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Are You Building Your Internet Presence Or Are You Just Working Programs?

By Lois Thompson
Posted Saturday, November 20, 2004

There is no question that the Internet is the all time gold mine of wealth to anyone. Some of us are obtaining it and in abundance while others of us are just getting by. Why is that?

That's a question I had to answer for myself after a few years of working very long, hard hours on the Internet, vigorously pursuing any program that offered me the opportunity to financial freedom.

After a few years of unrealized dreams, I decided to step back and really study the superhighway.

One of the questions I asked myself: was this web working against me (at the time it appeared that way), or was it that I did not understand it or it's requirements for getting me to my destination. So, I began to research.

As I studied the various changes on the internet over a five year period I realized that, This Internet Is Changing And It's Changing Fast! From my research I also discovered that those who were making money and loads of it through the internet, all had a few things in common.

The one that I want to talk about today, is by far the most important! It's A Must!

If you are attempting to succeed on the Internet for the long term, them you must begin to build your internet presence. And the first step in doing so is in getting you own (

Having a domain is not mandatory to the gurus and exempt for those working affiliate programs or promoting any type of small start-up business endeavor. No! it is mandatory for all, if we are to steak a place on this superhighway.

Having your own name domain identifies you uniquely from any other and establishes your place on the superhighway. A Domain Name Is Of Extreme Value And Essential To Your Online Success! and not having one would be like committing web suicide for your business.

Free web sites are no longer effective. They not only do not look professional, but rank much lower with most major search engines and some search engines restrict them.

The average internet user is: intelligent, college educated, has a Visa/MasterCard, seeks instant gratification and is anxious to do business. They too want in on this gold rush. But, they are reluctant to spending their money where there is not a solid sense of established credibility.

They are your present and future success. Since they cannot physically sum up you business legitimacy and credibility, they will do so visually and intellectually through your web presence.

Again, your own domain name is extremely valuable. It can serve as your own product or brand name on the internet.

Let's do brainstorming for your domain name. Here are some pointers in choosing your domain name:

1). Choose a name which reflects and promotes your business.

2). Choose names that are catchy phrases. Why? they are easy for people to remember, therefore easier to identify you with. But they are also a great investment. Had you or I registered a catchy domain name like ' ' we would have been retired very rich. That name was sold at auction for a few million dollars, and it cost less than $100 to register it for 2 years.

3). Register names which are Keyword rich. This can greatly improve your search engine ranking, simply be using keywords in your domain name.

4). How about your own name, it is unique to you.

5). Of course, if you currently have a domain with one of the shorter 23 character or less, or a .net, .org, by all means register a new longer keyword loaded name. Now you can register a domain name with up to 67 characters. It is reported that there are more searches for .com, that any other.

Before registering your domain name you will need to check it's availability in 'whois.' You can do so here:

Now, with having your domain, there are many options for building your web site. There are pre-designed domain web sites, saving lots of money and time over custom built ones. They allow you to add your own ideas, pictures or links to your current business and/or program. But, you may choose to have one custom designed. Both of these services can be obtained at a very reasonable cost. You can find more information on that here:

With over 80 million Internet surfers on the Web each day, it is inevitable, all serious entrepreneurs will need a domain web site. It is reported that there are 50,000 domain names being registered each and every day. That's over 1,500,000 per month and growing.

How many of those could you sell while more effectively promoting your current business/program? While at it, why not sell Web site services? Everyone coming on the Internet with any intentions of making it big and staying the course will be in need of these same services too.

About the Author
Lois Thompson of Prudco Marketing. Lois is a Web Consultant and moderator of buildingwealth eGroup. ( mailto:


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