Getting Started

So what are the basic steps to get started?

      1. Get a Domain Name registered
      2. Get a Web Hosting account, or commission your webmaster to set one up for you.
      3. Design a website – or choose a template that you are happy to start with.
      4. Create your content – text, images video – just as you would for any ‘in-print’ marketing material.

What is Web Hosting?

  • A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their own website accessible via the World Wide Web. Web hosts are companies that provide space on a server they own or lease for use by their clients as well as providing Internet connectivity, typically in a data center. Web hosts can also provide data center space and connectivity to the Internet for servers they do not own to be located in their data center, called colocation.

What is Web Design?

  • Web design is the skill of creating presentations of content (usually hypertext or hypermedia) that is delivered to an end-user through the World Wide Web, by way of a Web browser or other Web-enabled software like Internet television clients, microblogging clients and RSS readers.

I have no website but am successful selling products in the “real world”. How do I get started?

  • the best way to start to search online as a potential customer and look at what your competition are doing.
  • a website can be used for marketing, to an existing and new customer base.
  • it can be used for product delivery of digital content, ie: music, software, ebooks, information videos and educational products, etc
  • it can be used as a virtual catalogue for mail order products, and facilitate online ordering.
  • it can be used for customer services…

How do I promote my website?

  • Internet marketing, also referred to as i-marketing, web-marketing, online-marketing or e-Marketing, is the marketing of products or services over the Internet. The Internet has brought media to a global audience. The interactive nature of Internet marketing in terms of providing instant responses and eliciting responses are the unique qualities of the medium.