Tips to Make Money from Home from an E-commerce, Drop Shipping, or Shopify Business

    Are you getting tired of commuting from home to work and vice versa? Are you getting stressed out from having to work for somebody else? You might want to consider setting up your own e-commerce, drop shipping, or Shopify business and be your own boss. You can make money from home with it, especially given that more than 1.6 billion people all over the world buy stuff online as of 2017. All you need to do is to apply the following tips:

    • Figure out which niche you want to specialize in.

    One of the biggest mistakes that rookie e-commerce businesses make is selling products from different categories in an attempt to attract a lot of customers. This hit-or-miss approach to running an e-commerce business isn’t sustainable in the long run, most especially if there are more misses than hits.

    Instead of essentially setting up an online equivalent of a general merchandise store, you should focus on a certain niche for your e-commerce business. However, you shouldn’t choose an unpopular niche where you wouldn’t get enough customers to buy from you. Instead, update yourself as to which online selling categories are trending right now and pick one that you’re genuinely interested in.

    • Set up your online retail store.

    After you’ve determined the niche that you want to specialize in, it’s time to build your online retail store. You can do it from scratch if you’ve got a lot of time to spare. But if you want to get it done fast, you can set up your online retail store using Shopify. Once done, you can install a drop shipping plugin in it. Some online retail stores use drop shipping to fulfill customer orders without having to keep stock of their products in a dedicated storage place and deliver whatever a certain customer has bought from them all by themselves.

    • Promote your e-commerce business on social media.

    You’ll want your intended customers to visit your online retail store. Most of them may have at least one social media account, so you should spread the word about your e-commerce business in different social media platforms.

    Promote your e-commerce business via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as those are the top three social media platforms that most people use right now. Use attention-inducing flyers and video clips to advertise your e-commerce business on social media. Come up with a catchy copy as well. If you’ve got budget to spare, get yourself in touch with a social media influencer who can vouch for your products for a certain fee that you should both agree on.

    Most people’s notion of working hard to earn money is doing it for somebody else and enduring a tough commute along with it. You don’t have to mindlessly follow that notion, though, if you can carve a path to financial success in your own terms. There are many ways to be a self-made entrepreneur, and one of them is starting your own e-commerce, drop shipping, or Shopify business. Making money from home with it is easy if you use the tips listed above. You can also search for “ ecom” if you want to learn more about how you can become successful in the field of e-commerce.


    • Tom La Vecchia

      Founder of New Theory & X Factor Media

      Founder and Publisher of New Theory Magazine and Podcast. Serial Entrepreneur who loves wine, cigars and anything that allows to people to connect and share experiences.

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