All posts by Steve C

Here’s What Adding Payment Plans Did To My Info Product Sales – The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

When I first launched my Create A Profitable Online Store Course in 2011, the price was only $299. But as I continued to add content to the class and as the value of the course continued to rise, I began raising prices as well. Today, the cost of my class stands at $799 and it’s likely to increase again in a couple more months. Here’s the thing. Whenever you sell an expensive product, there are always going to be people who will be intimidated by the price tag even if deep down they know that the cost is worth the...

MWQHJ 061: Natalie Sisson On How To Create A 6 Figure Location Independent Business

Natalie Sisson
Podcast: Download (Duration: 49:35 — 45.7MB) Today I’m thrilled to have my friend Natalie Sisson on the show. Now if you’ve never heard of Natalie, she is known as the Suitcase Entrepreneur, and her story is pretty damn cool. Since 2006, she left her hometown of New Zealand and she’s basically been traveling the world by living out of her suitcase while running her location independent business. She’s got a popular blog, a bestselling book, a podcast and she is just an all round great person as well. Enjoy the episode! What You’ll Learn Natalie’s motivations for creating a location independent lifestyle Why documenting...

What Happened To Our Store After We Started Selling On Amazon. Here Are The Results

On MyWifeQuitHerJob.com, I often write about the need for motivation and determination when it comes to starting a business. After all if you don’t have the drive, then you will never take any action. Well today I have a confession to make. I had major problems motivating myself to sell on Amazon. Our online store was doing very well on its own, growing in the double digits and I didn’t really see a strong need to sell on a platform where I had little control. But thanks to my friend Lars Hundley, I finally saw the light towards the...

MWQHJ 060: Brad DeGraw On How To Maximize Your Sales On Amazon

Brad Degraw
Podcast: Download (Duration: 45:48 — 63.2MB) Brad DeGraw is my go to guy when it comes to selling on Amazon. Not only does he run many of his own businesses using FBA, but he also helps small to mid size companies establish their online presence as well. In this episode, Brad gives us an inside scoop on all of the tips and tricks he uses to maximize his sales on Amazon. Do not miss this episode and be sure to check out Brad’s site at AZDoneForYou.com. Quick Note: At the time of the recording Brad thought that his new website AmazonSherpa.com...

How To Start A Business When You’re Clueless With No Money. Here’s What I’d Do…

Whenever I have a conversation about entrepreneurship, I often find that most people have a strong desire to start a business at some point in their life. But here’s the thing. While the desire is there, it’s often the lack of confidence and the uncertainty of the outcome that prevents most people from taking serious action. In fact, I would go as far as to say that most people are not willing to take any risk at all unless they are confident that they will succeed. I was the exact same way. To be honest, selling handkerchiefs...

MWQHJ 059: How Will Mitchell Makes 6 Figures Selling Online And Teaching Others How To Import From China

Will Mitchell
Podcast: Download (Duration: 42:36 — 58.8MB) I became a huge fan of Will Mitchell when I accidentally stumbled on his blog, StartupBros.com. Not only is Will an excellent writer but he always writes from experience which is quite rare when it comes to the Internet. In this episode, Will teaches us how to find products to sell online and how he has created an incredible business importing goods from Asia and teaching others how to do the same. Enjoy the podcast! What You’ll Learn How Will got started in ecommerce What Will sells in his ecommerce store Will’s techniques for finding the right product...

My Thoughts On Jealousy, Inadequacy And Finding Work Life Balance

I have a love hate relationship with Facebook. On one hand, Facebook allows me to keep in touch with and keep track of what my friends are up to. But on the other hand, I’ve had many a Facebook session where I’ve left with a healthy dose of jealousy and feelings of inadequacy. Oh look! the company that my classmate at Stanford started just reached 100 million in sales! Wow! My friend R is really living it up by travelling the world! Geez! I’m the worst parent ever. Look at all the cool stuff my buddy J is...

MWQHJ 058: How Steven Essa Makes 6 Figures Giving Killer Online Webinars

Steven Essa
Podcast: Download (Duration: 52:42 — 72.7MB) This podcast episode with Steven Essa was one of my favorites because I learned so much about the art of giving effective online webinars. Seriously, this episode was so jam packed with actionable tips that I found myself furiously taking notes during the interview. In fact, Steven was so engaging that I barely spoke at all and he did most of the talking. He’s got tremendous energy and I know that you’ll get as much out of it as I did. Enjoy! BTW, you can check out Steven’s websites at StevenEssa.com and X10Effect.com What You’ll...

How To Take Eye Popping Product Photos For Your Online Store With Minimal Setup

Having eye popping product photos is probably the most important aspect of your online store website. After all, if you can’t convey the quality of your product to the end customer, you aren’t going to be making any sales no matter how awesome your product is. But the problem is that taking professional shots can be extremely challenging if you have no clue what you are doing. And there’s this common misconception that you need expensive equipment or a super nice camera in order to produce high quality photography. Long story short, taking great product photos is all...

MWQHJ 057: How Emmanuel Used Influencer Marketing To Make 65K in 4 Months Selling Satin Lined Caps

Emmanuel Eleyae
Podcast: Download (Duration: 42:38 — 58.8MB) Today’s interview is with my friend Emmanuel Eleyae, who runs SatinLinedCaps.com along with several members of his family. What I find interesting about Emmanuel’s story is that he tried a bunch of different marketing tactics early on with his online store and they all failed. And then he tried influencer marketing using You Tube and hit the jackpot. In this interview, you’ll learn how Emmanuel found famous You Tubers to promote his products and the services he uses to continually market his satin lined caps. You also learn what it takes to create...

