Starting an online business can be daunting, let’s be honest right now. With such a vast array of different aspects to think about, it would be totally unrealistic to expect these tasks to be assigned to just one person.
With that in mind, wouldn’t it be great to have a list and description of the essential services needed to get your online business off to a flying start? Well folks, look no further! We have compiled a list of - what we think to be - the best tools available to you when starting an online business, including a description of them all.
Below is a list of the services that we have not only been recommended many times but services that we have also tried ourselves. We can attest to the fact that they really will go a long way in helping you in securing the online success of your business.
Google Workspace is a great aid. You’re probably aware of the different Google applications available out there to help you both personally and professionally. With things such as Google Docs / Drive being just one system that can create and store all of your documents, there’s something to be said for using the same system for all of your online business needs.
The other systems available within Google Workspace include Google Analytics, Google Sheets, Google Forms, and Google Chat. Essentially, this creates a single system for all of your business needs.
There are lots of great, new services around nowadays. Top of the list in our opinion is AnonymSMS, an online SMS service with a difference. We’ve summarized some of their amazing features below:
Being able to receive SMSs online, without the need to input anyone’s own number is quickly becoming a must in our new digital environment. Registering for numerous email accounts, getting SMS verification and one-time passwords are a mere few reasons for this. Why pay for such a service when AnonymSMS offers this for the grand total of zero? It is an absolutely essential tool when starting an online business!
This one probably needs little introduction. Should you choose not to use Google Workspace, yet still need the ability to hold virtual meetings, Zoom will be your best friend. While it has been around for years, Zoom really exploded during Covid times, with pretty much the whole world looking to online solutions in terms of meetings.
With the functionality to determine meeting length, attendees, and to run chat software at the same time, Zoom is a great option for those looking to start an online business that offers employees the chance to ‘meet’ without actually meeting.
Your Website. It’s everything. Right? Right. Whether you want to accept it or not, first impressions are everything. So you want a website that looks phenomenal, but that also doesn’t take you too long to set up, nor should it be too technical. You’ll find lots of different options out there, but probably none as reputable as WordPress. Did you know that over 40% of websites are created using WordPress? For such impressive figures, they must be doing something right. This is because:
ClickUp is capable of a pretty much back-to-front business capability tool. Whether you want to use it for project management, HR tools, or simply task management, it is quite a unique product that can go a long way in assisting you when starting an online business.
Offering many different features, all of which are adaptable to your own way of working, Clickup is designed to streamline your own business processes. With dashboard features, @ mentions, user & document management and so, so much more, using a service such as this will go a long way in assisting your business's success.
Email marketing is one of the most effective ways to reach and engage customers. With email marketing software, you can craft compelling messages, build email lists and send targeted messages to customers.
EasySendy Pro has features like drag-and-drop email templates, advanced segmentation, autoresponders, and analytics to help you get the highest ROI from your email campaigns.
So there you have it, the 5 must-haves in terms of online business tools to help you get started, and well on the road to success when it comes to your online business. If nothing else, this will give you an idea of the type of tools you should have in place in order to achieve an effective and efficient online working environment.