A Behind The Scenes Look At The Redesign Of MyWifeQuitHerJob.com

It’s been almost 4 years since I last changed the look and feel of MyWifeQuitHerJob.com so I knew that a complete website overhaul was long overdue. One of the reasons that I’ve waited so long is because I don’t believe in changing things unless something is broken. And because my blog has been steadily increasing its readership and making more money every single year, I didn’t feel like anything needed to be changed…at least not until this past year. I don’t know exactly what triggered it in me. Perhaps it was because I took a look at my...

Ecommerce Veterans Reveal Their Past Mistakes And What They Would Have Done Differently

As part of running my blog and my ecommerce store, I’ve been lucky enough to meet many other like minded entrepreneurs over the years. And I can honestly say that I’ve learned more about running a business from just a handful of conversations with these people than I have from any business book or seminar ever. There is a saying that you should always associate with people who are smarter and better than you are and I can proudly say that almost all of my online business buddies are way more successful than I am. Anyways, I decided to ask some of my...

How We Boosted Conversions By 9.3% And Reduced Support For Our Online Store Using Crazy Egg

When it comes to running any online business, tracking visitor behavior and testing your conversion funnels are essential for improving your sales. Most webmasters rely on the free tool, Google Analytics, to track the overall statistics for their sites. But while Google Analytics is an extremely powerful tool, it does not provide enough information to give you a clear picture of how a visitor interacts with your site. For example… Google Analytics does not tell you which exact buttons and links a person is clicking on a given page. Google Analytics does not tell you which portions of your webpage...

How Amazon Is Changing Ecommerce And What Your Online Store Must Do To Succeed

I was listening to Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income podcast the other day and his last interview really struck a chord with me. In this particular episode, Pat featured a young couple that made over $100K in profit by selling surplus goods online. And their business model was predicated on finding businesses that were looking to liquidate their excess stock, buying these clearance items at rock bottom prices and then selling these goods at retail prices on Amazon.com. But there was a twist. Instead of having to stock and ship orders themselves, they relied on Amazon to handle all inventory...

Why Beginners Fail And What Successful Online Store Owners Do Differently

In the past several years, well over 500 students have joined my Create A Profitable Online Store course. But I have to be straight up honest with you. Not every one who has signed up has succeeded with their online store. When it comes to the success of any online business, the biggest variable in the equation is always YOU. Do you have the necessary motivation and drive to succeed? Do you have the persistence to push through the initial learning curve? Do you have an open mind for learning? After teaching my class for...

5 Lessons All Online Store Owners Can Learn From Going To Disney World

My family and I just got back from a 2 week vacation to Disney World in Florida and a 7 day Caribbean cruise that went to Haiti, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cozumel and we had a great time! This vacation was particularly special for us because it was the first time that we left complete control of our online store to our employees for an extended period. Now we’ve been on short trips away before (2-3 days) but this was the first time that we did not have a good Internet connection on board the cruise ship so we couldn’t even keep tabs...

Student Shop – How Tracey Created A Profitable Online Store Selling Fair Trade Jewelry

This post was written by Tracey, one of the students in my Create A Profitable Online Store Course. Tracey is my only student in Ecuador and she’s done a fantastic job of selling products that are indigenous to her country. Because what she sells can only be found in Ecuador, this means that it’s extremely hard to copy her idea and she sells unique products that can not be found anywhere else on the Internet. What I also admire about Tracey is that she came into the class with very little technical knowledge. But with a little hard work and...
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