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Old 07-21-2006, 06:25 PM   #1
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need WAHM advice.

i've been thinking about starting an online store to be a retailer for some popular diapers (maybe some less popular ones too) and having some of my own hand made creations on it also.
i have a lot of questions about it though.
do you have to have a special license and pay certain taxes to do this? how much is a website and domain name? what all would i need before starting an online store? how expensive is it to start and keep running?
please tell me everything (good and bad) about what i need to know before jumping into this.
thanks!

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Old 07-23-2006, 10:01 AM   #2
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Re: need WAHM advice.

somebody has to know something around here. even if it's don't do it...
anybody???
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Old 07-24-2006, 07:35 AM   #3
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Re: need WAHM advice.

i'm in the process of starting my own as well, and from what i can gather it is about the same as having a brick & mortar business. you need a business license and must charge and pay sales tax for your state etc. there's a lot of wahm web designers that also offer hosting. or you could do something like hyena cart which isn't very expensive imo. as far as offering popular diapers, if you decide to wholesale some of the companies require a min. order which can get pricey to gather inventory. i don't know how expensive it is per say to get started and keep going b/c i'm not all the way there yet. but the one word i can give is perserverance. that is the mantra that i keep hearing. if it's something you desire to happen, go for it. it def. won't be easy b/c there is a lot of competition out there, but if you believe in your product or what you are selling you can make it happen! good luck mama!
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Old 07-24-2006, 11:56 PM   #4
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Re: need WAHM advice.

you should post this question in wahm chat - more of the wahm's check that spot out and would help ya more
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