Nowadays there are different ways to sell your product online. One of the main reasons is to reach more people. I come from a very small island in the Caribbean named Curacao. There are only 140000 people living here. When you go to a shop here, p.e. a cloth shop, most of the time you are the only customer there. We depend very much on tourists. So you can imagine how important the internet is for us. Here are some other reasons why you would want to sell your product online:
- 24/7 reachable
- Better customer support
- Low start-up costs
- Live/work from anywhere
- Reduce operation costs
But what do you need to realize this?
Is the product you want to sell physical or is it a service? It is even possible to start a business with the product of someone else. Wealthy Affiliate will help you define in more detail what it is you want to sell. They help you to uncover opportunities with keywords. Also, the competition will be taken into account using a tool called Jaaxy.
But you can also follow your passion, own experience and expertise.
Wealthy Affiliate uses a question I like very much to help determine your product. They look at the pain of customers and ask you to fill in the next sentence.
I want to help people with ………………….
Your target market
Who would buy your product? In other words who need your product? One commonly made mistake is trying to sell your product to everybody, making everybody your customer. The name says it already, it is a target market. Who are you targeting? This is import to know so you know how to direct your efforts. Especially your advertising efforts. You could imagine that the approach of a teenager would be completely different to the approach of someone who just retired. Wealthy Affiliate will guide you through this process.
Be sure that your product and your target market match. Understand your customers and even your future customers. You have to let the customers know what your product can mean to them, which value it brings to them. People will only buy something that will help them solve a problem. They will buy from someone they trust. You have to get your target market to trust you.
There are a lot of ways to market your product. That is the act by which you promote and sell your products. It includes market research and advertising and a lot more. In the online world, it is called generating traffic. Let Wealthy Affiliate help you with that. They will give you possibilities to let your target market know that you are there. There are different strategies that can be used.
In less than a month at Wealthy Affiliate, I made a lot of friends. I know 200 more people now. They know about me and what I am promoting. Some friends at Wealthy Affiliate told me that they left Wealthy Affiliate after some time because they were doing good. Now that they are back they are doing even better with all the courses and information they are getting. This platform is not only for the newbie but also for the more seasoned online business owners.
At Wealthy Affiliate, you will learn all that there is in blogging & content marketing and of course affiliate marketing. But also about keywords (using Jaaxy), SEO & PPC campaign.
To do all the above you need a website. You should create and host a website. Wealthy Affiliate will let you create a website for free and host it also for free. They use SiteRubix for the creation of your website. In no time you can have a website up and running. This website is an example of that. There are of course more tools to make websites easily. Some of them are easy but you can not customize them as you want.
You do not have to worry about the hosting if you are with Wealthy Affiliate. Wealthy Affiliate will take care of your website so that it is on the internet for your target market and others. Backups are made automatically. This is possible even with a free account.
It is commonly known that having all the above will not be sufficient to succeed. As a person, you need some qualities too, like a burning desire to succeed, faith, knowledge, imagination, discipline, patience, planning skills and a partner to help you realize all of this.
Starting your own online business means that you are an entrepreneur. So are your own boss. Nobody to run after you to tell you when and where things should be done. You can work on your own time and at your own pace, but things have to be done to get somewhere. Discipline is maybe one of the most important of all the characteristics mentioned above.
There are a lot of things to consider when you want to start an online business. At first, it can be quite overwhelming. Do not get discouraged. If you want something then you must be willing to learn.
Wealthy Affiliate will help you with even the personal qualities. Have faith that they will give you the knowledge needed. Your imagination will be triggered by the community. Have discipline and patience to follow the well-organized courses. You will have a partner for life.