How We Did On Cyber Monday And A Holiday Gift Guide Of Student Shops

I hope everyone had an incredible Black Friday and Cyber Monday. For our online store, things got so busy on Cyber Monday that I was forced to man the phone lines.

So I put on my “customer service agent” hat and headset and proceeded to talk to over 30+ people during the course of the day including one epic 40 minute conversation where I had to teach an 80 year old lady how to surf the web. **sigh**

Customer Service

But it was all worth it in the end because we ended up with one of the largest sales days ever besides the time we made it on the NBC Today Show.

Here’s a picture of our haul which doesn’t even include Amazon orders.

Cyber Monday

In fact, I was so amped up with our Cyber Monday sales that I decided to man the phone lines again for Tuesday. But unfortunately, sales died down to only about 2X normal sales volume. There were hardly any calls either.

Shoe Line

My Create A Profitable Online Store Students

Anyway, enough about me. Let’s talk about my students.

A common question I get asked is what my Create A Profitable Online Store students are up to in my class.

So for the past few years, I’ve put together a holiday gift guide composed entirely of online stores run by students in my course.

Overall, I got many more submissions than I could handle and unfortunately could not include all of them in this guide. But I wanted to thank everyone for their submissions!

What’s also cool is that there are shops from across the globe including Canada, Ecuador, United Kingdom, and Australia.

In any case, if you see anything you like, be sure to take advantage of these exclusive holiday discounts.

Enjoy the shopping guide and please help support the students in my class!

Note: All of the stores below are 100% live so please be respectful. Do not contact the owners of these shops unless you are interested in their products or unless you have specific purchasing questions.

Gift Guide For Her

Gift Guide For Her

1. The Oil Collection
Coupon code: MYWIFEQUIT 25% off
Sells fashionable jewelry diffusers for ladies that love Essential Oils.
2. Artisans In The Andes
Sells fair trade and ethical jewelry made in the Andes of Equador. 20% off coupon when you signup
3. Woot And Hammy
Sells thoughtful jewelry with heartfelt messages. Perfect for the holidays to tell someone that you care. Coupon: mywifequit10 to save 10% off your order!
4. Senona Sol
Sells selection of yoga accessories, nourishing skincare and customized apparel. Free organic makeup pouch with purchase over $50
5. Olio Etc
Handcrafted art to wear. Coupon: olio10 for 10% off all products
6. Vivian Lou Insoles
Sells Insolia weight-shifting insoles for low, medium and high heeled shoes. Insolia is the only insole scientifically-proven to prevent pain so that woman can wear their favorite shoes 4x longer.
7. Simple Nut Organics
Sells organic soaps, body butter, lip balm and toothpaste
8. Gifts Are Blue
Sells a variety of blue items, including gifts for men, babies and women
9. Pink Mixer Cosmetics
Sells cupcake bath bombs, bath bubbles and etc. Free shipping on orders $50.00 and above
10. Pampered Teacher
Pampered Teacher is monthly subscription box gift service that is especially made for teachers. Coupon: MWQHJ – good for $2 off all items in the store, even gifts under $10, Free shipping on ALL orders
11. Vizcosa
Australian based company, Vizcosa sells vibrant kaftans, cover ups and resort wear.
Coupon: MWQHJ10 for 10% off all products

Gift Guide For Him

gifts for him

1. Paws For Humanity
For dog and pet lovers. 10% of their income goes to non-profits which train service dogs for disabled veterans
2. Bovar Jewelry
Bovar Jewelry sells unique and handcrafted rings and jewelry. They also take custom orders.
3. Pain Relief Essentials
Sell Electrical Muscle Stimulators, Electrodes, Far Infrared Therapy
Coupon: save16holidays for 16% off Rhythm Touch, Advanced Foot Energizer, Cordless Far Infrared Wraps, and Electrodes and Supplies (excludes: Thermotex products)
4. Camo Ever After
Coupon code: WELCOME15 (15% off for all new customers).
Camo Ever After sells rings for camo and outdoor enthusiasts.
5. Flyboy Toys
Personalized and made to order airplane t-shirts, hats, and other products for aviation enthusiasts. Coupon: MWQHJ – 15% off all T-Shirts until 12/16/16
6. Advanced Foot Energizer
Coupon: save16holidays for 16% off Advanced Foot Energizer or Advanced Foot Energizer Platinum Package

Gift Guide For Kids And Furbabies

Gifts For Kids

1.Tiny Hideaways
Tiny Hideaways sell stylish kids teepees to foster creative playtime for youngsters.
2. Sunny Decals
Sells kids fabric wall decals. Coupon: WINTERSALE – 15% off + free shipping
3. Little Sweaty Head
Sells advanced bedding technology that helps toddlers sleep better
4. Elegant Personalized Baby Blankets
Sells a full line of personalized baby blankets with free shipping, embroidery and gift wrap.
Coupon: Holiday sale for 10% off all orders until 12/25/16
5. Pawsome Doggie
Sells awesome dog party supplies and unique gifts for dog lovers and owners. Coupon: FRIENDS10 for 10% off
6. DaVinci’s Room
Sells Original Card & Board Games
Coupon: XTRALIFE for $5 off the game Cookie Time. The first 300 copies sold of the game with the code will have 100% of the profits donated to Extra Life, a which benefits the Children’s Miracle Network
7. The Vintage Sweetheart
Cute handmade baby & girls dresses for parties from the UK

Gift Guide For The Home

Gift Guide For The Home

1. Utensi
Beautiful long handle measuring spoons designed in the USA
Coupon: MWQHJ for $3 off each set until 12/16/16. Free shipping on all orders.
2. Cool Point Landing
Fine Quality Cedar Garden Furniture and more!!
3. Little White Dish
Sells tablescapes to match all occasions
Coupon: SAVE20 to take 20% off your entire order
4. Aviation Letter Art
Sells unique and personalized aviation letter art made from aviation themed photographs. Coupon: 20FORYOU for 20% off all products

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6 thoughts on “How We Did On Cyber Monday And A Holiday Gift Guide Of Student Shops”

  1. Tracey says:

    Wow Steve – what an amazing group of shops! Fabulous items and photos too.

    1. Karen says:

      Hi Steve,
      I’m really impressed with your student stores. Including the SEO. Kudos to you.

  2. Ree Klein says:

    Hi Steve, thanks for including our new site in your 2016 gift guide! Your readers can get a 20% off coupon code by signing up for our email list. It will work on all products we sell directly from our store (it does not apply to products on 3rd party sites like Amazon).

    I hope you and your readers enjoy the 2016 holidays and have an awesome 2017!

  3. Carmen says:

    Thank you for including Vizcosa two years in a row Steve.
    I am so proud to be part of the MWQJ community
    Happy Holidays!!


  4. Bahtiyar says:

    Hello, Steve. Thank you for an amazing post! You are a very talented seller and entrepreneur. Holidays, cyber Mondays, black Fridays, and other dates are very good for making big money through sales. Unfortunately, these days are so few during a whole year. Thanks a lot for the post. I learned a lot of new things to apply on my own online store.

  5. norma says:

    Hi Steve,

    Thanks for always being an inspiration and a guiding light.

    Happy holidays to you and your family,

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