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How to Sell Online and Make Money Doing What You Love

If youโ€™re interested in starting your own online business, but you donโ€™t know where to start, then this article is exactly what you need.

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How to Sell Online and Make Money Doing What You Love

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If youโ€™re interested in starting your own online business, but you donโ€™t know where to start, then this article is exactly what you need.

Here are some expert tips on how to sell online and make money doing what you love so that you can avoid the nine to five grind and spend more time with the family! So get ready to learn how you can begin your exciting journey of self-employment!

In a nutshell

How is this different from other websites that say you can make money online? In a nutshell, I am teaching people how to make passive income through selling products they love. Creating your own business may take time, but I guarantee the rewards are worth it. Itโ€™s not just about making more money or even quitting your job. Itโ€™s about doing what you love while setting your own hours and not being tied down by a boss or commute. That said, I do recommend being cautious before starting something new if you have any pressing financial needs right now; otherwise, go for it!

Things you need to get started

One of the most difficult things about starting an online business is determining where you want to focus your business. One strategy is to start with a hobby or niche that you are passionate about and begin educating yourself on how your interest could translate into a successful online business. To make money online, you will need four key things: a website, payment gateway, hosting, and a great domain name. If you’re not sure about what payment gateways are open to you, and would like a comparison you can get that information right here.

For example, if you love cooking, you might start a blog that shares recipes and tutorials for popular dishes. Your blog can offer an interactive experience by including video content or even live streaming when possible.ย 

Setting up your website and building it out so it reflects the products or services that you provide is the first step in creating a successful e-commerce site. Though a lot of thought needs to be in your content. Each image, headline, and piece of text can promote your business or get it ignored. There’s a great guide here which explains how to correctly structure your content so it assists your website rank better and get found.ย 

We also offer a service for all new clients and existing businesses who need some help with their own SEO (Search Engine Optimization). If you want to rank a little higher and be seen by more people within search, you can see our current offers here.

If you are prepared to add a learning curve to your adventure, then these resources are a good starting point. If you prefer a done for you, get up and running fast solution. Then we have you covered. As a new client we offer start up websites, landing pages from ยฃ110 with free payment gateway integration. Enabling you to start taking payments online and in person fast!

If you prefer to go down the templated Wix, Shopify route then you need to make sure your chosen payment gateway is available in your area beforehand. It might be helpful to know that both Wix and Shopify now can connect with SumUp. And, if you just want a simple site to sell products only then SumUp offers a Free online store as part of the deal when you sign up. Including free invoicing software, which is great for a new business, as every penny counts. If youโ€™d like to check out an example of that, have a look at Payment Solutions Isle of Manโ€™s own page here.ย 

How much money you can make

How much money you make depends entirely on the industry you are in, the demand for your product or service, and the amount of time you are willing to put into marketing your business. These points need to be considered before you decide that your great idea is going to make you a fortune. Does your product or service tick all the boxes? If it doesn’t, then how could you make it tick all the boxes?

Having said all that, it is entirely possible to make a part-time or full time income doing what you love both online and in person.ย 

My story

My story has humble beginnings, I had to move country to assist a family member, leaving a job in healthcare which I loved. During the next few years when I wasn’t providing support, I enrolled on a college course, the only one that was available at the time; ‘Business admin and Internet processes and technology’. Studied like my life depended on it, graduated with distinctions in all eight subjects, and proceeded in moving country again! Prior to and following my move I set up my business helping small businesses like myself to get online and set up. This developed further during our historic pandemic to integrate businesses websites with their chosen payment gateways, so they could make money online. I also became the overnight go to company for technical advice and troubleshooting, when a lot of other businesses were shut.

Fast forward a little – myself and my company are still doing what we love best. Helping small to medium businesses grow from humble beginnings, by offering just advice, website design, search engine optimisation (so their businesses can actually get found online), technical support, marketing, copywriting, payment gateway integration, and of course anything else we can help them with.

We get the privilege of doing this because we are a local UK – EU business, which offers personal individual support to each and everyone of our clients. We pride ourselves on great customer support, so any of our clients, or potential clients can contact us anytime at all.

Ways to make money

We have a really handy resource here for you, not our own compilation. This is courtesy of Shopify, but it lists the most popular ways to make money online at the moment. If you are considering venturing into a new completely online business. If you have a bricks and mortar business and are venturing online, or are already selling online. Then some of these ideas can compliment or add extra revenue streams to your current business.

You can get this free guide without signing up right here.

Additional resources

If you still need some further information about anything. Just shoot us over a message, and we will do our best to help. If we can’t help you ourselves we will try to point you in the right direction.

In the meantime, if you take a look at our website at you will find a lot of information which you will find useful.

Or, fill out an enquiry form here, and we will get information over to your preferred email asap.

Alternatively, or just out of curiosity have a look at our blog.

How to Promote your business

When everythings up and running, you need to promote your business correctly.

If you need a little marketing advice for your business, then feel free to reach out to us. Weโ€™d love to help. Alternatively, check our go to marketing guru on the Isle of Man. He is our ultimate sounding board and go-to guy for all things marketing. If you want to grow your business, and make more sales in the UK/IOM heโ€™s well worth a look. With a long established career behind him and some big names to boot having worked for โ€˜Booking.comโ€™ from 2003-2009. He also has 30 years customer service front facingย  experience, which includes retail, and music. So, he knows his game, and there’s no replacement for experience and a proven track record. Which is why we choose him every time we are busy. Find him here at Alex Harris Digital.

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