Shopify Create your Own Online Store Review!
Purpose: The easiest way to create a professional looking online store with no programing skills.
I remember the first time I looked into making money online; yes, I was really skeptical. Every product I looked into said that you can make a ton of money just by buying a product. It wasn’t until months later that I realized the people that were making the money were those who sold all these online products I bought. I’ll be honest, I’ve learned my lesson. You need to sell stuff to make money online. You have to have something that others want to buy from you. But how do I do this? That’s what Shopify can help you with.
So how much does it cost?
Shopify you can try for “Free” for the first 30 days. No hidden fees. You can cancel at any time. No risk. The great thing about this is: you can create your own store within minutes, and have all the support and features to make your first sale and make that store grow. Check out shopify.com
There are five plans that you can get started with after your first 30 day free trial.
Basic Plan is the smallest that costS only $24 a month and you get a $25 adwords credit to begin promoting your site on Google.
Then you have a Professional Plan that goes up to $59 a month which gives you two extra benefits and more storage and SKU’s.
If you can see the potential to make more than a few thousand dollars selling a product online, then you can upgrade to a more popular plan like the Business Plan or the Enterprise and Premier Plan, but I don’t think they are necessary if you are just getting started and getting your feet wet.
It’s also great that you can actually upgrade or downgrade your plans at any time with shopify.com and you can even customize your own plans if you just contact them by phone or email.
How do you get started?
Getting started with shopify is so easy, you can do it in five simple steps:
- Pick a plan
- Choose a theme, or you can design your own
- You add all your products
- Select a payment gateway (paypal shopping cart)
- Start Selling!
What do I get?
With Shopify, you get everything you need to run an e-commerce store. They make everything so simple, because they’ve put everything into one simple intuitive interface.
Seriously you can do everything in a snap efficiently and effortlessly. It almost reminds me of eBay in a way, for those who’ve used eBay. You add the images, create a description and edit any details you liked to change (properties of the product or add tags).
But I don’t know how to do marketing…
Not an issue with shopify. They have a tremendous built-in analytics that help you know how your store is doing over time. Here are a few:
- How your customers found you and what country they are in
- What URLs are referring to your online store
- What search terms were used to find you
- Tracks the number of visits, including by page hits and unique visitors
And don’t worry if you like using other analytics tools like Google Analytics and CrazyEgg, you can use those too. It even lets you create coupon codes and discounts for your customers to help promote your products.
Is it safe for me to use Shopify?
No doubt about it. Shopify keeps all your data safe and secure. It is hosted on the safest most reliable servers in the world!
I think Shopify.com is a great tool for those who are just getting started online and they are looking to make passive income to replace their active income. If you have not decided on what you want to sell then I don’t recommend it for you.