How to Set Up A Woocommerce Site in 6 EASY Steps

In this video, I will be showing you the different things you need to do to set up your Woocommerce store.

 

Below are the six steps that you will go through in setting up Woocommerce:

 

  1. Buy the Domain Name

You can go to GoDaddy or Namecheap to get your domain name. For your domain name, remember to keep it short, easy to spell and easy to remember. It’s also a plus if your domain name includes keywords. A keyword is something that a user enters into Google to find your company.

 

  1. Choose a Host

Once you have purchased your domain name, you need to choose a company that is going to host your website. Although Woocommerce is free, it is not free to host a website. You need to host it yourself or pay someone to host it. I personally prefer Siteground. It is one of the three companies that WordPress themselves recommend to be used for hosting WordPress. It is also cheap and offers SSL Certificate.

 

  1. Install WordPress

This is the easiest thing to do. You can install it with just one click. It used to be very difficult but sites like Siteground have made it easier.

 

  1. Install Woocommerce

Once you’ve installed WordPress, you need to go into the backend and install Woocommerce. It is free and very easy to do.

 

  1. Set Up a Payment Provider

The next step is to find a payment processor. This is a system is going to process all your payments. You can use PayPal and Stripe.

 

  1. Create Your First Product

Once you’ve set up the payment processor, it is time to add you first product. You only need to add the product title, description, images and price. Make sure that you also design your site so it looks good.

 

5 Steps to Sell On Shopify

In this video, I will discuss the different steps on how to start a Shopify store. Below are the things that you will have to do:
1.Get a Domain Name
2.Sign Up to Shopify
3.Set Up Your Store
4.Set Up the Legal Things
5.Drive Traffic

Get a Domain Name
This is the first step to starting your Shopify store. Here are some keys to a good domain name: Short, Easy to Spell, and Easy to Remember. It’s a huge bonus if it includes a keyword to the product you are going to sell. You can buy your domain name from sites like GoDaddy and Namecheap.

Sign Up to Shopify
You can use this link (www.effectiveecommerce.com/shopify) to sign up to Shopify: When you do, you get a free 14-day trial and a one-on-one consultation with me.

Set Up Your Store
Setting up your Shopify store is easy. Below are the things you have to take note for this step:
1. Add Product
2. Make it pretty
3.Properly SEOd

Set Up the Legal Things
One of the things that people get pressured with is how to properly set up their business in a legal structure. Here are the steps you need to do:
1.EIN – Get an EIN number. It’s free if you are in the US.
2.Sellers Permit – Get some tax information from your local state. Apply for a sellers permit so you can pay your local state sales tax
3.Set Up LLC or DBA – This is your business structure. You can choose from a DBA or LLC. DBA is a lot cheaper to do but it does not offer much protection. LLC is more expensive than DBA. The price depends though on which state you are in. Personally, I go to LegalZoom for both of these and DBA costs about $100 while LLC costs about $300 plus your state’s local fees. The benefit of LLC is that people (more…)

How to Set Up WordPress in 4 Minutes✓

 

This video will be about setting up WordPress in 5 minutes. I will take you through the different steps below:

 

  1. Buy Hosting

The first step that you need to do is to look for a site that is going to host a WordPress website. I would personally go with SiteGround.

 

Go to www.effectiveecommerce.com/siteground, find WordPress Hosting and click Get Started. Choose from the different plans that would suit you. The StartUp plan is good if you only have one website while GrowBig and GoGeek are great if you have multiple websites. You can also upgrade your plan later on.

2. Buy Domain Name

After choosing your plan, you need to buy your domain name. You can use SiteGround or you can use other sites like Namecheap or GoDaddy. If you use another site to buy your domain name, enter the website in that you want to have the WordPress hosting on and click proceed. After this, you need to enter your account information. For the period, you can choose how long you want to lock-in the site.

3. Transfer Domain Name

After paying, you will be directed to another page. Go to My Accounts and click Launch Setup Wizard. Type in the domain name and click continue. Select Start a new website and click WordPress.

