Start Recording: Driving Sales with Video Marketing


Remember that time you picked up a hobby (and thought you were really good at it)? Maybe it was crafting artisanal jewelry […]. The post Start Recording: Driving Sales with Video Marketing appeared first on Zmags.

How to Identify and Analyze Your Target Market in 2018


Hobbies. What are their hobbies? Although your products might appeal to a large group of people, it doesn’t make sense to market to everyone. Your brand will have what is called a “target market.”. What is a Target Market?

Need Ecommerce Business Ideas? 27 Experts Give You Their Best Bet


If you want a hobby or quick cash, find untapped niches and sell fast and get out! Either your special knowledge from your previous working life, or your specialist hobby. Thinking about launching an ecommerce business, but don’t know where to start?

The Secret Behind My 1,866,913 Monthly Search Visitors (It’s Not What You Think)


It’s not a hobby. If you want to rank at the top of Google, you can’t treat your website as a hobby. How many visitors do you think generates each month? Maybe a million… maybe 2 million? I bet you’re going to guess 1,866,913. If that’s what you guessed, you are wrong.

How I Turned My Father’s 90s B2B Business into California’s Fastest Growing Online Succulent Seller


Initially, I saw it as more of a hobby and “helping our family business out a little bit” than as a viable career path.

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eBay Store Management For Beginners – 4 Question You Need To Ask


The requirements for eBay stores are usually such that hobby sellers and other smaller entities may not be able to qualify for the same. There are infinite advantages of opening a store in eBay that ranges from gaining an instant competitive edge to reducing overall operational costs.

Top 10 Ecommerce Podcasts


You can find in-depth discussions, how-to’s, interviews, and more on just about anything, from politics to hobbies to sports to ecommerce. Podcasts have become a popular way for people to consume information these days.

The History of Ecommerce: What The Past Says About Tomorrow’s Retail Challenges


alone is expected to reach $638 million , with the toys, hobby and DIY vertical seeing the largest growth. When it comes to ecommerce, a word that first comes to mind is growth.

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The Power of Trusting Your Gut: How One Ecommerce Entrepreneur Rebuilt a Failing Business, One Product and Customer at a Time


What started as a class project and a fun hobby soon became a budding business for Seibels, as more and more people began noticing and asking about the handmade items she wore around campus. “I Carter Seibels was getting bored.

I Grew My Ecommerce Business 374% in 2 Years – And Then I Sold It (The Why, Who & What’s Next)


This was not a hobby, this was my life. You dream of becoming a successful entrepreneur, building a business from a single idea, and growing it into a thriving company. But have you prepared yourself for the possibility of selling the business you have poured your heart and soul into?

How to Sell Jewelry Online: The Detailed Guide

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Jewelry is a hobby similar to biking, where the passion behind the jewelry fuels the industry. Are you looking for a really good reason to sell jewelry online? How about the fact that 29 million people purchase jewelry on a daily basis? Don't you want a piece of that pie?

6 Tips For Sending Your Email Newsletter At The Right Time


They should be pretty open to receiving a newsletter about their hobby, interest or activity. And that means that if your topic deals with a fun hobby or interest I would send it on a Saturday.

72 American Business Owners on What Motivated Them To Become Entrepreneurs


A retirement hobby to international business. It started 5 years ago as a hobby business after I retired. An award winning family idea. Amy Breaker, Director of Operations, BirdieBall. My dad, with his dad – my grandpa – invented a limited-flight golf ball – the BirdieBall – in 2003. They invented the napkin-ring-shaped golf ball, that only flies 40 yards with a full swing, as a solution to the overly expensive golf course real estate.

How (and Why) to Balance Work and Life While Growing Your Ecommerce Business


Tip #3: Take up a hobby that allows you to unplug. If you struggle with allowing yourself to take breaks, take up a hobby that forces you to unplug. If you’re like most ecommerce entrepreneurs, you’ve had a busy last few weeks of work.

How to Build a Marketing Plan for your Online Store


The demographics include learning about their family and marital status, gender, income, interests and hobbies and also what they need. It is a fact that businesses that have a marketing plan are more likely to succeed as opposed to those without one.

eBay’s 2018 Spring Seller Update: The Top 10 Things You Need to Know


Toys & Hobbies. Stop for a minute, put yourself in your customer’s shoes and ask yourself: “What do I value most as a buyer?”

4 Best Practices For Managing Ecommerce Core Operations


Manual attempts at core process management are thus never recommended any more, unless the concerned sellers are hobby sellers in eBay or other similar selling platforms.

Walmart Vs eBay – Here’s Why eBay Still Stands Tall


It does not matter if you are a small retailer, very large store owner or a hobby seller for that matter; eBay will always have a place for you. Sellers of late have been cribbing a lot about eBay for reasons that actually cannot be overlooked.

eBay Integration Facts That Will Make You Truly Happy


AT present, specific solutions are available for small sellers, midsized sellers, large entities, fixed price sellers, auction sellers, hobby sellers and more.

Supercharge Personalization – Creating Personas

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Categories might include: budget, challenges, hobbies, marital status, age, and interests. There are a lot of processes and tactics you can use to create a persona program, but this IRCE presentation provided a beginning-to-end strategy for getting started.

What Happens When Your Startup is Acquired by a Big-Name Brand?


From the company’s point of view, they can’t afford to invest in something that’s just a hobby or an experiment. Editor’s Note: Jeff Seibert spoke at Stanford University to discuss what he learned by building and selling startups. This post is a summarization of the talk.

