Online Marketing and Sales


Online Marketing and Sales

Offering products and services for sale is how we can serve others while turning our hobby into a real business. Join us to start selling online and end up building a brand.

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Discussion Forum

Marketing - Digital/Online/Inbound/Social Media

Started by Michael Elliott. Last reply by Tom Schwab Nov 7. 1 Reply

Hey everyone, I am currently an Account Manager in medical supply sales. In this role I manage multiple hospital accounts spanning a three state territory. Some of highlights of my skills and…Continue

T-Shirt Business

Started by Bob Fraser. Last reply by Steven Crawley Sep 17. 8 Replies

Does anyone know of a printing company I can use to print t-shirts for me?  I want to sell them online, maybe using Shopify or sell on Etsy.  I want to sell Christian apparel.  Any advice about these…Continue

Starting a Blog/Website

Started by Michael Elliott. Last reply by Tom Schwab Sep 15. 4 Replies

Hi everyone!I am in the stages of planning to start a blog with plans to generate revenue through membership, premium content, etc.I am planning how I could go about building a following/audience. I…Continue

eCommerce AND Donations

Started by Carol Tanksley. Last reply by Carol Tanksley Jul 7. 5 Replies

Thanks for the suggestion to post here, Tom.I'm looking for a different software solution for our ecommerce and donation processing needs. I have some physical products (books, etc) and downloadable…Continue

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Comment by Carlos A. Cordova on September 22, 2015 at 4:02pm

Hello all, I am new to the group and hope to learn from you and at the same time share my own experience in market research and data management. I am the founder and owner of DATASETS (www.datasetssa.com) an on-line B2B company that serves market and public opinion research firms in Latin America with tablet-based survey software and data management and processing applications. I started my career 27 years ago, working on the family business, CEDATOS, in Ecuador. This company was founded by my father in the mid 70s and is one of the most well known polling and opinion research firms in the country. Last year because of several personal and professional reasons I decided to move on and resigned from CEDATOS in order to continue building my own DATASETS business which at that time was nearly 4 years old and needed my full commitment. It was a big change which included not only leaving the family business but also moving to Miami, FL with my wife and kids. We are now aiming at the US market and able to offer top-notch survey and data processing solutions and services. I will be more than happy to share my knowledge and experience, specially on the Latin American market for any economic or market research needs which you may have. Kind regards.

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Comment by Tom Schwab on July 21, 2015 at 5:02am

Wendy, welcome to the group. You might want to re-post your request for feedback on your site in the discussion area, that way it will be easier for members to respond to your thread. I looked at BathEmbrace.com and was very impressed. The images were great and really reflected a high quality product.  The about us page was well written focusing on what you could provide the visitor.  It also showed you as a person - people buy from people.  The biggest suggestion I would have is to add some trust seals or social proof to the site.  Things like awards, recognitions, customer comments / feedback, BBB seals all can increase trust. We buy from those we know , like and trust. Getting people to trust for that first purchase is often the hardest part of building life long customers.  Excited to read others feedback.

Comment by Wendy Whitmer on July 20, 2015 at 5:16pm

Hi, I'm new to this group and website. Until recently I had been working as an RN on a Labor and Delivery Unit, however due to a situation with my son I need to stay home. I've always enjoyed making natural bath products and recently started an online store for natural bath products. Bathembrace.com if any of you could take the time to look at it and maybe offer some tips I will really appreciate it. Also, any tips on how to make the most of this website will be greatly appreciate it as well. Thanks.

Comment by Michael Allen Williamson on June 22, 2015 at 6:28pm

Hey, Tom, thanks for these resources, I'm checking them out.

Comment by Lesley Morrison on June 22, 2015 at 2:21pm

Thanks for these PDFs Tom - what a great resource!

Group Leader
Comment by Tom Schwab on June 22, 2015 at 9:37am

Dan Miller Inspired Resources

At a recent Mastermind Meeting we discussed how the profits of any business (online or brick and mortar) are a function of

Attracting x Engaging x Delighting

Think of it like a box.  The profits from your business fit in a box with the sides: Attract, Engage and Delight.  There is always one limiting side you should focus on improving to maximize the size of the box (your profits).

Here are some ideas to grow your business.  

The goal is not to do ALL 48 but to identify 1 or 2 that fit your ideal customers and you best.  Then execute on those.

What's worked for you and your customers?

Comment by Rebecca P. Morgan on March 7, 2015 at 2:38pm

Aloha! I am back and getting caught up on all the great activity in the community. Where have I been? After 4.5 years in China, I have relocated with my company to all places, Hawaii. It is nice! I am appreciating the clean air and sunshine. Approx. 6 months ago while in china I launched an online pearl store, www.meimeipearls.com with support from this group and our leader, Tom. The business model I used worked well during the transition as the past few month I didn't make much time to focus on the pearl business with the relocation. I did have a good sale through Etsy while moving! That is just what I needed to be inspired again. I also want to spend the next new months determining how to use my 20 years experience in customer service, leadership, and training to build online content as this will be my last JOB for someone else. Happy to be back and looking forward to learning and sharing in the community again! 

Group Leader
Comment by Rob Orr on October 2, 2014 at 4:48am

David - may be better to start a discussion thread so you can collect responses in one place. Can you tell us more about your product/site?

Comment by David Katz on October 1, 2014 at 5:02pm

Recently, i started an online business. i've done everything possible to get things going and get sales coming in. What else can i do? i hired a pr firm, i have celebrity endorsements, i have a social media person. 

Group Leader
Comment by Tom Schwab on September 13, 2014 at 6:56am

Most questions about blogging for eCommerce start with "How should I..."  STOP: You are the worst person to write your own eCommerce blog.  Find someone who is your ideal customer to write them better yet get your customers to generate content.


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