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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.
Today, I’m going to be sharing my Shopify store income report for December 2017 (7 months of having the store)
Shopify Store Income Report – $254,090 (December 2017)
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.
This month was a really great month for the store. I continued to promote the Christmas Binder and the Gratitude Prompts Binder and those two items got buyers to the store. Plus, since it’s Christmas shopping season, my sales were up as well this month.
Income total for December 2017 (Shopify store only; doesn’t include blog/misc. income) – $254,090
Traffic total (to my Shopify store only) for December 2017 – 13,525
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 Leadpages and love them) and compare them in order to get conversion rates.
Coloring Sheet Packs
This month, I focused solely on creating a couple coloring sheets packs in the store, again, wanting to introduce a new type of printable to my audience.
They did EXTREMELY well. Many people have been adding coloring sheets to their orders, upping their cart totals. Currently, I have them at $1 each pack. Each pack includes anywhere from 5 sheets to 30 sheets.
The top 3 most popular coloring sheets this month were:
It takes me 30 minutes to create a coloring sheets pack and about an hour total to set up all the ads. I created 5 packs, so about 2 1/2 hours plus 1 hour of set up. For 3 1/2 hours of initial work, I made $654. That’s pretty dang good in my opinion. It’s over $186/hour. Ain’t no job you get outside the home gonna pay you $186/hour!
Plus, they continue to sell for life now. It’s all residual income (on autopilot) that I don’t have to do anything more for over time. I still get sales. I don’t have to even promote them because customers see them and add them to their carts.
I will definitely continue to create more coloring sheets packs as they are off to a GREAT start!
My top 5 products
You can see this months’ top 5 products by clicking the links below:
- Happily Ever Blogger Bundle
- Financial Freedom Bundle
- Honest Bloggers Bundle
- Household Binder
- Travel Binder
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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