If you are running a business on a popular network such as Lularoe, Usborne Books, Fit4Mom, Etsy or something similar then this post is for you. Learning how to redirect a marketing domain name to your small business consulting page will make advertising your website incredibly easier. Let’s begin.
The Reason For This Post
I was at a stop light the other day and noticed the car next to me had their business information and website on a decal in the rear window. The decal was promoting a Fit4Mom business with their consultant URL at the bottom — a very long URL which I can’t remember if I tried.
Window decals aren’t very expensive but if you are going to spend any money on your business wouldn’t you want to make it easy for people to remember your website?
You’ve decided on a product or service to sell, joined and are ready to sell. Great! Their system will then create a URL for you to send your traffic to. This is where it gets sticky.
You’ll typically end up with something like https://username0108.sellingnetwork.com – which isn’t very memorable.
You should purchase a memorable domain name then redirect it to your business consulting page. Here are the steps you will need to make:
- Purchase a domain name from your favorite domain registrar like GoDaddy or 1and1
- Log into the registrar’s account
- Open your the DNS Management for the recently purchased domain
- Look for the Forwarding option and add your consulting URL in the Forward To field.
- Save and wait a bit for the nameservers to update.
- Test by visiting your new domain name. It should forward you to your consulting page.
Forward only will send your marketing URL to your consulting page. Example https://yourmarketing.com to https://username0108.sellingnetwork.com
Forward with masking will make your consulting page look like it’s on your marketing URL but will not show page paths. For example, if you had an about page on the consulting site and the URL was https://username0108.sellingnetwork.com/about/ the user would still see https://yourmarketing.com in the URL.
Our suggestion would be to keep the Forwarding only option checked.