Pai Gow Poker And My Own Personal Formula For Financial Success

If you ever go with me to the casino, you’ll often find me playing cards at the Pai Gow poker table. Now Pai Gow is definitely NOT the sexiest game at the casino, nor is it one that draws a huge crowd. But those who appreciate Pai Gow love the game for its simplicity, its longevity and its potential for a large payout. In fact, I love the game so much that I’ve pretty much modeled my entire entrepreneurial career based on a simple card game. Here’s what I mean. How Does Pai Gow Work Below is a...

MWQHJ 056: How JD Roth Started GetRichSlowly And Inspired A Personal Finance Blogging Revolution

JD Roth
Podcast: Download (Duration: 48:09 — 66.2MB) Today’s interview is a very special to me because this person is someone who inspired me to start my own blog back in 2009. JD Roth is the founder of GetRichSlowly.org and he was one of my blogging idols early on. Today, he writes at JDRoth.com and his blog is still one of the very few that I read on a regular basis. He’s an amazing writer and I love how he can make even mundane topics interesting through the power of storytelling. Enjoy the interview! What You’ll Learn How JD Roth got the idea...

MWQHJ 055: How Steve Scott Makes 6 Figures Selling Non Fiction Kindle Ebooks

Steve Scott
Podcast: Download (Duration: 49:22 — 68.1MB) Steve Scott is a very prolific writer on the Amazon Kindle platform and he makes anywhere from 20-60K per month selling ebooks. In this interview, he reveals the exact methods he uses to sell hundreds of books a day and the right way to sell on the Amazon Kindle platform. Also, be sure to check out his blog at SteveScottSite.com What You’ll Learn How Steve makes 20-60K per month selling books How Steve sells hundreds of books a day on the Kindle platform How to gather email addresses from people who buy your ebook How to find a lucrative topic to write...

How To Incorporate A Business In The United States From A Foreign Country

I was checking my Google Analytics the other day and discovered that 32% of my blog traffic is from a country outside of the United States. That’s almost a third! And if you look at the students in my Create A Profitable Online Store Course, 25% of my members are from different countries as well. Anyway recently, I’ve been receiving a lot of questions from entrepreneurs who want to set up shop in the United States from a foreign country. After all, the United States is one of the largest markets in the world but the problem is that...

MWQHJ 054: How Spencer Haws Created Long Tail Pro – My Favorite Tool For Keyword Research

Spencer Haws
Podcast: Download (Duration: 48:13 — 66.3MB) I’ve been following Spencer’s blog, NichePursuits.com, for quite some time now and I’ve always been a huge fan. Not only does Spencer have a ton of experience with building out niche sites and keyword research but he has also created the best keyword research tool on the market with Long Tail Pro In this interview, you’ll learn about what’s working with SEO and how Spencer created a leading software product with no technical experience at all! What You’ll Learn How and why Spencer diversified his business Why Spencer moved away from using private blog networks What’s working with SEO today How Spencer...

How I Tripled The Sales Of My Info Product By Tweaking My Email Autoresponder

I’ve been running my Create A Profitable Online Store Course for several years now and up until the middle of last year, it’s been selling reasonably well. For example during 2012 and 2013, I averaged about 150K per year in revenue through affiliate marketing and selling my class using the principles I outlined in my 2013 FINCON talk. But here’s the thing. It’s really difficult to sell an informational product successfully online. And especially in my case, I find myself at a consistent disadvantage because of the following factors. My course is expensive at $799 – As a result,...

MWQHJ 053: How Chris Guthrie Makes 6 Figures Selling WordPress Plugins Online

Chris Guthrie
Podcast: Download (Duration: 43:36 — 60.2MB) I met Chris Guthrie at the Fincon Expo and I’m really glad that we had a chance to hang out. Chris is well known for making 6 figures with the Amazon Associates program and he also runs a 6 figure business selling WordPress plugins called BoostWP.com. A lot of people believe that you have to know how to code in order to succeed in selling software. But not only is Chris not a technical guy, but he has found a way to get tens of thousands of websites to use his plugins. If...

How Motif Investing And A Little Peer Pressure Rekindled My Interest In Investing

Before starting my online businesses, my primary money making strategy used to be investing and trading stocks. Every morning, I would wake up at market open, analyze the movers and the shakers, do stock research and plan my next set of trades. But at some point in the middle of having my 2 kids and starting my online businesses, I began to neglect my investment portfolio altogether. And for the past 7 years or so, I’ve barely invested any money at all outside of my 401K. In fact, I’m embarrassed to say this but more than half of my money...

MWQHJ 052: How Carole Rains Leverages Pinterest To Drive Sales To Her Rustic Furniture Store

Carole Rains
Podcast: Download (Duration: 46:04 — 63.5MB) I met Carole Rains at the Ecommerce Fuel Live conference and I’m happy that we met. Carole runs 2 online stores, RusticArtistry.com and EmuBliss.com, and she uses Pinterest heavily to promote her products. In this interview, you will get an in depth tutorial on how to maximize your Pinterest account and how to leverage Pinterest to promote your products. What You’ll Learn How Carole decide on the niche for her online store How Carole found dropshippers for her online furniture shop How Carole gets vendors to dropship for her What the logistics are like when selling handcrafted products How Carole gets...

Year End Report: How Our Online Store Performed In 2014

My wife just closed the books on 2014 and our online store continued its trend of double digit year over year revenue growth! As I mentioned in our mid year report, 2014 was the year of outsourcing our business and I’m happy to say that our little business can now run on its own and my wife has even more flexibility than before. Having a flexible schedule is crucial when raising kids because the number of activities they take part in continues to grow at an exponential rate. Not only are both of my kids in different schools across town...