All posts by Steve C

111: How To Make 190K In Your First 7 Months Selling Jewelry Online With Toni Anderson

How To Make 190K in Your First 7 Months Selling Jewelry Online With Toni Anderson
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ111ToniAndersonCPOS.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 56:27 — 64.9MB) Today I’m really happy to have Toni Anderson back on the podcast. Now this is isn’t the first time I’ve had her on the show. Way back in episode39, we talked about how Toni manages to run a 6 figure blog, a conference, consult on the side and home school 7 kids. Now a lot has changed in the last year. For one thing, she decided to stop consulting and then reached out to me wanting to try opening an online store to replace the income from consulting. So she signed up...

Underhanded Tactics Evil Amazon Sellers Are Using To Cheat And Get Ahead

Amazon is a cutthroat marketplace which is why most sellers rarely give specifics about their products or talk about their winners in public. In fact Amazon is so competitive that if you have a product that is even mildly successful, you will eventually get piggybacked by multiple sellers if you haven’t been already. Anyway up until this point, I thought that getting piggybacked or hijacked on Amazon was the worst that could happen. But a recent conversation with a fellow Amazon seller opened up my eyes to other insidious activities that are happening on the platform right now. The tactics...

110: How To Source Anything From China And Establish Good Vendor Relationships With Dave Bryant

110: How To Source Anything From China And Establish Good Relationships With Dave Bryant
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ110DaveBryant.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 56:34 — 78.0MB) Today I’ve got my buddy Dave Bryant on the show.  Dave and I met when he randomly reached out to me via email and we’ve kept in touch ever since.  And what’s cool is that we finally met face to face at the Ecommerce Fuel conference last year. Dave runs several online stores selling boat equipment but I think his most successful site sells boat anchors of all things:)   Big and heavy boat anchors that he imports from China.  Talk about niche. Dave also runs the popular blog ChineseImporting.com where he teaches others how to import...

How To Fight, Win And Prevent Credit Card Chargebacks For Physical And Digital Product Sales

Whether you sell physical or digital products online, at some point you’ll experience a chargeback no matter how good your customer service is or how great your products are. Now before I begin, I want to explain the definition of a chargeback. As you know, whenever you buy anything with a credit card, the credit card company protects you from any sort of fraud that a merchant might commit. This includes incorrect amounts charged to your card, failure to deliver the goods as promised or shipping faulty or damaged products. When any of these things happen, you can...

109: How To Make 7.5 Million Per Year Selling On Amazon With Will Tjernlund

109: How To Make 7.5 Million Per Year Selling On Amazon With Will Tjernlund
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ109WillTjernlund.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 51:57 — 59.7MB) Today I’ve got someone really special on the show, Will Tjernlund. Now I met Will at the StartupBros conference and I’m really glad that I did. He and his brother Andrew made about 7.5 million dollars from Amazon and their own stores last year making him one of the most successful Amazon sellers that I’ve had on the podcast so far. And the best part is that his business is just a 2 man operation with him and his brother. Today, we’re going to go into depth on how he got started. What You’ll Learn How...

These Powerful Quotes Completely Changed My Outlook On Business And Life

A common question I get asked is how I manage to run an ecommerce store, a blog, a podcast, an online store course and a conference all while working a full time job with 2 young kids. And truth be told, it’s not because I’m superhuman or more productive than the average person. It’s not because I do anything especially fast. In fact, people who have seen me in action know that I drop things on the floor all the time and I can be pretty disorganized at times. The reason I’m able to accomplish what I do is...

108: How John Rampton Lost His 7 Figure Amazon Business

How John Lost His 7 Figure Business By Getting Banned From Amazon
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ108JohnRampton.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 50:18 — 69.4MB) Today I’m thrilled to have John Rampton with me on the show. John is someone who I met at FinCon 2 years ago and he’s got an amazing story to share with you today. In fact, his story is almost unreal. 10 years ago, he was working in construction when he had his legs crushed in a freak accident. He didn’t think he could walk again and during that time when he was bed ridden, he studied business, marketing and selling online 16-20 hours a day. Fast forward to today, he’s started a...

