5 Online Business Startups for People in Rural Canadian Communities

5 Online Business Startups for People in Rural Canadian Communities

Online business holds great promise for Canada. Part of the reason for that is we’re spread across such a vast country. We live in a world where you can have a thriving online business, even if you live in a remote Arctic hamlet. All you need is an internet connection and suddenly you have access […]

How to Become a Virtual Assistant (VA) in Canada

How to Become a Virtual Assistant (VA) in Canada

One of the hottest “work at home” businesses is becoming a VA (Virtual Assistant). Virtual assistants are, technically, freelancers who may do anything from social media management to secretarial tasks. Whatever skill you have that can be done remotely, is marketable under the ‘Virtual Assistant’ label.

The Best eCommerce Software Platforms for Drop Shipping

The Best eCommerce Software Platforms for Drop Shipping

When I first started working online way back in the 90’s, getting a fully-featured online store meant hiring a programmer (or a team of programmers) to build one. Additionally, you would need a designer because the programmer would only focus on the store functionality. The overall launch expense was enormous, but it only began with […]

Checklist: How to Find the Best Website Host for your Canadian Business

Checklist: How to Find the Best Website Host for your Canadian Business

I did a lot of research as I prepared to move to a more robust, reliable host for our Canadian websites. In doing so, I came up with a list of considerations involved with reviewing each hosting option (based on over 20 years of experience and learning the hard way). I’ve expanded upon that here, […]

10 Hot Online Product Niches for Canadian Sellers – 2020

10 Hot Online Product Niches for Canadian Sellers – 2020

It’s time to update this list of our hottest online niches for 2020! One of the most challenging parts of starting an online business in Canada is choosing a profitable niche. We have less competition within our borders than we would in large markets like the US. However, we still need to select products that […]

Canadian Guide to the Best eCommerce Platform Software

Canadian Guide to the Best eCommerce Platform Software

We have reached a point where it is no longer optional for businesses to sell online using professional eCommerce software. Thriving in today’s retail environment demands it and so do consumers.  Not only must you sell online (preferably as part of a multi-channel experience), but you also have to do so professionally, securely, and in […]

The Best Affiliate Program Networks for Canadians

The Best Affiliate Program Networks for Canadians

Finding the best affiliate program network in Canada is serious business that can have a major impact on your online income. There are so many networks, each with their own terms and conditions, and it’s common for individual affiliate programs to have their own rules on top of that. Some networks have a higher payout […]

10 Low-Cost, Part-Time Businesses you can Start Online from Home

10 Low-Cost, Part-Time Businesses you can Start Online from Home

An online ‘side hustle’ can be a permanent income option for Canadians, or a fast, cheap, practical and safer way to test the waters before going full time. It’s a scary leap to just quit your job and try to earn enough money online from home. Even if you’re already home with the kids, it’s […]