Every big business becomes big with one big idea. If you have something big in your mind, then just don’t stop. If you feel confident that it will work, then go ahead and act, before it’s too late. A few weeks ago, I started a small online business and I would like to share it with you here.
How to start an online travel agency?
Starting a travel agency is a very good business. You can make money by just sitting at home. A customer comes to your site, book a ticket and commission will directly come to your account. You get paid weekly for the commission that you have earned. Let’s do step by step review on how to start an online travel agency. For running an online travel agency, you need a domain name and a monthly hosting company for your domain.
Buying a Domain:
There are plenty of domain selling sites available online. Just type in Google, ‘Buying a domain’. It will cost you from 99 cents to hundreds of dollars. I suggest you don’t buy something very expensive, it is important, but customers look for product and services and not the name. I bought a domain for my website from Godaddy.com. Domain name is your website name like ‘Triphooters.com”.
Buying a Hosting:
Once you are done with the domain name. You need to buy a hosting for your website. The monthly hosting fees could be around 3 to 6 dollars, depending on the services you are availing. Hosting simply means access to the website through the world wide web. Web hosting company charges you every month for providing space on their servers.
If you are familiar with web development, then this should be your first step. Before buying a domain, you need to develop your website and test it on your local machine. However, you can also hire a website expert to develop a website for you. This is what I did. Developing site like Triphooters.com will not take more than 40 hours if the developer is expert enough. So it will cost you $500. If you don’t want to do that either, then spend some time on YouTube and learn to build it with online tools. The other shortcut is WordPress website. It is quick, easy, reliable and cheapest source of reaching the masses via world wide web. When you buy a hosting, ask your hosting company aboutWordPress. Most of them give it for free. If don’t, then try Hostgator.com. Installing WordPress is really easy or you can also ask your hosting provider to install it for you. After this, you need an SEO (Search Engine Optimization) expert who can help you in ranking your website on search engine. However, this is far away. First, you need a content and a website.
So go ahead and start creating now.
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