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The other great thing they have is M-Orders that is a downloadable application that will help you handle you after sales service. The basic version of Malís is free to use, but if you want to link up to a payment gateway and take credit cards youíll need to pay a small monthly fee.
Promoting site was much easier than I thought it would be. First I set up some Google Adwords that would appear when people entered keywords relating to products I am selling. So far this has cost me just over £30.
Then I invested £60 with Overture on their Sitematch program. Sitematch seems to be very effective. Within days I had a good listing for keywords in my website on most of top search engines. These included: MSN, AOL, ASK, Yahoo and Excite.
So where has profit come from? In first week I had 60 visitors on site mostly from Google Adwords. During this time I made 3 sales adding up to a total of nearly £200. Because Iíve kept cost of website so low any profit can go a long way when reinvested in website. For instance just profit from sales in first week are enough to pay cost of shopping cart and payment gateway services for a whole year!
So if you yearn to start your own online business, but arenít sure you have funds to start, donít despair it can be done. Do your research and look around for reliable low-cost ways to develop you web business. So once sales do start coming in youíll have more money available to reinvest and grow business faster.
David Howlett is an independent web consultant based in the UK. David helps clients get more qualified visitors and then convert them into action.http://www.davidhowlett.co.uk