How to start an online business? Any suggestions?

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16 Jun 11 03:56:23 am
Now i have sign in to SaleHoo,and now what should i do at first? Who could suggest me?

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16 Jun 11 04:24:04 am
Hi hench2008,

It's great to have you on board!

The first thing we suggest you do is decide what type of products you want to sell. Generally it's best to start selling something you are interested in because you are going to be spending a LOT of time thinking about it! Do you love fashion or movies? Perhaps you feel excited about the thought of new gadgets and technology? It's likely that there are plenty of other people who also share your interest - giving you an instant audience for your product. One idea is to jot down your interests and then make a list of products that are related to these interests (we recommend staying away from electronics to begin with as warranty issues can be complicated to manage).

Once you've thought of a couple of ideas, it's time to start researching suppliers. This is where SaleHoo comes in. Use the search box to look for the product(s) you want to sell. When you've found some suppliers who fit the bill, send them an email asking what the best possible price is that they can give you for the products you wish to buy. A small tip for you: if you buy 20+ units at a time, you should be able to negotiate a better deal. It's also a good idea to contact more than 1 supplier before you start buying to compare prices.

Hope this helps you get started. Please let us know if you have any more questions. :)

And don't forget to download and read the New User Manual at Link hidden: Login to view It's in #6. You may also read the other guides when you are ready.

Again, welcome to SaleHoo!

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16 Jun 11 09:08:42 pm
Welcome to SaleHoo hench20008,

If you still haven't decided on what type of products you wish to sell, you might want to start by selling some old things from around your home - We all have a few extra bits and pieces of clothing or a pair of shoes, an old book at that we have lying around in our rooms, unused and no longer needed :) This is a relatively good way to start off your online business! Why?

- No capital is needed (rather you get to raise extra money to boost your needed capital to start sourcing from suppliers)
- You get to practice your selling skills (taking photos of the product, writing a good tittle/description) with little to no risk
- And if you're selling on eBay or other auction sites, this gives you a chance to build up your feedback

The biggest plus would be, you might end up finding a niche product.

We also have several guides in our Education section which you might want to read as well.

Hope this helps you off to a good start! All the best :)

P.S. Do update us of your progress, we'd all love to hear of your progress!


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