Help needed to start new online business..

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Hello Warriors,

I am planning to setup new online home business, i was thinking what business should i start. I am planning to hire 2-3 staff and setup my 12x12 room with furniture and computer accessories. I need your advise on how to build new business and where to get regular customers.

Can anybody share some business plan that can help me begin my journey, i am very exited to start this business


Regards
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  • Profile picture of the author dana67
    What is your business going to be about? What is your product or service? If you provide more details, people may be able to give you some advice. Or are you still deciding on what business to start? If so, come up with a solid business plan as a first step.
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    • Profile picture of the author markjames2015
      Originally Posted by dana67 View Post

      What is your business going to be about? What is your product or service? If you provide more details, people may be able to give you some advice. Or are you still deciding on what business to start? If so, come up with a solid business plan as a first step.
      Thanks for your reply, I am still deciding to start what business should be profitable, i was thinking to start small software house. I need your advise to build business plan.

      Regards
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  • Profile picture of the author DRP
    Are you sure that is a good idea, Mark? It doesn't appear that you know what you're getting yourself into.
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    • Profile picture of the author markjames2015
      Originally Posted by DRP View Post

      Are you sure that is a good idea, Mark? It doesn't appear that you know what you're getting yourself into.
      Hi DRP,

      Thanks for your post, i am at very initial step and want warrior support.

      Rgds
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  • Profile picture of the author JC Web
    Why would you be planning to hire staff for an unknown, non-existent business that you don't even know what it is yet? You've got this completely wrong. And no one can tell you what kind of business to start. You probably shouldn't be starting a business at all from what you wrote. This is just a disaster waiting to happen.
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    • Profile picture of the author markjames2015
      Originally Posted by JC Web View Post

      Why would you be planning to hire staff for an unknown, non-existent business that you don't even know what it is yet? You've got this completely wrong. And no one can tell you what kind of business to start. You probably shouldn't be starting a business at all from what you wrote. This is just a disaster waiting to happen.
      Hello JC,

      Its just my planning to hire employees who will run the office, i need your expert suggestion of what type of online can be successful.

      Regards
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  • Profile picture of the author shaunybb
    Hey there you need to take a step back and look at this:


    • how are you going to make money? as an affiliate or a blogger or on ebay or what?
    • How are you going to achieve this? you need a foundation and business plan in place!
    • Do you have money for tools and resources? Have you decided your income goals?
    I could go on....but few things to think about
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    • Profile picture of the author markjames2015
      Originally Posted by shaunybb View Post

      Hey there you need to take a step back and look at this:


      • how are you going to make money? as an affiliate or a blogger or on ebay or what?
      • How are you going to achieve this? you need a foundation and business plan in place!
      • Do you have money for tools and resources? Have you decided your income goals?
      I could go on....but few things to think about
      Hello Shaunybb,

      I love canada , need your suggestions whats best to start, thinking to start a software related business ( web design, graphic design services etc ). I want warriors to guide me in each and every step.

      Regards
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      • Profile picture of the author discrat
        Originally Posted by markjames2015 View Post

        Hello Shaunybb,

        I love canada , need your suggestions whats best to start, thinking to start a software related business ( web design, graphic design services etc ). I want warriors to guide me in each and every step.

        Regards
        Yeah, Mark this might be a little unrealistic. No one outside a coach will guide you each and every step.

        I would scrap the part about the hirees at least until you get your feet wet.

        You seem really enthusiastic which is great. But I think you may need to take it slow and you might find your Plan changing and adjusting accordingly


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        • Profile picture of the author markjames2015
          Originally Posted by discrat View Post

          Yeah, Mark this might be a little unrealistic. No one outside a coach will guide you each and every step.

          I would scrap the part about the hirees at least until you get your feet wet.

          You seem really enthusiastic which is great. But I think you may need to take it slow and you might find your Plan changing and adjusting accordingly


          - Robert Andrew
          Thanks Robert for your post, yes you are right i am already adjusting some plans .
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  • Profile picture of the author superowid
    You should start a service business, such as: spokeperson video, voice over talent, or graphic & web design. Those 3 niches of services are best for your online business from home. Now, go to google or youtube or stay on this forum and search more about them all. Study them a bit and ask again after you have a niche you want to go with. Good luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author markjames2015
      Originally Posted by superowid View Post

      You should start a service business, such as: spokeperson video, voice over talent, or graphic & web design. Those 3 niches of services are best for your online business from home. Now, go to google or youtube or stay on this forum and search more about them all. Study them a bit and ask again after you have a niche you want to go with. Good luck.
      Thanks, i would like to do software development, graphic & web design business niche.

      Regards
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  • Profile picture of the author Jon Crimes
    Mark, how about starting a website first?

    You're going to need somewhere to sell these services and a good looking website, which is customer friendly might be a good place to start.

    Work out exactly what you want to do/sell, research the market (is there a market for this?), then build a site around your company.

    Even if you later decide to just sell these services through a 3rd party (Warrior/Digital Point/Upwork or whatever!) you still need some sort of internet hub where potential customers can check you out.

