There are a couple hosting sites out there that I like and they are inexpensive, www.webs.com and www.hostgator.com. Fitness Connect is a great start to getting connected in the world of fitness. But in my opinion, you really want to have your own website with a custom url that highlights your business. The main reason for me is that the key to online success is higher visibility than your competition. Also, it’s an important tool for branding your business across all avenues. The more you have your name and business out there, the more easily that you will be found. It’s easy to cross link your pages so that they cross promote each other. A great way to start would be to set up a WordPress blog creating an interactive environment for current and future clients. I have laid out how to get started with WordPress on my blog, www.the-go-to-girl.org. You buy a domain name which is very inexpensive usually under $20/year. I like Dotster however it is less complicated to buy the domain name through the hosting site that you choose. My hosting plan cost me less than $7/month plus it’s a business write off. There are a lot of hosting sites out there that are free or very inexpensive. You can design your own site using tools that are Microsoft based and you don’t need to know html. Also, start a Facebook Fanpage, Twitter, and LinkedIn. All are free and give you the opportunity to connect outside of your current circle. You can also link them together and invite new contacts to follow you. In my experience, I feel like a clean professional web site is crucial and if you don’t have one you risk losing business. Let me know if you need help and good luck.
USE THIS SITE!!! I have had more response from promoting this profile than any other form of online media… ever. And steer clear of personal trainer(.)com they sell your information to everyone. WILL THE SALES CALLS EVER STOP! I DON’T WANT TO BE FEATURED ON “Blah blah blah’s” SPECIAL PROMO.. Grr! That is all.
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