Case Study: How to Generate $1 Million in Sales by Driving Online Traffic Offline

Competing with big online marketplaces is no joke.

Amazon dominates the competition when it comes to e-commerce sales.

Big box stores like Walmart and Target capture more of the foot traffic offline.

Even when you turn to offline sales, you’re up against big competitors.

And getting traffic to offline stores has become even harder now.

But it’s necessary when you’re forced to compete with giants like Amazon selling products for cheaper.

Getting in-store sales is tough.

But thankfully, there are a few ways to drive your online traffic offline to your stores.

That’s what one entrepreneur did with his company, Kisstixx.

Here’s how Kisstixx generated $1 million in sales by driving their online traffic offline and how you can do it too.

Case Study: How to Validate Your Product With 500 Preorders Using Only a Splash Page

Validating a product on the market today is complex and expensive.

When you can’t afford to beta test a product or dump thousands of dollars into development, you need a way to test the market and make sure that people will buy it.

Creating a product without demand is a recipe for disaster in the ecommerce (or business) world.

It means you could be risking your hard-earned money on a product that won’t sell.

But validation isn’t easy to get. And most of the time (if not all of the time), the first company to jump on a trend will take off.

And that’s exactly what happened for Taron Lizagub of KNOXLABS.

Taron had no product in development and no means of creating it yet.

Instead, he tested the idea using a simple splash page to gauge user interest and offer pre-orders of a soon-to-be product.

When he used this method, he landed over 500 pre-orders and noticed huge influxes of traffic and interest in his idea.

Without any money spent on development, he was able to validate his idea and produce a business built on success.

He’s now generating millions of dollars in revenue every single year.

So, how can you make a splash page to validate your product without spending a dime on development or beta testing?

Thankfully, Taron laid down a road map for us to follow.

Here’s some background on what a splash page is, how KNOXLABS used it to secure 500 pre-orders before they even made the product, and how you can validate your product with one too.

Case Study: How to Convert Sites on Flippa Into a $20,000 Per Month Revenue Business

Building a small business is one of the riskiest things you can do with your money.

8 out of 10 small businesses fail and get shut down within the first 18 months.

That means a whole 80% of businesses that are started by our entrepreneur friends will die swiftly.

It’s incredibly risky and the odds are exponentially stacked against you.

Plus, most markets and even niche markets have tons of competition already.

But, have you ever wanted to simply buy an existing website or business and turn it into a profit producing gold mine?

To skip all those hard hours spent bootstrapping a company and jump right into the growth period?

With sites like Flippa, you can.

You can purchase and run existing, proven businesses instead of taking the time to develop on your own.

Instead of taking on most of the risk, you can buy a company that’s finding proven success.

And that’s exactly what Riad Bekhit did with his new potato business.

He purchased a company that delivers potatoes to people with customized messages on the potato.

Sounds silly right? Sure, but he’s consistently generating over $20,000 per month in sales.

And he skipped all the start up with that comes with creating a small business.

Here we’re going to review what Flippa is, how Riad converted his site to generate $20,000 per month, and how you can do it too.

Case Study: How to Reach Run A $341,000 Product Launch While Traveling The World

Working a typical nine to five job isn’t for everyone.

Heck, I’m pretty sure anyone would rather be traveling the world while running their business.

But most people consider that idea little more than a fantasy.

Remote businesses are constantly characterized by statements like:

“They never work.” Or “nobody ever gets the work done.”

But that’s simply not true anymore.

Remote employees are now way more efficient and productive than office-based workers.

A ConnectSolutions study found that 77% of workers get more work done in less time when they work remotely.

Best Buy implemented a flexible work program and saw a 35% jump in productivity.

People often associate remote work negatively with “slacking off,” but the data proves otherwise.

The rules of engagement aren’t the same anymore.

Working landscapes are changing dramatically.

Workers are ditching the cubicle for a nomad lifestyle that allows them to get work done and enjoy life to the fullest.

And thankfully, it’s still possible to run your own remote business while traveling the world.

Today we’ll look at how Minaal managed a $341,000 product launch while living their own nomad lifestyle, and then we’ll show you how you can do it.

Let’s dive in.

Case Study: How to Build a $2.5 Million Brand By Split Testing Positioning With Facebook Ads

How your brand is perceived in the eyes of the customer is critical when it comes to driving sales.

If you want to grow a business to generate millions of dollars in sales, you need to position your brand favorably.

For example, can you think of any brands out there that you wouldn’t ever buy from?

Think about why.

Maybe it’s because they aren’t “cool” enough or they aren’t trendy, or they have a certain demographic associated with them.

That all has to do with positioning.

Positioning is key when you’re trying to drive sales for your brand.

If people don’t resonate with your brand and your products, you won’t be able to convince them to buy from you.

So, what do you do? How can you impact positioning and display your brand favorably to the right audience?

By split testing your positioning with Facebook Ads.

Thankfully, Need/Want already laid down the blueprint for us on how to grow a $2.5 million brand.

In this article, we’ll take you step-by-step through Need/Want’s story: all about positioning, and how to build your own brand by split testing positioning with Facebook Ads.

Case Study: How to Build a $2 Million Business With Low Cost With Instagram Hacks

 

Instagram is one of the fastest growing social networks on the planet today.

Companies are starting to hop on the Instagram train to get their business on a new platform for branding efforts.

But can you really use Instagram to grow a business?

Social media isn’t often seen as a primary (or at least a large) driver of sales.

