- Your Own Website
- A Product
- A Payments Processing Service
1. Your Own
We can help you out with a domain name of your own and reliable hosting
for your enterprise.
2. A Product
Coming up with a product is up to you. Perhaps you have a software
program or a product that you can make and sell. The most common
method is to resell a product that you buy.
Another very popular approach is to become an affiliate and sell
someone else's product for a share in the profits. This can earn you a
substantial commission without having to worry about the details of the
There are thousands of affiliate programs and websites seeking people
to sell their products. They range from physical books at Amazon.com to
E-Books at various wholesale and retail sites.
3. A Payments
To enter the exciting world of ecommerce, a reliable payments processing
provider is essential. Fortunately, there are many choices available to
you. I will mention 3 that I have had positive experiences with:
to visit ClickBank
ClickBank is another service that I have used for a long time. They
are reliable and have always mailed me their checks on time. They
handle services, software, site memberships, and products that are
provided electronically through the web.
One of their best features is their affiliate program. You can
choose from thousands of products to promote and get commissions on.
ClickBank handles the commissions automatically, so you won't get
ripped off by the merchant.
to visit 2checkout
2checkout has grown very fast due mostly
to the ease of use and fast sign up process. You can be selling with
them in less than an hour. Their fees are very reasonable, and their
interface is fairly user friendly. Your customers don't have to sign
up for membership, making for a smooth payment process. 2checkout
sends you a daily email with your activity.
One of my favorite features is having the details of the sale sent
to a program on my end. I then write the information to a file for
later review. Their sales integration tools are among the best.
to visit PayPal
|PayPal is probably the most
sophisticated and biggest payments processing provider around.
They claim to have over 50 million members and were bought out
by eBay recently. While their fees are reasonable and their
service is superb, they require your customer to sign up for
their service. While this is a simple process, some people may
shy away from joining.
Without getting too deep into the subject, it is just absolutely
amazing how a small internet business can be started with minimal effort
and minimal cash. In a general sense, the costs are approximately as
Domain Registration Fee:
$15.00 for one year
$100.00 a year when paid in advance, $120.00 if paid monthly
Payments processing Start-up cost:
About $50.00 one-time fee
Your total outlay is less than $200.00 a year!
No wonder so many people are getting started with their own web
business. It's like having robots working for you 24/7/365.
Good luck in your ventures!