How to Set Up An Online Ecommerce Business in 5 Simple Steps

How to Set Up An Online Ecommerce Business in 5 Simple Steps

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In this video I will talk about the top 5 things you need to do to start an online business.

The Five things are
•Get a Domain Name

•Pick A Shopping Cart


•Set Up Your Store

•Drive Traffic

So we’ll talk about that later and number five get traffic to your store. So after you have an online store and online business that’s not enough you need to get traffic to your website and I’ll give you ten different ways to get traffic to your website some of the best ways in my opinion out there for an online business. So bonus at the end of this video we’re gonna talk about some of the legal things DBA SSL LLC S corp all the different stuff yeah n do a brief overview of all of that but let’s get started right now with number one get a domain name very important a lot of people want to skip this step they want to save the twelve dollars a year not get a domain name not a smart decision you want to get a good domain name. So what is a good domain name well it needs to be easy to spell for one if it’s hard to spell people are gonna forget it they’re not gonna know how to spell it. So you might say okay my company is XYZ whatever dot-com but if people aren’t sure the spelling of it they’re gonna make a mistake and they’re just gonna give up. So on top of that it needs to be easy to remember like any business name it should also be easy to remember that’s not enough though it needs to include a keyword now if you’re new to online business online marketing you might not know what that means let me quickly explain it. So let’s say you have a store and you’re selling peanut butter you absolutely love peanut butter. So you decide to sell it online. So a really good domain name would be peanut butter calm now it’s probably taken or probably really expensive and unless you’re a big company you probably can’t afford peanut butter calm. So a good example might be peanut butter lovers calm. So Google knows that this website is peanut-butter people know that this website is about peanut butter and even more. So they know it’s for peanut butter lovers and if they love peanut butter well they’re gonna want to buy peanut butter online obviously. So that’s a great domain name because it helps Google know what your website’s about it also helps people know what your website is about don’t make your domain name don’t make your URL super long if it’s too long people aren’t can be able to spell it it’s gonna they’re gonna forget it it’s also really bad for ranking high up on Google search results because Google knows if you have a really long domain name you’re probably not that serious. So number two picking a shopping cart. So this is also very important a lot of people get hung up on this but it’s not that complicated it’s very easy I have a lot of videos comparing different shopping carts and explaining which one is best but let me give you the short version right here.



30 thoughts on “How to Set Up An Online Ecommerce Business in 5 Simple Steps

  1. Udc Entrepreneur

    Hi Travis, thanks for this video, I think is excellent !! well done. Please make a video about what to sell or where to buy it and how to do it. I tried before, buying and selling.
    The problem is that you find a good product in Alibaba for example that costs 5$ but then you see the exact same product in eBay or Amazon for 3$ including the delivery.
    thanks for your advice!!

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  3. Jake A S

    Hey Travis. I work for US Bank and was wondering why you don't necessarily recommend us for business accounts? It really helps to hear from business owners when it comes to why they like, or don't like, what we have to offer. I appreciate your feedback and I also really enjoyed the video!

  4. Alex Skorohodov

    Shopify is great as a starter store because it's easy to use and has a lot of templates. The downside? Try adding 3rd party integrations. Shopify only allows 2 API calls per second where BigCommerce provides 100 API calls per second or 20,000 per hour. If you don't know what an API call is, think of it like a cell phone bandwidth plan, very similar. With Shopify, you can upgrade to Shopify Plus and Pay $1500/m and double your API call limit to 4. If you plan on integrating with Amazon, eBay, POS or other applications this is where you'll run into many problems. You'll lose your Amazon account for overselling, so keep all this in mind when you choose a platform.

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