Your First Online Store: Live Webinar + Recording + MP3 Audio + Infographic

By Maria Peagler

Oct 01
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Free webinar Thurs, Oct 16 @1pm EDT/5pm GMT. Join Maria Peagler for this brief live webinar: Your First Online Store

Your First Online Store Webinar Transcript

  • Learn how to open your first online store
  • Thurs Oct 16, 1pm EDT, 5pm GMT
  • 30-Minute Webinar + On-Demand recording + MP3 Audio + Infographic
  • $297.00 value FREE for Members (Membership is $57 per month, cancel easily anytime.)

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“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” — Mark Twain

Before you can get ahead online, you need to wade through the myriad choices for your online store. Whether you’re a retail shop with a brick and mortar presence, an online coach just starting out, or a service brand branching out outline, you’ll want to attend the October bonus webinar: Your First Online Store.

You’ll learn what online store presence is best for you, including:

  • whether you should create your own store or sell your products from an existing one
  • the easiest option to take credit cards (it’s also the LEAST expensive)
  • how to protect your customers’ credit card information (you don’t want to be the next Target breach)
  • where to find trusted developers to help you build your store

Plus, plenty of time for Q&A, so come with questions, so sign up today!

Get Your $297.00 Webinar ticket FREE When You Join Today

Purchase your Webinar ticket for $297.00 now, or get it free when you join as a Member today for $57 per month. Cancel easily anytime. is a continuous service, including instant access to over 200 online lessons valued at $1,997.00 plus $397.00 worth of new Bonus Webinars & infographics each month, billed to your payment card every 30 days at the lowest rate then in effect, currently just $57.

In total, you’ll get instant access to $2,297.00 (and growing!) worth of practical Members-Only training to grow your business using social media. Membership helps you:

#1. Get Access to One Billion Customers in 10 Minutes

Learn how to identify the social networks best for your unique business, then build a profile that turns more visitors into paying customers. SMOC brings you ‘what works’  training that cuts through the noise & crushes social media overwhelm.

Members  instantly access how-to videos, screen shots, checklists, infographics, and case studies — tools which can be put to work on your website & social networking right away.

#2. Get More Fans in Less Time

Discover how to get fans & connections without spending all day in social media.  You really can post to all of your social networks in as little as 15 minutes a day, and you’ll learn how to generate content & posts that get your business noticed, attract fans, and turn them into paying customers.

Members immediately get their hands on how-to checklists (like 13 Ways to Get More Facebook Fans), videos that teach you how to do search engine optimization yourself, and real-life examples of successful small businesses who’ve achieved great success.

#3. Customize Your Learning Track

Online training is often a one-sized fits all plan, but not for SMOC Members.  You’ll get a customized social media assessment that details the optimum social networks for your unique career path & industry, and you can use it as your guide for what classes you’ll need (Members are often surprised at the results).   Plus, Members can instantly access:

  • hands-on video tutorials
  • monthly social media makeovers (for your website or any social network)
  • bonus webinars that dive deep into profitable tactics
  • infographics to print as your cheat sheets
  • a private community forum
  • 1:1 private coaching

#4. SMOC networking plus exclusive Q&A Webinars & Workshops

Members get instant access to a private online community of peers eager to connect and discuss what’s worked and what hasn’t for them.  Each week, members also get one-on-one Q&A time with Maria during Virtual Office Hours.

Plus, your Membership includes a complimentary pass to SMOC’s monthly Bonus Webinar or virtual workshop focused on a hot social media business topic — ranging from one & done posting to getting listed on search results — with plenty of time for extended Q&As . The webinar alone is a value of $297.00 per month.

As a member you’ll get immediate access to all the materials on the site plus that month’s Bonus Webinar. After that, you’ll be billed the lowest available monthly fee (currently just $57) via convenient automated billing. It’s risk-free and guaranteed, you can easily cancel at any time.

Webinar Transcript

The first one is the shopping cart. And my question to you is, do you need a shopping cart? Let’s talk about that. Because if you sell products, you will probably do better selling on these three platforms than you would on your own website. If you are selling books or products, Amazon is where people go to first. I can tell you that as an author I sold far more books from Amazon than I did to individuals on my own website. In fact, the only sales that I got from my own website were those that offered an autographed copy of the book or a CD that I was not offering through Amazon.

People like to buy from these stores because they’ve done it before. They know what to expect and they trust them. They don’t know you, they don’t know if they can trust you, they don’t know how long it’s going to take, they don’t know what payment options you offer. There are too many variables that they don’t know about you. So if they can buy from a known quantity whether its Amazon, if you are an artist or a craftsman you can sell on Etsy. If you are selling any kind of electronics or commodity goods, ebay is the place to do that. And there are several reasons, in addition to the ones that I just mentioned, why these are good solutions.

Number one, they have a shopping cart built in. You don’t need to pay for that. They accept credit cards, they accept debit cards, they accept all kinds of forms of payment and you don’t have to worry about it. And they’re PCI compliant. So that’s another layer of complexity that you don’t have to worry about. In addition, they also bring traffic to your products. They give you visibility and they bring you sales. And you’re not paying for that. That’s something that they do as part of their commission.

Now, if you don’t use any one of those three platforms, either Amazon, Etsy or ebay, then you have to do all these things. You have to generate the traffic, you’ve got to generate the visibility, and you’ve got to generate the sales. Now, you still have to do that even if you’re going to use Amazon, Etsy or ebay, but not nearly as much. So it’s an easy way to start. In fact, it’s the simplest solution. It’s what I call the easy button. And when it comes to selling online, it’s a very complicated, complex process. And so starting with somebody else’s online store is a very easy way to get started. You can do a lot of field testing of your products. What’s the most popular product that you have? What are the questions that people have about it? There are a lot of things that make it easier for you to focus on your core business and not worry about the online store part.

However, I realize that’s not going to be the solution for everyone. it’s certainly not for me here at I don’t sell a product. I’m selling a service. So if you need a shopping cart, these are the three that I’m going to recommend. And we’re going to take a look at each of these. I’m recommending Big Cartel, WooCommerce and UltraCart. And let’s take a look at these and I’ll show you why I recommend them.

So why not join today and see how can help your business grow!

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About the Author

Founder of, Benjamin Franklin award-winner for independent publishing, award winning author of eight books, wife, mom, quilter and watercolor artist.

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