Starting your business at home can be lucrative and less costly than starting a brick and mortar business. It can also be inexpensive to promote and build your business online. There are a number of inexpensive tools that you can use to build your home based business online. These tools will help you understand how to implement effective online marketing strategies and help you manage your business. I have used the following tools to build and manage a home based business and they have produced good results for me:
- SiteSell – I used this tool to help me learn how to build an online business when first starting out. This is the perfect tool when starting a new business online because it teaches you how to use your passion and knowledge to build a business online. It’s also great because it was designed to work well for beginners as well as those with advanced website building and internet marketing skills. It provides step by step video training that educates you how to build and design your website in the simplest way possible, how to write and develop excellent written content for the web (that will generate lead and sales), and how to analyze your website marketing efforts to determine if they are paying off. Overall, SiteSell provides you with everything that you will ever need to build a profitable home based business online.
- Google Apps for Business – I use this tool daily to manage my home based business and I absolutely love it. Google Apps for Business is a very robust tool that includes just about everything you need to manage your home based business. It comes with email, calendar, and google office products such as sheets and slides (which is the equivalent to Microsoft Word and PowerPoint). It also comes with access to the Google Apps Marketplace where you can find complimentary software that integrates into Google Apps for Business. This includes scheduling software that enables you to schedule appointments with your clients, invoicing software that enables you to invoice your clients so they can pay you online, and accounting software that enables you to manage your business finances. All of these are basic yet key tools you need to manage each component of your business.
I have found that the aforementioned tools work well for beginners. SiteSell teaches you how to build a profitable business online and Google Apps for Business helps you manage your business. They also cost less than $400.00 per year combined. That’s an affordable amount for entrepreneurs who are just starting out and testing the waters to determine if their business will be profitable. Why not build your dream business online (in the simplest way possible) and save money while doing it?