Better Websites for Business Owners:

10 Things You Need to Know

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The presentation included several industry terms and jargon. This PDF will put a definition on many of those terms.

Service Providers

Domain Name Registration

For Domain Name Registration, we highly recommend NameCheap ( NameCheap’s prices are hard to beat and their customer service is excellent. NameCheap doesn’t employ tricks or shady practices to get your business and they work hard to take care of you. You really can’t do better than NameCheap.






We only recommend using DreamHost. Sure, DreamHost Ā isn’t as popular as some of the other recommendations out there, but DreamHost is one of those companies that we love. DreamHost has won PCMag’s Business Choice Awards: Web Hosting in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Every time we’ve had occasion to speak with DreamHost’s support, we’ve been blown away by the respectful, dedicated, and knowledgeable staff. DreamHost is top notch in terms of performance and service. And, they offer fantastic services at fantastic rates. We use DreamHost for all of our sites and most of our customers’ sites.



DreamHost’s shared hosting doesn’t limit you or tie you down. Some of the most important features you’ll get are:

  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Unlimited disk space
  • Unlimited domains
  • Unlimited email users
  • Unlimited databases
  • Free SSL
  • And more.




Newsletter Service Providers (Email Marketing)

Depending on your needs, we recommend one of two providers.


If you’re just getting started, MailChimp offers a free introductory level to get you up and running. Once you gain more experience, you can upgrade to add more subscribers to your list and more features to your campaigns.


If you have a large subscriber list, or if you have more advanced needs, AWeber is a better choice for you.

Links from the Presentation

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Jakob Nielsen, Good Navigation (

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