All posts by Steve C

129: How Nathalie Lussier Created A 7 Figure Business Selling Software And Courses Online

http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ129NathalieLussier.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 52:35 — 60.5MB) Today, I’m thrilled to have Nathalie Lussier on the show. I’ve actually known Nathalie for a heck of a long time now dating back since 2010. In fact, I remember the early days when we were both launching our blogs But since 2010, Nathalie has been kicking butt. She first found success with her site Raw Foods Witch where she teaches people about the benefits of raw foods. But what I love about Nathalie is that she’s a techie. With her tech, design and marketing skills, she also created NathalieLussier.com where she now helps small online businesses...

How To Launch A 6 Figure Private Label Product On Amazon – The Definitive Guide

The way you launch your Amazon product matters. And if you don’t follow the right steps, even a great product may not sell very well. In this post, I’ve compared notes with several other 6 and 7 figure Amazon sellers to teach you… How to setup your first Amazon listing the correct way How to optimize your listings for maximum conversions How to get early exposure for your products How to run Amazon pay per click ads the right way How to make the front page of Amazon search The launch strategy that I’m describing today is meant for private label sellers only. Remember, if...

128: The Dark Side Of SEO And Little Used Ways To Rank In Search With Glen Allsopp

The Dark Side Of SEO And How To Rank In Search With Glen Allsopp
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ128GlenAllsopp.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 54:43 — 62.9MB) Today, I’m thrilled to have Glen Allsop on the show. Glen runs the awesome site ViperChill.com where he teaches people how to get traffic to their websites. Glen and I actually go way back to 2010 where we were members of the same blog voting group and we’ve loosely kept in touch since. He’s got an amazing array of articles that go into incredible depth. I want to say a short post for him is like 3000 words. And the reason why I follow Glen’s work is because he talks about topics that other...

How An Easy Tweak Boosted Mobile And Tablet Conversion Rates By 31%

A while back, I posted the results of my most recent website redesign. And while I managed to increase the desktop conversion rate by over 42%, the gains for mobile and tablet were much more modest. At the time of the redesign, my tablet conversion rate was up 25% year over year and my mobile conversion rate was up 21%. And even though I’m quite happy with these gains, I knew they could get even better with a little more work. Editor’s Note: Click here if you want to get the nitty gritty details about my website redesign...

127: How Nathan Latka Created The 8 Figure Business Heyo.com By Age 24

127: How Nathan Latka Created Heyo, An 8 Figure Business By Age 24
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ127NathanLatka.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 44:42 — 61.7MB) Today, I’m thrilled to have Nathan Latka on the show. Nathan is the founder of Heyo.com which is a company that does social giveaways for Facebook and other social media platforms. Now what’s amazing about Nathan is that he started this 8 figure company at age 24 and then recently sold it to his main competitor for a nice sum. What’s also cool is that Nathan started his businesses knowing absolutely nothing at age 21 and actually made 70K worth of revenue before he ever started building his product. His story is truly inspirational. Enjoy the...

Read This If You Are Hustling Hard But Not Seeing Results With Your Business

There’s a saying that entrepreneurs are willing to work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40. And if you’re spending 80 hours per week on your business, then power to you. But what if you’re putting in the time but not seeing the results? Here’s an email that I received from a reader the other day… Hey Steve. Everyday I wake up, eat breakfast, work the entire day on my online business, eat dinner, work some more and then go to bed. I’ve been doing this for almost a year but I don’t feel like I’m getting...

126: How To Make 7 Figures Selling Wall Decals Online With Jason Weisenthal

How To Make 7 Figures Selling Wall Decals Online With Jason Weisenthal
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ126JasonWeisenthal.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 45:44 — 52.6MB) Today I’m thrilled to have Jason Weisenthal on the show. Jason is someone who I met at a mastermind group meeting that I attended in San Francisco last year. And what’s cool about Jason is that he has managed to combine tech and ecommerce together to form WallMonkeys.com, an online store that offers more than 20 million images that you can print and stick on your wall. Not only is his business model ingenious but he can basically run his 7 figure ecommerce company with just a handful of employees because of all of the...

