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Setting up Shopify Site – How To Build Ecommerce Website & Online Store Tutorial.
Step-by-step (80/20) tutorial for starting your ecommerce business today. Build your business selling products and services online.
Shopify is a great resource for those new to ecommerce and seasoned professionals. It’s never been easier to tap into the (still growing) billion-dollar industry. Shopify makes the process of starting your own ecommerce website seamless. With a clean and simple interface, Shopify allows you to manage your website with the same amount of technical ‘know-how’ as is needed to manage an email account. Pretty simple right?
In this short video I cover the essential steps in how to set up your very own ecommerce website. Shopify offers a free 14-day trial that removes any and all excuses. That’s how I got started. I gave it a shot and kicked the tires. I’m glad I did. Shopify has helped my business immensely (and put dollars in my pocket).
A few items covered in the video include how to set up your first product, select your store theme and make minor page and site updates to get your store ready for the marketplace. While the Shopify interface includes other features, they are not essential (think 80/20) to getting started selling today. I can’t encourage you enough to get started in ecommerce even on a part-time basis. It can be a great way to enjoy a passion that will also put some money in your pocket.
It’s likely I’ll create additional videos for some of the cool resources and integration opportunities with Shopify. This will cover topics like Promotions, Discounts and pulling Reports. As I touched on in the video, these items are not essential to get started.
I get asked all the time about other ecommerce platforms such as BigCommerce and WooCommerce. While they continue to improve, I think Shopify offers the most solutions and options for the broad spectrum of business owners (from newbies to seasoned veterans). Being able to start right away (with a free theme) or be able to create a totally custom site is advantageous and hugely beneficial in the ecommerce marketplace. Having both the options and the simple and easy to use interface makes Shopify the best choice.
I do hope you found this information helpful!
Quick video timeline:
Intro: 0:00 – 1:00
Shopify Account Set Up: 1:00 – 3:10
Shopify Admin Dashboard: 3:10 – 3:40
Add First Product: 3:40 – 10:00
Theme Overview And Addition: 10:00 – 14:08
Overview of Blogs, Pages and Navigation: 14:08 – 18:00
Add or Register Domain: 18:00 – 19:00
Takeaways for Ongoing Site Management: 19:00 – 20:00
Select A Plan Right For Your Business: 20:00 – 20:55
Conclusion And Future Videos: 20:55 – 21:16
Disclosure: I do get a small commision if you sign up with the Shopify link above. I’m a huge fan of Shopify and would only spend my time sharing it with others if I thought it would be of benefit them. I can’t encourage you enough to sign up (even without my link) to get started and gain financial freedom!