We are in the final days of the holiday marketing push. Make no mistake about it, holiday shopping started early again this year. But starting early rarely means finishing early when it comes to holiday shopping. Most shoppers aren’t willing to skip the holiday sales just for the chance to say they finished their shopping early. So, it’s not too late if you’re still trying to get eyes on your product or service.[Read more…]
Blogging is a mainstay of the internet. Anyone, anywhere can set up a blog with ease and start sharing their thoughts, experiences, and dreams. There are over 400 million blogs now, in various forms.
More recently, e-commerce has grown in sophistication, scale, and accessibility. Accordingly, a lot of blogs have started to monetize. You may be thinking about doing the same. Setting up an online store for your blog is an exciting step, but it’s also one easily mishandled. [Read more…]
Consumer behaviour is changing. According to Statista, eCommerce’s share of total global retail sales in 2017 was 10.2%, and that figure is set to rise to 17.5% in 2021.
With this in mind, and with eCommerce platforms becoming increasingly easy to use, it would seem that the door is open for new merchants to profit on market change.
Hence, whether you’re looking to turn your blog into an eCommerce store, open a brand-new online shop or discover new, untapped ways to maximise your profit and save on processing fees, this post is something you’d want to consider. [Read more…]
If you’ve been blogging for a while, the prospect of monetizing your writing has likely crossed your mind once or twice. Fortunately, getting the ball rolling here isn’t overly complex. Most bloggers start by writing posts focused on affiliate marketing. If you have been doing this for a while, a logical next step might be to launch a full e-commerce store. [Read more…]
There are countless of ways to make money online with your blog. And you may have launched your blog for this particular reason.
However, there’s also a chance that you want to expand your sources of income online. Monetizing your blog using ads and affiliate links can only draw you so much.Therefore, you may want to consider making money with products you made instead of words you wrote. This method is specially advantageous if you truly have the passion for online selling.
One thing you should be aware of is the drastic shift from publishing content to becoming a seller. Not only do you have to get acclimated with the changes that come with managing an online shop, but also temper the expectations of the audience you’ve built throughout the years with your blog.
Therefore, if you are hellbent on integrating e-commerce elements into your blog, then you’re in the right place. Below are the steps that you need to take to transition gradually from being just a blogger to also becoming a seller.
First, you create an online store on Shopify.
Then, you spend endless hours to launch products and develop a branding strategy. Later, you begin your advertising, marketing, and promotional efforts.
Finally, people start buying from you, and you keep on growing, year after year.
That’s how it works, right? ASOS-level success in a couple of years?
Wrong! [Read more…]
Are you a successful blogger looking for ways to monetize your web traffic? If you do not see the results you want from display ads, affiliate marketing, or influencer opportunities, then you may want to consider selling goods or services on your blog.
As a blogger, you know how to get eyes on your content. Unfortunately, you might not be as comfortable with selling. Don’t worry; you don’t need to be an SEO ninja or savvy salesperson to succeed with a blog store. Here are six tips to help you get started with selling on your blog. [Read more…]
Just a day ago, Facebook launched a new video format. Collection is supposed to be the latest e-commerce tool to help the social media giant drive retail sales. [Read more…]
The WooCommerce plugin offered by WordPress is the most popular platform to create eCommerce websites today. If you are thinking about building your site this way, here is a brief guide to follow:
While the myth of millennial entrepreneur – independent startup owner with a promising new app – is still alive and well, the truth is that this generation is on its way to becoming the least entrepreneurial generation in US history. The statistics are there to back it up. A Wall Street Journal analysis of data gathered by Federal Reserve reveals that the share of business owners under 30 has fallen by 65% in the last 24 years.
On the opposite side, large companies like American Express have stated that “Millennials Could Be the Most Entrepreneurial Generation Ever“, but seemingly, the overall problem is that many young people view entrepreneurship as a state of mind. As a matter of fact, according to the editor-in-chief of the popular MiLLENNiAL magazine, around 60% of young adults consider themselves entrepreneurs and astonishing 90% recognize it as a mentality. Therefore, in order to keep up with the past generations, young millennial entrepreneurs have to put a lot of more work. [Read more…]