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Make a Plan to Become an Ecommerce Entrepreneur in 2019

Set goals, make a plan and how to become an ecommerce entrepreneur in 2019!

Here we are at the beginning of another new year. You are probably like many others who find themselves reflecting on your lives.  Is one of your resolutions to start a business? Have you always dreamed about being your own boss, but not sure how to become an entrepreneur? You may have the desire, but find it difficult to set goals, make a plan to reach those goals, and then actually perform the necessary steps to achieve the goal. That’s why we wanted to share some helpful tips  to become an entrepreneur that may make it somewhat easier for you to set the wheels in motion to make a change, set a goal and create a plan. Specifically, we want to help you chart a new and different course for yourself—one called “entrepreneurship”. Now it’s time to ask yourself these questions…..

What Do You Want?

First, you need to feel strongly that you want to make a change in your life. Maybe you’re tired of working for someone else. Maybe you find that you’re bored with your work and are just simply going through the motions. Maybe you want to feel that you fully own your accomplishments. Maybe you feel that you are not truly being challenged and rewarded. Maybe you are experiencing “wanderlust” and never seem to have enough time to travel.
Now, are you thinking about what you would like to change in your working situation? This could be a long list for you. If you’re coming up with strong feelings for the pieces of your situation that you want to change and reasons why you want to make a change, let this be the year you set goals to change the path you are on—and venture into entrepreneurship! But, spend time to arrive at what you want by researching and studying your options before setting a goal. Don’t be hasty in making a goal–you want to be sure your goal is congruent with what you desire.

 

What Goals Do I Need To Set? 

The next step is setting goals and making resolutions to make it a reality. At this time of year, we hear a lot of talk about “making resolutions.” Well, are resolutions and goals the same thing? Actually, they are not the same. The goal is the bigger picture, for example, “becoming an entrepreneur in 2019″. The resolutions comprise the smaller steps in making the bigger goal an actuality. In the example of becoming an entrepreneur, a resolution might be “researching different entrepreneurial avenues.” The resolutions are much more detailed, are specific, and have measurable timeframes.
Your goals need to be challenging, but realistic. A goal needs to be a bit of a stretch for you, but something that you know you can achieve with effort. When goals are unrealistic and too high, you are more likely to give up. If you really want the goal, make it realistic.
A very important part of getting what you want and achieving your goals is to clearly define and express what you want. You need to get specific with your goals and resolutions. A vague or nebulous goal is not easily achieved and will more than likely be dropped. It has been shown that by writing your goals down you will have a greater chance of achieving them. Putting them on notes and placing them where you can easily see them every day is a way to keep them at the forefront of your mind and intention.

How Do I Create A Plan?

Creating a plan is critical in achieving your goals. You must have action items (resolutions) that break down how you will achieve the goal into timelines and deadlines. In this way, you can measure your progress and accomplishments. You also create habits and routines that support achieving your goal.
Hold yourself accountable in working your plan – this will drive you to work harder. As you perform your resolutions, set systems in place that hold you accountable. Sharing your plan with someone like your spouse, a friend, a coach or mentor provides a support system that will help you in meeting those small steps to the larger goal. Be sure you celebrate when you reach those milestones, this will help drive you forward!

Can I Commit To My Goals?

You have to make a commitment to the goal, as well as, the resolutions all along the way. Without the commitment, you probably won’t meet the goal. Working toward a goal will take self-discipline, time, energy, and action—all of which allow you to stay on track.
Do you think you have an entrepreneurial spirit? If you think you want to create your destiny by becoming an entrepreneur, I encourage you to research to get a clear understanding of what it is to be an entrepreneur. Only then will you know if it is the right fit for you.

Articles to Get You Started

Here are some articles you may find helpful in deciding if you entrepreneurship is you!

Are You Ready To Become An Ecommerce Entrepreneur In 2019!

If you can see entrepreneurship as a great fit for you, start setting your goals to make it happen for yourself in 2019! Now is the time to start changing your life! Make your own destiny! Chart your own course!
To find out what we do at Pure-Ecommerce and how we can help you become an ecommerce entrepreneur in 2019 visit us at www.Pure-Ecommerce.com!

 

Cyber Monday 2018 – Another Record Breaking Year for Ecommerce!

THE RESULTS FOR CYBER MONDAY ARE IN AND IT’S IS ANOTHER RECORD BREAKING YEAR FOR ECOMMERCE!

