A website, though technically not a mandatory requirement is virtually indispensible for any online business. The several options for online selling include:
- Starting a full-fledged website by registering a domain name and hiring server space
- Signing up for free websites at weebly.com, webs.com or other similar sources
- Registering stores at popular e-commerce sites such as eBay and other auction websites
Starting an independent full-fledged website complete with shopping cart and payment options is the best option for a professional set-up. Other option such as registering stores at eBay and other sites, and listing in major trade directories count as additional marketing efforts.
Designing and launching the website requires some knowledge of programming and writing skills. If you are not competent in such aspects, consider outsourcing to an offshore freelancer for cost-effectiveness.