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Possible Challenges While Setting up Online Business for the First Time

Updated on April 23, 2019
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Prachi has been working as a freelance writer since 2012. When not writing, she helps people with web designing and development.

Giving a successful start to your business through online marketing is quite challenging. Building up a list of trusted followers, improving your online presence and even looking for a place to give a start to your “voice” need lots of hard work, money and time. Finding out that ultimate key formula that will work for your business involves a considerable amount of testing and trying various things out.

On the other hand, building up a business off-line asks for additional challenges that can delay the possibility of early success, which is definitely not the choice of an online marketer.

Having a business conducted both offline as well as online is highly desirable, but to smoothen that transition, energy, and cost-effective measures is a huge challenge.

So, here we are going to discuss the simple and cost-effective methods that you can implement to start building your online customers for your offline business.

First of all, we need to take a look at all the possible challenges that can come while beginning with online marketing.

Possible Challenges

If your business is strictly online then building this audience is a natural part of your marketing strategy. Chances are you’re already familiar with things like A/ B testing and social media, sales-oriented web copy, and maybe even content creation and marketing. You are probably also used to spending a significant amount of time online.

If you already into an online business, then increasing the number of dedicated followers is an obvious part of your online marketing technique. Most probably, you may also be familiar with the terms like social media marketing, A/B testing, web copy for sales purposes and content marketing. Since your whole work is solely based on the Internet, you must be aware of several strategies, but not every business falls into this category.

While we are talking about specifically about offline business. Different people can have different meanings for the same, such as:

  • Your office is at a physical location, it can be either a home office or a setup in a corporate workspace, where you indulge with customers, deliver your services and produce the products.
  • You might be advertising online with most of the communication done on phone, online chat, web conference or face-to-face basis.
  • You are not really into exclusively advertising your products online.

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Such businesses may cherish online presence, but this might not be their topmost priority. If your business is perfectly described here, then the chances are very high that you would be dealing with these challenges:

Time constraint

Scheduling your 10 hours a week to focus on online sales and marketing sound really affordable on papers. But when you have to give your more than 40 hours to the growth and maintenance of your business on a weekly basis, then those planned 10 hours look more than 100 hours.

Learning constraint

If it is your first time that you are exploring social sites such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and have never heard of split testing before and don’t even have a glimpse of idea on how to build a customized landing page, then before proceeding with the online promotion, you’ll need to learn these techniques.

Translation constraint

By this point, I am not going to discuss the language translation, rather the word “translation” means here to communicate your offline business to the online customers in a manner that will attract them to become a part of your company. This includes content as well as online customer experience. Most of the businesses fail at this point. There are so many business websites running on the Internet but are not at all fruitful even after putting a considerable amount of effort. It is pretty obvious that they are missing the importance of quality content and the appropriate knowledge of what to deliver to the online audience.

Since, people highly rely on the online presence of a company to know about its overall reputation, taking your business to the online world is nothing but extremely essential for better revenue generation and reaching a higher amount of potential buyers.

If your business is facing one or all of these constraints, then here are some quick tricks to accelerate the online market for your business without risking a considerable amount of time and money.

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