While it’s always a good time to start an online business, the least expensive time to do so is when there are great deals to be found. Many tools and services like webhosting, niche research software, vendor tools etc… are being discounted extremely heavily to the point where it’s a no brainer to sign up.
For example, you can literally start an online business for under 5 bucks which is pretty insane.
So realistically speaking…Do you have 5 bucks to spare on something that could potentially change your life? There really is no excuse not to give it a try. The only thing you have to do is to take action.
Find Your Niche
Before you decide to pull the trigger on a business, you first have to figure out what you are going to sell. I’ve written about this topic quite extensively in the past, but a tool that I highly recommend for niche research is the tool Market Samurai
Right now, Market Samurai will be 50% OFF for a very limited time.
Once you pick up this extremely valuable tool, then watch the following video below on how to use it.
Note: In the event that you miss this killer deal, you can still use coupon code: hza9104 to get 33% off the retail price by clicking here.
Launch Your Website For Under 5 Bucks
Another key component to starting an online store is finding the right place to host your website. Right now Blue Host is offering webhosting at a 30% discount
Blue Host is the host that my wife and I used for 2 years for our online store when we first started.
Click on this link to redeem this Blue Host discount
Then, follow the step by step video below in order to install your free open source shopping cart.
Start A Blog
Another thing you might need for your business is a blog. Did you know that MyWifeQuitHerJob.com has made over 300K in the past 2 years?
If you want to start a blog using Blue Host, then follow this excellent free tutorial that I put together on how to start a blog in under 5 minutes.
Find Your Vendors
Once you’ve decided what you want to sell, it’s time to find vendors for your online store. Whether you are dropshipping or carrying inventory, a great place to start is WorldWide Brands
For all of you who are unfamiliar with WorldWide Brands, they are a service that aggregates product vendors all in one place. As a result, you can use their service to find a vendor for what you want to sell online.
Right now, WorldWide Brands is offering $30 off its lifetime membership fee.
Click here to get $30 off of Worldwide Brands
Then, watch the video below for a quick tutorial on how to use the service.
Accept Credit Cards Online
Finally, the last piece of the puzzle is being able to accept credit cards online and making sure that your site is secure. And in order to do so, you’ll need a merchant account and gateway. Right now, my merchant provider Merchant Plus is providing a lifetime 20% discount on monthly fees.
If you want to be able to accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express cards online, then check it out. This service integrates nicely with all shopping carts.
Anyways, in case you are confused about the process, I’ve put together a step by step video on how to secure your online store using SSL and how to sign up for credit card processing.
There Are No More Excuses
As part of running this blog, I hear a lot of excuses from people who continue to hesitate to start their own business. Well right now, it’s only going to cost you less than 5 bucks to launch your website. Do you have 5 dollars to spare?
Even if you aren’t ready to officially launch your website, you should at least sign up and play around with the various services. And once you get comfortable with them, perhaps you’ll get the courage to try. Good luck!
- How To Start An Online Store, Own Your Website And Sell Online Without Any Technical Knowledge Required
- How To Start A Blog And Why Blogging Can Be Better Than Ecommerce
- How To Select a Credit Card Merchant and Gateway
- Select A Credit Card Payment Processor – Create A Profitable Online Store Part 4
- How To Install An Open Source Shopping Cart And Start Your Online Store In Under 5 Minutes
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