I have said previously that one of the most important principles in personal finance is to mind your own business. This means that you consciously and purposefully make smart financial decisions, such as having an emergency fund, paying off consumer debt, investing for retirement, investing for your children’s education, and paying off your home(s), etc. All of these are vital to your financial success; however, one of the quickest ways to achieve financial independence is to be successful in business. Note that business owners are on average 5 times more likely to become millionaires than your typical worker because they tend to be more conservative in their spending, diligent investors, and sometimes have higher incomes.
The internet offers several opportunities to start a business from your home, and two of the most common methods of deriving income from such businesses are via advertising (i.e. for content sites) and products from online stores. If you have or are thinking of starting an online store, perhaps you understand the difficult of finding quality and affordable shopping cart software. Often many “Shop in a box” providers will make you pay for updates. Alternatively, making your own shopping cart software is very time-consuming, and hosting costs can eat up any potential money saved by not using a professional service. My personal belief is to “let experts do what experts do:” in other words, unless you do this for a living or plan to, setting up your own shopping carts may not be worth all of the effort.
Accordingly, Ashop Commerce is worth checking out because they offer professional shopping cart software development at reasonable prices. Their tiered pricing can be selected based on your needs, so it should be affordable no matter the size of your business. Also, tech support is free, and you do not have to pay for updates (being a “value shopper” myself, these last two features are really important).
Additionally, Ashop Commerce can use your own domain name to host a shopping cart so that customers stay on YOUR site. Currently, Ashop Commerce is available in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. Lastly, with their digital products feature, you can sell downloadable goods such as games, software, and ebooks.