Entrepreneurship has become a popular topic in the last few years, with people often talking about starting their online businesses like e-commerce stores, websites, and blogs.
The opportunities for entrepreneurs have never been more accessible than they are now.
In this blog post, I’ll help you understand why it’s time to start an online business with Shopify and how you can get started.
Why start an online business today?
Maybe you want to start a blog to share your thoughts and ideas with the world.
Or, maybe you have a product that you want to sell online.
Maybe you’re passionate about something and want to share your knowledge with others?
Whatever it is, starting an online business is now possible with the right tools.
Online businesses are not just for big corporations anymore, they can be run by individuals who are passionate about what they do.
There are so many ways to promote your business on the internet now – through social media channels like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter; through blogging; through e-commerce sites like Etsy or Shopify; even through crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter or Indiegogo.
The internet has broken down barriers that used to exist in traditional business models, making entrepreneurship more accessible than ever before.
What is Shopify?
Shopify is an e-commerce platform that allows you to sell online without any programming knowledge.
With Shopify, anyone can start their own business with no additional costs, like the cost of hiring programmers.
Shopify provides all the tools you need to design and create your store, as well as manage inventory and finances.
With these tools, it’s easier than ever to open an e-commerce store and start selling!
How to sign up for a Shopify account
The first step to starting your online business is signing up for a Shopify account.
The process of signing up is easy, even if you have no prior experience in creating an online store.
When signing up, you will be asked for your business name and password.
You will also be asked how long you want your free trial period to last: 14 days, 3 months, or 12 months.
If you sign up for the 14-day free trial period, you can still cancel anytime during those two weeks.
However, it does not give you the option to customize your site with your domain name and logo until after your trial ends.
If you’re thinking about selling products internationally or on another country’s currency, then the 3-month or 12-month plan would be better suited for you—you’ll also get more storage space and other features on those plans which could come in handy later on.
Choosing a domain name
A domain name is the URL of your website.
This is what people will type into their browser to find your website.
You should create a domain name that’s easy for people to remember and share with others.
You may want to do some research on domain names to see what other businesses are using.
Something you might want to think about is whether you’ll have multiple websites or just one site with multiple sections, like an e-commerce store that sells t-shirts, hats, and other apparel items.
If you’ll have more than one website, you might want to choose names that are similar so it’s easy for people to navigate between them.
Selecting your products
Choosing your products is one of the most important decisions you’ll make for your store.
Your store’s success largely depends on the product mix you offer to customers.
When selecting products, they must be relevant to your target demographic and well-suited to selling online.
You should consider how much research you have done on prospective buyers before launching any product.
If you’re launching a website, keep in mind that people are likely to be more open about purchasing something they’re not familiar with if they can see it in person or try it on at home.
Additionally, you should consider what other popular e-commerce stores are selling similar items.
By doing this, you can get a better idea of what kind of products will sell and inform your decision when choosing products for your store.
Setting up your first Shopify store
Setting up your first Shopify store can be a daunting task.
There are so many features to explore, so it’s important to start with your business plan before you do anything else.
The first thing you’ll need to do is register for a Shopify account if you don’t have one already.
This will give you access to the Shopify dashboard where you can create your online store.
After that, it’s time to configure your settings and choose a theme for your site.
There are two ways to go about this:
– You can either configure your store manually by adding products, designing pages, choosing an icon, etc., or
– You can choose from one of the pre-designed themes offered by Shopify.
If you decide not to customize the theme of your site further, then simply select one of the pre-made themes and customize it through options like fonts and colours.
However, if you want more control over how your site looks and functions then I highly recommend customizing it manually by selecting from different design elements like header layouts, product grid styles, page templates, etcetera.
Once that’s done flip back into the dashboard and start building out pages.
Setting up your online shop with Shopify
One of the first things you’ll need to do is set up an account with Shopify.
It’s a quick and easy process, which you can complete by going here.
Once you have your account set up, it’s time to create your store.
Head over to the “Online Store” section and click on “Start Your Shop.”
You’ll be prompted to fill out the information about the type of store you want to open—choose whichever one fits your needs best!
After filling out all of this information, you will need to pick a theme for your store.
Click on “Browse” and choose whatever design you like best.
The themes will give your business a unique look and make it stand out from other online stores.
Next, we’ll talk about how to customize your online store to suit your needs!
Click on “Store Settings” and then select “General.” Fill out as much as possible so that people will be able to find it easier when they search for products related to yours.
You should also include details about payment options, shipping rules, and contact information.