3 Best Side Hustles to Make Money at Home in 2021

2020 had people shut down their businesses and stay at home. However, those in online hustles were at an advantage because money was still flowing into their pockets. Running an online business has proven that it can be more than just a luxury; it is now a necessity for supplementing your primary income source. So if you are wondering which side hustle is suitable for you to make money at home, here are the best suggestions to start in 2021 from the comfort of your home. I can testify they are ideal because I have been making money from them for the past ten years, and you can, too.

The great thing about these three side hustles I will discuss below is that they are complementary. You do not have to restrict yourself to one. You can work on them together and unlock multiple income sources; each of them will offer you a different revenue stream.

Ecommerce and Dropshipping

Peter Pru showing how to find and price items from AliExpress

Dropshipping remains my top choice for anyone looking to get started in an online business and make money at home. It entails having an online store that fulfills orders, but you don’t need a warehouse to store inventory. Instead, you get customers to make orders, which you pass on to a third-party supplier who then ships the order directly to the customer. 

You are responsible for setting the selling price. Since you will incur the cost of marketing (in both time and money) to your customers, the final price is usually at a premium. One ideal example of a service that facilitates dropshipping is AliExpress

Pro Tip: 

Once you create your online store, ensure that the prices you set are comparable with those on Amazon.

How Do You Ensure Customers Buy From Your Dropshipping Business?

You might start wondering why a customer would choose your new dropshipping business over Amazon when the prices are within the same range. You could reason that the customer has a history with Amazon they may want to keep. However, succeeding with a dropshipping business is about creating more value, not just delivering products.

The secret to having customers shop with you is to offer them digital products with their order. The best way to create more value for your products is by giving your customers PLR (Private Label Rights) products. You buy rights for PLR products to enable you to create or modify informational products within minutes, which you can then sell or bundle with physical goods and retain 100% of the profits. 

PLR products come in various forms, including articles, video, graphics, ebooks, and more. So you are spoiled for choice with the kind of informational product you can create to bundle up with the dropshipping products. Of course, the PLR products you send with the ordered product have to be related. For example, say a customer orders a blackhead removal product. Then the PLR product you bundle it up with can be a video course or ebook in the skincare category.

The best policy for starting to make money at home is by being generous with information. If you know what would interest customers, give it to them either as a bonus or sell it. However, do not overwhelm your customers with information by sending lots of informational products at the same time. Two products bundled in with their orders will do.

Selling Digital Products

Once you get the gist of dropshipping and pairing physical products with informational products, you can easily complement that side hustle by selling digital products. Instead of just giving the products as bonuses, you can upsell them to your customer. Usually, you can combine at least five of the PLR products because you can already guess that the customer would be interested in them.

However, you cannot just rely on waiting until customers make orders to entice them to buy more of your digital products. You must diversify your marketing tools to include social media accounts and YouTube.

While being unique can gain you a competitive advantage, you do not want to be the first to sell a product. It is too risky. Therefore, check out what other companies are already selling by going to Udemy. By searching for ideas in the particular niche you want to pursue, you will find the top content creators. They can give you a rough idea of what consumers want. 

Such research will enable you to create relevant course outlines for your video course, podcast, or whatever digital product you are interested in selling. You should, however, be careful not to plagiarize anyone’s content. Remember to always offer the customer the right information and good value for their money, regardless of how much you are charging for it.

Affiliate Marketing

Peter Pru showing viewers how to start affiliate marketing with ClickBank

Affiliate marketing provides a way to make money at home by driving traffic to other people’s sites. You earn a commission for each customer who visits the business you are promoting through your personalized link. The key to being a good affiliate marketer is to promote a product you like. 

Let’s consider an example. Say you sell woodworking products but do not have time to make a video course promoting your tools. You can be an affiliate marketer for woodworking video courses. Since customers who purchase your products may like a woodworking course to show them how to use particular tools, you can promote one and still earn money from every customer who buys it. 

Start Your eCommerce Empire Today

Entrepreneur starting to make money at home

Starting to make money at home through an online business does not have to be complicated. Besides these three side hustles, there are many other ways of earning money. You can even earn money online without having to create a website or buy products for resale. Sign up for my exclusive free webinar, where I will reveal a simple 5-page ecommerce funnel I used to create a full-time income online.  Hurry to reserve your seat and start making money at home. You can also visit my YouTube channel for fresh tips and insights. Your empire starts now! Tagged : / / / /

Our Roasts & Ranks Review of a Clothing Dropshipping Store

So, you’ve set up your clothing dropshipping store. You added a host of fantastic products, but sales aren’t coming. If you are an optimist, you’ll probably soldier on thinking Rome wasn’t built in a day and hoping your fortunes will turn on account of the excellent products you have on offer. But if you are a pessimist, you may question the dropshipping model’s legitimacy. If you fall in either of the two categories, you’re likely not to succeed. 

Let’s debunk the pessimistic theory. The dropshipping industry’s market value stood at around $ 102.2 billion in 2018. Additionally, in the period from 2019 to 2025, it is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 28.8%. There is a big market for dropshipping products. However, regardless of how positive you are, your store will not perform well unless you implement the right strategies. This is why it is crucial to learn from successful dropshippers. At Ecommerce Empire Builders, we help our subscribers scale their dropshipping businesses by reviewing, critiquing, and offering advice. In this episode of our Roasts & Ranks series, we’re reviewing NK Streetwear, a clothing dropshipping store. To provide you with actionable insight, the store will be reviewed based on the following categories:

  • First impressions
  • Whether it’s niche-specific
  • Value of the offer

1. First Impressions

Dropshipping as a business is only possible thanks to increasing digitization. However, this is also its primary challenge. There are social media platforms, websites, and other online entertainment platforms. There are also other dropshipping stores competing for the same audience, so internet users are spoilt for choice. As such, it is integral that you capture their attention immediately when they visit your page. 

Peter Pru examining the landing page for NK Streetwear

The first impression is vital for a clothing dropshipping store (or any other store). With the case of NK Streetwear, the first impression is not ideal. As soon as the page loads, you’ll be met with lots of text. Having a message for your customers is good. But a wall of text should not be the first thing they see. 

A general rule of thumb is to highlight products immediately. In this case, customers should see the best attire on offer by NK Streetwear at first glance. When displaying the products, it’s best to take a consumer-centered approach rather than focusing on the product alone. This means, instead of posting products on blank white backgrounds, you should use pictures of people actually using the product. For NK Streetwear, this should be people wearing hoodies and t-shirts. 

Pro Tip:

If your budget allows, use an influencer to create traction for your collection and brand in general. 

2. Niche Specificity

As empire builders, it’s easy to get distracted with all the possible products you can add to your store. While each product may be individually good, focus on niching down as much as possible. Instead of being a clothing brand dealing with all manners of attire, find a specific niche to target. With this, you will realize far better results. 

As for NK Streetwear, the brand performs exceptionally well in this category. Their main focus is selling clothing with images of different cities in the world. Along with being a very specific niche, it is also quite unique, making it even better. 

