The Increasing Importance of the Internet
The Internet is big- really big. New sites are being added everyday all around the globe; it's easy to find just about anything you're looking for online. However, There are still undiscovered niches. Perhaps you haven't found what you're looking for. Perhaps you want to provide a new product or supply information to a list of subscribers. Perhaps you want to apply your own twist to an old technique. The Internet is a great place for entrepreneurs, craftsmen and creative thinkers to make their start.
Getting started can be a daunting task. Some think you need to have a master's degree in computer science in order to put anything on the web. Others think that they're much too old to have a website, leaving the Internet to the younger generations. This site was written and designed to change both of these mindsets.
The Internet has advanced, and the barriers to utilize it have declined quickly. Coffee shops, hotels and campuses now regularly offer free wireless and high-speed Internet access. What once was a paid-for service has become a freebie as the demand for Internet access has skyrocketed.
Naturally, as the need to get online increases around the world, the tools, resources, and knowledge required to set up a simple website or sell a single product decreases. Anybody can create a website. Anybody can sell their products online. Anybody can effectively use the Internet to their advantage regardless of age, education or technical background.
Where to Begin?
The greatest barrier of all is knowing where to begin. Like an author, writing a book, the first page, the first sentence, even the first word can be the hardest to write. Similarly, a small business owner looking to expand online may have a difficult time taking the basic steps to establishing his online presence. Getting off on the right foot is crucial to save time, money and headaches.
For instance, you already have your product ready for distribution, but knowing which services you require to maximize the effectiveness of your site can be an overwhelming experience as a variety of services compete for your business in the form of monthly fees, fine print and over-hyped, unexplained acronyms. This is where people tend to freeze with information paralysis. There are so many options to choose from, how do you pick the right ones to fulfill your needs? You know without action, you won't reach your business goals. Your skills, talents and expertise will go untapped. But you're still not sure where to begin.
Some people take a haphazard approach to setting up their site. They may talk to a random web developer about setting up a website, without knowing what they need or what certain skills of the developer even mean. Others may simply sign up for a cheap monthly paid service without knowing what they purchase. They simply buy the package because the price is really low and they confuse this with making forward progress.
Some ask their neighbor's kid what it would cost to put up a website, since he just fixed the computer a few weeks ago. And some may even take the task head on by spending countless months learning every aspect of developing a website so they can do the job themselves. You however, have taken a much simpler approach. You're learning your options before taking any action.