Online Business Challenge

Starts September 1st!

About The Challenge

I’m starting an 8-week challenge to build a complete online store from the ground up, and I’m going to show you the ENTIRE process, for free!

And I mean EVERYTHING!

I’m going to give you a behind-the-scenes look at how I set up the store, get my first customers, grow sales, provide customer service, handle shipping and returns, marketing tactics, facebook advertising, and so much more!

I’m even going to show you ALL THE FINANCIALS!

You’ll see how much I make, how much I spend, and all the glorious profits (hopefully).

I’m going to use everything I’ve learned over the past 18 years of building e-commerce sites, and I’m going to show it all to you!

I don’t know if the store will fail or succeed, but either way you’re going to learn a ton of tools and techniques that you can apply to your own store!

Follow Along!

I’ll be sending out email & video updates each week! Drop your email below to see each step of the Online Business Challenge!

Do any of these sound like you?

Have you ever wanted to start your own t-shirt company?

I’m going to show you how to create and sell products like t-shirts, hoodies, socks, shoes, bags, beach towels, etc! Without ever worrying about shipping or inventory!

Do you make your own art and want to sell it online?

If you’ve got your own products then that’s even better! I’ll show you how to get them online and get them selling!

Do you already have a store online but can't seem to make any sales?

I’m going to show you how to really get traffic and how to turn that traffic into sales!

Have you always wanted to create your own clothing line and/or brand?

Oh baby, are you in for a treat! This is EXACTLY what we’re going to do! I’m going to show you how to make products easily, find customers, and grow a real brand of your own!

What This Is NOT

This is NOT how to start an Amazon business. Don’t get me wrong, Amazon offers an amazing opportunity to sell products online. But, at the end of the day, they own your customer. And while they let you sell your products just fine, they also let other people sell the same products to “your” customers… That’s not what we’re doing in this challenge.

This is about how to start and grow YOUR OWN BUSINESS.

A real business where you completely own the customer relationship. Nobody in the middle telling you what you can/can’t do. No platforms changing features or rules that you have no control over. Where you can email your customers whenever you want. Where you can sell them whatever you want.

However, I will be covering how I set up other sales channels like Amazon, eBay, and Etsy. As well as setting up Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA).

This is NOT a course. I’ll be covering a lot of topics quickly but I won’t be giving step by step instructions on how to implement them, nor will there be any 1-on-1 support available. If you’re looking for more hands on help with your store, sign up for my Shopify Bootcamp, where I personally help you grow your e-commerce store.

Weekly Challenge Game Plan

Week 1 - Business Basics

  • Choosing a business name
  • Buying a domain
  • Creating a logo
  • How to find great designers
  • Set up Shopify store
  • Set up store theme
  • Where to find good/free stock photos
  • Shipping settings
  • Tax settings
  • LLC/DBA
  • Business bank account
  • PayPal account

Week 2 - Store Set Up / Products

  • Must-have Shopify Apps
  • Editing theme code
  • Getting started with print-on-demand
  • Adding / Creating products
  • How to grow your mailing list with popups & discount offers
  • Facebook Business Manager / Ads Manager
  • FB pixel / re-marketing / dynamic product ads
  • Google Analytics

Week 3 - Social Media Marketing

  • Social media account basics (FB, IG, twitter, Pinterest, snapchat, reddit)
  • Facebook store set up
  • Charity donations
  • Affiliate marketing
  • Pinterest Buy Pins

Week 4 - Influencers

  • Working with Instagram influencers
  • Getting lifestyle product shots
  • Working with podcasts
  • YouTuber reviews

Week 5 - Support & Optimization

  • Custom email addresses
  • Customer service apps
  • Customer service phone numbers
  • Up sell / cross sell
  • Social proof
  • Abandoned cart recovery
  • Back in stock notification

Week 6 - Advertising

  • Buying banner ads
  • Reddit
  • Pinterest strategy
  • Facebook custom audiences
  • Google Adwords
  • Google Shopping
  • Mailchimp newsletters/promotions

Week 7 - Inbound Marketing

  • Creating a blog
  • Blogger outreach
  • Guest posts
  • Hiring copy writers
  • Posting on Medium

Week 8 - Other Platforms

  • Drop shipping
  • Additional sales channels (Etsy, eBay, Amazon)
  • Add Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA)
  • Exit strategy: how to sell your site
  • Wholesale customers

It's going to be awesome!
Join me!

I’ll be sending out email & video updates each week! Drop your email below to see each step of the Online Business Challenge!