If you have been around the world of internet marketing and online business for even a short time, you have probably heard the advice that you should have your own site. But why? And what would you do with it anyway?
I think most people just don’t know where to start. It may also be perceived that your own site must be like the others you have seen, selling your own product or service or information, or setting up your own affiliate program, and so on.
This is just not the case. Your own site could be similar to this one, where you set up a blog or even a discussion forum. You would write pretty much whatever you want, or with a forum, you could get other people to contribute to your content.
It is not every little word that is important; it is the fact that you own the site, and you frequently add unique content, articles, etc. The idea is to make it your own. Then you use the content you provide to review or promote someone else’s products and services so that you can earn affiliate commissions.
Unique content, with a few good keywords sprinkled throughout, will get your site ranked in the search engines. When people find your site, they may click some of the links you have there and you make money.
Your own site can also be used to build your own list. Get an autoresponder and add the signup form to your site so visitors can sign up to your newsletter.
Your own site will be anything you want it to be; you are not stuck with the same pages everyone else advertises. You can use your own site to promote every program you are a member of, all from one place. And by also building your list from your own site, it will become the hub of all your online business activities.
If you don’t know where to start, Global Domains International (GDI) provides easy installation of several site designs, such as a blog or forum, so you don’t have to figure it all out for yourself.