Another pitfall you should avoid is adding too many products. Whereas this may create the impression you are doing more, it does not necessarily translate to more sales. Create a small selection of exceptional products and turn your attention to marketing. After all, your objective is generating sales.

3. Value of the Offer

shopper deciding to buy products from a clothing dropshipping store

In most cases, your customers’ purchases are not influenced by necessity but rather by impulse. For them to take out their credit cards and actually make a purchase, you must offer something that they value. In this regard, you can target something that solves a specific problem or capitalizes on their interests. This should then be accompanied by good quality and fair prices.

The designs on NK Streetwear attire are undoubtedly good. They have the potential to appeal to residents of their target areas and travel enthusiasts. However, despite the fair prices charged, the clothing and materials could be better. A key element of succeeding in dropshipping is getting shoppers to come back for more products. This can only be achieved if their first purchase meets their expectations.

Another element of the value offered by NK Streetwear is its mission. Along with creating a streetwear brand with soul, a portion of their profits is channeled towards humanitarian efforts in Armenia and Artsakh. This is a great mission that undoubtedly adds to the value of their products.

Standing for such a cause adds value to your products. However, your mission should not be your primary selling point. The mission should not catalyze the purchase — it should validate it. After purchasing, customers will feel good that they have helped in some way.

Rating of This Clothing Dropshipping Store: 3.9

Peter Pru discussing products on NK Streetwear, a clothing dropshipping store

NK Streetwear undoubtedly has a great value proposition, which makes the 3.9 rating seem a bit harsh. However, in your quest to build your dropshipping empire, remember that you need a lot more than good products to sell. Based on my first impression of their store, visitors will have no idea of the products that are on offer. This means a significant number will quickly hit the back button on their browser.

For those who make it to the product catalog, the images do not showcase the clothes in use. Also, there is a big question mark on the quality of the garments. Though the prices are fair, not many people are keen on buying clothes that will lose elements of their quality after one wash.

Get Your Store to the Next Level

Rome was not built in a day. But it did not take a lifetime, either. For your store to begin generating sales consistently, you need to implement the right strategies. One key aspect of this is setting up a sales funnel. At Ecommerce Empire Builders, we are committed to helping you scale your dropshipping business. Send us an email to get your store reviewed, and sign up for a free webinar to learn how to scale your business. You can also subscribe to my YouTube channel for fresh insights and strategies. Tagged : / / / /

Use This High-Ticket Products Sales Funnel Template to Earn $5,000/Month

One of the keys to a successful online business is an effective sales funnel, which is especially true for high-ticket products. To help you get the results you want from your online store when selling these products, we’re going to share with you a high-ticket products sales funnel template that’s helped us make millions online. High-ticket products, or those over $1,000 in value, can include a variety of digital, information, and physical products, along with certain services. The funnel we’re going to review here will help you sell these products, whatever they may be.

This high-ticket products sales funnel may seem simple on the surface. But perceived simplicity signifies a highly successful sales funnel. However, the element that will make or break your funnel is the offer — every funnel should start with a solid, enticing offer that effectively brings people into the funnel. To get started with this funnel, you can download it here. But we’ll first review how to set it up to drive sales for your high-ticket product store.

Begin Your High-Ticket Products Sales Funnel With the Opt-In Page

The opt-in page is a landing page that’s used to collect people’s email addresses and add them to a contact list. In short, the opt-in page will be the key to generating leads. One page we use in our funnel is very simple, with this basic but compelling offer: “Learn Our Process by Watching This Free Case Study & Receive a Complimentary Ecommerce Accelerator Call.” 

There are two core components to consider when developing your opt-in page using this funnel:

  1. Have a video offer that includes some kind of video content that people can view. This content can educate people about your products and your brand. This offer should feel like something that people can enjoy on their own time, which will be key to getting more people to opt-in. People don’t want to have to sit through a live webinar or something similar that might eat into their schedule.
  2. In addition to the initial offer, you should also include a bait opt-in that includes a kind of phone call. While you may not want to get on the phone with people, this is integral to getting people to opt in. You can either call leads yourself or have a sales team handle calls, but you will need to make these calls in some way to make this funnel work.

Below your opt-in offer, you can go into some of the benefits of the offer to sweeten the deal and encourage people to submit their contact info.

Bring People to the Video Page

Screen shot of Peter Pru talking about creating high-ticket offers

Once people opt in and enter the high-ticket products sales funnel, you can then direct them to the next page. This will also look simple and feature the video content discussed in the offer. On the page, people will see an embedded video window. Below that video, they’ll be able to click on a button to book their call with you or your sales team. Your video should do a good job introducing your products and explaining how they work along with their value. The better the video, the more likely those people will be to book a call with you.

The dynamic here revolves around marketing vs. sales. While your marketing video can help convince leads that your products are worth the purchase, the sales process will come into play after your marketing efforts have succeeded. If your video attracts marketing-qualified leads to convert them to sales-qualified leads, those leads will be more likely to buy from you after going through that qualification process. This sequence can also help weed out any leads who aren’t as likely to become customers. This saves more time and energy on your end.

At the end of the video and after explaining the benefits of your offer, you can then encourage leads to schedule their call and complete the next form.

Direct Leads to the Application Page

Screen grab of creating a question form for a high-ticket products sales funnel

After clicking on that “Book Your Call” button, people should go to the application page. This will feature a Wufoo form that asks people a series of questions to further qualify them as sales-qualified leads.

Remember that high-ticket products exceeding $1,000 are a huge financial commitment for many people. So you’ll want to be sure that they’re willing to spend that kind of money on your products before selling to them. On your forms, you can qualify leads by asking for certain required information, including:

  • Name
  • Call preference
  • Email address
  • Phone number or WhatsApp number
  • Whether the person watched the entire video or not (crucial for determining whether people understand the offer)
  • Their website
  • Other relevant information

The type of information you collect will ultimately depend on your niche and the specific types of products you’re offering. So feel free to change the form as you see fit. For instance, if you offer a $1,500 survival gear kit, you could ask certain qualifying questions such as “How long have you been into survival?” and “How much do you spend on average on survival gear?” 

The more details you gather about your leads, the more you can decide whether the lead fits into your business and is worth the call.

Move Sales-Qualified Leads to a Call Booking Page

Once people have completed your application form, you can direct them to a call booking page. We use ScheduleOnce. It is a simple and easy-to-use HTML plugin that adds a basic booking page. Using this scheduler, people can simply choose from specific dates and times to book a call. Once they pick a specific time, leads will then be asked to submit basic contact details again, including their name, email address, or a WhatsApp number for international customers.

At the end of the scheduling form, you should also include a short description of the terms of the call. This could remind people to include any other decision-makers, such as their spouse, while helping ensure that they will be respectful and honor their promise to accept your call. These terms will further make sure that only the right people who are ready to make a serious buying decision will take your calls.

