Take advantage of being stuck at home— set up your online business for under $200.
As technologies innovate they need to beat the old school competition by being better, cheaper, more powerful and easier to use.
Over the past 4 years of setting up and running 3 businesses remotely, I’ve learned by trial and error that there are loads of tools out there, some are more excellent than others.
As CoronaVirus has us trapped at home — perhaps now is the time to set up your online business. Here’s a very quick overview of a handful of tools that will enable you to set up a business from scratch for under $200.
Domains: peruse GoDaddy or name.com for your website name to see what’s available and get some ideas. If .com isn’t available .AI is super trendy, .space is cool, .online works… there are lots of options.
Let’s use Squarespace as the journey example: From here you can set up your G-suite account and be firstname.lastname@example.org. For $25 per month you’ll get a free domain, and a G-suite account that will give you access to an email, calendar, spreadsheets, documents, shared drives, google hangout, youtube, forms, microsites, anything you need.
Now it’s time to market your business.
You can create beautiful pictures and collateral through Canva.
You can build wonderful videos with Biteable.
You can now set up social media accounts — and fill them with those lovely images and videos.
Setting up a business now is so much more pain-free than it was 4 years ago — everyone should have a side hustle — and it’s super fun!
There are loads more tools out there — which ones would you recommend for fledgling businesses and solopreneurs?