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Setting up a new website is not very hard…
Especially if someone walks you thru exactly what to do.
We put this post together to help out a friend; and since it is pretty useful, we thought everyone might benefit from it as well.
So let’s get started, and we’ll walk you you thru step by step…
How you can set up your first professional website for about $2-$3.
Getting A Domain Name Dirt Cheap
Getting a domain name is pretty simple; but too many people are overpaying for their domain names.
With a little research, you can find a domain name for your new website dirt cheap.
Head over to your friend Google, and type in “namecheap”… (namecheap is one of the better domain name guys)
Look for a website with a “.xyz” extension (no… domain name extensions do NOT matter… it does NOT have to be a .com extension).
Here is what I found using abc3321 as a test…
As you can see, you can get your first domain name from Namecheap for a whopping $1.
Spend a little time thinking about your domain name… And how you want to use it.
Also, one other thing you should consider before choosing a domain name…
Most people don’t realize that they can set up more than one website on a single domain name.
For example, you could have one site on abc3321.xyz that you use for your main biz site.
BUT… you can set up a completely different site targeting baby toys on abc3321.xyz/baby-toys
And another on abc3321.xyz/digital-cameras to review different digital cameras (and make some affiliate commissions)
We’ll show you how to do that in the next post below…
So think about that as you are searching for domain names.
I like to have a generic domain name as the main domain…
Rather than having babytoys3321.xyz; since you are then locked into only marketing baby toys for that entire domain.
All Good Domains Are Taken…
Not true. Take your time and keep checking…
And as you do your domain name research, you’ll come up with some other ideas as well.
Also, add a “-” (hyphen) and see if your chosen domain name is available.
So “burnfat.com” may be taken… But “burn-fat.com” may be available; and no, hyphens will not affect any SEO or Google love to your sites.
Also, look at alternatives to “.com”.
We use “.net” sites quite a bit… And “.us” works really well if you are a US resident (plus they are really cheap).
Again, the extension does not harm you in any way from SEO or Google’s view… At least from our experience.
The only extension we have ever had a problem with is a “.info” domain.
So we would recommend staying away from those.
You Gotta Have A Domain Name
So, go to Namecheap, and get inside and find your domain name.
You gotta have one before you go any further.
And you can find a great one for around $1…
BUT… as promised, we wanted to show you how to get multiple sites on one single domain name.
We did a short post on that below… So click the link and you’ll see what we mean.
It may make a difference on the domain name you actually choose.
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