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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 Cyril says at 22:25 et
Do you recommend to ship all by express if i am just starting?
 
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 Claudia says at 07:39 et
No, it would be too expensive. I suggest that you follow 20-80 rule. 20% by air express to get stuff fast for FBA launch and rest by sea freight (slower but cheaper). When your sales pick up, the sea shipment will arrive to Amazon
 
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 Mike says at 23:02 et
Make sure that your product is already in Amazon Warehouse before June.
 
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 Kenga says at 20:59 et
What if the customer goes directly to aliexpress and buys from it?
 
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 Dylan says at 21:00 et
Truth is, it was not your customer on the first place. If the person savy enough to know about dropshipping and aliexpress method then he was not your customer in the first place. No point to worry about it. It's like worry about online pirates. People who always download cracked software are not your customers anyways, don't worry about them.
Target people who are not aware of dropshipping methods and you will be just fine! 99.9% of people will never bother finding alternatives and going to aliexpress is the last thing on their mind. They might go Amazon in worst place but never aliexpress..
If they go Amazon, again, they were not your customer so don't worry about them. Some people tend do buy exclusively on Amazon Prime for example.
 
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 Claudia says at 21:00 et
Another tip... if you offer some sort of exclusivity or special deal then people wont be looking much for alternatives.
I have many people ordering Dog Frisbi for example and wait 2-4 weeks just fine when they could buy it cheaper probably on amazon and get in 1 day using prime. There is room for everyone here and a huge marketplace!
 
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 Wise Woman says at 21:20 et
I am starting FBA and have 2 questions..
1. What is EAN/IAN??
2. What is FNSKU?
 
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 Claudia says at 21:20 et
1. It's European Article Number or International Article Number A 13 digit-10 data and 3 check -barcoding standard which is a superset of the original 12-digit Universal Product Code system.

2. Fulfillment Network Stock Keeping Unit... This number is used to identify a specific product to a specific seller within an Amazon Fulfillment Center. It's this that goes on your product as a label if you're selling FBA and not commingling
 
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 henry says at 21:21 et
sorry what is this FBA mean??
 
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 Claudia says at 21:21 et
In short it works like this.. Amazon fulfillment centers pick, pack and ship a seller’s products, as well as providing customer service for products -all of this comes with a FbA fee 15-30% depending on the price
 
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 Kenga says at 21:21 et
Whats different with FBM and FBA??
 
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 Dylan says at 21:21 et
Fulfillment by Merchant - The merchant is responsible for picking, packing, and shipping the products, as well as providing customer support for the product. .. FBA is when Amazon fulfillment centers pick, pack and ship a seller’s products, as well as providing customer service for products -all of this comes with a FbA fee 15-30% depending on the price
 
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 Claudia says at 21:21 et
Fulfillment by Merchant - The merchant is responsible for picking, packing, and shipping the products, as well as providing customer support for the product. .. FBA is when Amazon fulfillment centers pick, pack and ship a seller’s products, as well as providing customer service for products -all of this comes with a FbA fee 15-30% depending on the price
 
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 Abigail says at 21:22 et
Whats PL??
 
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 jo says at 21:22 et
Private label product.
 
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 USA says at 21:31 et
What is amazon/shopify connection?
 
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 lou says at 21:31 et
Maybe you mean this app? https://apps.shopify.com/amazon (Sell your products on Amazon using Shopify)
 
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 Aria says at 21:31 et
What shopify app allows you to quickly make branded Tshirts etc?
 
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 wing11 says at 21:31 et
@ARIA Try Teelaunch app, super easy to make tshirts, etc
 
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 Spider Fuji says at 21:39 et
Would love to hear your suggestions.. How tto optimize the shopify site for speed?
 
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 Alice says at 21:39 et
USe the image compression app! Called IMAGE OPTIMIZED.
 
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 freedom says at 21:41 et
Anyone knows on demand print for shopify in UK??
 
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 Lucy says at 21:41 et
Check https://apps.shopify.com/all-over-print and teemill.co.uk (it doesn't integrate with Shopify)
 
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 max says at 21:42 et
What app to collect emails on shopify?
 
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 Claudia says at 21:42 et
We already discussed it Max... Fish Bowl app. it gives you an opp to offer great prize giveaways on your Shopify store and capture email addresses from your website visitors to turn those visitors into returning customers.
 
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Carrie says at 01:25 et
Hi everyone! Are the videos out of order? Or am I missing something? :)- good to be here!
 
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 Claudia says at 01:26 et
Welcome Carrie. What do you mean "out of order" ? The order is correct here http://sellslikehotcakes.co/videos.php Which one is out of order?
 
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Sathaporn says at 12:15 et
Can someone give me advice for our address office & telephone number in USA? and how much the pricing?
Thank you!!
 
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 wing11 says at 12:16 et
There is a video about it covering it in detail. It's called "How to INCREASE the CREDIBILITY of your store and BOOSTS your SALES" in shopify mastery section
 
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Sathaporn says at 06:16 et
Thank you!!
 
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florea says at 05:31 et
thank you
 
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 Mike says at 04:46 et
Over the next few weeks, I’d like to do something a little bit different. 

I thought it would be fun to ask people what they wanted to learn about (so I can customize my future emails to help YOU :-D).

Here's your first question...

What is your #1 single biggest ecommerce challenge right now (and how is it impacting your life on a daily basis)?

Click reply and tell me right now.
 
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 Castle says at 04:47 et
good one! finding time to do all the tasks is my biggest challenge!
 
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 Olga says at 04:48 et
Mike for me is finding good designer is a biggie
 
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 Tycoon says at 05:21 et
For me it's finding the product and suppliers
 
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mohamad says at 13:28 et
Good idea !! For me this about scalling with Facebook Ads. Actually, I can just make 5 sales by day and i want to Scale :)
 
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Angela says at 13:27 et
Mike

Thank you.
 
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JADA says at 10:21 et
Hi there, I'm new here. I wanna launch a new product. I'm going to ask a few friends to get the product and make review with 5 star. How many reviews should I get at the launch in that way?. 15 is too much at the start?
 
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 Mike says at 10:23 et
Welcome Jada.. Please see the course video about getting reviews. Amazon will most likely remove most of your friends reviews as it's against their TOS.
 
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GERRIE says at 08:27 et
I have watched a lot of videos and I understand what they are telling me to do. However, I can't memorize an all the instructions. Is there a written text instruction that I can reread the instructions as I am filling out the forms? I have been putting everything on my reading list but don't know if that is enough.
 
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 Mike says at 08:27 et
Most of our videos have text transcript to download.