Australia’s Online Spending Spree will Surpass $16.6 Billion Dollars in 2015!

A Record Year for Australian Online Businesses! Online Sales will Surpass $16.6 Billion Dollars in 2015! The latest survey of the online retail market by payments provider eWAY reveals that nationally Australians spent $4.98 billion online in the third quarter of this year – a 15.2 % increase on the previous comparable period. eWAY, reports that  Online retail sales for this year to quarter end are $14.3 billion, with yearly totals tipped to surpass the 2014 record of $16.6 billion. Sydney shoppers…

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More Men are Shopping Online & Spending More than Women!

According to the 2015 Sensis e-Business Report, men spent a total of $6,500 shopping online, which is 2.7 times as much as women, who spent $2,400 on average last year. “You might not expect to see men spending more than women online, but when you look at what they are purchasing it starts to makes sense. As an example, twice as many men as women purchased computer hardware last year”. The 2015 Sensis e-Business Report found that 61% of males…

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Common Mistakes when Starting your own Home Business

So you’ve always wanted to be your own boss and work from home, and now you’re ready to throw caution to the wind and start your own business! Whilst it’s true that starting an online business has much less risk attached to it than a traditional bricks and mortar business, there are still some common mistakes that people make. Here are the top three mistakes that people make when they start their own business;- 1) Trying to do it all…

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Mobile Optimised Website – The Ultimate Mobile Shopping Experience

There’s no question that mobile phones and devices have become increasingly import for online shopping! Millions of people are reaching for their smartphones when the urge to shop strikes! Whether at home or on the go, consumers are using their phones to browse and research products, hunt for deals and to make purchases! Now more than ever it’s important for every business, particularly an online retail store to have a mobile optimised website. Having a mobile optimised website can increase…

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The New Australian Dream is to Own an Online Business!

According to online research, increasing numbers of full-time workers are exploring their own online retail start-ups. Statistics show that almost half of online retailers work outside of standard business hours. Studies show that 48% of online retailers work between the hours of 5.00pm to 12.00 midnight. Estimates indicate that about half of those who are running an online store while working full time, have plans to turn their part-time activities into a full time online business. Most business owners had…

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Your Home Business doesn’t have to be Huge to make a Profit!

When most people think about starting a business, they think of the Microsoft’s, Google’s and the YouTube’s of this world. They tend to think big because the media focuses on these multi-million dollar success stories and over glamorizes the risks of starting and managing a business of this size. Let’s be honest, the chances of creating a company like You Tube or Facebook are extremely slim. This tends to make many people shy away from starting their own business because…

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Starting a Home Business … When you have Children at Home

Let’s face it, starting a home based business and working from home, when you have kids underfoot may seem a little daunting! Perhaps you’re concerned about isolating yourself from the outside world and being at home 24/7, trying to manage your business and keep the kids happy at the same time. If you are concerned about ‘getting cabin fever’, you always have options:- go out to lunch with friends; arrange a play date for yourself and the kids, take a…

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How to Choose a Domain Name for your New Online Business

Choosing a name for your website, and your new online business  can be the beginning of a great brand. You want your store name to be memorable, easy to spell,  and also to convey a certain feeling when heard. Things to think about when choosing a domain name for your online store;- Think about how you want people to feel when they hear your store name. Are you more interested in customers instantly knowing what your store sells simply by…

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Why Small Business Owners Are Overwhelmingly Happy

Why Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners are the Happiest People in the World! Is your 9-5 job making  you miserable? Based on a new global report released by Forbes magazine, starting your own business might just be the ticket to a more satisfying life. The Global Entrepreneurship Report, prepared by Babson College and other universities, underlines one very common factor “that Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners, really are happier than any other people”. And in innovation-driven economies like Australia and the…

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What are the Pros and Cons of Buying Established Websites for Sale

If you are contemplating purchasing one of the many established websites for sale, rather than opting to start your own, here are some risks that you should consider prior to purchase. Although its’ true that established online businesses will come with an existing customer base and that you can start trading straight away, you will also inherit all of the problems that the business has had over its years of operation . You need to know exactly what type of…

