Everyone thinks it starts with a storefront. Before any successful business is launched, research is key. Acquiring new customers means solving a problem! So, what niche market should you choose?
You have narrowed down your niche, now it's time to find distributors. Depending on the platform used to setup the website, there are various integration options.
This is an evolving process and one of the most difficult to master. It is important to plan for your target audience early, but remain flexible.
Now we get to the fun stuff. After all of your planning and networking it's time to establish your storefront. May seem daunting, but there are easy to use platforms to help!
THIS IS KEY! The customer experience requires strategic planning. The path a potential customer makes will make or break the sale. Sales funnels likely brought you here, and I'm going to show you how they work.
You now have an operational website with a product, a path, and a checkout. You can now start making money, but more than likely you haven't had your first sale. SEO drives organic traffic. Traffic + Interest + Offer + Means = Sale
All your hard work has brought you to this point. Marketing your product. I will not go into marketing strategies, but will provide tools to help.
You have done all this work and notice that your ad spend is too high. You may be profiting, but not as much as you would expect. Affiliate programs encourage customers and small businesses to promote your product, limiting your spend and increasing sales. You only spend when customers buy.
Now that you have mastered building a website, selling products, and networking to build your brand. It's time to share your knowledge. Mirror the process as a service based affiliate, promoting to and building up others. This is not a secret, teach others and grow together.
Q: What is the best host for E-commerce?
A: There are many options, check out the "Build Your Website" section of this training. We have recommendations, but it's completely up to you!
Q: Should I have my opt-in landing page show before driving traffic to my product?
A: It depends, your time with new customers is often short. The sooner you get them on your list the better.
Q: Should I use Ali Express for dropshipping
A: Many do, it really comes down to preference. I prefer local distributors with a product I have tested and trust.