The Fastest, Easiest, and Least Expensive Way to Create a Web Presence

As a speaker no one ever asks you any more “Do you have a website?” but rather “What is your website address?”  So creating and maintaining a professional looking web presence is a step that you should strongly consider in order to project a professional image.

Here are a few tips on how to easily create a great web presence in the shortest time and for the least money…

Building a website used to be a very tedious and complicated process, and you’d have to pay hundreds or thousands (or even millions) of dollars to have one built. Today anyone can build a web presence – including a website – without any technical knowledge.

Here are some of my suggestions:

1. The obvious one is to start a blog; and my #1 recommendation is a http://wordpress.org blog . With a wordpress blog you can download blog templates to your local folder and use your own domain name as your web address. (Here are some of the sites I host with http://www.wodrpress.org : http://www.discSalesStyles.com, http://PaidSpeaker101.com, http://BecomeAdiscTrainer.com, http://disc411.com ).

The simpler alternative is to start a blog at http://www.wordpress.com or at http://www.blogger.com. At these sites anyone can have a blog up in minutes. What I like about both http://www.wordpress.com and http://www.wordpress.org is the ability to set up your blog to look like a website, with several pages.

2. Here are some other website-building solutions: http://www.HostMonster.com provides unlimited hosting for unlimited websites for about $140/year – this is a great choice if you build your own site AND if you plan to have several sites.

3. http://www.GoDaddy.com will provide you hosting for one site for about $4.00 per month and/or a simple siteBuilder (WebSiteTonight or SmartSpace) for about $5.00/month. See my site at http://www.CommunicationSkillsMagic.com that was set up with a SmartSpace webBuilder at GoDaddy.

4. I built my first site – which is still my main site – at http://www.QuickBizSites.com . Here you can build your site very easily right away, without paying in advance (nor do they ask you for a credi… then if you want to keep it, you’ll pay $19.95 per month (a pretty high fee, but a great deal for non-technical people) . Visit http://www.egSebastian.com to see the site built with QuickBizsites builder.

5. Recently I discovered http://www.homestead.com – a friend of mine is using it for several of her sites. I digged around a bit and I think it’s a great service and it only costs $4.95 /month. Visit my friend’s site, built with this service at http://www.WellnessAtYourDoor.com/

6. Another great site builder can be find at http://order.1and1.co.uk/. A friend just recently brought this site to my attention and she says that their templates are really great; and this too is a very affordable service ($9.95/month)

Of course, if you have a special vision of how you want your website to look, and you can afford the fees of a professional designer, then you might want to take that route. Using a designer is also a great idea as it allows you to focus your time on your strengths and on your money-generating activities. However, if you are on low budget, I hope you can use some of the above tips and develop a strong web presence. And don’t forget, these days video rules, so take advantage of http://www.youtube.com, http://www.vidler.com, and other video hosting sites. A simple search for “post video” will provide you with a large number of video hosting sites.

See you on the web! … and send me your link to your new site – make me proud!

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