 

Once done, go to My Account and copy the Account DNS. Go to where you bought your domain name and log-in. In my case, I used Namecheap. Find the domain name that you will use and click Manage. Go to Nameservers and choose Custom DNS. Paste in the Account DNS from SiteGround.

4. Install WordPress

Go to My Accounts and click Go to cPanel. Scroll down to the WordPress installer. Click Install. Type in your Domain Name, Admin Name, and Admin Password. You can also tick those other options that apply. After that, click Install.

5. (more…)

Meeting My Virtual Assistant Changed My Life (And How You Can Hire a VA!)

This video will show you my trip to the Philippines to meet my virtual assistant. I will also show you how to hire and work with a virtual assistant. Plus, my virtual assistant, Dan, will also be sharing some tips and insights.

Here are some questions that I will be tackling about in this video:
Where to find a VA?
Why hire from the Philippines?
What task should you give a VA?

Where to find a VA?
I found my VA in Onlinejobs.ph. It is the system that I used in hiring my virtual assistants. You can check my detailed video about this.

Why hire from the Philippines?
Filipinos speak really good English and they have a good work ethic. It’s also just about $3/hour to hire someone from the Philippines. While it may sound cheap for others, Dan shares that this kind of rate is already a big thing in the Philippines.

What task should you give a VA?
Most of the tasks I give my VAs are those repetitive ones. I just write it down or do a screen recording of how I do it. From there, I then let my VAs do it. Over time, as you get comfortable with your VAs and you are able to find someone you can trust, you can give them bigger tasks.

Some of the tasks that Dan does are the following:
Invoice Checking – This was the first task he received which was for my first company, BDancewear.
Video Editing – At the start, Dan had no idea on how to edit videos. While I provided a tutorial at the beginning, he eventually learned to teach himself.
Bookkeeping
Collecting Emails
Hiring Other VAs – For Dan, one of the things to watch out for in hiring VAs is the way they answer the question. If they are uncertain with their answers, that will already raise a red (more…)

7 Amazon FBA Secrets That Will Double Your Sales (WITH PROOF)

In this video, I will be showing you how to take your Amazon to the next level and increase sales. Currently, I am lucky that I have one product (Performance Nut Butter) that gives me about $50,000 per month in sales. However, it took a long time to get to that point. I struggled a lot for the first few years in Ecommerce. While I am happy with my current sales, I admit that have been kind of lazy and have not done anything to grow my sales. This time, I will be trying different methods to do this. I met up with my friend, James, and we went over everything.

Below are some important ways on how you can grow your sales:

Add a Coupon Code
One of the things that is good about this is that it makes your product stand out. People are going to be attracted to your listing with the presence of the coupon code.

To add a coupon code, go to Advertising and then Coupons. Click Create Your First Coupon. To proceed, you need to add products. You can do this by going to Manage Inventory. After adding, click Next Step. Add how much discount you would like to give and the coupon budget. Please note that every time your coupon is redeemed, there is a $0.60 charge. However, you can just see it as an advertising fee as it is a very powerful way to get people to see your listing.

After this, add Coupon Title, Target Customers and Start and End Dates. Last step is to submit coupon. It may take hours before it goes live.

Add a Video
This is another way to increase conversion rate. One of the things to keep in mind when creating your own video is to be as visual as possible. While there is (more…)

Best Web Hosting For WordPress 2019

 

 

In this video, I will be introducing you to different web hosting sites and their advantages and disadvantages. This will help you determine which one is the best for your website.

 

SiteGround

Pros – It is recommended by WordPress and easy to set up. They provide fast and reliable service. Most importantly, they provide a free SSL Certificate.

Cons – It is not the cheapest option out there. Their data plan also comes with a limit when it comes to how much you can upload on the server.

 

Bluehost

Pros – It is also recommended by WordPress. They are one of the most popular hosting sites because they pay a high affiliate commission.

Cons – It is a bit overpriced.

 

GoDaddy

Cons – They are overpriced and there are no improvements in their product. It is fine for buying domain names only.

 

A2 Hosting

Pros – They have one of the fastest server times. Their price is also pretty decent.

Cons – They are not the most reliable among all these companies.

