Thursday, November 17, 2011

E Commerce

Many of us find ourselves in a situation from time to time where we may need some additional income to meet a specific need (without using credit) or perhaps are looking to establish a home based career. You don't want to try any get rich quick schemes or anything of that nature, so you probably look around to see what items you might be able to sell, services you can offer, or perhaps you craft or are involved in direct sales, you just need an outlet to sell online.

I'd like to applaud anyone going to these lengths to fulfill a dream, or just willing to work hard to meet their needs. As a blogger who works from home to help meet needs within my own family, I can certainly appreciate this. I wish I was crafty enough to make things that people would want to buy, LOL. I do have several friends that have their own etsy sites, and others who are just starting out doing embroidery, knitting, sewing, crochet, woodwork, jewelry, and a few other things that are in the market for an ecommerce solution for when they have enough stock to open their online stores or websites. You may have seen some of their wares featured in my giveaways, and I hope to be able to continue to support them in the future!

I have another friend who is looking into ecommerce solutions, but for another reason. This friend has been working from home as a virtual assistant. She was invoicing and collecting her payment via a free online service, but has run into some issues. She reports her income and pays taxes on it, but the free service wants to send her a 1099 and report the money through them. I don't know the specifics, except that her accountant said it could cause her issues at tax time, so she is seeking an alternate solution through software she has purchased.

If you have an ecommerce need, I encourage you to look around, explore all options, and make sure that you  have chosen the product to best meet your needs. Sometimes purchasing the most appropriate software up front can save you money in time, trouble, and stress down the road!

I am participating in a blog campaign for Bucks2Blog for an ecommerce solution company and was compensated. However, the views and opinions are my own.


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