Are you looking for a way to start your own business? Do you have a creative streak, and a knack for sales? If so, then you should consider starting a Shopify business. With Shopify, you can create your own online store, and sell products to customers all over the world. Plus, setting up your store is easy – you don’t need any prior experience or technical knowledge. So why not give it a try today? Start building your very own online empire, with Shopify.
Below are just 7 steps you need to take to start, build and scale a Shopify store. Ready?
The first step is the biggest. Sign up to Shopify. A great tip is to put it straight on to a paid plan. This will give you the drive to make this a success. Commit or fail.
Decide on a niche e.g “dog toys”, “micro building blocks”, “geometric jewellery”. Use Google trends to find one. Once you have a niche, create a brand for it using Brandmark.
Now that you have your niche and brand, you need products. Luckily, there are 2 awesome business models where you don’t need to buy any inventory up front, stock it or ship it. You just send the orders to the provider, they fulfil them and you take the profit. Dropshipping allows you to access the largest product base in the world, ready made. Print on demand allows you to create items using your own designs.
Now, everything has been relatively straight forward up to now. The next step is to build out your store. If you are new to this, luckily there are some amazing courses on Udemy that walk you through this for under $20!
If you are on a tighter budget, you can also check YouTube. The tutorial below is free and will get you up and running!
OMG. You did it! Now that your store is open, it’s time to get sales. Share with friends and family to get your first orders, get feedback and weed out any issues.
Now your store is open, let’s get some traffic and sales.
TikTok is leading the way currently. If you can come up with some funny, viral videos then you can direct this traffic to your store. Alternatively, you can pay for Ads.
Now that you have ads setup, you just need to keep ads and find the winning ads. Scale the winners. Trust this process and you will hit the magic $1 million.