The fear of the getting started process tends to make people procrastinate in starting a business of their own. That fear usually boils down to the fact that they just don’t know how to do it, or where to even start. This website will help you with this process, so you can lay your fears to rest and move through the getting started phase with ease.
Let’s start with some commonly asked questions that most newbies have in the getting started process.
“Do I have to have special skills or degrees to start my own business?”
You will need to have some knowledge in the field you’re going to embark in, but it’s not necessary to have any business or college degrees to accomplish starting your own business. Of course, it will depend on the type of business you want to start.
Simple research in the field your potential business will be in, that will be sufficient enough to give you what you need in most cases. If you’re planning to offer a service like web designing, etc; you should have some skills in that area before trying to start your business.
College degrees and experience are always helpful in gaining expertise in a field, but you usually don’t have to have any degrees to have your own online business. Knowledge has more power online, so reading everything you can get your hands on that deals with your field will be more important.
Will it Cost a lot of money?”
Starting your own online business doesn’t generally cost much money. The money you put into it is mostly for a computer, internet access and a website. Any other costs will be based on the type of business you want to get into.
Businesses where you will sell items you’ve created, will take some money to stock the inventory items, but there are great deals on the internet to be found for this purpose. If you plan to sell a service, like web designing, software programs will need to be added to your list of tools to purchase.
For the most part, you won’t have to run to your local bank and beg them to offer you a loan. Find the best deals on the items you need for the business you choose and you won’t have to worry about the interest rates a loan would add to your budget.
“Will I still be able to start my own business online, even if I’ve never run my own business before?”
Absolutely. Hundreds of people have started their own businesses and made a success of it without having any previous business experience. Again, it all adds up to how much time and effort you put into your research.
The internet, itself, holds a plethora of information at your fingertips to help you learn every aspect of the business you want to start. You can find tips, tricks and all sorts of information from people who’ve been there and done it, so utilize this resource to gain the power that knowledge will bring you.
“How much money can I make from an online business?”
This will vary on a lot of factors. What business you start, how much time and effort you put into it and the return of investment on what you’re offering; all play a part in what you will essentially make.
Some people make a six figure income, while others make the same amount a full time fast food worker generally makes. No matter how much your business brings in, you will still be ahead of those who commute to their jobs. The money they spend on petrol, clothes for work and meals etc; is money that goes into your pocket and not someone else’s.
“Do I really need a website?”
A website will be needed to conduct your business from. You will need to sell your products or show potential clients what services you have to offer. It serves as your ‘office’ or ‘store’ would, only you won’t need to rent out expensive space in a building to use for your online business.
Websites are pretty easy to create if you use one of the many website design software programs or website building services. If you choose to, you can also hire a web designer to create a killer site for your business, so don’t let your lack of web designing skills hold you back. CLICK HERE for more details on how we can help you do this!
“Do I need special business licenses to run an online business?”
You will want to check with your local government agencies to determine what you will need in your area. Each area is different, so it’s best to check and see what you need before starting your business.
“I’m nervous about taking money from customers. What if I mess up the payment processing system?”
If you’re selling items, you will want to use an online payment system like PayPal or Clickbank. These programs will take of the whole payment process for you including refunds. Shopping cart software a lot of times will come with a web building program, so take advantage of that option.