Ecommerce SEO: The Complete How-To

Who is this guide for? This guide is all about SEO – I’ve tried to take everything that you and I – as online store owners – need to know about SEO and present it here in a simple, easy-to-understand format. I’ve also tried to make the guide as actionable as possible, so you can […]

How to Optimize a PPC Campaign

Note from Shabbir: In an earlier post, I had written about how I set up my PPC campaign for my store, and Dennis from Store Growers was kind enough to give some constructive criticism on how I went about things. Since then, Dennis has helped me optimize my campaign to try and make the best […]

Instagram Marketing For Ecommerce: 15 Experts Share Their Tips

As part of documenting how I am building my new online store, I am trying to experiment with stuff I haven’t tried before – one thing that I really want to get a hold on(and you guys should too) is marketing on Instagram. Instagram is HUGE, and I’ve seen some businesses really kill it on […]

How I Set Up My PPC Campaign(and what’s next)

Now that my store is launched, I have to drive some initial traffic to it. Unfortunately, for a site this new, there won’t be any significant organic traffic in the immediate future, so to get started, I decided to use paid advertising. I’m using paid advertising for two reasons: It will help me validate my […]

Setting Up My Online Store

Now that I’ve chosen my niche, it’s time to set up my store. After a few trials and errors, I’ve decided to do things a little bit differently this time. I think the biggest fear I used to have at the back of my mind was the fear of losing money if the business went […]

How I Chose The Niche For My New Online Store

When it comes to selling online, the first question that does(and should) come to mind is what to sell online! It’s quite probably the hardest part of starting a store, and if this step is executed correctly, you’ve already won half of the battle. However, picking something to sell online is kind of like playing […]

Selling with Google Adwords on a tiny budget

This is a guest post by Dennis Moons. Dennis is an experienced adwords marketer, and he has also written a really nice post on r/entrepreneur which you can see here. I really liked what Dennis had to say in the reddit post, so when he approached me for a guest post, I didn’t hesitate at […]

How I Developed My First Ecommerce App

Ecommerce has evolved from the simple cart-checkout of the 1990s to a booming ecosystem full of apps and addons that enhance your selling and your buyer’s buying experience. When Fish Finder Source used to be an online store, it was running on Bigcommerce. I chose Bigcommerce for that particular store because I was going to […]

How To Validate Your Ecommerce Business Idea

This is a guest post by Travis Newton, the Commerce Dude When it comes to ecommerce or business in general people tend to think “Hey, I’ll come up with a kick ass business plan, research the market, put up my store and I’ll make money by the truck load.” Now I’m not saying not to […]

The Three Approaches To Online Businesses

I’ve been at this for quite a while now. I think I’ve been working on building full-fledged ecommerce businesses for at least 3 years, and I’ve been documenting what I’ve learned and am learning for a little over a year. That and by following other thought leaders in the ecommerce and online business space, I’ve […]