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Complete Guide to Setup an
Online Business Idea

When you are first starting out with a startup or a SME (Small-to-Medium Enterprise), your primary focus would be on getting your first group of customers. Your strategy might rely on traditional advertising methods like print ads, billboards, or coupon mail. If your business is unique, there is no doubt that even a traditional setup will bring a trickle of business. But there is an easier and better

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When you are first starting out with a startup or an online business, your primary focus would be on getting your first group of customers. Your strategy might rely on traditional advertising methods like print ads, billboards, or coupon mail, etc. If your business is unique then there is no doubt that even a traditional setup will bring a trickle of business. But there is an easier and better way available.

Startups and SMEs must consider the benefits of having a business online. In this day and age, having an online business can prove useful since there is a huge potential market available. The possibilities of having an online marketplace cannot be overlooked.

Now having an online business is fine and all, but it is easier said than done. The whole process involved in starting up an online business has the ability to best even the most motivated of individual. Try and answer the following questions:

  1. 1What is a domain name? Are you aware of what constitutes a good domain name?
  2. 2Do you have a website host? If so, which one is the best in terms of bandwidth and packages?
  3. 3Where would you buy domain names, and how will you decide which domain to buy?
  4. 4Are you aware of WordPress development? If you do, what are the tools used to design and develop a good website?
  5. 5You are an online business. Would you require a regular website or an ecommerce platform?
  6. 6 What is design aesthetic and how does it sit with your website’s entire theme?
  7. 7 If you are not a designer or a developer, where would you find individuals most suited to develop your website?
  8. 8 What is freelancing?
  9. 9 What is SEO, Google AdWords, and Analytics?
  10. 10 What is the importance of good content?

You might have answered some of these questions, but the problem lies in the detail. There are a lot of underlying technicalities that we tend to ignore. In reality, those details are the most important. So our question is this: How will you go about understanding those details?

Now, there are a lot of online resources on setting up an online business. While they are good resources, they seem to lack the details that we are talking about. Some might place emphasis on social media while some on SEO or web development. But they are not taking the whole picture into account.

In order to solve that problem, we have compiled a thorough and definitive guide to running an online business. It took a lot of time and effort to make sure that we manage to get everything “online-business” related into the following guide.

To ease your reading, and not overwhelm you, the guide has been divided into sections. Each one with various sub-sections dealing with a particular field of the online business setup process. Overall, we feel that this easy-to-read guide will provide you with the necessary push to start your online business.