thinking of starting an online business

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by cdcarter87, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. cdcarter87

    cdcarter87 New Member

    i make hemp jewlery for fun and since recently unemployed i was wondering if there was any ways i can find out how well the market is for hemp jewlery online i also have some other ideas ( i know it wont make me rich) i have tons of spare time and i would like to put it to good use for me and my family
     
  2. getagrip

    getagrip Gold Member

    I would check out eBay - do a search to see if anyone is selling hemp jewelry, and if so, how much is it selling for and how many bids there are, which will give you an idea of how much demand and competition there is. You can also just do an expirament and sell a few of your hemp jewelry items and see if anyone buys them.
     
  3. happywife

    happywife Gold Member

    Hi Cynthia,

    I think building an online business around hemp jewelry could be a very good idea. I personally wouldn't bother going with the ebay route.

    Instead, I'd build a website all about hemp jewelry. You can build content on how to, history of, different types, styles, etc., and offer your own creations for sale directly from your site.

    This way you will get people who are specifically searching for info. about hemp jewelry and all its many aspects.

    It isn't too hard to do this if you are willing to put in the time and effort. There are site building programs like SBI that will take you through the entire process step by step.

    I did a quick search for you using the Google Adwords keyword tool and it looks like the demand is pretty decent to carve out a business for yourself in that niche if it is of genuine interest to you.

    If one of your other ideas is more of a "true love" for you, go with that concept instead. It's a lot easier to build an online business about a subject you are really crazy about than one that bores you (I speak from experience). [​IMG]

    Having time on your hands is one of the most important prerequisites for building an online business. A small financial investment and a lot of time paired with self motivation and effort will almost guarantee you success if you follow the right blueprint.

    Blessings,
    Angie
     
  4. garygoh

    garygoh New Member

    happywife: Instead, I'd build a website all about hemp jewelry. You can build content on how to, history of, different types, styles, etc., and offer your own creations for sale directly from your site.
    This is a pretty good idea. As you can a content rich site around the topic that you have knowledge and have interest in.

    But I think before taking action to build it, what is more important is to conduct a thorough keywords research that people are actually conducting searches on hemp jewlery.
     
  5. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    garygoh: what is more important is to conduct a thorough keywords research that people are actually conducting searches on hemp jewlery
    ...and to do that you can use googles free keyword search tool which will tell you what phrases people are using when they are lookign for hemp jewelry... use the link below and have fun.[​IMG]

    https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal
     
  6. Esteban

    Esteban New Member

    Hi, I agree with Happywife that for something as 'nichey' as this, SBI will probably be a very good bet to maximise your traffic and income.
     
  7. DwayneZ

    DwayneZ New Member

    cdcarter87: i make hemp jewlery for fun and since recently unemployed i was wondering if there was any ways i can find out how well the market is for hemp jewlery online i also have some other ideas ( i know it wont make me rich) i have tons of spare time and i would like to put it to good use for me and my family
    This is a great idea. You should make a research targetting local keywords. You can use Google keyword tool for this. After making your free site (squidoo, blogspot, hubpages, scribd) from the keywords, you can add backlinks to make it appear on the results.
     
  8. timbonderud

    timbonderud New Member

    cdcarter87

    You can simply use the free google keyword tool, and type in your keywords for your product, this will let you know what is being searched for online, this will allow you to find a nice niche for your product.
     
  9. vinnymatrix

    vinnymatrix Guest

    Cynthia,

    I would do a google search for hemp jewlery and see how many results there is. Than I would google again like this.. --> "hemp jewlery"
     
  10. talfighel

    talfighel Silver Member

    Cynthia,

    Before you do anything, I totally recommend that you read the book "Multiple Streams Of Internet Income" By Robert G. Allen. This book is going to open so many doors for you.

    Yes, it was written a few years ago but with today's internet world, you would still benefit from it.

    Tal
     

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