Jump to content
Invision Community
SMALL BUSINESS Small Business Online Home Based Business Small Business Finance Starting A Home Business Make Money Online Affiliate Programs Make Money With Pay Per Click AdSense Program Earn Money From Website
Sign in to follow this  

How to start an online business? Third choice to be made: the website.

Recommended Posts

We have a beautiful name, we have a product, we have a domain, we could need hosting depending on our choice from a technical perspective. If we will sell our products online, we should choose carefully how to test our business idea and how to develop it considering existing e-commerce solutions. What can we do?

  • WordPress. Easy to implement and modify after we bought a template and maybe a visual composer, it’s one of most prominent e-commerce solutions also thanks to Woocommerce. The great possibilities for customizations enable us to create a website that is both appealing and functional; however, one of the risks is to add too many plugins and to reduce customer satisfaction because of the “weight” of the single pages.
  • Magento is widely considered one of the hardest platform to start a business if the entrepreneur does not have a technical background, given the steep learning curve to run if efficiently. However, the results can be pretty rewarding as it is one of the market leaders in e-commerce and is considered a top-notch solution by important brands in its “business” version (https://paulnrogers.com/top-magento-ecommerce-websites/).
  • One of the most straightforward options for starting online businesses, Shopify offers a variety of functionalities which are easily available and do not require specific technical skills. The drawbacks can vary, such as limited array of information when a more in-depth analysis is needed or having to pay for more functionalities which could be required once the business skyrockets. A similar solution worth mentioning is Prestashop, which has a different pricing structure.
  • Other Content Management Systems. The possibilities are endless, but they tend to be preferred by technical entrepreneurs (Drupal, Joomla, Adobe CQ and others).
  • Web Site Builders (WYSIWYG). Last but not least, there are solutions which enable to create a website without writing any line of code. They could be a good initial test before switching to more advanced solutions, even if they have full-fledged functionalities in most cases (Squarespace, Wix, Weebly, Jimdo and others).

With a functioning website, a compelling product and a great name, the real challenge begins.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
BUSINESS & LEARNING Business Degree Online Marketing Degree Online Economics Degree Online Distance Degree Online Master's Degree Online Online Courses MBA Degree Online Online School Associate Degree Online

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Create New...