In today’s world, the internet is king when it comes to literally anything. In this article I am going to break down and show you the fastest and easiest way to start a business. You will see the differences when it comes to starting a business with Shopify, Cratejoy, and BookingKoala. These three companies are platforms where you can run your own online business. When you are finished reading, you will have everything you need to start your own business idea.
Shopify is the leader when starting an e-commerce business. If you have ever thought that you would like to sell jewelry, clothes, electronics, toys, or anything else for that matter online, then your first stop should be Shopify. They offer differently priced packages for the various features they offer as well as the transaction fees that are associated per each transaction.
When signing up for an account with Shopify, you get your own website that you can customize to your liking as well as connect your own domain address to it. This will make it look professional and make people trust your brand easier. Inside your account, it is fairly easy to change things around and find what you are looking for.
With all of this, Shopify has different outlets to help you grow. They have guides, an academy, podcasts, and even success stories on-top of even more ways to help you get started and keep growing.
Cratejoy is the leader when starting your own monthly subscription box business. If you are looking for a way to start a business that has recurring clients that are buying from you every month then this is one option you can take. It does require more work than starting a Shopify store because you will be changing out your products every month and will need to find new ones to sell.
Cratejoy offers only one paid plan as well as added transaction fees. When you sign up you also get a website builder where you can completely customize your site to match your business. They offer webinars, guides as well as other tools that will also help you get started and grow. Once you start establishing a name for yourself and getting those monthly recurring clients you will be on track to making more and grow faster. With subscription-based businesses, they are meant to offer multiple items every month based on a specific theme. For example, there is BarkBox, where you get monthly treats and toys for your dog. Every month you will get a variety of different treats and a few toys for your dog to enjoy. Again each month has something different to offer. If it is closer to the holidays then you can maybe expect a Christmas based toy or treat.
BookingKoala is the only platform in that allows anyone to start a service business completely free with a website and software all-in-one in under 60 seconds. With the Forever Free plan, you get 10 bookings per month, so you can grow until you make money to start paying for the higher plans, which are $3.77 per provider and $5.27 per provider per month. When you sign up for BookingKoala and enter into your account, depending on the industry you chose, it will already be pre-filled with information for that specific industry.
Now that you have a website and software to support your service business you will need jobs. The fastest way to get a job for the cheapest amount would be to post on Craigslist plus they will be able to book their whole service online. You can post on there until you start making money off of jobs to spend money on advertising. Let’s say it’s Friday morning and you sign up for BookingKoala and you post an ad at Noon the same day, you can get a booking for the very next day and start making money.
There you guys have it, we have broken down just a few of the fastest and easiest ways to start a business online. Do you want a warehouse full of inventory or do you want hundreds of employees doing the work for you and just getting a cut? You decide. Please don’t forget to leave a comment down below what you think.