Starting an online business is a worthwhile and fun experience. Although many folks have dreamed about starting an online business most need help starting a small business online because it is different than starting an offline business.

It is fair to say that just about anyone can build a website but building one that generates free traffic is a whole different matter and without traffic you have no business! So if you need help starting a small business online you have come to the right place!

If you do not already have a website you need to build a niche website that has been researched to determine that it is not too broad (too popular and hard to compete in) or too narrow (not enough interest in the niche for it to be profitable).

Be sure to pick a niche that you are knowledgeable about and truly love!

Avoid picking a niche or product/service to promote simply because you think it will make money.

By choosing something that you love it will shine through in your content pages and take all the work out of building your website because it is your passion.

Without passion and knowledge you will become one of the many websites which merely takes up web-estate and don't become a profitable businesses.

The next step is selecting a web hosting company that is right for you

There are so many website hosting companies and they vary in pricing and services.

Be sure to make sure that each page you upload to your new website has been properly optimized and built using the accepted techniques for proper page construction including using your specific keyword in your file name, title and page description.

Do not over use your specific keyword and it should be placed on the top and bottom of the page and simply sprinkled lightly through the body of your content.

The more keyword rich and focused pages you build on your website the more searchable for those keywords you will become and of course you need to always remember that people want quality information not a sales pitch.

If you are not familiar with the art of pre-selling spend some time to learn about it and then provide valuable information for your readers.

You also can start to develop your expert status for your niche by writing interesting articles and publishing them. Never be overly sales orientated in your articles just provide your readers with quality information about your topic and use the links provided in your author box to insert links to your web site or your offer.

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