If you want to start your existing business or a new business online you have to follow some steps as we know there are a lot of opportunities online to grab our target customer but unfortunately, some businessmen don’t want to grab it because of a lack of knowledge about online business. Don’t worry I am here to explain how to start an online business step by step in this tutorial. In my opinion, you should grab this opportunity as your competitors are already doing it and you don’t know what will be the situation after 2-3 years regarding online business. you will be behind if you don’t follow the trends or even more. At first, you have to question yourself why you need to start an online business. What is your main goal and what do you want to achieve through this online business? After questioning yourself you are ready to start an online business. But now it is a big question of how to start! Just follow these steps and you will get the idea of starting an online business. If you have an existing website or business or services you can show your all information by adding your business online and you can also open a free website on Shopalian.com
How to Start an Online Business Effectively
Here you can learn how to start an online business step by step guide so that you can be perfect in this field and you can also know more useful information through this article.
Buying a perfect domain:
If you want to start an online business, first you need to think about a domain name for your website. The domain name should be relevant according to your niche. For example: If you are running a restaurant business you need to select a domain name related to food and restaurant. Search your domain name online using other websites and get the best idea for your domain name. Relevancy makes your website perfect according to user views and search engines of Google. Sometimes you won’t get the perfect domain name that you are looking for but don’t worry it’s all about marketing your brand, like Amazon’s domain name. After choosing a domain name you are ready to start an online business in a perfect way.
Buying a perfect hosting:
After buying a domain you need to purchase a hosting plan where all data is reserved for your website. You need to buy the best hosting plan to get a user-friendly experience. If you buy a hosting that is low quality your site will be slow and users won’t come to the slow website. So you need to choose your hosting plan carefully because it is a fundamental thing for a website. If you buy great hosting you will get support from that hosting provider. So if you face any problem in the meantime you can contact support and your problem is gone.
Choose the right platform to make your website:
If you are new to online in my opinion you should go for a WordPress platform that is easy to use. Any kind of person can maintain it with simple learning from YouTube or blogs. This platform will carry 810 million websites in the world in 2023 and as it is popular enough you will get any kind of solution to your problem in case you will face it in the future. You need to connect it with your domain & hosting. If you can’t do it yourself I can help you to build a website on WordPress. Just you need to contact me on mrakhil.com or on my Linkedin account & Email. If you are a international client you can knock me on Fiverr as well.
Use a theme:
After creating a WordPress website you have to design it for your audience so that it will look appealing and super fast from the perspective of users. You can select any kind of high-rated theme from theme forest. It will charge you some dollars to get the license and after purchasing the theme you need to integrate it with your WordPress Platform. You can also use a free theme to run your website.
Fill up your website with your own details:
Note: Step 1 to 5 was about making a perfect website for your audience or to show your business online. Then we will explain Steps 6 to 10 which is marketing. You can also add your website to mappians.com for free or you can make a website free on Strikingly.
Write content for your blogs:
After completing your website you need to write some content for your blog. You have a question in mind: Why should I write blogs?!! Yes, you have to write not only blog content but informative blog content that one user reads. 55% of websites drive traffic to their website from blog content if you can’t believe you can search online. But in my opinion, I think 80% of websites gain their traffic from this type of strategy. You created a website and you want to make sure people see it and that will happen with your blog ranking on Google. When people search for any keyword they will see your website on the first page and then enter your website and purchase your goods and services because of having a blog or knowing your brand domain. You can also contact me on fiverr or directly on mail to write a high quality content.
Start optimizing your content by doing on-page SEO:
You write content for your website but people will see it when you share that website with your friends and others. That is a slow process and that is not included in online business strategy. You need to show your website to unknown target people but the question is How! If you want to make your website visible to those target people you need to optimize your content well.
Link building by doing Off-page SEO:
Now that you have done on-page SEO for your content you have a chance to rank on Google with on-page SEO but you need surety not chances. In that case, Off Page SEO or Link building will help you to gain your desired result and increase your domain authority. You may have a question in mind: Why should I do off-page SEO when I have done On-Page SEO? On-page SEO will help your content to optimize well and in some keywords, you will rank on Google automatically, but off-page is the booster. For example: After doing on-page SEO you will get 300 to 500 visitors from a blog content or even less based upon your content quality. If you do off-page SEO on that content too, you will get a Booster like 2000 to 3000 visitors from an article. But one thing you have to remember is that time is always necessary to bring that kind of results. Some people have teams to bring that result in a month, others take time. Some spend $1 to $10 to bring a single target visitor based on their service and products. others want to give less to get the result slower and steadily or do it on their own if they have time.
Social media marketing:
You are all set in the previous steps but who doesn’t want branding and bonus visitors? Social Media Marketing (SMM) is the best way to get that kind of visitors to keep your users busy with your website. And you will get extra new visitors if you have SMM knowledge.
You have done all things but if you don’t keep any report you won’t understand what is going on in your online business. you wouldn’t know how many visitors came in last month or the previous year. You can’t decide if you are on the right path or not because you have to change strategy from time to time to see what works best for you. If you don’t have time to do it, you need to hire someone and see the reports. What is your expense and what is your income during this year through online business? Initially, you may or may not make a profit, but when you establish these strategies for long-term purposes you will definitely earn more than you think as online is the vast market for your brand. So you have to see online business as your physical business that needs time 1 to 3 years to establish and have to understand all the situations with patience.
What is a domain?
A domain name is an address that expresses your identity online and it helps to start an online business initially. People can find all of your information after visiting your domain name online.
How to buy a domain?
You can buy it from any kind of domain provider like Namecheap, Godaddy, etc.
What is the cost of a domain?
A domain cost is mostly around $10 to $12 yearly. But when you get any promo code or 2 or 3 years in a single purchase you will get a discount.
What is the renewal charge of a domain?
The renewal charge is applied after one year or after the expiring domain, your domain renewal price will not exceed around $15
What is a hosting:
Hosting is a service that helps your business bring life online. Otherwise, there is no existence of your website or domain.
How to buy the best hosting?
You can buy the best hosting from Hostinger, Bluehost, Siteground, Dreamhost, Hostgator, etc.
What is WordPress?
WordPress is a free open-source content management system that helps you to create a website easily with some simple steps and you can easily start an online business with the help of WordPress.
What is on-page SEO?
When you optimize your content well so that Google can enhance ranking to SERPs and show your website in front of your target audience or in the first page of Google that optimization is called On-page SEO. But that is not enough if you need to rank in the competition you need to have backlinks with your optimized content.
What is off-page SEO:
When you market your optimized content outside of your website and get traffic through link building that is called off-page SEO.
What is link building?
When your content link (www.shoaplian.com/anythingfromyourblog) promotes outside of your website, it provides some value writing to other websites, and users click your link and come to your website after reading value writing that you posted on other websites, it is called link building.
If you want to grow your business 5 to 10 times more you have to start an online business. If you have any problem with the steps, comment below. I will try my best to solve your problem with a free consultant. If you don’t have time to do such a thing or don’t have any person to handle your business on making websites, writing Content, On-page & off-page SEO, Making reports. We have some partners who can assist you in creating all of these with some fees. If you have any question you can comment below.