Getting online: turnkey business website providers
There are serveral online turnkey busienss website solutions to choose
from. Here are a few tips to help you make the best choice for you.
If you're like many small-business owners don't want to get involved in
all the technical aspects of builing their own website, several services in the
last few years of cropped up to help you get yoru service online. Turnkey
business website providers such as SiteBuildtIt, Homestead, and others have some
tools that provide convenience for setting up your own website.
What should you look watch out for?
Your own, unique web address. When signing up for a
service, your web address (or domain name) should be your own hosted by the
provider -- not part of a subdomain of the provider you are going with.
For example, your domain should be YourSiteNameHere.com not
Also, if you decide to switch services later, you should be able to move your
domain easily to the new service. Before you sign up, check carefully with
the terms of service on how your domain is handled.
Pleasant and functional template designs. Some of the
providers have very limited or poorly designed templates to choose
from. You'll want to your site to look professional, so before you
sign up, make sure you can see some samples sites and templates.
Ease of use. The system should be relatively
easy to use. After all, the whole purpose of using a turnkey website
service is to make it easier on you. How you can test this?
Most of the providers offer a money-back guarantee within the first few days or
weeks after you sign up. Sign up, but before you register or
transfer your domain to the service, spend some time working with the system to
build a sample site to see if the system is easy to use.
Search engine optimization tools and tracking.
Have a great loooking website is only part of the picture. If no one can
find your site when they do look-ups on the search engines, then the site will
not be of much use to you. Check to see what kind of search optimization
tools and help the provider has.
Other add-ons. Investigate to see if the service
has other add-ons available. As your site grows, you might want to
add e-commerce (a shopping cart) or send out emails (perhaps start your own
email newsletter or ezine).