One of the best ways for you to earn money online is through an e-commerce store.
That is because the vast majority of people nowadays are buying stuff online because it
gives them the convenience of not having to go to a physical store.
That being said, how exactly do you create an e-commerce website? Well, in this
article, I will go over the necessary steps so that you need not scour the internet for the
Find the Right Web Host
I want to tackle this first because this is one of the most overlooked aspects of building
an e-commerce website. Basically, you want to find the best web hosting provider that
gives you all of the things that you need to make your website accessible and reliable at
When you do not find the right web host, you are running the risk of having a website
that is slow and that is something that you do not want to happen.
See If You Can Create Your Chosen Domain Name
You might already have a really unique domain name in mind and you want to register
it. However, there might be a chance that your name is actually already registered.
Go to a domain registrar and see if you can register your specific domain name of
choice. A domain registrar is sort of a bank that registers your domain name for you.
Keep in mind that because of the vastness of the internet, your chosen name might
already be taken. If that is the case, you may have to come up with another unique
Build Your Website
Once the preparations are done, the next step would be to actually develop your own
website. There are two ways you can do this. One is you can go to website builders like
Squarespace or Shopify to help you create your e-commerce store. They are relatively
inexpensive and do the job pretty well.
If you want your website to be done by a professional, you will need to hire a web
designer and web developer separately. This is the ideal choice if you want to truly
create something that is unique to your brand.
Feature Your Best Products
Assuming that your website is finished, the next thing that you’d want to do is to create
your product catalog.
The way you do this is to select one or two of your best products and feature them on
the homepage (ideally, above the fold). Next, you want your top 5 or top 10 best sellers
prominently placed on the lower page (but still on the homepage) so that people can
easily click on them and buy them.
Other Things to Do on Your Website
Make sure that website navigation is as simple as possible. Make your call-to-action
buttons stand out so that people will know where to click. If you can, simplify the
checkout process so that people will not leave their carts and would actually push
through to make the sale.
Don’t Forget About SEO
The entire time your website is up, it will always be improved by SEO. Search engine
optimization is not a magic pill that you can use to quickly improve your website’s traffic
and more, but it is a long-term strategy that can bring you a fortune when done right.
Develop your own strategy and implement it.