A beginner's guide to building a successful business online

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A beginner's guide to building a successful business online


Key quotes:

  • "It allows for the Suppliers to provide a service or product which the Demanders need and facilitates that process easily and efficiently."
  • "When there is a big decision on the line — like financing your business, for example — as a business owner, you want to know you’re getting a great deal."
  • "The biggest mistake (first-time, especially) entrepreneurs (in general, not only in the marketplace space) make, is investing huge amounts of time and money into a product that they haven’t validated the need for properly."
  • "You may have the greatest idea in the world which creates value for both sides of the marketplace exchange, but if you can’t generate sustainable revenue from that exchange, you don’t have a business."
  • "By building an MVP using an agile, iterative method, you’re consistently developing your product to align with what your user needs."
  • "Here are some tools which can help you do that: *If you’re not using a dedicated Saas platform, you’re more than likely going to need Zapier for API connections between apps, allowing your marketplace to operate efficiently."
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Key quotes:

  • "Creating a Business Online From Home can help you with both as well as take care of your financial needs and wants for many years to come."
  • "You’re here to learn how to Build a Home-Based Business Online for free or at the very least with little investment."
  • "Being the educated person you are I’m sure you already know you can’t really start anything, including online business if you don’t first know what it is you’re wanting to do."
  • "As well as help you get some free organic search traffic of those folks that don’t yet know how much better and simpler their life would be with the help of your online business."
  • "When designing your online business’s new home you’re going to again want to consider making it SEO friendly."
  • "While SEO is very important to optimize for when you’re trying to start an online business with little or no investment you must make sure that you don’t put SEO above User Experience."
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Key quotes:

  • "Similarly an online market place would have many vendors from whom the customers can buy the products."
  • "A market place business is basically a place where vendors sell their products and buyers buy the products."
  • "The online market place can be made into a versatile scalable business model featuring all types of products and services."
  • "Some create an online platform to help seller with the selling of their products through a common platform."
  • "For building a marketplace startup, winning the confidence of the buyer and seller is very important."
  • "As a new player in the business of online shopping and selling ensuring that the customers get a good experience while the sellers get reliable customers."
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Key quotes:

  • "That’s how long I’ve been running my own online businesses, and while the online landscape is completely different now than it was back when I started in 2009, there’s one thing that remains the same: There is no one right way to build an online business."
  • "However in the end, the thing that will make your online business succeed will be the way you combine all of those, plus your own personal experience, to create something unique."
  • "In this post I’m going to review everything you need to know to start beginning to think about starting a business online."
  • "I wrote a post awhile back that I felt outlined the benefits of this lifestyle pretty well: Check out: 14 Things Location Rebels Can Do That Employees Can’t At least once a month I think to myself: “Self, maybe you should go get a day job.” Seriously, I do."
  • "Knowing generally the type of business you want, and now a few industries you’re interested in, spend 30 dedicated minutes brainstorming different ideas."
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What customers & experts say

Anne Customer / Grit and Grace

“The value of the B12 website was there from the very start. I noticed more traffic coming in immediately, which is hugely important for me. Knowing that B12’s tools are constantly optimizing my website for search engines offers me peace of mind. It helps me focus on running my business instead of trying to figure out how to run a website.”

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Natalie Customer / Natalie Elisha Gold

“The entire \[B12] process felt really quick and efficient. I was able to work with them and highlight certain areas that I wanted on my website. Everything that I didn’t like was changed in a matter of seconds and minutes. It was vastly different compared to the previous team that I had hired to do my website.”

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Rick Customer / Rick Finbow Enterprises, LLC

“I think it's great that B12 is watching out for me. I'm reminded to update my website and I get ideas. I like that I'm not in it alone.”

Andrew Customer / Heroes Homestead

“I was always intimidated by my perceived difficulty of building a website but my experience with B12 was pretty smooth. I especially appreciate the quick response time to any requests I’ve sent the B12 team, and I also like the flexibility and ability to design the website ourselves. Since building my website, I’ve received a significant increase in the number of page views and email requests from the page.”

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Willie Customer / Urlife Now Fitness

“I like that someone is monitoring my website every month and making suggestions for how to improve it.”

Roberto Customer / Emerald Gardens

“B12 was able to give us the flexibility we needed to play around with website elements while guiding us in our first attempt at building a website.”

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Megan Customer success at B12

“The website editor rocks! It makes it easy to add new items while keeping the same theme and structure I set when I created the site, no reformatting needed. It's fool proof and provides everything needed to create a seamless, gorgeous website. I actually use B12 for my own website!”

Joseph Customer / Founder Collective

“It was such a pleasure to work with B12. Their technology made the web design process easy and the B12 team helped us launch a website we love! We're proud to be an investor and a client.”

Freddie Customer / Suffolk Equity Partners

“B12 is amazing! You get a high-quality design for the price of DIY. It's really remarkable.”

Leslie Customer / Social Theory

“What I appreciate most about B12 is its user-friendly interface. Not only do they build websites that look modern and great, but they’re also incredibly easy to manage and update. Whenever I have information that needs changing on my website, I can do it easily on my own.”

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David Design expert at B12

“Designing a website in just a couple of hours is actually possible. Thanks to B12's simple-to-use website editor, I'm able to create professional designs that would normally cost thousands of dollars.”

Annabel Customer / Evolv Ventures

“My B12 experience has been great! What I appreciate most is that I can edit the site personally whenever I want to, but I can also ask for support when there are changes that I'm not able to make myself. B12 is great blend of a DIY service and a full-service website agency.”

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Jaiden Design expert at B12

“B12’s AI draft dramatically reduces my time traditionally spent working on content structure. As a B12 web expert, I can focus more time on creating a beautiful website and UX that fits the customer’s content and goals.”

Carlos Customer / FitFuel

“If you want to sit at the head of the table, use B12. It is clear they have talented designers who are genuinely motivated to see you reach your goals.”

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Shane Customer / Spike On The Water

“The B12 website editor is so simple to use. I added a bunch of images, reworked text, linked my products, adjusted form links, and even got an animation flying around my footer. The experience with B12 has been amazing. Building a quality website is now fast and affordable.”

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