eCommerceFuel

Bill D’Alessandro of Rebel CEO is back on the show to delve into just how to increase your productivity and decrease the distractions that seem to constantly pop up. Bill and I share our tips and tricks that we have developed over the past few years from working mostly solo, and we learn some new ones from each other! If you use these, or have found other tactics that work for you, please comment and share them below! 

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This week, I am flying solo, for the first time in a while, to continue our discussion about site redesigns and adding my own spin on it. Currently, with my Right Channel Radio site, we are undergoing a massive overhaul to completely redesign the website. Drawing on some of the information in my past episodes, I break down all of the steps I have taken to prepare for this time (and money) consuming project.

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Drew and I discuss three of the most interesting threads from the eCommerceFuel forum as well as share some of your opinions and our take on each of the topics. Listen in to learn how you can take advantage of our breakdowns of what has happened and what we foresee happening in the next month. 

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Justin Cook is the co-founder and owner of EmpireFlippers, a safe and fast way to buy and sell profitable businesses of any size. Together with his business partner Jon, Justin relaunched their website in August of 2014 after a five figure, multi-month site update achieving incredible success! Listen in as Justin shares valuable insight that will help you plan, design and execute a website redesign that will help you streamline the process and get it right the first time. You do not want to miss this episode! 

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On this episode of the eCommerceFuel podcast, Bill D’Alessandro and I discuss all of our favorite tools that we use to make our lives as eCommerce entrepreneurs easier. We share the apps, websites and tools that we have found to help increase our productivity and reduce the time spent on daily tasks.

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I invited Drew Sanocki back to the show to talk about how the lessons we have learned from our collective experiences in the corporate and military world. We talk about how what we have learned has shaped who we are as entrepreneurs and how you too can take those lessons and apply them to your business. You do not want to miss this episode's easy-to-follow steps for setting your business up for success.

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Today, Bill D’Alessandro and I dive into how we have sold our products wholesale in the past, drawing upon Bill’s expansive experience in setting up those types of deals. We share our hacks on how to find potential retailers, set up profitable deals and give your product and business greater exposure than ever before!

 

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Drew Sanocki is back on the eCommerceFuel podcast today to talk about the insecurities that most business owners experience. We talk about each of our own personal insecurities and how we strive every day to overcome them. Listen in as Drew and I share our tricks and tactics we have found to work for us and countless other business owners for overcoming these insecurities and experiencing incredible success.

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This week on the eCommerce Fuel podcast Bill and I talk about how we deal with competition, from starting a new business to buying an existing one. We dive into many different constructive and destructive ways that competition can affect you and your online venture. You do not want to miss this episode's time and money-saving advice that will give you a good understanding of how to harness competition to your benefit.

 You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1wEtX7o

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This week, Drew and I examine the multiple options available to you that can help you ensure that you, like us, never pay for personal travel again. We explain each of our unique approaches to using credit cards to rack up miles and how we calculate just how much our miles are worth. Listen in, as Drew and I give our tips, tricks and hacks that have helped us not only not pay for flights but much more.

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Alibaba has currently been making history as becoming the largest IPO in history. Together, Bill and I talk about everything from Alibaba's history, their mission statement, and how they are positioning themselves to taking over the world of eCommerce. We also delve into Bill’s exciting new SASS app that will revolutionize and simplify the business-to-business wholesale orders process.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1udVrOx

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This week, I welcome back Drew Sanocki to the eCommerceFuel podcast as my co-host for the October News Roundup to look at the new and notable stories in the eCommerce world. This week, we are exploring Apple Pay, Facebook’s advertising changes, and the world of Alibaba, what we believe their potential is here in the states and how they differ from their biggest competitor, Amazon.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1sjUGqz

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Carson McComas is a top-ranked Shopify expert and the founder and designer at ShopifyCustom.com. He has been developing, launching and marketing eCommerce sites since 1998 and currently works with a small number of clients a year to ensure personal attention for each of his clients. Listen in as Carson shares his knowledge and expertise to help you find the right designer on your first try, before spending thousands.

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This week, Bill D’Alessandro is back on the show to demonstrate his eCommerce prowess, by diving into the pros and cons of hosted and self-hosted carts. We discuss topics like carts we have used in the past, the perks and downsides to each one and the questions we believe every eCommerce owner needs to ask before choosing. We also give examples of our own past successes and failures with each cart.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1u1ye5Z

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Drew Sanocki returns to the show again this week, and this time, we are discussing the importance of coding skills in online solo entrepreneurship. As more resources like oDesk are popping up, it is creating a situation where it is incredibly inexpensive to outsource programming to great coders. While the urgency to learn in order to be successful seems to be fading, we argue that this knowledge will be absolutely vital to your success.

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The eCommerce guru, Bill D’Alessandro, is back on the show this week to discuss the best methods of handling customer support and phone calls. We have an open discussion about everything from what software and services we have tried, what we liked and disliked about each one and where we have completely fallen short on customer service. We also discuss several options for getting started with manufacturers and suppliers when starting a new drop shipping business.

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Drew Sanocki is back again on the eCommerceFuel podcast to delve into the top news stories in the eCommerce world from the past month. This week, we dive into the changes that Google has made and is expected to make, and introduce Drew’s exciting new eCommerce venture.

You do not want to miss our breakdown down of the important changes and our advice that can save you valuable time and money.

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This week’s episode is a special treat for anyone who was not able to make it to last weekends’ eCommerceFuel Live Event. Welcome Brandon Eley, founder and owner of 2BigFeet.com. Brandon is a 15-year eCommerce veteran, speaker, blogger and author of Online Marketing Inside Out. Brandon shares his incredible entrepreneurial journey, from blowing all of his start-up money, to being near bankruptcy, and turning it all around to making over 7 figures. You do not want to miss this informative and inspiring session from the eCommerceFuel Live event.

