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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.

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How to Make Money Online

Web Hosting

    A web host is a service that you usually have to pay a monthly fee to access, which allows you to store and manage the files associated with your website (images, html, css, js, etc..) A web hosting company has many "servers", which are computers that are modified to help store and serve your website to visitors.

    There are several things to consider when choosing your web hosting company:


Once you know which hosting package you need and can afford, then you're ready to order!  After you order a web hosting package, most will grant you immediate access to your hosting account.  You will receive an email with login instructions.  Most web hosting companies have a backend administration area where you can access and control different aspects of your web hosting package.

When you have a domain name ordered as mentinoned in the previous chapter, you must login to your web hosting control panel and "add" the site.  Different hosting companies have different ways of doing this, but you need to add a space on your server to store the files associated with the website you're starting.  When you specify the Nameservers at the registrar, it points it to your web host, and when you add that specific domain information to your hosting account, it knows exactly which client to route that website to. If this sounds confusing, don't worry, your web host can help you with it.

You can also manage your email, databases, FTP's and other information through the web host's control panel.  An FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is what allows you to transfer files from your hard drive to your server.  You need an FTP client (a desktop application) in order to transfer files.  All FTP's offer the basic and required functionality to transfer files.  There are also serveral free FTP clients, just visit google.com and type "Free FTP Client". 

An FTP client works very simple.  Using it requires knowing a few pieces of information.


Once you login to your FTP account, then it's a matter of transferring your website files from your computer to your server.  You just need to know in which directory on the server those website files need to go.  Usually you will see yoursite.com/public_html or something similar.  If you have difficulty with this, you can always request support from your web host.

And that's it!  Once you have your domain name and your web host, you're ready to begin developing your website!
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