Startup Costs How Much Does It Take To Start
Startup Costs How Much Does It Take To Start Your Own Online Business Starting an online company is a great way to start a business without the expenses involved with opening a brick and mortar store.
Opening an online business will likely be much less expensive, but there are still some costs involved. Starting an online business will usually require getting a website of your own, we have a state of the art Buildily Website Builder to make creating your first website easily.
The first stage usually means a small cost for the domain, we’ve made it easy for you to get started with your domain through Buildily Domains, and then web hosting. Web hosting costs vary according to who is doing the hosting, but a satisfactory hosting situation can usually be found for less than £30 a month. If you want more bells and whistles, it will be higher.
At Buildily we have included page building software, shopping carts and a full suite of other perks in our hosting packages at prices for startups. Decide what you will need ahead of time to avoid paying for perks you don’t need. Once you have your domain name and the site is parked somewhere nice, there may be costs associated with setting up the site.
If you are an expert programmer, you have it made- no programming or software costs will be needed. Otherwise, you may need specialised software, depending on the type of site you are building, our Buildily Website Builder is an easy to use the tool. After you get the basic site laid out, you will also need some type of content for it. Copying and pasting the content is a no-no, so there may be some money required to hire a copywriter or a content writer.
The cost of a full-time copywriter can rack up, at Buildily we have a designed a copywriter package to give you the content you need to move up the search engine ranks. Once the site is fleshed out, the costs involved probably haven’t been too steep, but then you have to advertise. Advertising can take countless forms, with new ones coming along every day.
A site can spend nothing to advertise, posting on social media, keyword optimising, etc., or they can pay for ads. Going the paid ad route can cost you thousands a month, or you can buy a couple of small, well-placed ads on high traffic sites. Finding weird little niche sites that have targeted, steady traffic will be less expensive and will likely bring you more interested customers than a larger, more generic site. Social media has radically transformed the business world, at Buildily we offer a content social marketing service we work as an integrated part of your team, to deliver true results and make the changes.
Designed to deliver the perfect amount of social content, at the right frequency There are other ways to outsource pretty much every part of the process if you are unsure how to go about any of it. Any outsourcing will, of course, add to your costs but may make things easier and bring in more traffic in the long run. There are services that are almost completely automatic, as social media is now becoming one of the main sources of advertising outsourcing your social media marketing can be a key to reaching your audience where time is limited.
At Buildily we offer a free social media dashboard that manages your social media profiles, you can expand this further if you have a front-end product.
For back-end items, we can act as a marketing service that will find the best-targeted advertising for you. So, it is possible to start your site for next to nothing, doing all the work yourself and writing your own sales material, or you can make someone else deal with it all if you don’t have the time. The choice is yours.