We often get queries by entrepreneurs: How does online platform helps to boom up business?
Well, we’ll cover answer to every question and show you how online platform allows your business to expand.
Taking your business online means you have to deal with domain and hosting service. For domain names and web-hosting, many beginners are genuinely confused. Those terms may sound too technical if you just start digging in this area.
Let me take you through a tale of a businessman who really enjoyed his accomplishment after working on WordPress e-commerce platform.
“ How Mr. Dhanush transferred his local business online? ”
Dhanush is the owner of Subharambha Travel Agency, offering comfort to their customers with luxurious ride to their destination. He started his business working manually with few of his co-partners, but couldn’t take it the way it was supposed to be. He looked up for solution, consulted to many business experts, took up seminars, and realized how necessary an online platform was for his organization. He hooked up with GoDaddy, created his own website and now has expanded his business over many parts of Nepal. He can now easily monitor the records, past documents and confidentiality of his customers. It benefits a lot because it is easy for booking trips to destinations, offering various service packages and is easy for customers to connect with many hotels, lodges, and restaurants. Customers can even book flight reservations, hire personal vehicle, check for emergency services, travel guide, and can list/add services they prefer.
GoDaddy helped Mr. Dhanush to take an unbelievable hype for his business. His website has now become one of the most fascinating and deserving option for public and landed his small business from a local to a huge market option.
Here is what he did next…
1. Searched on GoDaddy for some preferred domain names. A list was compiled, shortlisted and finally a perfect name was chosen for him. Be clear upon it, your website name is a domain name.
2. To make the website active, a hosting plan is required. He selected a basic plan of WordPress Hosting with low charges, the simplest platform for non-technical people like him with a free domain.
3. Another plus point for him is that he doesn’t have to hire any website designer or developer because of WordPress plan. There are plenty of free themes available for the different business categories.
4. Dhanush selected an appealing eCommerce business theme and configured it with a single touch. Pleasant User interface has provided him with the option to list destinations with photo gallery, location details, main attraction of the place, connect with hotels, package price etc and his website is ready to take pre booking.
Mr. Dhanush travel agency is growing now and he has a decent number of requests on a regular basis, which is why he recruited workers for smooth management of the operations.
“In this way, He is strengthening his economy as well as establishing work / sources of income for local communities.”
A success story has been spoken about. Let’s step below to really clearly grasp the importance of each product before we buy it.
What is a Domain?
It is a unique name for your website and it is your web address on internet. It builds the credibility of your business on the internet.
What is a Website?
It can be a page or collection of pages containing information located under a domain name. It can be made up of HTML pages, website builder and more.
What is Web Hosting?
It is where website lives. These are the actual computers known as servers where your files are stored and are offered by hosting companies like GoDaddy.
Interesting Fact: More than 350 million domain names are already registered and thousands of new domains get registered daily. That’s huge!!
Find a perfect domain name with extension on Godaddy
Choosing a right domain name always affect the business. Be specific and search for a reliable name i.e. if business name is Dhanush Agency then domain name should be similar to www. dhanushtravels. com, don’t select like this one www.mr-dhanush-agency-in-chitwan. com.
All the domains are categorized according to need. This means GoDaddy offer separate domain extension for business website, e-commerce website, educational website, newspaper website, others and there are more you can scroll through and pick right one which helps to extend your entity (a business, organization, trust etc) around the world. Below image is an example of how godaddy is offering a variety of extensions when we search domain name for our business.
Let’s understand meaning of some domain extensions:
www.welcomenepal.com (com stands for commercial)
www.nepal.gov.np (gov stands for government and np is country code for Nepal)
www.covidnepal.org (org stands for organization)
www.ugcnepal.edu.np (edu stands for education)
*Tip: Always choose a right domain extension according to your business category. Recommended lengths for a good domain name is 6-15 characters and if you can’t find something short make it brandable.
What all do we get with domain service?
- Domains are available for as cheap as INR99. While registering a domain via GoDaddy you don’t need any technical skills. It’s as simple as typing with your keyboard.
- Provides 100 subdomains options to create a separate web address for different sections of your website. For example website www.welcomenepal. com has a different section for traders and for the reason they have subdomain as www.trade.welcomenepal. com
- 99.9% guaranteed uptime with real time monitoring to make sure the address is always up and running.