The Future Of Selling On Amazon And Key Takeaways From My Ecommerce Mastermind

As I mentioned in last week’s email newsletter (sign up here for free), I just got back from an ecommerce mastermind weekend with 11 other entrepreneurs and it was an incredible experience. In the Silicon Valley where I live, almost all of my close friends either work full time at a tech company or practice as a doctor or lawyer. Very few people I know sell physical products online which is why I often feel lonely with no one to talk to when it comes to ecommerce. Anyhow, this mastermind retreat was just what I needed because it was an opportunity...

107: How To Make 17 Million Dollars Selling iPhone And iPad Cases Online With Kai Klement

How To Make 17 Million Dollars Selling iPhone And iPad Cases Online With Kai Klement
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ107KaiKlement.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 54:48 — 63.0MB) Today I’m thrilled to have Kai Klement on the show. Kai is someone who reached out to me with an incredible story and I knew that I needed to have him on the podcast. Kai and his partner Jorg(yerg) are the co-founders of Kavaj (kavai), an internationally top-selling leather case manufacturer for phones and tablets. They’ve sold over 500,000 cases generating over 17 million in revenue. They both started out as former Amazon employees with zero knowledge of manufacturing, or product creation and ended up creating this awesome ipad and phone case company. ...

106: How To Design A High Converting Website With Chase Reeves

How To Design A High Converting Ecommerce Website With Chase Reeves
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ106ChaseReeves.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 55:33 — 76.6MB) Today I’m thrilled to have Chase Reeves on the show. Chase is someone who I met recently at the FinCon Expo in Charlotte and the face to face meeting was a long time coming. If you don’t know Chase, he is the creative director for Fizzle.co, Corbett Barr’s awesome online business training course which was mentioned back in episode 45. And he’s also the goofy white guy on the Fizzle podcast where he’s frickin hilarious. You should check it out. But the main reason, I decided to have Chase on today is because is he...

How To Get 300 Email Subscribers Per Day And My Best Converting Signup Forms

Last year, my blog made over 700K and email marketing generated almost 90% of my revenues. As a result, optimizing the performance of my email signups and my newsletter copy is a constant priority. Recently, I came across an awesome article on the SumoMe.com blog where they published real conversion data across different email signup forms collected from their millions of users. So today, I thought it would be interesting to compare my performance with their published numbers. First off, according to SumoMe, here are the conversion averages for the various tools that they offer. Editor’s Note: If you are not...

105: How To Run Profitable Facebook Ads To Sell Physical Products Online With Miracle Wanzo

How To Run Profitable Facebook Ads To Sell Physical Products Online
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ105MiracleWanzo.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 52:32 — 60.4MB) Today I have Miracle Wanzo on the show. First off, isn’t that the coolest name ever? When I first met her, I had assumed that it was her pen name but nope, her name is really Miracle and she is one of the sweetest, most down to earth person you’ll ever meet. Anyway, I met Miracle at the Ecommerce Fuel Live event in Nashville a few months ago and I’m glad that I did. Miracle runs HipUndies.com where she sells women’s undergarments and lingerie. Now normally, I tend to think that selling clothing or anything that has to...

How To Increase Your Amazon Sales By 209% With A Simple Photo Tweak

As you probably know, the photo you choose for your Amazon listing can mean the difference between losing a customer vs making a sale. And more importantly, the quality of your photo determines whether you’ll even get a click on your product in the first place! Speaking from experience, I’ve run experiments on my online store where a simple photo swap resulted in a 2X increase in conversions. But how do you choose the “best and highest converting” photos for your listings? How do you know that you’re using the most profitable images for your products? Here’s a simple way...

