5 Must-Read Sources For eCommerce Business

Hey guys! So, I was sitting around today reading about war dogs (have you ever google stubby?) trying to think about something relevant to write about and it dawned on me that information is the most important thing that I can share. Where do I get my information? What information has legitimately helped our business grow from basement to seven-figures in just over a decade? There are some blogs and business sites that have made a huge impact on our success. Why not give them a nod and a “thank you,” by sharing them? Plus, everyone will love the information so much that I’m pretty sure that statues will be constructed in my honor. AmIRight? Sigh. One can dream.

Alas! Here is a list of 21 of the Sources That Literally Helped Us Grow From Zero To AWESOME.

1. MarketingSherpa.com.

Marketing Sherpa is an amazing source for case studies and facts on what works and what doesn’t. You can find everything from how to increase sales optimization, leads, and opt-ins.

Example:

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2. How To Change The World

How To Change The World is an excellent blog from a venture capitalists point of view. The content is inspirational but it’s also realistic. Great for small business owners!

Example:

“Many entrepreneurs believe that the lack of capital is their primary problem. If only they had a fat bank balance, they could kick butt. As a venture capitalist, I’ve seen what happens when companies raise substantial capital. It’s not pretty—in fact, my theory is that too much money is worse than too little. Here’s why.”

How To Change The World

 

3.  Small Business Brief

Small business brief is a blog that basically sums up all of the great small business information and puts it into one place. It’s a great blog to sit down and read for an hour or so before bed.

Example:

Why You Should Throw Out Your Marketing Tactics And Tools

5 Tactics to Improve Online Sales

Short Term Thinking Can Harm Your Business

4. LinkedIn Today

LinkedIn Today is a favorite of mine because the content is sorted and selected based on your interests. It’s a great way to get content tailored specifically to your needs, unless you’ve looked at something strange or have weird things on your profile. Then things can just get awkward.

Example:

Self-Confidence: Nature or Nurture by Ray Williams, “Is self-confidence something that you’re born with or is it taught and developed? It’s the classic nature vs. nurture question. While current wisdom has been for some time that it’s mostly nurture, there’s some surprising new research that indicates we may genetically predisposed to be self-confident.”

 

Moz is a great website for small business owners who are just getting into social media, content marketing, and SEO. They have an incredibly useful guide for SEO that walks newbies through the basics step-by-step.
Example:
“Search Engine Optimization isn’t just about “engines.” It’s about making your site better for people too. At Moz we believe these principles go hand in hand.

This guide is designed to describe all areas of SEO – from discovery of the terms and phrases (keywords) that generate traffic, to making a site search engine friendly, to building the links and marketing the unique value of the site/organization’s offerings. Don’t worry, if you are confused about this stuff, you are not alone.”

Beginner's Guide to SEO

 

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