Are you looking for an online business way and want to earn extra income besides your main job? Or, are you also looking for business opportunities that can be done through the internet?
Relax, you are in the right place, and you are not alone. Many people out there are doing the same thing.
The internet, which is currently creating a virtual world, turns out to be able to encourage us to build a business faster and can be used as the main source of income (full time online business).
Well, here I will share experiences about how to start a business through the internet, plus the steps needed when starting an online business, namely the core things that are important to do so that your business can be immediately carried out.
For those of you who are still just starting out, before we discuss further, it helps us to first define what an online business is.
In my opinion, any business that is run using internet media can be said ONLINE BUSINESS. So the meaning of ONLINE BUSINESS itself can indeed be very broad.
If we already have a business that is run offline, such as opening a clothing store, food store, toy store, or whatever, then we also open it on the internet, it can be an online business.
Likewise when we want to focus on building a website to be developed into an online portal that allows many people to visit, then we match the ad slot to earn income, it can also be called an online business.
Online Business Ways for Beginners
The following are some steps to start an online business that can be applied to beginners, including:
- Align your intentions, have the right business mindset.
- Decide what you want to sell.
- Create sales websites and online stores.
- Promote your online stalls.
- Find a positive mentor and environment.
This prefix stage tends to be a lot related to how to sell via the internet, the translation is as follows, keep listening…
#1 – Have the Right Business Mindset
This message might have been heard often.
But remember, what you want to do is build a BUSINESS. So having the right business mindset and positive mental attitude is IMPORTANT.
Try reading this article too, I have described it in more detail here, please click:
We also have to think about building assets, which assets will later work for us.
Do not until we have managed to build a business to hard work, but ultimately sacrifice other things just because we are busy taking care of business.
You certainly also want to have time with your family, loved ones, or do other useful things right?
If you are still working for your business, then you are an employee of your own business. But if what you do is how to make your business grow, like from 1 to 2, from 2 to 10, etc., then you are a businessman.
And just like any other type of business, when you decide to build an online business there are certainly a number of things that you should pay attention to, such as:
- Products to be sold.
- Markets to be targeted.
- Marketing strategy.
- Business continuity and business trends.
For that, before thinking about these things, fix your mindset first.
The determining factor for the success of a business, 95% is determined by the quality of the human person. These are things that are non-technical in nature. And the rest is technical.
You can have the expertise to create a sophisticated web, with various cool features and appearance. Or, you could be very skilled in a field.
But if you do not have a vision of your abilities, do not have the enthusiasm to learn and survive, it is the same, your business will be that much.
Try to be able to benefit the people around you, and also for the good of others. That way, you will find the reason why you do business online.
Our main goal in doing business besides earning income, so that we can serve more people and be more beneficial to others?
Oh yes, you can also read articles about business tips that I have written on another page in this blog.
#2 – Start Selling
product research, online business The second step, is to decide what you want to sell.
Before actually going through a business cycle, you must practice selling via the internet first.
Think about what you want to offer to others through online media.
The recipe, please note, this is important …
Here are some tips on finding products to sell:
Look for what is needed by the community, look for what is needed by the people around you.
You are a problem solver, you are the solution provider for people’s problems.
Exchange the benefits that you can provide, into a form of mutually beneficial transactions.
Most people misstep at this stage. They are too focused on the product first, not on the needs of people. So that many even fell before reaching the first sale.
My advice, do product research, and as much as possible look for products that sell fast and turn around quickly. This means that many need or have a market.
It’s nothing, but if our products need too little or the market is narrow, usually we will easily give up because the merchandise doesn’t sell well. * personal experience * 😀
I mean, it feels like selling activities and our business will feel more exciting and exciting if at least our cellphone sounds or our email INBOX is full of emails ordering our products / services.
Regarding the type of product, it can take the form of physical products, services, or digital.
Examples of physical items, herbal soaps, herbal medicines, watches, smartphones, motorcycles, cars, food, accessories, homes and buildings, and anything you can catch.
Examples of digital products, can be pulses, e-book, information products, online courses, software.
Examples of services, can provide website creation services, online marketing services, car rental, tour & travel agents, Umrah & Hajj agents, airplane and train ticket payment services, and other services.
It doesn’t need to be too detailed, the important thing is you have a big picture of your plan and understand online marketing patterns.
Well, based on my experience too, this first step is the hardest.
Because we have to develop business concepts, find ideas, find suppliers, and even want to learn business science.
Usually the obstacles that arise in this phase are, sometimes we want everything to be perfect. And can you guess, finally it doesn’t work.
If I can give input, you don’t need to be too detailed in the initial stages. You must be willing to invest time, energy, and maybe money, TO LEARN.
Start by selling other people’s products, can be the concept of dropship, resellers, partnerships with producers, or as an affiliate product of a vendor (affiliate marketing).
For example: selling pulses, selling airplane and train tickets, housing & property agents, travel agents, selling clothes / fashion products with consignment concepts, selling other people’s e-book, selling software applications to vendors, etc … etc … very much.
So that at this initial stage you are not burdened with large production costs and losses can be minimal.