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Change Your Life as You Become an Ecommerce Entrepreneur

It’s Time for a Season of Change and Love What You Do!

By: Bailey Holtz

As the seasons change and we transition from the free-wheeling summer months to the cooler fall months, it is a time to think about change. Just as the bright green leaves around you transform into majestic yellows, reds and oranges, it’s the perfect time to transform your life too! It is a good time to ask yourself some tough questions: have I gotten everything I can out of the role at my current job? Would my life be noticeably better if I had more time for myself/family, a shorter commute and greater independence? Is it time for a change? 

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, then maybe this is YOUR “season of change”! A time to take a leap toward greater joy and flexibility in your life. But—and we know this all too well—the idea of making a huge career change can be scary. 

Luckily, Pure-Ecommerce has the tools you need to make your transition to ecommerce entrepreneurship smooth, easy, and even fun. Continue reading as we show you why NOW is the right time for YOUR season of change. Plus, how we can help you start an online business and love what you do! 

Harness the Power of the Internet

The internet has completely transformed the way we move about in the world – from research to commerce to connecting with other people. The world wide web has improved the lives of millions in ways we never could have conceived thirty years ago. With such a powerful tool at our disposal, that’s why it’s is time for you to explore becoming a part of the amazing online marketplace.

Consumers are heading to ecommerce stores for convenience and cost-savings while factors like faster Internet speeds and cheaper devices are facilitating this process. Plus, it is shown the number one reason consumers love to shop online is that they can shop all hours of the day!

Here are so interesting statistics showing the continued growth of ecommerce.

Digital Buyers Worldwide:

  • In 2014 – There were approximately 1.32 billion digital shoppers.
  • In 2019 – This is expected to reach 1.92 billion this year, accounting for a quarter of the world population.
  • In 2021 – The number of digital shoppers is expected to reach 2.14 billion.

[Source – Statista]

Percentage of Retail Sales:

  • In 2019 – Ecommerce sales are expected to account for 13.7 percent of retail sales worldwide.
  • In 2021 – Sales are expected to make up a whopping 17.5 percent of retail sales worldwide by 2021.

[Source – Statista]

Unlike a brick-and-mortar store, ecommerce allows people to have a vast variety of products at their fingertips. This is an amazing aspect of owning an online store as you are able to reach people not only in your own town but almost anywhere – it’s truly the power of the internet!

Seize Control of Your Life

If you’ve bought into the idea of working from home, the next step is to become comfortable with the idea of becoming your own boss. This is extremely exciting but may sound a little scary too! The little voice in the back of your head might be saying “I don’t know how to be a boss!”, “What if something goes wrong?” or “What if I fail?”.

Before you allow yourself to be sucked into a quagmire of fear and negativity, consider what your present situation looks like…

If you’re commuting to a regular day job, you don’t have a whole lot of control over your own day. Quartz at Work makes a compelling argument against the 9-to-5 workday, citing our shared language about our work as evidence of our aversion (“Working for the weekend,” “TGIF,” and “Sunday Scaries” are just a few examples of this type of language). As humans, we simply chafe against strict schedules and inflexibility. This leads you to think about making a change, right?!?!

Or if you’re a parent who would like more flexibility and freedom in your schedule. If you would rather attend your child’s sporting event, ballet practice or school play than go into a late day meeting where you are asked to do more work for the same amount of compensation. Frustrating, right? You feel like you are always pulled into two different directions! Well, maybe now is the time for you to think about working from home and love what you do!

Maybe you’re on the verge of retirement or already retired and you are looking for a business opportunity to bring in additional income. Plus, you would like to keep yourself busy in retirement, as well as, continue learning and striving to live your best life.

Or maybe you’re just ready to seize control of your life and love what you do! As you consider moving forward take time to reflect:

  • Do you remain in your current situation because your scared or unsure of how to get started?
  • Do you stay at your job because you feel you are pleasing some nebulous authority figure?
  • Do you continue down the same path because it is what is familiar to you?
  • Is this your “season of change”?
  • Are you ready to take control of your life?

Now all you need to do is decide to take the first step so you can begin to rule your life and love what you do!

Make a Change – Rule Your Life!

Making a change in your life may feel a little like stepping to the edge of a very high and very precarious ledge. But it does not have to! The great news, though, is that the Pure-Ecommerce Team is here to support you at every step on your road to independence. We’re so excited and want to encourage you to change your life we have a special offer for you. Our Seasons of Change Sale includes a special discount and additional perks we know you will not want to pass up!

Pure-Ecommerce is different than other ecommerce consulting firms as we offer our clients over ten years of internet business experience. We also have a team of supportive and knowledgeable consultants, project managers and designers to assist you. Plus, a 10-step instructional plan to help you step into your dream ecommerce business. With the help of Pure-Ecommerce, there is no reason to feel nervous or afraid of leaping into the ecommerce marketplace. We can help bring about your very own season of change!

Get started today and take advantage of our current sale Let our team help you start your online business journey as you start to rule your life and love what you do! 

How to Stay Motivated While Running Your Online Business

Tips for Online Business Owners to Stay Motivated & Working Hard!

By: Bailey Holtz

Any seasoned business owner knows sometimes it is difficult to stay motivated. Being a business owner will bring you wonderful highs, as well as, unfortunate lows. There will be disappointment and rejection, as they are found on the road to success. For every advancement, there may be a setback or two! That will keep you constantly on your toes and wondering: was this the right decision? Am I doing the right thing with my life?

