Ever thought about opening your own e-commerce store? I think most people with an Internet connection have, after all, what’s not to love about shipping millions of dollars worth of products around the world while you sit at home in your pyjamas (or other choice of clothing)?
Pyjamas aside, starting an e-commerce store is exciting and yes, in some cases does have the possibility of making you rich. Of course in reality the greater likelihood is never making more than milk money and averaging one sale per year (or less), but with Shopify it’s so easy and cheap to get set up, you may as well take the risk. You don’t need to worry about bandwidth, security, bugs – it’s all taken care of by Shopify so that you can concentrate on marketing and selling your products.
Fancy wining $100,000? How about a trip for two to New York to meet Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk and then a trip back to San Francisco to meet Tim Ferriss? Shopify are giving a fantastic incentive to first time e-commerce entrepreneurs, all you have to do is open your own Shopify store, sell anything you want and if you make the most revenue in any 2 months this year you’ll be in for the top prize.
DODOcase entered the competition last year and ended up winning the $100k prize. At that time they were just selling a single product (check out their story here) and have since become even more successful with annual sales reaching $4-5 million dollars.
Not with that attitude there isn’t! Seriously though, let’s imagine you compete and the winning store does two $100k months compared to your two best months at $10k. Sure you lose, but you’re left with an $100k/per year e-commerce business, so who really cares?
I’m joining, are you?
My wife and I have been sitting on a smallish idea, and this year’s Shopify competition has made us decide to give it a shot. We’ll do it as a hobby project in our spare time to start off with and if it takes off, well that’ll make things interesting won’t it?
I’ll reveal more details about our new store soon, till then why not sign up to Shopify and join the contest?