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This week we have ScottEG! Read what he has to say below:
What were you doing for work before you started eCommerce?
I’ve been in online retail since 2008 with other companies that I’d worked for. I started graphic design in back in 2002 then through the years moved up to Art Director and then transitioned into the Marketing side. I was a Director of Marketing for the last 8 years. Since November 2017 I’ve been Self Employed with my main sources of income coming from Print on Demand.
How did you get your start in eCommerce / Amazon / etc?
What were some of your struggles at first?
When was the moment when you “made it” or realized that you were on to something? How did you feel?
How much time and work would you say you put in to your store?
What would you say to anyone who is interested or considering entering the eCommerce market? Where would you begin?
Everything you need is on YouTube, Facebook Groups or Forums…for FREE.
Courses can be good. They put everything in one packet for you and usually shorten the learning curve. But all the info is out there for free you just have to look for it.
This can be a solid side hustle and I would suggest starting that way. Learn and decide what avenue of selling you prefer. Some people love FBA or dropshipping. I enjoy designing so I took to Print on Demand with Merch and have really taken to it. Learn about them, see what you like best, then stick to it and master it. Also don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Another little tip. Subscribe to the guys / girls that are just starting out on YouTube within your chosen platform. Their videos are usually raw, real, no hype and they’ll share just about everything that they’re doing.