Whether you make something or are wanting to sell a service, making your business go online has never been easier than it is today. Millions of people in the U.S. are taking their hobbies online as a side hustle and to achieve the American dream. If you are thinking about monetizing your talents, there is no better time than now to try to do so. We’re happy to walk you through on how to get started!
Depending on the type of business you are wanting to run online will vary on the different ways to set it up and which platform to use. Let’s go over some examples and options that make the most sense:
Selling Handmade Items Online
Setting up an online shop to sell your handmade items has never been easier! If you are looking to sell your handmade crafts, we recommend starting with Etsy and making a website to ensure you have the URL before someone else buys it. Creating a website will also give the appearance of professionalism, and give more brand awareness. If you are looking for a simple storefront and CMS to work with for your online business, we recommend WordPress, Shopify, or SquareSpace. This choice will come down to your budget for how much you are willing to pay every month, and how much time and money you can invest upfront. We are experts in setting this up and then connecting to your other e-commerce stores for optimal brand awareness.
Selling a Service as an Online Business
Selling a service online as a business may be much simpler to create, and depends on how big of an area you are available to. For example, a lawn care business may only be able to advertise in their county, while a psychologist will be able to advertise as large as they’d like if they can do sessions with clients via Skype or Zoom.
Setting up your website will be as easy as setting up a Homepage, an About Us page, a Contact Us page, and possibly some pages relating to the service you are offering. If you take it a step further and add a blog to show your expertise on your service, it will also help the SEO of your site.
For service, we recommend going with a WordPress website. It will save you money in the end and is a really simple way to create a website and then be able to forget it.
Contact us today to help create your new online business website, and get started making money today!