10 Time-Saving Tips for Running a Lifestyle Business

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It is often said that time is money, and most start-ups/entrepreneurs have a lot more of the former than the latter, especially at the early stages of launching their business.

As a lifestyle entrepreneur, you want your business to be a success, but you don’t want it to take over your life. So from the very early stages of planning your business and how it will function, you want to consider ways to save time.

Note that I’m not talking about that overused term ‘time management’ here – after all, as lifestyle entrepreneurs we don’t want to find ways to fit more work into each day.

Instead, we want to find ways to fit our work into as little time as possible so we can spend more of our lives doing what is most meaningful to us rather than postponing our dreams until we retire.

With that said, here are ten simple ways to save time and still run a successful business. Continue reading 10 Time-Saving Tips for Running a Lifestyle Business

How to Pick a Profitable Ecommerce Niche

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Starting a brand new ecommerce business can feel like an overwhelming challenge, especially for first-time entrepreneurs. There are so many decisions to make that it is easy to find yourself the victim of ‘analysis paralysis’.

One of the most difficult choices to confront every new business owner is undoubtedly what niche to choose for your online store.

Do Your Research

It can be tempting to dive in and start an online business based on your own interests and passions. After all, if you wanted to do work which didn’t interest you, you could probably just get a more financially secure corporate job.

There’s no doubt that prior knowledge of a product area can be extremely useful, however just because you’ve always been a Led Zeppelin fan doesn’t necessarily mean that selling custom guitars is going to be your ticket to self-sufficiency. Continue reading How to Pick a Profitable Ecommerce Niche

Top 5 Reasons Your Ecommerce Store Will Fail

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So you have an awesome, one-of-a-kind product or service that you just can’t wait to share with the world; a seed, in the form of an online business, has been planted in your mind and you’re ready to get going. Buy a URL and let’s sell some goods, you say––but hold on, something to consider is the vast number of ecommerce stores out there. With budding technology and the internet’s accessibility, almost everyone is capable of opening and running an online store, but only a select few run a successful and profitable one.

Don’t worry though, we’ve got you covered and will discuss in this post the big mistakes most online outlets commit, leading to a failed business. Familiarize yourself with these common errors and put yourself ahead of the curve––while other entrepreneurs come up short, you and your company will be in the know and on the path to success. Here are 5 reasons ecommerce stores fail. Continue reading Top 5 Reasons Your Ecommerce Store Will Fail