Starting an Online Business All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

Starting an Online Business All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

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by Shannon Belew, Joel Elad
     
 

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If you’ve thought of starting an online business or if you’re already selling online, here’s how to get your share of online customers. This second edition of Starting an Online Business All-in-One For Dummies covers everything from creating a business plan and building a customer-friendly site to marketing with Facebook and MySpace.

Overview

If you’ve thought of starting an online business or if you’re already selling online, here’s how to get your share of online customers. This second edition of Starting an Online Business All-in-One For Dummies covers everything from creating a business plan and building a customer-friendly site to marketing with Facebook and MySpace. There’s even a section about setting up shop in the virtual world of Second Life.

Eleven handy minibooks cover online business basics, legal and accounting, Web site design, online and operating, Internet security, boosting sales, retail to e-tail, storefront selling, fundraising sites, niche e-commerce, and e-commerce advanced. You’ll learn to:

  • Build a business plan that translates your ideas into a profitable enterprise
  • Choose software to help you manage taxes, balance sheets, and other accounting chores
  • Create a Web site that helps your business make money
  • Fill orders, pack and ship merchandise, and manage stock
  • Set up, budget for, and implement a plan to protect vital computer equipment
  • Use PR and advertising tools that best promote your business online, including Google AdWords
  • Choose what sells best in Second Life and earn real money from your virtual store
  • Market through niche communities, find and use special marketing tools for nonprofit organizations, and apply successful mobile marketing techniques

Inside the book, you’ll even find a Google AdWords gift card worth $25 to help spread the word about your online business!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764599293
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/02/2006
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
840
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.90(d)

Meet the Author

Shannon Belew is the co-owner of several online businesses: bizoffice.com, allbizopps.com, allsmallbiz.com, workathome1.com, top10workathome.com, todayshomeoffice.com, and avespamedia.com. Bizoffice.com is a nationally recognized, award-winning global provider of resources for small and home businesses. Shannon writes the Huntsville Times’ column “Today’s Home Office;” has authored magazine and newspaper articles; and founded the public relations firm aVespa Media, Inc. Her clients have appeared in such venues as Inc. magazine. She has also consulted for an Internet provider, advising companies on developing and reengineering their online presence.

Joel Elad was a fan of the Internet before most people ever heard of the World Wide Web. He sells online as an eBay PowerSeller with an impeccable customer satisfaction rating; he’s a ProMerchant on Amazon; and he runs his own e-commerce business, NewComix.Com, which has focused on selling new comic books, Japanese manga, DVDs, and action figures over the Web since 1998. He is the lead instructor for the Learning Annex in New York and California for classes regarding eBay and advanced Internet sales, and he’s an educational specialist trained by eBay. He is also a contributor to Entrepreneur magazine and SmartBiz.com.
While at UCLA earning a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering, Joel co-founded his first Internet company, Resonance Internet Marketing. After graduation, he joined companies like IBM Global Services, where he performed software design, development, testing, and maintenance for e-commerce applications for global firms as well as internal IBM divisions.
After earning his MBA from the University of California–Irvine with an emphasis on entrepreneurship and information technology, Joel co-authored two best-selling books focusing on selling online. He’s now a consultant to e-commerce companies, a trainer to thousands of eager students in seminars and workshops, and a guide for helping people reach the freedom they can enjoy by growing their sales and establishing their own online presence.

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