ecommerce

How Can I Sell Art Online?

Etsy

Episode 1769

Augusto from Toronto, CAN

Augusto is an artist who wants to sell his art. Leo recommends looking into Etsy. You can create your own store and sell just about anything on it, and people who visit the site are looking for what you're making. Another option is SquareSpace or WordPress. Both have online store options. But Etsy has the driven traffic.

What's a Good Solution for Wifi on the Road?

mifi

Episode 1721

Ken from Ogden, UT

Ken is starting a new business from his truck (he's a truck driver). Leo says it's amazing that he can make that kind of transition and do it from the road so easily. All he really needs to have is an idea and the gumption to make it a reality. There's no better time to do it. But Ken is worried about how consistent the internet access will be on the road since he'll need to access his data in the cloud. And what laptop and modem to buy for it? 

Where can I get a webcam?

Aukey Webcam

Episode 1714

Jake from Los Angeles, California

Jake wants to start his own online business. He wants to get into drop shipping, but also use his webcam to make a living. Leo says it's a great opportunity now due to the quarantine, and people are going to discover new ways to get the things they need. If you have the luxury of time right now, there's no time like the present and technology is at the eye of the storm. 

Should I Upgrade My SquareSpace eCommerce Account?

SquareSpace

Episode 1634

Jeff from Eastern, MD

Jeff has an eCommerce site with Squarespace and they have an abandonment cart feature. Is it worth the money? is there another way to see that without paying the price for it? Leo says that it may be worth it if sales are brisk. According to studies, up to 70% of sales are abandoned before the sale is completed, so having those analytics could be beneficial. Leo recommends calling SquareSpace and ask for a free trial. 

What's a good, reliable web host?

Webhosting

Episode 1593

Don from Ashland, OR

Done works for a small publisher and has eCommerce on their website, but they're not satisfied with their web host. What does Leo recommend? Leo says that Squarespace, who is a sponsor, is great. They're very secure and have excellent service and support. You can even do a two-week trial to see if you like it.  There's also Soft Layer and WordPress.com.

Leo also uses Drupal for TechGuyLabs.com, and he recommends BlackMesh, Heroku, and Contegix for managing your Drupal systems. 

Why can't I buy stuff online with Internet Explorer?

Mozilla Firefox

Episode 1340

Russ from High Desert, CA

Russ is having trouble buying things online. The site he's using won't take his payments. Leo says that's likely due to the browser Russ is using that doesn't support the current SSL encryption standards. Leo recommends using another browser like Chrome. Since Russ is using Vista, Chrome doesn't support it either. It may be time to get a new computer if he wants to shop online.

What camera would be best for product shots?

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 Silver

Episode 1294

Brett from California

Brett makes jewelry and sells it online. She needs a good camera to take pictures of her products. Leo says that any point and shoot would work, even a modern camera phone. There are guides on how to photograph an object that will improve her sales. It should be shot with a photo softbox using lights and a diffuser. Leo likes the Canon ELPH for a camera though.

Check out Brett's website at Petsadelic.com.