It’s now early December, which means that the new year – 2014 – will be here in less than a month. Most people who are deciding to start a business next year have already done a lot of the legwork to ensure that things go as smoothly as possible for the launch. That’s not an easy task, especially when it comes to all the ins and outs of getting a business up and running. If you are planning on launching an online business in 2014, here are four useful tips to keep in mind:
- Come up with a domain name.
- Buy the domain name from a Domain Registrar. (We recommend Domains Made Easy).
- Choose your Hosting Provider wisely. First, are you offering a product that sells services, or is it is an informational site? How you answer this question will determine what sort of hosting you will choose. Some hosting services offer full online shopping carts where you can sell your products, whereas some hosting companies cater to informational sites. This means you want to pick the right hosting company based upon your online business needs.
- You need a strong DNS provider in case your hosting provider goes down. With a DNS provider, if there is downtime, your traffic can be moved to other facilities and it can also be closely monitored – trust us on this one! You do not want downtime or slow speeds when you are launching an online business.
There you have it. These are the four most important aspects of getting started with an online business – choosing the right domain name, buying your domain name, choosing where to host it, and choosing the right DNS provider.
Now get out there, get online, and succeed!