Admit it…you’ve probably felt this way before.
Does it ever seem like some people make the internet look like the goose that laid the golden egg?
You see them posting screenshots on Facebook all the time — talking about their latest success.
Lately, this especially seems true when it comes to Shopify and Facebook advertising.
You see screenshots of a Shopify store with tons of revenue.
Is it real?
Is it fake?
How much profit did they make?
These are all thoughts that probably cross your mind, but the first thing you probably think is, “how are they doing this??”
It’s like whatever these people touch turns to gold.
If you’re one of these people, CONGRATULATIONS.
For everyone else, it’s a struggle to compete.
Because if you’re like most people, you’ve probably dabbled in internet marketing.
You may have even dabbled with Shopify and Facebook ads.
Heck, you might have even had a bit of success.
But you haven’t been able to fully tie it together.
To get the consistent success you want.
If the eCommerce / Shopify model interests you, you might think you have to spend months or even years learning how to find products to sell, build a store that converts, run ads that make sales, and optimize.
Basically, building the foundation of a successful Shopify business can seem overwhelming.
I get it.
The good news is you don’t have to go through this nonsense.
You don’t need months or years to see success with a Shopify store.
You can start seeing success in just a matter of days, if you know what you’re doing.
I actually have an entire coaching program that teaches you how to do this (…and does much of the hard work for you).
It gives you the knowledge, skill, and support you need to find products people want to buy, build a Shopify store, run ads, make sales, and ramp up your operation.
Before you know it, you might begin earning more than you ever imagined.
But enough about ME…
That’s not the purpose of this post (okay, so it kinda is).
Today I want you to read the following Case Study, to find out how someone tried and failed repeatedly at internet marketing, before finally finding success with Facebook ads and Shopify.
(Disclaimer: Richard, who you’ll learn about below, is a graduate of our coaching program. But forget about that for a second, and read how he finally found REAL success after trying for so long).
Maybe you can relate…
Richard wanted to earn a living by owning and operating an online business.
Like most people, he was willing to put in some time and effort to make it a reality.
Unfortunately, Richard couldn’t seem to find the winning formula, or if he did, it would suddenly disappear on him overnight.
He started his first business in 2012 and proceeded to fail and start three more businesses over the next three years.
Let’s take a look at each one.
Business Number 1:
Richard began by building a guitar blog.
He spent eight months taking all the right steps – writing articles, working hard to provide valuable content for his audience (and search engine approval), and researching keywords to optimize his blog.
Where did it get him?
Nowhere, of course!
At the end of eight months he had earned a total of about $600, amounting to barely $75 a month.
Raise your hand if you can live off $75/month?
Didn’t think so.
He realized he would have to try something else.
Business Number 2:
Next, Richard decided to try his hand at CPA (cost per action) offers.
This is basically where companies pay you to meet a certain action for them.
So maybe a green tea company wants people to sign up for their free trial.
If you can get people to sign up for the trial, they’ll pay you a commission.
With Facebook ads by his side, Richard set out to make a living by promoting CPA offers.
And he failed, right?
NOPE, he actually knocked it out of the park!
He brought in over $75,000 in revenue within just a few months.
This was it…
He would finally live the internet lifestyle, make a bunch of money, buy a Yacht, and post screenshots on Facebook all day.
Unfortunately (and you might already know this), Facebook does not like you directly promoting CPA offers from your ads.
That could be another blog post in itself, but bottom line is, Richard’s success didn’t last long.
Facebook banned his account.
He was down….but he wasn’t out!
Business Number 3:
Hoping to salvage a shred of the success he had realized with CPA offers, Richard decided to start advertising offers using banner ads on other networks outside of Facebook.
It worked…for like a day or two.
Then people got used to seeing his ads and he really wasn’t sure how to scale or overcome that problem.
Business Number 4:
As you know by now, Richard doesn’t give up easy…
He tasted some success with his online business before and was motivated to get back there.
This time he started selling products on Amazon.
This is actually a very popular online business model for a lot of people.
Richard would source products, send them to a fulfillment center, then sell them on Amazon.
It works, but it’s tedious and has a lot of moving parts.
While he made some money, Richard knew it was time to search for Business Number 5.
SIDE NOTE: It’s not like Richard “gave up” on each of these businesses. He put effort into each one. However, something in his equation just wasn’t adding up. In almost every scenario, the failure wasn’t on Richard’s end. He was simply at the mercy of uncontrollable forces.
That’s when he stumbled onto the formula that would change his life.
Enter the Store Implementation Program
Remember my coaching program I told you about at the beginning of this post?
That’s what it’s called.
When Richard was struggling to make Amazon work, he contacted me about the program.
He had seen all the screenshots we talked about earlier…
And he thought to himself, “If all these other shmucks can do this, so can I!”
(I’m paraphrasing, but I’m guessing that’s what he thought).
This type of program was EXACTLY what he was looking for.
The Store Implementation Program is a 6-week coaching program that offers personalized training for every student.
When you enroll, myself and a team of coaches teach you all you need to know to create a successful eCommerce business.
You’ll learn how to:
– Find products to sell that people actually want to buy.
– Test your products
– Start making sales in just a few days.
– Build a foundation that can eventually get you to $10,000/month in sales.
I know people find reasons to procrastinate and be lazy, so the program accounts for that as well.
In the Store Implementation Program, my team actually builds your store for you, so that you’re ready to hit the ground running in just a few days.
But back to the point at hand…
What Happened to Richard?
As you probably guessed, Richard’s has a happy ending.
If you remember, he started out earning a measly $75 per month with his first business and proceeded to take a roller coaster ride of success and failure afterward.
Where is he today?
During his time in the Store Implementation Program, Richard tested a variety of products and found one he could scale quickly.
I still remember the day he posted about hitting over $10,000 per month in revenue…
Over the last few months he has earned over $30,000 from ONE single product and is now consistently bringing in five figures monthly.
But it gets better…
Using what he learned in the Store Implementation Program, Richard started a second store with a business partner and has grown it to a $500 a day business in just a few weeks.Not only that, he had his first $1000+ day as well…
He is working smarter, not harder, and he’s finally seeing the fruits of his labor.
By shortcutting his learning curve, Richard gave himself the best chance of succeeding.
When I brought up the fact that he almost didn’t join the program, here’s what Richard had to say:
What about you?
Are you still thinking about “trying out that Shopify thing?”
Or maybe you’ve tried it before, but it didn’t go as planned?
Richard went from dodging Facebook account bans and dealing with CPA networks, to now having a stable, scalable eCommerce business that’s produced more than $40,000 in revenue over the last few months.
What if you could do the same?
What if you could build a real, valuable asset that produces $10,000 or more in revenue, every month?
What if you could depend on this asset as an income stream?
Richard went through ups and downs to get to this point.
Despite this, he built a successful business that’s growing every month.
With a combination of implementation, support and accountability, you can too.
If that’s something you’re interested in, click here to learn more about the Store Implementation Program.
Richard continues to run his eCommerce stores, and is still an active member of our community. He even put together a PDF for members of our program, outlining how he finds ideas for his products and the angles he takes to market them. He continues to be one of our top success stories.