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28 million internet users in Canada and 220 million in the US and you don’t have a website

It is late 2010 and you don’t have a website for your business.  Why?  Creating a website is now as simple as 1, 2, 3.  It can literally be done in minutes.  If you don’t have a website for your business, put it on your bucket list for this month and get it done.  You can do it yourself, get a little help, or get someone else to do it for you, it just depends on your budget and your comfort level.

Here are some tips to get you going:

  1. Get your own domain name – this is essential to your future.  The domain name is your website address.  If your business is called Quick Deal – you would hope to have www.quickdeal.com as the most preferred domain, but once it is taken by somebody else, it is gone forever.  If you don’t understand domains and the registration process, get some help on this.
  2. Domains are available from thousands of companies such as www.godaddy.com.  They allow you to search for available domains and register those domains for as little as $7 to $20 for a whole year.  All domain companies tend to charge different fees for domain registration and for annual renewals.  Go Daddy is a good choice but many others exist and can be researched using the power of the internet.
  3. Creation of your website is likely something you should get some help with.  Graphic Designers in your area are often available and willing to work for reasonable rates.  Search your local market on a site such as www.quickdeal.com, www.kijiji.ca or www.craigslist.com to see if designers have free classified listings posted stating that they are looking for work.
  4. Some companies handle all of the important stuff for you such as your domain registration, hosting and website creation.  Companies such as www.citymax.com charge you a monthly fee of about $20 while offering some pretty advanced components that could cost you thousands if you were to pay a graphic designer or a programmer to develop.  In the end, you get to make changes to your website by logging in and editing your site through the internet – change photos and text, offers and colors.   
  5. Many people can help you smooth out the process of everything you need to know for a fee.  Marketing people, internet service providers, graphic designers and specialized internet companies are a good place to look.  Ask for references, visit the websites they’ve been involved in and ask them to explain how they recommend you proceed.  The cream always rises to the top.
  6. Still scared.  Call us at Quick Deal and we’ll offer you our advice for free.  We have Marketing and Internet Professionals on staff that have been in this industry since the early 90’s and we would be pleased to take a few minutes to discuss your options and lead you in a direction that will get your business on the web.

www.quickdeal.com          [email protected]          250-412-3500

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