Recently, a client of mine bought a product that she didn’t need. She didn’t need it because she already had a similar product, one that did the same thing. But she didn’t understand that and I realized that she wasn’t clear on the building blocks of her online business — what each piece was for. In her case, she bought a page builder when she already had one.
What are the major Building Blocks of an online business?
An online business has what I call Building Blocks. The major ones are:
- Your website, with an optional “page builder”
- Your email service provider
- Your shopping cart with a merchant account and gateway to process credit card payments
- Your social media accounts — I won’t cover these in this post
Secondary tools might be a webinar service, a pop-up form creator, an appointment calendar, and any number of other possibilities.
Just like toy building blocks, you fit the pieces together to make a strong infrastructure for your online business. For example, you…