logging in or signing up Start Online Business cherieangcl Download Post to : URL : Related Presentations : Share Add to Flag Embed Email Send to Blogs and Networks Add to Channel Uploaded from authorPOINT lite Insert YouTube videos in PowerPont slides with aS Desktop Copy embed code: Embed: Flash iPad Dynamic Copy Does not support media & animations Automatically changes to Flash or non-Flash embed WordPress Embed Customize Embed URL: Copy Thumbnail: Copy The presentation is successfully added In Your Favorites. Views: 837 Category: Business & Fin.. License: All Rights Reserved Like it (0) Dislike it (0) Added: November 24, 2009 This Presentation is Public Favorites: 1 Presentation Description http://pips.sgprofitsite.com - Are you starting an online business? Comments Posting comment... Premium member Presentation Transcript Start Online Business : Start Online Business By Cherie Ang Internet business : Internet business Starting and operating an Internet business is surprisingly similar to operating any other business. Good business practices, like building the confidence of customers through truthful advertising, providing products and services at a fair price, and developing long-term business relationships, are as applicable to Internet businesses as they are to any other businesses. Fast, easy and cheap : Fast, easy and cheap To begin with, internet startups have low overhead and startup costs--as low as $3,000, thanks in part to inexpensive, yet robust e-commerce software and services on the market. What's more, the business can be set up in a home office and attended to at nights and on weekends, allowing new entrepreneurs to keep their day jobs. In addition, many budding entrepreneurs can set up their online businesses in less than one week. Business Plan : Business Plan Figure out exactly what it is you want to do. Do you want to sell a product? If so, what do you want to sell, clothes, organic food, books? Do you want to sell a physical product you have to keep in stock and ship or an electronic product, such as an ebook? Do you want to sell a service, such as typing or building websites? Product : Product Look for companies that once you sell the product, they ship it to the customer. Nowadays, people are looking for information on various topics. Most of internet sales are on info products that the customer can download immediately, once they pay for it with a credit card. It doesn't involve any shipping charge and the customer doesn't have to wait 2-3 weeks to receive it. Domain Name : Domain Name The Domain Name is an important part of the Online Business. So appropriate selection of the Domain name will do wonders to the Online Business, as most of the online Business is identified by the Domain Name. Marketing of the Online Business will also depend on the domain name of the Online Business. Hence, it is very important to select and choose the appropriate domain name for the Internet Online Business. Hosting : Hosting Your choice of hosting company is important because their reliability and ability to increase your capacity smoothly as needed are crucially important. The good thing about hosting is that if your host turns out to be unreliable or is unable to scale up to meet your needs, you can always switch hosting companies. Just make sure that you register the domain name under your name and not theirs from the beginning. Goal : Goal Decide if the goal of your website will be to capture leads (which can be done through simple contact forms), which you will then follow-up on later by phone and/or email. Alternatively, is your goal to make direct sales from your website, in which case you will need a shopping cart system. Regardless of your goal, you should also provide good quality content on your website that will capture your prospective customer’s interest. Traffic : Traffic Now you have your website up and you have your product listed on the site, the only thing left is to get traffic to your site. This is the most important part of having a web-based business. WITHOUT TRAFFIC YOU WILL NOT MAKE MONEY. Traffic = customers = sales = money in your pocket. By Cherie Ang : By Cherie Ang http://pips.sgprofitsite.com You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.