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Etsy vs Shopify: Where Should You Get Started?

Mar 01, 2024

Hi friends, 

Etsy has made some huge strides forward over the last few years. It’s brand and traffic continue to scale...but is it a better place to start than Shopify?

In this video, we cover the differences between Etsy and Shopify, the basic costs for selling on both, why it makes sense to get started on Etsy and more.

Let us know what you think!

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0:00 Intro

0:53 62,000 sales on Etsy 

1:18 Not every product is for Etsy 

2:01 How to choose between Etsy and Shopify

3:07 Advertising on Etsy to drive sales

5:00 Differences between Shopify and Etsy

6:13 The costs to sell on Etsy

7:00 The costs to sell on Shopify

8:00 Where do I start Etsy or Shopify?

9:50 E-commerce skill sets 

10:46 More Resources



Resources:

The E-Commerce Power by Jason Miles: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1631950584

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Best Email Growth Strategy for Shopify | Email Pop-Up Opt-in

Feb 15, 2024

Hi friends, 

Building your email list is critical to the growth of your Shopify store. In this video, we discuss the best tactics for starting and growing your email subscribers on Shopify. We cover email opt-in pop ups, exit-intent vs timed pop-ups, spin-to-win gamification, and examples of free offers to use as your ethical bribe.

Watch the video and let us know what you think!

 

TIMESTAMPS

0:00 - Intro
0:44 - How to build your email list on Shopify
0:59 - The best email opt-in pop-up for Shopify
1:15 - What is an exit-intent opt-in?
1:57 - Exit-intent vs. welcome or timed pop-up opt-in
2:48 - Adding a pop-up can 8x your email subscribers
3:15 - Gamify your pop-up with spin-to-win opt-in
4:00 - SecoMapp recommend app for spin-to-win app
5:20 - Spin-to-win can result in multiple email addresses
6:37 - An ethical bribe: an offer for value in exchange for an email
7:26 - Examples of ethical bribe email opt-in offers
8:48 - More resources for Shopify and E-commerce

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What is Shopify Lite?

Feb 07, 2024

Hi friends, 

Is Shopify Lite a good option for you? In this video, we discuss the pros and cons of Shopify Lite, main differences from the other Shopify plans, and the use cases where it makes the most sense for sellers.

Watch the video and let us know what you think!

 

TIMESTAMPS

0:00 Intro
0:44 What is Shopify lite?
1:15 - What does Shopify lite include?
2:05 - Shopify lite vs Shopify basic
2:18 - Can you dropship with Shopify lite?
3:56 - How much is Shopify lite?
4:20 - What are the Shopify lite transaction fees?
5:52 - Can you use apps with Shopify lite?
7:20 - Use cases for Shopify lite
8:37 - How to get (sign up for) Shopify lite?
9:00 - More resources for Shopify and E-commerce
 

Resources Mentioned:

Sign Up for Shopify Lite: https://www.shopify.com/lite

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2 Instagram Marketing Trends That will Help You Scale In 2021

Feb 02, 2024

Hi friends, 

Social media platforms are constantly changing. In this Tip of the Week video, we break down 2 New Instagram features that you should be paying attention to in your business. We think Instagram’s new search expanded search features (think more like Google SEO than hashtags) and Instagram Reels will be key drivers of growth for early adopters.

Let us know what you think!

 

TIMESTAMPS

0:00 Intro

0:36 Instagram Expanded Search - Beyond the Hashtag

1:15 How To Take Advantage of Instagram’s New Search 

1:39 Think More About Your Keywords - Like SEO

2:22 Instagram Reels

52:35 Instagram Stories vs. Snapchat

2:50 Instagram Reels vs TikTok

3:13 Instagram Reels Basics

3:35 Reels Green Screen Effect 

4:00 How Marketers Can Use Green Screen Effect

4:32 Bonus Insight: Deeper Integration with Facebook

5:46 More Resources

 

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What marketing trends should you be watching on Facebook in 2021?

Jan 26, 2024

Hi friends, 

In this Tip of the Week video, we break down 6 Facebook trends that all marketers should be thinking about as we move into the new year.

Let us know what you think!

 

TIMESTAMPS

0:00 Intro

0:41 Facebook Live for E-Commerce

1:05 Facebook Live Usage Up 26.8% in Q2 2020

1:33 What Is Live Selling?

2:11 Popular Content Types on Facebook

2:30 Benefits of GIFs On Facebook

3:16 Create GIFs Quickly on GIPHY.COM

3:37 User Generated Content on Facebook

4:25 Using UGC for front-end advertising 

5:10 Collages are making a comeback

5:30 Using Your Blog For Contests

5:58 Facebook Text Image Rule Still A Thing?

