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Discussion in 'Small Business' started by Ezzo, 21st Jan, 2016.

  1. Ezzo

    Ezzo Active Member

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    Hi,
    I was looking for recommendations on beginner's books and other resources regarding starting an online business. From inspiration, beginner "how to" books etc.

    I am looking at increasing my cash flow and serviceability and trying to weigh up options.
    Thanks
     
  2. jafeica

    jafeica Well-Known Member

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    Some good blogs to get you started. I couldn't be bothered to type them all out, so here's a screenshot. Google the titles and you'll find them...


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  3. JessicaP

    JessicaP Well-Known Member

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    Have you got any idea of *what* online business? I find that whole world fascinating and a wee bit terrifying but so many people seem to make it work.
     
  4. Travelbug

    Travelbug Well-Known Member

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    Do you mean independently or via Ebay?
     
  5. Ace in the Hole

    Ace in the Hole Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Having a desired product/service helps a lot too!
    Don't forget that bit.
     
  6. Ezzo

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    Thanks Jefeica, will check them out.

    I have no idea JessicaP. My mind has considered it over the past few years, but always put it in the too hard basket, as I was so focussed on property and didn't want to spread myself too thin. Jack of all trades, master of none concept. But with my property journey temporarily stalling, I both have time and energy to put into this, and my mind keeps returning to the idea generally. So I'm thinking it is time to investigate it properly. I am in awe of those who do it successfully, and am getting to a point where I don't want to sit on the sidelines anymore.

    I have some of my "why" that I use for property investing that will translate to business, but I have a lot of the basics to work on before I am at a place where it will happen.
     
  7. Ezzo

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    No idea yet. Not sure if I should have product/idea first or platform. I guess how I sell depends on the product and its market.
     
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  8. Vultures

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    I have recently read Rework and The Millionaire Fastlane. Highly recommend reading both before you decide on anything. The Millionaire Fastlane starts off a bit so-so but gets very good, well worth reading.

    Good luck!
     
  9. Gingerbeer

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    The $100 Dollar Startup and Secrets of Online Entrepreneurs are both worth a read as starting points.
     
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  10. Ezzo

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    Thanks. Both were on audible too. Score! Am halfway through rework already. Seems to be more geared to those that already have the idea and giving them that push, but I still find these books useful for your global view.
    And thanks, will definitely check those out too Gingerbeer. Low cost start-ups are a bonus
     
  11. Vultures

    Vultures Well-Known Member

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    +1
    I've just started Secrets of Online Entrepreneurs and despite the title (anything with "secret" in it usually puts me off), it's looking good so far.
     
  12. Ezzo

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    I'll agree, it is shaping up to be an interesting read. I was a bit surprised to only see one review on Amazon, but it is Australian based.

    I may see if I can find an almost step by step guide soon. They mentioned 5 minute business in the book which sounds promising? For where to find things and get up and running.