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If you don't know anything about how to start your own

online business, then you have come to the right place.


Building an online business really isn't so different from

building a regular, brick and mortar one, other than the

fact that it can be faster and easier!


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Start by putting together a business plan and/or mission

statement. Don't be put off by the name, it simply means

set some goals and write down what you want to achieve.

It could be as simple as “I want to earn $2000 dollars to

be able to buy a new car”. Once that part is taken care of,

ask yourself these few simple questions:


* Where will I sell?

While eBay is the most common option, there are also some

great alternatives out there such as Amazon, Bonanzle and

Craigslist, or you can always set up your own ecommerce

store – a great option for those who are looking for

independence from fees and rigid selling structures.


eCrater is a great provider for this with their free set-up

and zero fees and best of all, plenty of support.


* What will I sell?

Start by getting some ideas on what sort of products you

would like to sell. It's always best to sell things you are

interested in or that you have some kind of experience in,

e.g. if you have previously worked in a mountain bike

store, you will have plenty of background experience and



Similarly, if you are a keen golfer, selling golfing

accessories might be a good idea for you.


Research what some the of best items to sell are to get a

few ideas, but don't be tempted to enter into highly

competitive markets like iPods and DVDs – you are much

better off selling a niche item that will appeal to a very

narrow audience and then expanding later. eBay Pulse is a

great site to find out the latest selling trends on eBay.


* Where will I source my items from?

You will need to find a wholesale supplier to work with. Be

prepared to spend some time doing this as it is one of the

most important steps in creating a good business.


There are several ways to find a supplier: you can visit

trade shows and fairs and get to know suppliers directly,

or you can search for suppliers online by Googling “your

product name + suppliers OR wholesalers”.


However, beware when using this method as it can make you

highly vulnerable to con artists. To ensure you only deal

with reputable and legitimate suppliers, try Googling

“product sourcing directories” to find verified suppliers

which will save you from being scammed.


While most of these directories charge a membership fee,

they can save you a ton of money later on when you avoid

losing money from being scammed.


There are a few key questions you need to ask when you find

a potential supplier:


1.Do you have a minimum order quantity (MOQ)?

2.How long have you been a supplier?

3.Do you ship internationally? (if you are importing from

abroad) Which companies do you use? Do they offer tracking



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