Updated: Jan 1
There are many articles on how to begin, but none of them seem to give the best options of which host to choose. Don’t worry! I’m here to help. Our choice of web host, seems to be WIX. Heres why! I love the convenience of having everything in one place. This includes my domain, database system, e-commerce shop, apps, ads, and mobile options. Whew!
The first time I used WIX , I spent countless hours researching each step and following all provided tutorials available on the dashboard. After a few weeks, it began easy to familiarize myself with the system. Of course, this created a sense of comfortability and like most, the process became easier by the day. Im happy to offer a few tips and tricks for your beginning stages!
The preset templates are the first thing you see when editing your website. These templates are completely free and super convenient. If you’re not big on designing, they help you to set the basic structure of what you want your page to look like. Most people go for the modern look and then build around it. You can always update the pictures, add your logos, and small custom designs if you would like to. Remember, this is your canvas so let your imagination run wild!
Once you have chosen a template, you are now ready to design. You will spend tons of your time working on your website pages, so it’s important to take frequent breaks. Stretch those legs, grab a bottled water, some snacks, and then continue on. Your health is important! The sooner you can get your website up, the quicker you'll be able to sell your products and make money.
Setting up Shop
It’s time to sell! Your store is the most important part of this whole process because it will bring you the revenue that you're seeking. You‘ll need to set up your banking information and verify it first. My advice for financing a business: separate checking account and save all receipts! Lol! Seriously, it’s the most important thing for beginners. If you have products ready for sell, the revenue will pick up once you get stable.
For payment options, I decided to try Wix payment, PayPal, and Square simultaneously. Its best to leave your options open when it comes to customers and payment methods. Many customers have PayPal accounts, but some prefer to just use their normal card information. Try and offer all avenues of payment. Since I’ve tried all avenues, prepare to wait for your money! Wix payment only pay out once weekly, however, its a pretty stable way of receiving payment.
Promoting is the hardest step. Most family and friends will help and support, but in order to be successful, you'll need more sells Worldwide. Use your resources! Google AdSense was my first step. Use the free business listing to market yourself. Those work! If you don't have a business phone, I suggest you get one quickly because the promotional calls and ads will start to flow in.
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