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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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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?

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:).

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.

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?

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.

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 Buy From Alibaba Safely (Without Getting Ripped Off)

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If you’ve been following my blog and podcast, you know that I do a lot of my sourcing from China. In fact, I travel to the Canton Fair in GuangZhou, China every other year to look for suppliers and figure out how to get the most bang for my buck.

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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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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.

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.

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.

262: How Amazon Counterfeits Nearly Destroyed A 7 Figure Business With Kevin Williams

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Today I’m really excited to have Kevin Williams back on the show. Kevin runs the site BrushHero.com where he sells a power cleaning brush. Last time we spoke on episode 209, Kevin’s company was doing great, sales were going gangbusters and they had just been on Shark Tank.

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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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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.

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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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.

252: How To Create A 9 Figure Ecommerce Business With Dustin Robertson Of Drip

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I’m really happy to have Dustin Robertson on the show. Dustin is the CMO of Drip but in a prior life, he executed the digital marketing strategy for BackCountry.com and helped grow it to over 350 million dollars in revenue.

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261: How My Student Kym Campbell Makes $400K/Year Helping Women With Their Fertility

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Today I’m really happy to have Kym Campbell on the show and Kym is a student in my Create A Profitable Online Store Course. But her story is different compared to the other students in my class in that she doesn’t sell any physical products.

254: Meghla Bhardwaj – Global Sources Vs Alibaba And How To Find The Best Suppliers

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Today I’m thrilled to have Meghla Bwardhaj on the show. Meghla is the head of content marketing at Global Sources, a company that helps entrepreneurs find Asian suppliers online. In addition, Meghla coordinates the annual Global Sources Summit in Hong Kong where they provide incredible content for ecommerce entrepreneurs. Today, we’re going to discuss product sourcing, trade shows and everything supplier related. What You’ll Learn. The benefits of attending a trade show.

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248: James Clear On How To Create The Right Habits To Grow Your Business

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Today I’m thrilled to have my buddy James Clear back on the show. James’ most recent book, Atomic Habits, hit the New York Times bestseller list and the last time I checked, it was the #8 best selling book on all of Amazon.

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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.

Why You Need A Fulfillment Center And My Top 3PL Picks For 2019

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One of the biggest challenges with running an ecommerce business is finding an efficient and inexpensive way to deliver your goods to the end customer. Unlike digital products which can be delivered via download or email, a physical product must be shipped using a carrier like USPS, FedEx or UPS.

Shopify Pricing Plans: How To Save Money And Which Plan To Choose

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When it comes to starting your own online store, Shopify is one of the best platforms out there. But the main problem with Shopify is that it can be hard to decide which Shopify pricing plan to go with or how much it costs when you factor in the cost of 3rd party apps.

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.

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.

260: Introducing The 5 Minute Pitch Podcast Episode 1 With Dawn LaFontaine

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The 5 Minute Pitch is a Shark Tank like show where 32 contestants pitch us their business for the chance to win $50,000 in prize money. Think of it like an NCAA style basketball tournament for small companies!

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223: How To Scale An Ecommerce Business to 8 Figures In Just 2 Years With Kevin Chen

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Today I’m thrilled to have Kevin Chen on the show. Kevin is someone who I randomly bumped into at Traffic and Conversions and I’m lucky to have met him. He runs Freedom Laser Therapy which is a company that sells a laser hair growth system to treat hair loss.

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WooCommerce Pricing – Is It Really Free And How Much Does It Cost

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According to market research, WooCommerce has the largest market share of any shopping cart in the world. And it’s popular for 3 main reasons. One, WooCommerce is built on top of the most popular website builder in the world, WordPress. Two, it has a huge developer community with lots of 3rd party support. And most importantly, it’s “free” to use. But is it really free?

A Facebook Advertising Strategy For Ecommerce Stores That Really Works

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When I first launched my online store, I generated a lot of sales early on by advertising with Google Adwords. And even today, orders from Google Adwords still represents a significant chunk of our monthly revenues.

Resale Certificates | How To Save On Sales Tax For Your Business

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One of the best ways to grow your wealth is to start an online business. And the easiest way to get started in ecommerce is to resell existing products. Basically, you buy products at wholesale prices and then turn around and sell them for profit.

259: How To Rank For Competitive Keywords In Google Search with Jimmy Daly

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Today, I’m really happy to have Jimmy Daly on the show. Jimmy runs Animalz.co, which specializes in content marketing for SAAS companies. They are responsible for ranking many of the successful SAAS companies out there in Google search and clearly know what they are doing.

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Read This If You Use Free WordPress Plugins And Javascript Code On Your Site

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Over the last decade of running this blog and teaching my online store course, I’ve noticed a disturbing trend among many ecommerce entrepreneurs.

Why Chinese Sellers Are Dominating Amazon And How To Beat Them

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If you’ve shopped on Amazon lately, you’ve probably noticed that the platform has become a cesspool of non-name brand goods. And most of these products are sold by private label sellers, retail/online arbitragers and companies in China selling direct on Amazon.

How To Use Facebook Dynamic Retargeting Ads To Generate A 12x Return On Ad Spend

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258: A Recap Of Sellers Summit 2019 With Toni Anderson

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We’re doing a special episode today. Sellers Summit 2019 just ended so I brought my partner Toni Anderson on the show to do a recap of the event. The Sellers Summit is a conference that we throw every year.

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237: How To Build A Personal Brand With Facebook Ads For Just 5 Bucks A Day With Dennis Yu

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Today I’m lucky to have Dennis Yu on the show. Dennis is someone who I met at Social Media Marketing World at the speakers mixer and it’s funny. I knew that I recognized the guy right away because he’s been plastered all over my Facebook feed for years.

Need Money Now? Here’s How To Make 1000 Dollars Fast From Home With Free Tools

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Whenever I get asked for advice on how to start an online business, inevitably the following questions arise. Steve, how can I make money fast? I need money now. Steve, how quickly can I expect to make real money with my business? Steve, what’s the best business model to make money now? Now your definition of “fast” may be different, but the general consensus among my readers is that making money within 1-3 months is pretty darn quick.

Shopify Alternatives – Cheaper Solutions That Are As Good If Not Better

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In the war of ecommerce platforms, Shopify has emerged to become one of the most popular shopping carts in the world. But the problem with popularity is that people tend to blindly recommend Shopify without understanding its limitations. First of all, Shopify isn’t a one size fits all solution and you should do your own due diligence on the Shopify alternatives before making a decision.