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Start selling online to make money and learn along the way
Many times people have started a website and made a few sales here and there then learned everything they needed to know along the way. Many people have made multi-million dollar companies this way, but they always did their research prior to just jumping in, which is why they're in the position they are today. So many people out there are worried that they need to know every little thing about their niche, what the absolute best products are before the list anything, and they always think they need to design their own website or get one custom designed. Well, I'm here to tell you that there are going to be a lot of hurdles along the way, so you might as well just get started now on your next venture lol
Selling online isn't a difficult thing to do for people of every experience level. You could be like me, a guy who has been working online since 2003, and get a website up and running in a day and makes a sale a few minutes after everything is live. Or you could be a person just starting off and take a week to set everything up, which isn't a big deal, and you'll make money next week. The biggest misconception is that making money online takes a long time when in reality, you can be profitable tomorrow. The longer you wait to make a sale, the longer it will take to be successful, so just start today and tweak your entire system along the way
No one knows everything when they first start off
Like I mentioned above, I can get a website up and running in a day and profitable a few minutes after that, but I wasn't always that good. When I started off in this industry, it took me a while to get a website going because I didn't know what to do, but that shouldn't be too difficult for you since you're already reading this and have an idea of what you likely need to get started
A week is a good timeframe to get a website up and running if you're just starting out, this gives you time to choose the right domain and get the perfect logo made. You can also figure out what you want to sell, but be sure to pick a variety of products or services if you aren't quite sure what will sell the best.
Fill up your website with products, set up an AdWords campaign, do your SEO, and then worry about what you're making at the end of the week.
Sell now, tweak later
The entire process of making money online through website sales is a long one. I may be able to get a website profitable within a day, but that doesn't mean it's bringing in thousands the second day it's launched. I can likely make $5 or $10 form a new website once I launched it, but it takes time to build it up in order to get recurring customers and optimize all of my pages.
You'll also need to add massive amounts of content to your website, and if you were to wait until you were done with the content before you start to make sales, you would never make any money. You need to add content regularly to your blog and pages, if you're not doing this then you're falling behind your competition, and no one wants to see that happen.
You don't need to be a programmer or web designer
So many of my clients who are just starting out will ask me if they need something custom coded to please the search engine gods, and they're surprised when I tell them to get a WordPress theme and customize it in a day. They always thought that they needed something custom in order to rank on top of the search engines, but that's simply because crumby web designers tell them this in order to jack up their prices.
Start with a WordPress theme from ThemeForest and you can go the custom designed route later on if you really want. Remember, a great looking WordPress theme can be purchased for $50 to $80 and a fully custom designed website can run you $5,000 to $25,000+ so which sounds better when starting off?
Don't expect to be rich tomorrow, because it won't happen, so you should actually set your goals low in order to achieve them. I like to set mine at $5 a day on average, meaning if I make $100 today I'll be on track for $5 a day even if I don't make anything the next 19 days in a row. You can't rush things in the beginning, you just need to build gradually in order to figure out what's working and what isn't, so just take your time and everything will work out in the end
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