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By Michelle L Published 04/24/2010 | ECommerce

To begin with, starting your own business is a very complicated task. You must have a good knowledge about almost all the things under the sun! How do I know that? Well, because I have started my own business in June 2009, and since then, there was no looking back for me! Be it full time income or extra income you are looking for, starting your own ecommerce business is a perfect for you, whatever your reasons may be. Over the last decade, internet has had an amazing growth in terms of popularity and usage. So starting a business over the popular and indispensable internet does make sense right?

Last year, approximately 150+ billion dollars have been estimated as ecommerce earnings. Now, that is a LOT of money, and everyone wants a piece of that share. The trend is still growing, now that’s some solace right? So why not start your business over the internet instead of opening a regular shop in your locality? Just be very sure about what you want to sell. As I always stress, forums and blogs are very informative when it comes to finding out people’s interests and preferences.

Selling an item no one wants is a complete waste of time. I know someone who was in Ecommerce business of selling ‘shamwows’ and believe me, the turnover was mind-blowing! All the people were crazy about it and he had to place bulk orders and send them in smaller quantities. He had more than three hundred orders a month; those shammies were so demanded that he couldn’t even fully stock his inventory!

Ok, I think you got the picture. So now that you have a brilliant idea, what is the next step you take? Well, design a professional looking website; no one would buy stuffs from a faulty and unprofessional looking websites right? First impressions make the last impressions, it is true that within 10 seconds a customer spend in your site, they decide whether they would like to make a purchase or not. So your website must have a professional look in order to come across as a trustworthy site. A good web design can make or break your Ecommerce business.

Next, you should make sure your site is secure. You don’t want people to start scratching their head after disclosing their credit card information right? They must feel confident and secure while disclosing those personal information. Your site must be able to assure them that their money is secure. So your web hosting company must have SSL certificates.