How Much It Costs To Start A Virtual Business
In 2019, technology makes it SO easy to start a business.
In fact, there are only 3 must-have items to start your virtual biz, and then it’s heeeellloooo remote work, flexible hours, and unlimited potential!
So, what are those 3 must-have items? Let me help you out!
1. Computer: $500 one time
Of course, in order to run your own virtual business the first thing you need is a computer. The average computer costs around $500, even though you can get one for as little as $189 at Best Buy!
The good news is, you probably already own one!
The bad news? Writing this post and podcast episode made me realize how much of a Mac snob I am. ;) I was doing research like, “People BUY non-Mac computers?!” I know, I’m not proud of it.
2. Website: $150/year
When starting any business, you definitely need a website to advertise your services and allow your potential customers to learn more about your company.
I use SquareSpace to host my site, but the cheapest option I’ve found is Wix, which costs as little as $13/month and comes with a free domain too!
If you get the free version, you’ll just have something that says yourname.wix.com or yourname.weebly.com, but I’d recommend investing this small fee to enhance your professionalism if possible. (And if you can’t: just get the free website and wait to upgrade once you have a few clients.
>>I’d rather you start a business and be scrappy than not start a business at all!<<
Oh and by the way, if you’re wondering what to include on your site, here are 6 simple elements your website needs to make you money!
3. Client Management System: $350/year
The last thing you need as a virtual service provider is a client management system to keep track of your clients, contracts, appointments, to-do’s, invoices, and so much more.
I recommend using Dubsado, and if you use my code “cwk20” you’ll receive 20% off your first month or year (which means that price up there goes down to $280!).
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