Take your work global

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Why are you here?
The good book says when the earth was created Yehowah asked the human, he has created to take dominion over everything. Have you taken dominion over your destiny, your environment and the marketplace? I believe that everyone is born for a reason and a purpose. Everyone has a unique work or assignment, to perform on the stage of life. The major challenge is for human to discover his or her purpose and fulfil it. Failing to discover your purpose may result in unfruitfulness and an unfulfilled life. Every day is a fresh opportunity for you to respond to your higher calling. There is a reward, of course including financial for solving a problem in the marketplace. There are many issues facing society such as injustice, lack of quality housing for families, ever increasing graduate unemployment, lack of effective leadership of those in authority, poverty and political instability around the world. In the face of all these challenges, the internet is here for a purpose to help us address these issues positively. The internet and world wide web continue to offer individuals and organisations the opportunity to be a global player. The aim of this article is to equip you with some tools that can help you establish yourself or your organisation on the global market.

Secure your digital assets.
You better lock your domain name before someone else grabs it? Did you know Facebook bought fb.com for $8.5 million? An American also made a fortune selling www.vodka.com for a cool $3milion in 2006. Remember it’s first come, first, serve with domain names. The domain name www.djokey.com was purchased 14 years ago, the benefits of owning a domain name include enhanced personal branding. The domain is pointing to a fantastic website and it’s also used for emails. Using FREE emails for business it’s not advisable for marketing. When choosing a domain name, keep it simple, memorable, short and easy to type. You may use keywords in your niche. If possible don’t use numbers and hyphens. To search availability of your domain name, visit: http://www.djokey.com/domain a user-friendly search tool to find and lock your domain name.

Find a professional web hosting service.
Choose a company that is reliable and guarantees at least 99.9% uptime. The web hosting company must offer protection for your website content as well as have a selection of performance boosting tools that will make your websites noticeably faster. A great web hosting business has tools to help you scale from one package to the other easily. Look for a company that is innovative and provides 24/7 Support. Test drive a web hosting control panel here at http://www.djokey.com/hosting

Building your home online.
There are so many ways to design your website. One of the simplest ways is to use a content management system (CMS). There are a lot of CMS on the market, commercial and open source. You may choose WordPress, it’s FREE to use. One of the advantages of using WordPress is, it is supported by a global community and they are always working to improve the software quality and updating it is straightforward. Quality WordPress training videos can also be found on YouTube.

Don’t be a big fish in a small pond.
After launching your website you will need to market it. The first step is to make sure it is indexed by the major search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo. Research your keywords and use it to optimise your website. Social media platforms like Facebook, and twitter can be a good source of traffic to push to your website.

Insight, you need this to respond to change.
Most decent web hosting account has software that captures data from the website. Some of the data captured are the number of visitors to the website, the type of browsers use to access your website, the countries of the visitors. These data may assist you to make a quality decision about your website improvement.

Be Agile.
The easiest and quickest way to manage your project. Use the Scrum framework to manage your website project. Scrum is defined by scrum.org as “A framework within which people can address complex adaptive problems, while productively and creatively delivering products of the highest possible value” Scrum can help you to get the most from your team and help you to focus on what really matters.

The world is looking forward to your solutions. This is your time to take your work global. You are capable and you have all it takes to be a leader in your area of expertise. All the best.

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