The most exciting and intimidating thing to happen in retail in the past couple of decades, is eCommerce. Canadian businesses and individuals now have the opportunity to sell online to a national or global market. The internet offers endless opportunities to start, grow and market at the retail level.
An increasing number of Canadians are turning to online business as an income option while they’re unemployed, or to supplement a lower-paying job until they find a better one. Many do well enough to never go back to a conventional workplace.
There are countless online opportunities for Canadian entrepreneurs. Our country is large and its population is scattered, which creates a unique demand. While many products are available in the US there is a strong preference to buy Canadian whenever it is feasible to do so if for no other reason than the low Canadian dollar, […]
One of the most daunting tasks in online retail is deciding what products to sell. When you use drop shipping the pressure is far less than if you had to order hundreds of items for in-house inventory, but can still be a massive undertaking. Experts have ways to take the pain out of the product […]
I’m a Canadian affiliate marketing veteran, having started in the late 90’s. That means I was there when huge affiliate networks like Commission Junction and Clickbank were born in 1998, and I’ve witnessed the rise and fall of many other well-known networks. I was one of the first members of many of those networks and […]
Far too many people think the ease of launching a digital startup means success will come with little effort. Like any endeavor, the amount of work you are willing to put into it will be reflected in your bottom line. That said, it has never been easier to start and run an online business.
Online influencers and ambassadors have become the jewels of online marketing, and with good reason. Influencer marketing has proven to be one of the most effective and economical strategies, with no sign of slowing down. There have been growing pains for both sponsors and influencers, but maturity has brought profit for all parties involved. Now […]
Brands are looking for influencers and micro-influencers, from bloggers to Instagram and YouTube stars. The demand (and budget) for influencer marketing grows every year, and it’s already a multi-billion dollar industry. If you’re wondering how to find brands to work with on your blog, Instagram or other social media platforms, we’re here to help. You’ll […]
Affiliate (associate) programs provide a way for anyone with a website, blog and/or newsletter to generate revenue from selling a merchant’s products or services. Canadians may use these programs as a primary or supplemental source of income, whether they are an individual or large company. Getting started is as easy as signing up and publishing […]
One of the hottest “work at home” businesses is becoming a VA (Virtual Assistant). Virtual assistants are, technically, freelancers who may do anything from social media management to secretarial tasks. Whatever skill you have that can be done remotely, is marketable under the ‘Virtual Assistant’ label.