By: Shelly Lowder

The results are in for Cyber Monday 2018 and they are staggering!  U.S. online shoppers spent a record $7.869 billion on Cyber Monday, Nov. 26, representing a 19.3% year-over-year increase from $6.595 billion in 2017, according to Adobe Analytics. It is an exciting time in ecommerce as it was ANOTHER record-breaking year for cyber monday shopping so we wanted to share some important statistics with you as you consider becoming an ecommerce business owner.

 

Mobile Makes Its Mark

Mobile devices made their mark on Cyber Monday, which is the Monday after Thanksgiving. Smartphones alone generated $2.2 billion in online sales, which is a 55.6% increase over Cyber Monday 2017. “Converting mobile traffic to sales has long been a thorn in the side of retailers, but investments in making the experience faster and easier have paid off,” says Taylor Schreiner, director of Adobe Digital Insights.
According to  Forbes, “mobile continues to dominate traffic, but still has some work to do to catch up to desktop conversion rates. However, it also continues to grow as a channel for holidays, both in terms of traffic and in terms of sales. One thing to remember, though, is that Thanksgiving weekend represents a particularly concentrated use of mobile, with almost double the predicted share for the whole of the season”.
Here are a few key statistics from Salesforce about how mobile devices impacted Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping:
  • For “Cyber Week,” mobile had 62% of traffic share and 45% of order share. The company predicts that mobile devices will account for 68% of traffic and 46% of orders over the entire holiday season.
  • Mobile devices accounted for 68% of online traffic and 54% of orders on Thanksgiving. Fifteen percent more orders were placed on mobile phones on the holiday.
  • Mobile devices accounted for 67% of all digital traffic on Black Friday, up from 61% on the same day last year, and secured the most orders at 49% order share, beating Salesforce’s prediction of 46% of orders.

Importance of Social Media and Email Marketing

As you probably already know people are using social media to influence their shopping habits. Whether it’s checking out what their friends are posting about their favorite recent purchases, showing interest in product ads or reading the latest reviews – let’s face it social media does have an effect on how we make our purchases these days. It is no different for the holiday season as you can see through the latest statistics:
  • NRF reported a 73% growth in the use of Instagram to find deals, and a 45% increase in the use of Pinterest. Salesforce reported growth in social traffic on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday, with Cyber Monday’s social traffic growing 16%, and social traffic on Thanksgiving Day up 41%.
  • Salesforce also reported that retailers sent 3.5 billion emails on Black Friday, and another 4.1 billion on Cyber Monday – significant increases over the 3 billion and 3.3 billion, respectively, sent in 2017.
  • Salesforce reported that retailers sent 3.5 billion emails on Black Friday, and another 4.1 billion on Cyber Monday – significant increases over the 3 billion and 3.3 billion, respectively, sent in 2017.

 

Exciting Time To Own An Ecommerce Business

This is exciting news and offers a huge opportunity for those owning ecommerce businesses.  There is a great deal of competition in the online world so you have to create ways to stand out from the crowd.  Your website is a reflection of the brand you are building so you want to make sure that all communications whether your website or your social media strategy showcases who you are and how you are different.  Create a brand that makes customers want to shop with you time and time again. This strategy is something to work on the whole year through and not just during the holidays. On average it takes consumers 7 times to see a new brand before they make a decision to purchase from it – this can be through social media, email marketing, and website visits. You must stay relevant and consistent as you get to know your customers and vice versa.
Already own an ecommerce business? Then you’ll want to capitalize on the holiday shopping spree! Here are a few helpful tips to get you started:
  • Remain active on social media and stay in front of your customers
  • Update your Landing pages with festive banners to make your website feel new and fresh for visitors
  • Develop a promotional strategy and shipping plan
  • Take advantage of email marketing to reach your target market and grow your list
  • Know your product line and update inventory – you don’t want to miss sales because of out of stocks
  • Check product descriptions and add keywords to help customers understand your products as well as Search Engine Optimization purposes
  • Visit your site and make sure the experience is quick and easy – can you navigate easily? Is It 100% responsive? Having a 100% responsive website is imperative to compete in the online world.  Customers shop small business for a reason and that is for the one-on-one personalization and customer service they receive.  When shopping online your customer can only go by the experience they have on your site and when they receive your product. They do not have the luxury of physically shopping in a store. You have to bring the experience to them.
We hope you find these tips helpful as you gear up for a strong finish this holiday season. If you need any assistance updating your website you should check out our a la carte services to enhance your business!
Cyber Monday and the holiday shopping season is a huge opportunity for online sales and it keeps growing leaps and bounds year over year.  There has never been a better time to start your own ready-made internet business and join the exciting and growing ecommerce marketplace! Ready to find out how Pure-Ecommerce can help you get started? Register now for your online account to log in for our current pricing and to see our special offer!

 

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