You've launched your ecommerce site. Now what?
You've picked a niche, found suppliers, set up a website, and celebrated the opening of your new online store. Your hopes are high, and your excitement is through the roof. You are now officially an ecommerce entrepreneur!
But as you stare at your computer screen, waiting for orders to come rolling in, a question floats to the surface of your mind: How can I make my first sale? And my second? And how can I continue building my business into a thriving shop? What's next?
In today's episode I'll be sharing a conversation I recently had with Pat Flynn of SmartPassiveIncome.com. Pat is an expert at building new niche websites, becoming an expert in a niche, creating high-quality authoritative content, and building awareness of a new brand. He shares his experiences and tips in today's episode, and I'm extremely excited for you to hear what he has to say.
EP 028: Listener Questions: Does guest blogging still work? How can I write interesting content for "boring" niches? And more...
Today's episode is a question and answer session. We'll be covering some important topics, including:
Whether or not you should still be using guest blogging for SEO, in light of Matt Cutts' recent condemnation of the practice
How to write interesting articles for "boring" niches (including some specific questions to ask yourself to help you brainstorm)
Some tips for what to do after launching a new ecommerce site to start driving traffic and sales
This weekend, Mrs. Ecommerce Pulse and I are moving to Cancun, Mexico. We are extremely excited about our move, and are currently working long days and nights to pack our things into storage, move out of our apartment, and get everything ready.
Due to our hectic schedule this week, today's episode is an Audio Blog--an audio version of a blog post previously published here on Ecommerce Pulse. Don't worry--next week the show will be back to normal.
In today's episode, I have an information-packed discussion with Francis Teo. Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), according to Francis, is "the science and art of getting more people to take action on your website."
Francis shares why the often-quoted "industry-standard" conversion rate of 2-4% is not something you absolutely count on, and he also talks about some general principles you can use and potential pitfalls to avoid.
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