How to open an online store for your grandmother?
Remember how a couple of years ago, the ability to make money on the Internet seemed to be the highest skill? Then the children patiently explained to their parents how to turn off the computer correctly, and many were attracted by the advertisement of PC courses.
Not much water has flowed since then, and the Internet has managed to become something mundane for us: Odnoklassniki, Skype calls, tablet computers … All this has changed our view of the complex, making it so simple. When my parents picked up a tablet computer and saw on the screen their granddaughters waving pens from another part of the country, I realized that age is not an obstacle to the Internet.
And even internet business. The time has come for simple entrepreneurship, “sales at your fingertips.” The time when you need only one tool to organize paid consultations or online sales. I want to talk about this. But first I’ll ask you to convey this to your elderly (and not so) parents, to show all your friends and acquaintances whose homeliness has become not as pleasant as it was in youth. Anyone who would like to earn money at home. Today, you don’t need to be a computer genius.
We, the generation that grew up and created it all, we simply must teach them this. As they taught us in childhood … The most important thing is to choose the tool My friend’s mom is an English teacher. Being strict, but understanding, she taught children English so that they were interested: she talked about why they would need a language in life, about her trips to England, she was fascinated by reading children’s books. In retirement, she began to miss children, lessons and reading foreign books.
Parents brought their children to her every year on Teacher’s Day and once gave her a tablet. My friend suggested mom teach English over the Internet, and we installed SiteHeart. The SiteHeart.com service has become our main assistant for communicating with visitors and accepting payment for services. Free and convenient. Installed on the site, entered the data of the bank card and – started. SiteHeart is a small button on the site, by clicking on which the visitor can immediately begin to communicate with you: ask a question about the product, get advice or pay for the purchase.
With SiteHeart, customers can pay using any credit card, wherever they are. It is very convenient! You can watch who is online now, personally contact visitors, create convenient forms for quick filling (for example, delivery address). You can work with the service without even using a computer. Now, when one of the students comes home to study English, he goes to her website and presses the notorious button.
Her tablet rings and she starts the lesson. Communicating on Skype, reading books on websites together, they spend about an hour with the student: she is on the sofa in the living room, and he is at her desk. And even they can see each other, as before. Only in a corner she will not put it. At the end of the lesson, the teacher looks at the time and writes the amount in rubles to SiteHeart – the boy’s parents pay the bill. Invoices to customers are billed in a second, money arrives in 1-3 days. When we saw how simple it was, we were delighted! So, what we need: any computer or tablet, the Internet and SiteHeart.
Given that the service itself is free, you only have to spend money on a computer. If you have an old computer at home that you no longer use, take it. For a tablet, you will need to install Wi-Fi in the apartment – it’s inexpensive. The tablet itself can be completely ordinary. Android version is desired 2.3 or higher. Now let’s deal with the site. No need to do anything complicated: a page with a description of services / goods will be enough.
Simple Internet resources are conveniently created using WordPress – this is such a site builder. Also free. To start playing with him, we will choose a hoster – a company that will make our site accessible to all Internet users. You can use the services of Beget – this is the best choice for beginners. In addition, cheap: 90 rubles a month, the first month – for free.
Go to the tariff page and select “Blog”, then click “Next”. After entering your data, register an account and remember the username / password that will come to you by e-mail. Once in your personal account, select the “Domains” panel in the menu. Create a name for the site. It should be written in English: for example, “englishlessons” (or, if you want to sell knitted socks, for example, “nosochki”).
Enter it in the “Domain Name” field by selecting “bget.ru” on the right. Click “Next”, fill out the form, complete the registration process. Now in the menu we find “CMS” and install on our new WordPress site. After these manipulations, we can only write on the site about our services and install SiteHeart on it. Please note that Beget and SiteHeart are always ready to answer your questions. If something is not clear, you can always ask for help. Summary Let us once again see what we need: 1) hosting; 2) SiteHeart; 3) 45 minutes.