At one point or another, quite a few of you have probably entertained the idea of starting your own online bidding website. Nevertheless, such thoughts can be daunting, and just imagining eBay as one of your competitors is enough to crush your dream. Don’t be intimidated. You can’t compete with eBay, so don’t. However, this doesn’t mean you have to put this idea aside because you can succeed, the way so many others have. Here’s how.
There is nothing wrong with having big dreams. Nevertheless, being overzealous in starting your online bidding website won’t do you much good. So start small and build your business as you go along. Don’t expect to do and accomplish everything in one sitting. You can’t, and you won’t. You can’t do these things overnight, you need to give the website some time for it to pick up and grow its own customer base.
Don’t go with something because it sounds good or popular. Rather, pick something you’re really interested in or passionate about. By coming up with a well-chosen niche, you can begin a small bidding site that caters only to that one particular niche. Don’t expand into other areas until you have achieved success in that. Why is that? Gaining traffic from search engines is a cutthroat competition in itself. There are millions of other sites competing for viewers’ attention. Therefore, what you want to do is narrow it down and be as focused as possible in your chosen niche. Eventually, you will be able to expand once your site has become profitable.
Hence, the first thing that you have to do is register a domain, after which you can select a web host. Bear in mind that you will need a lot of web space when creating your auction site. Next, you will have to come up with a great script for the auction. Search websites where you can get ideas on how to do this free. This is very important because this will help create a good foundation for your website and its operation system as well.
If this is your first time to do this, it’s better if you hire a professional like a computer programmer to make sure it runs properly once you have set up your auction script. This way, you can talk about documentation and the practical details on how best to set it up.
Everything starts with your search engines. Majority of the search engine traffic is free, so this is your first option to drive traffic to your site without burning a hole in your pocket. You need this to bring people who are looking for that specific niche you are offering to your site.
Once you have achieved success in this area, you can start expanding to other categories. Still, do this slowly, one small specific niche at a time. This will make it so much easier for you to gain traffic once you begin.
So for instance, you’re into planning weddings, go to other websites where you can conduct your promotions. Contact webmasters and see if you can arrange for link swaps to gain more traffic. The key is to have as little competition as possible to build a solid following that will pursue your sites and other offerings no matter where you go.
Yes, starting your own online bidding website may seem like a daunting task, but you need to start somewhere. Great journeys begin with the first step. You will never know what you are capable of doing unless you try it.
Majority of the search engine traffic is free, so this is your first option to drive traffic to your site without burning a hole in your pocket.