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Starting an online store?

Question
How can I start an online store? 
Answer
Because of modern technology, especially the Internet, an online store can be started with a relatively small budget. You'll need a computer, Internet connection (preferably highspeed), and of course, something to sell.

Why go it alone? Thousands of people have maximized their market reach while minimizing their expense by associating with online marketplaces like eBay and Yahoo, for example, or using online transaction services like PayPal.

Competition is hot in online sales. Becoming successful won't be a slam dunk. As in any business, learn how to list your wares to their best advantage and how to market them effectively. For additional help, read up and visit online marketplaces; their FAQ sections often have great tips on starting your own online storefront. 
Brain Trust contributor: Author of J.K. Lasser's Small Business Taxes 2007
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