How To Overcome Frustration, Redirect Your Energies And Succeed In Your Business

We get frustrated when things don’t go the way we want them to. When we set goals and make plans, other circumstances can make us fall short of achieving our desired purpose. In business, especially the e-commerce industry, it’s pretty easy to get frustrated and tired.

Imagine working so hard on your products, including its manufacturing and shipping process, then, you only a few sales that you can count on one hand, and then to top it off, you end up getting crappy reviews from your customers! Maybe something went wrong along the way, but when you think about all the energy invested in this product, you are most certainly going to feel exasperated.

THIS IS NORMAL!

What isn’t okay is allowing your frustrations dictate your decisions. Emotion and business mixed together is a bad cocktail and a recipe for disaster. To put things in perspective, let’s look at some common frustrations when it comes to business.

  1. Lack of Profits: This is a major reason to get frustrated. If profits aren’t coming in, then why am I still here doing business? Lack of money leads to lack of motivation.
  2. Lack of Control: Having next to no flexibility when it comes to your schedule
  3. Nothing seems to be working: Regardless of how many books or articles you’ve read about your business, things still don’t seem to be working out for you.

Peradventure you find yourself struggling with any of these frustrations, you don’t need to fret! This is a common theme amongst entrepreneurs. The road to success isn’t always as smooth as it appears to be, how you deal with the gallops will determine if you will get to your final destination.

To overcome frustration, you need to go back to the drawing board. Taking a step back will allow you to see the bigger picture and get you refocused. How can you do this?

  1. Your Vision: Having a clear vision in mind helps put your business in focus, but not only that, it can also help serve as a reminder of why you do what you do. In trying times, you can look back to your well spelled out vision for yourself and your business and you can draw inspiration and motivation from this.

 

  1. Working with the right people: There is no quick way to success, but having the right team is undoubtedly a booster! Bad factories can sell you subpar products which will lead to angry customers and messy reviews. Ensure you are working with the right people so there is no break in the chain of quality you offer to your customers. If you are a busy person and cannot afford the time to attend to the nitty-gritty of your online store, then it is advisable you hire a competent VA, as this would help simplify things for you.

 

  1. Efficient Implementation: When trying out new things, perhaps from books or articles you’ve read; always ensure you are following the procedures stated in these materials correctly. Keep a record to track your progress and cut off anything that isn’t working. There is no point to continue on a road that leads to nowhere. Einstein once said that it is the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

 

  1. Track Progress: Endeavor to keep a track record of your progress and failures, no matter how small they may be. It’s easy to lose focus when you succeed and bask in the glory of the moment, but you should time out to record the processes that led to that success. Documenting your progress helps construct a roadmap for you to follow to consistent success. This way, you will know what works and what doesn’t, it will help organize your business process and allow you to remain consistent.

As we mentioned, frustration is almost inescapable, but you can mitigate its effects and give your business a better chance at succeeding. When things aren’t working out the way you want, it is always best to reevaluate your business strategy, bolster it with new ideas and techniques.

We got a ton of awesome material that you can use to do just that! Our video courses are packed with the latest information on how you can make it BIG on Amazon or Shopify!

You can check out the courses right here!

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 Vin says at 21:06 et
Why retail Arbitrage SUCKS?
 
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 Emma says at 21:06 et
It does not.. And it works ok still, but it's more like OLD SCHOOL method to make money... 10 years ago it was a golden age of RA, but now more and more brands are closing their listings from piggibackers (RA crowd) so you might end up buying stock and then can't list it..
 
Claudia says at 21:07 et
For me RA is WORK... Not a passive income. If it works for you, fine. But it's not my song.
 
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 Tyro Meg says at 21:08 et
Say Vin, you buy discounted stuff in Wallmart, you sell it ... and then WHAT? You need to start all over again. It's not scalable business model. just a quick buck. I know it works for some people if you have a team of assistants helping find deals and listing them quickly.. Online arbing
 
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 Antony says at 21:47 et
Why you hate retail arbitrage so much?
 
Claudia says at 21:47 et
Anthony.. Have you watched the video about it? We don't hate it, we just say it's A JOB and hardly a passive income. Moreover brands are getting it harder and harder for you to sell their products on amazon.. More and more restricted categories will create a slow death for RA.. It's much better to get into FBA or Shopoify at this point. 10 years ago Retail arbitrage was booming but it's days are soon gone..
 
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 JO says at 21:30 et
Where can i run retargeting???
 
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Claudia says at 21:30 et
There are many advertising networks allowing you to start a retargeting campaign for your online store. Facebook, Google, Twitter. Use retargeting apps such as Rontar (for retargeting on Google) and RetargetApp and Shoelace (for Facebook retargeting).
 
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 adam says at 23:03 et
Has anyone got their business insured?
 
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 Emili says at 23:03 et
Check with your supplier to see if they have product liability in placement for you first as a customer, as most do.
 
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 Emili says at 23:04 et
He means product liablity probably... If you have a professional account you have to have insurance. Under ATO all Pro accounts must have $1 mill liability insurance. Its pretty straight forward. Also If you sell $10k for 3 consecutive months on your "Individual account" you have to provide insurance. Check Amazon TOS!
 
