#1189 - Q&A: What do you think about Shopify?
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It used to be that I would mention them along with maybe three or four other companies doing something similar they are ecommerce provider light to get a website setup and sell something right away and now it's kind of like the coca cola of providers or maybe Google as a better analogy in the sense that if you think about search engines Google as a search engine. There are other search engines. But how many others could you really name right so shop if I has done a tremendous job a becoming a market leader reaching lots of customers but who are they a good fit for who might not be a good fit for what I think of them? In general. That's what today's caller wants to know so shuttle Fi pros and cons in today's episode announcing a live virtual event? That's right I couldn't go on book tour at least not yet so I'm going digital on Saturday April fourth. I'm hosting live virtual event to introduce my new book the Money Tree. Finding the fortune in your own backyard during this event. 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What do you think about shopping fai? I've noticed a lot of people using shop a fight for their business. It looks easy to east up but you have an opinion on it. Which should I be aware of if I go that route for an ECOMMERCE hustle banks and I look forward to hearing from you awesome? Thank you so much. Glad you're enjoying the show and yeah let's talk about Sherifi just the headline too long. Don't read too long. Don't listen my opinions. Chef is great. Actually we have a partner offer with them if you go to shop dot com slash side. Hustle. You can get a twenty one day free trial which is usually better than any public offer they have so you can get an extra week of a free trial by using that link but of course if you prefer you can just sign up directly to chop up by DOT com. And I'm happy to recommend it because so many of our listeners have had a good experience with them. I described him as an e commerce solution provider meaning that they offer a shopping cart. They offer their own payment processing et CETERA. But it's really more than just that it can be your whole website the front and back end and they have a lot of NEAT PLUG INS that you've probably encountered as a customer on various sites that you shop by whether you realize it or not one of the most common ones. That's actually I think it's almost becoming too common in the sense that it might not be as effective going forward because so many people are using it but it was really neat. When it first came out was this discount. Wheel thing that showed up would go to one of these sites. That's using shop up by and there'd be a little pop up window that's like hey spin the wheel and you'll get ten percent off or you'll get a certain dollar amount for there's some other promotion so that's just one example of something they do. It's really interesting. It doesn't require a lot of expertise on your end to install and get set up which is one of the best parts about using a service like Shabba by because it's a visual interface that you can work with. Even if you're not a coder now shop particularly good at anything product-based so not services as much as a product based business that scales because it automatically keeps up with your inventory so when I say product based business that scales I mean The kind of business. That's not selling just off items kind of business or side-hustle selling something that people can purchase over over. For example it could be clothing collectibles. Art Prints Journals Yoga Mats. These are just a few things that people have featured on the show have used. Sherifi to sell as for downsides It is highly customizable but perhaps not as customizable as you know just building directly on wordpress or another platform. If you are a coder or want to go that route work. You're working with a particularly skilled programmer. And then also. It's the monthly subscription. That's probably the main thing. If you use a low cost hosting plan like are hosting partner. They cost four dollars a month right so you can actually have your website for four or five dollars a month. Shabaab starts around twenty nine dollars a month and of course it goes up from there. They have different price terrorism packages and so on. So that's just something to be aware of but in terms of the service itself. Nothing at all wrong with it. Many of our case to these have used it to great success. Some happy to recommend it again. Our offer dot com slash side-hustle. Or course you can just go directly to shop dot com if you prefer listeners. If you have a question come to satisfy school dot com slash questions. We'll be featuring them throughout the year along with updates from other listeners as they launched their projects. Thanks so much my name is Chris. 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