How To Start An Online StoreWelcome!
My name is James and I created this informational website to share some of what I've learned about starting online stores. My hope is that
my site helps aspiring entrepreneurs to get started online affordably, quickly, and effectively.
The focus here is to cover all of the basics, and some of the advanced aspects, of starting an online store.
There really is so much more to it than just the actual site construction aspects. So, I also cover several other
things that you should consider, including: a) advice on selecting products for your online store, b) thinking of
and registering a good, effective domain name that is beneficial to your efforts to sell online, and c) identifying
the right internet company to host your store on the web.
There is a lot to do if you want to start your online store the right way. But, I assure you that it is all very doable for
the average person who is willing to learn and try. Read More
How I Replaced My Day Job and Became Self-Employed
It took 2 tries before I zeroed-in on the online store that allowed me to quit my normal day job and become truly self-employed. My first attempt at building
an online store resulted in a site that looked very much so homemade. In fact, if I came across that first site as a potential customer, I would have surely
left without buying anything. So, I re-grouped and examined the differences between my store and some professionally-built sites. I found that there were some
very specific design and structural issues that I needed to overcome. Though I'm not a programmer, and I'm not very artistic, I was able to find the right
tools that helped me build a great-looking and successful online store on a do-it-yourself basis (and with an extremely small budget). Read More
Products to Sell Through Your Online Store
An obvious first step to starting an online store is figuring out what you are going to sell. Perhaps you
already know what that product is. And, maybe it is an item that you manufacture yourself. If you have your product choice all figured out, you may want to skip
to the next section. But, for those of you who are still trying to figure out what to sell, I have some pointers for you. Read More
Effective Online Store Domain Names
When selecting a domain name for your new online store, try your best to include wording from your chosen
market segment in your domain name. For example, if your online store will be selling tents, make every effort to include the word "tents" in your domain name.
This is actually a bit tricky these days because so many millions of domain names are already taken. Read More
Search Friendly Web Design
It's critically important to make your store "search engine friendly". Specifically, you'll want search engines such as Google,
Yahoo, and Bing to quickly and effortlessly scan your website so that they can learn what your store is all about. By following some key principles of online store construction,
you'll greatly increase your store's chance of ranking well in search engine results. Read More
Small Customers are Tremendously Important
We all know that customer service is important to the success of a business. But, there are some unique aspects of
a newly started online store that makes the concept of "good customer service" even more crucial. Oftentimes, a new online store will be started as a side-business by someone
who earns their actual living at a regular day job. Read More
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