Mid Year Income Report: How My Blog Is Performing In 2016 And Why I’m On Track For a 7 Figure Year

My wife just closed the books on my blog for the first half of 2016 and I’m happy to say that I’m on track to blow my numbers out of the water compared to last year. If you recall, I ended 2015 at about $712,000 in revenue (Click here to read the full income report for 2015). But 2016 is shaping up to be even better. One major event that happened this year is that I finally quit my job in June. And let me tell you… After running a blog, a podcast, an ecommerce store, an online course and a conference while...

125: Shipping Logistics And How To Transport Your Goods From Overseas With Pam Cail

Shipping Logistics And How To Transport Your Goods From Overseas With Pam Cail
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ125PamCail.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 52:55 — 60.9MB) Today I’m thrilled to have a very special guest on the show Pam Cail. Pam is the VP of a company called HYCLogistics and she’s helped thousands of sellers get their goods to their warehouses from Asia. They’ve been in business since 1948 and she knows shipping and logistics inside and out. The reason why I have her on the show today is because many people are intimidated by the importing process. Plus, my wife and I import many times a year by sea and we’ve also been confused by all of the...

Income Report: How Our Online Store Performed In The First Half Of 2016

My wife just closed the books for the first half of 2016 and I’m happy to report that we had another year of record revenues. And yes, this now marks the 9th straight year of double digit growth! To be honest, I’m a little shocked at the numbers because things have not been smooth at all. And we’ve been dealing with several problems across different fronts that have negatively impacted revenue. Now if you look back at my income reports from prior years, you’ll probably notice that I say the same thing every year:) Running a business is not easy folks!...

124: How To Prevent Your Amazon Account From Getting Suspended With Cynthia Stine

How To Prevent Your Amazon Account From Getting Suspended With Cynthia Stine
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ124CynthiaStine.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 55:46 — 76.9MB) Today I’m thrilled to have Cynthia Stine on the show. Cynthia is someone I met at the Import Summit last year and she runs a site called OnlineSalesStepByStep.com where she offers a variety of very unique services related to Amazon. She’s has worked with hundreds of Amazon sellers over the years and she specializes in helping companies get out of the Amazon penalty box. If you’re ever suspended, Cynthia will help you get unsuspended. If a dirty seller is purposely trying to sabotage you, Cynthia can help. If want to know all of the tips and tricks on how to...

How To Start A WordPress Blog On A Shopify Or BigCommerce Store And Should It Be On A Subdomain?

Most people do things backwards when it comes to selling and making money online. For example, the other day a reader emailed me to complain that he’d spent 3 months designing a beautiful website on Shopify but wasn’t making any sales because of a lack of traffic. Here’s the thing. Most people throw up an ecommerce store on Shopify or Big Commerce and pray that the customers will come. But the truth is that getting organic traffic to a brand new ecommerce store can be quite challenging early on. The easiest way to sell your goods is to first build...

123: How To Raise 9.1 Million Dollars On KickStarter With Zach Smith Of Funded Today

123: How To Raise 9.1 Million Dollars On KickStarter With Zach Smith Of Funded Today
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ123ZachSmith.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 50:40 — 58.3MB) Today I’m thrilled to have a very special guest on the show, Zach Smith. Zach is the founder of a company called Funded Today and he’s helped hundreds of startups achieve success with their crowd funding campaigns. For example, he helped raise over 9.1 million to launch the popular travel jacket from Baubax. And chances are if you are on Facebook, you probably saw an ad for it because it was a pretty cool product. In fact, this jacket became the most funded clothing project in the history of crowdfunding and one of the...

My First Keynote, The Future Of Ecommerce, And How I Convinced My Wife To Go Out On A Second Date

People often ask me what keeps me motivated to sell handkerchiefs online. And it’s a fair question to ask because… I’m not particularly into handkerchiefs, linen napkins or linen towels. I don’t use any of my own products on a regular basis and I’m definitely not the target demographic for my store. But here’s the thing. What I sell online doesn’t really matter to me at all. I could be selling fertilizer or manure for all I care, I’d still be excited to do it. For me, the interesting part about running an ecommerce store is the psychological aspect...