Complete the High-Ticket Products Sales Funnel With a Call Confirmation Page

Entrepreneur on the phone with a qualified lead

To prepare your leads and provide even more value after they’ve booked a call, take them to your call confirmation page. This page can feature another video that thanks people for scheduling a call. It should also instruct people to remind themselves of the anticipated call.

Below that video, you can further emphasize the value of your products by including testimonials. These will help reassure prospective customers that they’re making the right decision.

Simplicity Is Key in This High-Ticket Products Sales Funnel

Regarding this and any other sales funnel, simplicity is what will help drive sales. The more complicated you make the buying process and the more steps you include, the fewer conversions you’ll see. Include only enough steps to qualify leads and get them to contact you. This will help increase your chances of success. If any aspect of your sales funnel isn’t performing the way you’d hoped, you can always experiment and see what works for you based on your specific niche and audience.

Do you want to learn more about how to build a successful online store? Whether you sell high-ticket products or more inexpensive offerings, we’ll show you how with our free Ecommerce Empire Builders masterclass. Reserve your seat today, and we’ll give you everything you need to get started generating a full-time income online. For specific insights and tips as you build your store, also subscribe to my YouTube channel. Tagged : / / / /

Our Roasts & Ranks Review of a Potential 7-Figure Dropshipping Store

So many people request reviews from us for their dropshipping stores. So we decided to officially start our Roasts & Ranks series to do just that. In addition to reviewing dropshipping stores, we’re also using this series to rank them based on their performance.

Do you want to submit your own store and feature in our Roasts & Ranks series? You can do so by sending an email with the subject line “Roasts & Ranks Store” to Peter Pru at [email protected]. You’ll have the chance to make it into this series with a thorough review. On top of a review that explores what you’re doing right and what could benefit from improvement, you’ll also get $100 sent to your PayPal account if we choose to review and rank your store, regardless of performance.

How Roasts & Ranks Works

For each Roasts & Ranks review, we’ll be looking at four main categories to gauge how well a store is doing:

  1. First Impressions — How people will react upon first encountering the business
  2. The Niche — The types of products and categories the store sells
  3. The Offer — What differentiates the store from others and value to consumers
  4. The Funnel/Store — How the store collects assets and drives sales

Based on each store’s performance in these four categories, we’ll be giving an overall score from one to ten, with ten being the best.

The first store we’re going to be looking at here in the Roasts & Ranks series is What Feels Right, at whatfeelsright.com.

First Impressions From What Feels Right

After visiting their website for the first time, we didn’t feel that it left a good first impression. The biggest issue we had with the site was that it seemed too broad in its product scope. While certain items had a Christmas vibe to them for the holidays, such as Christmas decorations and tree ornaments, there were categories such as “Pet Collection” and “Household Collection” below that made the core category a bit too unclear.

In short, we felt that this website gave off the vibe of a generic Shopify store with nothing that really made it stand out. We believe that this store could have given a better first impression if it had a specific focus. For example, it could’ve featured a holiday-themed background and highlighted holiday-themed items toward the top of the homepage that would have spoken to a specific audience. As it stood at the time of this review, the store seemed too general and unfocused to appeal to a specific type of shopper.

We Couldn’t Nail Down a Specific Niche

The main reason behind our negative first impression was the lack of a specific, focused niche that we could identify. The site seemed all over the place in terms of inventory. It had a mix of Christmas-themed products and ornaments with the seemingly random pets and household categories below. There just didn’t appear to be a coherent structure to the store. Instead, it offered a random selection in an attempt to appeal to anyone.

We definitely felt that this store needed to stick with a particular niche. This could have worked well with the Christmas theme. For instance, they could have sold a humorous 2020 Quarantine Ornament, which was a 2020-themed ornament that referenced the pandemic featuring two characters with masks and a bottle of hand sanitizer in front of a Christmas tree. It could make for a light, funny novelty gift that could be one of their bestsellers. In addition, people could personalize it to make it their own when buying it, which added even more appeal.

Instead of a singular focus, the site opts for creating a section around Christmas ornaments. It also had subcategories that feature a variety of unrelated products ranging from pet feeders and pet hair removers to towel holders and night light projectors. It has the overall vibe of a site that’s throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks. This prevents it from having any clear identity.

An Offer That’s Equally Unclear

Screen grab of Peter Pru discussing the importance of images on a site

When it comes to the value that What Feels Right offers, that was also too vague. Sure, the 2020 Quarantine Ornament is a fun-looking product. It also had a multitude of customer reviews with high star ratings and positive comments. Still, we saw no images of the product in use. There was also a lack of images in the store itself featuring the item in use. We didn’t see photos of it hanging on a Christmas tree to show its size and how it looks in a real-world setting. 

We always recommend that people show their products being used to demonstrate how they look and function once purchased. It’s an integral feature of a winning offer that further confirms the value the product brings. Otherwise, people are going on empty text reviews and blind faith that the product will be as good as the seller claims it is.

We were impressed with some of the specific products sold on What Feels Right. But there were ways we felt they could build on them with a richer ecommerce experience.

A Store That Feels Generally Incomplete

Screen grab of Peter Pru discussing how a lack of contact informations hurts credibility

There’s a good chance What Feels Right sold a good number of Christmas ornaments and other similarly-themed products during Q4. However, we’re always wary about focusing on seasonal products, particularly when that’s the store’s primary focus. There are plenty of other products in the store that aren’t seasonal. But they’re too random to categorize collectively and focus on.

Another issue we had with the store as a whole was its lack of navigation and overall features. We didn’t see a link in the top navigation to any kind of contact page or specific categories. We also saw no guarantees on the homepage or much else to get people engaged beyond a couple of social media links in the footer. 

The website reflected a common issue we’ve noticed with many ecommerce sites. They spend too much time and effort on adding and pushing new products. The governing attitude here is that they’re one product away from a breakthrough. But the fact is that they’re one niche away. It’s not about maximizing the number of products in your inventory to connect with everyone. It’s almost exclusively about focusing on one core niche that builds a loyal following of customers within a specific audience. 

There was also a distinct lack of a sales funnel on What Feels Right. Although many ecommerce business owners don’t think they have a sales funnel, the fact is that they do have one. But it’s not always efficient or developed. They rely on products to sell themselves with simple product pages. Also, there’s just a basic shopping cart that leads people to a sale.

Our Overall Rating: 4.2/10

We feel that — with What Feels Right’s current platform at the time of this review — the store deserves a 4.2 rating from Roasts & Ranks. We saw that there was a degree of effort invested in putting this store together. It had plenty of potential to become a winning ecommerce business. At the same time, there was a lack of focus regarding products and niches. Also, the structure of the site seemed lacking and undeveloped. The website also lacked an effective sales funnel, which could go a long way in driving sales and optimizing the buying process. Again, with more focus on a specific niche such as holiday-themed products and a more developed store overall, this site has the chance to thrive.

