What do you need to set up a successful online store?
Did you know that almost 85% of online entrepreneurs fail? Do you know why? Because it is so accessible to everyone. You can become an entrepreneur like this, but becoming a successful entrepreneur is more difficult. In this article you will learn more about what to look out for to start a successful online store.
1. Tremendous willpower and 100% commitment
It clicks so cheesy, but it remains true. Mindset is everything when you want to learn something new. Because in 9 out of 10 cases you are just super bad in the beginning. You learn while you do. So if it doesn't work the first time, don't give up and just try again. Ask an expert for help. And see it as a learning process just like learning to drive, in the beginning you think how am I ever going to be able to do this and then you do it without thinking about it. If you remember this and do not expect that you will turn over a million on the first day, then you will be all right!
2. Focus on sales
So many new online store owners spend too long preparing the site, thinking about legal matters, thinking about what they want to sell, etc. This takes them a lot of time and effort, while you actually don't understand anything. How often do we see that people start with a strong motivation, think about a product for a long time, finally make a choice after months and that this product simply does not sell at all or that you simply do not understand anything about advertising. Often everyone drops out after this, because they have already put so much effort and time into it and then it completely flops. That is of course not fun.
My advice: TEST TEST TEST, you will never know if you haven't tested it. Sometimes you think “well I have now found a great product” and then it never sells. And sometimes you have a product that you think “who wants this” and that sells like a charm. You often cannot know, even if you do get better after years of experience in finding good products. So, don't think too long, get started with advertising and testing as soon as possible!
3. A conversion-oriented website
Conversion-oriented means that your site easily guides visitors to a purchase. Easy to say: a website that works well. You want people to be able to easily scroll through your site and to be able to quickly and effortlessly find the "add to cart" button and then checkout easily. An example of this is the "add to cart bar" that we often use for shops. The button is constantly in view, so when the visitor thinks for even a second, let me buy it, the button is there to receive them! In short, make sure your site is optimized for selling products and doesn't just look good.
Do you also want a conversion-oriented site so that you already have 1 of the 3 points in order? Send us a message and then we get to work together!