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    • Thanks for providing me with all of the new updates and additions to your package. Having access to all suppliers is wonderful and the Facebook and Social Media training package is just what I needed. I’ve never used Facebook for Business purposes, and you are right in saying that it is an outstanding free marketing tool. Your video tutorials make it all so easy to follow. I’m now a guru (well almost – LOL) in using Facebook Insights to monitor…

      Beverley Hill

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    • Just a quick email to let you know that my business website is now live and up and running! I launched it this morning and have already had 3 sales!! Thank you to your team for your quick support and I am looking forward to building my little business into something big! Thanks again Kind Regards,


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    • Just touching base & letting you know that I am doing really well. My shop has just taken off. I have made lots of sales so far. About 3 weeks ago, I got so busy, I had an order everyday! I’m having a TV add starting next week so will see how much traffic that generates too. Thanks again for this great business, all in the comfort of my own home & looking after our new little man,time has flown…


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    • Thank you for the outstanding service and the professional websites you have set up for me. My wife loves her new part time at home job! The website is easy to use and when I’ve been stuck you guys have helped straight away. Once again thanks. All the best for Xmas and the New Year.

      Michael & Mary

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    • Thanks for your help. I’m so glad I bought from you guys, as your help these last 6 months has been amazing.


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    • Sorry I wasn’t able to call, my plans don’t always go ‘as planned’, the joys of motherhood!  This 2013-2014 financial period, I more than doubled my sales of 2012-13! And I have 2 kids….. a 2 & half year old + my husband, lol + Uni study + my day job 3 days per week and a social life somewhere in there . I am actually going to stop my day job very soon , the business is bringing in really good…


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    • Loving my new online business, still learning the ropes but so far so good, all very do-able.  I must be doing something right as I’ve had two sales and haven’t yet put much effort into advertising. Had a problem with my email address but your team sorted it out (or should I say sorted me out) really quickly.  Having that extra support available if I need it, is invaluable. I will keep you updated on my progress, but so far…


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    • Cannot thank you enough.  Started out selling Toys and ended up selling Organic Products, who would of thought!  Appreciate your assistance in re-branding my website and creating the new logo.  I guess I just looked at things differently once I had my first bub.  All of the other mums that I knew wanted natural and organic toys and clothing and so did I.  I now have a beautiful store selling products that I’m passionate about.  My daughter also has a…


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    • Stoked, stoked, stoked – thanks so much guys. Website is brilliant and the colour changer has kept me busy for hours, trying out all different colour variations. Finally narrowed it down to 3 that I love, and will be changing between these 3 schemes throughout the year. On a bit of learning curve, but so very happy that I decided to take the plunge and finally get started. Thank you, I look forward to your continued support in 2015. Give…


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    • Just wanted to share a quick update with you. We had a record month in September in almost every area. Record profit, Record revenue and Record number of orders through the website. We opened an eBay version of the store in late August which also contributed to record number of orders overall (through the website + through eBay). We won a record deal (a child care centre bought 6 high chairs) and recorded a record profit in a single sale!…

      Dominik – Update to Video Testimonial : October 2016

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    • Good morning Support,  Thank you once again for all of your assistance – your support has always been FANTASTIC!!! Very Much Appreciated. Friendly Regards,  Deidre


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    • I highly recommend Home Business Websites. I bought my online business website from Home Business Websites almost 2 years ago and it was the best business decision I have made. I looked at many other platforms however they all would require designing the website from scratch. With HBW I got a working template, logos already designed and a website ready to launch my business. HBW after sales support has been absolutely phenomenal. I cannot praise their support team enough.…


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    • Well it’s been a fantastic 4.5 years of growth for our online business.  As you know we’ve gone from strength and have recently just purchased our 2nd online business from you (totally unrelated to the first).  This one i’m sharing and starting with my partner.  Starting out is always a bit tough, but its so worth it in the end.  Must say it’s a little easier this time around as we know what to expect and what we’re doing. Also…

      Skyie – 2nd Testimonial, 2nd Online Business!

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