How to Start an Online Boutique

How to Start an Online Boutique

January 06, 2020

Do you dream of opening your own online boutique? 

Finding the perfect products, building a killer website and coming up with a catchy business name are only small parts of the process of starting an online boutique. So how do you go from dreaming about starting an online boutique to actually opening an online boutique?

Not sure? Don't worry...I've been there, done that and came up with a few simple steps to get you started on the right path to success. 

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Facebook Boutique vs. Website Boutique: Which is the Better Choice for Your Online Boutique in 2020

Facebook Boutique vs. Website Boutique: Which is the Better Choice for Your Online Boutique in 2020

October 22, 2019

If you have ever thought about starting an online boutique, you've probably asked yourself...Should I sell on Facebook or start a website?

And you are not alone...many boutique owners ask themselves this exact question every day!

Let's say you decide to start an online boutique right on Facebook. You create a Facebook page, pick a cute name and start posting items for sale. You add your friends and family to the page and they invite their friends and before you know it, you are almost to 100 fans (cue the confetti) 

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The Top 50 Boutique Wholesale Clothing Suppliers for Your Online Boutique

The Top 50 Boutique Wholesale Clothing Suppliers for Your Online Boutique

August 29, 2019 2 Comments

So you want to start your own online boutique? Online shopping continues to grow, and there has never been a better time to do it! Finding a reliable supplier for your online boutique can be difficult. There are many options to choose from when finding wholesale clothing for your boutique depending on what types of products you are going to carry. Women's wholesale apparel is very popular for stocking online boutiques. Many of the boutique wholesale suppliers simply require you to register for an account to view wholesale pricing. Once you have done so, you can shop around and pick what would fit best in your online boutique. I have rounded up the top 50 women's boutique wholesale clothing suppliers to get you started

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Free Tools and Templates to Write Your Business Plan

Free Tools and Templates to Write Your Business Plan

August 29, 2019

A dream without a plan is just a wish, or so they say! A business plan can help you validate your business idea, clarify strategies and goals, and plan for future growth. If you have a dream to start an online business you better get to planning. Maybe you started your online boutique but didn't even write a proper business plan?

Either way, you need a plan and here are my top free resources for business templates and 500+ Free Sample Business Plans from BPlan.

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Top 10 Shopify Apps to Source Products to Sell in Your Store

Top 10 Shopify Apps to Source Products to Sell in Your Store

August 22, 2019

You can't start a business if you don't have any products to sell. There are three options for you to source products to sell in your online store. You can design your own products and find a manufacturer to make the products for you. Another option is finding a wholesaler supplier to purchase products from and the last option is finding a good drop shipper. 

If you are just starting out, finding a good drop shipper to partner with is a great option. When you partner with a drop shipper, you can offer their products in your store without coming out of pocket to purchase inventory. In addition, the drop shipping partner will ship the products for you directly to your customers. 

There are some great Shopify Apps you can use to find the best dropshipping partners for your store. 

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100+ Free Resources and Tools to Launch and Grow Your Shopify Store

100+ Free Resources and Tools to Launch and Grow Your Shopify Store

August 15, 2019 1 Comment

Shopify is by far the best and easiest way to create an E-commerce website without all the headaches. They are an all in one solution for busy entrepreneurs who want to build beautiful websites and have a hosting option all in one.  

First, you want to start your Free 2 Week Trial, during this time you can create your website and launch it when you are ready. 

Once you start your free trial you can get started! You can choose from one of over a hundred themes, both free and paid for your store. Think of the theme as the "look and design" of your overall store. This includes your homepage, products, and pages. You can even search for themes based on what type of business you own and what type of products you are selling. The options are endless and the end product is professional and easily adaptable to the needs of any business. 

Here are over 100 free resources and tools to help you launch and grow your Shopify store. 

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5 Healthy Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

5 Healthy Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

August 07, 2019

Believe me when I say that your health is directly tied to your ability to be successful both mentally and physically. Several years into running my first online business, I noticed I was extremely tired and fatigued. It went to the doctor and told them I just didn't feel right, I was tired, had lost my voice and seemed to constantly be sick. I was under a great deal of stress at the time so the doctor just assumed I was under the weather and everything would be fine. More weeks passed and I noticed my vision was blurred and I had started to feel tingling in my arms and legs. The tingling would get worse as my stress levels increased. I went back for more tests and discovered that I had Mono. I was relieved to know that there was a reason I had not been feeling well. The only problem was that I couldn't seem to feel better. It wasn't until I ended up at the neurologist for more tests, that I realized something had to change. It was my stress that was keeping me from getting healthy. Since that point, I have tried to make my health both mentally and physically my number one priority.

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Top 5 Messaging and Chat Apps to Drive Sales in your Store

Top 5 Messaging and Chat Apps to Drive Sales in your Store

June 10, 2019

Ever find yourself wondering around your favorite boutique and all of a sudden you have a question? It could be a sizing question, maybe a stock question or even a question about the store's return policy. When you are physically in a store, the solution is easy...just ask someone! The same questions arise online and the best way to drive customer satisfaction, loyalty and sales are to offer an online chat and messaging system for your online store. 

Here is a list of the top 5 messaging and chat apps that can help you drive sales in your online store:

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New Product Development: Bringing your Idea to Market

New Product Development: Bringing your Idea to Market

February 22, 2019

Ever wonder how to take your "aha" product idea and turn it into a marketable product? Today I'm going to show you how to take a concept or an idea and turn it into a product that you can bring to market to sell. Bringing your vision to life is something that many people dream of but don’t know how to do, so I’m going to walk you through the steps that you can take today if you have a product idea but don’t know what to do to get started.

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10 Best Free Shopify Apps to Increase Sales on Your Website

10 Best Free Shopify Apps to Increase Sales on Your Website

January 31, 2019

Shopify is the ultimate E-commerce platform that let's you get up and running in a flash but did you know it also offers many free and powerful apps to increase the sales in your store? There are a TON of options, so I've done the research and I'm going to narrow it down and give you the best tools you need.  If you haven't added these apps to your store, it's time to take action and get them added today.

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The Secret Weapon for More Sales: What's Working Now

The Secret Weapon for More Sales: What's Working Now

January 24, 2019

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Improving SEO: How to show up on Google Search

Improving SEO: How to show up on Google Search

January 17, 2019

So you built an awesome E-commerce website and you want everyone and their brother to come shop right? Well, you have to make sure you cover some of the basics first in order to show up on Google. There are 3 steps you need to take in order to get this complete and I'm going to walk you through them now. If you have already signed up for your Free Shopify trial, you should have already completed the basic steps to get your website setup. Now, let's look at the back end to make sure Google see's the awesomeness you are trying to sell.

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