How to Start an Ecommerce Business With Little Money

So, you need to get your great idea for a business of the ground without spending a lot of cash to do so? Are there some easy ways to get your dropshipping business moving with little monetary investment? The answer is yes and we will give a rundown in this article.

Little money? No problem!

Should I use Shopify of Just a WordPress Store?

If your aren’t very computer savvy, you might want to use Shopify over WordPress. Why? Shopify is a successful online market place platform that allows you to customize the look and feel of your online store with little web development knowledge. You can also easily intergrate various dropshipping vendors to get your store packed with those store items that you know will sell fast.

You can have your shop set up quickly with Shopify and be selling products in little or no time. Shopify offers a free trial and allows you get your business going while paying nothing initially. After the trial period you need to pay a monthly fee. The fees for using Shopify are often more than just using wordpress.

Starting with a WordPress Dropshipping Site

If you have some website development experience you may want to consider using a WordPress website. WordPress is an open source application. What does that mean for your new dropshipping superstore? A wordpress website will give you access to ton of creative resources.

These resources will not only help you set up an online dropshipping business quickly and easily, you will also be able to insure your website is totally optimized for people shopping online to find your site. The resources, called plugins, are creative software applications that you can pick or choose from to help customize and perfect your online store.

So, it really depends on how comfortable you feel with using the different WordPress plugins and software if you pick WordPress for your dropshipping business.

Keeping Your Dropshipping Business Costs Down

Using either Shopify or a WordPress platform can start to get expensive. Sure, there are always the less expensive or free versions of these applications that entice you in the beginning. As your business develops the more advanced options can cost you with both platforms. Remember to keep your dropshipping business simple.

Often, you won’t need the paid version of software to see your business begin to grow. After you see some success make sure you do your research when improving on the software that you need to support that growth. You can waste a ton of money and time on features you really don’t need. Be careful when spending on software improvements.

Save Money on Advertising

When you start advertising look to use free options, initially. There are a ton of social media platforms that will allow you to reach people who will be interested in what you have to offer. Find people that you know in your socia media outlets that will support your new online business.

Talk to them about sharing your new business to help you get the word out. Remember that you need to reach real people who oftentimes don’t like advertising. Consider finding a solution to a problem when marketing a product, rather than just selling. If people can support what you are offering and feel that the product is truly useful, you will have a much more successful, less costly, social media advertising experience.

When you start advertising look to use free options, initially. There are a ton of social media platforms that will allow you to reach people who will be interested in what you have to offer. Find people that you know in your socia media outlets that will support your new online business. Talk to them about sharing your new business to help you get the word out. Remember that you need to reach real people who oftentimes don’t like advertising. Consider finding a solution to a problem when marketing a product, rather than just selling.

If people can support what you are offering and feel that the product is truly useful, you will have a much more successful, less costly, social media advertising experience.

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