Think of having a web page on the internet like this:
You just made a fresh batch of cookies...let's say they are snickerdoodles for the sake of argument. Your friends LOVE your snickerdoodles, so you want to start a business called Snicker This! and sell various forms of snickerdoodles. It is all the rave, so you want to advertise on the internet.
You have a building with a sign out front and your snickerdoodles...all warm and soft and chewy baking away inside...yes, I do love a good snickerdoodle! To advertise that on the internet, you would need the following:
- your business name in the form of a domain name, or dotcom (snickerthis.com)
- a method to prove to the world that is your business name by registering your business' domain name with a Registrar which is typically around $10 to $15 a year depending on the registrar. Like the guy who makes the sign for your shop, the Registrar makes your domain name work in a browser when someone types in the URL.
- a place to set up shop, or host your yummy snickerdoodles (also known as an Internet Service Provider, or ISP, or Hosting Domain Server). Like the landlord who owns the land where your shop is located, you have to pay rent to keep the doors open.
- a way to add your content to the site so people can see it. This is called a content management system, or CMS. Like your ovens and counters and signs...oh my...in your shop, you need a way to manage the information you want to convey to your customers.
So how do you get all of this? That is what I do. I will help you navigate setting up your site for reasonable fees, and get you on your way to selling those warm, wonderful baked goods that all the world really wants to eat. What do you say we get started?