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281: Scott Voelker On How To Get Out Of Your Own Head And Take Action

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Today I’m thrilled to have my buddy Scott Voelker back on the show. Scott was my partner in crime for the 5 Minute Pitch and I recently spoke at his conference at Brand Accelerator Live. As entrepreneurs, our biggest problem often lies in our own heads.

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269: How My Student Makes 60K/Month Selling Party Supplies With Amanda Wittenborn

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Today I’m really happy to have Amanda Wittenborn on the show. Not only is Amanda a student in my Create A Profitable Online Store Course but she was also a finalist in the 5 Minute Pitch, my Shark Tank like show, where she competed to win $50,000.

How To Become A Millionaire – 6 Ways I’ve Made Serious Money

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If you are living paycheck to paycheck or saddled with debt, you probably think it’s impossible to become a millionaire unless you win the lottery or inherit a large sum of money. And it’s true. If you continue down your current path of spending all the money you earn or working at a dead end job, you’ll never ever become a millionaire.

263: How To Outsource Your Amazon Business For Less With Omer Riaz

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Today, I’m really happy to have Omer Riaz on the show. Omer and I just hung out for 3 straight days at my annual event the Sellers Summit. He’s been an Amazon and Ebay seller for many years and now he helps others manage their own businesses.

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Realizing ROI in an Omnichannel Rich Retail 4.0 Environment

Welcome to Retail 4.0. This is the land of opportunity where retailers connect with shoppers and drive sales in a way like never before. With this eBook, you’ll learn about the advanced technologies that are available to create a seamless integrated omnichannel experience.

How To Start A TShirt Business For Under $3 With Your Kids

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Because I teach a course on how to sell online, I’m often asked why I don’t launch more ecommerce stores and make infinite amounts of money:).

7 Email Autoresponders That Make Money On Autopilot For Your Online Store

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Those of you who have followed me since the beginning know that I’ve been running a 7 figure ecommerce store since 2007. But did you know that email marketing makes up over 30% of my sales?

268: How To Rank An Ecommerce Store In Search With Dan Shure

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Today, I’m excited to have Dan Shure on the show. Dan is the founder of a boutique SEO consultancy called Evolving SEO and he is an SEO expert with a fantastic reputation.

279: Ezra Firestone On Overcoming Adversity And How To Stay Sane Running Your Business

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Today, I’m thrilled to have my buddy Ezra Firestone back on the show. Ezra runs a number of 7 and 8 figure e-commerce stores, a Shopify SaaS company called Zipify and an e-commerce education company over at SmartMarketer.

Is AliExpress Safe And How To Avoid Getting Scammed

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AliExpress has a bad reputation for carrying cheap, worthless junk. So a common question I get asked is whether buying from AliExpress is worth it and is AliExpress safe? If you buy from AliExpress, will you get scammed with poor quality merchandise and lose your money?

Real-time Personalization Guidebook: 10 Tips to Improve eCommerce Conversions

Conversion rate remains the most important metric for measuring success. This guidebook reveals 10 tips to improve eCommerce conversion rates, and insight into how an AI-powered personalization platform can dramatically improve performance.

How To Steal Amazon Wholesale Distributors From Your Competitors

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Did you know that every shipment that arrives into the United States by sea is documented on the public record? Every container, every boat and every product imported into the US can be easily accessed if you know where to look. But what can you do with this data?

How To Write A Killer Product Description (Templates And Examples Included)

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If I asked you what it would take to create a website that sells, what would you say? You’d probably talk about optimizing your landing pages and driving traffic to your website. You’d probably talk about your overall website copy and starting a blog. All of these are good ideas.

Think You’re Not Good Enough To Start A Business? Read This…

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I’m probably the last person you’d ever expect to be good at sales and marketing. Growing up, I was shy and I studied a lot. I was a straight A student, captain of the math team and I took the SATs in the 4th grade so I could attend “nerd” camp. Prior to quitting and going all in on my businesses, I was a hardware engineering director where I stared at a computer monitor all day long looking at squiggly green lines like the picture below.

