From Passion to Profit: A Step-By-Step Guide to Making Money from Your Hobby by Selling Online
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Want to be an entrepreneur? Thanks to the internet, it's never been easier, and with the help of this step-by-step business start-up guide, you can get your own online enterprise up and running in 6-weeks or less! Featuring a combination of highly practical advice and warm encouragement, you will benefit from helpful worksheets, checklists and step-by-step instructions, all presented in a positive and engaging tone. You will learn the process of deciding what to sell, how to develop a brand, how to choose the right platform and getting your online shop live and ready to take orders from customers around the world in rapid time.
The directory of online marketplaces and online shop solutions will help you decide which are the best options for you to sell online, while the case studies and real life stories from successful online shop owners demonstrate that success is not only possible but highly achievable!
This guide will help not only handmade sellers but anyone with a home-based business such as vintage finds, designer prints, customized t-shirts, wedding stationery, upcycled jewelry, patterns, ebooks and more!
subscription in return for unlimited listings or extra promotional tools. Some marketplaces allow you to sell downloadable products, such as e-books and patterns, as well as physical goods such as jewellery, fashion and food. In most cases you’ll be responsible for shipping orders and dealing with customer services when you sell items from your marketplace shop. Although the exact process can vary, the marketplace generally takes payment for each order from the customer, then passes it on to you
Proprietor or Sole Trader, you’ll need to declare your earnings for tax purposes each year, and pay any tax that is due. Making sure that your business gets off on the right footing is important, but the process doesn’t need to be scary. One downside of being a Sole Trader is that there is no legal differentiation between you and your business, so you’re responsible for any costs or debts that your business incurs. Therefore, if you decide that you want more separation between yourself
lots of free and inexpensive tools you can use to add effects, re-size and add text to photos, and so on. Here are some suggestions for some online photo editing software and tools to try out, so have a play and have fun! GIMP Pixlr iPiccy Photoshop Express Editor Picasa Ribbet PicMonkey For more tips and styling inspiration, visit Holly’s website (www.hollybooth.com). WEEK Four CHECKLIST You’ve just completed another EPIC week – there ain’t no stopping you now! Here’s an
you offer, and can help them gain the confidence they need to buy. Remember that when buying online, customers can’t pick up an item or ask you a question face-to-face. In some regions and countries customers will have a statutory right to return or cancel goods bought online for a certain number of days. For example, the Consumer Rights Directive introduced into the EU in 2014 states that consumers have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period, as well as other rights. This may not apply to some orders,
where other people can see, so would rather keep it somewhere you can bring it out when you want to be reminded of it. If you’ve created your vision board on Pinterest, you can keep it secret so only you can find the link and see what you have added to it; or you can choose to make it public so other people can look at it, too. Whatever you decide to do with your vision board, have fun! WEEK One IDENTIFY YOUR PASSIONS & SKILLS Now that you’ve thought about what you want your business