6:22 Long Form Text On Facebook Posts

8:08 Facebook Groups

8:56 Facebook Hashtags?

10:27 Video Is Still King

10:58 Ideal Video Length on Facebook

11:10 Facebook Shopping

13:12 More Resources for Traffic

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The E-Commerce Leader Podcast: https://www.theecommerceleader.com/blog/

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5 Ways To Use Your Blog To Encourage Returning Site Visitors & Sales

Jan 18, 2024

Hi friends, 

What is the best traffic to your site? You need all kinds of traffic and visitors, but the most profitable will be returning visitors. These are the people coming back to complete a transaction (or better yet...a returning buyer). In this Tip of the Week video, we discuss 5 ways to use your blog to encourage visitors to return to your site.

Watch the video...then tell us your 2021 blogging plans!

TIMESTAMPS

0:00 Intro

0:23 The Most Profitable Traffic

0:44 New Customers vs. Returning Customers

1:16 How To Get People Back To Your Site

1:55 5 Tips For Using Your Blog For Returning Visitors

2:04 Pre-Sale Announcement Blog Posts

3:43 Pre-Product Launch Announcement Blog Posts

4:18 An Easy Way To Build A Relationship With Your Customer

5:30 Using Your Blog For Contests

5:40 Moving Some of Your Sales Announcements To Your Blog 

6:09 More Traffic Resources

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Why Start A Blog? 6 Reasons To Love It As An E-commerce Seller

Jan 12, 2024

Hi friends, 

In this Tip Of The Week video, we share 6 reasons why we love blogging and encourage you to make it a key part of your content strategy.

How do you plan on implementing your blog?

Watch the video...then tell us your 2021 blogging plans!

TIMESTAMPS

0:00 How Much Does It Cost To Blog?

0:22 Highly Shareable Content

0:44 Blogging Has A Long “Shelf-Life” With Organic SEO Traffic

1:56 3 Main Goals Of A Blog

2:09 Blog Articles Don’t Require Technical Skills

2:39 The Real Benefit and Reward Of Blogging

3:26 Blogging Is Not Flashy, It Just Works

3:41 How To Make Money With Your Blog

3:43 Learn More About Blogging 

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What Is The Best Platform For A Blog?

Jan 05, 2024

Hi friends, 

An active blog can add a lot of value to your business, and it all starts with choosing the right platform to build it on. In this Tip Of The Week video, we talk about the use cases and differences between Shopify and Wordpress for blogging.

Watch the video...and let us know how you use your blog!

TIMESTAMPS

0:30 Jason generated 24,000 Blog Comments in 12 Days

0:45 Which Platform Is Better For Blogging? Shopify or Wordpress? 

1:00 Jason’s First Blog on Wordpress.com

1:33 The Differences Between Shopify and Wordpress

1:42 What Is Your Use Case For The Blog?

2:34 Difference between Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org

3:00 Avoid Self-Hosted Blog Sites

3:58 Blogging On Shopify Integrates With Your E-Commerce

4:48 The Downside To Using A Shopify Blog

5:13 A Shopify App For Making Your Blog Look Better

5:30 Shopify Supports Multiple Blogs On Your Website

6:05 Improved SEO Functionality on Shopify

7:02 Cost For Blogging On Shopify and Wordpress

7:52 A Good Idea To...

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3 Books On Email Marketing You Should Read

Dec 29, 2023

Hi friends, 

Want to improve your email marketing? You are in the right place!

Here are three email marketing book resources that we’ve found helpful.

If you are brand new to email marketing or just looking for some fresh perspectives, these three resources will be the perfect additions to your reading list.

Watch the video...check out the books...then tell us what you’re implementing!

Email Book #1
“300 Email Marketing Tips” by Meera Kothand 

Meera’s Website
https://www.meerakothand.com/

Email Book #2

“The New Email Revolution: Save Time, Make Money, and Write Emails People Actually Want to Read!“ by Robert Bly

Email Book #3

“Email Marketing Power: 49 Email Marketing Secrets That Will Jump-Start Your Business And Produce Dramatic Results” By Jason Miles

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The Best Free Swipe File Library Perfect for Email Marketing

Dec 22, 2023

Hi friends, 

Do you know one of the fastest ways to find inspiration for your marketing campaigns?

Have a swipe file! These are examples of designs, content ideas, headlines,and promotions that you collect and reference to create your own content.

It is a secret weapon for all professional marketers.

If you don’t have a swipe file yet or want to expand what you have…we’ve got a cool resource for you.

In this Tip Of The Week video, we will show you the best email marketing newsletter swipe file on the internet that you can search and filter by niche.

Watch the video...then go grab some new email content ideas!

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