How does it work?
To be successful in business online, you first need ideas; a niche, a website, a product. Startup Streams has already thought of all of this and anyone from beginners to marketing pros can get to grips with our websites as no technical skills or coding is required and sales can be made from day 1 of ownership:
- Join Startup Streams today and you’ll have access to startup all of our stores (as many as you want) including this one.
- Download the business pack for this business: Pictures, products and website theme, for the stores you wish to start up. Please note that we make your first store for you within 24 hours of joining so you won't need to do this or step 3 below for your first business.
- Open a Shopify store and upload the website (we provide details)
- Send targeted traffic to your store(s) to make sales.
- Rinse and repeat: As you grow and learn you can start up as many revenue streams as you wish...
What do I need to invest in this business?
There are two major assets involved with investing in any business: Time and money. That said, we have made it as easy for you as possible to start a business - saving time - and provide a cost effective solution to do so - saving money.
Money: There is only one compulsory running cost for each business, and that is the monthly Shopify basic plan of $29 / month (free trial may be available). We shall explore the many, many benefits of Shopify but we think you’ll agree that spending less than $1 a day is a very reasonable price to be to be in business. All other costs are optional and include, but are not limited to: Domain name fees; outsourcing of any customer service or product creation etc; customisations and marketing - most likely to be your biggest expense although some owners have managed to be successful with a $0 marketing budget by utilising free micro-influencer marketing.
Running costs: $29/month Shopify plan
Time: Our Shopify stores are ready to scale very quickly. You need to expend most of your efforts concentrating on driving targeted traffic to the website. If you know what you are doing with marketing, you could be able to make a steady income with 1-2 hours of work a week. Usually time spent is a lot more in the beginning as you set up and get used to the store's operations.
How to operate this store?
After the initial set up phase, day-to-day running of this store typically revolves around marketing, and any extra product creation you may wish to be involved with. The operational side of the store is very low maintenance. After you have sent potential customers to you store and after they purchase, the store is set up so that the customer instantly receives the products (resulting in instant gratification). Equally, the customer automatically receives a link to their email to download too.
Fulfilment is designed to be 100% automatic:
- Send targeted traffic to the website
- A customer makes a purchase
- The customer instantly and automatically gets their digital product(s)
- You then get paid every 24-48 hours from Shopify directly to any bank account (or PayPal) you nominate. Payment providers may differ from country to country so please consult Shopify for more info here.
- Rinse and repeat…
Marketing tip: Did you know? The customer most likely to buy from you in the world is the customer who already has. An additional step would be to retarget your existing customers. You can do this by building social media accounts and most effectively with email marketing where you are most likely to see your highest ROIs (return on investments).
Why use Shopify?
Make use of the efficient, easy to use, highly recommended and world renowned Shopify ecommerce system: 800,000+ merchants can’t be wrong! $100 Billion+ sales have been made using Shopify!
Shopify is the platform where this site is hosted and allows you to sell. The domain name, files and website are all hosted on Shopify's servers. With your store, you will gain access to the store's admin where you have full control over the front and back end of your store and can make changes. It is very easy to use.
There are many advantages to using Shopify. As standard you get: Automated cart abandonment emails, visual analytics, unlimited discount codes, SLL encrypted checkout, email push notifications to your customers, you can choose from over 1700 apps to increase conversions, help with marketing or customers support (many apps are free to use) and you can run the entire business from your smartphone. Plus, you can make use of the fantastic Live Chat support if you have any questions when you set up. Is Shopify reliable? Yes…
FACT: On Black Friday 2020, Shopify sold $5.1 Billion of goods which is a 50% increase from 2019, demonstrating the increasing reach and power of borderless commerce.
What support do I receive?
With Startup Streams, you will have access to the following support:
✔︎ We create your first business for you within 24 hours of joining
You must be excited to get going which is why we shall create your first business for you, within 24 hours of joining Startup Streams. This is to save you time and effort as we will upload the store to Shopify for you and invite you to it once completed. When you sign up, we shall ask you which store you would like us to make for you and what you wish to call it.
✔︎ Startup Streams Support Pack
Learn how to manage, improve and promote your store(s). We have found the best online resources for you already: Find the best Shopify Apps, how to outsource all marketing and store operations and which YouTube channels you should subscribe to for the best ecommerce information.
✔︎ Marketing blog and domain name tip offs
We maintain a marketing blog for those who start Startup Streams stores where you can access up to date marketing info. We also release a monthly newsletter with the top domain names for each Startup Streams niche to inspire you to find your ideal name.
✔︎ Setup success
We are here to answer any questions you may have as you set up via email. Full support contact information will be available once you join Startup Streams.
You will also need to abide by Shopify's terms and conditions when using their platform