The truth is, any endeavor that you pursue on your own is going to be fraught with difficulties. There will be people, forces, and inner voices that beg you to stop. They will encourage you to turn around and quit before you’ve even gotten started. It will feel at times as though the entire universe is conspiring against you. You may feel like everyone may be trying to foil your attempt to pursue work you love. You can talk to other entrepreneurs and other independent workers—and they’ll all say the same thing… It’s difficult to get started but it’s totally worth it! 

The path eventually evens out as you become more experienced, start making financial gains, and develop a customer base. Once you’ve made it through the tough part, you’ll enjoy a lifestyle that is independent, fulfilled, exciting and flexible. That sounds worth it to us! 

The key is to not let yourself be waylaid by any difficulties you may encounter when starting an online business. Instead, it is important to prepare yourself for the minor failures you’ll experience. Lucky for you, Pure-Ecommerce possesses years of experience helping build online businesses with budding entrepreneurs. That’s why our team is here to make the bumpy part a little less painful!

Follow the tips below to prepare yourself to stay motivated and find productive ways to spend the “slow times” that are a part of starting your own online business!

Make a Plan

If there is anything we recommend doing first and foremost, it’s to create a written business plan. This will help you in a myriad of ways: firstly, a working plan will make your business exponentially more successful. According to Small Biz Daily, a business plan is necessary even for small, online businesses. Everyone needs one! Without a solid plan, you will be forced to make decisions on the fly. This will not yield good results and may delay your growth. 

Secondly, it will help you get through any tough part of the business-building process. Because you will know exactly what you hope to accomplish with your business. Having a business plan will help in planning out the phases of growth. You can gain peace of mind by remembering that you are not doing any worse than is to be expected of the current phase of your company. And if you find yourself lagging, then you can adjust your strategy and get back on track. Remember, though, it is a long-distance race, not a sprint! It will take time for your business to enter its high growth phase.

Thirdly, a plan will be a constant reminder of how passionate you are about your business! It can be difficult in your day-to-day doings to keep in mind how great your love is for your work. Peeking at your business plan regularly will bring back all those wonderful feelings you have that led you to start your business in the first place. Never lose that passion – Never lose that drive to rule your life!

For tips on how to write a great business plan, check out this article on Entrepreneur. After you write your plan, keep in mind over time it may need to be tweaked. You may even need to expand it based on what is happening with your business. You can always revise and improve upon your plan, just do not give up on it.

Add Content!

If you find things are moving slowly, a surefire way to boost your visibility online is to add new, fresh content to your homepage, category pages, product descriptions, blog, and social media pages. This carries numerous benefits to you and your business.

For instance, adding content will boost your SEO and make you more searchable online. Pure-Ecommerce can help you enhance your business by adding SEO and Marketing content for your site, to help your online business get more online traction.

It will build trust within your customer base. If your followers see that you are an active business owner and someone who can be relied upon to respond to queries and comments, they will be far more likely to buy from you. Take time to post to your social pages: Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest are great platforms to engage your customers on. Create a story for people to follow with your experiences and why you love the products you sell, as well as, share experiences from other customers.

Plus, generating content will keep you busy and productive when you’re feeling a little helpless or not in control. Sometimes, during the beginning phases of our business-building, aspects of our company’s growth are outside of our control. That’s just the way it goes! But it can help us psychologically to be busy and generating content. Then, when business picks up, you’ll have tons of great social items to share and repost! 

Educate Yourself

The internet is still in its adolescence, the way we sell and market online is constantly evolving. That’s why as an online business owner (old or new) it is important to stay well informed about trends, research, and any news regarding online selling. Take some time to bookmark great publications you trust, and make it a habit to check them regularly. Ad Age, Fast Company, Business News Daily, Moz and Entrepreneur are great places to start. You might learn something you want to implement in your business plan right away! There is such a wealth of information available online, that you never have to feel you aren’t making progress in your business-building! 

Add New Products

We’ve covered all the ancillary aspects of your business—marketing, research, and planning—but what about the actual selling? Yes, you can spend your down-time building out your collection, too! It almost sounds too fun to be true…but it isn’t!

When thinking about new products to offer, you can expand horizontally or vertically. If you widen your collection horizontally, you add new categories on offer. For instance, if you sell pet care products, you might add a “Pet Health Care” category. Or, you can expand vertically by adding more products to an existing category. So, for your pet care business, you might consider adding new chew toys to your “Toys” category. Consider which makes more sense for you and your goals. It is probably best at first to expand only in one direction, otherwise, you risk becoming too general a business, and it will be difficult to construct a solid identity for yourself. 

Team Work Makes the Dream Work!

Just like any other worthwhile pursuit, the process of starting a new business is fraught with difficulty. You will probably want to give up about a hundred times and will wake up in a cold, sweaty panic at least a dozen times. But you must remember that every new business owner endures the same trials and tribulations. Plan ahead, be diligent, spend your time wisely, and success will follow.

That’s why when you choose to work with Pure-Ecommerce in starting a ready-made, custom or build your own business you will have an outstanding team of project managers, consultants and design staff who can help you along the way!

Whether you currently own an online business or you’re thinking of starting one, we hope these tips can help you through any “rough patches” you may experience. Keep your head up, keep your passion in it, remember why you started the business in the first place and believe in yourself to keep chugging along…

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