If there were ever a time to start a side hustle (or full-time gig) in e-commerce, this is it. For many, the job market remains uncertain, but online shopping is a relative constant.
There are plenty of ways to enter the digital retail business, and Shopify has emerged as one of the best—especially for first-time e-tailers. It has a solid customer base, is easy to search, and proves just as friendly to private label sellers as drop shippers. So how do you get started?
One great jumping-off point is an online learning series like the Complete Shopify Bootcamp Bundle. As the name implies, this resource gives sellers all they need to build a great online brand, from first log-in to a full marketing plan. The courses walk you through everything from setting up a Shopify account and marketing tips and tricks for making products appealing to the back-end tagging necessary to highlight your store in Google searches. Also learn how to set up a payment system, what shipping preparations you’ll need to make, and how to get the right tax breaks for your new business.
For those who make their own products at home, there’s a lesson on private label products and how to place them correctly, as well as how to keep up with the inflow of orders. Even if you don’t have an inventory of your own, there are hours of instruction on how to become a drop shipper, taking and fulfilling orders for products made by other companies.
It’s all potential profit, and PCMag readers can learn how to make the most of it with lifetime access to The Complete Shopify Bootcamp Bundle for $29.99—97 percent off the MSRP.