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Getting Started with your eCommerce Store

When it comes to make money online many people want to get online selling products as quickly as possible. In their haste to get started many times items are overlooked. The crucial item people tend to forget to plan for, and develop fully is their website. These people neglect to remember that the website is how their customers will interact with them. The website will help the customer find the item they are seeking, the site will take the order, and the site will also perform customer service by sending the customer a receipt of their order. Oh and let’s not forget, the site will also process the all important credit card payment. The website is the workhorse of the eCommerce business and business owners need to plan to have their site be a great one for their customers.
If you are planning an online business, you need to pick a good eCommerce store. Ecommerce stores are basically pre-built software that allows you quickly to add products and get you started selling without programming your own store. Ecommerce stores vary and many carry much features but there are some features that are essential to an online store. Features eCommerce stores should have are:

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How eCommerce Web Design can be costly

Online marketing can be difficult and very time-consuming for individuals that are not up on how the technology of source coded websites allow the incorporation of meta tags, descriptive tags, and keywords. Most of people that run websites have no idea what is going on under the surface of their glossy looking website. The fact of the matter is that setting up the source codes of internet based ecommerce sites takes the expertise of many people to bring a liquid flow to the pages that appear on the screen.
Aside from the tagging of pages and embedding of keywords into an ecommerce website the very nature of the site as a shopping cart takes many of code that is specifically designed to be seamlessly user friendly. The encryption codes that make the site secure for collecting and processing credit card data is also very difficult to master, yet for those that rely on secured websites and servers to process credit cards for online purchases the technological coding is well worth the security that it provides.
Inventory control and sorting is another challenge for coders of websites and the combination of inventories, keywords, meta tags and security measures for credit card purchases can add up to thousands of dollars worth of work for website development companies. The average website that has a shopping cart feature is well into the ten thousand dollar range and people purchasing a website that can easily manipulate all the coding and service multiple users at the same time often find that the investment is well worth the money.
However there are companies online that have the same look and feel as a highly priced customized retail site that have not spent the usual ten thousand dollars on their retail investment. Indeed many of the business owners using software companies for their drop shipping businesses have invested a meager two hundred dollars to start their online retail businesses. The unique solutions offered to drop shipping retailers enables them to chose a template for the creation of their online website and customize the look if the storefront to make it personalized to fit their unique offerings.
As a leader in the development of template websites and ecommerce business 3XP gives its clients an invaluable source for building and supplying their own online retail store without the heavy investment of capital that others have used to start their businesses online. The drop shipping industry has been revolutionized by the services of software developers that are making it easy for average people to join in the online marketplace and build successful businesses that practically run themselves.

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How much does it really cost to start a home based business.txt

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How much does it really cost to start a home based business

You may be looking to start your own home-based business, yet are not entirely sure how much money you’re going to have to invest. Well… The answer might surprise you a little bit. Many people looking to make money online tend to have a “get rich quick” mentality, and there is really no reason for it. If you’re looking to replace your full time income and work from home, there is going to need to be some serious hard work involved, and you’re going to need to make a financial investment.
So how much exactly would you need for investing in an online opportunity? I would recommend investing at least $1000 to $2000 USD. This might shock many of you, and I likely would have felt the same way reading this a year ago. However, in actuality, this is an incredibly small amount of money to invest into a business in which you could make $200 000 USD (or more, depending on your work ethic and marketing strategies) from home in your first year. These types of numbers are genuinely possible with the right attitude, work ethic, training, and a legitimate online company. It’s unfortunate that so many people tend to look for a way out as a free and/or no-effort opportunity. Such opportunities simply do not exist online, so don’t fall for the hype.
How much do people spend on average opening their own franchise such as McDonald’s or Subway? The numbers is in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, yet this is generally seen as OK since it’s a traditional “brick and mortar” business. The truth is, you can make more money online for a fraction of the traditional “brick and mortar” investment, with no overhead and much less hassle.
Don’t let the online investment numbers get you down. Search out a legitimate online opportunity and put down some well-invested income. Is six figures a year and the freedom of working from home worth a $2000 investment? I think most of you would agree that YES IT IS.

