My question is about internet marketing?
I want to open an internet store, and then promote it by giving commissions to online marketers.
Anyone know of an easy way to do this?
Someone suggested using Yahoo for the website, then Google Adsense to promote it, is this the best way?
I would first suggest to you to get your own domain name followed by getting a web hosting account then build your website and selecting a good shopping cart program and then market your site. Let me briefly share with you more details on each of those steps.
(1) You need buy your domain name so think of a good name, in fact make a list, as most likely the name you want is already taken. Make your domain name not necessarily the name of your company, but if possible try to include a few keywords, or keyword phrases related to what your website will be all about or what main products you might be selling, the theme of your site, into your domain name. Keep it short, no more then 2-3 syllables, and easy to remember for others.
To help you decide on a name and also check to see if it’s available, you can use this free online service:
In any event, when you buy your domain name you might want to consider getting both your .com and .net and .org names otherwise someone else will. You can get a domain name now for less then $10.00 a year per name.
(2) Web hosting. It will be critical that you get web hosting that will allow you to run your own shopping cart program and offer other features too. There are thousands of web hosting companies out there. You might want to consider doing a search for “web hosting reseller accounts” that would allow you to have your own web host account, plus allow you to sell to others their own web host account.
Usually a reseller account is no different then any other web host account except you can have unlimited domains and help pay your costs while offering to others to sell to them their own web host accounts. Everything is automated and very easy to do. You can get a reseller web host account for as low as $6.00 a month. You can also get your own VPS (Virtual Private Server) web host account and even your very own dedicated server.
The important thing to remember about a web hosting account is what they give you. Some hosts offer you 1,000 email accounts which is absurd. It’s not a selling point.
You want to have things like the ability to run PHP scripts (many of the better shopping cart programs are in PHP), you want to have enough hard drive space; enough bandwidth space plus the ability to run many other programs like a message forum, a blog, read your web statistics, etc.
You can check out these sites and learn more about their web hosting features:
(3) Shopping cart program. You will need to decide if you want to buy your own shopping cart program or use a service llike Americart that makes it really simple for you to setup your products and then go through their secured servers and then send you back the orders for you to process.
There are many good shopping cart programs out there, including a few free ones. A number of my clients enjoy using X-Cart and Lite Commerce. There are also some very good Open Source free ones. These programs make it easy for you to display your products and allow for a secured check out process. However, you will also need to have a merchant gateway service like 2checkout.com or Paypal to process your orders.
The shopping cart programs simply sell your products and tie-in to a gateway processing center. Much of this is automated and the shopping cart programs today are all setup to work with many different payment systems.
In addition to your shopping cart program, you will need to have a Secured Certificate, or SSL certificate, that shows your customes that when they buy something from you that they are on a secured web server.
Often your web host might have a shared SSL certificate or you can buy your own ranging in price from $30 up to $100 a year. It must be renewed each year and often the SSL authority, or your web host technical help, will install this certificate for you on your web host account.
(4) Marketing. Yes, on your website you can have Google Adsense so that you can make a nominal income from ads being clicked, but make sure your users aren’t clicking and then leaving your site too. However, to market your website’s products, there are many things you can do.
Yes, you can create like your own affiliate program, and there’s free software out there to do this too, where you reward other website owners to help promote your website and reward them in various ways. However, the best 2 ways to bring people to your website would be through making your site search engine friendly (SEO we call it) and paying to have your site advertised based on keywords. I have clients who spend only $3-$4.00 a day in ads on specific keywords related to their site and products and do very well.
When you design your website to be search engine friendly, then your website pops-up in top search engine results, we call them the SERPs, based on keywords that users are searching on and those same keywords found on your web pages.
More significantly, having other quality sites linking to your site is more piviotal. And then paying to advertise your site too. So both organic listings and paid listings give you the big push for others to find your website.
Here’s a good free online tutorial about making your website search engine friendly: and Matt Cutt’s SEO Blog:
You can learn more about Google Adwords and Yahoo’s PPC (Pay Per Click) advertising programs by just searching for them. It would be Adwords, not Adsense, to advertise your own site. Adsense are ads you put on your own site to make some money when others click on your ads.
Well, these are the basics. It’s not really that hard today to get your own website and store going.
what is the best way to market my website desite designing?
I am doing free lance website designing business how I can advertise & market my product.Pls give some Ideas to me.
Craigslist or BackPage. Free advertising tools for your service! I would also look at forums. Particularly, www.warriorforum.com There are Internet Marketers ALWAYS lookling for web designers.
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