There is no RIGHT time to start your online business. If you want to make money online, ACT NOW!
There are a lot of people may be scratching their head do not know how to at least get their website up and running. To help you get organised and also to help you to kick start your million dollar online business (it is very possible), I try to dig into my head to see what I can think off, at least the FREE tools, for you to start making money online:
If you have money, of course you can get a good designer to design a good website for you. But do you know that wordpress.org is a FREE software where you can download and configure it yourself and publish on your hosting. The beauty about WordPress is that there are tons of free template where you can download and a lot of times they look much better than the design of your paid designer. WordPress is famous for its blog creation, some people even use WordPress as their e-commerce site.
If you really want to be hands-on and start designing your simple website, then you can try out www.nuv.com. This is comparable to Dreamweaver and also Frontpage.
2. CamStudio for Video Screen Capture Marketing – Camstudio.org
If you want to capture your screen and post a video online, you can try out Camstudio.org. In normal circumstance, if you want to purchase a more complete Camtasia Studio, it will cost you easily USD299. So why spend that sort of money if you have not even started making money online?
If you need some free audio recording software to pair your version of CamStudio, you can get one at audioflash.org and you can create very professional videos to help you generate traffic or to sell your product.
3. Graphic Creation – Gimp.org
Not every computer comes with PhotoShop software. Soometimes you have to pay more for it to come in a bundle with other computer software. I must admit PhotoShop is not so user friendly especially if you are a newbie. No doubt about that it is a very powerful graphic software.
But Gimp.org or called GNU Image Manipulation Program is a FREE program which is very easy to use, and it allows you to do photo retouching, image composition, create call to action buttons, minisite graphics, ads and more.
4. Payment Gateway- PayPal.com
There are many payment gateways available online. But a lot of them charge you money for signing up or even before you start accepting any payment. PayPal is not only the most popular payment gateway, it is also free to set up. You will only be charged certain fee when payment is made into your account.
There is no such thing as FREE and Unlimited hosting for your own domain name. But Homestead.com does provide a 30 days FREE hosting before you have to pay. Of course you can pull out if you think you are not happy with their service. And another beauty of Homestead.com is that it also provides you a lot of ready made websites for you to start your own business! So it is hassle free for those who really do not know and have no time to create a website. And hopefully before 30 days your business already bringing in some money to you.
You do not have to worry how to upload your website or file to the internet. There are always free FTP (file transfer protocol) provided by the hosting company.
I really hope this 5 FREE and simple tools will help to kick start you online business and bring you a lot of MONEY in year 2010. Feel free to buzz me if you need help in your internet business venture.
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