How to Grow your Business

So you've got your business off the ground and are wondering where to go from here? Time to start thinking about some strategies for business growth.
9 Customer Retention Strategies Proven to Bring in Higher Profits (for eCommerce)
One of the best customer retention strategies for eCommerce is creating a personalized customer experience. This means tailoring your offerings to each individual's needs and preferences.
10 top PayPal alternatives for eCommerce: A comparison guide
Are you looking for top PayPal alternatives for eCommerce? This is a list of the top 10 payment platforms today. Your online payment system could spell a massive difference in the success of your business.
How to Make the Most of Home Business Opportunities
Many people express the desire to run their own business at some point. For most, however, it often remains a pipe dream for a variety of reasons, usually financial. Of those who do make the leap, nearly 70 percent are home-based because there are so many work from home opportunities these days. Of the successful home-based businesses 3 years and older, 59 percent continue to be home-based because there are many obvious advantages to this method of operating. However, just because a business is doing well doesn't mean that it's reaching its full potential. Many entrepreneurs just go so far and then stop just short of bringing it to the next level. Sometimes it's fear of upsetting the apple cart; most times it's just laziness. Presuming that you already have an ongoing business, such as a dropshipping operation, you can probably do much better with a little more effort. Today, we'll find out how you can make the most of home business opportunities; you might be surprised at the results.
How to Build an Ecommerce Sales Funnel for your Store — A Step-by-Step Guide
So you’ve found some hot products to sell. Your e-commerce store is ready to launch and you have some money for advertising. Maybe you’re thinking your work here is done and you’re ready to sit back and start making sales.Maybe you’re thinking your work here is done and you’re ready to sit back and start making sales.? I hate to be the one to break to you, but… Finding winning products, building an e-commerce store, and throwing some cash at Facebook ads is a good start. But it’s just that — a start.  The hard task — and the part that most aspiring entrepreneurs struggle with — is constantly generating profitable sales from your e-commerce store. Having large numbers of web visitors isn’t a
Why You Really Need an E-Commerce Strategy
When you embark on a new journey, you normally make a plan, right? Let's say you are going to a wedding. You plan what you're going to wear, maybe do a little shopping for a gift and new shoes. On the day itself, you check the weather and traffic conditions to decide if you need to bring a coat, or if you should leave half an hour earlier. Afterwards, you planned to go straight home, but you see a friend you haven't seen for a while and decide to have a few drinks and talk. The point is you always make a plan to make sure that everything goes without a hitch. You may adjust your plans as circumstances require, but you have a general outline of how your day will go. It's the same thing when you start an online business. You need an e-commerce strategy to outline how you're going to make a success of your venture as well as to clarify your end goals. Normally, your end goals are to make as much money as you can.
Annoying Buyers (that make you want to scream)
The old saying goes “don’t bite the hand that feeds you”, but I’m about to feast on my buyers hands! I can’t explain why, but I’ve had some extremely Annoying Buyers recently. I’m talking about buyers who make me want to climb through my computer screen and give them a good old sucker punch. It got me thinking about the various types of Annoying Buyers out there and so in today’s blog post, I’ve outlined the top 3 types of Annoying Buyers. Annoying Buyer #1 The first type of Annoying Buyer is the one who gives you negative feedback before even contacting you to give you a chance to redeem yourself. I encountered this Annoying Buyer last week when I reviewed my seller feedback and found a negative feedback score next to my name! The buyer claimed that a (brand new) clothing item I sent them was ripped.
Freelance Economics: Can Outsourcing Expand Your Home-Based Business?
Home-based business opportunities are rewarding, but exhausting. There's just such an enormous amount of work to be done. One person can only wear so many hats. To run a successful business, you have to be your own CEO, CFO, accountant, sales representative, creative director, marketing specialist, copywriter and business analyst — and that's just the tip of the iceberg! Where would society be without the division of labor? Allocating responsibilities to those best suited for the task is an absolute necessity for any business.
10 Proven Strategies to Grow Your eCommerce Business During a Recession
Everyone seems to be talking about a global recession. So how likely is a financial downturn? Well, research firm The Conference Board predicts a 96% likelihood of a US recession within the next 12 months. It seems inevitable that the economy will soon be limping around like a three-legged donkey trying to win the Kentucky Derby. And that means people will have less money to spend, some will lose their jobs, and many businesses will struggle. But it doesn’t have to include you. If you take the right steps now, you can thrive during the recession and grow your eCommerce business faster than ever. In this guide, we’re going to explore the impact on eCommerce during recession and how you can prof
What is Automated Dropshipping?
Time is your most precious resource when you’re running a dropshipping business. When you’re starting out, you usually have to do everything yourself  - managing inventory, marketing and advertising, customer service, accounting, and more. The success of your business is all on you, but you’re only human and you’ve only got 24 hours in a day. Automating your dropshipping business buys you more time. It allows you to have a life outside of the business, or to run your business on the side while holding down a 9-5 job. Automation frees you up to focus your efforts on growing and scaling your business.  It’s like you’re building a machine that takes care of many of the core tasks within your business, a
How to Market and Sell Using Amazon Promo Codes
Everybody loves a deal. Retailers regularly have sales and discount days because consumers are drawn to a clearance, like moths to a bug zapper — this is where they make a killing. The same principle applies for online sellers, and for those who sell their products on established merchant websites like Amazon. They can create custom promotional codes or coupons for a product easily and make it readily accessible to a large volume of potential customers. On Amazon, registered customers can find your super deal in “Today’s Deals” right off the bat.
5 Strategic Approaches for Your eCommerce Business
Starting and running an online business through eCommerce is an exciting venture with its own challenges and rewards. While it mostly operates by the same principles as a traditional business, there are certain things that are more or less exclusive to online entrepreneurship. These include how an online business is marketed and how eCommerce lets people do business in the first place. Succeeding in eCommerce means having a strategy that lets you meet your goals and make the most of your online business without having to split too many hairs. There are many ways to go about it, but here are 5 approaches that can help you boost your online business. What is the Future of eCommerce? Sales by eCommerce have been going up every year, and competition for customers in online retail has also increased by leaps and bounds. Suffice to say, eCommerce has long left the realm of niche and is now
How to Get Traffic to Your eCommerce Store: 7 Low-Cost Marketing Strategies for Dropshipping
Anyone can choose a hot product, find a reliable supplier and build a beautiful dropshipping store on Shopify. But what good are those things without a steady stream of visitors to your online store? The biggest challenge for online sellers is generating traffic. Traffic is your lifeblood.  Without it, you don’t generate any leads and you won’t make any sales. And making sales is the whole point of creating a dropshipping store, right? The thing is, you’re probably attracted to dropshipping because it’s cheap to get started. But generating traffic typically requires advertising, and advertising costs money. I’ve seen so many dropshippers give up because they’re not prepared to invest in things like Facebook or Google ads.  Or they’re not willing to put in the hard work required for content marketing or build

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