    Cheers
    Jon
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    • Profile picture of the author markjames2015
      Originally Posted by Jon Crimes View Post

      Mark, how about starting a website first?

      You're going to need somewhere to sell these services and a good looking website, which is customer friendly might be a good place to start.

      Work out exactly what you want to do/sell, research the market (is there a market for this?), then build a site around your company.

      Even if you later decide to just sell these services through a 3rd party (Warrior/Digital Point/Upwork or whatever!) you still need some sort of internet hub where potential customers can check you out.

      Cheers
      Jon
      Hello Jon,

      Many thanks for your advise, i am setting up my website and brainstorming the name .. Can you suggest where can i market these services with good results.

      Regards
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      • Profile picture of the author Jon Crimes
        Originally Posted by markjames2015 View Post

        Hello Jon,

        Many thanks for your advise, i am setting up my website and brainstorming the name .. Can you suggest where can i market these services with good results.

        Regards
        Sorry Mark, I'll be honest Software isn't my area of experience.

        However, if I wanted the services which you are planning to offer and I found you on the likes of Warrior, Digital Point, Upwork etc. and you had a website then I would most probably head over to your site to check you out.

        To me having your own site (or hub if you like) is all about enabling trust!

        Somone who doesn't know you is interested in your services. Goes to your website, see's examples of your work, a photo of you, a bio! and they now start to feel that maybe they can trust you a little bit.

        Better chance of selling to them.

        Good luck with the business, would love to see your site when it's finished (post a link if you get a chance).

        Cheers
        Jon
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        • Profile picture of the author markjames2015
          Originally Posted by Jon Crimes View Post

          Sorry Mark, I'll be honest Software isn't my area of experience.

          However, if I wanted the services which you are planning to offer and I found you on the likes of Warrior, Digital Point, Upwork etc. and you had a website then I would most probably head over to your site to check you out.

          To me having your own site (or hub if you like) is all about enabling trust!

          Somone who doesn't know you is interested in your services. Goes to your website, see's examples of your work, a photo of you, a bio! and they now start to feel that maybe they can trust you a little bit.

          Better chance of selling to them.

          Good luck with the business, would love to see your site when it's finished (post a link if you get a chance).

          Cheers
          Jon
          Thanks Jon, Sure i will post a link here..
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  • Profile picture of the author ZanyZebra
    Originally Posted by markjames2015 View Post

    Hello Warriors,

    I am planning to setup new online home business, i was thinking what business should i start. I am planning to hire 2-3 staff and setup my 12x12 room with furniture and computer accessories. I need your advise on how to build new business and where to get regular customers.

    Can anybody share some business plan that can help me begin my journey, i am very exited to start this business


    Regards
    You're looking through the wrong end of the telescope.

    First, look at all the various online business models (affiliate, ecommerce, domainer, etc) in order to fully understand the vast differences between each and how you actually make money in each.

    Then decide which business model you want to create with.

    Then investigate what you could do with the model and have a focus of interest.

    Then start an experiment with that business model in a area of interest to you

    Then..

    Then...

    Way, way, way down the list are the issues of office, staff, etc... and even then only bring them on-board when you absolutely need them and not before.

    Good luck with your venturing.
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    • Profile picture of the author markjames2015
      Originally Posted by ZanyZebra View Post

      You're looking through the wrong end of the telescope.

      First, look at all the various online business models (affiliate, ecommerce, domainer, etc) in order to fully understand the vast differences between each and how you actually make money in each.

      Then decide which business model you want to create with.

      Then investigate what you could do with the model and have a focus of interest.

      Then start an experiment with that business model in a area of interest to you

      Then..

      Then...

      Way, way, way down the list are the issues of office, staff, etc... and even then only bring them on-board when you absolutely need them and not before.

      Good luck with your venturing.
      Hello,

      Thanks for your post, i am interested to started services business.

      Regards
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  • Profile picture of the author ANDREIS
    Before you start spending money and time on your business ideas please make a concrete plan.

    What exactly will you sell? Is there a strong competition? Can you be better than them? How exactly will you find people who will be aready to buy what you've got to offer?

    Think through this thoroughly and make some calculations about the expenses and profits. How many people per month, how many sales, what are the expenses. If everything adds up then go for it.

    If you just jump into something withouth paying attention to what I've just described you could end up wasting lots of your time, energy and money. If on the other hand you make a very concrete plan and the numbers add up then just do it!
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  • Profile picture of the author gweijie
    look into a niche that you are really interested in... or else you won't follow through with how much work it is
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    I agree with Robert. You can't really expect the forum to walk you through your business set-up and "guide you in each and every step".

    Use the search engine to find the topics related to the business ideas you have such as "graphic design" or "software development."

    After you have a better idea of what you want to do then come back and ask specific questions.

    Rose
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  • Profile picture of the author sananu107
    I think you should decide the product first, rather than facilities.
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  • Profile picture of the author conscolor
    Before don't think any other things like staff,workspace.. this isn't the time for that, first you need choose suitable business model and then you need a good business plan for start a online business
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  • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
    Originally Posted by markjames2015 View Post

    Thanks for your reply, I am still deciding to start what business should be profitable, i was thinking to start small software house. I need your advise to build business plan.

