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What Is Amazon DSP And How Does It Work? (Case Study)

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Right now, there are many ways to advertise your products directly on the Amazon platform. But how do you reach customers who aren’t shopping on Amazon? How can you advertise to customers who aren’t necessarily searching for your products? This is where Amazon DSP comes in.

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Recession 2020 – 5 Ways I’m Preparing For The Downturn

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With the Corona virus pandemic causing mass layoffs and record unemployment, it’s clear that recession 2020 has already begun. This post will outline everything that I’m personally doing to prepare for this downturn. First off, this is my 3rd recession.

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Can High Achievers Live A Balanced Life? My Take On The 4 Burners Theory

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Elon Musk is one of the most successful entrepreneurs on the planet but he works 100 hours per week. Sheryl Sandberg states that women routinely settle for non-leadership roles because they put their families first. But can you have it both ways?

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Amazon Best Sellers – How To Pick Top Selling Products For FBA

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This post will teach you how to research and find potential Amazon best sellers to sell online. But before we get into the details, you have to first understand what it takes to make the Amazon best sellers list. These days, selling on Amazon is much more difficult than it was in the past.

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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.

283: How To Segment Your Email List The Right Way With Alexandra Edelstein

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Today, I’m thrilled to have Alexandra Edelstein on the show. Alexandra is a senior product manager at Klaviyo and she was also a speaker at my annual ecommerce conference The Sellers Summit. At Klaviyo, she’s known as the resident expert when it comes to email list segmentation.

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How To Get Rich – 20 Lessons On Making Money When Lifestyle Is Your Priority

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This post is a collection of principles I live by on how to get rich without sacrificing your family life. When it comes to business and life, my primary goal is to be the best Dad that I can be.

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296: 6 Ways To Become A Millionaire In The Next 5 Years With Steve Chou

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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.

294: Grant Baldwin On How To Scale A Niche Business By 3X

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Today, I’m happy to have my buddy Grant Baldwin back on the show. Grant runs The Speaker Lab which is a business that teaches others how to get paid and booked to speak. He also has a brand new book out called The Successful Speaker which I highly recommended.

Amazon Dropshipping – Is This Risky Business Model Worth It?

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This post will break down the pros and cons of Amazon dropshipping and why making money this way is inherently risky and not a good long term business model. Having been in ecommerce since 2007, I’ve seen many popular ecommerce business models crash and burn.

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.

295: Cathy Heller On How To Make Money As A Musician

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Today I’m really happy to have Cathy Heller on the show. Cathy is the host of the popular podcast “Don’t Keep Your Day Job” and she inspires thousands of listeners every day to find purpose in their life and get paid to do what they love.

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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292: Mari Smith On How To Build Organic Facebook Traffic Today

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Today I have my friend Mari Smith on the show. Mari is often referred to as the Queen of Facebook and is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts on Facebook marketing.

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.

Tips For E-Commerce Best Practices

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

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?

293: Arri Bagah On How To Do SMS Marketing The Right Way

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Today I’m thrilled to have Arri Bagah on the show. Arri and I both spoke at the Many Chat Conversations conference this past year. He is the founder of Conversmart which is a company that helps direct to consumer brands generate 6 figures in revenue per month using SMS marketing.

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297: The Financial Repercussions Of Corona Virus On Our Businesses

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Today, we’re doing a special episode because I’m in lock down at home with my entire family and I’ve got nothing else on my schedule for today. And my partner in crime Toni Anderson also happened to have today free, so I decided to bring her on the show today to talk about how Corona virus has affected our businesses. We’ll also discuss what we believe is the right way versus the wrong way to handle your business in a financial crisis. What You’ll Learn.

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Postcard Marketing – Does Direct Mail Work And What’s The ROI?

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Does postcard marketing work? Can direct mail generate sales at a positive ROI? I recently conducted a case study with my own ecommerce store that answers both of these questions. First off, I want to start out by saying that prior to this experiment, I was a huge postcard marketing skeptic. Whenever I receive promotional postcards in the mail, they always go straight into the trash. But I decided to try postcard marketing for 2 reasons.

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?

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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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.

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.

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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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.

291: Subtle Conversion Killers You Aren’t Accounting For With Luke Carthy

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Today I’m happy to have Luke Carthy on the show. Luke is an ecommerce growth consultant specializing in strategy, search & conversion. He’s been helping ecommerce brands grow for over 12+ years and he’s spoken at a variety of events including the last Mozcon in 2019.

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How To Create A Customer Loyalty Program Using ManyChat And Facebook Messenger

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When it comes to getting repeat sales for your ecommerce store, customer loyalty programs are one of the most effective ways to boost customer retention. In fact, studies have shown that 69% of consumers are influenced by retailers that offer loyalty and rewards programs.

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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282: Michelle Schroeder Gardner On How To Make 7 Figures With Affiliate Marketing

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Today, I’m thrilled to have my friend Michelle Schroeder Gardner on the show. Michelle started out with over $40K in debt and hustled her way to becoming a millionaire by starting her blog MakingSenseOfCents.com at the age of 22.

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290: How Chubbies Makes 8 Figures With Email Marketing Featuring Erich Hellstrom

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I’m really happy to have Erich Hellstrom on the show. Erich is a digital marketing strategist for Chubbies, a men’s short shorts brand with a huge cult following. Erich is in charge of crafting the copy for Chubbies social, email, product and events.

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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.

How To Start A TShirt Business For Under 3 Dollars (And Make Sales Immediately)

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In this post, you will learn how to start a tshirt business from complete scratch for less than $3 with a viable marketing strategy that requires no upfront costs.

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.

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.

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.

289: Nate Lipton On How To Sell Cannabis CBD Products Online

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Today I’m thrilled to have Nate Lipton on the show because he runs numerous ecommerce businesses in the cannabis space. For example, GrowersHouse.com is an 8 figure ecommerce store selling growing supplies and he recently launched a line of CBD products over at TruPotency.com.

298: Nate Lipton On How To Sell Cannabis CBD Products Online

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Today I’m thrilled to have Nate Lipton on the show because he runs numerous ecommerce businesses in the cannabis space. For example, GrowersHouse.com is an 8 figure ecommerce store selling growing supplies and he recently launched a line of CBD products over at TruPotency.com.

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.

288: This One Thing Is Killing Your Profits With Kevin Stecko

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Today I’m thrilled to have Kevin Stecko back on the show. Kevin runs an awesome site called 80stees.com where he sells t-shirts from the 80s. Kevin’s t-shirt business was already super competitive but in the past several years, it’s gotten even more intense.

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