Getting Started with an Online Business

Everything you need to start your online business. If you're still to get your online business idea up and running these are the resources to get you going in no time. If you've been dreaming of online success and have an idea inside that's burning to get out then it's time to take action and get going. The resources in this part of our directory will make it easy for you to choose a domain name, help you choose a web host and get your website up and running. And after that? Well that's when the real hard work begins (but don't worry, we've plenty of other online business resources to help you there too!).

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Good luck, and welcome to the world of OBO's.


Choose a Domain Name

Find the perfect domain name...
Tools and resources to help you brainstorm your domain name ideas, check if your domain name is available, and help you secure the perfect domain name for your online business....
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Find a Web Host

Choose the right web host for your site...
Use this list of web hosts to find the perfect web host for your online business, no matter how big or small your online entreprise is, or how big you hope it will become...
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Website Design

Get your website up and running...
Once you have a domain name and a host it's time to get your website designed and created. Blogs, websites, e-commerce stores or whatever, here's the tools and resources you need to get your ideas into reality...
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Blogging

Blogging tools and resources...
Blogging is one of the easiest ways to get started online and there's a huge amount of tools and resources available to get you up and running quickly...
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Buying (and selling) Websites

Buying websites...
Forget the hassles of creating and building a website. Sometimes it's simply easier to purchase an existing website so you can get on with the job of making money...
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One of the key problems with being an online entrepreneur is what is referred to as 'analysis paralysis'. There's so much information out there about online businesses that it can be overwhelming and daunting to the point that people put off taking any action at all. Sometimes the best course of action is to simply concentrate on the very next step that you need to take. Start with a domain name. Get that and then move on to a hosting solution. Get that then you move on to website design. Those three tasks combined could take you months or it could be done in 30 minutes. If you get stuck along the way, look up the solution. There's plenty of resources for the online entrepreneur out there so there's no reason you can't move forward. If you're unsure of a term or concept look it up in our glossary or research it online - the answers are at your fingertips.

Most things can be changed, so don't be afraid of making a mistake here and there. Most online business owners make mistakes along the way.

Remember, perfection is the enemy of 'good enough' and while it's not strictly true that 'build it and they will come' still prevails today, they certainly won't come if you don't build it.

So get started.