Published on February 27, 2017 by WPBeginner

Want to start a online store but not sure where to begin? We have helped 130,000+ users start their sites successfully. Watch this video to learn more.

Starting an online store (ecommerce website) can be terrifying for those who are not comfortable with techie things. Well — you’re not alone. Having helped thousands of our users with their ecommerce websites, we have decided to create the most comprehensive guide on how to start an online store and build your ecommerce website the RIGHT way without any technical knowledge.

The process is straight forward whether you are 20 years old or 60 years old.

To start an online store, you will need the following 3 things:

1. A domain name idea (this is the name of your website i.e wpbeignner.com)

2. A web hosting account (this is where your website lives)

3. A SSL certificate (so you can accept payments online)

4. Your undivided attention for 1 hour

You can get the first 3 items at Bluehost, our recommended hosting provider.

*** Special offer: You will get 60% off, a Free Domain Name, and a Free SSL certificate ***

Only if you use the link below:

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We would strongly recommend using our link above to make setting WordPress site that much easier.

In this tutorial, we will cover:

– How to Register a Domain Name
– How to Set Up Your Hosting
– How to Get an SSL Certificate
– How to Install WordPress
– How to Setup WooCommerce
– How to Add Products
– How to Apply a theme to your site
– How to Install WordPress Plugins
— Add Contact Form using WordPress Plugins
– Resources to Learn WordPress

== Get the Best Web Hosting Discount for BlueHost with WooCommerce ==

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We would strongly recommend using our link above to make setting WordPress site that much easier.

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14 Comments on "How to Start an Online Store the RIGHT WAY (Step by Step)"

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Good Woman Brand
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Good Woman Brand
17 days 11 hours ago

If I have a virtual store, that  my site will be the store front to another store where my items will be created and sent from, is the virtual selection the correct one for me when creating my store in WooCommerce?

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Good Woman Brand
16 days 17 hours ago

Thanks for your response.

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WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials
16 days 17 hours ago

That can certainly be a personal preference choice but from the sound of it the virtual selection would be what you are wanting.

Alicia Marquez
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Alicia Marquez
19 days 17 hours ago

can you pay month by month instead of yearly?

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WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials
19 days 17 hours ago

That depends on the hosting provider, if you check their pricing before checking out there are normally multiple options.

william tucker
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william tucker
24 days 16 hours ago

it's $167 a month !

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WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials
23 days 17 hours ago

you may be looking at the price for a full year rather than one month.

sam nichani
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sam nichani
1 month 25 days ago

good job keep it up

Juan David Diaz
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Juan David Diaz
2 months 6 days ago

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Swayambhoo Dalvi
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Swayambhoo Dalvi
2 months 14 days ago

Nice video…. Thanks for sharing

CalebandMegan
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CalebandMegan
2 months 17 days ago

Is the discount for the first month only?

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WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials
2 months 15 days ago

The discount should be for your purchase so if you purchase 12 months it should be active for those 12 months.

FLOODOFSINS
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FLOODOFSINS
2 months 24 days ago
Thanks for the video. I don't need a store right now, however I am having a problem trying to figure out the best way to do affiliate programs and links. I'd like to make sale pages that list the best products and prices for the week from all the different affiliate programs I'm on. However if my shoppers wants more than one item, it may or may not go to the same place such as Amazon. And even if it did, it would open two tab windows or more and they would have a tough time adding to cart and… Read more »
Sushil Kumar
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Sushil Kumar
3 months 19 hours ago

👍🏻

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