5 Reasons You Should Start an Online Store
1 – You can start it in your spare time
If you don’t have a lot of time then you’ll know that there aren’t too many business opportunities which you can set up in your spare time but setting up an online store can be done using your evenings and weekends. You can set up and run your store without needing to be committed full time and simply run the store as a side project to begin with and then see if it turns into something bigger down the line.
2 – You don’t need a lot of money up front
Conventional businesses require large capital investments to hire buildings, pay staff and to buy inventory but an online business can be started without any of these. Of course, having some capital to invest into marketing will help drive sales in the early days but you really can start and grow an online store with little to no capital up front.
3 – Opens up your current business to more customers
Business owners who are already established can be limited to customers within driving distance of your physical locations. Selling online opens up your customer base to anyone anywhere in South Africa or right around the world.
4 – It’s easier now than it has ever been before
Five years ago it would have been near impossible for a novice to build their own website and get an eCommerce store running successfully but the software providers have made it much easier these days and so entrepreneurs who are willing to put in the time and the effort can now learn how to build their store all on their own.
5 – Gives you the freedom to build the lifestyle of your dreams
Not all entrepreneurs dream of building large corporations. Many strive to build a business which provides them the lifestyle that they want so they can work from where they want for however long they want. Building an online store can give you this freedom.
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