Originally Posted by pattydear
Hello there ste88web!
Welcome to this forum. Just like you, I am also new here. I guess I'd be learning a lot of new stuff here and I am pretty excited to having that nice discussion with y'all! I have been planning to put up my own online business but I just don't know how to start.
The first and the main point are a really good information. You have to get all possible details regards to the market, so: customers, competitors, substitutes, prices, shipping costs. Then you have to decide about the budget that you can spent on your business for the very start. You need to have your on-line shop (not shop?) software, think about SEO services (which enable your clients to find you in the internet), products and of course about the marketing strategy which shows you where you should go next. All above is just a short list of basic things but I don't know at what moment are you right now. And remember that there is no golden pill that makes everything is going right. I think I can help you but I need more information.