Web Design & Promo Software – How to Start an Online Business Part 3
An essential part of running a successful Internet business web design is quality software. Software will play a major roll in your success. You must be willing to invest in the webmaster tools you’ll need to assist you in running your business.
The first and most important software you’ll need is a quality email program. Although most Internet
Service Providers include email accounts for their customers, these accounts aren’t always adequate for an Internet business — especially if you get a large amount of email. Not only do the addresses contain your ISP’s name, but they are also very limited on features and options.
There are many email programs available on the Internet. However, the best program I’ve found is Eudora. Eudora is a standalone email program that works with any ISP. It will enable you to easily organize your email by filtering your messages into specific mailboxes. This feature alone can save you a great deal of time. What’s more, your email address will be your own web domain — not someone else’s.
Mailing List Software
Collecting your visitors’ email address is one of the most important parts of developing a successful Internet business.
You must develop a database of potential customers if you truly want to succeed.
Publishing an e-zine is a great way to accomplish this. In order to do so, you must have a good mailing list program that will enable you to send your potential customers personalized messages.
If you’re using a software program that resides on your computer, you’ll also need a good form processing script to enable your visitors to subscribe:
If you’re an American Online customer, you won’t be able to use a software program that runs on your computer. You’ll need to use a program that runs with your web browser.
1-2-All Broadcast Email
Sidebar: The email list and autoresponder I use here at Webmaster Course .Com is Aweber. This is an excellent way to start your mailing list and it’s very easy to operate from creating a form to generating automatic emails to your new subscribers. – Bob
More Tips about Choosing Web Design Software
In web site design software, always remember that what you must always be what you buy. This allows you to pay only for a program that will visually design a website that is user friendly, i.e. A program that generates HTML codes for you.
This one feature might be the most important to web designers without prior knowledge of HTML and the CSS.
That ability offers you versatility even after you learn HTML usage. So, before you start, get online and do some research about website design software. The more you know the better your final decision will be.
About the Author – Shelley Lowery is the author of the acclaimed beginner web design series, Web Design Mastery — an in-depth guide to professional web design that is rapidly becoming known as the “Bible” for professional web design.
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