122: How To Make 600K Selling T-Shirts On TeeSpring With Derek Pankaew

How To Make 600K Selling T-Shirts On TeeSpring With Derek Pankaew
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ122DerekPankaew.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 45:38 — 52.5MB) Today I’m happy to have Derek Pankaew on the show. Derek is someone who I met at the Ecommerce Fuel Live conference and it was pretty random how we started talking. I was sitting directly behind him during a session and I couldn’t help but peek at his screen. And I found that the screen saver on his computer was a running count of his age. I took notice and we started chatting. And as luck would have it, Derek was selling t-shirts at the time and making a killing doing it. Now if...

121: How To Start A Successful Ecommerce Conference On Your First Try With Steve Chou And Toni Anderson

121: How To Start A Successful Ecommerce Conference On Your First Try With Steve Chou And Toni Anderson
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ121SellersSummit.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 46:56 — 64.7MB) Today’s episode is a little different in that I’m not interviewing anyone on the show. Instead, I brought in my partner Toni Anderson to talk about how we launched The Sellers Summit, our ecommerce learning conference! This was my first event ever and I discuss all of the little things that were involved in planning and running the event. If you plan on launching your own conference someday, our mistakes and successes may help you out! I really loved every minute and I met so many new awesome people as well. Right now, we are selling...

Behind The Scenes Of My First Ecommerce Conference – The Sellers Summit

Most of you probably don’t know this, but I’ve always dreamed of giving a keynote speech at a conference. In fact, it’s been on my bucket list for quite some time. But here’s the thing. While I’ve been asked to give speeches at conferences before, no one has ever approached me to give a keynote ever. Not a single person! And a Chinese guy can only handle so much neglect!!! Anyway I got tired of waiting around for someone to ask so I decided to launch my very own conference instead:) Bucket list item crossed off!!! The...

120: How To Rank In Amazon And The Right Way To Solicit Reviews With Jeff Cohen of Seller Labs

How To Rank In Amazon And Get Legit Reviews With Jeff Cohen of Seller Labs
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ120JeffCohen.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 52:53 — 60.8MB) Today I’m thrilled to have Jeff Cohen on the show. Jeff is someone I met at the Import Summit last year and he’s the director of business management over at Seller Labs. Chances are if you are selling on Amazon, you’re probably using one of their awesome tools. For example, Feedback Genius which is a tool I use heavily, is a must have tool that automates the acquisition of customer reviews. And they have other awesome tools like Snag Shout which help you gather additional reviews and discover profitable products to sell on Amazon. All...

Overcoming Self Doubt And What It Takes To Make 6 Figures In Ecommerce

Looking back, one of the biggest challenges of starting our ecommerce store was the lack of support. For example in 2007… We had no one to talk to. We had no one to share our experiences with. We had no one to compare strategies with. And to make things worse, most people doubted that we would ever be able to replace my wife’s 6 figure income selling handkerchiefs online. Here’s the funny thing about friendship and support. If most of your friends work full time day jobs, then most of them will be skeptical of your chances for success. And there...

119: How To Create A 7 Figure Ecommerce Store In Just 4 Months Selling Coloring Books Online

119: How To Create A 7 Figure Ecommerce Store In Just 4 Months Selling Coloring Books Online
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ119MikeJackness.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 53:03 — 61.0MB) Today, I’m thrilled to have Michael Jackness on the show. Mike is someone who I met on a recent ecommerce mastermind trip and after hearing about his successes, I knew that I had to have him on the show. Mike runs a bunch of ecommerce websites which include Icewraps.com, CuttingBoard.com, ColorIt.com. And he also runs his own business blog at EcomCrew.com Anyway Mike is a gold mine of information and what I like about him is that he’s constantly trying new strategies to boost sales. For example, his most recent store ColorIt.com is only 4...