The Ultimate Guide to Dropshipping: How to Start a Dropshipping Business

You’ve decided to launch an online store and join the ecommerce revolution. The very first questions you need to answer are all about your product: what will you sell, where will you get it and how will you get it to your customers. Amazing marketing and incredible customer service won’t get you very far without sourcing, inventory management, order fulfillment and shipping processes in place. Does that sound intimidating, boring or even impossible? You may want to skip the hassle and check out dropshipping. Before dropshipping, there were two major ecommerce models: Make a unique product from scratch. Do you love knitting cashmere cat sweaters? Great! You’ll have a completely unique product to bring to the marketplace. But can you create demand and scale your business? Purchase inventory in bulk. You won’t need to develop a new product, but you might get stuck with a garage full of widgets you can’t sell. If you do get traction, you’ll need to tackle fulfilling and shipping orders on your own. With dropshipping, you are only responsible for[…]

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60+ September Social Media Ideas – Videos, GIFs and More

Looking for awesome September social media ideas? I’ve got them for you in bucketloads in this post. This post is filled with Social Media Holidays for the entire month of September. Get prepped with social media video ideas, GIFs and more for you! Donuts with Glaze by… // Read More The post 60+ September Social Media Ideas – Videos, GIFs and More appeared first on Socially Sorted.

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New Study: What 100 Social Media Followers Are Really Worth

The social web is huge. From Facebook to Pinterest, they all command billions of eyeballs per year. Which, of course, makes these channels too big to ignore. In other words, you have no choice but to participate in them or else you’ll miss out on traffic and revenue. But, how much time and money should you devote to each social network? Which ones produce the best ROI? How much are 100 social media followers really worth? To answer these questions and more, I polled 483 companies who are all leveraging Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. Each company has been participating in all these social networks for at least 3 years and they have at least 100 social media followers on each platform. Of the 483 companies, 159 of them were in the B2B space and 324 were B2C companies. And their revenues varied from $10,000 a year to $250,000,000. Now before we dive into the data, keep in mind all of the stats are broken down based on 100 social followers. For example,[…]

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5 Secret Facts About Successful Online Businesses That Nobody Gets

There are a lot of misconceptions about how it is to run a business online. As we often mention in our free webinar training, it’s hard for businesses to know future results when they try to succeed, even though it’s definitely possible. There’s especially a lot of misconceptions concerning how challenging it is to run a successful online business. Even business owners who have a lot of experience don’t often realize how much energy and skills it takes to excel and make a business work. This post will take a look at 5 “secret” facts that set businesses that succeed apart from the ones that don’t.  1. They stay true to themselves When you look at successful business owners you probably wonder if the business changes them. While it may seem like successful business owners go to the dark side, The Business Small Business actually makes it clear that most business owners stay true to themselves. In fact, that’s what helps them succeed.  Your business is an extension of you, no matter how big or[…]

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6 Simple Strategies to Explode a Site’s Content Share Count

With so much content floating around on the web, it’s all the more important to figure out practical techniques to share content and get an audience to spread it like wildfire. Effectively communicating with an audience comes from engagement and concepts like this help brands as they create their own content on their website and social media sites. The more a company applies tips to their social media and content strategy, the more likely they will get their audience to share their posts and spread the word. Wondering what strategies to apply to explode a site’s content share count? Join us for our free webinar training to get the scoop and below we give you 6 tips so you can get a headstart on knowing how to promote your content and in the process get plenty of social shares! 1. Add sharing buttons to your blog posts It may seem obvious, but many people forget to add something that makes it a lot easier for an audience to share your content – sharing buttons! Quicksprout[…]

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