Consult With the Experts

Happy dropshipper improving her business site

If you want to find out more about how you can build a successful ecommerce business with a highly developed website and efficient sales funnels, reserve your seat at our free ecommerce masterclass. You can also find more insights and Roasts & Ranks reviews of ecommerce sites on my YouTube channel. Tagged : / / / /

Why You Need to Move Away From Walmart and Amazon FBA in 2021

The fact is that as of 2021, Amazon FBA and Walmart are officially dead for ecommerce dropshippers. If you’re currently a seller on Amazon or Walmart or you’re toying with the idea of using either as your sales platform, we recommend you move away from them and build your own sales infrastructure. The reason for this is revealed in a recent report from The Wall Street Journal, in which they detail how it’s actually often cheaper for Amazon and Walmart retailers to issue full refunds of products and let customers hold onto or donate them. This revelation can make both of these businesses detrimental to your dropshipping business in several ways. Read more about the state of business for dropshippers using Walmart and Amazon FBA in 2021.

What The Wall Street Journal Findings Mean for Your Business

The article in question discussed how retailers Amazon and Walmart, potentially followed by others in the future, are no longer requiring customers to return unwanted items. Those items technically belong to the retailers (as opposed to individual sellers). So those companies have the authority to give customers permission to keep unwanted items along with a full refund. Amazon and Walmart reason that it’s simply cheaper for them to let customers hold onto those items. But that can be harmful to business owners by tempting people to game the system. Customers who aren’t honest can hang onto items they’ve purchased while requesting a refund. This essentially allows them to get free products at the seller’s expense.

The article shows once again how ecommerce giants like Walmart and Amazon are really in control of sellers’ products and don’t truly have sellers’ best interests at heart. However, this isn’t really news at all. Many people may be familiar with the fact that, for several years now, Amazon has allowed customers to keep products rather than return them. This a long-held practice of theirs. The WSJ article simply helped raise even more awareness of this issue.

Losing Money From Unreturned Products on Amazon FBA in 2021

Screen grab of Peter Pru discussing the Wall Street Journal article about Amazon FBA in 2021

The problem with enabling customers to keep unwanted products — which in some cases may not actually be unwanted at all — is that this hurts sellers who could otherwise resell those products. And it’s worse than an inability to resell returned products. Sellers are also hit with fees that cause them to lose even more money when customers choose to get a refund without returning their items. These problems further emphasize how harmful those big retailers can be. They can be great for occasionally free traffic and sales, but you should avoid building your business through them.

Walmart and Amazon, along with other big names in the industry, may seem like a haven for sellers. They can use the platforms to push products and generate lots of sales. But it’s important to keep in mind that they’re only looking out for themselves. In short, the products sold through those channels don’t belong to the seller; they belong to those platforms. That means that Amazon and Walmart can do what they want with them. You forfeit control over your own inventory.

Do you want to make a profit and retain control over your products and business in general? Then make sure that your primary source of sales is your website. Setting up a sales funnel and developing a successful website that you actually own will ensure you don’t suffer from another retailer’s attempts to cut corners.

A Recent Surge in Returns for Sales on Walmart and Amazon FBA in 2021

Screen grab of Peter Pru discussing changes in consumer behavior during COVID-19

Another recent article on PYMNTS.com talked more about the rise in product returns experienced with retailers (including Walmart, Amazon, and Target) throughout 2020. The new decision to allow customers to keep unwanted items was officially made as a result of an increase in returns that took place in 2020, with ecommerce packages seeing a 70% increase in returns compared to 2019. 

Due to the pandemic and the subsequent inability to take items to physical stores, returning items became more challenging for consumers. The rise in ecommerce as more people turned to online shopping during lockdowns also led to more returns. Generally, online orders tend to lead to more returns than in-store purchases. Why? This is largely due to the hassle of having to return to the store after buying an item in person. Also, people may be disappointed or receive something different from what they expect when ordering a product online because they can’t see or try the product in person before purchasing.

Unfortunately, while Amazon and Walmart’s decision to let customers keep products they no longer want may be convenient for both consumers and those retailers, it’s a considerable loss for sellers.

Build Your Own Business Without Relying on Walmart or Amazon FBA in 2021

The best way to avoid the potential costs and headaches associated with product refunds and unreturned items is to stay away from companies like Amazon and Walmart. You don’t necessarily need to avoid them entirely. They can be beneficial in generating traffic for you and boosting sales. But they shouldn’t be your primary platforms.

Instead, build your own website and control the traffic to it. Develop a sales funnel that moves people along through the buyer’s journey toward a sale and upsell. Once you’ve built a solid foundation for your business and you’re able to sustain it, then you can consider branching out to outside retail platforms like Amazon FBA in 2021. The more control you have at the start, the more likely you are to succeed and grow. Then you don’t have to worry about what corporations are doing that may hurt smaller businesses. 

Start with your own website and your own platform that attracts short- and long-term customers. Then you can leverage the power of larger companies to supplement your core efforts. The less you rely on a company like Amazon, the less likely they will be to negatively impact your business in a way that matters. You’ll always have that main source of sales to keep you safely afloat.

Consult With the Ecommerce Empire Builder Experts

Dropshipper thinking about how to strengthen their ecommerce business

Do you want to learn how to build a winning online business and succeed without Amazon, Walmart, or other retailers? If so, reserve your seat at our free ecommerce masterclass. We’ll show you how you can sell best-selling products online and create a full-time income using reliable ecommerce funnels to grow your business. For frequent tips and insights, visit my YouTube channel, too. Tagged : / / / /

How to Set (and Keep) Your Dropshipping Goals for 2021

Empire builders, are you struggling to set or achieve your dropshipping goals for 2021? Finding a balance between your personal and professional life can be a struggle regardless of what industry you’re in. However, entrepreneurs especially struggle with finding a good work-life balance. With over thirteen years of online entrepreneurial experience, I have learned some tips and tricks along the way. Over the last five years, I have generated over $5 million in sales through my ecommerce endeavors. A critical piece to my success has come from accountability and goal setting in my daily routine. Read on to learn how to kickstart your ecommerce journey by creating, recreating, and attacking your dropshipping goals for 2021.

Start Attacking Your Dropshipping Goals for 2021

Each year, I like to give myself a new set of goals to help me stay focused on growing my entrepreneurial endeavors, and 2021 is no different! Goal setting and accountability have been a critical part of my success in generating over $5 million in sales over the last five years. Over the course of these five years, I have been using the At-A-Glance planners to help me structure my days, create accountability checks, and ruthlessly attack the goals I make for myself. The goal-setting system that I have found to work best for me is the Build System coupled with the Daily Six. 

The Build System, coupled with the Daily Six, has allowed me to see quantum leaps in my ecommerce revenue. I have been following this system and keeping my notebooks for five years now. Keep in mind that these notebooks aren’t for my deep thoughts. Instead, they provide me with a means to hold myself accountable and structure my days to get the most out of them. Going back over my notebook from five years ago has allowed me to see just how far I have progressed, both with my business and my mindset. If you want to achieve great things in your ecommerce endeavors, following the Build System and Daily Six might just be what you need in your life.

