I said that I was going to eliminate distractions and focus on becoming excellent at my day job; therefore, I closed emergency kit online store, shut down my productivity blog, and stopped writing eBook drafts. I was very determined to eliminate many things that was overwhelming me and stressing me out throughout last year and the beginning of this year.
Now its summer and I have some free time again. The lure of an online business is getting strong again. Why? Because I truly feel I'm in the wrong career. And I also want to be able to spend more time with my family and wife. My desire to start a business where I can work alone, or partner with a few folks, hasn't gone. The idea pulls me every closer; especially when my day is free.
So I'm at it again. This time, though, I'm not rushing or acting impulsively. I learned from last year and I'm taking my time. This summer, I started doing some research, reading more blogs and watching more videos before diving into a new eCommerce venture. After learning the basics of drop shipping, invested a few dollars on subscribing to membership sites for research and development, I felt ready to give this another try. The point is to learn from previous mistake not to give up altogether, right?
Born out of our Europe vacation, I have an idea of selling travel gears and products specifically for travelers. I ordered lunch bags on AliExpress and listed them on Amazon FBA. I also them on eBay. All the while, I sold old items at home. My Sony camcorder sold for $45 + shipping. My brand new Fossil Wallet sold for $25 + shipping. I gained momentum and got into the habit and mindset of selling online again. I recently opened my Shopify store. I am determined to learn and improve.
I ordered items on AliExpress. I opened a Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA) account and a Shopify account. I niched down: travel bags/clothing organizer for women. This time, I have a cheaper supplier source: AliExpress. This time, I am learning about Facebook Ads, Google Ad Sense, and Instagram Influencers.
I'm going to master online marketing. I will start with my online store Graceful Traveler focusing on travel bags and luggage organizers. I will think of more ways. I will diversify my online business.
Hi. I'm Kent and this is my blog. Let me know what you think.