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 during their first year of 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
We have sold over 900 ready to go website businesses since 2012, feel free to visit our reviews page to view video testimonials from clients.
Please note: some of these store owners have been kind enough to do testimonials on our website to save people contacting Click Start Digital clients, so please respect their privacy and refrain from calling them and asking them personal questions about their business.
Yes our websites are built on the top 2 eCommerce platforms out there globally – either WordPress with a built in shopping cart plugin (Woo Commerce) or on Shopify. To understand the differences between the two platforms, click here.
- Our websites are all set up so you can start selling ASAP (no waiting for your site to be built).
- We help you source suppliers & teach you how to deal with them.
- We provide website & business training to help you start making money as soon as possible. We actually care about the success of your business!
- We teach you how to market & advertise your store.
- We don’t keep a commission on any of your sales.
- We can build you a custom site with your own ideas.
- You will have a dedicated Business Coach to see you through the initial start phase for your inclusion package period.
- We give you real suppliers locally (not just Chinese products off aliexpress.com)
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.
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.
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 / clothing
Once you choose your inclusion package – we transfer the business into your name and the business becomes yours 100%.
READY TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP?
Book in for a free 30 minute strategy call with us so we can discuss with you the best package to suit your needs and help you decide on which site to purchase!