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Things You Need to Do to Start an Online Business

Vikram Brahma is a Digitalpreneur, Author, Blogger, Writer, & YouTuber. He loves to write content & spend time working from home.


In today’s time, due to lockdown and coronavirus, both organizations and business owners are moving their business online. In recent times, I have even seen online courses on MBA, magic tricks to agriculture.

Yes, there are courses where people are teaching others how to start profitable farming from home. These people are urging their target audience to start hydroponic farming from home. So, in this article, we are going to see how we can actually start our own online business and what steps are actually needed to succeed in this. So, let’s start it and try to understand the online business from layman terms.

Skill Sets And Passion

Online business is purely a skill-based business. You cannot sustain in this industry if you don’t possess any kind of skill. But if you are thinking I don’t know any concept of digital marketing then I have good news for you. Just like any other art, skills of digital marketing are learnable skills.

If you want to learn any topic of digital marketing then devote sixty days on that topic and you will have a fair knowledge about that skill. You just need to learn and implement. Yes, this way you can master these skills.

Now let me tell you how you can build your business by using skills. For example, if you possess any kind of skill, whether be it dancing, maths, cooking, gardening or motivation etc. Then you can simply create your online course and sale to a large number of audience anywhere in the world. If you want to showcase your skills and want to become a successful online then first you must possess some skills.

Later you have to learn about creating videos and editing or simply learn how to record your screen by using OBS software. Plus, you can hire someone to do all your things and then you need to market your course.

Mobile and Laptop

Mobile and Laptop

Smartphone And Laptop

Yes, smartphone and laptop are the second ingredients which you need to start your online business. Let’s understand this by one example. Suppose you want to become a freelancer then the first step would be to learn any high demanding skills of digital marketing.

For this, you need to join some online course and group. Dedicate time and energy to learn that skill. Observe and then become an active member of the group. I will give online course and group 40% marks for your success rest 60% to your dedication and hard work. Then start marketing your skills in social media and service providing websites like Fiverr or Upwork etc.

Remember those freelancers who are earning well started from zero. Even I work with three clients and I have also started from zero. I am not charging a heavy price to my clients but yes I am working for them so I can master some skills of digital marketing. And to run my online business I am using a laptop and smartphone internet connections and I am happily working from my office which I have built inside my home.

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Right Mindset

Right Mindset

Right Mindset

Another best tool which you will need to succeed is your right mindset. There will be times when you will definitely feel frustrated. When I started my journey as a digital entrepreneur I had zero knowledge and clients. I just wanted to start blogging but I use to promote my work in social media. Suddenly one day a lady approached me on Facebook and my journey as a freelancer started.

Then within a few months, three more clients approached me and now I work on their projects. I designed their websites and now I design their eBook covers and support them in their other online work. Apart from these, I remain busy writing articles and creating YouTube videos. So, over time I realised that you need to have the right mindset. When I am in the right mindset I can even write up to six articles and even work on my client’s project.

Consistency Matters

So, you have learned the required skills, you have passion, you have clients and the right mindset. Now you are good to start and follow your daily routine. Remember you have to be consistence in your efforts and show maturity in your dealings. If you can remain persistence in your work then you can work for many years in this industry.

Now, you should invest more money and time to learn new things because in the case of digital marketing something new techniques keep on coming. Later if you will have lots of clients then you can hire someone, even you can register and start your company from home.

You can even hire someone online to work on some of your projects and pay them as freelancers. The best part about the digital business is that 99.9% of your work will be done online and it includes meeting. I have done more than 15 meetings with my different clients on Zoom.


There is nothing harm if you want to take your skills and passion or business online. In fact, digital marketing is booming and will grow more than traditional marketing. There are many advantages of digital marketing which other marketing lacks. So, go online and let your audience know about your business.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Vikram Brahma

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