Repeat after me: “money flows to me easily. I am financially free to do whatever I want.”
With that said, now is the perfect time to start that online business that you’ve been thinking about. If there’s anything that people have learned from this global pandemic, it’s that jobs are not promised and no one owes you anything-- so you have to do it on your own.
Since the start of the COVID-19 breakout, the number of new business applications have significantly increased by 95%.
If you are thinking of starting a new business, then the good news is, there is no better time to start than now! There are tons of items on the market that are growing in popularity and sales and now is the perfect time for you to take advantage.
As more people use smartphones, they are more likely to shop online, an awesome spike for sales opportunities. We are also in the age of subscription services and newsletters, which, luckily, also heightens the probability of loyal customers and returning shoppers. As technology develops to create better sales opportunities, it also creates better business opportunities. Popular items like selfie drones, dash cams, and AR/VR headsets make for some of many profitable e-commerce business ideas. If you are someone who would rather provide a service than a gadget, then meal deliveries and online learning and mentoring opportunities are always considerable options. Due to the COVID-19 catastrophe, these services are growing in popularity and will likely stay around, even once the pandemic (hopefully) ends. With that said, niche business ideas are worth looking into. With a niche online store, you have a better chance of having return customers and maybe even becoming well-known within niche communities!
WHAT PLATFORM SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO HOST YOUR BUSINESS?
Shopify is one of the most reliable hosting platforms on The Internet, especially if your business is just getting off the ground. It’s easy to use, has plenty of payment options and has good customer support if you run into any problems.
On the other hand, other e-commerce platforms, like Magento and GoDaddy, are a bit more cumbersome to navigate. Magento takes quite some time to set up and is more suited for larger companies with bigger budgets. GoDaddy charges for website necessities, such as SSL certificates and WHOIS Privacy, while Shopify gives these perks for free. GoDaddy also isn’t as elevated in filtering spam messages and as a result, blocks emails that would help to build your business.
Shopify, on the better hand, simplifies the entire shopping experience, from purchasing to shipping and payment. It even has room for fraud analysis, and there’s no limit to the amount of products you can list in your store.
With so many business ideas and opportunities awaiting you, what are you waiting for? Work through your fear and go after the income that you deserve. Nothing is promised, but you can make the life you want with just a simple start.