Advice on starting a new website

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louisianakng
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23 Jun 16 04:02:31 pm
so everyone is tired of ebay and amazon fees , i know i am ,it definitely cuts into your profit, but anyways as im reading through the forums again, i see you have to build your own website because of the ebay/amazon competiton,prices etc, every one on ebay/ amazon is doing the same thing as far as ideas go for selling, even with the niches ,even on the streets somebody is selling what your selling or copying ideas, but to me you just have to be consistent and be the best at what you do., but whats the secret or key to driving the right customers to your website to view your products , i dont want to build a wesbite that cost more fees and your not selling , i know theres alot of social media tools out there , facebook twitter etc, even if you did post stuff on facebook, or twitter what if you dont have no friends on there to promote to and you have to start from ground zero, and i know some people when you do post things they dont want to see your ads for selling all the time ,so they just might by pass your products ???


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fudjj
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23 Jun 16 08:43:03 pm
I personally beleive that a website should be the ultimate goal that everyone should work to long term, but that's long term and it should never be a short term goal unless you have either an excellent sales funnel plan or a strong cashflow and marketing plan in place or even both. It's pointless trying to develop a website at the very start without either of those.

The way you accomplish it over time is by building your customer base by using whatever means are at your disposal including sites like eBay and Amazon, Social Media ect. Build your customer base and that then gives you a launching ramp to kick off your own website. That then gives you a good fighting chance at getting it rolling down hill, but you still need to have a strong marketing plan behind you and the ability to carry it out effectively or all that work developing that customer base to get you started will be a waste of time.


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19 Sep 16 12:41:58 am
Thumbs up for the inputs Mark (fudjj) as I myself share the same sentiments with louisianakng. If I may add as well, the info on Starting an online store article has a lot of good pointers, too. Here's the link for your reference - Link hidden: Login to view.

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19 Sep 16 01:21:50 am
Thanks Karen and welcome to the forum. Nice to have you on board with us :)


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