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I know a lot of you are wondering how you can start your business and what is the real process of how to do so. Well in today’s blog, I’m going to share with you step by step on how I started my business back in 2009. See, when I first started, I was scared out of my mind and I promise you, I had no clue what the heck I was doing. I was the freebie queen and I googled everything even Youtubed (is that even a word LOL) it a lot back then. My hard headness caused me $3,000 because I didn’t want to listen. So, if you are up for the real truth and nothing but the truth, sit back and relax and grab your favorite notebook, cause I’m spilling all the tea. Shhhhhhh
First step: Figure out what your gift is and what you will sell. In my case, it was diaper cakes and when I first started, my cakes were horrible, but with much practice and trial and error, I got better and better at my skills. Where it took me about 2 hours at first to create beautiful diaper cakes, it only took me 45 minutes.
Step two: Choose a platform where you will sell your gifts. Now, when you are first starting out, you might not have a website, so I recommend starting with Etsy or eBay. This is where I first began and I made quite a bit of change with these sites, but again, the fees started to rack up. So, I eventually started my own blog/website.
Step three: Make your business Legal: When you are really serious about your business, you have to decide if you will be a solo-preneur, LLC, or INC. Talk it over with your local accountant and choose the best business entity for you. I highly suggest you do this so that you can protect your family and personal assets.
Step Four: Get your sales tax & business license: In order to sell anything within city limits, you have to have a seller’s permit. This protects you from getting tickets.
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Step Five: Get your business cards: You need a way for people to find you and your new business. You can get your business cards for as little as $10. Actually you can get 500 cards for $10. Pass these out to everybody you meet so that people can know where to come for your business and services.
Step Six: Pick one social media platform. When starting out, its important to choose one platform and dominate that one and spread the word around about your business. People don’t know you, so its important to build up the know like and trust factor.
Step Seven: Build your list. Social media sites are not yours, its a place where you engage with your followers, but in order to have a successful and profitable business, you must have a list. Give away something of value such as an ebook, cheat sheet or something of value in exchange for their email address and name.
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