Starting an ecommerce business is something I’ve always wanted to do. If I knew what I know now, ten years ago – I would have never joined the ranks of corporate America and I would have started an online business ages ago.
It’s much more rewarding to start something from nothing and watch it grow than slaving away making other people rich. You build it up and no one can take it from you.
But the thing is you can’t take away the past, you can only learn from it. And I have learned a lot about internet marketing, ecommerce and startups.
Ecommerce is a booming business. But I’ve seen too many online businesses struggle to get traction. Running an online store can get complicated fast, which is why I’m a big fan of launching single branded product line + affiliate site combo.
This ecommerce model is very different from the typical online stores that rely on product sales.
- Starts with a niche & persona, NOT product
- Highest profit margin
- One product to worry about shipping
- Use sales off of affiliate marketing to reinvest
- Figure out what else is selling and launch new lines
- Natural growth projection
Building an ecommerce business takes more than choosing a brand name, writing product listings, and starting to sell products online. Even the best business ideas can flop if you aren’t driving enough traffic to your site.
Tired of watching small business owners struggle to get started, I put together this guide to ensure you a smooth ride for your entrepreneurship journey. It’s taken me years to learn everything included in this page. Use the information here to set up your ecommerce store, protect yourself legally, get your finances in order, market and sell your product, and start building your store.