If you are thinking of starting your own business or simply wish to supplement your income, making a profit from selling your knowledge, skills and creations has never been easier. No longer limited by their geographical location, consumers today have access to an unprecedented variety of products and information available at their fingertips, which means that no matter what you can offer to the world, you are likely to find your customer niche online.
WordPress offers a free platform for selling virtually anything online. Whether it is digital or physical products, or even services, this tool stands up to the job (and delivers!)
With the proper enhancements, the specific task you have of WordPress can be done more easily. In many cases, aesthetics matter. There have been themes designed for WordPress that are geared to specific purposes of the web site.
WordPress, as we know, is used as a robust, secure platform for online stores all across the web. It’s a simplified solution in terms of building and management.
As we discussed in the past there are many different bolt-on eCommerce solutions for WordPress that convert your everyday blog into a functioning store ready for inventory in however long it takes to get the plugin and install it. So, I mean it when I say you can have an online store in a matter of minutes.
Selling products over the Internet from the comfort of your home is a real thing. Countless people do it and they all started from a similar place.
Whether they started from the hum and whirr of a dial up modem accessing the Internet, by navigating the web with text based commands, or by jumping right into the age of GUI and Google, they all started not knowing how to sell stuff online.
Setting up a web site to sell products on the Internet is a lot simpler to do than days of past. And it doesn’t require custom software in order to get a custom look. Like any task or project that is commonly done on the Internet, developers find ways to make them a lot simpler and faster for end users to implement.
In this article I’m going to discuss setting up an online store using a self-hosted WordPress option with freely available e-commerce plugins.
Getting into the web site selling business can be very lucrative. It can also account for a very long term means for an income because as long as there is Internet, there will be web sites. And as long as there are web sites, they will be bought and sold.
Just like real estate, web sites, i.e. virtual real estate, can be a long or short term investment for many an entrepreneur, or a second (or even a first) income for a family. [Read more…]
Improving conversions, i.e. making more sales in the eCommerce world, is a general goal for any virtual store front owner. If only one person out of every 100 visitors makes a purchase on a given site (a conversion rate of 1%), it might be safe to assume that getting 200 visitors will double that number. And while that may be true, there are a number of changes that could be made to the site that could increase that rate without increasing the traffic. [Read more…]
Are you planning to list an alumni group on your WordPress blog? In this tutorial I am going to walk you through a few simple steps to set up a WordPress alumni site in no time.
Did you ever think about…
- Why do we people go online?
- Why do we check sites and forums and blogs?
- Why are you doing it yourself?
I assume because you are looking either to entertain yourself or find specific information and articles of interest, or perhaps both.