10 Tips On Importing Alibaba Wholesale Products From China

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If you are looking to import Alibaba wholesale products from Asia, then this post will teach you how to use Alibaba the right way so you don’t get ripped off. But before you begin searching for Chinese suppliers, you need to be prepared.

Tips For E-Commerce Best Practices

An infographic listing the best practices companies can follow to bolster their e-commerce website.

Overcoming Self Doubt And What It Takes To Make 6 Figures In Ecommerce

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Looking back, one of the biggest challenges of starting our ecommerce store was the lack of support. For example in 2007… We had no one to talk to. We had no one to share our experiences with. We had no one to compare strategies with.

Amazon Scams And Dirty Tactics To Expect When You Sell On Amazon

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Over the years, I’ve become increasingly disgusted with the multitude of Amazon scams that plague the Amazon marketplace. Everyday, honest merchants are getting ripped off by unscrupulous buyers and sabotaged by dirty sellers.

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278: Pat Flynn On How To Create Superfans For Your Ecommerce Brand

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Today I have my buddy Pat Flynn back on the show. And this particular interview is special to me because it’s about a topic that I’ve been personally working on in the past year and it’s one of the reasons why I’m opening my life up more on Instagram.

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How To Setup A Professional Email Address For Free In 3 Steps

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Whenever I receive a promotional email from a non professional email address like Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail or in the worst case AOL:), I immediately lose respect for that business.

264: What Amazon Strategies Are Working Today With Brad Moss

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Today I’m thrilled to have Brad Moss back on the show. Brad is the former head of Seller Central at Amazon and he’s also the founder of ProductLabs.net where he helps Amazon sellers blow up their businesses. As a result, he has intimate knowledge of how Amazon works from the inside.

227: Email Marketing Takeaways From Klaviyo Con With Austin Brawner And Toni Anderson

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A few weeks ago, I attended Klaviyo’s first ever email marketing conference and it was an amazing event. In this episode I go over some of my key takeaways from day 1 along with Toni Anderson and Austin Brawner of Ecommerce Influence.

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WooCommerce Vs Shopify – Which Platform Is Better For You

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If you are having problems deciding between WooCommerce vs Shopify, then this post will provide you with clear cut criteria to help you make your decision. Specifically, we’ll dig deep into both of these platforms and answer the following questions… Which shopping cart is easier to use? Which shopping cart offers more flexibility and plugins? Which platform costs more? Which platform offers better support? Which shopping cart is more scalable and easier to maintain?

3 Life Lessons On Perseverance, Business Success And Asian Parenting

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I always get crazy looks whenever I tell people that I started studying for the SATs in 4th grade. Or when I attended nerd camp in the 7th grade and completed Geometry, Algebra and Trigonometry in the span of 3 weeks. “Man, you must have had the worst childhood ever.

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253: How To Make Millions Teaching Blackjack Card Counting With Colin Jones

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Today, I’m happy to have my friend Colin Jones on the show. Colin was a professional black jack player and made over $4 million dollars by counting cards at casinos. But today, he runs a successful online business teaching others how to beat the casinos over at BlackjackApprenticeship.com.

Your Guide To Finding And Buying An Online Business For Sale

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For many people, running an online business is “the dream.” After all, a successful online business can free you up to live the life you want on your own schedule and on your own terms. However creating any business from scratch is a huge undertaking.

277: An Interview With MMA Bobblehead Founder Dave Manley

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Today I’m thrilled to have Dave Manley on the show. Dave was a finalist for the 5 Minute Pitch, my Shark Tank like show with Mike Jackness, Greg Mercer and Scott Voelker where we gave away 50,000 in cold hard cash.

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257: The Right Way To Outsource Your Business With Nathan Hirsch

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Today, I’m really happy to have Nathan Hirsch on the show. Nathan is the founder and CEO of FreeeUp, a platform that connects businesses to freelancers and virtual assistants that specialize in ecommerce and digital marketing.

