Website Development – Top 3 Tips for Getting Started & No Longer Feeling Overwhelmed
Do you know today a website is as essential as a business card? Yet many professionals feel overwhelmed with the prospect of setting up their business websites.
Do you feel overwhelmed with the idea of starting your own website? Website Development: Top 3 Tips for Getting Started and No Longer Feeling Overwhelmed provides three easy to follow tips to begin your entry into the world wide web!
1. Create A Name.
One of the first steps for developing a coaching website is creating a business name, and registering a domain name for your website.
A domain name is the keyword before .com, .net, .org, etc. For example the domain name for bayareacoach.com is bayareacoach.
For your coaching business, you ideally want to register a .com domain name. The reason for this is .com is associated with businesses, whereas .org is for non-profits, and .net is for networking companies (i.e. Verizon.net).
You can go to any number ofengines (for example go to directnic.com), to see if your domain name is available. Be patient with this process as it takes a lot of creativity to find a name that has not already been taken.
2. Remember Your Own Name Has Value.
With professions that require a personal touch such as coaching or medicine, you will want to register your own name (yourname.com). For example, I own neerapuri.com. Registering a domain name is relatively inexpensive. Sometimes people are more likely to remember your name, than even your business. If they misplace your business card, and try to Google your name, your registered personal name will show up in a domain name search.
Once you know a domain name is available, you will want to contact your web designer to know where to register the domain name for your website development. Many professionals do register multiple domain names, given they are so affordable. Usually with your domain name registration, you can set up a free domain forwarding rule that will point any domain you register to your working website. This way, you can focus on developing one really good website, and forward the other inexpensive domain names you registered to your main business website.
3. Registering Your Domain Name.
You generally want to register your domain name with the place you are going to host your website- the place it will be held for work by the web designer. For example, if your web designer prefers to host your website on Bluehost.com, then you want to register your domain there.
Once you register your domain name for your website, you will feel marvelous, overcome your fear of websites, and be on your way to your first professional website!
Visitfor tips and strategies for marketing your website. Dr. Neera Puri is the founder and CEO of Bayareacoach.com. She is a clinical psychologist and business coach who assists with creative marketing, practice building, and overcoming writing blocks. Contact her at
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