Starting an Online Business

For so many years I’d wanted to start an online business.  Beyond the desire to work for myself I wanted to tap into the new era and work online.  I loved the idea that even when I was sleeping my business would be available to serve others.

I started my online journey in 2009 when I built a website with an American Site Building Company.  It was a good stepping stone into the online world, but ultimately I’m in Australia and the connection wasn’t really there.  After several years I sold my website and went back to the drawing board.

In 2011 I created a blog.  It was a personal blog and allowed me to connect to others.  But it was so much more than that, it was a wonderful tool that allowed me to expand my education into working online.  However as my children began to grow the concept of a ‘personal’ blog was less appealing and a market I chose to step away from.  I was still however searching for that niche that I could ultimately work on.

In 2016 I stumbled across a business called Business Jump.  I followed Natasha’s social media accounts for a while and continued to be inspired.  I watched other people take ‘the jump’ and watched their business’s grow.  After much consideration the desire to change what I was doing everyday got too great.

I didn’t want to keep on saying ‘I wish…….’  I wanted to grab life and make it happened.  So I touched base with Business Jump and kick started Party Remedy.

Whilst the team at Business Jump do research and create ready to go business packages, I opted to work with a team member to determine what would be a good fit for me.

I’ve always loved coordinating functions, have an eye for creativity and DIY, so the concept of a online party directory seemed like a good fit.  With the help of Business Jump, Party Remedy was launched.

Some recommendations:

My website is currently hosted by SiteGround and I’ve found them to be a fabulous hosting platform.  Professional and efficient, with minimal lag and down time.  I have tried other hosts in the past and will remain with SiteGround in the future due to their reliability.

If blogging is your thing I’d recommend checking out Blog with Pip, her course is fabulous and a great kick start for setting yourself up and determining what direction you want to take.  And for loads of blogging technical tips you can’t go past Pro Blogger!

And finally, if you’re looking for some direction and / business guidance I recommend Angela Henderson Consulting.  I haven’t had one on one sessions with her myself, but her blog and Facebook page is a constant source of information and direction for me as I navigate the small business world.

If you’re thinking of starting a business or already well on your way, I wish you all the best.