Saturday, December 29, 2012
Working Smarter: Success and a Shopify Online Store
Obviously it didn't take me long to work out who were the scammers and give them a wide berth. I then focused on Internet masters like the late Cory Rudl and his Internet Marketing Centre. His products included e-books and courses with a wealth of information and functional, useful software. Michael Campbell of Dynamic Media was another from whom I learnt a great deal ... and still do.
Clickbank was available for transaction processing and provided the excellent service it still provides today.
In those days it was a steep learning curve for me. I was fascinated by the thought of making money on autopilot. And, as I was studying a Master's Degree that included subjects in HTML coding, multimedia production etc, it became a major fascination.
Stories started to surface about those who had worked mundane jobs, began online businesses and within short periods were rolling in money. If they could do it, so could I. Although my endeavours never led to millions pouring into my accounts, I've consistently made a reasonable income.
Interestingly, there are still success stories appearing almost weekly.
Just yesterday I read about a woman who began selling feather hair pieces and within months was turning over $100,000 per month. It seems almost incomprehensible that anyone could make so much money selling something as uninteresting (to me) as feather hair pieces. How many people buy them? There's obviously enough to make a good living.
What further appealed to me was that the woman had used a new applications service provider called Shopify to set up and run her business. Although I like to think I'm informed about what is happening in Internet marketing, I had never heard of it. Once I visited the site, I wished that something so useful and time-saving had been around when I first started online.
If you are thinking about starting up your own online business to sell anything, providers like Shopify can make your life so much easier. Take a look at their site and let me and our fellow readers know what you think.