Most of the people express their interest to start an online business but they do not know how to start an online business? So here to eliminates your confusion this article is meant exclusively for you. There are multiple of ways with which you can start an online business. For instance-

a) Sell products online like clothes, mobiles, food items, pet accessories and many more.

b) Start website designing and promoting online.

c) Open a social networking website like face book.

d) Start a one stop website providing all eservices like recharges, bill payments etc.

e) Start a free text messaging website to pull young visitors and you can put Google ads for good earnings.

f) Start an online gadget showroom.

Steps to start online business:

After choosing your business based on your interest now it’s time to move on further. Let us discuss some essential requirements which will definitely clear your doubts in terms of how to start an online business? Suppose you planned to start an ecommerce selling or coupon code website like tradus or eBay etc., then you need to be prepared in the numerous ways-

1. Search over the internet about your competitors tricks and prices of the commodity so that you can set the prices in a competitive way.

2. Plan and grab the investment by yourself or with the help of sponsors over the web.

3. Tie up with the suppliers, delivery agents, corporate companies based on your niche business.

4. Start creating a fabulous website that grabs the attention of each visitor and motivates them to revisit again. Design and development of website should be user friendly.

5. After setting up everything now it’s time to start advertising your website through various modes of advertisements like print media, television advertisements and through social networking websites.

6. Always make sure to give your advertisements in a proper area. Suppose if you have an innovative product for old aged people then if you advertise it via music channels and online mode it yields comparatively no results so be careful and do proper planning.

7. Last but not the least step of “how to start an online business?” is after getting orders from the customers always remember to serve the customers with pleasure and utmost satisfaction and this should be the prime goal of yours.

For all the online businesses the similar steps are required based on the type of business. Hope this article served you the basic ideas to sort out your query “how to start an online business?” Hence act wisely and grab the market with care then only you will get the excepted results.

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Well the inevitable finally happened. The EOS 5D dropped below ,000 at B&H Photo. So after my fiasco with PriceRitePhoto trying to buy my 5D I learned a valuable lesson. You should take more care in who you deal with online. One name that came up again and again as a reputable dealer was B&H Photo out of New York. So after watching B&H’s price on the 5D and waiting for it to drop below ,000 it finally did. Thanks to Sam Bloomberg-Rissman for the heads up when it dropped. So I went online and placed an order with them for the camera, a 4 gig Sandisk memory card, as well as a 135mm L series lens.

The results? I suppose about as good as could be expected. B&H says that if you order before 3:30pm they can get you the camera out the same day. I ordered it on Friday and received an email from B&H on Sunday saying that they could not process my order. They said that they were unable to verify some billing info on my credit card. I called on Monday a.m. and spoke with Ivan. Ivan said that American Express could not verify the phone number that I had given them with my order. (When I called American Express later to inquire about this they told me that they did not have a business phone number on file for me so I updated my records with them).

Ivan agreed to phone me back at my work number to verify it, the number that I provided in my order, and then when I answered he agreed to ship the camera that day. I found Ivan to be a very polite and helpful sales clerk. Ivan did in fact send it Fed Ex on Monday but I didn’t actually get it until Wednesday. Fed Ex claimed that the public transit strike in New York held it up a day. And then yesterday (Wednesday) it was here. I did not mention to Ivan that I was a blogger or would be writing about my experience.

The camera is really pretty amazing and I feel pretty lucky to be able to have the luxury of buying it. I take photos every day and it is a passion of mine so part of my justifying the amount spent was that it will have a good home and get lots and lots of use. I’m going to write a review on the camera later but I took it out for a spin late last night and it truly is a fine piece of equipment. I took the photo above with the camera last night.

All in all I have to say I was pretty pleased with B&H. As my order was a larger order I could understand where they’d want to double check and verify my info and work/shipping phone number and I can’t really blame Fed Ex on the one day delay due to the transit strike. There was no hard sell to buy extra accessories at B&H and I received the camera that I orderd in excellent condition, well packed, for a great price. I will definitely be buying more things from B&H Photo in the future and am very happy about my experience with them.

Although my entire fiasco of trying to buy my 5D through PriceRitePhoto left a bad taste in my mouth, I think it was a good learning experience in the end for me. And my subsequent positive experience with B&H goes to show you that not all online retailers are bad guys and that you just need to do your homework and be warry of a company’s online reputation when ordering. Certainly one of the reasons that B&H is as succesful as they are is because they do in fact care about their reputation — no other camera dealer received more positive praise when I started blogging my woes regarding PriceRitePhoto. This in part is why I chose them to buy from them and why I’m sure I will buy more from them in the future.

Thanks B&H for a great camera and a great online buying experience.

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