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Intro to Reseller hosting

Out of different kinds of hosting services, ‘reseller hosting’ is one of its type. Ecommerce website require particular type of hosting service that can fulfill their business requirements. In comparison to other two types of hosting i.e. Shared and dedicated, this one is more cost effective. You can say that reseller hosting is provided by the users who must have possessed hosting services. Sometimes it is also leased to other users at much higher costs. You can term it as, process of renting disk space and bandwidth to many companies.
It is very popular in hosting as, both customers and reseller service providers get benefits out of it.. The reason behind it is these service providers usually have small scale businesses. Their target marketed is comparatively small having lesser hosting demands. It’s reach is comparatively small which do not require too much of disk space and bandwidth. Here the role or participation of bigger hosting firms is negligible, so reseller hosting has its own market. If right kind of marketing approach is taken, it can yield higher profits and monetary gains.
Here you are required to market the services by yourself to get hold over the niche market. Take care to provide good quality of web hosting services if you want to have strong client base. Customers expect to solve out their problems when arises, here you need to forward it to the main service provider. Thus it makes your job much easier and fulfill clients’ requirements.
For the companies that are launching their website for the first time, reseller web hosting is best option for them. Those interested in setting up their personal home based business, then this hosting type is a better option because of its cost-effectiveness. Businesses that have very constraint budget cannot afford dedicated web servers. People involved in ecommerce business benefit a lot from resell hosting solutions.
Here you can expect enough quantity of bandwidth and disk space for every website type. Reseller hosting would not put extra stress on your bank account, also you can get advantage of it’s many features lucrative for your online business.
You can expect the same quantity of security and technical know-how from reseller as available for big companies by other hosting types. In comparison to the data center you get better customer services with hosting reseller.

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Locating fantastic Wholesale Products to sell from home

Have you ever considered starting your own online business? Then you’ve probably wondered where you can find wholesale products to sell online. As a current ecommerce business owner, I can tell you that finding quality wholesale products to sell is by far the hardest part of starting your business. That includes programming, graphic design, payment processing, and marketing. Its the hardest part.

When I started out I spent months searching for good wholesalers and drop shippers. I’d search every single day and at the end of the couple weeks I’d have a few scam sites and a few middle men. The internet is full of these and if you try finding the good ones on your own you will be disappointed. To succeed in ecommerce you need original products and REAL wholesale pricing.
I highly recommend using a wholesale distributor drop ship directory. A wholesale directory provides a link between retailers and wholesalers. Its a listing of REAL wholesale suppliers that provide wholesale products to sell online. Real wholesale and drop ship companies DO NOT advertise in search engines. The companies you do see in search engines are middle men that charge you monthly fees and give you marked up “wholesale pricing.” They make their profit by getting between you and the real wholesalers. Dealing with these sites is a recipe for failure. In this relationship, they are the only ones that make money.
Perhaps one of the most important features of a wholesale drop ship directory is the members are allowed to give non-biased feedback, whether negative or positive, regarding dealings with suppliers. You also receive tech support from professional sellers. This is all invaluable information.
The membership fee for a wholesale directory is tiny in comparison to what it offers. Rather than paying high monthly fees and getting marked up ‘wholesale’ pricing that kills your margins, you can pay a one-time fee and skip all the BS. It’s a no-brainer, trust me. For a review of all the most popular wholesale companies and directories, check out these Drop Shipping Reviews. You can find real wholesale products to sell online and get REAL wholesale pricing.
So what can you do with a directory of over 8,000 pre-screened and reviewed wholesale and drop shipping companies? You can start your own ecommerce site using Zencart. You can start an eBay business. You can drop ship products through Amazon. The possibilities are endless, now that you’ve completed the first, and most important step.

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Six Great Business ideas

The business starts with one thing, An Idea. Turning these non-tangible ideas into money making businesses is the key to being a successful entrepreneur. In this article, I’ll focus on a few ideas that any one with a PC , an internet connection, and some commitment can try.
Here’s a the entrepreneur start-up ideas:

1. EBay for Profit
Try starting up your own home based business by selling things on eBay. The obvious thing to do sell items you no longer need. This however is not a very sound business plan as you will soon run out of things to sell. One of the keys to sell on eBay is to sell at the right price. If you can sell things cheaper than other people can, you are onto a winner.
Try finding a wholesaler who would sell you a product for a very cheap price if you buy in bulk. Then sell on eBay and your own website for a profit. They key here and is often the hardest part, is to find a descent wholesaler who will sell you your desired product for a price that you can make a profit from, while undercutting your competition.
Learn the tips and tricks that will allow you to maximize your eBay profits!

