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Why Selling On An Etsy Store Is A Bad Idea Compared To Running Your Own Shop

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As part of my weekly ecommerce research routine, I like to read and participate in various small business forums and one of my favorites is the Etsy forum. For all of you who have never heard of Etsy, Etsy is a marketplace for do it yourself and handmade goods.

Shopify Blog – Should I Use WordPress For My Shopify Or BigCommerce Blog?

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This post will teach you how to start a Shopify blog and answer the age old debate on whether you should use Shopify’s native blogging platform versus a WordPress blog on a subdomain. Most people do things backwards when it comes to selling and making money online.

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312: Should You Hire An Agency To Run Your Amazon PPC Ads With Edward Ruffin And Jeremy Crowe

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Today, I’m thrilled to have both Edward Ruffin(PPC Ed) and Jeremy Crowe from Sellers Labs on the show. PPC Ed is in charge of sponsored product ads over at Sellers Labs and Jeremy was my account manager for the PPC ads case study I conducted earlier this year.

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306: How My Student Angela Li Makes 6 Figures Selling Jewelry Without Advertising

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Today I’m happy to have Angela Li on the show. Angela is a student in my Create A Profitable Online Store Course and she runs a 6 figure business selling jewelry over at AzuraJewelry.com.

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.

309: How My Student Joel Cherrico Makes 6 Figures Selling Pottery Online

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Today I’m really happy to have Joel Cherrico on the show. Not only was Joel a student in my Create A Profitable Online Store Course but he might have been student number 1. Joel is a potter and he hand creates amazing ceramics of which I have several pieces in my living room.

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10 Best Print On Demand Companies For Custom Products In 2020

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Print on demand companies (POD) are a valuable platform for entrepreneurs looking to sell customized products without worrying about order fulfillment and without spending any money. In fact, POD is the cheapest and easiest way to create products to sell online with zero upfront cost.

311: Nick Shackelford On How To Scale An Ecommerce Business With Ads

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Today I’m happy to have Nick Shackelford on the show. Nick runs Structured Social which is a company that specializes in the growth of ecommerce brands. He is a master of paid media, has spent over 85 million on Facebook and pioneered well-known products like the fidget spinner.

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Amazon Advertising: Is Hiring An Agency Worth It? (Case Study)

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Should you hire an Amazon advertising agency or run your Amazon PPC ads by yourself? This post is a case study that I conducted with my own Amazon account to help you answer that exact question. A while back, I published an extremely comprehensive guide on how to run your own Amazon PPC ads.

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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.

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.

310: How To Make Money When You Have No Money With Steve Chou

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In this episode, I will teach you how to make money with no money in a sustainable way that can eventually lead to a profitable online business. This tutorial will assume that you are starting from complete scratch with no audience, no connections and no prior business experience at all.

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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.

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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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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Tips For E-Commerce Best Practices

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

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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Amazon Competitors – How To Beat Amazon And Diversify Sales

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If you want to succeed in ecommerce, competing with Amazon is an inevitable reality. Here’s how you can leverage Amazon competitors to create a successful and diversified ecommerce business.

Amazon Associates – How To Start An Amazon Affiliate Store For Less Than $3

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The post will teach you how to leverage the Amazon Associates program to create an Amazon affiliate store (for less than $3) and validate your niche before you invest any money on inventory. The biggest reservation most people have when starting an ecommerce business is the upfront cost.

308: Moody Nashawaty On How To Make Facebook Ad Creatives That Convert

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Today I’m happy to have Moody Nashawaty on the show. Moody is someone who helped me with my Facebook ads for my ecommerce store a while back. He is the chief strategy officer for MuteSix.com which is a firm that specializes in customer acquisition.

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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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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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Gorgias Review – How To Cut Customer Service Costs By 30%

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This post will provide you with a comprehensive Gorgias review and detailed examples of how Gorgias has reduced my customer service costs by over 30% for my ecommerce store. When it comes to running a successful online business, word of mouth is crucial.

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?

307: How To Make Life Changing Wealth And Have A Great Family Life With Steve Chou

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In this episode, I share a collection of principles that I live by on how to make life changing money without sacrificing your family life. After all, your capacity to build wealth depends on your mindset, habits and your ability to balance family, health and work. Enjoy! What You’ll Learn.

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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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Amazon FBA – A 2020 Guide To Selling Private Label Products

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This detailed guide will teach you how to start an Amazon FBA business selling private label products step by step. Here’s what you will learn. How to find a profitable product to sell on Amazon. How to setup your first Amazon listing the correct way. How to optimize your listings for maximum conversions. How to get early exposure for your products. How to run Amazon pay per click ads the right way. How to make the front page of Amazon search.

Klaviyo Review & Pricing – Is Klaviyo Worth It For Ecommerce?

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Is Klaviyo worth the money? This Klaviyo review will break down the pros and cons and compare Klaviyo pricing and features with other email marketing providers in the ecommerce space.

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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.

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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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.

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?

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.

305: A Recap Of Sellers Summit 2020 With Toni Anderson

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Toni Anderson and I throw a conference every year called The Sellers Summit. It’s a show about bringing ecommerce entrepreneurs together to learn new strategies on how to sell physical products online. This past year was our 5th year and it was easily the most difficult one yet because of COVID-19.

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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.

Shopify Vs Wix – Which Is Better For Ecommerce?

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This article will compare Shopify vs Wix in the context of creating an online store that sells physical products online. Both platforms have their pros and cons which will be clearly illustrated below. First off, Shopify is well regarded as the industry leader in the ecommerce space. However, I’m often asked whether Wix is a viable ecommerce alternative. It’s because right now, Wix has over 190 million users worldwide. 190 million!

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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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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304: Dropshipping – Everything You Need To Know With Steve Chou

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Most people try to open up a dropshipped store expecting it to be easy, but in reality, there’s a lot more to it than you think. The reason I created this episode is because I’m constantly asked about dropshipping and decided to document my thoughts in audio once and for all.

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.