The Build System + Daily Six 

Screen grab of Peter Pru explaining the Build System

The Build System is simply an acronym I have used to help me better structure my days and hold myself more accountable to my goals. Each letter in BUILD corresponds to a different element that I feel is essential to obtaining a successful entrepreneurial career and maintaining a balanced lifestyle. 

B — Body

U — You

I — Income 

L — Relationships 

D — Development 

Now, I know not all letters in the BUILD acronym correspond perfectly. However, this is how I like to structure the Build System, and I have found that this way makes the most sense for me. So follow along if you would like to get organized. Remember, the goal is to have as many of these letters circled at the end of the day as possible. If you don’t quite hit your goal, that’s okay, but put an x through that letter and try to hit that goal the next day.

I rarely hit all of my goals each day, but I view this as a good thing. If I was hitting all my goals each day, it would prove to me that I wasn’t pushing myself hard enough to be better and grow my business more. Overall, the Build System coupled with the Daily Six has a lot to offer aspiring entrepreneurs. Check out what the Build System and Daily Six are all about (and how they can keep you on course for achieving your dropshipping goals for 2021) down below. 

Body 

The first letter in BUILD corresponds with Body. The goal you make under Body should be all about health and fitness. Ask yourself the question, “How did I take care of my body today?” Think about creating a goal that has to do with either moving your body or fueling properly. Set an initial goal of drinking a green smoothie every day or getting a 45-minute walk in. Whatever your goal is, just start off with one small daily task. Once you have made it into a solid habit, then you can start building upon it. 

You 

The second letter in BUILD corresponds with You. This goal is about setting time aside for yourself each day. This includes listening to music, getting a massage, learning a new hobby, and playing video games. Hitting the You goal is often the hardest for an entrepreneur. However, taking time for yourself is essential to avoid burnout and fatigue later on in your entrepreneurial journey. Give yourself permission to take 45-60 minutes a day for yourself. The payoff will be well worth it. 

Income + Daily Six 

Screen grab of Peter Pru discussing his journaling and goal-setting proces

The third letter in BUILD corresponds with Income. As entrepreneurs, our main focus will always fall within this element of the BUILD system. That’s also why this element is the most complex in the Build System with two parts. The Income element is also coupled with the Daily Six. 

The first step in this element is to ask yourself the question, “What can I do today to grow my business?” After asking yourself this question, make yourself six business goals for the day. These six goals can include things like creating ads, reaching out to influencers, launching new ads, designing landing pages, or launching funnels. The goal can be anything that will help take your business further, but they should all connect to your main dropshipping goals for 2021. When setting these goals, make sure you have everything planned out the night before. This will ensure that you have your day’s structure laid out as soon as you get up in the morning. 

Relationships  

The fourth letter in BUILD corresponds with Relationships. When looking at relationships, I’m not just talking about friends or romantic partners. These relationship goals include business relationships, too. I make relationship goals for myself in two areas: personal and business. So make a goal of calling home to your parents or taking your partner out on a date, but don’t forget to set business relationship goals, too. Business relationship goals can be anything from going to a conference to connecting with other people in your niche. Your goal is whatever you make it, but remember that growing a business is easier when you have a community and connections within your niche.

Development

The fifth and final letter in BUILD corresponds with Development. Your development should always be centered around the question, “What did I learn today that I didn’t know yesterday?” Every day you should be setting goals to build upon your personal development. My biggest daily development goal revolves around reading. I like to read 45-60 minutes a day. There is something so cool about consuming knowledge in just a couple of days that authors have spent a lifetime learning. I especially enjoy reading biographies of people who were able to achieve great things during their lives.

Along with reading, online courses are another great way to build upon your personal development. The avenues are truly endless. Just make sure you are setting aside time to learn, grow, and develop your mindset. Mindset is a vital part of becoming a successful ecommerce entrepreneur. 

Consult With the Pros to Achieve Your Dropshipping Goals for 2021

Dropshipper checking off accomplished goals for the day

I hope following the Build System will help you get the most out of your days and push you further ahead in your ecommerce endeavors. Remember, these goals are supposed to be challenging. I don’t hit all five BUILD goals every day, and I don’t expect you to either. If I were hitting every goal each day, it would illustrate that my goals aren’t challenging enough, and I would need to reevaluate and give myself some more challenging goals to attack. Keep this in mind when setting your own dropshipping goals for 2021. 

If you feel like you need more guidance with developing your mindset and growing your ecommerce business, feel free to reach out to us today. At Ecommerce Empire Builders, we can help you build, launch, and scale your own profitable dropshipping business. To get the ball rolling, sign up for access to our exclusive free webinar today. Also, be sure to check our YouTube channel for even more free resources and insights into the dropshipping and sales funnel industries. Remember, your empire starts now! Tagged : / / / /

Top 2021 Dropshipping Trends to Follow for Overnight Success

A lot of dropshippers start a business and fail because, among other things, they’re not incorporating the latest trends into their business. If you want to ensure your dropshipping business has the chance to succeed, incorporate these 2021 dropshipping trends. By following the right trends and using them to inform your strategies, you can make your store profitable overnight.

Here we’ll review some of the biggest 2021 dropshipping trends so far, which you can use to build a successful business.

Adding Subscriptions

The main reason why so many dropshipping businesses fail is that they neglect to add subscriptions. Subscriptions can make it easy for businesses to maximize customer lifetime value (CLV) and encourage repeat sales while maximizing predictability. That’s why they’re one of the most important 2021 dropshipping trends. If you want to generate a steady and predictable revenue stream on a yearly, monthly, or even weekly basis, subscriptions can be the key. All you need to do to create a successful subscription is to have a good value offer. If the value of what you give to customers outweighs the cost, people will keep coming to you for those products.

According to marketing firm McKinsey, revenue from the subscription box industry increased dramatically from $57 million in 2011 to over $2.6 billion by 2016. Over the next five years, those figures have increased even more into 2021. The love for subscription boxes is far from fading.

Look for Other Subscriptions in Your Niche to Get Ideas

Screen shot of Peter Pru discussing how to find good subscription box niches

You can start developing your own subscription by finding out what subscription boxes exist in your niche. Simply Google “[your niche] subscription boxes” and see what comes up for that search. If the options are minimal, this may not be the best niche. But if you perform a search and see plenty of results, this means there’s money in that niche. This is especially true if you see ads show up as the first results.

Why is this a clue? Because no business will pay for PPC ads in top results if they’re not making a profit.

The next step is to see what other successful businesses are doing to sell those subscription boxes. Take a look at their websites and find out what products they include, along with themes for each box and packaging. Determine what value they’re bringing to their customers, which can translate to your own subscription.

Always Highlight the Value You Offer With Physical Subscription Boxes

Keep in mind that there is one additional strategy you need to implement when selling physical boxes. Whenever you sell a physical subscription box, you should always detail the value that’s included with each box. Also, include how much they’re saving with a subscription. However, for digital products, you generally don’t need to be as competitive with your pricing. 

