessary. You can also claim ownership of it. Keep in mind that unique content is important!
Here, you can purchase the content and keep it the same. You can't modify it. You can't resell the content either.
Hire a Professional:
You can find good quality, unique content from a variety of writers to use on the site. Since part of good search engine ranking is unique content, this will help you in that regard. It also gives you content that is your copyright: you use it as you see fit.
Once you have these elements in place, you can further optimize your website to get better ranking. You may be planning to resell it or hold on to it. The goal here is again the same: make it the most profitable it can be so it makes you a larger profit.