Online Business

I great way to make some extra money is to open up an online store. Yes, It does take some hard work invested in it but it can very well be worth it. A lot of people say they can not start their own online business cause they do not have thousands of dollars to invest in it. Well, sometimes it doesn’t take thousands of dollars to start up your own online business. First, you have to decide what you are going to sell or what services you will be offering. To cut down on up front cost to you, you can always look for a drop shipper to buy your products from.

Of course if you are going to have an online store then obviously you will need a website and a domain name. If you all ready have a name for your company then you can just use that for the domain name if it is available. If not then you can try variations of your business name. For example For Ever Lasting can become 4 Ever Lasting.

Finding a company to host your site is pretty easy. There are literally thousands of hosting companies out there just waiting for you to take advantage of their services. You will also want a nice, easy to navigate design for your site. If you don’t know the first thing about designing a site, don’t worry. There are many custom designers who, for a pretty penny, would be more then happy to create your very own one of a kind design. If that is out of your budget, don’t fret. There are some wonderful premade websites that are both well designed and functional that are well under $100.

Now, no store is complete without a shopping cart. There are many sites that offer shopping carts for online business owners, some being better then others. Ashop Commerce is one I would recommend because of it’s affordability, ease of use and customizable design. And since it is a web based hosted Shopping cart software it means there is no installation for you. Ashop Commerce’s ecommerce software allows you to accept credit cards. They also offer other services for the online business owner such has merchant accounts (which you need if you will be accepting credit cards as payment), domain registration and web design.

Having your own online business does take a lot of hard work but it doesn’t necessarily take loads of money.

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