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How to start an Online Business that will succeed


How to start an Online Business that will succeed

There are various ways you can make money online with just your device at the comfort of your home. You do not need to have a physical office to start earning. Many people opt for making money online because it is the easiest and fastest way to make money without the need for you to leave your house.

There are different online businesses you can venture in such as blogging, freelance writing, web design; affiliate marketing, etc. but our focus will be on selling physical products online.

It is only easy to make money online when you have access to the right information and guide. There are still people who are unable to make a dime from any online business because they go about them the wrong way. 

If you are interested in making money online by selling physical products, then you will need to learn everything about the online world you are about to enter and in this article, we are providing you all the information you need to succeed in this business.

Start with an idea

When you think of starting any business, you may have multiple ideas popping to your head. The idea starts when you decide to venture into an online business, then you can choose which of the online businesses you intend to go into.

Do your research.

Selling physical products online requires patience, perseverance, and thorough research. You will need to do the right kind of research in other to reduce your chances of failure.

There are many products out there you can sell online but it is important you know the right ones to sell. The first step is to know your targeted audience and know the kind of products that suit them. For instance, if your targeted customers are ladies, then you need to research the products that ladies use all the time and are in high demand among the ladies.

Getting your products

Once your research is made and you have selected the products you intend selling, the next step is to know to you will get the products. Here is a recommended process you can follow to get the products

Choose a suitable vendor

It is important to get a good supplier or vendor where you can be getting your products so that you don’t get stranded when your customers start requesting them. There are many vendors you can choose from. You can get vendors from sites like alibaba.com and globalsources.com or you can choose the option of going to trade shows in China but this may not be feasible for you.

Since you are selling physical products, you can get the products anywhere around you as far as they are sold to you at a cheap rate for you to sell and make your own profit.

Buy a few test items

To know the quality of the products you wish to sell, you should buy a few of the items to look at any flaw you can find. Identify what your customers or potential customers will need and find out if the products match the criteria. This way, you will not end up selling scraps to your customers.

Selling the product

This is the most important part of the process as it is time to see if people will buy your product. Since you have successfully chosen a vendor or supplier for the products you want to sell, the best way to know if people will buy your products is to actually sell it. Here are the steps to take:

Choose a platform

You are selling your products online, so you need to choose the right platform to sell them. To start selling your physical products online, you will need an online store and there are many online store solutions you can choose from.  We have listed some of them for you. These ones stand out from the rest with their easy-to-use interface and other useful features.

Shopify: Shopify is one of the most popular and best e-commerce platforms with everything you need to sell your products online. It enables you to upload as many products as you want to sell and allows you to customize your product list. It is easy to use and mobile-friendly.

BigCommerce: This online store has extensive features and robust 24/7 support which makes selling your products very simple. You can integrate it with social media apps and other platforms that can make business easy for you.

WooCommerce: This is also a popular e-commerce platform with cool features that enables you to customize your personal store. But it can only be used when you install it on a WordPress site.  You can make it part of a website or as an online store.

3dcart: This is a popular all-in-one store builder that comes with a great selection of mobile-friendly themes and 24/7 support. It has many features that make it easy to understand and operate. 

These are just online channels where your products will be seen. Since you are dealing with physical products that are tangible, you will need to ship them to your customers or look for ways to get the products across to them.

Market the products

The beauty of this online business is when there are people that buy your products. You need to market or advertise your products to reach your target audience and make them your customers. People need to hear about the products in other to patronize you. Here are the best ways to promote your online store and introduce your products to your target audience.

Social media marketing: Social media is a great tool to get across to a wide range of people. You can also take advantage of social media by advertising your products on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Whatsapp, etc. Always engage your followers and let them tell you what they feel about your products and where adjustments are needed.

Email marketing:  This is still one of the most efficient ways of promoting your products. When it is done in the right way, it will generate leads that will convert into customers. Also, ensure you have an email subscription option on your online store.

Blogging: you can start a blog to talk more about your online store and products. You can write compelling content about the products that will make potential customers want to find out more about the products.


Selling physical products can be very easy especially when you have the right information. If you are planning to start selling physical products online, apply the tips mentioned above and you will be able to earn a significant amount of money from it.

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