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Build a Website

Whether you’re selling hand-made baby slings, marketing/advertising a home-based virtual assistant business, or creating an informational website to generate a home-based income, you will need to build a website. Here are some simple steps and resources to get you started.

1. Choose your domain name, example

2. Pick a web hosting company. You will want to pick a company that offers guaranteed uptime and that has excellent customer support.

3. Build your site using a website builder, graphic designer or software like Adobe Dreamweaver or Microsoft FrontPage.

4. Make your website stand out from the crowd – hire a graphic designer to customize your site or design a custom logo for you.

5. Add lots of interesting and relevant content to your site – see our free content for your site resources below.

6. Get traffic to your site by submitting your website to search engines and by using SEO techniques.

7. Promote your website using social networks, like MySpace and Facebook. Market your site using a newsletter, see resources below.

Check out our resources below to get started building your website!


Domains/Hosting/Site Builders

Act Now Domains

Bizzy Mama Hosting


Blue Voda Website Builder


Build Your


Liquid Web They host Heather Armstrong’s blog, Dooce.

Network Solutions

Ovaleye is the premier web host for women with hosting plans, products, and services that were specially designed for the needs of busy, passionate, and successful women while offering personalized support.

Power Web

Pro Website Group

Site Cube

Web Starts

Yahoo Site Solutions

Email Marketing

Biz Actions

Constant Contact – I use Constant Contact – love them!



Vertical Response


Custom Website & Logo Design


Market Mommy

Moxie Design Studios

October Skies – This is my web programmer Susan, she’s awesome!

Sugar Dipped Designs

The Design Shoppe

The Logo Company


Resources on How to Build a Website

2 Create a Website is a blog where you can get info on website creation. Free website creation tutorial for beginners.

4 Creating a Website gives step by step directions on how to build a website. I really like this site it’s extremely user friendly and it contains great information that is easy to understand. Sign up for their free newsletter.

The Site offers information on website design, promotion, programming and revenue making. They offer a lot of useful information for the beginner.


Get Traffic – Search Engine Submission

DMOZ – Open Directory Project

Google – Web Submission

Yahoo – Site Submission


Get Traffic – Giveaway Submission Sites



Contest Girl


Free Content for Your Site

Article Blast


Content 4 Reprint

Easy Articles

Ezine Articles

Free Digital Photos

Frog Pond

Lady Pens

Mom’s Ezine

Reprint Info

WAHM Articles

Web Marketing Strategy

Writers Weekly

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