How to Start an Online Store in 2021

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Are you planning to launch an online store? Your timing couldn’t be better.

The ongoing pandemic has caused online shopping to soar, with most people staying home. 

But that doesn’t take away the challenges involved in launching an online store, especially if you don’t have any ecommerce experience. 

Where do I begin? What can I sell? Where do I source your products from? How do I create an online store? Wait, I’ll need a web host, too?

So many questions!

Don’t worry, though—I have you covered.

In this article, I’ll give you a comprehensive step-by-step guide to help you launch your first online store, making sure you avoid making common and not-so-common mistakes and get your site up and running ASAP.

Are you ready? Let’s begin!

Your 2-Minute Cheat Sheet

Want to skip the details and get a quick cheat sheet? Here you go.

You have to decide what you want to sell and how you’re going to get the products. And while you’re at it, you must also consider the product’s prices, your target audience, and whether or not there is an audience for your product.

After all, why would you want to sell a product nobody wants to buy?

You can choose a product that metaphorically “scratches your own itch.” Or you can also consider buying a product that already exists, improving it, and then doing a better job of marketing it. This is…

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