For the first time ever Ecommerce is launching a new feature in their Online Quotes service that will allow its users to download over 100 000 quotes from the most successful people in the industry. So if you have done enough online research on your own, you are most likely aware of the fact that there are over 9000 successful internet entrepreneurs on the site.
And so if you want to make your way up the ladder, you can check out their database of quotes and see the results of thousands of comparisons they have made. This will enable you to see whether you are suited to become successful or not.
It is going to be interesting to see how many of those we know and respect will make their way up on the site this new feature will help them. For example, you probably know that Pat Flynn is a very successful online entrepreneur. He is an affiliate marketer and he has made over $1 Million Dollars. Pat is one of the founders of Shopify, he is a very successful online businessman. He made his way to the top by doing online marketing and sales techniques.
That being said Pat will be the first to admit that he is not the most successful person on the site. That honor goes to Mark Wozniak. Wozniak is a personal friend of Pat’s, he met Pat at a trade show and the rest is history. Mark was a business consultant by trade and he set up Shopify, a ecommerce software company and he was making money hand over fist.
However, he did have a point that “In order to be successful online, you have to have a lot of determination, self motivation, patience and a lot of work.”
It looks like Pat’s company is set to announce this new service that will enable anyone to download quotes directly from their site.
This will allow users to take a quote, do a comparison and then download it into their own database of information. It will also enable them to share their quote with their friends. This means you can promote other people’s products!
Or you can even give your own product quote to your friends if you want to help them get a product for themselves. It is an amazing opportunity.
However, we must keep in mind that “The quality of the quotes you receive could depend on a number of factors such as how well the merchant quotes are organised, their response times and whether they have a good reputation.”
Pat was quoted $1.00 to give Shopify templates to his users for their own product promotion, with only two percent commission. For $100,000 Pat could receive 100 downloads per quote. $1,000,000 could see 1,000 downloads per quote. That would be $100,000 in downloads, which is $250 per download.
With Shopify you can actually take this into your own hands, you can distribute your quotes throughout the day. This allows you to sell products while you are sleeping, while you are on vacation, while you are sick and it’s all managed by you.
However, this may create a problem as you need a lot of promotion, and I am not talking about some banner ads here and there. You need to drive traffic to your shopify store so that people can see your offer, your quote and possibly take action. By action I mean either purchase a product or register for your newsletter.
The problem with this is that there is a lot of competition out there, and there are a lot of people giving their lives to promote and do business on the internet. The competition is just amazing, to get more customers, you need to have a better offer, better offer than the competition. In the end you may find that even Shopify cannot help you overcome this problem. It’s simply too tough to compete with people who have more time, money, effort and skills.
What can Shopify do for you?
But before I answer that question I want you to understand that even Shopify cannot guarantee that your store will be a success in your hands.
I can tell you that the best practices I learned from these past years teach me that you have to prepare yourself. Before starting your online business you need to prepare yourself, your time, your skills and your resources. The main purpose of your business is to prepare you for your offline job, for your offline life. So before starting your shopify store you need to spend some time thinking about your target market, your tools, your marketing techniques and so on.
I want you to understand that you are entering an entirely new world, a world that you may not understand, it may even surprise you. Your shopify store is a complete, ready made system. You have a large ready made database, you have other people with skills, training and experience to help you make it work. You have a whole universe of support people who are ready to help you and give you advice, help you with your problems and give you tips. You can succeed in your shopify store because there is nothing you can’t overcome and nothing you can’t achieve. But if you fail in your shopify store your offline life will be very difficult and you will need extra help.
What if I need help?
If you need help, help is not far. You have a community of people ready to give you the help you need. The best thing about the shopify system is that if you do need extra help, support and advice you can ask them. Shopify has a forum where you can ask questions of other users and receive expert advice from people who have been in this field a long time. The forum is the best place to ask questions if you need help. So never hesitate and ask for help.
I hope I have made my thoughts clear and understood. Please feel free to ask me any questions and I will try to reply as soon as possible. If you have any comments or questions please feel free to write me. I will reply you as soon as possible. In the meantime enjoy your shopify system.