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Maybe you’ve been wanting to start a store, but don’t know where to start or what platform to choose.
Maybe you’re scared to start a store because you don’t know how you’ll possibly be able to drive traffic to it.
Maybe you already have a store and can’t understand why you’re not making anything but chump change in it.
Maybe you’ve spent some time on your store and seen only crickets in traffic.
Maybe you’ve tried other platforms like Etsy, ebay, Amazon, Creative Market, the list goes on and on and have seen a little bit of money, but know there’s more out there for you.
Whatever your situation is, you’re in the right place! Opening up my own Shopify store, very quickly changed my entire life, and while I’m not promising massive amounts of money your very first month, what I AM saying is that most people don’t realize the POWER having your own Shopify store has.
Before Shopify I was working 80-120 hours a week (not a typo, I basically didn’t sleep) for almost 5 years! After being able to create passive income online, I’m now only having to work 20-30 hours a week!
Today, I’m going to be sharing how I make passive income online with Shopify (store income report for July 2018).
How to Earn Passive Income Online with Shopify – $474,653 (July 2018)
Most of you know that I’ve been selling on ebay for over 20 years now. Back before they were even CALLED ebay. 🙂 I was just a teen back then, but really realized the power of selling things online. It was a whole new world for me. An exciting world.
But there are several things I’ve always LOATHED about selling online.
- I HATE to ship products.
- I hate keeping track of inventory.
- I hate keeping everything perfectly organized to sell.
- I hate not being able to find something right as it sells.
- I hate following someone else’s rules.
- I hate when they CHANGE said rules and I have to go back through all my ads and completely redo all of them to comply.
- I hate feeling like I have no ownership over the store. Like I’m powerless.
- I hate not having the capability of making certain sales the way I want them to be, instead of working with the basic tools they give me.
- I hate being at the MERCY of a customer who does something shady and leaves bad feedback and everyone thinks it’s ME who has done something bad. Or competitors who leave negative feedback to ruin you (yep, it’s happened!)
So, while there’s a lot of good things about selling on a platform like eBay or Etsy, there are also a lot of bad things you MUST accept in order to sell on someone else’s “turf.”
I sold on Amazon, I’ve sold on Creative Market, I’ve sold on ebay, I’ve sold on a membership site, I’ve sold on a stock photo site, and I’ve sold on Shopify.
For me, out of all the options I’ve tried, Shopify is, HANDS DOWN, the best way to go.
Income total for July 2018 (Shopify stores only; doesn’t include blog/misc. income) – $474,653
- Printables store – $448,422
- Stock Photo store – $26,231
Traffic total (to my Shopify stores only) for July 2018 – 14,481
- Printables store – 11,721 in traffic
- Stock Photo store – 2,760 in traffic
Which leads me to some huge news!
My first Shopify store (printables) is SO stinkin’ successful, this month, I opened up a secondary Shopify store on July 1, 2018 (stock photos)! There were a couple reasons behind my opening a second store…
The first is that I really LOVE taking pictures. Whenever I’m swayed, I just point and shoot random stuff all the time. I love to capture beauty. Up until now, I’ve just kept the photos on my desktop, helping no one.
What is the point of doing something if no one can benefit from it?! So, I went into this, thinking that if I make no profits what-so-ever, it’s okay, as long as I’m helping others. After all, isn’t that what life is about?!?! Helping others, serving, loving, caring for others, trying to make their lives easier.
Another reason I wanted to start a second store is because I felt like some people were going to say, “Well, that’s all fine and dandy you made $52,060 from your first store your first month on Shopify, but it’s a fluke. You’re just a one-hit wonder. You can’t do this again. It was just a one time deal.”
I know there are some out there thinking it, even if no one’s voiced it, so I wanted to take the most saturated topic online (well, not really, but pretty dang saturated!) and try my hand at it in a Shopify store. I also wanted to start out NOT pitching it to my email list at first, because, I know there are some out there thinking, “Well, she just makes all her money from her email list. I can’t do that too because I don’t HAVE an email list.”
So, there were some things I wanted to prove right off the bat.
BEFORE I officially pitched to my own email list, I had already made $16,509!!! And after all was said and done, I made a whopping $26,231 my first month selling stock photography on Shopify, something that, once posted on the Shopify site, is passive income online.
I feel like I proved those thoughts wrong pretty successfully. YOU CAN absolutely make money without an email list and secondly, my success is not a fluke. I can replicate it in an over-saturated market place with absolutely NO credentials. Meaning, I’m not really seen as an authority in the stock photography space yet.
Overall, I’m pretty happy with my initial results. 🙂
Stats per product:
This is my favorite part of researching analytics. Figuring out which products sell (or get downloaded for free) the most. Stuff like this tells me EXACTLY what to create more of in my store and what to stop creating, so it’s something I gauge very heavily.
If you have the $79/month Shopify plan, which I do, you’ll get FANtastic analytics reports that will give you all this information broken down by product. I then go into my newsletter (I have ConvertKit and love them) and compare the two in order to get conversion rates.
Because I was busy setting up a new store and creating products for that (as of Aug 1, I now have 28 products listed!), I didn’t create a new product for my printables store. I felt like it would be too much for me, so I promoted a seasonal binder this month as a freebie to my email list: the Travel Binder.
My top 5 products
You can see this months’ top 5 products by clicking the links below:
My 30-Day Series
If you are new in your store or it’s not making what you want, carve out the time for it. I created a brand new 30 Days to a Better Shopify Store series that you can check out here. It’s all the tips and tricks that I’m using to crush it in my store and it goes into massive depth of all the ins and outs of what to do, all step by step. I hope you check it out and I hope your store flies!
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