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At the next page, scroll down to the order form.
When you create your website account through the above link, this site receives a small referral fee which helps with site maintenance and with creating new content for the site. This in turn, helps you develop your website.
Alternatively, you can register your website account by going directly to SBI's website and registering your website account there. If you do register your account here, I can then assist you when you need help with your site.
Contact me once you register your website account through the link above. I can if you wish, then help guide you in creating and promoting your website.
If you are uncertain about what you need to do after you create your website account, you are welcome to contact me with questions through the email link located near the bottom of the About page.
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You can also contact SBI directly to obtain direct answers to any questions you have.
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If you prefer to have a website created for you by SBI services, contact SBI directly to ask your questions and obtain answers from a company representative.
It is important that you read the information displayed on the order form page, and agree to the terms and conditions before registering your website account.
After you create your website account, you will receive emails from SBI containing your account details, including your account name and password.
Plus, the emails will contain other information describing creating an email account.
You won't initially understand all the information contained in the emails. However, all will become clear as you study and apply the information in the Action Guide.
It is essential that you retain and store all emails you receive from SBI for future reference. Keep them in a secure place where only you have access to them. Printing and securely filing physical copies of the emails is also a good idea.
I find that adding a yellow highlight mark to the top margin of important printed documents is a good idea, as it helps avoid the documents being accidentally discarded.
When you create your website account, you may want to either print or write your account name and password down and keep that information conveniently available, at least until you are familiar enough with your account that you longer need to keep a handy printed or written copy.
Later, when you register your domain name you will receive more emails from SBI relating to the domain name. Again it is essential that you keep these emails safe in a permanently secure place for future reference.
You may never need to refer to all of the information in the emails, although it is absolutely essential that you keep the information safe and secure.
Then if at some point in the future, you need to refer to the information you will be able to do so with ease.
When you have received your account name and password, you will then be able to log into your SBI website account by going to the account login page at SBI's website, as directed in the emails.
There you will be introduced to the training material in both text and video formats.
I suggest you keep a record of the valuable pages you are refered to, so that you will be able to easily identify and re access those pages again in the future.
You could do this by opening a MS Word document and pasting the page addresses into the document, with an associated note describing the subjects that the pages relate to.
If you organise those page references into an order that is meaningful to you, it will greatly assist your studies of the Action Guide.
It is essential to study the Action Guide in detail, ideally by watching the videos, and by reading the text based information.
This is because there is lots of important information that you need to be aware of before registering your website domain name, and before you start to write website content or create pages for your site.
Don't be in too much of a hurry to create your website pages. First be prepared to spend some time creating a detailed plan for your web based business.
Plus, learn about organising your website pages and about creating effective content for your pages.Just as a builder does not start to construct a house without first having a plan to work from, so a serious business owner does not start to develop an online business without first gathering important information and creating a plan to work from.
When you create your website account, and have received your account name and password, you will also have access to the user forums.
Thousands of experienced SBI website owners, communicate and exchange valuable information with each other through the forums.
Many of these experienced website owners will be happy to help answer your questions and point you in the right direction to help you create your website.
When you do ask questions in the forums, you will receive far greater response if you ensure that you post your questions in an appropriate area of the forums which relates to the question you are asking.
Visit the forums and familiarize yourself with them. The forums are huge, as they have been growing for several years, and as when visiting a new town, you will initially not know your way around.
Although, as you move forward in your study of the Action Guide and in developing your business plan, the Action Guide will direct you to various valuable forum posts.
You will then develop a familiarity with the different areas of the forums, and you will start to get to know some of the individuals who post there regularly.
If you can't obtain an answer to your question through the forums, you are welcome to email your question to me directly through the contact information displayed on the About page at this website. Also, SBI support are always available to answer your questions.
It is important that you do not register a domain name for your website until after you have registered your account with SBI and have read the appropriate tutorials in the Action Guide.
The above is very important, because if you register your website domain name with another domain name registrar.