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 little_tiger says at 23:04 et
He means product liablity probably... If you have a professional account you have to have insurance. Under ATO all Pro accounts must have $1 mill liability insurance. Its pretty straight forward. Also If you sell $10k for 3 consecutive months on your "Individual account" you have to provide insurance. Check Amazon TOS!
 
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 Jeff says at 23:16 et
I am ordering samples for the first time. How do I get this done in AliExpress and get the offered sample pricing and shipping?
 
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 little_tiger says at 23:16 et
Jeff, have you watched the videos? The price is decided by your supplier. It can go as high as $150 per sample. Usually it's $30-60 WITH delivery!
 
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 Lane says at 23:17 et
little_tiger means FBA model and price for sample if you go wholesale from Alibaba... Of course if you do dropshipping on Aliexpress, you just get 1 copy for yourself super cheap to test the quality
 
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 Julian says at 23:22 et
Hi Private Labelers... any tips and advised on how to find out if a product has patents, trademarks, & copyrighted
 
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 Uncle Sam says at 23:22 et
google patent search to start
 
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 Lucy says at 23:23 et
hire copyright lawyer to do a quick research. Check trademarkia.com also google your keyword and see who might be selling related to it and close to it, what domains are free etc.
 
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 mia says at 13:24 et
Hi facebook experts.. whats the flow with trust msg and many chat bots? please help i am frustrated
 
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 Ted says at 13:24 et
1. Post top shared post (inspired message etc) and boost it to collect many COMMENTS. the engament must be FOR COMMENTS ! Very important.
like "Tell me one thing that you will trade your best friend for?"
Name your top challenge for this year?"

2. Once you have at least 100 comments on the post, run trust msg with welcome message asking something! important to ASK something. ex "Hi there! thank you for commenting my post!! By the way Whats your beloved dog name?"

3. once they reply they get collected to manychat bot automatically where you build the list,sequences etc and followup via Facebook messanger!
 
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 Jeff says at 13:24 et
are those bots legal or will get me in trouble?
 
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 Evan says at 13:25 et
they use facebook api, if you dont spam or abuse i dont see why you should get in trouble... they simply post messanges in FB messanger on your behalf. Never spam and make sure you are relevant! then you'll be fine! works great for me.
 
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 jo says at 13:30 et
The trick is to get MANY COMMENTS. find top discussed / shared posts and do similar, ASKING people for something. https://app.buzzsumo.com/research/most-shared helps to find most shared posts I neach topic
 
Blaine says at 00:30 et
Hello I'm new and just trying to feel my way around
 
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 jack says at 00:31 et
Welcome Blaine, you will love it here, we are crushing it!!! Videos are here http://sellslikehotcakes.co/videos.php they work fine for me, try Chrome or firefox.
 
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Ryan says at 13:48 et
Hi Everyone, new to the wall. Excited to get going with tutorials. Off the top of the head questions; can the niche finder for Amazon be applied to Shopify when searching for competition and comparing it to demand? Regards.
 
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 Emma says at 13:50 et
Welcome Ryan! Great to have you with us!!! Yes of course. if something sells on amazon it of course will also sell on shopify as well. The demand is universal, it's not platform specific.
 
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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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Serenade says at 14:06 et
Hi All, I'm new here, Does teelaunch handle customer service? ?
 
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 Oleg says at 14:06 et
Regarding deliveries and fullfillments yes.
 
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 jo says at 16:30 et
They are very helpful, i use them too!
 
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 chris says at 09:57 et
I posted my Critics today, if you care - please send me suggestions here http://sellslikehotcakes.co/critics.php
 
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Pavel says at 02:17 et
What to do in case of goods return taking into consideration that delivery done to US and I am located outside of US? Does it mean that returned goods to be deliveried to my home? How I should proceed in such cases?
 
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 Alex says at 02:18 et
Hi Pavel. There is a video lesson talking about it, you can set the forwarding address in US.
 
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Pavel says at 13:27 et
Alex, thank you. Could you please indicate the name of the video.
 
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 casey says at 13:28 et
It was I think a video about the biggest problems with dropshipping and how to solve it
 
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Pavel says at 02:18 et
Any answers? It is important to know in such situations. Similar questions related to refunds. How to work with the suppliers in case of refunds? I will appreciate answers for my questions.
 
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 Violet says at 02:19 et
If you do FBA then Amazon will take care of returns and refunds.
If you do dropshipping then customer can return item to your forwarding address. If the item is cheap it's easier just refund without return.
 
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Pavel says at 13:27 et
Yes, I do understand it. Thank you. The question related to dropshipping part.
 
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Ernesto says at 06:36 et
I thought "boost post" was a big no- no, and should instead use ads manager? Can someone drop some knowledge on me?
 
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 Eddy says at 06:38 et
Boost post is the same as using ads manager if you already created audience and just want to quickly boost the post for $10-15 when building community.
 
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Oliver says at 02:38 et
Thanks Emma, I got the logo done!
 
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EDWARD says at 16:45 et
Hi, Claudia and Friends...
Just brainstorming a bit! Is it possible to monetize a Shopify store solely or in part by customer's purchases?

Ed
 
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 Mike says at 16:45 et
I am not sure what you are asking Edward. Please explain more