- And, the most important one, world-class support 24×7 by the experts.
Which Hosting Plan is best on GoDaddy and how it makes value?
GoDaddy offers 3 types of hosting services:
- Website Hosting
- WordPress Solutions
- Server Hosting
We’ll be working on WordPress solutions because it’s the most fruitful way to reach more audiences. GoDaddy WordPress Hosting is the best choice for those wanting the power and accessibility of WordPress without the hassle of daily updates and technical improvements.
Why WordPress Hosting Plan is Best for Your Business?
GoDaddy WordPress Hosting plans start at just INR 99.00 per month and give you reliable and automatic WordPress updates, speed boosting caching, a helpful plugin blacklist.
When you purchase an annual WordPress Hosting plan from GoDaddy you also receive a free domain name. This helps make setup even easier. Since your domain name is also from your hosting provider there is no need to point it over to your server saving you a few time consuming steps when creating new sites. Another time saver is built-in caching. No need for added plugins or plans – GoDaddy’s built-in caching not only helps speed up your site and is yet another feature you don’t have to setup yourself.
Now, moving on to GoDaddy’s WordPress Hosting plans and pricing.
Basic plan is the best to get started if you have just stepped into a business.
The Ultimate plan serves up additional features including unlimited malware removal and hack repair, and one-click staging.
More impressively, Ecommerce plans even serves you more. It comes with pre-installed online store powered by WooCommerce, plus a range of premium extensions including advanced alerts, WooCommerce brands and more. Ecommerce plans gives you the ability to list unlimited products with automatic real time shipping rates calculation as customer proceeds for checkout. Moving on, it well schedules your booking and appointments so you never miss any of them.
Here’s a full breakdown of the features you can access with the WordPress hosting tier.
- Free 24/7 support.
- Free business email for 1st year which is really important for authorization from company side.
- Automatic WordPress core software and security updates
- CDN Boost for faster load times of up to 50%
- Access to thousands of free themes and plugins
- For beginners: Pre-built sites and drag & drop page editor
- Auto to list your web to Google to reach more audiences.
- Website SEO optimization Security finds and removes malware before it does damage. (* in Ultimate and E-commerce plans)
In connection with the story, as we explained in the beginning, Mr. Dhanush chose Basic plan as it’s the most affordable plan in the entire list with the features what he had expected. WordPress basic plan has easy interface with easily customizable themes and he took no time to understand it. WordPress is written in high quality code and produces syntactic and semantic markings using standard compliance. In non-geek terms, this makes Google and other search engines love your website. This helped travel agency to appear in search results and drag users to website.
How to Buy Domains and Hosting with GoDaddy?
If you are a newbie and wanted to move online, buying a domain with WordPress hosting plan is the best option for you. While purchasing this plan you are offered with “1 free domain” so we don’t need to buy a separate domain. Plus, integration and synchronization get really easy as the service provider for domain and hosting are same.
Follow below steps and rock on..
Step 1: Signup an account on Godaddy.com and verily mail confirmation link. Your account has been created, now click on-> WordPress Hosting Plan with Free Domain.
Step 2: Add any hosting plan in your cart according to your business requirement. If you have a small business and want to start from initial level then it is preferred you add a basic plan of Rs. 99/month in your cart.
Step 3: Next page will show you term length or duration selections like 1/12/24/36 months. Choose 36 months at least to get best offer and click on continue.
Step 4: You will be redirected to the free domain offering page, just type desired domain name you have in mind and click on submit.
Step 5: Next screen will show you your entered domain name’s availability on web and if it’s available below screen will come. There are suggestions of related domain names and extensions you may like; also the price of selected domain is zero. Click on ‘Select and Continue’.
Step 6: There may be some promo codes available on payment page. Don’t forget them otherwise you will miss them out!! Either, you can chat with a GoDaddy representative and ask for available offers. Remember, GoDaddy representative are available 24/7. Feel free to ask with them on any quarter of time.
Below is the idea how payment page looks like and where is promo code for you.
We have enough information and now can start a business online or quickly move a small business to web. Some of the pieces we haven’t addressed like how to build theme, how to configure theme for WordPress. So, what, it’s not a big deal you can read from YouTube, or internet. It takes only a few minutes to configure everything.
If you want us to go through the specifics of these subjects, please comment and we will certainly do it for you.
Thanks for reading till end.