Why The New Mailchimp Pricing Is Deceptive And Overpriced

The reason most people sign up for Mailchimp is because of it’s forever free plan. For no money whatsoever, you can store up to 2000 contacts and send up to 10000 emails per month. Sounds great right? But did you know that the free plan has very limited functionality? And what happens when you cross either of these thresholds? Once you start paying, Mailchimp pricing can get quite confusing. And more often than not, you’ll end up paying a lot more money than competing email marketing services and getting less functionality in return. This post will break...

How To Buy From Alibaba Safely (Without Getting Scammed)

If you’ve been following my blog and podcast, you know that I do a lot of my sourcing from China. In fact, I travel to the Canton Fair in GuangZhou, China every other year to look for suppliers and figure out how to get the most bang for my buck. But for many starting online entrepreneurs, traveling to China isn’t always feasible. So what can you do? The good news is that you can get access to the world’s largest ecommerce marketplace, Alibaba, without leaving the comfort of your home. However, it’s important to understand what you’re getting into when you source overseas. It...

Canton Fair – My Guide To China’s Largest Wholesale Supplier Trade Show

Every other year, my wife and I make a trip to Guangzhou, China to attend the Canton Fair. If you’ve never heard of the Canton Fair, it is the largest whole supplier tradeshow in the world where thousands of vendors and buyers attend. Here are some statistics for this past year.Number of Exhibitors‎: ‎25,049 exhibitors Number of Overseas Buyers‎: ‎191,950 buyers Number of Booths‎: ‎60,466 standard booths Exhibition Space‎: ‎1,185,000 square meters or about .45 square miles in areaTo give you an idea of the magnitude of the fair, a football field is 6400 sq yards which means that the Canton Fair is...

Stripe vs PayPal – The Best Payment Processor For Your Business

Deciding what payment processor to use is one of the most important decisions you’ll make with your online business. Customers must be able to conveniently pay online and trust that their credit card information will be handled securely. Right now, two of the most popular options are Stripe and PayPal. And this article will teach what you need to know about using Stripe Vs Paypal for your business. Editor’s Note: If you are interested in learning how to start your own business, click here to take my FREE 6 day mini course on ecommerce.Table of ContentsPayPal – A Comprehensive OverviewStripe – Everything You...

How To Start A TShirt Business For Under $3 With Your Kids

Because I teach a course on how to sell online, I’m often asked why I don’t launch more ecommerce stores and make infinite amounts of money:) While I love ecommerce and selling online, I prefer to diversify my businesses which is why I run an ecommerce store in addition to a top business podcast, a blog, and an annual ecommerce conference. In fact, I never planned on starting another ecommerce store until both my 9 and 11 year old kids expressed an interest in starting their own tshirt business. In case you don’t have kids of your own, having your children...

WooCommerce Pricing – Is It Really Free And How Much Does It Cost

According to market research, WooCommerce has the largest market share of any shopping cart in the world. And it’s popular for 3 main reasons. One, WooCommerce is built on top of the most popular website builder in the world, WordPress. Two, it has a huge developer community with lots of 3rd party support. And most importantly, it’s “free” to use. But is it really free? When it comes to WooCommerce pricing, there are several hidden costs that people gloss over that require additional fees. So today, we’re going to breakdown these costs and give you an accurate assessment of how much...

7 Email Autoresponders That Make Money On Autopilot For Your Online Store

Those of you who have followed me since the beginning know that I’ve been running a 7 figure ecommerce store since 2007. But did you know that email marketing makes up over 30% of my sales? Not only that, but over 20% of that revenue is derived from my email autoresponder sequences which generate money for my online store on autopilot. In fact, 7 autoresponders that I created “once” long ago now bring in over 6 figures worth of income every single year without me having to do anything. If you don’t have an email autoresponder sequence (which is...

An Amazon PPC Sponsored Product Ads Strategy That Works Every Time

Ever since Amazon banned incentivized reviews, running profitable Amazon sponsored product ads (Amazon PPC) has become a required skill. In this post, I’ve compared notes with other 6, 7 and 8 figure Amazon sellers to teach you…How to optimally setup and run your Amazon Sponsored Ad campaigns How to bid on your search terms to maximize exposure and profits How to find profitable keywords to boost your salesThe pay per click(Amazon PPC) strategy that I’m teaching you today is meant for private label sellers only where your product margins are high enough to support an ad spend or (ACOS) of at least 20%. Before...
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