2. Information is King
Information is something people will always pay for, especially if the information is hard to find. Find a topic that has a severe lack of information available online, yet a lot of people are searching for. Do your research on that topic and write an E-Book on it, trying to answer most of the questions you think people might ask about the subject.. If your E-book is the only one available on the topic then you can sell it for profit.

3. Open Up Shop
You could start your own online store. The number of people buying things online increases each year, and is the largest and most widespread market in the world. Think about what you would like to sell, can you make the product yourself, or do you need to buy the product in via wholesale?. If you manage to find the right product and market to the right customers, you are onto a winner entrepreneur start-up.
Start-up costs needn’t be costly either, there are many ecommerce store software solutions out there. Some of them are free so do your research.

4. The Ever Growing Web
The Internet grows continuously. And so does its user base. A service that would always be needed Web Design. You could consider becoming a web designer, and if you don’t have the relevant skills, you could learn. There will always be a steady stream of ‘newbies’ who don’t understand how the Internet works, but still need a website to share their hobby or to sell a product.
You could fill this ever growing need. And i can vouch for the amount of money you can make!. I made almost $3000 designing a website for a client last year, and have made several small websites for a couple of hundred dollars each, which only took me a few hours to build.

5. Can I get some Service here?
Do you have a skill or ability you can sell?. Many people will pay for your services. Are you good at SEO (search engine optimization), marketing, consulting … The list goes on and on. If you have a service you can sell which will help people, then there is money to be made. Believe me, people will pay for it. Many business’s don’t have the time to do a lot of things so they out source a lot of work to people supplying services.

6. Affiliate Marketing
Millionaires have been made using affiliate marketing and is my #1 entrepreneur start-up idea. Affiliates have helped companies sell millions of products, without ever actually having a product to sell themselves. In the world of affiliate marketing, you sell a product for someone else, and when you make a sale you get a commission on the sale price. You can get a list of companies who offer affiliate programs from sites like ClickBank and commission junction and its really easy to implement.
Commissions can range from 5 per sale to 75 and higher, so there is a vast amount of profit to be made here if you apply yourself and market the product correctly.

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The basics of web design

Now, as you have designed and have launched your site, you are having a powerful marketing tool for the business. However, your site would be only useful while the content is current. Procedure for keeping the site current is known as web site design and maintenance. It is necessary to keep the search engine as well as visitors supplied with the new information. As you maintain your car, you need to do web site design maintenance. Making changes in the site regularly, to allow smooth working of the business. If you are worried about the outdated text or broken links then, website design and maintenance should be the solution. Planning for website design and maintenance should be ideal for updating the website. One can easily find service provider for website design and maintenance. There are several service providers out there offering with high quality website design and maintenance and that too at competitive prices. The websites dealing with ecommerce, information needs to be updated regularly. For instance, the news related to the company, images, information on products, web content, prices and the content needs to be updated. The sites that abstain from changing content and the overall appearance for a long period hold risk of losing interest of the visitors. For an old site, more changes in website design and maintenance needs to be done. It would also allow the site to maintain its freshness. Taking certain steps should allow you to take right decisions related to website design and maintenance. Some web beginners would charge on hourly basis, while the rest would charge on monthly basis. Sometimes, website design and maintenance can be planned in such a way to allow you to makes changes on own.
Decision regarding the usage of Macromedia’s publishing program is quite important. The program offers with an array of advantages for the users. It would allow you to connect to live siting, yet make draft for the web pages where the changes need to be made, editing it and updating the work. After completing all these steps, one can make it online to live site. ‘Contribute’ operates like any daily day-today desktop type of program. Using it is quite simple and would allow you to update without having any troubles. If you are looking forward to making changes on your own then, you should probably try out this program. It is advisable to seek some professional help for website design and maintenance. The experts would help with website design and maintenance the best way. Irrespective of the path chosen for website design and maintenance, having a practical approach for keeping the site updated should be fine.

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