Focus on Value Over Perfection

At the end of the day, when starting out with your subscription, try to avoid making it as perfect as possible. Many businesses strive for perfection because it makes them feel good to put together the most ideal presentation, but this can hurt your business rather than help it. One of the reasons why so many businesses fail when starting out is because they focus on creating the “perfect” subscription and making things complex instead of selling their products. Instead of directing all your attention to putting together the perfect subscription, focus on the value you bring and simply providing customers with a mix of high-quality products. As your business begins to grow and you reach your first 100 subscribers, then you can work on perfecting subscriptions.

Using AliExpress to Find Subscription Products and Suppliers

Screenshot of Peter Pru checking an AliExpress supplier's store

Once you have a subscription box in mind and you know how to approach it, you can begin looking for products and a supplier on AliExpress. On AliExpress, you’ll want to look for a single supplier that provides a ton of products in your niche. You don’t have to look for individual products and put them together in a subscription. Just find that one supplier, and you’re good to go.

Check out different suppliers’ stores while browsing AliExpress and see what kinds of products they offer. What you need to find is something that you can offer with a 50% profit margin. For example, if your subscribers are paying $20 per month, make sure your box includes products that you can ship to customers for around $10. If you need to, we recommend adding some digital products to those subscriptions when possible to improve your margins.

You should be able to find three to four products that you can ship together at an affordable price that enables you to earn a profit that makes it worthwhile.

For More Established Brands: Finding Suppliers Through Alibaba

When your business has grown and you have a sufficient budget along with a developed brand, head over to Alibaba to get some ideas for a subscription box and to locate a supplier. Find the right supplier, and take some time to review them. Then you can send a message requesting brochures or catalogs of their products and pricing. 

With a supplier backing your subscription, you need to put together a calendar. (Organization is also one of the top 2021 dropshipping trends.) You can create a six-month calendar. But we suggest a one-year calendar considering most customers won’t likely stay with any subscription for more than a year. Based on that calendar, you can determine which products to include with each shipment so that you have a specific plan in place. After that calendar period, you can then cycle through your past subscription boxes. You’ll likely be sending them to newer customers as old ones leave. 

2021 Dropshipping Trends: DIY Subscription Boxes vs. Fulfillment Centers

Happy woman opening a subscription box

After you’ve found and connected with the right supplier, you can begin putting your subscription boxes together and pricing them. If you have under 100 subscribers, you can save some money by putting your subscription boxes together on your own. You can make it a party. Invite some friends or family to join you. Order delivery and turn it into a fun event that makes it feel more worth your time. Ultimately, you can save a lot of money this way when starting out.

Once you’ve reached over 500 subscribers, you can then transfer packaging to a fulfillment warehouse. That service will be able to work out the logistics with suppliers and further simplify things for you.

With a subscription behind your dropshipping business, you can achieve the level of success you want in 2021. Finding the right products and suppliers can help you put together a subscription plan that your customers will love. This will provide predictable, consistent income. Do you want to find out more about how you can succeed as a dropshipper with cutting-edge 2021 dropshipping trends? We’ll teach you everything you need to know when you reserve your free seat at our ecommerce masterclass. Tagged : / / / /

How to Build Wealth Online: Gain Financial Security in 2021

Welcome back, Empire Builders! Have you ever seen someone in a Lamborghini and expensive outfit on a dream vacation they didn’t pay for and wondered, “How do I get that life?” Today, we’re talking about financial literacy and how to build wealth online with your business, no matter your current situation. In recent years, I’ve built a net worth of nearly eight figures, and now, I’m ready to teach you the same strategies.

No one teaches us financial tactics like these, and you can’t find them on Google. These completely unheard-of financial secrets can help create your dream lifestyle. Today I’ll go over the basics of these strategies and invite you to a four-week course where you’ll learn it all in detail. Let’s get started.  

A quick disclaimer: I’m not a financial advisor. I can only share what tactics and resources have worked for me personally. For financial advice, seek a licensed professional. This information is for entertainment purposes only.

1. Start With a Wealth-Building Triangle

I developed a wealth-building triangle system to help ensure that my money goes to the right places. It’s not enough to know how to earn money online — you need to know how to build wealth online from those earnings. Here are the basics.  

Security

Screen grab of Peter Pru discussing the advantages of life insurance

The triangle’s base is my security section. That’s money I can access whenever I need it. It’s broken into two parts. The first is my 911 fund. Instead of saving six months of expenses for emergencies, I save half that much because I also have other options.

The second is a unique type of insurance called a whole term life insurance policy that’s uniquely structured to allow monthly additions at an annual guaranteed 4% interest rate, compounding annually, plus dividends.

Best of all, when you add $5,000, some goes to the premium, but the rest can be withdrawn for use or investment. You don’t have to repay it, and even after the withdrawal, you’ll keep earning interest on the whole $5,000 — completely tax-free!

Savings

The mid-section also has two parts. The personal half contains money for everyday expenses and personal spending. The retirement half is incredibly extensive and diverse. The right advisor can help you realize the possibilities. There are fully tax-deductible 401(k) plans for business owners and ways for employees to contribute the maximum to their work 401(k). There are SEP IRAs and so many other ways to build real wealth. These are amazing tactics with huge benefits for your financial health.   

Growth

The triangle’s peak is for long-term, hands-off investments, which are a bit riskier but have much higher potential returns. This includes things like cryptocurrency, real estate, and high-yield stocks that pay out monthly or quarterly dividends regardless of stock performance. There are nearly endless investment options to choose from.

The great thing about the wealth-building triangle is — successful business owner or 9-5 worker barely scraping by — you can use this system to create generational wealth to pass down to your descendants regardless of your stock ROI. Why? Because the life insurance policy is the most important part.

2. How to Build Wealth Online Through Credit Cards and Points

Entrepreneur putting a business dinner on her credit card

The second topic is credit cards and points. Many of the fancy meals, clothes, and vacations you see influencers, celebrities, and businesspeople indulging in are free. Because of how they use credit cards and earn points, they don’t have to pay for things like that. People see all my gold and platinum cards and wonder why I need ten cards. It’s all about the points.

If you’re using a debit card or checking account to pay for things, you’re missing out. When you use a qualified credit card, you earn points on all these things. Even if you work full time and have the money to pay outright, paying with a quality card and earning points is like getting free money, which is a very rare opportunity.

There are different strategies for this, with assorted cards earning diverse kinds of points that can be redeemed for different rewards. You just have to leverage them correctly. Some are best for business and others for personal rewards. You can even set your business up to earn enough points to pay off your personal credit card bills.

3. How to Build Wealth Online With Business Structure and Tax Strategies

Screen grab of Peter Pru discussing business structures

Finally, we’ll go over how to set up your business and file your taxes to gain the most benefit. If you don’t have a business, you’re missing out. Even if you have a job, you could set it up so that your employer hires your LLC. This allows you to rack up expenses. Remember, don’t be wasteful. Around 90% of your income should be going into the triangle so it can grow.