104: How Tony Horton Started P90X and Sold Over 7 Million Workout DVDs

How Tony Horton Started P90X and Sold Over 7 Million Workout DVDs
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ104TonyHorton.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 53:55 — 62.0MB) Today I am honored to have the one and only Tony Horton on the show. If you’ve never heard of Tony, he is the creator of the incredibly popular P90X home exercise program. Now the personal exercise industry is EXTREMELY competitive and to give you an idea how big time his video was, it ended up selling over 7 million copies. Ridiculous! Since P90X, Tony has released P90X2 and P90X3 with awesome success as well. Not only does Tony look great but he’s quite an entertaining guy as well. Enjoy the interview What You’ll Learn How to...

Your Business Failed…But Did You Really Try? Or Did You Just Give Up?

“Oh yeah, I tried being an entrepreneur a few years back but it was just too hard.” “I tried the whole blogging thing but couldn’t get it off the ground” “I tried selling online but every product I could think of had too much competition” I don’t know why, but lately I’ve become increasingly sensitive to people complaining about how things are just too difficult. Whenever I hear statements like the ones above, I can’t help but think to myself… How hard did you really try? How much time and effort did you actually spend? Did you just give up after encountering the first...

103: How To Go From 0 To 130,000 Instagram Followers In 6 Months With Daniel DiPiazza

103: How To Go From 0 To 130,000 Instagram Followers In 6 Months With Daniel DiPiazza
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ103DanielDiPiazza.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 49:40 — 57.1MB) Today I have my buddy Daniel DiPiazza on the show. Daniel is someone who I met recently at the Import Summit in Orlando and I’m really glad I did. He’s the owner of Rich20Something.com where he teaches young people how to start their own freelance businesses. And to be honest, the content he puts out comes at great time where kids graduating from college are having problems finding high paying jobs. His site is crazy popular and what’s cool is that he’s built it up in an extremely short period of time. In addition to Rich20Something.com,...

With Just These 3 Skills, I’ve Created 3 Six Figure Online Businesses

The beauty of running an online business is that you don’t have to be physically present to make money. As a result, a lot of online entrepreneurs are able to create highly scalable businesses from anywhere they want. In fact, leveraging the Internet is how I’m able to run a blog, an ecommerce store, a podcast, an online course and an ecommerce conference all while working a full time job and playing with 2 cute kids on the weekends. I also run all of these businesses with very little help. In total, I have 1 trusted assistant who...

102: How to Start A Multi Million Dollar Clothing Line With Edmund Lowman

102: How to Start A Multi Million Dollar Clothing Line With Edmund Lowman
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ102EdmundLowman.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 51:39 — 71.2MB) I’m really excited to have Edmund Lowman on the show. Edmund is someone who I met at the Import Summit in Orlando and after chatting with the guy for a while at the conference, I learned that he’s got a pretty awesome story to share. First off he’s a former rockstar who was part of a wildly successful rock band called Red Jump Suit Apparatus. In fact, I believe that his rock band made him a multimillionaire in his 20’s. Then he realized that the rockstar life was not for him, lost all of...

3 Ways To Sell Products Online Without Inventory, Shipping Or Fulfillment

Most people who want to start an online business are hesitant to sell physical products online because they have a false impression that you have to store and ship all of your own products. But did you know that you can run a successful ecommerce business without carrying any inventory at all? In fact, it’s pretty straightforward to run a full blown online store without worrying about storing or shipping anything physical at all. Here are 3 ways to do exactly that. You Can Dropship A dropshipped online store is a type of ecommerce business where you you take orders on...

101: Will It Fly? How To Validate Your Business Before You Invest With Pat Flynn

101: Will It Fly? How To Validate Your Business Before You Invest With Pat Flynn
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ101PatWillItFly.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 50:44 — 70.0MB) Today I’m thrilled to have my buddy Pat Flynn back on the show. Now I’ve had Pat on the show once before on episode 41 where we talked about how to make money with every online business model out there. In fact, Pat was gracious enough to come dressed for the occasion as he wore Stanford cardinal red and a beat cal button during the interview. I mean how cool is that? To be able to forsake his own college for a superior school is just a testament to his...