I was tired of making excuses and being scared. In 2017, you no longer need to be the son of a millionaire to start a business. So I created my box with an investment of 99 euros! Here is my recipe in 3 steps.
It was last April that I made this choice. That of stopping being a “wannabe entrepreneur”. Not to dream of starting my own business anymore, but to really do it. I quit my well-paid job and the large tower of this CAC 40 company located on the Esplanade de la Défense side. I started selling jewelry with my big sister by distributing South African women’s beads on the Internet on my Ikhaya Mossy site.
My relatives were very stressed, especially my mother! For her, starting a business requires starting capital. Unfortunately for those close to me, when I have an idea in my head, I always end up implementing it. I first explained to him that starting this business made my life meaningful. During my trip to South Africa I fell in love with these artisans who create exceptional jewelry, but do not know how to promote it.
The discussion took some time. I finally convinced her by showing her that I was taking no financial risk. I also reassured her by taking free training to create my site with WordPress.
Step 1: choose a domain name and a host (cost: 58 euros)
The first thing you need is a domain name, a URL. I recommend you something simple, which holds well. Admittedly, many short domain names in .com or .fr are already registered. Of course, brands must also be available. Of course, the name should be pronounceable in several languages ideally.
But there are handy tools like leandomainsearch or hover.com that will make your life easier when searching for an available name.
Then you need a host. I chose HostGator which comes highly recommended.
In the end, I paid 58 euros for my domain name and for hosting my site for a year. And it took me 30 minutes
Step 2: build the site with WordPress (cost: 0 euros!)
Now that I have a domain name and hosting, it’s time to build the site. I recommend the WordPress platform which powers 25% of sites in the world. It’s a fantastic tool, used by huge sites like the New York Times
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