Author Archive: Josh

Signs that it’s Time To Start a Business

Is it time for you to take that leap of faith?
I'm sure everybody can relate - you have friends that say things like "Hey - listen to this idea!" and spatter off a decent idea and then forget about it. And then occasionally, they'll see that idea come to fruition and come back with "They stole my idea!!! I told you that was a great idea!" There's a massive difference between entrepreneurs and wantrepreneurs.  There's people that occasionally think of a neat idea and then move on with their life, and then there are those who constantly work Read more [...]

9 Unique and Successful Subscription Boxes

Photo Courtesy of Martin Fisch on Flickr
  Subscription eCommerce is the hottest new trend in online shopping.  People are absolutely obsessed with subscription mystery boxes, but this isn't a new fad.  You can look back decades and find popular 'of-the-month' clubs - cigars, peanuts, wines, you name it. But with this sector of eCommerce BOOMING, there are companies opening up all over the place offering different types of subscription box options, and the seemingly strangest boxes are doing really well!  This teaches us Read more [...]

3 Plugins You Need to Boost Your Email List

Email Box
Everybody working in online marketing knows that "the money is in the list." If you have a product you're looking to sell, or if you're making money through affiliate marketing, your email list is really your backbone. There are many strategies in place in regards to where you should put your email subscription box on your site, how you should phrase the offer, and what you should be giving away to your readers in order to capture their email address. Fortunately, there are other people, much Read more [...]

4 Reasons Why Subscription eCommerce Owners Love Life

Happy Subscription eComm Owner
Ecommerce is a wonderful thing.  You can start a business from your room, and sell products to people all around the world.  Imagine if you told you great grandfather that 50 years ago.  As I’ve mentioned previously, the route I took with my most recent eCommerce en-devour with Blind Surprise was the subscription eCommerce business model.  I knew it was hot, I knew many new businesses were popping up using this model, and I wanted to join the party. What I've learned is that subscription Read more [...]

7 Ways To Improve Your Website Traffic Today

Everybody involved in making money online knows that the key is always, always TRAFFIC.  You can have the best converting website in the world, with tons of up-sells and ways to make money, but if nobody is coming to your site, it's worthless.  On the flip side, if a million people a day are coming to your website, but it isn't converting at all, you also won't be making money - but altering your website to convert better is much easier than getting traffic to your site in the first place. Traffic Read more [...]

9 Great Businesses Started in College Dorms

college fund
  One of the biggest reasons that I write this blog is to help motivate college students to start their own businesses.  When 18 year old kids get to college, oftentimes they really have no idea what they are looking for or what their ultimate goals are - and I can relate.  The focus is usually going out and meeting new people, and then all the sudden you wake up and your 6 months from graduation with no real plan or idea what to do next.  So, the logical next step, which has been the Read more [...]

7 eCommerce Accounts you Must Follow on Twitter

Since it's launch, Twitter has become an overwhelming web of content creators and sharers.  It gets to a point where your Twitter feed is so active and busy, great content is just passing by and getting lost in the mix of garbage you follow as well.  I wanted to go ahead and put together a list for all of us eCommerce buffs of accounts that are essential to follow in order to stay in the know, and never miss a beat on eCommerce hacks, trends, and news.  Check out these accounts, and add them to Read more [...]