Building an Online Business

Learn how to set up an e-commerce, reviews, or social networking site with this free online business course.

Free Course
In this day and age, every business needs to have an effective online presence. This free online business course will show you how to build and use your online presence to gain access to the millions of local, national, and international customers who are constantly searching, interacting, sharing, and shopping online. If you are a business professional who wants to get a quick and clear understanding of e-commerce, this is the course for you.
  • Duration

    1-2 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

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This free online business course provides future e-commerce, review, and social networking site owners with valuable insights. It's not just about getting your business up and running. It's about creating a website that is easy to navigate, informative and has a domain name that is easy to remember. Doing so will ensure that your target market always comes back for more.

First, you will learn how to use the right design template and memorable web copy to make your business stand out from the competition. Next, you will be given an overview of the importance of having a presence on the mobile Web, and be shown some key methods for building this presence. The course will then show you how to attract an online target audience using modern and revenue-boosting tools.

This online business course is not just for new entrepreneurs. It is also beneficial for companies and organizations that want to make sure their existing websites are up-to-date with the latest trends when it comes to e-commerce, reviews, and social networking. After all, who doesn't want to attract more customers and get more sales when it comes to online businesses? So, start the course now and get the ball rolling on your future online business!

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes - How the internet will help your business to attract customers and encourage growth; - Creating effective design; - Getting your website found on Google search; - Getting your website to show up in a local search; - How a mobile website is important; - Learn about Google Analytics;


All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Certificate courses:

Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate, posted to you with FREE shipping
Framed Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate in a stylish frame, posted to you with FREE shipping

All Certification is available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certification, please visit our faqs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certification, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certification pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.



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