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Starting a Business | 10 min read

How to Sell Branded Influencer Merchandise Online

Whether you play video games or you model high-fashion clothing brands, you’re an influencer if you have an audience that loves your content. Being an influencer introduces a wide variety of opportunities to make a living, from brand deals to advertising revenue. But, one of the most popular ways that influencers monetize their following is through branded merchandise.

Starting a Business | 9 min read

How to Estimate Demand for New Product Ideas

Whether you're starting a new business or building upon an existing one, at some point, you will have to start selling a new product or service. Doing so, however, is risky because it's hard to tell for sure how they will be received until after you've done all the hard work.

Starting a Business | 7 min read

How to Set Up a Dropshipping Business in 6 Simple Steps

By 2025, the dropshipping industry is expected to generate more than 550 billion US dollars in revenue according to some projections. Every year, billions of consumers acquire new products through dropshipping companies, which has driven many entrepreneurs to set up their own websites and try to profit from this business model.

Starting a Business | 10 min read

How to Build an Online Apparel Store (And Get Sales)

Online apparel stores are hotter than ever. Not only are they on trend with the ever-growing world of eCommerce, but the latest print-on-demand technology and business automation software tools make them even more appealing. Unlike years ago, where a successful online store meant a whole lot of work and money spent upfront, today’s online apparel stores are agile and self-sufficient, needing very little attention once they’re up and running.

Starting a Business | 17 min read

15 Businesses You Can Start for Less Than $100

Even though starting a business – online or offline – is no small task and can be a daunting undertaking to sign yourself up for, it certainly is not as impossible as you might think.

Starting a Business | 6 min read

The 3 Best Digital Online Job Ideas to Work from Home and Make Money

Whether you’re looking for a way out of the 9-to-5 grind, trying to get back on your feet, or are just looking for a new adventure, more and more people are realizing both the potential and practicality of working from home.

Not only does today’s digital world better support work-from-home options, but the current state we’re finding ourselves in throughout 2020 is making working from home an increasingly valid, if not the best possible, option for a huge percentage of workers.

Starting a Business | 6 min read

The Importance of Commercial Insurance for Ecommerce Businesses

Did you know that 40% of small businesses file an insurance claim in any given 10-year period? If that scares you, it should.

Commercial insurance for small businesses is essential. You don't want to get caught in an accident without any insurance coverage, especially considering that your small business may not have the funds to cover a catastrophe.

If you don't have small business insurance, it's time to change that. To learn more about why you need commercial insurance and how[...]

Starting a Business | 10 min read

10 Project Management Tips to Help Grow Your eCommerce Business

Launching an eCommerce business is easier now more than ever. This is, in many parts, thanks to the prevalence of affordable eCommerce platforms, tools, and resources.

But as your online business grows, you will encounter a new set of challenges. One of those obstacles is scaling and making your eCommerce store grow.

Starting a Business | 9 min read

How to Push Product Data to Your Online Store Efficiently

How much time do you spend on importing product content to your online store?

The answers to this question can range wildly, from a few minutes to several weeks. I know that because recently I participated in market research related to this topic.

Starting a Business | 8 min read

How To Get A Merchant Account In A “High Risk” Industry

A merchant account is an often overlooked, but key component for an ecommerce business. Together, with a payment gateway, your account gives you the ability to accept credit cards through your website. But many new online businesses are not familiar with the stipulations involved with their merchant account.

Every company that wants to do business online will want to have payment resources available to customers shopping on their site. Accepting major credit cards and offering streamlined[...]

Starting a Business | 6 min read

How Defining a USP Helps Business Growth

Every small business is looking to make it big, but did you know that 97% of those small businesses' websites aren't effective in helping them bring in more customers and make more sales? Needless to say, your website may not be enough to get a small business where it needs to be.

Starting a Business | 11 min read

How Amazon FBA Can Boost Your Online Store's Profits

It’s no secret that online selling is a booming industry. With the advent of huge marketplaces like Amazon, shoppers are flocking to their phones and computers to shop more than ever.

Starting a Business | 8 min read

7 Key Steps to Set Up and Market Your Amazon Web Store

A lot of time and effort is placed into creating and perfecting your e-commerce platform, but it is a mistake to direct all of your selling attention here.

People use online marketplaces as their go-to shopping destination all the time, and on some platforms, like Amazon, reselling is allowed, meaning that others may be making a profit off your products without you.

Starting a Business | 10 min read

Best Restaurant Website Builders for Take-Out and Delivery Orders

Are you a restaurant owner who wants to accept online take-out and delivery orders?

Maybe you're suffering from revenue loss because of lockdown. Or maybe even before COVID-19, you wanted to offer delivery and take-out to attract more customers.

As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues, many restaurants have had to adapt to new methods of communicating with their customers. These methods are primarily online.

You could always go with a delivery app, but these have problems of their own.

Starting a Business | 11 min read

How to Sell on Depop – A Beginner’s Guide

Do you have items laying around at home that you want to sell online? Or, do you have a collection of handmade products that you'd like to start selling? If so, then you may have thought about selling on Depop.

Selling something on any new platform can seem confusing and overwhelming, but don’t be discouraged.

In this article, we are going to show you exactly how to sell on Depop step-by-step with a fresh new account to help you, whether you're completely a beginner or not.

Starting a Business | 7 min read

A Guide to Effective Online Sales Meetings

42% of the U.S. labor force is now working from home.

Starting a Business | 7 min read

Amazon vs. Your eCommerce Site: What is the Best Split of Sales?

If you are selling online, I am sure this question has crossed your mind. Amazon can be a great channel to quickly expand your business, but it comes at a cost.

There is no on-size-fits-all answer to this question. The situation for every brand is different and the percentage of sales that should come from its own eCommerce site will also differ. Here, I cover how Direct-to-Customer (DTC) brands should think about this question vs. established brands.

Starting a Business | 9 min read

How to Start a T-Shirt Business Using Dropshipping

So, you’ve decided to sell t-shirts online.

You did the research and every source suggests it’s the way to go. Four in five Americans make an online purchase every month, and what’s the piece of clothing almost everyone has in their closet? That’s right: a t-shirt.

Selling a product that everyone needs is a lucrative idea. To make sure you turn that great idea into a booming t-shirt business, we've broken this process down for you step by step:

Starting a Business | 7 min read

10 eCommerce Web Design Myths That New Entrepreneurs May Believe

If you rush into the eCommerce venture without analyzing the eCommerce world, you may be risking the success of your future business. Although it is exciting to be a startup owner, you should be more focused before rushing into the online store industry unprepared. If you don’t, then you may suffer a considerable loss and damage to your reputation.

Starting a Business | 8 min read

Top Dropshipping Niche Ideas for Starting an Online Business in 2020

One of the most defining features of 2020 so far has been the the COVID-19 pandemic. This global event has affected individuals in every walk of life, overwhelming our medical facilities, forcing businesses to shut down, and compelling organizations to move to virtual meetings. While our scientists are putting in the hard work to contain this virus, entrepreneurs everywhere are leveraging ecommerce tools and resources to start home-based businesses and make the best of their time in lockdown.

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