Frequently

Asked Questions

CLICK START STATISTICS

INCOME & COSTS

How much income do the websites currently make?

The websites have not been marketed (advertised) or promoted as yet so they do not currently generate any revenue.


If we were to keep the stores & outlay marketing costs so they are all making an income, and then sell them, the package pricing we currently charge would be at least 3 to 8 times the existing pricing.


Will the business cost me any money to run?

All businesses cost money to get started and maintain. Here is an estimate:

Website Hosting: depending on the platform – cost is from $270 per year

Free Call Number (optional): up to $120 per year

Address / P O Box (optional): $80+ a year

Marketing & Advertising: you set your budget for this but we recommend spending ideally $500 per week.

Your online business will only be as successful as the number of visitors or traffic you can send to your website. It’s like opening a store in the middle of the desert, if you don’t drive traffic to it, nobody will find you. Marketing money is not dead money as you should be getting a return on your investment.

Note: there may be other miscellaneous costs involved (as with any business) depending on the business model and if you hold stock etc. 


What would be an expected income from these businesses?

The potential income from any business hinges on numerous factors, including the type of products, profit margins, marketing strategies, and the amount of time and financial resources invested.

Many of our clients report monthly sales ranging from $2,000 to $20,000+ p/m once they start advertising. Think of your business as a seedling; nurturing it with consistent time and resources will influence its growth and income potential.

Profit margins can fluctuate, but typically fall between 30% and 50%, depending largely on the suppliers. 

Sales & profits increase with time once you start advertising, its very normal for us to see a client spending the same amount of $$ per month on ads but their sales increase consistently. 

It’s important to emphasise: while we offer guidance, we cannot ensure the success of any individual or business. Until your business can sustain your financial needs, it’s prudent to have a steady job or alternative income source. Launching a business always comes with inherent risks, so it’s wise not to solely depend on it or your savings initially.

 


How does Click Start Digital make money?

Click Start Digital DO NOT have ANY financial tie-ins to your new business whatsoever.  We do not make money off any advertising you do, nor do we make any money or get any kick backs off the suppliers you choose.

Our business model is structured to make money off each of our packages. This is the only source of income we receive from our clients.

You pay us the upfront cost for the package and thats it.


What are the financial benefits with having an online business?

Online sales are expected to double over the next 3 years. That means more people are purchasing products online (thanks to COVID) than ever before!

You can get a piece of this by having an online retail business. The financial benefits are you have no glass ceiling on your income and you’re not trading time for money, PLUS you can build a business that’s sell-able.

Some other financial benefits of online businesses include:

1. Lower overhead costs vs bricks and mortar store
2. Global reach (sell anywhere in the World)
3. Reduced marketing expenses
4. Scalability (sell to anyone anywhere)
5. Flexibility in working hours and location
6. Diverse revenue streams

 

We offer payment plans on all of our packages to help you pay them off over 2 – 5 months depending on the package cost.

Please note: if any of the payments are forfeited your services and package with Click Start Digital will be cancelled within 7 days of the forfeited payment & the website will be revoked and resold.

We charge a small interest fee of 12% for the payment plans.  Your payments will be deducted automatically from your credit card each month on the same day as the first payment.

Your choice of package should be based on your budget and how much assistance you think you’ll need. The higher the investment, the more services you will receive.  As an example our two top packages give you ad set up and management, social media posting and more 1-1 business coaching.

PRODUCTS & SUPPLIERS

How many drop shippers & suppliers do you have?

With all of our packages we will source the suppliers for you- generally the suppliers we recommend right now are all Australian based.  Otherwise you will have access to our database of over 20,000 suppliers WorldWide.

There are literally hundreds of thousands of suppliers. We like to personalise our service, and because every client is different and wants to sell unique products to them, we provide one-on-one assistance with finding appropriate suppliers for your business. We have an extensive database of suppliers that we also give our clients access to.

We don’t have any special arrangements in place with any particular supplier/s, as there are just too many of them to be able to do this. 
We source some of the best suppliers via trade fairs, referrals & wholesale membership groups.

With suppliers we will do our best to source what you are looking for, but if you are very particular about the type of products you want to sell and you want drop ship those products as an example, we cannot pull a rabbit out of a hat.  If a supplier doesn’t exist we cannot produce it so you need to be flexible.


Can I use my own suppliers or can I only use yours?

Yes you can.

There are literally hundreds of thousands of suppliers so if you want to source your own, you can do this. There is no limit to the number of suppliers or products you choose to have. 

We do not have any special alliances or relationships with any suppliers as it is up to the business owner to establish this, we simply give you a list of appropriate suppliers based on your requests.


How does drop shipping & other suppliers work?

There are 3 options with selling products. These options are:

Drop Shipping arrangement:

Some suppliers offer drop-shipping services, which saves you holding stock and mailing products out to your customers.

