So, you want to take the leap from blogger to ecommerce entrepreneur. Great! Monetizing your passion is a smart move. And it’s never been easier to set up your own ecommerce store thanks to the abundance of do-it-yourself platforms, with some costing as little as $10/month.
Last year it was Hurricane Harvey, this year it’s volcanic eruptions in Hawaii. No matter where you live, there’s the possibility for a natural disaster. And a catastrophic natural event can leave your business reeling. According to FEMA, 40 to 60% of small businesses never reopen after a disaster occurs.
You’ve probably heard the saying, “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” Having a career you’re passionate about isn’t going to magically turn every day into a tropical vacation, but pursuing a job you love will positively impact your life. The more you love your job, the harder you’ll work at it. Happy people tend to earn higher salaries, and we can only assume these people are happy, in part, because they genuinely enjoy their jobs.
According to a HubSpot survey, when asked what types of content they’d like to see from brands, 63% of consumers over age 45 said they want more emails, compared to only 31% of Millennials. Why does this matter? Well, people still see emails as valuable sources of information, but they don’t want to be bogged down by a constant deluge of irrelevant messages.
Influencer marketing is huge. With brands trying to target a digital and social media savvy generation, it's becoming more common for brands to advertise with influencers. Rather than placing ads on pages where they might not be acknowledged, advertisers are taking to social media to promote their products.
When it comes to designing a landing page, even well-known companies have been known to miss the mark from time to time. Unfortunately major landing page mistakes like boring titles, too much clutter, or adding multiple calls-to-action can deter potential customers from converting.
“So, what do you do?”
Micro-influencers are a hot social media marketing trend. Collaborating with them can give you significant engagement without burning a hole in your pocket. By having a tighter number of followers (e.g. 1,000 to 50,000), this type of influencer is able to create stronger and more personal connections than a celebrity influencer who has 1 million plus followers.
Pay per click (PPC) advertising takes a page out of Darwin’s “survival of the fittest” playbook. With so many advertisers fighting for premium advertising space, you need to make sure your PPC ads can hold their own among the rest.