There are so many reasons why having your own domain name will make the world of difference for your online home business success, so lets have a look at some of them now.
By having your own domain name means you have total freedom as well as complete control over your online home business. Nobody can dictate to you what you can put on your site and you do not have to answer to anybody.
Your chance of success online is increased one hundred fold because with your own domain name and website you are not restricted at all. Affiliate links are restricted in many areas on the internet.
Learning html and optimizing your website for the search engines is one of the most important things you need to learn how to do if you want to appear on the first page of Google. By having your own domain name and website you have full access to your own source code and so you can select your keywords and optimize your website.
Another huge advantage is that when you choose your actual domain name you can incorporate your main keyword into the domain name which will give you an edge over your competition in the search engine rankings.
You will be able to add fresh content to your website e.g. you own articles, which again will put you in favour of Google and the other search engines.
You will be able to pick and choose what products or affiliate programs you wish to promote, nobody can dictate to you what programs you have to join.
Adding a free newsletter to your website which your visitors can subscribe to is a great way to build your list and you can install an auto-responder to take care of the follow-ups.
By installing a stat counter on your website that records inter alia the number of unique visitors, where they came from, what keywords they used, what page they entered your site on and left will give you invaluable information.
Using the Google tools such as Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools provides very valuable information and you will be able to install the Google code on your website to take advantage of them.
You can project your own personality into your website with design, colour, wording, graphics etc. The list is endless.
Exchanging links with other websites is now possible with your own domain. You could exchange links manually or install link exchange software. You will be able to host you own images instead of linking to a banner on an affiliate site. This not only ensures that your images always open on your website but will decrease the load time of your web page.
You will be free to add slide in adverts or pop ups to your website. You can add new pages to your website as and when you want as well as easily cloak your affiliate links and create sub domains. Monetizing your website with the use of Adsense or other forms of advertising will also be possible.
For special occasions throughout the year, e.g. Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, Mothers Day, you will be able to decorate your site for the occasion and offer specials.
As you can see from the above the advantages of having your own domain name and website are numerous and endless and yet so vital to your success online.
Cynthia Minnaar is the owner and webmaster of www.cyns-home-biz.com, the online business ideas site for internet income and marketing training, online business startup ideas and income opportunities. Choose your own domain name and start your own online home business today with an Income Generating Website set up free within 24 hours. You may publish my article if you include the bio.