That brings me to my four-week course on finances. The strategies you learn will help you get more for less. Once you have your business structured correctly, the configuration will work for you by:

  • Saving money
  • Generating expenses and assets
  • Earning you points to spend on whatever you want

Most importantly, you’ll be getting my expert contacts, so you don’t have to guess at anything. The experts will take care of it.

Final Thoughts About How to Build Wealth Online

I’m so glad to be sharing this because I wish someone had told me sooner. When I first started my business, I didn’t have an LLC, just myself, and I ended up with a terrifying $50,000 tax bill because of it. I’m hoping to save you the trouble.

Most people can’t generate real wealth because without understanding these unique systems, it’s nearly impossible to do unless you have a ton of money. These finance secrets are how the richest people get and stay that way. Luckily, you don’t need a million dollars to learn it. This course is super affordable on any budget, and I’m telling you, nothing could be more worth paying for.

Feel free to watch the video on this for more detail and subscribe to my YouTube channel for frequent tips and strategies. If you’re ready to build wealth, develop high-level financial literacy, and gain the financial independence to live the life of your dreams, then sign up for the four-week course today.

This system will work even if you’re struggling to make ends meet at your 9-5. However, if you’re ready to become your own boss and create even more long-lasting, sustainable, and even generational wealth faster, sign up for my masterclass. There you’ll learn how to build wealth online and see the step-by-step process I used to build multiple six and seven-figure ecommerce businesses without ever touching a single product. Also, you’ll get my $100k funnel template FREE just for showing up. Start building your empire today! Tagged : / / / /

Five Easy Digital Product Niches That Can Earn You Millions

Digital products are some of the best products to sell online if you want to maximize your earning potential. But many people who try to sell these products take the wrong approach. Selling digital products is considerably different from selling other types of products. But it all comes down to the specific digital product niches you want to target. 

There are many ways you can use digital products to earn more money, whether you’re running an ecommerce business or affiliate marketing site. The key to succeeding with digital products is knowing how to produce, advertise, and sell them effectively within a specific niche. This article will help you get started selling digital products and earning millions of dollars with an effective strategy. The following are some examples of easy digital product niches worth pursuing.

1. Dog Training

Screen grab of how to search Udemy for digital product ideas

One of the most lucrative opportunities to sell digital products is in the dog training niche. Take a look at the topic “dog training” on Udemy, a site containing millions of free and paid courses. You’ll see thousands of courses that show how popular this niche is. 

(On a side note: Udemy doesn’t always have the best courses worth selling. But it’s a great way to validate the niche you want to target and gauge its popularity. If you see hundreds or thousands of results when searching for your niche, this indicates that there’s a huge market for it.)

If you’re thinking about starting a dog training course, Udemy can show you what courses are out there. It also shows which specific topics and subtopics people like the most. From there, you have one of two approaches you can take to selling dog courses:

  1. You can make your own from scratch. 
  2. You can repurpose content that’s already out there.

Repurposing Existing Dog Training Videos for Packaged Courses

Would you rather use content that’s already been produced and is ready to market and sell in a course? If so, then we recommend heading over to YouTube. There, you can search for dog training courses around the topics you want to cover. Now, you’ll likely find many channels with videos attracting millions of viewers, but these aren’t the ones we’re looking for. Instead, try to look for prolific channels that produce a lot of content but aren’t as popular. Channels with several hundred subscribers and many videos with thousands of views each can actually provide better opportunities for you than the biggest channels.

Once you find a channel you like, you can send them a message letting them know you like their content and asking them if they’d be willing to work with you. You can then offer them a chance to package their videos in a course, which you can market and sell to your audience in exchange for a commission sent to the producer. In the dog training niche, you’ll have no trouble finding content producers putting out plenty of videos that you can repackage and sell.

Using ThePLRStore.com for Other Types of Dog Training Content

If you want to sell content other than video, you can visit ThePLRStore.com to check out ebooks, articles, landing pages, and other course materials around dog training. On this site, there are plenty of pieces of content with private label rights (PLR). That means you can purchase this content, repurpose and rebrand it, and sell it as your own product. Simply buy a package of content at an affordable price, repackage it, and resell it for a profit.

2. Cryptocurrency

Another popular yet highly specific niche is the cryptocurrency space, which also provides plenty of opportunities. You won’t find as many courses on Udemy due to the specific nature of the niche. But it’s a very worthwhile space to target.

It’s important to keep in mind here that, like in other digital product niches, you should truly be good at what you do in the niche you target. If you plan on producing courses covering various cryptocurrency topics, for instance, you should know what you’re talking about. Otherwise, find people who have that expertise that you can lend to your digital product packages.

On ThePLRStore.com, you’ll have no trouble finding myriad digital products covering a wide range of cryptocurrency topics if you want to sell ebooks or other written content.

3. Meditation

Screen grab of looking for meditation digital products on ThePLRStore

Meditation has been — and remains — one of the best niches to target, with many viable opportunities. Like with other bigger digital product niches, it’s best not to target the most general meditation topics. Why? You’ll wind up competing with some of the largest competitors out there. However, you can target good subtopics that may be less competitive, giving you a chance to attract audiences looking for those specific topics. Many people are always looking for the best meditation techniques and classes, so you should have no trouble finding an audience here.

You can target specific forms of meditation, including particular techniques. Start small with these branching topics, and as your business grows, so can your topic coverage.

4. Weight Loss

Weight loss is always a popular, evergreen niche worth going after. There are always new strategies and products available to help people lose weight. Even better, that trend isn’t going anywhere any time soon. Weight loss is especially popular today, with so many people spending more time at home and struggling to maintain a healthy diet amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Again, your success in this niche will come down to the specific subtopics you cover in your content. Focus on narrower areas like  “weight loss for parents,” “weight loss for busy professionals,” or certain nutritional tips or workouts such as Zumba.

5. TikTok Marketing

Over the last couple of years, TikTok has been making waves as one of the fastest-rising social media platforms. As a result, many businesses seek opportunities to market to young TikTok audiences, making TikTok marketing one of the hottest digital product niches to target.

Many people are looking for topics about how best to market on TikTok, how to manage their accounts, and plenty of other areas you can easily capitalize on. We recommend you prove yourself to be an expert in this niche first, gaining some recognition as an authority on TikTok marketing on social media and other platforms before you go into offering a course and other digital products. While it might take some work, this niche is quickly becoming one of the best to pursue.

Start Your Ecommerce Empire

Ecommerce business owner researching digital product niches at home

Each of these digital product niches can give you ample opportunity to sell digital products and make millions. By finding the right niche-specific topics to cover and producing or repurposing high-quality content, you can easily sell digital products that earn money fast. Do you want to learn more about how to make a full-time income online and develop a winning sales funnel for your online business? Then attend our free ecommerce masterclass. You can also subscribe to my YouTube channel for frequent tips and insights.  Tagged : / / / /

How One Entrepreneur Makes Over $1 Million a Year With Ecommerce and Info Product Marketing

It’s more than possible to make $1 million a year with ecommerce. Our 7-figure award winner Nehemiah Davis is one of many proving this. While his level of success may seem somewhat out of reach for you, the fact is that he started out small like every other entrepreneur. Nehemiah managed to build his own ecommerce empire through diligence and patience, which you can also achieve. Here, we’ll explore Nehemiah’s story and journey. We’ll also show you how you, too, can build yourself up to experience this kind of success.

