Steps to Starting A Small Business Online

By: Zach Allred

The steps to starting a small business online can be systematically approached. First determine weather you will be selling your own product or service or someone else's. Since you will be building your business online you can also join a business opportunity such as an mlm and do extremely well.

If you promote a product or service that you love and are passionate about you will enjoy much long term success. If you follow the links at the end of this article you will be taken to my website where you will find many ideas for online businesses but make sure it is something you are passionate about.

Next, you will need to register a domain name. is as good as any. Try to choose a dot com as your customers are more familiar with them. Try to have the name of your business in your domain if possible. For example if you want to sell mason jar candles then try to find a domain name or or You may have to enter different domain names until you find one you like that is not taken.

This next step is critical to your success and the sooner you do it the faster you will begin to make money. Create a website. You can follow the link at the end of this article to see an example of a website I created using Yahoo's free website builder software at This is a very important step for the ongoing success of your business.

Now that you know what your business is and you have a website you need to drive traffic to it. This is key to your success as an online business owner and for most it is the most difficult. If you go to and type in internet traffic you will be exposed to tens of thousand of websites saying they have cracked the secret code. I know because I have looked at many of them. But let me tell you the best way and the only way to build long term success is through writing articles. You want to get the word out about your product or service anyways and this will also provide important content for your website.

After you write your first article you need to submit it so it gets out on the net. The best service I have found for this is Unique Article Wizard. You can find a link to their site by going to my website. With this service you will be able to submit an unlimited amount of articles each month to up to 9,000 different article directories and websites. A truly incredible service.

The last step I am going to cover in this article is to keep writing articles and adding content to your website 2 or 3 times a week. Search engines and your customers will love your content rich website.

In summary, first you need to decide what your online business is going to be. Registering a domain name and building a website are the next critical steps to starting a small business online. After these steps are done then it is just a matter of driving traffic and the best thing for this I have found is writing articles and then having them submitted through Unique Article Wizard.

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Zach Alled is a full service tax preparer and is also marketing the Infinite Potential Forum This Forum is enjoyable and free to register with. Also do not forget to click on Zach Allred's main website which markets other Home Based Businesses.

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