Why Kids Love Athletes

*For the sake of risking my reputation, I want to preface this story with the fact that I was on an airplane and no other movie to watch* I was watching the George Clooney movie 'In The Air' last week - in short, Clooney plays a character that travels around the country and companies hire him to conduct mass layoffs.  So, he goes into offices, and fires hundreds of people that he has never met, and tries his best to keep them under control. There's a scene in the movie where Clooney encounters Read more [...]

Why TODAY Is the Perfect Day to Start Your Online Business

If you’re reading this blog, you either have already started your own online business, or you’re in the process of considering it.  Since I started my first eCommerce venture, I’ve spoken to literally thousands of people about what I’m doing and my reasons behind it.  And as you would expect - I hear all sorts of feedback, ranging from how awesome it is to see my passion for my business, to responses that might as well say “alright you bum, you should probably stick to an 8-5 day Read more [...]

How to Get your First 1000 Twitter Followers

You've started a blog or online store, and know that social media is a tool you MUST utilize in order to gain traction and drive traffic to your website.  But, nobody is listening to you now.  You're tweeting, but only have friends and family following you, and even if they retweet your content to their 130 followers, woopdidoo!!!  That sure as hell isn't going to get your traffic where you need it. So, here is my method for building your twitter following - and it sure as hell works AND drives Read more [...]

Using Google Adwords to Determine Demand

So, you decide that you want to start selling billiards cues, because you love the game and certainly would love to make money off it. Or, you are an avid fisherman, so it’s time to start bringing in cash from selling fishing poles online. Or maybe, you want to start making and painting custom cornhole sets and selling them over the internet. What awesome ways to make a living! But first, you want to make sure that there is a demand out there for the product you are selling. Fortunately, Google Read more [...]

How to Pick a Niche? What should I sell?

Before diving into an ecommerce project (starting a business!) you have to make sure that your venture has the potential to be profitable.  You don’t want to invest time and effort, without any real opportunity to run an ecommerce store.   A lot of people come to me saying “I am only passionate about (insert odd hobby here) and cannot imagine I could make money off this!”  My response to this is two-fold: You may actually be surprised about how many other people have a similar hobby Read more [...]