Nehemiah’s Humble Beginnings

Nehemiah Davis’s story is one of impressive success with plenty to show for it, from the enviable lifestyle flying on private jets to driving Lambos. But it took hard work to make it to over $1 million a year with ecommerce. Growing up in West Philly, Nehemiah was raised by a hard-working single mother. Her goal was to give her son the best life possible with the money she had. As a result, Nehemiah received a better education that exposed him to new ways of thinking. He says this was the big game-changer in his life.

Nehemiah attended Archbishop John Carroll High School in Radnor, where he saw firsthand the lifestyle that other students were living, like driving Bentleys and living in mansions with pool houses. It was another world compared to the impoverished neighborhood he knew. It opened his eyes to the possibilities available to him. After struggling academically but ultimately succeeding, he attended college and entered the workforce, working everywhere from his college to McDonald’s.

His job at private airport Atlantic Aviation would direct him toward the next chapter in his life. Long before he would enjoy flying private jets and sharing those rides on Instagram, Nehemiah worked emptying waste from their bathrooms. While the work was menial at best, Nehemiah saw the lifestyle of the millionaires going in and out of Atlantic. He realized the kind of success that was possible. His dreams weren’t without adversity, as people attempted to deter him. But it was the naysayers who fueled his drive even more.

Fast-forward to another job operating his first food truck, and he started the grind that would lead him to succeed. His annual profit? $20. But he kept pushing and worked to better himself and advance his career. He tackled nearly every industry out there, scrambling to make ends meet. Eventually, the combination of effort and choosing not to listen to the negative helped him excel.

The Rise to Success and Continued Exposure to New Ideas

Screengrab of Nehemiah Davis discussing how to grow a business

Like many successful people, Nehemiah is a firm believer in developing yourself and your mind if you want to succeed. So much of success depends on the mindset that you have. If you have a negative mindset and you give up on your dreams easily, then that’s going to be what holds you back. So surround yourself with inspiring people and concepts. Then, you can rise to the challenges you’ll inevitably face, which is precisely what Nehemiah did to get where he is today.

Over time, Nehemiah built on his personal brand. He got into digital marketing, affiliate marketing, and many other areas that helped him develop his own empire. It wasn’t easy, and there was a lot of work and persistence involved. But he was able to make it after working at it and expanding his reach.

Using Sales Funnels to Reach Over $1 Million a Year With Ecommerce 

One of the biggest sources of Nehemiah’s success was the use of sales funnels, which he hadn’t learned about until well into his business ventures. Upon being exposed to the idea of using sales funnels, he was able to optimize his digital marketing efforts and increase sales dramatically. He didn’t just learn the value of sales funnels. He also incorporated his lessons into his own funnel by offering an ebook detailing their value. 

Today, he has fully utilized sales funnel as a core part of his business model, collecting information from leads through his websites and social media from the start. As a result, he’s been able to bring people into the sales funnel immediately. He’s also been able to upsell those customers and keep them coming back. Nehemiah discovered that, through sales funnels and upsells, people are willing to spend as much as several hundred extra dollars than they originally intended. People will buy as long as the value is worth it. This enabled him to see extraordinary success with ecommerce as he maximized his average cart value.

Incorporating Social Media to Build an Online Presence and Reach Over $1 Million a Year With Ecommerce

Screengrab of Nehemiah Davis and Peter Pru talking

Nehemiah has also experienced notable success on social media more than just about any other channel, getting most of his traffic through Instagram and other social media platforms. One of the reasons for this was his tendency to give back to the community as an entrepreneur. He held charity events giving gifts to children, giving food and clothing to the homeless, and performing many other giveaways to contribute to his community. Due to his charitable nature, he began getting featured on social media. This led to a more developed presence on this channel. His contributions and publicized features on Instagram made it easier for him to establish a verified account. The lesson here is that the more you build on yourself and your brand early on, the easier it will make your later successes. 

An example of how Nehemiah is making his digital marketing efforts work is how he operates in the front and backend. Nehemiah hooks his audience from Instagram and encourages them to purchase his ebook, for example. In addition to this ebook, he’s also resourceful enough to repurpose other marketing materials to upgrade that purchase. In this case, he directs people to a webinar from that ebook, so 10% of people who buy the ebook also pay for and attend the webinar. Many instances like this have helped him stay consistently on top. If he finds something that he can repurpose and sell, he sells it.

With sales funnels, a thriving social media presence, and an unbeatable drive, Nehemiah has continued to grow his business. Recently, he’s seen the kind of earnings that he used to dream about at over $1 million a year with ecommerce.

Building a Social Media Presence From Scratch

Nehemiah may have gotten his start in social media from a more unconventional access point. But he still understands the value of diligence on these platforms when just starting out. When it comes to establishing a social media presence, Nehemiah recommends consistency above all. 

Post at least once a day if you want to grow your audience and build your brand. You should also make sure your social media posts have specific and clear calls to action (CTAs). That includes directions to like, share, comment, follow, or subscribe.

It’s also important to establish yourself as a topical authority if you want to appeal to a specific audience. Pick an area of expertise that fits you, and showcase your own expertise on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms. As you begin to develop a reputation as the number-one authority on a given topic and bring unbeatable value to your audiences, you can build trust among new audiences and inspire them to follow you.

The Importance of Finding a Purpose and Working for It

Confident entrpreneur working on her business

One of the big motivators that helped propel Nehemiah was finding a purpose. Every day he wakes up, he knows he has to provide for his wife, daughter, and even his mother and other family members who are working within his companies. At the same time, Nehemiah understands that what you feed your mind is what will influence your mindset. If you allow negativity to penetrate, your worldview will be shaped accordingly, which will keep you from moving forward. Instead, you have to feed your mind with positivity and developmental ideas that allow you to grow.

Even if you’re struggling and finding that things simply aren’t working the way you’d hoped, Nehemiah is an example of persistence paying off. Don’t simply give up if you’re facing hardships. Instead, work through them, and you’ll be able to overcome the obstacles that may initially seem impossible to get around. Expose yourself to new ideas and new solutions. Find a purpose that gives you a reason to keep going and inspires you. Also, encourage yourself to get through the difficulties while ignoring the naysayers. 

The harder you work at it and the more drive you have, the better you’ll be at turning those dreams into a reality. It can and does take years to achieve. But it will be worth it if you keep at it and stay on the right course.

If you want to learn more about how you can become like Nehemiah and many other successful entrepreneurs through dropshipping and digital marketing, then reserve your seat at our free ecommerce masterclass. You can also find more tips and success stories on my YouTube channel. We’ll show you how anyone can maximize their online income by making over $1 million a year with ecommerce. Tagged : / / / /