 You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1q9QgRS

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This week, I welcome back Ezra Firestone to discuss the 5 questions all eCommerce owners need to consider before starting a site redesign. We debate the reasons behind why an eCommerce store owner would start a site redesign and where to begin. We also get into the different tools that you can use to determine what needs to be changed on your site vs what should stay the same.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1pP1rPv

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Drew Sanocki is back again on the show, and this week we dive into one of the most vital, but often overlooked aspects of entrepreneurship -supportive spouses. Regardless of your financial situation, having a supportive life partner is detrimental to the success of your business, and the health of your relationship. This week, we discuss several ways to earn and keep your significant others support and trust.

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My guest, Andrew Henderson, is the founder of NomadCapitalist.com and The Nomad Society. Andrew is an international entrepreneur and perpetual traveler, searching the globe for the best places to live, invest, and start a business. With his private online club, The Nomad Society, his members receive access to valuable training and contacts that can help them internationalize their lives and their businesses

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1mnHNoK

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Drew Sanocki is back on the show this week to dive into what has been going on in the world of eCommerce during the month of July. We are hoping to make this a regular occurrence on the show, where we discuss the many fast-paced changes that happen each month. This week, we tackle everything from Google’s authorship photo changes to a possible addition to the Internet Sales Tax Bill.

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This week, Ezra Firestone is back to discuss how to provide excellent customer service with an eCommerce store. We discuss how the key to success, and one of the cheapest marketing tools available, is consistent, great customer service. On this episode, Ezra and I use our experiences with our eCommerce stores, along with valuable advice to help turn anyone into a repeat buyer.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1sVzmse

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Josh Caba, the founder and developer of CortexCommerce.com, has came up with a solution to the one-site-fits-all eCommerce store. A majority of eCommerce owners have been led to believe that self-learning platforms are only available to those whose revenue is in the millions. While it is true that self-learning platforms are generally more expensive than typical platforms, they more than make up for their cost by dramatically increasing sales. 

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eCommerce guru, Bill D’Alessandro is back on the show this week to join me in a review of hiring our first employees. We discuss everything from what we did right, where we were able to mix it up, and what we completely missed the mark on.  You don’t want to miss this episode’s beneficial tips that will save you countless wasted hours and reduce your risk of hiring the wrong person.

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Ezra Firestone is back for another round this week with 5 tips for A/B testing eCommerce stores. We discuss everything from why you should perform testing on your site to what you should be looking for when setting up a test. You won’t want to miss this episodes valuable advice that can save you months of work! 

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Sam Mallikarjunan, head of eCommerce & Marketing at HubSpot and author of How to Sell Better Than Amazon, is an expert getting your brand and store in front of potential customers. As ecommerce is quickly becoming the shopping method of choice for consumers, there is more competition than ever for driving traffic. The cost of being able to target consumers who are ready to buy is creeping higher and higher. Listen in, as Sam shares some valuable tips, success stories and his path to converting your traffic to customers and keeping them coming back time after time!

 

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On my landmark 50th episode, I am flying solo. I am discussing where you should be looking to invest your money as an eCommerce entrepreneur. I show you how I allocate my financial resources across my businesses, personal investments, and other outside opportunities. If you are thinking about investing, or looking to diversify, you do not want to miss this show!

 

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Drew Sanocki, a 3-time show regular, is back to have an open discussion about where we believe the world of eCommerce is headed. Drew has been involved in eCommerce since 2003 when he created his company, DesignPublic.com. Since then, he has created and ran several companies including Mineral.io and Empire Growth Group.

This week, based on our prior experience, Drew and I will make educated predictions about the future of eCommerce. We will cover topics ranging from taxes and drop shipping to the fate of suburban malls. If you own an eCommerce business or plan to create one, you do not want to miss this show!

 You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1lrJioG

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Nate Ginsberg of Boards for Business has figured out the secrets to using Pinterest to drive that traffic to his and his clients’ sites. Through much trial and error, Nate has developed an incredible new system to teach his clients how to leverage Pinterest’s over 70 million users to benefit their business. Nate shares some amazing statistics, success stories and his tips to getting started with Pinterest. Don’t miss this episode!

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This incredible marathon trade show lasts almost an entire month and spans over 3.7 million square feet (that’s 5.5 times the size of the Superdome!). Today, Austin shares his tips on why every eCommerce owner should make this trip, and how to make it an undeniably (and affordable!) success.

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Ezra Firestone is back on the show this week with a behind-the-scenes look at his life and business. We discuss all about the differences in how he staffs versus outsources with his companies Boom by Cindy Joseph and SmartMarketer.com.

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On this week’s episode, Morgen Newman shares the strategy his company, MixedMade, used when developing and launching in such a short time frame. With the goal of demystifying the start-up process, transparency is very important to Morgen. He also dives into the company's current growth, as well as ideas he hopes to execute in the near future.

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Packed into this episode, you'll hear how Jimmy and Doug designed, manufactured, and launched a campaign with the goal of raising $30,000, but ended up with $340,000 in support of their vision. 

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In this second half of the interview, Ben dives into the manufacturing and the strength of the Warstic’s community. Warstic, a wood bat manufacturing company, was launched in 2011. In 3 years, Warstic has been featured in big name magazines like GQ, Fortune and The Wall Street Journal. The jaw-dropping fact of it all: Ben didn’t spend a dime on marketing!

 

 

  

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In this week’s episode, you will learn 3 essential things to emphasize on in order to awaken your brand or product. 

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