How to Get Your Company Online Now!

I've heard many small-business owners say they think they should get a website. They're not quite sure what they need to do, but they know they should have one.

They're right! The Internet is recognized as one of the most cost effective forms of advertising available - soon every business will appear online in some form, and if your competitors get there first, then you could be missing out on potentially valuable customers.

Compared to the more traditional advertising mediums, the Internet has potential circulation figures/coverage area that can't be matched - and all at a fraction of the cost of a simple series of advertizements in the local paper - let alone any sustained marketing campaign!

To get your own company online, you need the following: ....

1. Domain name - An address where people can find your website (www.YourName.com):
A Domain Name is the actual name or "address" of your web site. Costs range from $10 - $40 /year.
Domain Name is included with our Business and Professional Website Hosting packages, $15 yearly with other hosting packages.

2. Website Hosting- Somewhere to put your website / pages/ images :
Hosting companies offer a variety of choices, costs generally range from $5 - $40 per month. Difference between packages is the amount of diskspace, bandwidth, email accounts, etc.

Expect to pay $10 - $20 /month range for a full featured hosting package for your cleaning company website.
We will provide a home for your website, website hosting packages staring at only $4.95 /month.

*Most cleaning service websites are ideal for either our Starter or Business hosting package.

3. Website - Your web page files:
These are web pages themselves, generally in HTML code, along with images, programs, etc. that you want people to be able to access when they come to your website. In addition to custom website, other choices are available, including utilizing templates and content management systems.
Custom Website - These websites generally require HTML knowledge to update / edit / change. Costs range from $300 - $1000 for a custom cleaning company website.
Content Management Systems - www.theEZwebsite.com- provide an economical solution to your website needs. This easily editable website, works much like a word processor so you do not need to know any HTML code or programming. It is easily editable from any computer with an internet connection, and there is no additional software required. You can work on this website yourself, or contract a Webmaster to set it up for you. You can do as much (or as little) of the project as you want.

These are the three basic ingredients you need to establish your own website presence on the internet. For more information or if you have questions, please contact me anytime.

Mark Cermak
OCIBR.com Webmaster
mark@ocibr.com

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