5 Common Myths of Building an Online Business

5 Common Myths of Building an Online Business

With so many new online shops being set up with each year, there are a few common ideas amongst new shop owners which may slow or even prevent their business from taking off. With this in mind, here are our top 5 myths of building an online business.  - "Build it and they will come!" Whilst this may to some degree be true of physical retail, sadly this isn't the case online. With many types of products being so saturated nowadays, there's virtually no way for potential customers to know you exist unless you tell them. This leads us onto mentioning Search Engine Optimisation, or SEO for short. Although a strategy to help your store climb the ranks of Google + Bing is highly recommended, it's an ongoing effort and more effective only in the long term. SEO alone is unlikely to create sales for your online shop in the short term. When starting up then, it's important to know that some investment of...
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Be Your Own Startup Superhero

Be Your Own Startup Superhero

Ah, you’ve finally developed that great idea you have. You’ve created the perfect product that the market needs and you're excited to get it out there. You just know that this item is what so many people are looking for. Now to go into business, get this thing sold, improve and enrich other people’s lives and, be your own boss... how exciting! But, then you start to look at what setting up a business includes; Registering and paying taxes, choosing how to handle VAT so that you don’t alienate your customers before you even start, or equally as bad, after, or for yourself into a financial loss. Wondering where to find, what kind, or if you even need insurance. Debating how to protect your copyrightable assets. How to market, where to sell, setting up an online shop… The list goes on! And do you even have any or all of the knowledge in these areas to be able to maintain and...
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Top Five Practical Tips for Staying Motivated as an Online Start-up

Top Five Practical Tips for Staying Motivated as an Online Start-up

Self improvement and motivational speaking seem to be all the rage these days. And whilst reading a list of clichéd quotes about comfort zones and blue sky thinking may help inspire you momentarily, it can be tough to keep grinding away day after day when pursuing your own new online start-up idea. After the initial enthusiasm has evaporated and you're left with a lot of hard work and uncertainty ahead of you, it's sometimes difficult to maintain motivation. We thought we'd share our list of practical tips for staying motivated, which you can incorporate into your daily life to help give you that slight edge when it comes to remaining energised and inspired. Build Good Habits The measure of a person's success can often depend largely on habits, whether they be good or bad. Habits can be surprisingly easy to develop, sometimes without you even noticing. Bad habits can keep you stuck and grounded whilst maintaining and nurturing positive habits such as...
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