4. Decide on a hosting plan
After you have decided which domain or set of domains you want to register from MyDomainMint.com, you need to decide what kind of hosting plan is going to work best for you. If you are small or medium sized business, we recommend you purchase the LINUX plan. There’s no long term contract required, which is great. You can pay monthly, quarterly or annually. We recommend purchasing annually; you save a ton of money in the long run.
A hosting company should be available 24/7 with a US phone number to contact. One of the reasons why we HIGHLY support MyDomainMint.com.
Once you have chosen your domain names and hosting account, check out and SAVE YOUR INFO! They will give you a customer number, you’ll choose a pin and remember your password! This is going to come in handy when you are ready to get your website done.
5. Decide what pages you want to have on your website
You may want to get in touch with a professional web design company to bounce ideas off of them on what pages you want to have. Look at competition. Google other companies that may be doing something similar to you. What are they doing? What is the difference between you and them? Write down what pages you think would help YOU sell YOUR services. Many people have the following pages to start with:
Some other pages that they add down the road, once they’ve been in business for a few months are:
You may be an actor who’s got a completely different business model; selling YOURSELF! Pages you might have are:
MEDIA or VIDEO
Other pages some actors add down the road are:
6. Look at competitors designs
While you’re looking through those competitor websites, check out what their designs are like. What are they doing that makes them look good? What are they doing that makes them look NOT professional? Write down 3-5 examples of what you like and don’t like. This will help your web company help YOU figure out what kind of website look you may be looking for.
… to be continued!