What do you think are the best online business opportunities right now - that will be profitable now and going forward? If you are or if you couls start an online business in any industry right now,...
Australian businesses and sole traders are suddenly being stung by a new 3% PayPal fee charged on any US transfers, including use of a PayPal competitor to convert currency...
I use PayPal for personal transactions although not for business. I use 'Wise'. https://wise.com/ Used to be transferwise. Free to set up; no ongoing fees with the option to open multiple foreign currency accounts - again with zero fees. They have the best international exchange rates. I used XE.com before or OzForex; neither can beat 'Wise' for rates. It also links to Xero multi currency so bank feeds can go straight to your accounts.
If an online business can be run from home should we have an office for it, i.e. a PO Box or virtual address? Is an office a trust factor for an online business?
There are also some great places that offer you a virtual address for online businesses anywhere in the world for a small monthly subscription fee. You can also apply for local landline phone numbers via skype for a monthly fee as well and receive the calls via skype.
Looking like a traditional business no longer requires you to be physically there, which is great.
If you are looking for virtual offices here are a few place to start looking:
There are many more, I would love to see if anyone here has used these.
I am interested to hear from anyone who has sold an online business or who can recommend the best ways to sell an online business.
Like many of the others, I'd recommend Flippa or perhaps Empire Flippers, for the primary reason that this is their specialty and they know how to assist in valuation and have a large market of investors.
That said, their investors often have strict buying criteria and are looking for high turnover businesses with large customer bases. If your online business is relatively new or small customer base, you should try the others mentioned, with the addition of Gumtree at a local level.
Another option could be to advertise on your website itself, with a notification or EOI stating that 'This Store is For Sale'. Fans of your product could be the best candidates as they've already used your goods!
Hey guys, so we're looking at laying the foundation for US and other markets in 2021.. would you know what's best practice for domains? We see Tripadvisor and Houzz have.com,.com.au,.co.uk etc....
What are your thoughts?
I am thinking of investing in elearnling app. Can anyone suggest where best to obtain a list of companies who can provide elearning app development services?
Hi, If you are looking for an e-learning app development company in Australia, my suggestion would be to consult Fortunesoft IT Innovations(https://www.fortunesoftit.com/au/elearning-solutions-development-australia/)
The company consists of an expert team of developers who has the capability to handle a project of any complexity level.
Here is a list of services that the company offers
If you're like me and starting to have regular online meetings, you may find yourself doing far too many, in too little time. I've heard that others are spending hours every day in online...
Thanks Ms. Kathie Thomas. Will see after situation comes normalcy. Be safe.
I'm sharing this question on behalf of community member, Simone Starikov: If someone is setting up an online store for their retail store which sells women's fashion, which is simpler and easier to...
I think Mark has provide a well-written reply, but I'd like to add something else:
What do you want to achieve in the long run?
Both are quite easy to use (with Squarespace I believe a little more adaptable for beginners), but if in the future, you're planning to have a robust e-commerce platform selling hundreds of products, then Shopify my be your go-to. Compared to Squarespace, at the time of writing this post, seems to make it easier / more affordable to implement various payment options, such as multi-currency and Afterpay.
If you're looking for basic content or e-commerce (selling a handful of products), Squarespace, in my opinion, has been easier for beginning users with no experience making websites.
I'm sharing this question on behalf of community member, Fiona Tweddle: Both my casual teaching, after school private art classes (and my retail business) have recently been suspended, leaving me...
I have been using Zoom to run an online writing group, and find it a very solid platform. I do recommend getting a paid account so you can go longer than 40 minutes (also dial-in isn't always working for free accounts due to the current high demand - there was a warning about this on their site recently).
If any of your art is digital art you may be able to capture your progress through the device. For example the Procreate app (for iOS) saves every stroke you make, then allows you to export it as a time-lapse video. There's one example of it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr2Dx80TU6Q
If you don't currently do digital art, it might be a good time to consider it as a diversification, as it will be easier for students to share already-digital work.
In terms of filming (physical) art, your challenge will be capturing and sharing at a high enough resolution that people can see the fine detail of what you are doing. That is going to be difficult for A3 due to the resolution and frame size you'll need. Alternatively, you could zoom in and film small areas of detail to show the method in those areas. Then perhaps display the full size work as a series of still images.
It might be worth using Vimeo rather than YouTube to host your videos as you can password protect individual videos - this isn't currently possible on YouTube.
I would consider a mix of pre-recorded lessons and live meetings because people are in need of human contact right now. If it's difficult to share visual material over the live meeting, distribute files beforehand (your examples/their homework) then use the live meeting time to discuss people's progress and challenges.