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If you're considering moving abroad and becoming a digital nomad, you may have thought of Bali as an ideal location. I wouldn't blame you. The cost of living here is very low, there are tropical beaches and rainforests making this a paradise on earth. There are islands with scuba and snorkeling and surfing available at your fingertips. The only downside of living in paradise is distractions. There is so much to see and do. There are a lot of bars, massage parlors, amazing restaurants, skate parks, coworking spaces, cafes, and not to mention all the beaches, rice terraces, and hidden spots all around this magical island. With so much to see and do, it can be difficult to nail down a work schedule and get your projects hammered out. 

In this episode, I discuss our month in Bali and all the lessons I learned about productivity and dealing with distractions, but also maintaining a good work-life balance with travel and adventure. I also talk about maintaining a healthy diet and staying sober as you travel so you can stay productive.

If you want to start an online business with high-ticket drop shipping, you can sign up for my masterclass here: https://academy.ecommerceparadise.com

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There are some things you need before you go about starting a high-ticket drop shipping business, or any business for that matter. Here is my list of the Top 10 Prerequisites For Starting A High Ticket Drop Shipping Business:

  1. A steady income
  2. A good attitude
  3. An ah-ha moment
  4. Source of credit or capital
  5. A mentor and a roadmap
  6. Fearlessness
  7. An open mind
  8. An understanding that failing does not mean you’re a failure, get up and try again
  9. Consistency
  10. Ability to focus on one path to success

Lastly, you need a passion for business and entrepreneurship. You need to have a passion for marketing and solving problems. You need to have a passion for making money.

If you are ready to get started, sign up for the High-Ticket Drop Shipping Masterclass today: https://academy.ecommerceparadise.com

Free mini-course: https://ecommerceparadise.com/dropshipsecrets

Free niches list: https://ecommerceparadise.com/99niches

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There are so many reasons why you should start an online store vs. a brick and mortar store. In this podcast, I talk about our experiences with starting a bike shop in 2014, the obstacles we ran into, the costs, the time involved, and why I would never suggest to anyone that they do a physical store if they want to travel and live the digital nomad lifestyle.

When you're ready to get started, sign up for my free mini-course and niches list at https://ecommerceparadise.com

Mini-course direct link: https://ecommerceparadise.com/dropshipsecrets

Niches list direct link: https://ecommerceparadise.com/99niches

June 4, 2018

Your One Big Thing

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The one big thing is a concept Russel Brunson talks about in his book Expert Secrets. He talks about when Tim Ferris did a talk about a concept he called "the one big thing." In this episode, I talk about how to determine what your one big thing is in your products, your business, and your personal life.

Get my list of 99 profitable drop ship niches for free: https://ecommerceparadise.com/99dropshipniches

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If you’re working a full time job and see inequality in the workplace or are a victim of it like I was, you can be rest assured that becoming an ecommerce entrepreneur will allow you to break free of that and become the master of your destiny, free of anybody else’s prejudices. You can get started today at https://academy.ecommerceparadise.com

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In today's podcast, I interview Riley Bennet about How To Make Money on Amazon. Riley is the creator of Livin That Life and The Amazon Method.

Click here to get your FREE Amazon FBA explainer video and 121 Amazon Niche Ideas list from Riley: https://ecommerceparadise.com/amazonfba 

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There are three main ways I like to re-invest profits into my eCom biz:

1. Product descriptions, q&a, and reviews. I recommend using Fiverr.

2. Blog posts. I recommend using Fiverr.

3. Customer service & sales virtual assistants. I recommend using Online Jobs.

You can see the rest of my recommended products, services, and apps here

You can sign up for the academy here

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It’s important to see yourself as an architect and general contractor of your ecommerce business, not just as an entrepreneur. You should be the master planner and the one who hires specialists to get the important work done so you can focus on growing your business and living your life so you don’t have to work constantly to survive. The laptop lifestyle isn’t much of a lifestyle if you can’t put the laptop down for a while to relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Sign up for my course to learn how to outsource your business growth at https://ecommerceparadise.com

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I’ve been doing ecommerce for about a decade now, starting with selling on eBay in 2008, and moving to Wordpress and woo commerce in 2012, then to Shopify in 2015. I’ve learned a lot in the process and I’ve assembled some secret weapons to my success that I share in this podcast.

My top 10 secret weapons in my eCom biz

1. Wife 2. Virtual assistants 3. Managed ecommerce platform 4. Google AdWords 5. Email marketing 6. Facebook ads 7. Influencers 8. Self-education 9. Work ethic 10. Passion for creating things

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There is a lot to be said about each of these eCommerce platforms. While Amazon and eBay drive traffic and make sales for you, you don't get to build your own brand. Shopify allows you to create a comparable website to Amazon and eBay but doesn't take a huge fee and you can keep all your customer's data and build an email list, plus build a brand.

I recommend starting with Shopify, then choosing to scale by selling on multiple marketplaces like Amazon, eBay, or even Houzz.

You can get a free unlimited trial of Shopify by signing up for my high-ticket drop shipping course here: https://academy.ecommerceparadise.com

Free 99 niches list: https://ecommerceparadise.com/99dropshipniches

Free mini-course: https://ecommerceparadise.com/dropshipsecrets

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