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270: How To Build A Facebook Messenger Bot That Sells With Natasha Takahashi

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Today I’m thrilled to have Natasha Takahashi on the show. Natasha is someone who I met at Social Media Marketing World and she’s an expert when it comes to Facebook Chatbots.

The Dangers Of Selling On Amazon And Horror Stories From Real Amazon Sellers

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Right now, selling on Amazon is almost too easy. All you have to do is find a product with good margins/demand, list it on Amazon, and it will eventually sell because Amazon’s audience and reach is so vast.

Canton Fair – My Guide To China’s Largest Wholesale Supplier Trade Show

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Every other year, my wife and I make a trip to Guangzhou, China to attend the Canton Fair. If you’ve never heard of the Canton Fair, it is the largest whole supplier tradeshow in the world where thousands of vendors and buyers attend. Here are some statistics for this past year. Number of Exhibitors?: ?25,049 25,049 exhibitors. Number of Overseas Buyers?: ?191,950 191,950 buyers. Number of Booths?: ?60,466 60,466 standard booths. Exhibition Space?: ?1,185,000

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275: Key Takeaways From Klaviyo Boston Day 1 With Toni Anderson

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Today, I’m with my partner Toni Anderson and we’re reporting live at the Klaviyo conference in Boston. Unlike other company sponsored events, what sets Klaviyo-con apart from the rest is the insane employee to attendee ratio.

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What Is UPC And Where To Buy Cheap UPC Codes For Amazon

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Do you want to sell on Amazon but are confused about which barcodes to use? Are you unclear about what is UPC and where to buy cheap UPC codes for your Amazon listings?

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Get Rich Quick Schemes – How To Change Your Mindset And Stop Wasting Money

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If your Facebook feed is anything like mine, you probably see a lot of ads for get rich quick schemes that promise massive wealth in a short period of time. Here’s the thing. These ads probably convert! After all, it’s human nature. Whenever you want to learn a new skill or achieve an important goal in your life, your first instinct is to look for the easiest way out and the quickest way to get there.

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Why Mailchimp Pricing Is Deceptive And Grossly Overpriced

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The reason most people sign up for Mailchimp is because of it’s forever free plan. For no money whatsoever, you can store up to 2000 contacts and send up to 10000 emails per month. Sounds great right? But did you know that the free plan has very limited functionality?

274: Joel Runyon On How To Monetize A Blog With Subscription Services

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Today, I’m thrilled to have my buddy Joel Runyon on the show. Joel is an athlete, entrepreneur and the founder of ImpossibleHQ.com, a company dedicated to helping people push their limits and do impossible things.

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WordPress Pricing – Is It Really Free And How Much It Costs

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WordPress is the most powerful content management system in the world and powers over 30% of the websites on the Internet. But how much does it cost to run a WordPress site? In terms of WordPress pricing, how much should you expect to pay to… Run a small business website or blog in the cheapest way possible. Run a small business website or blog with a reasonably sized budget. Run an ecommerce business on WordPress that is robust and fast.

226: How To Design A Product From Scratch And Fully Fund A Kickstarter In 18 Hours With Shirley Tan

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Today I’m thrilled to have a very special guest on the show, Shirley Tan. Shirley is someone who I met at the Traffic and Conversions Summit.

234: How To Grow A 7 Figure Pet Supply Store By Giving Back With Kenric Hwang

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Today I’m really excited to have Kenric Hwang on the show. Kenric is someone who I’ve known for a very long time we both got started in ecommerce at around the same time.

273: How Nuun Life Grew To An 8 Figure Business With CEO Kevin Rutherford

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Today I’m thrilled to have Kevin Rutherford on the show. Kevin is the CEO of Nuun life, a company that sells hydration tablets that turn water into a Gatorade like drink with very few carbs. Nuun is a product that I personally use every single day to stay hydrated and feel productive.

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