When it comes to an online business, a website is a must. This can spell the difference between success and failure online. And a functional and helpful website tends to separate the top online business from the fledgling one. The website serves like a store or an office. This is where most of the transactions to sell and promote products and services are made. The site also serves as the ‘face’ of the business online.There are different types of websites available that can serve the needs of a successful online business. But before you set up your own site for your own online business, make sure that you learn first the different options available. Once you have selected the site that’s best fit for your business, you will be faced with easier steps since there are different tutorials on how to keep up a site. And it comes cheap at less than $300 to start a basic website.Different types of websites to consider, based on structure and functionalityAn informational website is one option available for your business. This is the most basic option for your own online business. This is a straight-forward site that will help your customers and readers learn more about the offered products and services. Think of this site as your online ‘brochure’ and can have limited roles online.For a wider reach online, go for the interactive website for your own online business. This kind of site will give a platform for you and the potential customers to interact and share information. This is an informational site and more. The site will not only list the products and services available and their descriptions. The site is structured in such a way that resources and information are presented that can encourage the customers and readers to sample the products and services. There will be blogs, articles and newsletters that will be posted here as well that the customers can read to get a better feel and understanding of the services and products.There is also an element of customer participation through feedback and comments. For this reason, most of the interactive websites will include an ‘About Us’ and ‘Contact Us’ page where the contact details including e-mails of the business will be posted. Here, site visitors and customers can make inquiries, post complaints and get clarification about the offerings of the business. Depending on the design of the site, you can also find different tools on an interactive site. For example, the leading interactive sites will include a ‘Chat’ feature, a currency converter, price comparisons and an online calculator.A version of an interactive site used by a top online business is the ‘attractor’. The site is designed and structured to solely attract and interact with customers and readers. These are traditionally stuffed with promotional activities for the business like games, surveys and online contests that are designed to improve business awareness online.There is also the transactional website that can be used by a successful online business to sell products and services. This is aimed to sell and should include a shopping cart and an online inventory where the customer can easily find and buy the products. Advanced transactional websites will also include different payment features that can allow customers to pay not just through credit card but through other means too like PayPal.The last type of site to use is the collaborative website. This is used by a number of businesses working together to concentrate their efforts in attracting potential customers.It is important that one should understand the nature of the business to come up with the right type of website for the business’ needs. Each type of business works with a different type of website so it’s best to learn a few things about the different types of websites available. Once a choice has been selected, then that’s the best time to start working on a site. It takes only a few steps on how to set it up and you can even get the services of the pros. Setting up a site for your own online business comes at a cost, but it’s an investment that is highly recommended.http://www.DanyCooper.com
Here is a small excerpt from a short story/novel that I have started and am working on. I don’t want to give away the plot line but this is how the story starts off. I have no title for it yet and have not worked with it very much so be gentle! You can leave me your comments and suggestions down below. Enjoy!A cold bead of sweat dripped off the tip of his nose onto the file in front of him. His head was racing with anticipation of the moments to come. He had been waiting all day for this. The room seemed smaller and less inviting then normal the lights blaming me with their glare. The only sound in the room was a single fan rotating slowly, the wind around its blades swirling towards him sucking the life out of him. Images of detectives standing on the other side of the desk prying information out of the accused across the table spilled into his head. Another bead of sweat dripped down onto the file. He opening it and looked again through its contents. He had to make sure that everything was in order. Make sure they couldn’t blame him for what had happened. The contents scared him like nothing else he had ever experienced in his life. Detailed photographs of the body lying bloodied and broken in a heap on the snow-covered rocks lay in the file mocking his very existence. Memories began flooding his head of every moment of the incident. The piercing scream sending shivers down his back. He slammed the file closed again closing his eyes trying to wipe the memory from his head.”Mr. Blackwood, we know what happened,” a man was entering the room with an evil sort of smile on his face. Detective Johnson was small for a detective. His brown hair was just long enough to reach the edges of his dark brown eyes and was messed up giving him the look of someone who had been putting in a lot of overtime or a particularly gruesome case. “We have you and the victim together on the day of the murder. Your footprints by where the victim was pushed. Signs of a struggle on the victim’s arms and neck. The only thing we don’t know is why you did it.””I didn’t do it.” It took all his nerve and energy to remain calm and not panic. Each word from detective Johnson’s mouth stabbed him like tiny pins being used for torture. “How many times do I have to tell you my story?””At least one more time, Mr. Blackwood.” Detective Johnson snapped back. A smirk appeared on his face. “Mr. Blackwood, it appears your hands are shaking. Finally starting to realize that you have been caught are you? Seems like a sign of guilt to me. Just remember after what you did to this poor man you are going to be going away for the rest of your life. And for you that is a really, really long time.”The detective was leaning against the table still smirking. Dameon Blackwood closed his eyes again fighting back tears that seemed to want to cry out his innocence. So many thoughts were running through his head. How could this have started? How did this happen? Flashes of the last ten years started to travel through his mind. It all seemed so long ago when this whole mess had started. He hadn’t even known the man crumpled in the snow back then. But it was ten years ago that the events leading up to this moment had started and ten years ago when Dameon Blackwood’s life of adventure had begun.