With the flexibility and economic opportunities that come with owning an online business, it’s no surprise that there are nearly 102,000 successful e-commerce businesses in the United States alone. Needless to say, there are several other bloggers and website owners who are making money.
If you’re interested in starting a blog, website, or e-commerce business, now is the perfect time. Don’t admit the fact that you don’t know how to move your business from idea stage to boom business. Instead, here are some quick tips.
Every great business starts with an idea, but research and planning are the first steps in turning an idea into a working business. This includes making sure your idea is unique, meeting a market need, and conducting market analysis to determine how your business can solve current market problems.
Write a business plan
Once you’ve done enough market research, document everything. A business plan helps you define your goals, get a business loan (if you need one), and organize your strategy. Your plan should include:
Providing products and services
Target market definition and demographics
Market research and market issues
What steps will you take to meet market demands?
team member chart
Creating a business plan is a great way to plan ahead before committing to a financial commitment.
Domain name and hosting
Once you have approved all the details of your business in writing, you are ready to register your domain name and purchase hosting.
Bluehost helps you get it done in one easy step. We offer a free domain name as an added bonus when purchasing hosting. Click here to get started.
Customize your website
Next, you need to set up your website. If you’re doing it yourself, you’ll be happy to know that Bluehost makes it easy to install WordPress with just one click. means no. Instead, just click Install WordPress, select your preferred WordPress theme, and customize your theme.
The final step in starting a business from scratch is legalizing your business. This includes registering a company name, registering and obtaining a business license in the state, reviewing the SBA’s online business requirements, and creating a federal and state tax payment plan.
If you have a great idea for an Internet business, now is the time to get started. Your success depends on planning and researching, writing a business plan, buying hosting and reserving a domain, setting up a website, and reaching out to government agencies. It all depends on taking small steps, such as registering a business.
I wish you good luck. I can’t wait to host your new business website!