Internet business 101

john | Jan. 21, 2021, 6:24 p.m.

So you want to start an internet business and don't know what to do.  Don't worry I've made this wonderful write down on how exactly you can make one.

The first step is of course, choosing your name.  Now thankfully you where given this at birth, so one less thing you have to think about.  Of course you may be the unfortunate person to be born with a very common name.  Or worse, the name of a famous person.

If you happen to be one of these unfortunate individuals, there is still hope for you.  The next option would of course be to either choose a domain that answers the problem you are trying to solve, in the most literal sense.  Or simply make up a word and go with that.

You could do both and make up a word and be literal, but that leads to terrible brand names, like pen island.  Imagine that as a domain, penisland, just doesn't have the same bravado.

Once you have chosen the name, you can move on to step two.  Making the damn website.  You don't need much.  This is the hard part.  Although there are many no code solutions, and many semi code solutions, and of course tons of do it your self solutions.  I suggest none of this, instead I think you should do what you have been doing all along.  Nothing.

After we have moved past step two, you realize you don't even know what to put on your website.  This is the greatest moment, I suggest one of two things.  Either a way for some one to contact you, or just an email sign up form.

Of course you want to be spam-act complaint, so make sure they are double opt in.

This will do a multitude of things for you, specifically make it appear as though you have your life in order.  Of course you don't, this is simply a facade, granted a very beautiful and useful one.  It will make you appear as though you are a massive corporation capable of doing many things.

Now that you have arrived to this moment in time, you may realize that you are in over your head.  This is normal, it's the start of your internet business.  No one knows what it does, but because that in its self is more than not existing, there might be a individual or two who decides they are curios enough to see what you have to offer.

I mean after all you are a legitimate, internet business.  And since Craigslist looks hideous, but absolutely superbly functional,  there is a chance even your simple one page wordpress website will actually be seen by one of the seven billion people on this planet that will perhaps, click the back button and continue on with their life.


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