As everyone today knows you are not REALLY in business until you are on the web and one of the first tasks to be performed by all new industry brokers is to set up a business website for marketing. For IACFB members, there are several recommended ways to to accomplish this including…
- DATAMAX MARKETING: Very affordable starter factoring broker website from their ENTERPRISE SERIES that comes complete with business email and also a FREE domain when selecting an annual, biennial, or triennial hosting package. Priced at $59.95, use the LAB ACCESS CODE found on page 198 of the Factoring 101 Broker’s Guide to receive a $59.95 discount, making this a FREE website for IACFB Guide Buyers. This is a great (and very inexpensive) way to get web support for your factoring broker business in less than 24 hours. (View templates and Purchase Links)
- IACFB FACTORING 101: An expanded website for career-oriented commercial finance consultants, these websites feature more consultant product areas, animation, sliders, and multiple email boxes for agency development and are included as part of Business-in-a-Box. (View Templates and Purchase Links)
- WORDPRESS: WordPress powers over 30% of all websites on the web worldwide and features thousands of themes and building your own custom business website using the WordPress.org format is so simple virtually everyone can do it. Be advised, however, building your own consultant website with WordPress will take some time so if you are selecting this option (highly recommended), you will want to set up temporary site (and domain) using DataMax or the website included with Business-in-a-Box while you build your final WordPress masterpiece over time. For IACFB Members, DataMax provides exceptionally affordable hosting plans for WordPress Business hosting. Additionally, using the LAB ACCESS CODE found on page 198 of the Factoring 101 Broker’s Guide, you can receive a $60 discount on your first year’s hosting plan. (View setup and hosting plans at DMS WebHost)
Additional Setup Suggestions in the Lab
No matter which route you choose, setting up a factoring broker website with the assistance of IACFB is a relatively simple task. For those not well educated regarding the web, domains, business email, etc., IACFB provides assistance, suggestions, and tutorials located in the Learning Lab.
WordPress Blog Setup
Setting up a WordPress website for your business DOES NOT require that you have any special knowledge of html or coding of any kind. Since your WordPress installation includes it’s own easy to navigate dashboard, most brokers will find they can create a custom WordPress masterpiece in a relatively short period of time. Purchasing a WordPress User’s Manual (such as 1-Hour WordPress 2019 by Dr. Andy Williams) will greatly assist you in quickly setting up your site and learning more about the powerful design tools that accompany WordPress installations. Additionally, all WordPress business websites include their own blog and from a marketing standpoint, blogs, along with certain social media such as LinkedIn, are one of the most powerful marketing tools available to factoring brokers. Through DMS WebHost, IACFB now completely supports the use of WordPress blogs for marketing and Business-in-a-Box subscribers will find a complete support area dedicated entirely to WordPress and blogging in the Campus ANNEX.