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Mind your business with this updated edition of the bestselling online business how-to guide Have a computer, an Internet connection, and a dream? Then, you're already on your way to starting your very own online business. This fun and friendly guide can help you turn your big idea into big bucks whether you're expanding your real-world storefront online or creating your own virtual startup. Starting an Online Business For Dummies, 7th Edition will show you how to identify a market need, choose a web hosting service, implement security and privacy measures, open up shop, and start promoting to the world. Covers the latest trends and techniques for online discoverability - from social media marketing to search engine rankings, online couponing to optimization for mobile devices, and beyond Highlights business issues that are of particular concern to online entrepreneurs Walks you through the best practices of successful online businesses, including customer service, marketing, analytics, and website optimization tools Provides advice on choosing an e-commerce platform, protecting your domain name, securing trademarks, working with vendors and distributors, and keeping your customer's personal data safe There's no time like now to start a new endeavor and no guide like Starting an Online Business For Dummies, 7th Edition to get your online business going.


Greg Holden founded Stylus Media, a company specializing in creating web pages for small businesses. He has written more than 30 books, many focused on online business and the skills and tools that small-business entrepreneurs need to expand their operations on the Internet.

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Learn to:

  • Improve your website's visibility to attract repeat customers
  • Research your target audience and enhance customer service
  • Track your site's performance with updated marketing and analytics tools
  • Conduct business securely on mobile devices

Get down to business! Here's what it takes to succeed in the world of e-commerce

Now's the perfect time to launch your online business, and this book is loaded with the information you need. From how to think like an entrepreneur to choosing a web host, designing a compelling website, taking advantage of social media marketing, and keeping your business legal, this updated guide will help you make your business dream a reality.

  • The right mindset learn how to think like a business person and plan for success
  • Tools of the trade find out what software and hardware you need as well as how to choose a web host and domain name
  • Think mobile expand your reach and engage your customers on the go with a mobile-friendly website
  • Spread the word market your business with e-newsletters, discussion groups, mailing lists, and contests
  • Socialize boost business visibility with Facebook®, Pinterest®, Twitter®, and other social networking sites
  • Optimize improve both your catalog listings and your website so your business ranks highly with search engines
  • Beyond eBay open new opportunities with online storefronts and specialty marketplaces
  • Legal stuff protect your business identity, know and follow local regulations, and choose the right accounting method

Open the book and find:

  • Ten essential steps for starting your business
  • Ways to make your website more customer-friendly
  • How to build loyalty with great customer service
  • Payment options to consider
  • Case studies that showcase business success
  • Cost-effective marketing strategies
  • Efficient ways to manage multiple storefronts
  • Services for mobile merchants


Introduction 1

Part I: Launching Your Online Business 9

Chapter 1: New Tools and Strategies for Your Online Business 11

Chapter 2: Opening Your Online Business 31

Chapter 3: Choosing and Equipping Your New E-Business 57

Chapter 4: Selecting Your E-Commerce Host and Design Tools 79

Part II: Creating a Business Website 107

Chapter 5: Organizing Your Business Presence and Attracting Customers 109

Chapter 6: Making Shopping Easy on Your E-Commerce Site 147

Chapter 7: Accepting Payments 173

Chapter 8: Communicating with Customers and Building Loyalty 197

Chapter 9: Sourcing Worldwide for Your Business 219

Part III: Social Networking and Marketing 233

Chapter 10: Advertising and Publicity: The Basics 235

Chapter 11: Search Engine Optimization 257

Chapter 12: Location, Location, Location Marketing 283

Chapter 13: Social Marketing: Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Blogs 299

Part IV: Expanding Beyond Your Website 313

Chapter 14: Selling on and eBay 315

Chapter 15: Moving to Specialty Marketplaces 347

Chapter 16: Managing and Growing Your Online Business 365

Part V: Keeping Your Business Legal and Fiscally Responsible 379

Chapter 17: Keeping It All Legal 381

Chapter 18: Online Business Accounting Tools 397

Part VI: The Part of Tens 413

Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Reach Mobile Shoppers 415

Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Develop a Platform 421

Index 427

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Starting an Online Business For Dummies
Code EAN: 9781118652015
ISBN: 978-1-118-65201-5
Protection contre la copie numérique: Adobe DRM
Format: eBook (epub)
Producteur: Wiley
Editeur: For Dummies
Genre: Internet
nombre de pages: 456
Parution: 14.06.2013
Année: 2013
Auflage: 7. Aufl.
Taille de fichier: 16.5 MB