The Persistent Entrepreneur

Category : General

Don’t Fail Before You Start

In my experience, many people who want to sell online sabotage themselves before they even start selling. They pay someone lot’s of money to create a website for them but when it comes time for them to come up with the content (bio, product pics and descriptions, etc) they get lazy and don’t do anything. So they end up with a shell of a website with no content. I know, I’ve created some myself. I have one client who was seriously gung-ho when we started, but I’ve been waiting for 5 or 6 months now for him to come up with some content.  Don’t fall into that trap, your success depends on it.

The biggest challenge is maintaining enthusiasm through the launch process. Once the money starts coming in it’s easy to be enthused but you’ll never get to that point if you get lazy before launch time.

How to Register a Domain Name

The first thing you need when starting a website is a domain name. Here is a video that will walk you through the process.



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Step By Step Instructions:

  • First go to www.godaddy.com
  • If you don’t already have an account you will need to create one.
  • If you do have an account, you can just login.
  • Search for the domain that you want to register.
  • If the domain is available add it to your cart. Verify the spelling first, you don’t want to accidentally purchase the wrong name.
  • Click continue to registration
  • Now it’s going to try to sell you other products and services that we don’t really need. I recommend you just skip through all of the offers.
  • Choose the registration length.
  • Select “No thanks, I’m ready to check out”.
  • Select your method of payment
  • Check the boxes for terms of service and domain registration agreement. Of course you should read these first.
  • Continue with CHECK-OUT
  • Select your payment method and complete the purchase.
  • It’s that simple. Now you are on your way to having your own website.

How to Setup an Online Business, Start to Finish

I’m working on creating videos an instructions to guide new entrepreneurs through the process of setting up an online business. I’m making it as basic as possible so people with no idea even where to start can benefit from this. It will be very useful for people with some experience in online business as well. Specifically I will be showing you how to set up an online retail store using the free Zen Cart shopping cart system.

As I create the tutorials I will post many of them on here for free. Please sign up for our newsletter and I’ll let you know when something new is available.