What’s your biggest obstacle to creating your own internet business? That’s a huge question.
Some say it’s not having their own product. Some claim that they have no mailing list, or no customers. Some suppose it’s because they don’t know how to drive visitors or traffic.
Surprisingly, the biggest hurdle most experience is that they don’t actually have a website on the net.
If you don’t have a live website, then you don’t have an internet business – it really is that simple! All these other considerations about getting visitors, building your mailing list, and what to sell, are all pointless conversations before you have that first website. Having a website on line is the start of a web business. If you don’t have a website, then this is the place to start.
Let’s explode the 5 myths of building your own website…
Myth Number 1 – Websites have to be built by professionals
Truth – First off, you should know that there are plenty of web designers and web development companies out there that will construct your site for you – for a hefty price of course! I don’t recommend you go this route if all you really want is a one page minisite to sell your ebook or your software or audio program.
So, what’s the alternative?
Well, I would recommend that you at least learn the basics of HTML. That’s the computer language that web pages are made up from. Once you know how to build simple minisites then you will have all the knowledge that you need to test headlines, put video on your pages and do all the other things that create good sales.
Myth Number 2 – You can learn web site construction from a book.
Truth – Web site creation is a hands-on skill, not a head knowledge. This means you will learn from doing, not from reading books!
Many people fear actually getting in there and having a go, as it were. Well, this really is the only way you will learn website construction.
Sure, books can help, but you really should be looking for courses, classes or teachers that actually show you what to do. Being able to follow along and copy an experienced teacher will give you confidence, and really kick your learning into high gear.
Myth Number 3 – You have to be a “techie” to build websites.
Truth – If you can use a word processing program like Microsoft Word then you will have no problem building simple and effective web pages.
There are many software packages out there that give you a ‘what-you-see-is-what-you-get’ layout for your web page design. They allow you to type in text in just the right places, and to drop in graphics. The beauty is that what you see on the computer screen, is what you get on the web page.
This is the place to start for many budding web designers. It really couldn’t be easier.