Starting an online store and selling physical products online is an amazing business opportunity. Thanks to Shopify, Etsy, Print On Demand and many supporting technologies, it allows almost anyone to start a business online.
The idea of earning millions while working from home sure sounds great. There are countless training programs that promise instant riches but the reality is that very few people ever even make $50 – not to mention millions.
It is tough. It is incredibly competitive. You will fail many times. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication.
That is the reality.
While there is so much information out there, the real challenge is in finding good information. Its seems like its become “okay” for eCommerce Gurus to “lie” and to exaggerate. Countless newbies are getting scammed every day by these Youtube Guru’s who are preying on the uninformed and those who are gullible.
Information and strategies change daily. Things are moving quickly and if you want to be successful then you have to keep up. In the end information and strategies won’t make you succeed.
What you need more than anything is the right mindset. This might sound stupid because we all want to know WHAT to do and HOW to do it.
Let me offer to you 3 mindsets that you need to have to be successful with eCommerce.
What most gurus won’t tell you is that most of what you will try online won’t work. Most of the products you try and sell will not sell. Most of your marketing efforts won’t work.
Its just part of the game.
You need to be able to make it through the disappointment of failure and keep going. It is the personal failures that will educate you and lead you to success.
2. Optimism and Positivity
Getting down and discouraged is something that all online store owners go through. The question is not whether you are going through a bad patch or not but rather what you will do about it.
You need to find a way to stay optimistic. Its a scientific fact that optimists succeed simply because they are the ones who are looking for opportunity.
Pessimists on the other hand are those who are looking for what’s wrong and why nothing can work.
If there is one mindset you need to cultivate then its that of someone who learns non stop.
The eCommerce space is evolving daily and you need to learn fast – and learn a lot.
If you get stuck in your ways then you will get left behind. You need to keep up and learning is something that will become your best friend if you are going to be a successful at selling products online.