Many people dream of jumping into e-commerce. They see it as an easy way of making money … especially if they are already involved in selling products out there in the real world.
How hard can it possibly be to make money selling something online? All you have to do is have a product, take some photos and put it up on a website somewhere and customers will come flocking to your door.
If only it were that easy. It is certainly not impossible to make money via an online store but it is something that requires hard work and it is not something that you may be able to set up, and run, yourself.
Even if you do all the work yourself there will still be costs involved and if you make the wrong decisions during the set up process you could be facing some expensive ongoing costs even if you aren’t making any sales.
Of course, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t set out on an e-commerce adventure. It is possible to make money, there’s lots of helpful advice and support for you here and in other places online and, if you are willing to learn how online shopping and sales really work, you can succeed.
Check out the links below for some of that free advice I mentioned and you can always contact me for more advice and mentoring.