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Welcome and congratulations on becoming a NewOps Member! I’m sure you are exited to get started, and I’m excited to have you here! Let me give you a short tour and show you what to do first… [click here to read the Quick Start Guide...]
Do not start on any of the lessons until you read the Quick Start Guide.
Instead of reinventing the wheel for this lesson, I’d like to refer you to an article written by successful eBay seller and coach David Birkham. This article has been referenced close to 40,000 times with a 98% “helpful” rate. I don’t think I could do any better than that, lol! I hope you find it as informative as I did.
It is written from the perspective of an eBay seller, but the information applies just as well to the niche website method of online selling that I teach here in the NewOps.
One thing before you start… David recommends a particular drop shipping club at the end of the article. I have not had any experience with that particular company and therefore cannot give you my personal seal of approval. As with any company you are considering doing business with, you need to do your own due diligence before making a decision.
Have you spent countless hours looking for a reputable drop shipping company only to come out empty handed? If so, this article may able to help you. In fact, you may just find more suppliers than you can even handle! This happened to me and I started [click to continue…]
Big company, big headaches. What if you owned a company that sold hundreds of different products? How many people would it take to run a company like that?
You would need warehouse people to stock your inventory. You would need phone/internet operators to take the orders. You would need packers and shippers to send the products on their way. You would need customer service reps to handle problems. You would need a returns department.
That’s a lot of overhead. It’s also a big management headache.
Big company, small headaches. What if you could have a company that sold all the same products but you could run it all by yourself. What if it only took an hour or two of your day? That is what drop shipping is all about. [click to continue…]
Selling products that you make yourself can be very rewarding. There’s nothing like the feeling you get when someone purchases a product that you created, and then sends you an email telling you how much they love it. Selling your own stuff can be financially rewarding also, as the profit margins are typically higher than either purchased inventory or drop shipped items.
Before you decide to start marketing your own creations, here are a few things you need to think about. [click to continue…]
What should you sell? Now that you know the basics of online physical product sales, it’s time to dig into the specifics of what makes an item a good candidate for internet based sales systems. When deciding what to sell through your website, you need to consider quite a few different product attributes before you finalize your offerings. [click to continue…]
I have a very real problem. Its cause is directly related to my career, or maybe I should say lack of career. You see, whenever I meet someone new I cringe a little bit because I know the conversation will inevitably come to the point where my new friend asks…
“So, what do you do?” I really struggle with what to say. It’s not like I’m a lawyer or a pharmacist or a carpenter. People understand those professions. What I do is very hard to explain. And besides, it changes all the time.
I’ve tried telling them that I’m a copywriter. Or a search engine optimizer. Or a direct response marketer. No one knows what those things really mean so I try to explain it which takes a long time. And when I’m done they just stare at me as if I had told them I was a visitor from the planet Bolzar.
Now I just say, “I sell stuff on the internet.” My new acquaintance can easily picture someone visiting a website and buying a product which is then shipped to them. And that is what I’m going to teach you about in this lesson series. [click to continue…]
Should you write as many guest posts as you can, for every blog that will let you? NO. Before approaching a blog owner to see if you can write a guest post for them, you need to think about a few things. [click to continue…]
An online business is composed of a lot of parts but the part that every single online business owner obsesses about is traffic – specifically how to get more of it.
Traffic is the lifeblood of our business. Conversion rates may give you more leverage (you can double your sales by increasing your conversion rate from 1% to 2%) but without traffic there is nothing to convert.
Today I’m going to show you the fastest way that I know of to get high quality traffic – it’s called guest posting. Guest posting is [click to continue…]
This is the third part of a three part lesson. You can read part one here.
9. Utilize scarcity. If the prospect perceives that you have an unlimited supply, they probably won’t purchase immediately. Why?
- People are lazy.
- People procrastinate.
- People operate on inertia.
Even worse, if they don’t purchase immediately, the odds of them coming back and purchasing at some point in the future decline dramatically. The best chance you’ll ever have to sell someone is when they are [click to continue…]
This is the second part of a three part lesson. You can read part one here.
5. Describe the Benefits. This is the point in the sales page where you tell the reader how they will personally benefit from what you are selling. This is also the point in the sales page where inexperienced copywriters usually blow it by listing all of the product’s features instead of the benefits. In order to avoid this common mistake we need to know the difference between features and benefits. [click to continue…]