Being with the online business since 2002, I dare to suggest starters or switchers start with an online venture. No-doubt business needs hard-work, time and luck. That is one of the main points that's why I ask them to try luck online in the field of their interest.
The setup of online business does not ask your restless nights and a significant investment of thousands of dollars. In a small amount and concise time, you start which is the most crucial step.
Now, the second step is to drive clients, connect with them and ensure their guaranteed re-sales. In every business niche, you can find opposition is enormous, and competition is hard as well-settled players have already have captured the business market. But, with online still, you can see opportunities and chances.
Although, your online business is a new venture, there are ways by which you can start cutting your pie from this significant market.
i) Manage your social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest or hire people who are specialized in it. The social media platforms are potential markets, strategies and start finding customers on it.
Your social media marketing and management will help you grow and succeed in business. Your or staff or consultant skill will bring colossal potential. Social media usage is almost free, and with comfort, it has a lot to offer to big and small businesses.
ii) Make Affiliates: Offer commission on a sale, the affiliates would put referral link on their websites, or they would promote by email or through any other online means. It would bring tons-of-tons traffic to your site. Affiliates are much like sales-people, the vast difference is that they don't ask you salaries. If you are right in making pay-outs, offer good commission, you would find more and more such affiliates joining automatically with you.
iii) Place your product on popular platforms like Amazon, Etsy, Artfire. They charge very minimal cost, but you start getting quick orders or even repeat orders, once your product comes in popular demand.
iv) To popularize your product take services of highly skilled freelancers such as web designers, graphic designers, bloggers, content writers.
Let's hope to have profit soon flowing in.