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How to Create a Million-Dollar Business in 5 Easy Steps

How to Create a Million-Dollar Business in 5 Easy Steps

How to Create a Million-Dollar Business in 5 Easy Steps

Over the weekend, Tim Ferriss posted an extremely useful article by Noah Kagan, an entrepreneur who built two multi-million dollar online businesses before turning 28. Noah was employee #30 at Facebook, #4 at Mint, he helped create Gambit, and most recently co-founded  AppSumo. He's really smart, and the article is spreading like wildfire across the internet.

Noah's article is a step-by-step guide on how to create a million dollar online store. It's equipped with practical advice, screenshots, and a contest that's open to all Shopify Build-A-Business competitors. Read it here.

The Prize

  • $1,000 credit from AppSumo.com
  • Roundtrip flight to Austin, Texas, to have "the most delicious tacos in the world" with Noah Kagan

Here's how to win: Whoever starts a new online business and generates the most profit (not just revenue) by October 8th, 2011 will win. If you're competing in our Build-A-Business Contest, it will be your increase in profit over the next 2 weeks vs. the prior 2 weeks. If you want to share some taco's with Noah, you'll have to prove your profit or profit increase, so please read all the contest details at the bottom of Kagan's post. 

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6 Free Online Tools Every Business Owner Should Know About

6 Free Online Tools Every Business Owner Should Know About

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Often short on time, sleep, and money, new business owners need all the help they can get.

Thankfully, there’s no shortage of free online tools designed to help streamline and simplify day-to-day tasks. By taking advantage of these resources and improving your workflow, you’ll get more done, and spend less while you do it.

Below is a list of our favorite free tools for new business owners.

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The Top 10 Articles on the Shopify Blog in 2014

The Top 10 Articles on the Shopify Blog in 2014

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Here on the Shopify blog, our goal is to help aspiring ecommerce entrepreneurs find a product to sell, and help existing merchants build long-term, successful businesses.

To achieve that, we create high-quality, free content around a range of topics that cover everything from coming up with product ideas, to building and designing your store, and of course generating traffic and sales.

This year we created almost 200 blog posts and we’ve gone through them all to pull out the 10 most popular articles for you below.

Enjoy.

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Build a Business You Love [Marie Forleo B-School Giveaway]

Build a Business You Love [Marie Forleo B-School Giveaway]

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For many entrepreneurs, success is about more than just making money. It’s about having an impact and doing something you love.

That’s exactly what B-School, Marie Forleo's entrepreneurship training program, is all about. B-School gives you the tools you need to turn your passion into profit. 

Read today's post to find out how you can win a spot in B-School.

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QR Codes for your Shopify Store

QR Codes for your Shopify Store

QR Codes for your Shopify Store
Want one of these for your Shopify store or for one of the products you're selling? QR codes can be a great online and offline marketing tool to drive mobile customers to your ecommerce store. The folks at Kwantify Business Intelligence have put together an App that allows you to easily create and manage QR Code Campaigns. You can learn more about Kwantify by reading a post on our Technology Blog, or by checking it out in our App Store

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Top Bands & Musicians Selling on Shopify

Top Bands & Musicians Selling on Shopify

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Global online music revenues are expected to rise by 7% this year to $6.3 billion.

Selling music online is big business, and so is selling everything that goes along with it. Ecommerce provides bands and musicians with an additional stream of revenue, in addition to traditional sales outlets like ticket sales, concert merch tables, and iTunes. Good news is, it's never been easier to sell music, apparel, and merchandise online. 

With Shopify you can easily create a beautiful online store to sell merchandise. You can also let your customers instantly purchase songs by using either Fetch, or Delivery - two of our digital download apps.

We've got quite a few musicians, bands, and even some music festivals selling on Shopify - here are a few of the most popular:

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Tim Ferriss Wants to Promote Your Business

Tim Ferriss Wants to Promote Your Business

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Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek, is giving Shopify merchants the opportunity to extend their reach to considerable measures.

Do you have a business that was inspired or deeply affected by The 4-Hour Workweek, that’s generating more than $1,000 per month? If you're willing to give specific details of lessons learned, Tim wants to potentially include you in his next big publishing project. This type of opportunity will produce major PR and huge jumps in traffic and revenue. 

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A Beginner's Guide to Content Marketing

A Beginner's Guide to Content Marketing

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Today we're happy to unveil a free in-depth 15 part video series that will show you exactly how to develop a content strategy for your ecommerce store.

Content marketing is a very powerful way to build your brand, while increasing traffic, sales, and repeat business. It's also particularly important for those of you selling products that have no active search volume (nobody searches for your product on Google), which is often the case when entrepreneurs create a new product. 


In these videos we teach you easy to adopt techniques to help you grow your business and make more money.

It's important to note that although we call this series a beginners guide, we go over some very advanced techniques that everyone can learn from. 

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