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How to Make Money Online

The Ultimate Free Guide, by Gary Simon

Beneath, you will find a very elaborate guide (22,000 words) I personally wrote about making money online. I wrote it with the anticipation of selling it, but because I'm so giving, I decided to make it free (the same day I launched the version that cost money.)

So if you really want to learn how to make money online and quit your lame job, just read my guide and you will have a very good understanding of where and how to begin.

Table of Contents

How to Make Money Online

Purchasing & Selecting Domains

    A domain name is also known as a website address.  Whenever you type in "", you're typing in a domain name.  The ".com" portion is known as the domain extension, or the TLD (Top-Level Domain).  There are many other domain extensions, including: .net, .org, .gov, .edu, .mil, .info, .me, etc..

    The function of a domain name is to provide a human-friendly method of accessing a desired website.  Technically, when you type in a domain name and hit {enter}, through your Internet Service Provider's DNS (Domain Name System), it matches the domain name you typed in, with a physical server located elsewhere.  The domain name is tied to an IP Address (Internet Protocol Address) which is tied to a server.  A server is a special computer optimized for hosting websites.  When the DNS properly connects the domain name to the server, the server "serves" the website to your browser through HTML, which displays the layout, images and content you see on your screen.

Choosing a Domain

    There are several things to consider when choosing your domain name.

Purchasing a Domain

    Once you know the name you want to register, you then need to purchase it through a registrar.  A registrar is a service (a website) that allows you to register and own the domain name.  Purchasing a domain name is very simple, you type in the domain name you want, specify how many years you want (more often than not you will want to register it for just 1 year since you never know whether or not your new venture will succeed), and then order it.

    After you have ordered it, you then need to specify your web host's nameservers.  Your web host will provide you with their nameservers, and then in the administration area of your registrar you select your domain name, and edit the DNS settings.  In the DNS settings, you specify the nameservers.  This ties the domain name to your web hosting service.
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