Many have no clue where to start, so they abandon the idea of having an online shop. Others worry that it could be an excessive amount of work. Still others suffer from inertia and don’t get up enough energy to get off the couch and do something.
Hmm. Are they actually legitimate reasons? Did they really consider the positive side? Did we consider the “pro” side or just the “con” side? Before we let the negatives rule, the positives deserve a fair hearing. Let’s examine 5 positive reasons in favor of trying to start an online business to see those that ring true.
First, Having an online shop increases your marketing, branding and potential to have more sales. I completely understand your objection regarding setting up an your business online. You may not know how to get started, the basics of creating a website, hosting it online and the costs involved. Certainly that is a valid objection. However you should consider that having a shop online is your virtual salesman. Furthermore, think about the unlimited number of people you can reach and expose your products or services to.
Second, having an online shop is very affordable. No need to pay for expensive rental in the middle of town, hiring sales people, and paying for utility bills. The main reason behind that would be hosting your website costs less than $10/month in most cases. Whether you have 1 product or 1000 products, the cost of hosting your business online is exactly the same.. And in addition you can quickly changed the description and prices for your products and services.
Third, you can manage your online shop anywhere in the world. All you need is an internet connection.. And also you can automate many tasks online using software!
Fourth, market your products and services to the world. The internet is accessible to anyone. Optimize your shop using keywords (Search Engine Optimization) and you will be found listed in Google, Yahoo and Bing.
And Fifth, having an online presence allows you to connect not only with customers, but with new suppliers, manufacturers and wholesalers who are keen to do business with you.
Within all the above info lies a pretty good list of reasons in favor of having an online shop. What do You think?
Just think about it. Perhaps you really, in all seriousness, should consider setting up an your business online.
As soon as you take a look at all the reasons and evaluate them, you will need to admit that a very compelling case can be made for starting to consider how you can have an online shop today.