You have a great idea for a business and you're full of enthusiasm and that sense of excitement as you imagine your life as your business tales off.
But very quickly the reality of all of the things that have to be done starts to fill you with uncertainty.
There's so much to learn, it's difficult to know where to start and who to look to for guidance - not to mention the costs.
Your business idea involves an online shop (e-commerce) but right now you don't know how to create one or even which platform to use to start with!
If your website is on WordPress you could use the free WooCommerce plugin, but unless you have some coding knowledge you'll quickly find that most minor customisations require costly add-ons or you'll need to employ someone to do the work for you.
Shopify is a complete e-commerce solution that allows you to set up an online store to sell your goods.
It lets you organise your products, customise your storefront, accept credit card payments, track and respond to orders — all with a few clicks of the mouse.
Although I love WordPress, my view is the extra compliance issues when dealing with credit card information should be passed on to a third party so you can concentrate on your business - not more bureacracy.
For a modest monthly fee Shopify takes care of hosting of your shop, payment processing & PCI compliance leaving you free to concentrate on your business
You also know your success depends on driving traffic to your website but your marketing knowledge is sketchy at the moment and you know little about advertising online.
Luckily, there’s a simple solution: a free course on how to get your first sale on Shopify!
The 20 video modules in this course show you how to make your first sale on Shopify using Facebook Ads.
It covers everything from brand differentiation to pixel placement through too campaign optimisation. This course is designed to show you how easy it is to start and scale your business with Shopify.
Click the image below to get started - as part of the course you will also receive a series of emails to help you get the most out of the videos and get your online shop set up and online quickly.