ICANN, which is the Internet authority for domain names, will make you wait for sixty days before you will be allowed to transfer your domain name to another registrar. For technical reasons, when you create your website account, SBI need your domain name to be registered with the domain name registration company they deal with.
If you already own your domain name and have owned it for at least 60 days, and have not transferred the domain name to a different registrar within the past 60 days, then your domain name can be transferred.
It is however, often easier to register a new and potentially better domain name than it is to transfer an already registered one.
Note that, only .com, .net and a few other top level domain names can currently be used with SBI websites. Most country level domain names cannot be used, with the exception of .co.uk.
The reason for this is because of various technical issues that are to do with registering and renewing individual country level domain names.
This situation may change over time, although for the moment it is best to create a website account with a view to using a .com or .net domain name. You can if you wish, point your country specific top level domain name to your .com or .net domain name.
It is essential to have a clear understanding of why you would register a specific domain name. This is because a well chosen domain name will contribute to your websites search engine ranking, while a poorly selected domain name will do nothing to help your website get ranked at the search engines.
I have in the past seen individuals who create a website account with other hosting companies, register the initials of their business name as a domain name.
Those initials may well have meaning to the business owner, although they usually mean absolutely nothing to the search engines, or to the vast majority of potential visitors to a website.
The above are only a few of the points that are important when you create your website account and register a domain name for your website.
Be certain to study the relevant Action Guide tutorials in detail, before making any final decisions about the domain name you register.
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The following describes what happens after you create your website account.
You will receive a confirming email from SBI containing your account password and order number.
The email will invite you to log into your account and change your initial login name and password.
Once you login and change the account name and password, a screen will display confirming the new information.
Print that screen and keep the information for future reference.
Log into your account again using the new details. Then, follow the instructions provided and study the introductory Action Guide tutorials (days 1 to 5).
These tutorials encourage you to carefully assess your proposed website business model and domain name, and provide you with the means to do so.
Take your time doing this, as it is essential that you create the right concept for your website and identify the best possible domain name.
At the end of day 5, you will be invited to register your selected domain name.
Once you have registered your domain name, you will receive a second email from SBI containing an account name and password that are relevant only to the registration of the domain name.
It is essential to keep a copy of this email in a secure location where only you have access to it. It is also a good idea to print a copy of this email and safely file that copy.
Continue to study the Action Guide as you select your website design, plus as you plan and begin to create content for your website pages.
Anything about your website can be changed, including the page contents, the visual design, the page names, and the location of pages within the website.
The text on your pages and the images you use, can and no doubt will change as you develop and evolve your website, and as you refine your awareness of what information the website needs to display.
As you develop your website following the Action Guide tutorials, you will add new pages and new content.
Plus, you will without doubt change your website contents over time to constantly improve visitor experience at the site.
Your website pages do not need to be perfect on day one, and will instead evolve over time as you learn more, and as you acquire a growing awareness of what will make your website successful.
Do not initially try to monetize your website until the site achieves nominated levels of success in terms of search engine exposure and visitor numbers.
Achieving high ranking at the search engines involves including relevant keywords within your descriptions, titles and text. This helps the search engines to know what your website pages are about, so they can send relevant visitors to the individual pages.
First, your website must contain well thought-out and well written, original content, in order for the pages to be indexed and promoted by the search engines.
Your website needs to have visitor traffic.
This will take time to achieve, and can only be achieved by writing and promoting unique, high quality content which is relevant to the subject of your website, and which your visitors wish to access.
As your website is accessed by growing numbers of visitors, it will gradually be linked to from other websites.
As the site evolves and as visitor traffic to the site increases, you can gradually begin to experiment with adding revenue generating features to the site.
Possibly you will promote your own products and services through your website pages.
You could alternatively promote products and services supplied by others, on a fee for service basis or on a sales commission basis.
However your website generates earnings, you must always focus on adding value for your visitors.
Your visitors will then appreciate and value the information and services you provide through the site. Many visitors will then bookmark and return to your website again in the future.
Contact me through the link on the About page if you need further assistance.