Information Overload: The Bane of the Modern Entrepreneur

Hello guys,

I’m going to be quite frank with you, getting into any business (not just e-commerce) would require knowing so much, having a strong idea of the kind of business you are getting into and all its technicalities is a must. However, in this process of accumulating the necessary information about your intended business, one can get stuck in the learning phase and not really end up doing anything.

This is the demerit of a world run by information – information overload. It is something that happens to nearly every entrepreneur. You just have to reach that point and tell yourself that it’s now or never. What most entrepreneurs fail to recognize is that the opportunity to learn will never end. We are humans, and there is always something new, some new strategy or technique, some new app or tool, something new will always come up and that is the beauty of business. You can never truly stop learning, so why not start now and learn on the job?

This addiction to information is only masking something else; the fear of Failing. Failing doesn’t make you a failure; you only become a failure if you chose to believe you are one. The experience of failing should be seen as nothing more than an experience, not something that dictates the destiny of your business. Remember the aphorism which says that “experience is the best teacher?” well… this should be how you treat experiences, as a teacher. So, if you crash, pick yourself up, learn from your mistakes and keep going.

We recognize the important role that support, motivation and encouragement plays in improving your chances of success, this is why we created a community of sellers and e-commerce business men and women. The Sells Like Hot Cake’s Wall. Here you can meet like-minded individuals who are ready to assist and offer advice and tips to help you achieve your business goals!

To prevent yourself from being overwhelmed by information, you need to ensure you have a great system for collecting, organizing and sorting the business information you receive. The truth is, you may not be able to apply all the tips and tricks at the same time, but it is better to start somewhere rather than not starting at all.

Another important thing you can do is to filter the information coming in; which one is good, which one is bad, which is most useful right now, which is better saved for later. Prioritizing information like this is necessary, if you don’t do this, you will eventually find yourself drowning in an ocean of data!

The most important advice of all is to remain focused on your goals. If you can have a focus and stick to it, you will be able to brush away anything that isn’t congruent with what you aim to achieve, with a clear focus, the process of organizing and sorting comes easy!

Information overload is the reason schools have  a curriculum and break the learning process into bits. We have decided to embrace this pattern, so that you can efficiently learn everything you need to know about succeeding on Amazon and Shopify. You can check out our courses on Amazon and Shopify, judiciously broken down into sub topics aimed at guiding you at every step until you reach an income $45,000 per month!!

You can check out our Udemy courses right here.

Remain focused! I wish you success!

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 Cyril says at 19:39 et
Is it still ok to give away discounted coupons?
 
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 Claudia says at 19:40 et
Yes as long as you don't ask for reviews in exchange. It will still increase your sales velocity and ranks.. However maybe it makes more sense to run PPC instead of giving away your product too cheap 50-75% OFF instead of PPC? Depends on the niche..
 
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 Raven says at 21:23 et
How do i win buy box??
 
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 Claudia says at 21:24 et
We already discussed it.. Please SEARCH first... In short.. Sell your own product and get rid of hijikers! See more http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200401830
 
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 Mother Wit says at 21:40 et
What fullfilment services you use?
 
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 Rob says at 21:40 et
Try Shipwire to ship to US customers and across Canada, shipwizmo.com, maybe even Fulfilled by Amazon? Also ZhenHub they have fulfillment centers around the world - China, USA, UK, Germany, Australia.
 
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 wing11 says at 19:53 et
I heard Amazon is now accepting only GS1 UPC codes
 
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 Mila says at 19:55 et
my speedybarcodes work just fine.. but you can get on http://www.gs1.org/need-gs1-barcode GS sites too just more expensive
 
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 Raven says at 19:56 et
Do I need a trademark registred first to be amazon brand registered?
 
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 Kylie says at 19:56 et
No Raven, not necessary. But you must have a site ready
 
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 Claudia says at 20:00 et
If you are approved nobody can sell over your ASIN, chance your title etc.
 
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 Gab says at 20:00 et
Also you get access to Enhanced content
 
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 Caleb says at 00:54 et
Very excited to meet many of you guys at Traffic and Conversion summit in san diego!! You are crushing it!
 
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 Samuel says at 00:55 et
TLC2017 rocks.. rian dies and perry belcher on fire. By the way Perry is also doing sourcing from CHINA! this topic is on FIRE !!! he is doing 20 million with his strategic knife sales this year and expanding.
 
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 Ted says at 00:56 et
True, ecommerce is growing really fast. It's a golden time to start!
 
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 little_tiger says at 12:11 et
Btw great idea for you: customized license plate... build shopify store, then source from sites like buildasign.com Then promote via Facebook ads. Like PUGS licence plate for pug owners etc
 
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Ricardo says at 07:30 et
We are improving a lot our fb ads, yesterday we've reach 200 orders, and today we are closing with almost 900, but I have a question: How do you manage lots of orders? I use oberlo but is it anything beside 'clicking' to every order? I also, how to deliver automaticaly to my customer when their tracking code is available(?) (this hugh increase is because I just started facebook ads, before I just do everything organic) thanks!
 