We have access to several drop-shipping companies locally & World Wide. The margins are usually anywhere from 30% up to 100%.  

Supplier / Wholesale arrangement:

This is the best option in our opinion as your profit margins are usually anywhere from 40% to 200% depending on the products you are selling. This option allows you to sell brand name items at a higher margin. This will take more time as you will have to deal with suppliers and customers.

You usually don’t need to hold stock as you can order in on a needs basis, some suppliers have minimum orders so you will need to keep this in mind. Compiling orders and then placing the order once a week is usually recommended to avoid holding stock.  

Wholesale arrangement, no minimum order:

This is a great option if you don’t want to hold stock or use a drop ship supplier, some suppliers offer low or no minimum orders.  So you could still get great margins without holding stock. 

 

drop ship products
We find suppliers through various channels like Trade Shows, Global Expos, Online search, and Wholesale Directories, among others. While we can search some suppliers on Google, many of them aren’t easily found there.
 

This all depends on what you are selling.  The amount of stock you hold will come down to the cost and how big it is.  e.g. if you were going to resell jewellery from a China manufacturer you can buy a piece of jewellery for $10 and then resell it for $30+.  You could sell 30-50 different varieties and hold 5 pieces of each, so in this example you would budget 5 x 50 x $10 = $2500.  

If you sell organic skin care and want to use a fulfilment centre, buy in bulk from a wholesaler and let the fulfilment centre pick and pack the orders, you might be looking at around $500 – $2000 a month for the fulfilment centre.  Then you need to buy the skin care, if you sell 50 different varieties of products, and you hold 10 of each thats 500 products.  You might buy an average product at $25 wholesale (retail it for $60) so your cost might be $12,500 in stock.

Competition can be a positive sign because it indicates a viable market. These days, there’s competition in almost every niche, which you can leverage to your benefit. Take, for example, large retailers like The Iconic and Bing Lee; they face substantial competition in heavily saturated markets yet they thrive as multimillion-dollar businesses. With 25 million people in Australia, there is plenty of opportunity for everyone in the market.

WHAT IS NEEDED OF ME?

You need to allocate approx. 5 to 20 hours per week, depending on the amount of orders you receive. 

NOTE: Although we create & design your website, source suppliers, load products, and even run your ads and social media postings in some packages, there is still some work required on your end. We recommend allocating a few hours a day to get everything up and running initially. 

You do not need experience running a business to work with us as we provide the complete frame work for you to follow (so you don’t make expensive mistakes trying to work it out alone!).

However being comfortable using a computer is crucial. 

If you’re familiar with tasks like sending emails, editing Word documents, working with Microsoft Excel, and making online purchases, you’ll manage just fine.

For those less comfortable with technology, Shopify might be a better choice over WordPress.

No. The beauty about having an online business is you can run it from ANYWHERE at ANYTIME. You can set your hours based on your desired lifestyle, and your business is transportable so if you want to go overseas and work under a palm tree in the Bahamas, you can! All you need is a computer & an Internet connection to run one of these businesses.

Once you’ve secured your suppliers and loaded your products, you can start marketing your site right away after completing the 5 steps in our Training Hub.

Depending on your product upload timeframe and how quickly you complete the Training Hub steps, this process can take anywhere from 3 to 12 weeks.

While we offer a comprehensive “done for you” service, there is still work required on your end to launch your business successfully. We take care of website design, supplier sourcing, product loading, and even run ads and social media postings in some packages, but some work is required on your end as well.

 

GENERAL QUESTIONS

We’ve successfully sold over 1200 ready-to-go website businesses since 2012. You can check out video testimonials from our clients on our reviews page.

Please be respectful of our clients’ privacy. Some have kindly provided testimonials on our website to help others, so we discourage personal calls to them. If you’re skeptical, we recommend watching all our video testimonials. We’ve been in business for over a decade, so as you do your research, focus on a business’s longevity, genuine reviews (on verified websites like Trust Pilot/Product Review), online presence, business registration, and transparency on their website on who their team are & their background. These are essential factors to consider.

With ALL of our packages you have access to our online training hub for 12 months.  Outside of that, your package will have an expiration time, e.g. Diamond is 9 months, which means you need to utilise all of the services included in the package within that time frame.

Our success rate is around 95%*

*Our success rate is based on you making revenue from your store, this % doesn’t include clients who decide to throw the towel in due to personal reasons.  

Our success rate is also based on the top packages where we are running the ads for you.

We are Australia’s leading ecom agency and we are highly successful because we have a proven method for creating successful online stores. Our process usually works right away but if it doesn’t we adjust the products & ads and keep testing until it succeeds. The key is to stick with the testing process, and you’ll achieve success.   NOTE: If you expect instant success from $0 to $20,000 a month in the first few weeks, we might not be the right fit. 