Most people think that social media is just a branding tool to create some buzz and generate social proof.

But Instagram can drive tons of sales for your business.

How? By harnessing the power of influencers like we’ve never seen before.

Blenders Eyewear put this idea into action with their own business.

They used diverse Instagram hacks to grow their business to generate millions of dollars in revenue without spending much money.

Typically, influencers don’t come cheap. They’re often reserved for the big brands looking to capture the likes of Kim Kardashian.

But, Instagram is changing the game. With their new meetup addition, you can capture influencers without blowing your marketing budget.

Instagram has the power to take your business to the next level, even without using advertising dollars.

Here’s how Blenders Eyewear built a $2 million business with low-cost Instagram hacks, and how you can do it too.

Case Study: How to Use Product Hunt to Launch a Million Dollar T-Shirt Business

Every day, new businesses sprout up all across the globe.

It’s no wonder. “Entrepreneur” as a job title has a nice ring to it.

But, the honest truth is that most businesses fail within a few years.

It’s hard to find sustainable success with more than 12 million ecommerce stores around.

There’s so much competition. And too many stores selling similar products and services.

But, that doesn’t mean you can’t make it work and take your own piece of the business-owner pie. It just means you have to use different channels and methods to grow your business.

And you can’t rely on word of mouth or a single viral video to sustain your business for the next 20 years.

You have to differentiate yourself in a unique way that communicates more value than your competitor.

Fortunately, platforms like Product Hunt exist and allow you to jumpstart your business fast.

That’s exactly what Startup Drugz, an ecommerce t-shirt business, did.

They used the Product Hunt platform to bring in 35,000 unique visitors just one week after launching their product.

Within two years, they were on their way to celebrating a pretty big milestone: Becoming a million-dollar business.

What’s even more remarkable is how they were able to take their t-shirt selling business and set themselves apart from the millions of other online t-shirt shops.

Here’s some background on Product Hunt, how Startup Drugz used it to grow their business. And how you can use it to grow your own company.

Case Study: How to Successfully Generate Revenue With Facebook Groups For Your Online Store

Revenue is the lifeblood of any successful business.

If you aren’t making sales and converting customers, your business won’t survive.

Most people turn to PPC to promote their products, but typical conversion rates are less than 3%.

And many also turn to Facebook Ads, but 62% find that they don’t work or often miss their target audience.

But you need to develop new streams of revenue if you want your business to survive.

You can’t risk depending on your word of mouth or referrals for reliable business.

Since you likely already spend hours on social media every week (whether you like to admit it or not), why not turn that into a monetized revenue stream?

You can leverage the power of Facebook Groups to drive huge traffic, fans and ultimately: revenue.

And that’s exactly what Karen Kawallek of Lake Providence Lodge did.

She turned a typical hobby into something that drove revenue like she’d never thought possible.

And Facebook is the perfect platform to do it.

There are over 2 billion monthly users on Facebook, and that number keeps growing every single day.

Meaning there are countless ways to hook in customers and generate revenue without spending hours tinkering with PPC ads or spending thousands on an SEO consultant.

Karen sells her scented wax melts on Facebook to her finely-tuned Facebook Groups and uses them to leverage fast growth.

Here we’ll explain what Facebook Groups are, how Karen grew her following and drove sales, and how you can do it, too.

Case Study: How to Get All 5 Sharks on Shark Tank To Invest With Your Pitch

Developing a great idea for a new business happens when all of the pieces line up.

Each step that you’ve outlined finally comes together.

Your creative process, logical thinking, and strategic gameplan all have to line up perfectly for it to pull through.

It’s safe to say that creating a new business is one of the hardest things to do.

But once you’ve created it, you’re faced with something even more difficult:

Landing investors to help grow your business.

Just when you thought you finished the hard part, you hit a brick wall.

You don’t have enough money to drop hundreds of thousands of dollars into your venture without risking your savings.

Meaning you need to seek out investors to help you out.

Without them, your business and livelihood are on the line.

One of the best ways to get an investment and instantly drive sales is via Shark Tank.

It’s a national phenomenon on TV that has captured the attention of millions.

But getting the “Sharks” to invest isn’t easy. In fact, it’s unlikely.

But you need their investment, their influencing power, and their popularity.

So, how do you get them to invest? In this article, we’ll show you how LuminAID got all five Sharks to invest, and how you can do it too.

Let’s jump right in.

Case Study: How to Scale Your Product to 50 Countries Worldwide

Do you have a product that’s taking off in your local space?

Have you ever thought about taking your ecommerce shop worldwide?

To expand into international markets and increase your sales?

Unfortunately, doing this is one of the toughest tasks when it comes to scaling an ecommerce business.

Scaling a business for international sales can grow your business fast.

You are opening up your market to vast populations that could be interested.

But it’s not as simple as shipping your products overseas or fulfilling orders for customers in a different country.

You need a plan in place that allows you to meet the potential demand of scaling your product this fast.

And you need marketing tactics ready to go to boost sales in a country that doesn’t yet know your product.

On top of that, you need to make sure that you protect your intellectual property rights from copycats.

It’s a long, tough road to scaling your sales in different counties. But it’s surely possible.

That’s exactly what Gaston of Hickies did to grow his company to reach over 50 countries worldwide.

Thankfully, he left a trail of breadcrumbs for us to follow.

Here’s how Gaston scaled Hickies worldwide and how you can bring your product to 50 different countries.