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Apr
11

How to Start a Successful Online Business from Home

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Would you like to set your own hours, work from anywhere, and make a profitable income? Perhaps, you would like to be your own boss and create a job role where you’re excited to start work day-in-day-out. If so, you should seriously consider launching an online business. The good news is, online businesses quite often have low start-up fees, so you don’t need to spend a lot of money to start generating a profit. Here’s how to start a successful online business from the comfort of your own home.

Choose the Right Business for You

While the products you choose can help to provide a return on your investment, the business you create will determine whether you want to jump out of bed each morning to get to work. If you’re not passionate about your business or industry from the start, you may as well quit now. Therefore, it pays to enter a market you love. For example, if you love sports, you could sell sports clothing, equipment, memorabilia, or all the above! Your passion for the industry will reflect in your brand, marketing, and product range, so choose wisely.

Select the Right Domain Name

Once you have identified your industry and invested in your goods or services, your next step should be to register a domain name for your business website. Your brand name is always a great choice, but it might already be taken. Write down simple yet memorable variations that are connected to your brand and company. You will, however, need to pay a small annual fee to secure your domain name.

Develop a Professional Online Store

You might be working from the comfort of your own home, but you will not want your customers to know that. Get your site off to the best possible start by investing in a professional, attractive, and easy-to-navigate website that reflects your branding, grabs visitors’ attention, and increases conversions. Consult expert BigCommerce partners to create a store from scratch or using custom BigCommerce themes and templates to wow your potential customers.

Secure Your Finances

Every online business will need to choose a business structure, which will range from a sole proprietorship, limited liability company, or corporation. It is imperative to learn more about each structure to make an informed choice that’s best for both you and your new business.

Once you have done so, you will need to obtain a federal tax ID from the IRS; however, a single member LLC or sole proprietor can use their social security number. You will also need to open a business bank account to separate your company and personal finances.

Start Marketing Your Goods and Services

Once you have your website up and running and have registered your new business, you can officially launch your new company. Run teaser campaigns across your brand’s social media channels ahead of the site launch to generate interest in your goods and services, so you can drive considerable traffic to your landing pages on launch day and start making a profit.

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