Monday, August 31, 2015
Determine what you plan to use your Web site for. GoDaddy hosts small business and personal Web sites. Visit the GoDaddy 'Hosting Plans' Web page to view your options (see Resources below).
Decide how much storage and transfer capacity you need as well as how much you're willing to pay. Your storage and transfer needs will be dictated by how large your Web site will be and how much traffic you expect to get. You will also need to decide whether you will be using a Linux or Windows platform for your site.
Check the email you received from GoDaddy when you created your Web hosting account. GoDaddy recommends that customers print out this confirmation email, because it contains important account information that customers often need to use as they manage a website. Either find the email within a folder of your email browser or find the printed copy of the email, because it contains your login name and password.
Visit the GoDaddy website and enter your Customer Number in the upper-left corner of the homepage. Click the 'My Account' tab and then click 'Web Hosting' from beneath the 'Products' section in the left sidebar. Select the domain you wish to view and find the 'Overview' tab. Within the 'Overview' tab, you will see a 'Login' box with your username.
Create a new password if you cannot remember your password and you do not have your confirmation email from GoDaddy. Visit the GoDaddy website and enter your Customer Number in the upper-left corner of the homepage. Click the 'My Account' tab and then click 'Web Hosting' from beneath the 'Products' section in the left sidebar. Click 'Launch' beside the correct hosting account. Within the 'FTP' section, find the 'Password' field and select 'Change.' Enter a new password twice into the appropriate fields and select 'Update.' GoDaddy warns that it may take as long as one hour for a new password to take effect.
Contact GoDaddy if you continue to experience technical problems. Dial (480) 505-8877 to speak with a support representative. Provide your customer PIN or the last four digits of the credit card you used to pay for your Web hosting. Providing either of these numbers identifies you to GoDaddy -- the customer service representative will not assist you without either of these numbers. Ask the support representative for your login information. The representative will email you the information to the email address associated with your Web hosting account.
Download a Web server. This is usually necessary since Windows doesn't come with a default Web server. Apache is a good program, but you can also download ABYSS, which is a free program that you can download (see Resources).
Read the documentation that is included with ABYSS to familiarize yourself with the program. This is only necessary if you've never used ABYSS, or if you do not have Apache on your system.
Visit the No-IP website (see Resources). Set up an account while you are on this page. Choose the domain name you want to use.
Download the No-IP client. Click on the Windows operating system download. Download the program and then install it.
Fill in the information the program asks for. Make sure the program runs after installing it. Once all of your information is entered, your IP address will resolve to the domain you chose, which should be something like xxxxxx.hostnameofserver.com (where xxxxxx is the name you chose).
Friday, August 28, 2015
Set up an account
Click 'upload' and follow the instructions
Add 'meta data' (descriptive language, title, etc.)
Use Sharing tools to publish 1 or hundreds of videos to your website, blog, community page etc.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Develop a free offer. Most web surfers won't give out their information unless they get something in return. While information about your product or service may be enough of an offer, the best lead generation sites give away something more, such as a free report or weekly newsletter related to the product or service.
Write compelling copy to entice visitors to leave you their names. The old adage, 'It's not what you say, its how you say it,' is true in lead generation. Visitors need to know the benefits of your offer to them. Not that your product or service is better, but what it will do for your customers specifically (i.e. make them happier, thinner, richer, etc). Your lead page copy should also present you as an expert and increase your credibility with testimonials. Finally, it needs to include details about your offer to encourage them to give their contact information.
Buy a domain name. Visit a domain registrar and buy a domain name that fits your business or service. It helps to have a variety of name options in case your first choice is taken. With some host providers you can buy your domain when you purchase hosting.
Buy web hosting services. Choose a web host that offers CPanel and Fantastico for fast and easy website creation and management. CPanel offers a graphic interface to manage your site. Fantastico offers scripts such as forms, templates for web pages, and a variety of helpful website tools. Hostgator.com is one hosting option that offers these features.
Build your lead generation page. Log into your hosting account, choose Fantastico, and the web site template option. Or build your page using a web design software such as Kompozer (which is free) or Expressions from Microsoft. Put your enticing copy and form information on the main page. Fantastico has form scrips or you can use FormMail. Be sure to set the script to either email you the lead or enter it into a database on your server. The script you use should have details on how to do this. If you'll be sending a newsletter or want automatic delivery of a free report, consider using a list management service such as Aweber which allows you to capture full contact information if you want, but also allows you set follow-up emails and send broadcast messages in the future.
Market your page. Let your network know about your lead generation page. Include the website URL (domain name) on all your online and offline marketing materials such as email signature, business cards, brochures and advertising.
Manage your leads. When someone fills out a lead form, he has raised his hand and indicated an interest in what you've got. Be sure to respond to the lead right away, delivering your offer and following up with more information. Include lead information on all your future communications to increase the odds of a future sale.
Friday, August 21, 2015
Visit the GoDaddy website and log in to your account using your customer number and password.
Click the 'My Account' tab in the right corner of the page and click 'My Products' beneath these tabs.
Click 'Hosting' and then click the account you wish to cancel to highlight it.
Select the 'Cancel Account' option and select 'Save Changes.' This will cancel your account with GoDaddy.