Ready to Ditch the 9-5 Grind? Start an Online Business!

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Did you miss our RISE Austin session? Check out this PowerPoint to learn more about starting an online business. This presentation will give you everything you need to build, manage and grow a successful online store, including: how to pick the right solution, how to design a beautiful website and how to market your store to millions. Check this out to get one step closer to being your own boss!

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  • I think we can more easily explain what "ecommerce" is. Maybe we just say, "Selling products or services through an online store." Then we could include logos of merchants that have a big online presence (Target, Overstock.com, etc). 
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  • Ready to Ditch the 9-5 Grind? Start an Online Business!

    1. 1. Welcome toRISE WEEK 2012Ready to Ditch the 9-5 Grind? Start an Online Business! Hosted by Volusion®
    2. 2. MeganHarron
    3. 3. Megan Harron Sales Engineer, Volusion • Ecommerce Software Expert • Helped over 600 entrepreneurs set up their online stores • Favorite Ecommerce Tool: Auto Responder emailsvolusion.com
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    9. 9. • When selecting a domain name, keep it simple and easy to read. Good Badwww.petplace.com www.bestpetclothingandsupply.com www.petland.com www.dogcatbirdandhorseshop.comvolusion.com
    10. 10. • Hosted – Information stored on a Server – SAAS (Software As A Service) – Cloud Software • Licensed – Information and Software stored on a Computer • Pay for updates • Archaicvolusion.com 11
    11. 11. Two types of Hosted Ecommerce Software Open Source Closed Source • Server not Included • Server Hosting Included • Less Support • More Support • Can Edit the Software • Cannot Edit the Software • Costs More • Costs Less • Security Usually Included • Not as Secure (PCI Certification) • Easier to use, no • Often Requires a Developer Developer Neededvolusion.com
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    13. 13. • Customer’s Credit Card Information Funds Transfer to the store owner’s travels to the merchant service bank accountvolusion.com
    14. 14. • Consult a lawyer to find out what you need to do to set up your business. • LLC • Copyright • Privacy Policy • Terms and Conditionsvolusion.com
    15. 15. • Consult with an Accountant or Accounting Firm to make sure your costs are covered • •volusion.com
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    17. 17. • What is the point of having a site if no one goes to it? – – – – volusion.com
    18. 18. Ecommerce Budget 120 100 Percent of Budget 80 Investment Marketing 60 Design 40 Ecommerce 20 0 Month 1 Month 2 Month 3 Month 4 Month 5 Month 6 Month 7 Month 8 Month 9 Month Month Month 10 11 12volusion.com
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    20. 20. • Take your time to do this right.• Always ask for help• Network • Tell everyone about your business • People are more likely to buy from someone they know • Referrals are huge volusion.com
    21. 21. facebook.com/volusion Linkedin.com/companies/volusion @volusion Youtube.com/volusion Onlinebusiness.volusion.comvolusion.com
    22. 22. MeganHarron

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