These days creating an online business can be done pretty quickly. The process is simple and straightforward.
You just have to:
- Choose a niche market
- Choose a domain name
- Select a WordPress template
- Start adding the content and products
- Click the ‘Publish’ button
If you follow the steps I outline in this page you will find the process to be simple. Gone are the days when you had to code a website on your own, nowadays WordPress lets you choose from over 2 thousand templates.
Let’s start with the basics.
What is a Niche Market?
A niche is a a specific target-able part of a market. It can be anything. For example:
Flowers → Roses → Hybrid Tea Roses
In this example your niche market would be Hybrid Tea Roses. Let’s look at another example:
Golf → Golf Clubs → Golf Wedge Clubs → Callaway Black Wedge Clubs
In this example Callaway Black Wedge Clubs is your niche market.
Remember these 5 things when choosing a niche:
- Identify what you are truly passionate about
- Determine what issue or problem you can solve
- Know how profitable that niche is
So, once you select a niche, which should be something that you are passionate about than you can move to step 2.
Choose a domain name
When choosing a domain name follow these simple steps:
- Make it easy to type and remember
- Be concise
- Use keywords
- Avoid numbers
- Research it
Try this tool for free! It’ll let you know if that domain name is available. Domain names are inexpensive and therefore sell pretty quickly.
Select a WordPress template
WordPress offers 1000’s of professionally designed website themes that you can choose from, and best of all you will have complete freedom to create the site that you’ve always wanted.
Start Adding Content and Products
Start by adding 3 pages and from there the muse will kick in and the content will start flowing. Those 3 pages can be:
- Getting Started
- About Me
Publish the Site
It’s time to “Go Live”. After you have followed these steps it’s time to review your website one last time for any typos or grammatical errors and click on the “Publish” button.
All I can say now is get ready because this will be the ride of a lifetime.
Hope this has been helpful!