By Jon Smith
Publication: January 7, 2011
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About the book
Starting an online business is seen by many as a great way to make money and a cheaper and easier option than creating an offline business. Despite the risks, thousands of people in the UK and US start online businesses every month, to varying levels of success. This entrepreneurial spirit only seems to increase during difficult financial times; which the western world is currently facing.
Starting an online business no longer requires technical knowledge or previous experience as there are a raft of tools, programmes and applications to help business owners create and manage a website, online marketing and customer relationship management. There is also a shift in society and attitudes towards the work/life balance. Now, running an online business, often from home, is seen by many as the perfect way to earn revenue whilst enjoying life.
Start an Online Business in easy steps will show you how you can be one of the success stories rather than one of the statistics.
- How you can get your idea to market quickly
- Which features your website should include and how to market your website
Whether you’re intent on working full-time on your business from day one, or whether you’re looking to improve your work/life balance and secure a second income, this book will walk you through the steps to creating and running a sustainable and profitable online business.
This book is intended for entrepreneurs, employees, employers, mums, dads, students, existing website owners, in fact anyone interested in starting a business online no matter what their level of experience. It is for the non-techie who wants to be involved with every facet of setting up and running their own e-business.
Start an Online Business in easy steps will show you how to research, prepare and run your own online business and will also give you the tools and the confidence to be able to explain to other staff members, clients, potential suppliers and of course customers, about what your online business is, and what it can do for them.
With so many favorable possibilities, it's no wonder entrepreneurs are looking at the web as a viable platform for their idea and Start an online business in easy steps will help you get your online business off the ground and into profitability - written by someone who's really been there and survived to tell the tale.
- Start An Online Business
- Business Planning & Finance
- Setting Up Online
- Monetizing Your Site
- Supply Chain
- Marketing Your Online Business
- Customer Relationship Management
- Useful Resources
About the author
Jon Smith is the author of eleven books, four of which are related to internet marketing. Get into bed with Google, Adwords that work, Web sites that work and Dominate your market with Twitter have sold into a number of countries and have been translated into Danish, Russian and Thai among others.
Part of the launch team of Amazon Europe, Jon went on to serve as Managing Director of Nth Degree Ltd, Inpress Ltd, Logo Warehouse Ltd and Espressio Ltd. Jon received his B.A. (Hons.) in American Studies from the University of Reading and the University of Texas at Austin. He is currently studying (part-time) for a Masters in Screenwriting at Bournemouth University.
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