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" Can You Really Get Your Own Website? "

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Can You Really Get Your Own Website?
(c) Jim Edwards - All Rights reserved
http://www.7DayeBook.com

Despite the fact that most of us take the Internet for granted, it
still holds a lot of mystery, even for people who use it every day.

Plenty of people surf the web, send email, get news, check stock
information, and use instant messenger, but the thought of putting
up their own web pages leaves them shaking with fear.

However, with all the changes online in the last few years, putting
up your own website rates easier than ever and creating any
website breaks down to 5 main elements.

** HTML Pages:

Seven or eight years ago it cost $75 an hour to get a web
designer to hand-code an html document for you to display
on the Web.

A simple website used to cost thousands of dollars.

Now, software will do it for you better, faster and for less than
the cost of dinner and movie.

In fact, Microsoft Word (the ever-popular word processing
program from Mr. Bill Gates) allows you to convert your
word processing documents to html pages automatically.

They may not be as "s~xy" as a high powered web-designer's
work, but my experience shows that the slicker pages with all
kinds of dancing and flashing "junk" don't do as well as the sites
that load fast and get to the point!

Bottom line:
After just some minimal instruction, if you can use a word
processor, you can create your own Web pages and link them
together to form an effective Web "site."


** Domain and Website Hosting:

Domain names used to cost $70 or more to register for a year,
but now you can get your own dot-com for only $8.95 per year at
www.GoDaddy.com

I personally paid more than $100 a month for basic website
hosting back in 1998, but you can get better, more full-featured
service now for less than $10 a month!

In fact, for smaller sites, you can get a domain name AND a
year's hosting at www.DotEasy.com for only $25 a year.


** FTP To Your Web Server:

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) intimidates people more than any
other part of the website building process...
probably because it *sounds* intimidating.

The word "Protocol" makes me think of some dreadful medical
procedure out of a Frankenstein movie!

Yet FTP is simply the process of transferring (uploading) your
web pages from your computer to another computer called a
Web "server."

A Web server is just a computer permanently connected to
the Internet to "serve" files to your website visitors.

That's all it is... just another computer that Web surfers
connect to in order to view your Web pages.

Go to www.SmartFTP.com for a free program that works
virtually identically to "Windows Explorer" and allows you
to just "drag and drop" html files to your Web server.


** Pay Me!

If you wanted to accept credit cards on your website five or six
years ago, it cost hundreds of dollars just to apply and it felt like
you needed a National Security clearance to get accepted for a
merchant account.

Now you can quickly, easily, and securely accept credit card and
even check payments through your website with no monthly fees.

Check out PayPal.com, ClickBank.com, and PaySystems.com for
more information.


** Targeted Traffic:

Unless your Website exists strictly to serve family or
friends, eventually you'll need some traffic.

Hundreds of books exist to teach you how to get website traffic
from free search engines, your own affiliate sales force, publishing
articles online, and even how to quickly get hundreds of other
sites to link to you.

No matter how you choose to get traffic, remember,
"All clicks are not created equal!"

The key is to only pay for tightly targeted traffic with a
specific interest in what you sell on your website.


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About the Author:
Jim Edwards is a syndicated newspaper columnist and the
creator of an amazing course that will teach you step-by-
step and click-by-click how to finally create your own
money-making mini-sites...

Finally! A Quick and Easy Way For YOU to Painlessly Set Up Your OWN Moneymaking 'Mini' Websites... Without Being a Computer Geek, Buying Expensive Software, or Paying Outrageous Fees To A Webmaster!
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********** Additional References **********

241Leads.com's Lead Doubler™ - build your lists.

Stop Those ClickBank Refunds ! - reduce your refund rate.

ClickBank Vendor SuperTips - answers questions about ClickBank.

33 Days to Online Profits - step-by-step roadmap to an internet business.

Mike Chen's BizAutomator - task automator: "answer emails, design web pages, write programs, post on forums".

The Money Browser - direct to desktop stream of money making information.



Best wishes for your online success!

Stan Smith




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