5 Best eCommerce Website Builders For 2018 (Ranked 1-5 And Tested)

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Ugmonk – This store started just as a hobby store, and BOOM, now it’s an awesome apparel store. Let’s get to the point: You’re most likely here because you were searching for terms like… Best eCommerce website builders.

How Ecommerce Sellers Can Build Buyer Personas to Connect with Customers


What are their hobbies and interests? Ecommerce sellers have more potential buyers at their fingertips online than any mom-and-pop store can hope to gather. But this doesn’t mean sellers should market to as many people as possible.

How to Run an E-Commerce Business As Your Side Hustle With Just 15 Hours a Week


Not only will you have a better finished product, but you’ll have more personal time to focus on your career, family, or hobbies. 44 million Americans reportedly have a side hustle. It seems like just about everyone is looking to get a piece of the gig-economy action. And it’s no surprise why.

Compelling, creepy, annoying or just bad? Retail’s personalization opportunity

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In 2011 I started pointing out when bad personalization happens to good people and it’s become a bit of a hobby for me (apparently I have that kind of time). It’s hard to believe it’s been over 20 years since Martha Rodgers and Don Peppers’ seminal book The One to One Future. At the time, Dr. Rodgers and Mr. Peppers (not to be confused with Mr. Rodgers and Dr. Pepper!)

How to Manage a Sales Team: Killer Strategies in 2018


Discuss hobbies with your team. Managing a sales team is no easy task. You have the potential to either make or break your sales reps. And there’s tons of conflicting information out there.

Future of Ecommerce: How Technology Will Change in 20 Years

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It’s hard to imagine what is essentially a hobby now could become the future of how many of our household goods will be created in the future.

How to Overcome the Fear of Failure When You Start Your Business


While it’s true that starting a business will take up much of your time, especially as you’re just beginning, it’s important to allocate yourself time to practice your favorite hobbies or socialize with friends or family.

Future of Ecommerce: How Technology Will Change in 10 Years

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In the US, we are still fighting just to use hobby drones for photography, but it’s not unreasonable to think drones will be in the air by 2027.

11 Customer-Centric Ways to Grow Your Ecommerce Revenue


Psychographics, however, include the goals, emotions, values, hobbies and habits that help drive purchase decisions, which helps us understand our customer’s why. There are three general ways to grow revenue in any ecommerce business: Increase the total number of customers.

How to Differentiate From Ecommerce Competitors and Boost Loyalty in 2018


Online consumers then use these Facebook Groups to ask questions about products, buy/sell/trade products, meet and nurture relationships with like-minded people, provide feedback on products and experiences relating to the business, and freely discuss other topics that align with their interests, hobbies, passions, etc. Ecommerce is a fiercely competitive space to operate in.

InsiderInbox with iContact’s Hank Hoffmeier


I don’t really have what other people would consider hobbies. Summer is officially in full swing and we hope that means you’ve been enjoying long days, warm evenings, flip flops, and vacation days. But it also means HOLIDAY PREP! That’s right! The warm breezes and summer sun mean it’s time to gear up for the biggest shopping season of the year and get the wheels turning on those Black Friday promotions. So, how’s your Q4 strategy coming along?

Patterns and Trends: What, When and How Much are Australians Buying Online?


Health and beauty, as well as hobbies and recreational goods, were up 16% for the same period. The latest report released recently by the Australia Post reveals much about the direction of e-commerce, and it’s good news for online retailers.

9 Simple Tips for Boosting Sales on Amazon


How can you create content that educates people and aligns with the passions or hobbies that they care about?

The Little Guide to Customer Service for Ecommerce: How to Win in Every Channel


In addition to providing great, valuable content about the hobbies, interests, and pain points you know your audience has, you should also be publishing guides and how-to’s that help them understand how to get the very best experiences out of your products. In ecommerce, you live and die by what your customers and prospective customers believe to be true about you.

18 Tips That Will Help You Go From Part-Time Selling Hobbyist to Full-Time Business Owner


For a while, that might mean you spend less money and time doing other hobbies. It’s every aspiring ecommerce entrepreneur’s dream: to go from 9-5 with a side hustle to full-time business owner. The question is, how do you get there? The road to becoming a successful, sustainable business owner is not a simple one. There are hundreds of turns, forks, and detours you could take on your journey, and each could lead you on the right path and closer to your goal.

234 American Business Owners on Starting, Scaling and Staying Inspired


It started 5 years ago as a hobby business after I retired. I have a true love and passion for the aquarium hobby. Don’t believe the 24/7 cable news stations. Disregard the sensationalist click-bait and doomsday prophecies.

Call Me, Maybe? How to Hire Friendly, Unflappable Reps for Your Phone Support Jobs


A great tip from Aircall is to ask candidates to explain their favorite hobby to a twelve year-old. Tales of amazing customer service support calls can live in infamy. I had lunch with some store owners a couple years ago and the topic of Uline’s amazing customer service came up.

The Complete Guide to Selling on eBay & Scaling to $1,200+ in Monthly Sales with No Current Inventory


Overall, there are 2 main motivations and circumstances for selling on eBay: You may be interested in only pursuing eBay as a hobby and are content to make a few bucks here and there or as a means to supplement your income part-time while remaining in a full-time career that you love.

Growing Through Fanatical Customer Engagement


I was a woodworker, and I was making wooden pens kind of as a hobby. ” And then I looked around, I was like, “Oh, my Gosh, I have more pens than I’m going to use for like the next five years, how am I gonna keep doing this hobby?