How to Start an Online Business in Pakistan

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Why to start an online business?

Throughout history there has never been an easier or better time to start your own business then there is today. With the development and growth of social media everyone is connected together regardless of their income status or geography.

Whether you’re rich or poor you now have the ability to share your skills and connect with people all over the world for free. And for those looking to build an online business, it’s extremely inexpensive and very easy to get started.

In fact, many people have started their own business for less than $100 (the cost of purchasing a domain name and a hosting service). If you can connect with others you can start a business.

There are so many benefits to starting your own online business, but in order to keep things simple I will only list four of the many wonderful benefits here

  1. Starting an online business is extremely inexpensive
  2. You have more flexibility of your time
  3. You have the freedom of choosing your location
  4. Unlimited income potential

How is the market in Pakistan ?

According to various figures, Pakistan’s e-commerce sales in 2017 were $ 622 million, 0.34% of the retail market, which is doubling every year. It is expected to reach 1 billion US dollars by 2020.

The Consul General to Chengdu while delivering a keynote address at the 9th South Asia-Sichuan Business Promotion Round-Table Conference.

The Conference was held in Chengdu. Its Theme was: “Promoting the Deep Integration of South Asia-Sichuan Business: The Co-operation of Cross-Border E-Commerce, International Capacity, and Infrastructure”.

Citing ongoing e-commerce projects being pursued by major companies such as Alibaba, the Consul General encouraged Chinese companies to explore opportunities in Pakistan’s E-commerce industry and join hands with Pakistan’s start-ups in the field.

Highlighting growth opportunities in Pakistan, Mudassir Tipu also urged investors to reap dividends from opportunities being generated by China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. And the One Belt One Road Initiative.

What type of online business can be started in Pakistan?

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So, let’s start to know which online business can be started in Pakistan and how you can start it.

1 Sell Contents

An Online Content is the category group of an online materials and assets entities. This contents are used to solve visitors problem. An online contents are very vital part of the internet. Without online content an internet is nothing but connected hardware.

The post currently you are reading is also content. Many things we search for using internet like news, story, articles,videos etc all are contents. Process of creating new such things is called as Content Creation  and promoting them is known as Content Marketing.  Both are relevant but very deep separate topics. For example.

  • Blog, Website
  • Media Content
  • E Books
  • Research Paper
  • Stories, Articles, News
  • Tutorials, Wikis

Contents published on internet gets views and interaction from readers. Proper monetization with ad network, affiliate network can generate good revenue.

Learn more about how to Create and Sell Online Content.

2 Sell Products

It can be a shippable physical product such as tools, appliances, clothing’s etc or downloadable digital products. For example.

  • Physical Product
  • Software
  • Digital Products
  • Raw Material
  • Finished Goods
  • Dropshipping

You can sell such products on your own online store or at third party eCommerce solution providers such as Amazon. There are lots of resources and tutorials available on internet to learn all this things.

Learn more about how to Sell Online Products

3 Sell Services

This is chargeable services that can be provided over the internet such as coaching, web hosting, consulting etc.

  • Freelancing
  • SEO,
  • Marketing
  • Consulting
  • Online Tech Support
  • Directory Listing
  • Training / Coaching

Whether you’re a copywriter, an executive coach or a computer repair expert, sell your services online to boost revenues and grow your business. Did you know that no matter what service a customer is interested in they usually turn to the web over other advertising mediums to find it? By taking your services online, you put your business in front of thousands of Internet shoppers every day.

Learn more about how to Sell Online Services

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