    Regards
    Originally Posted by markjames2015 View Post

    Hello,

    Thanks for your post, i am interested to started services business.

    Regards
    And were is your market research? Are people buying what you think you want to sell? Where/how do you find those people to reach them?

    You're not just looking through the wrong end of the telescope. You are in a different room from the telescope.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Originally Posted by markjames2015 View Post

    Can anybody share some business plan that can help me begin my journey, i am very exited to start this business.
    Start what business? Sounds like you're getting ready to sell things on ebay. If you're talking about affiliate marketing business... i assure you that all of that isn't necessary. But there's nothing wrong with having a dedicated room as your official "office". If you mean selling information products online, you don't have to fill your room up with inventory yet. You first have to get a sale!! But first.... what is your niche, what do you want to sell, and in what format do you want it to be in.
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  • Profile picture of the author imtinh
    I think, first, you need a vision. When have a vision, you need get a business ideas(Affiliate, Blog, Adsense, CPA, Product Creation...) --> Build Plan and Build Audience (How long, Email List, Blog, Social Media, Youtube Channel...)
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  • Profile picture of the author wealthn1
    i think you must have a vision. Why do you want this business? what is you number for this business, How much do you want to get out of it? Then choose your business model? Why hiring people ? Why don't you start with yourself first then hiring people when needed arise? Its cheaper if you hire virtual assistant for tasks that you needed to outsource.Go to fiverr.com,elance.com
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    • Profile picture of the author markjames2015
      Originally Posted by wealthn1 View Post

      i think you must have a vision. Why do you want this business? what is you number for this business, How much do you want to get out of it? Then choose your business model? Why hiring people ? Why don't you start with yourself first then hiring people when needed arise? Its cheaper if you hire virtual assistant for tasks that you needed to outsource.Go to fiverr.com,elance.com
      Thanks for your advise..
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  • Profile picture of the author repusurance
    Just before you get started spending money and time on your business ideas please make a concrete plan.
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  • Earn while you learn and discover what value you want/have to offer the world/your target market. Think high-ticket products/services to buy time and expedite the process. Do you want to market $20-$300 product/service or a high ticket product/service putting in the same amount of time and work?
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  • Profile picture of the author Samfakroon
    What Knowledge to you have thet you can give people. You dont need to start with offices and all that.

    Alternative you can Build a Ecommerce store and Do Drop Shipping where you do not need inventory.

    Thank You

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  • Profile picture of the author ollestella1874
    HI , Alarm bells are ringing can you hear them , you are going to start an online business?
    Your going to hire a couple off staff to do what? Weres the money coming from? The business has not been built, yet you will be struggling before you start. you need to take a step back grab a coffeee and listen. To start in internet marketing , you need to do some research of what niche your going to get into, your going to have invest in yourself there will be some start up costs. it isnt a quick fix it takes time.
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    • Profile picture of the author markjames2015
      Originally Posted by ollestella1874 View Post

      HI , Alarm bells are ringing can you hear them , you are going to start an online business?
      Your going to hire a couple off staff to do what? Weres the money coming from? The business has not been built, yet you will be struggling before you start. you need to take a step back grab a coffeee and listen. To start in internet marketing , you need to do some research of what niche your going to get into, your going to have invest in yourself there will be some start up costs. it isnt a quick fix it takes time.
      Thanks for your advise, i am planning to start web development service business. Where should i start online?

      Regards
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  • Profile picture of the author sarahsamy
    Hi Mark,

    We are a business training company catering to small business owners and entrepreneurs. We offer a large selection of online training products, services, live training events and exclusive masterminds to help you along your business journey.We help people especially small business owners start an online business in any niche. If you would like more info, PM me.

    Regards,
    Sarah
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  • Profile picture of the author GetPLRhere
    Well now we know you're starting a web development service firm, you're going to need clients. I'm not sure you even have a portfolio setup. If not, you probably will need that. Also make sure you have contracts prepared ahead of time.

    Figure out who your target audience is. Are you targeting small businesses with no clue at all about web design, or experienced webmasters who need extra help.

    You might find clients online at Upwork.com or locally through the classified ads.
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  • Profile picture of the author ydsimple
    Get business plan first and then hire people and space for office. Cheers :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author lindseysan494
    It really depends on the nature of your business, if you're offering physical products, software, e-books, etc..

    But any business plan can benefit from the following:

    - Write down your goal and provide reasonable timeframes on achieving them.
    - Calculate your budget for startup/marketing.
    - Determine the amount of profit you will need to bring in weekly/monthly to maintain your business.
    - Establish an effective, streamlined training system for your employees.
    - Add incentives for your employees, either through commissions, bonuses, spiffs or fun contests. It helps out a lot, especially in the beginning to get off to a good start.
    - Evaluate your performance on a daily/weekly/monthly basis, determine what worked and what didn't, and revise your plan as needed.
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  • Profile picture of the author aizaku
    take it easy..

    before you go on and hire all of those ppl..

    try to sell something on your own..

    find out if you can validate an idea before you go off and spend on things you dont need.

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    Word of mouth and social media.
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