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Get a hosting account.
Get one of the smaller hosting packages.
I use Hostgator for hosting,
This is my affiliate link.
I will earn a small commission if you get hosting through the above link.
Whoever you host through, start with a basic hosting account.
A basic hosting account should be less than $10/month.
If you go with Hostgator, I would start with their BABY plan, NOT the hatchling plan.
For now, I would just go with Hostgator’s BABY plan.
(Again, if you decide to get hosting with GoDaddy, watch out for all of the upsells on GoDaddy’s site. They’re BRILLIANT at upsells. Often this means scrolling down the page a little and finding a little blue link that says “No Thanks! Just take me to checkout.”)
MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU: If you decide to get your domain name with Godaddy, but you get your hosting with Hostgator or a company other than GoDaddy, then you’ll need to read GoDaddy’s FAQ on how to point your domain name’s DNS servers to an external hosting company.
Here’s a video to show you how to point your nameservers to your hosting as well.
Seriously, ANYONE (except maybe people without a bank account) can complete these steps in less than two hours from the time you read this message.
Forget about what the domain name should be.
Just think of something, check that it’s available, and get it.
NOTE: IF YOU AREN’T GOING TO ACTUALLY DO THIS,
BUT YOU WANT TO MAKE MONEY ONLINE,
THEN PLEASE HIRE SOMEONE TO DO IT FOR YOU!
Either you will need to do it, or someone else will need to do it for you.
Once you have taken these two steps, post a comment saying that you’ve done these steps.
If you have done this, it will also announce your domain name to the world and to the search engines.
Getting your domain out to the search engines is a VERY good thing.
FOLLOW THE STEPS!
You can do this!
Sorry to be harsh, but you need to be able to spend a small amount of time and money (about $20-$100 depending on what hosting you get) to get started.
This may be the only money you spend on your online business for the first year, but you absolutely need a domain and hosting.
If you do not have a domain name and a web site, then complete the steps BEFORE you read any further.
1. Get a domain name
2. Get hosting
3. Point your domain name’s DNS Servers at your hosting account. (See video above.)
4. Post in the comments below that you’ve had success registering your domain and hosting account. Post your domain name below!
After you have completed these steps, continue on to Step 3