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Information Overload – Starting a Business Online

It’s easy to want to start a business online, it’s much more difficult to make that a reality. Today, creating a source of income online is absolutely essential if you’re looking for financial freedom and financial stability. Having multiple sources of income is so incredibly important in your journey to building wealth. Starting a business online gives you limitless opportunities to create as many sources of income as you can possibly imagine – literally.

 

When you first decide to take the plunge and venture off into the world of making money online, it can be such a daunting task. There is SO MUCH information out there and it’s so easy to become confused and absolutely overwhelmed. Don’t make the common mistake that so many people do when they try to start their journey online – overload yourself with too much information. The most difficult part of starting a business online, is finding your niche.

 

It is important to not dive into a category that is completely oversaturated, unless you have the capital to establish yourself and start to take some of that traffic from your competition. Your niche is important because you will never compete with big stores like Target, Wal-Mart, amazon, etc. – and you don’t need to.

 

The big stores have it all, so the good thing is, you’re not competing with them. Let’s say you are selling kayaks online, you’re not really competing with Wal-Mart, you’re main competition is going to be another site that specifically focuses on selling kayaks. Your goal is to out rank them in search engines. When you start competing with your competition for search engine rankings, you’ll start to see your site earning free traffic. How? When people search on a search engine, the search engine pulls up the most relevant information to the user. This is done in a fairly complex way, but more or less, the engine is going to find what is popular, what has the most content the user is looking for, security, and a few more things (those are the big ones).

 

Over time, with consistency, you will build more and more content for your website. When you do that and share your site on social media and really begin to bring in visitors, your sites rankings will begin to rise. This is a slow process and you shouldn’t expect to see results for 3-6 months, this can be sped up with cash flow, which will be discussed at a later time.

 

To wrap it up, when you decide to build your site, to make money online, to start a business online, create multiple streams of income online, however you want to word it, do not get distracted. Do not let yourself get lost in the noise. Find your niche, buy your domain, build your website, create a following online through social media with GOOD content on your website, engage with your audience, and build a platform.

 

That is the key to building a successful business online. It will not ever happen overnight, it takes a lot of time, energy, effort, strength and if you’re really serious, money. If anyone tries to tell you that you don’t need to invest a dime into your site, they’re lying to you. Yes, you can start for close to nothing, but if you want your business to thrive online, then you need to funnel cash into your site. Once you begin earning, it so vitally important to invest your earnings back into your site before ever taking a dime out for yourself. Slow and steady DOES win the race in the online money making business.

Create a Website – You Should Use WordPress

Choosing to create a WordPress website needs to be a priority for anyone who is trying to start an online business on a budget. Real life can be challenging, for many people, it’s hard to just save an extra few hundred dollars per month – that’s real life. Most people want to get out of the whole that their in and a lot of them look to starting their own business. The question quickly come, however, “what will my business be?” and that is it. People get lost because they doubt themselves, have no idea where to start and completely underestimate the amount of time and money that it will take to create a successful business.

Unless you’re a skilled craftsman with some decent capital, chances are you’re going to be interested in creating an online business. Why? I’m not going to explain that in detail, it’s pretty obvious. You probably lack the funds, the knowledge and a big beautiful building to put it all in. With an online business, your business can be however big you want it to be for substantially less than having a physical business.

So why should you create a website with WordPress? WordPress is free to install. What is WordPress? WordPress is a content management system that helps you create stunningly beautiful websites with no middle man to control your site. YOU control your site and everything within it, all you need is a domain, a host and if you’re looking to sell, an SSL certificate. That is it. Using WordPress, you can very easily have a beautiful, shop ready website within 1-3 days.

There is so much more to say about WordPress.

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Finding The Right Host

Choosing The Right Host

Finding the right host for your website is important. When you get your website up and running, you're going to want a reliable host to host your website on their servers.

 

Security

The number one thing that you should be concerned about with your website is security. Your visitors and potential customers must feel safe when they go to your website. Make sure your host offers SSL encryption before starting your own website. If you're accepting payments online, you really have no choice but to protect your website. There are a lot of different encryption services and companies out there, just make sure that your host offers great security measures.

Speed

When choosing your web host provider, you'll want to make sure that they offer great speed. You want your page to load as quickly as possible and while there are other factors that can slow down your site, your host needs to have good server speed. Google's algorithm has an emphasis on the speed of your website. For ranking purposes, you want your site to be as fast as possible.

Reliability

This last one in a way also goes back to your website's security. When you have 500 people all on your website at the same time, browsing around, becoming members, adding to their shopping carts, purchasing products, you're going to want a reliable server. The last thing any of us want to experience while on a website is a crash. Not only does is get in the way of our current interest, but it also makes us feel vulnerable due to todays online theft problems.