 

HostGator

Pros – This is a very popular hosting company. This is owned by the same parent company that owns Bluehost and they have similar features.

Cons – Unlike Bluehost, it is not recommended by WordPress.

 

WP Engine

Pros – They are one of the fastest and most reliable hosting sites. They also provide the best customer support.

Cons –  It is 10x more expensive than the other companies.

 

InMotion

Cons – Their Uptime and Seed is mediocre. They are also expensive.

 

Hostinger

Pros – One of the cheapest hosting sites out there. It is a great option for those with tight budgets.

Cons – You get what you pay for.

 

DreamHost

Pros – It is also recommended by WordPress like SiteGround and Bluehost.

Cons – It is more expensive than SiteGround and Bluehost with no added features.

 

Google Adwords Tutorial 2019 with Step by Step Walkthrough

 

This video will be showing you the different steps in creating your first ad in Google AdWords. I will be walking you through the below five processes:

1.Keyword Research (8:09)
2. Setup a Campaign (10:39)
3. Setup an Adgroup (11:33)
4. Setup Adwords (13:53)
5. Advance Features (17:07)

First and foremost, you need to have a Gmail account. Sign up for one if you don’t have it yet. Once your account is set up, you can proceed to adwords.com then click “Start Now.”

 

Keyword Research

This step involves figuring out what someone would type in Google to find your product and try to find keywords related to it. You can do this with the Google Keyword Planner, a free tool that Google gives you. In order to get access to this, you need to create your first ad.

 

Once done, go to Tools and then click Keyword Planner. If you already have a list of keywords and you just want to find the search volume and forecast of how many clicks, click on “Get search volume and forecast.” However, I recommend for beginners to find new keywords. Type in words that you think will be used in searching for your product in the search area and you will be shown the keywords. Repeat this process and find as many keywords as possible.

 

Setup a Campaign

Go to “All Campaigns”, click on the Plus (+) sign, then “New Campaign.” Click on “Search” for Search Ads. These are ads that come up when one searches on Google.  Click on “Website Traffic” and at the bottom part , type in the URL of the website you want to send the traffic to. Type in the campaign name.

 

In setting up your campaign, below are some ways on how you can save some money:

  • Uncheck “Include Google search partners”
  • Uncheck “Include Google Display Network”
  • (more…)

How to Audition For Shark Tank (Our Experience)

In this video, I will be taking you through mine and Ariana’s audition for Shark Tank. I will be auditioning for Performance Nut Butter while she will be auditioning for VinoCards. We will be sharing with you every step of the audition as well as some tips on how you can get to Shark Tank.

Here are some of the basic steps in getting into Shark Tank:
Auditioning – There is a lot of different auditions. It doesn’t have to be Miami. They do tryouts all over the country. One is in LA this coming March 14th. You can also submit an email. When you go to the audition, make sure you have the printed paperwork that you are going to submit.
1-Minute Pitch – During the audition, you should have a 1-minute pitch prepared. They will also be throwing in questions and initiate conversation on why you would be a good fit for Shark Tank.
Audition Result – If accepted, they will give you a call in two weeks to inform that you’ve made it passed the 1st round.
Submit Intro Video – This is for the 2nd round of the audition. You will need to submit a video on why you would be a good fit for Shark Tank. After this, there are other several rounds that you will need to go through.

On our first day in Miami, it was basically taking in the sites and filling out Shark Tank applications. On the application itself, it asked all the questions that you would expect. Here are some examples;
Describe your product in detail..
What is the valuation? How much are you willing to give up for what percentage of your company?
What the money would go towards?
How much you made in the last year?
How much you are planning to make for the upcoming year? How much for (more…)

Jacob Alexander From Casual Ecommerce SHARES His Dropshipping & Marketing SECRETS

Jacob Alexander’s Website:
https://www.casualecommerce.com/

Jacob Alexander’s Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/jake_alexander111/?hl=en

Jacob Alexander’s Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8w05MpPAcR0wNVcuadBBow

Amazon, Dropshipping, and Marketing Secrets are the subject of today’s podcast interview with Jacob Alexander from Casual Ecommerce