Starting an online business might not be a far-fetched thing anymore, especially if you already have an idea of products you want to sell. Social media pages and popular top websites might make your dream of having an online business happen. Here are 7 top sites to start an online business.
You can start your online business on Facebook, this is free. There are two ways to sell online on Facebook. Make use of the Facebook marketplace, or have a Facebook business page and then use the shop features on there.
Whichever way you choose to do it, you need to have a Facebook account which you can sign up for here.
Facebook marketplace currently does not have ways that customers can pay on it, therefore you need to have external ways to collect money, either through Paypal, cash on delivery or an actual business website.
Instagram is another place you can have a free online space. Set your Instagram profile to business, this would allow you to add your products to shop and then market it from there.
Instagram shop is a non-paid method as well, but you need to have an Instagram account to make this happen. Sign up here.
Shopify is an online platform that allows users to create their own online store with ease. This is a paid method which gives you a 14 days free trial. The plan start from $29 up to $299 monthly.
Shopify is very easy to set up. You don’t need to have previous coding or website building knowledge to navigate through it. Find out more about shopify here.
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Amazon is a very popular platform for online business owners. The good thing about selling on Amazon is that you have millions of customers awaiting there to buy the products you are offering, the cons about it, is that you have loads of competition from other sellers, unless you are offering something unique to the market.
Usage of a good marketing tool with the Amazon brand to punch your product to the front page so that customers searching can find your product is recommended.
Amazon has different fee requirement depending on your desired plan and country. You can sign up here.
Ebay is another platform like Amazon, however, there selling price are cheaper. Ebay offers a bidding system and you can sell more used products on Ebay.
Ebay is more open to accepting global sellers than Amazon. You can start selling on Ebay here.
Etsy is another online global shop that focuses on selling of handmade home items. You can reach millions of buyers globally on Etsy.
Be sure to make your Etsy customers feel happy so they can come back for more. You can sign up to sell on Etsy here.
Build Your Own Website
You can build and launch your own website using woo-commere on WordPress, or code the whole website from scratch.
This may require you to have or get someone with website building experience to make this happen for you. It might be expensive to start off at first, but at the long run its cheaper than tagging along with websites like shopify.
Would you prefer an online or offline business? Drop me a comment below and let me know.
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08 comments on “7 TOP SITES TO START AN ONLINE BUSINESS”
Thank you momma
I would prefer an online business
As someone without a shop,I display mine & other people’s products too(as a dropshipper) on Facebook marketplace and make some little sales
Online business, am a stay at home mother
Thank you my lady
I prefer online business
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