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 Alice says at 07:45 et
900 orders per day??? wow that is amazing result Ricardo, well done! With such big volume you need to hire virtual assistant to help you "clicking". Oberlo automates prefilling the forms, address, sync of the orders but still some clicking is needed!
 
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 Caleb says at 07:46 et
WELL DONE BRO!!! WAY TO GO! Your story is very inspirational. Are you selling only to Mexican audience with such success?
 
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 Roman says at 10:41 et
Great success always inspiring for me, thanks for sharing!
 
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Ricardo says at 07:30 et
we are targeting, USA and Our own fan page, we have 3.2 Million people of our niche and more than a half are from mexico, and other parts of the world (latinoamerica for most), I started some years ago managinf only fan pages and make them viral, recently I have this new adventure of ecommerce. If you want you can visit one of them here: fb.com/elrockescultura.org anything else glad to help!!
 
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 Mike says at 04:28 et
Hi guys!

I just returned back from China trip, that was such an amazing and eye opening experience to see REAL China, to break stereotypes, to meet my chinese partners, sourcing agents.

I had a great opportunity to get in depth insights into Chinese whitelabelling business, I even visited and FILMED several factories for you! So you will see my journey and hopefully follow and take action as well, starting your own successful business in China!

We also had a chance to visit Canton fair, the biggest industrial fair in the world with over 45000 factories showing their newest products to potential FBA sellers from all over the world! We filmed it too to give you real life insights on how we choose the product and what questions we ask!

It will take me couple of months to cut all material and prepare the videos, but once ready, you will be first to receive them! Stay tuned and enjoy our course! Remember I do it in my spare time from selling, as doing course does not really bring me any money with such a low price, so my main profit only comes from selling itself, that's why I'm little slow on cutting the videos so bear with me :)

Thank you again for leaving your reviews for the course, it really helps me a lot spread the word and inspire me keep going and share this exciting material with you to help you succeed on Amazon and shopify!

Mike

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 Olga says at 05:31 et
looking forward mike!!! super exciting!
 
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Brandon says at 14:21 et
What was your most meaningful review (so far) like? What impact did it have on you? What would you want your dream review to say if your student could only use one sentence?
 
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 Mike says at 14:23 et
The fact that someone took action and started his own ecommerce business is the best review for me. I know many people only learn but never take action or find excuses like "i dont have time for this", so I really appreciate when people take action and do what they learn!
 
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Brandon says at 03:47 et
Good answer
 
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 Mike says at 14:33 et
Here is a short blog posts about our China trip http://sellslikehotcakes.co/blog/index.php/2017/04/29/amazing-china-trip/
Super excited to scale up amazon business now, over 25 new products we found during the trip and Canton fair... The niche is booming, don't miss out guys!
 
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 Chuck says at 14:35 et
thank you, very inspiring, please make videos mike.
 
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 James says at 03:56 et
Factory insights is super cool to learn thx!!
 
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Angela says at 16:31 et
Hi, I am new in e-commerce. I am trying to white label a product and I have registered a domain name so I can put in my product or products. Do I need to also Trademark the name? It appears a quite expensive exercise.
 
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 Mike says at 16:32 et
hi Angela. Please watch the video about BRANDS, it talks about it. You might not need to invest too much at this stage but later down the road you might get a trademark if your business is growing fast. However make sure you are Amazon brand registered, it's free.
 
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Jimmy says at 03:26 et
Hi there, I am a newbie at here. May I know what is the best auto currency switcher for Shopify? Thanks.
 
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 James.W says at 03:27 et
Welcome, there are many plugins, not sure which is best, they are pretty same! https://apps.shopify.com/auto-currency-switcher
 
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Jimmy says at 12:15 et
Now I am using Auto Currency Switcher, thanks so much James.
 
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 Mike says at 12:15 et
Our new Summer “Take Action” contest is LIVE!!

Details and prizes
http://sellslikehotcakes.co/blog/index.php/2017/07/08/summer-take-action-contest-live/
 
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 Vin says at 12:15 et
wow sounds great!!!
 
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 diego says at 12:29 et
Count me in!
 
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Jay says at 11:46 et
i am quite confused with driving traffic i keep hearing multiple people say different things do you recommend i start with Instagram influencers or FB ads? if FB ads do i start with conversion Ads and make multiple ad variations with one interest per variation? Just need some clear direction. Thanks
 
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 Mike says at 11:47 et
You can do both of course, no need to limit just to one source.
FB ads I made several videos showing step by step what to do, yes start with multiple ad variations with one interest per variaton and see which converts better and then kill bad ads and scale up good ones!
Influencers is also good. Famebit etc.
 
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sol says at 07:45 et
a succesful PL brand however i would like to know which tools are the most valuble in hereis it the bullet point tool,? someone please share
 
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 Emili says at 07:45 et
Welcome sol.. depends what are you trying to achieve and improve?
 
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abigail says at 16:32 et
Ok, I've signed up for sells like hotcakes. I actually did the videos on Udemy course.
 
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 Mike says at 16:32 et
Welcome!
 
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 victoria says at 18:20 et
Great timing to start your Amazon and Shopify biz!! Cheers!
 
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 Alice says at 18:20 et
Have a great year and happy holidays people!!!