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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?

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.

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?

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.

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.

256: Sunny Lenarduzzi On How To Start A YouTube Channel

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Today, I’m really happy to have Sunny Lenarduzzi on the show. Sunny and I met at Social Media Marketing World where we were both speakers and she has over a decade of experience as an award winning video, social media and brand strategist.

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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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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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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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.

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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255: How To Make 6 Figures Selling Clothing For Moms With My Student Tsippi Gross

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Today I’m really happy to have Tsippi Gross on the show. Tsippi is a student in my Create A Profitable Online Store Course and I distinctly remember her first sale when she sold 12 dresses just by showing off her samples!

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

FBA Calculator – Hidden Fees All Amazon Sellers Should Know About

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Have you ever wondered how Amazon merchants selling $2 items can possibly make a profit? The truth is that they are not. In fact, most sellers fail to calculate all of the fees associated with selling on Amazon and end up losing money as a result. To make matters worse, Amazon doesn’t exactly make it easy for you to tabulate all of your costs associated with selling on their platform and there are many hidden costs that Amazon doesn’t tell you about.

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

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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.

251: Tim Soulo Of Ahrefs On How To Rank Any Website In Search

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Today, I’m excited to have Tim Soulo on the show. Tim is the Chief Marketing Officer at Ahrefs, an industry leading SEO tool powered by Big Data. He has 10 years of practical experience in SEO and digital marketing.

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How To Start A Business With No Money And No Ideas. Here’s Exactly What I’d Do

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Contrary to popular belief, it does NOT require a large upfront investment to start a successful online business. What you lack in funds can be made up for with a little ingenuity and this post will show you how to start a business with no money whatsoever. But first things first. You have to be determined. And when it comes to determination, you have to be willing to persist with your business for at least 2 years or more regardless of the outcome.

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244: Tim Schmoyer On How To Create A Successful YouTube Channel

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Today, I’m really happy to have Tim Schmoyer on the show. Tim is someone who came highly recommended to me by Colin Jones who will be a future guest on this podcast. He is a veteran when it comes to audience growth on YouTube. And he specializes in helping YouTube creators spread their message to reach people online. His channel has over 400K subscribers and this interview comes at an opportune time because I’m actively trying to grow my new show, The 5 Minute Pitch.

250: How To Win Any Argument And Influence Others With Victor Cheng

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Today I’m thrilled to have Victor Cheng on the show. Victor is someone who I met at Billy Murphy’s annual retreat. He’s a former McKinsey consultant, a Stanford graduate, and he’s been on tv a number of times on Fox Business and MSNBC.

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230: How An 8 Figure Business Launches New Products On Amazon With Bernie Thompson

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Today I‘m lucky to have Bernie Thompson back on the show. Bernie is someone who I had on back in episode 157 and in case you’ve forgotten, Bernie runs an 8 figure business called Plugable.com which is a company that sells USB and Bluetooth devices online all over the world.

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243: Marcus Sheridan On How To Get Results With Your Blog

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Today I’m thrilled to have Marcus Sheridan on the show. Marcus runs the Sales Lion where he consults and teaches companies how to do inbound content marketing. Today, he’s known as one of the premier thought leaders in the digital sales and marketing space.

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