“Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day…Teach a man to fish and he will never go hungry”
This site is for beginners looking to create an ecommerce website for free. Ecommerce is such an expanding field that today there are very few businesses that do not have a web page and there are many that exist entirely online. There are many advantages to having an online business and I’m sure if you are reading this you are familiar with some of them. The primary advantage of having your business online is the savings made on not having to upkeep a premisis or even sometimes pay staff. Other advantages include automated sales and the ability to reach a wider market than if you just had a store front. Anyone with internet access anywhere in the world can browse your products or services. My goal through this website is twofold. First I want to pass on my own experiences building an ecommerce website and secondaly share the wealth of knowledge out there.
So where do you start. Well as someone famous once said ‘nothing is created without first a dream’. Planning is crucial to the success of your site and sitting down and deciding exactly what you want from your site will save you time, money and frustrations later on down the road. This site is designed with the beginner in mind. I try to avoid using code or scripts and therefore much of the site is focused towards the content management system Joomla.
How to Use This Site
1. Read through the pages on planning your site
2. Read and watch my set of Joomla Beginner video tutorials on getting your website up and running
3. Read and watch the tutorials on adding components.
4. Come back from time to time to read my blog posts and comment on how your site is going
I wish you all the success in creating your own site