Yes, we regularly up date our videos and add in things to the Training Hub as they evolve and change.  The issue is sometimes platforms like Google or Klaviyo change their interface and we haven’t been made aware of it, but as soon as we are we update the videos accordingly.
 
In this ever-changing landscape, with advancements like AI, we stay proactive in keeping our Hub up to date to remain ahead.
 
See feedback (can be read on Trust Pilot) from one of our clients Vanessa McBride…
 
One of the standout features of Click Start’s service offering is their exceptional training material. The content is not only relevant and upbeat but also designed to be easily digestible, making the learning process both enjoyable and effective. I’ve found myself returning to their video tutorials countless times, each viewing bringing new insights and understanding. These resources have played a crucial role in demystifying the complexities of managing an online platform, making my accomplishment of mastering the website’s backend operations a source of personal pride. The credit for this goes to Sam and her team, whose expertise and dedication are evident in every piece of content they produce.

To choose a niche or business for sale, consider your personal interests. If you’re unsure, or our current stores for sale don’t resonate with you, think about where you spend most of your money each month.

For example, if you often buy baby clothes or health products, explore those niches further. Pay attention to trending products and identify areas within the niche where you see potential improvement.

Some of the best business ideas stem from personal frustrations. 

Yes our websites are all built on a popular & easy to use platform (Word Press) with a built in shopping cart plugin (Woo Commerce). OR if you prefer Shopify we can build your website on their platform.  To understand the differences between the two platforms, click here.

  1. Our websites are all set up so you can start selling ASAP (no waiting for your site to be built).
  2. We help you source suppliers & teach you how to deal with them.
  3. We provide website & business training to help you start making money as soon as possible. We actually care about the success of your business!
  4. We teach you how to market & advertise your store.  In some packages we actually set up and run your ads. 
  5. We don’t keep a commission on any of your sales.
  6. We can build you a custom site with your own ideas.
  7. You will have a dedicated Business Coach to see you through the initial start phase for your inclusion package period.
  8. We give you real suppliers locally (not just Chinese products off aliexpress.com)
  9. We have been in business for over a decade.  Be wary of a new business only been around for a couple of years.  During the last 12 years we have seen PLENTY of ecommerce providers pop up and then go bust a year later. 

We provide personalised one-on-one coaching as well as group coaching in our packages. Our individual coaching sessions are conducted via Zoom at a time convenient for you.

For group coaching, we hold multiple sessions each week with a maximum of 5 clients per session. This ensures that everyone has ample opportunity to speak and receive personalised attention. Unlike larger group sessions where individuals may have to wait for their turn for hours, our smaller groups guarantee focused support for each participant.

Read what one of our clients Vanessa McBride has quoted about our group training calls… (you can read this review on Trust Pilot)

The group training sessions offered by Click Start are another highlight. These gatherings are not only informative but also serve as a reminder that you’re not alone in this endeavour. The camaraderie and shared experiences with fellow entrepreneurs have been incredibly encouraging, providing both support and motivation during the challenging moments of building a business from scratch.

 

Don’t like the domain name?  No worries, we can change the business /domain name at no extra charge!

Our core business is to help others create a profitable home based business that is scalable and eventually saleable. We love creating online businesses for our clients, our dream is to help as many people as we can break out of the 9 to 5 and create a lifestyle they want. 
For us to run the businesses, we would not be able to sell them as cheap as we do, and we would then turn into a business broker, which is not our focus.

If we decided to focus on this business model and sell the businesses making an income, the costs for our stores would be 3 to 8 times the existing package prices.

Due to client confidentiality, we cannot share our clients’ personal contact information. We had some instances in the past where clients received unwanted inquiries about their financials, so we had to stop that practice.

However, we have numerous real video testimonials from our clients on our website, and you can also find real reviews on reputable platforms like Trust Pilot or Product Review.

Be cautious, though, as there are unmonitored websites where competitors and others can post anything they like. Always exercise common sense when researching any company.

The benefits of an online business are you don’t need to pay expensive shop rent, staffing, insurance and stock! AND you can run the business from anywhere in your own time.

You can even go on holidays and run your business from overseas if you need too. We have clients who live in overseas Countries and run their business from home.

The cost. If you buy an established business expect to pay 2 to 3 times the amount of revenue the business is making e.g. if the business makes $50,000 per year revenue, expect to pay $100,000 to buy the business.

There are no guarantees that you will be able to reproduce the income the business has made either, plus you don’t get business training.

We do not duplicate niche stores.  And yes you own the store outright, we do not take fees.

Our idea is to harness entrepreneurial people and put them in the best position possible to be able run their own business; not create in-house competition.

We will occasionally reproduce stores within the same sector i.e. organic products / baby products / furniture

Once you choose your inclusion package – we transfer the business into your name and the business becomes yours 100%.

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