Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Things to Consider when Starting an Online Business

Thinking of starting your own business? For many mums, starting your own business is a great way to combine motherhood with work.  Read on for some tips to consider to ensure you are utterly organised when starting your business.

Consider what to sell

Whether you want to sell furnishings for home or clothing for kids, make sure you do your homework when identifying potential customers, and how to reach them.  It really helps to have a coach or someone familiar with the business to give you a hand.

Market yourself

Along with making sure your website is ideal, ensure you’re up-to-date on all the marketing tools available.  Whether you use email marketing, Twitter or Facebook or a combination of these, utilise all opportunities available to get yourself and your products out there.  Starting a blog may also be beneficial as you’re sure to gain social media followers if yours is any good.

Keep your online business secure

With utilising online marketing and the opportunity to sell your goods online you need to ensure your customers are shopping securely.
There are a number of e-commerce platforms available for you to choose from either as a solution to your entire website or simply to provide the e-commerce functionality of your online business. The research you do in connection with choosing a platform is a crucial step in ensuring that you have the least amount of worry possible when it comes to fraud. 

Keep track of your accounts

This is one of the most important aspects of running a business online that many people sometimes overlook.  Make sure you keep track of time and overheads; investing in accounting software is always a good idea and will make your life a lot easier when it comes to calculating costs and budgets.

Have fun

While starting and running your own business can be hard work, if you stand by your products you make it seem less like work and more like fun.  As with any job if you truly enjoy what you’re doing the work will be more fulfilling and rewarding overall, so don’t get bogged down by stress and paperwork, take time to have fun and truly enjoy the work that you’re doing.
Are you a Mum with your own small business? If so, please feel free to comment below and share the link to your Site and let us know what you do so we can check it out. As a Mum with a small business myself, I love to be able to support other fellow WAHM's!

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  1. Thanks for sharing.
    I followed your tips and i started my website reselling online business.Now i make some good amount of money through this business.If anyone want to start this business,you should have reseller account and small amount of money.You can do this job from home.If you need reseller account visit GoResellers.com Then you can fix your own rate and start your business.So you can make good amount of money through online easily without depending others.I hope it will be helpful who are interested in online business.


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