Alright, let’s say you own a small Ma and Pop Crafts Store, and you decide you want to make it an online business. So instead of just serving customers in your area, you now will have the opportunity of serving people from all around the world. Although this may sound like a awesome idea, it requires you to do some things that you normally aren’t familiar with. For instance, creating a website, so you can display your goods and services. Your website will be your store, per say. Most people don’t know how to make a website though. And if your one of those people, then you will need to have someone do it for you. You can hire a professional web designer to do it, or you can learn to make your own. Learning to make your own website will take a little longer, but will save you some money. Which ever you choose to do is your choice. But, You will definitely need a website to start your online business.
Once your website is complete. Its time to get yourself a domain name, and hosting. Now your domain name itself is going to help in the success of your business. Particularly, if you are going to try and get free, targeted, traffic to your site. Example: tammyscraftstore.com will be harder to get notice, than say, craftstore.com. Unless you are known though out the world. You should keep your domain name in terms of what people will be typing in the search box. Google’s keyword tool will help you in determining a really good domain, as it will tell you what the most searched terms are for your particular subject.
Now comes the difficult part, driving targeted traffic to your website. If you choice free methods, a couple hours a week is not going to cut it. To make this method successful, you will find yourself writing articles, making a Squidoo lens, going to forums, getting a google profile, the list goes on and on. The other alternatives include hiring a service to do all of this for you, or advertise though ppc “pay per click”. Now if you are not familiar with pay per click, it basically means that, you place an ad on google, and when someone clicks on that ad, you are charged a fee. If you don’t know what your doing here, you could drain your bank account real quick. So it is advised doing research before you try ppc. Hiring a service is by far the best alternative, as the results will be better all the way around. Plus some services offer a guarantee that their service will achieve traffic generation to your online business.
If you are considering starting an online business, you will need one of two things. Time, or money. In most cases, it’s both. But running an online business isn’t much different than running any other business. It takes time, it takes money, it needs buyers, to become successful. It’s not easy, but if done properly, can be a very rewarding venture. There are millions of people doing business online each day, and there’s nothing wrong with wanting a piece of the Pie. Till we meet again.
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