Category: Sell

Re: Why Marketing Your Shopify Site Can Be Emotionally Challenging

10 Reasons Shopify Is Awesome

Hi Makers,

This week I launched my first Udemy course, Shopify Power: Build An Ecommerce Website & Sell Products. The course is just $20, less than the cost of a hardback book, but I’d love to have you try it for half off!

Help Me Launch Shopify Power (Coupon)

I’ve set up a special launch promotional coupon too (limited to the 1st 100 users and then it’s back to the regular price) – I’m doing this for two reasons. First, I’d love to make sure you can get this training if you want it – so price isn’t an issue. Second, so you can help me launch it and provide me with some early reviews. All I ask in return is for your highest and best review on the course – the course reviews are a vital part of getting the course off to a great start. If you can’t wholeheartedly endorse the course, send me an email and let me know how I can improve it. Here’s the coupon link: Shopify Power Coupon Code Link

10 Reasons Shopify Is Awesome (Video)

Rather than making a long blog about it – I recorded a video describing the 10 reasons we think Shopify is awesome – and why it might be right for your business, (this link to will take you to the Udemy page where you can play the full video),

Shopify: 10 Reasons Shopify Is Awesome

More About How We Use Shopify

If you’re not familiar, Shopify is the ecommerce platform we use to run Pixie Faire. Think of it like the ‘back-office’ tool we use to set up and run our website. We serve more than 70,000 customers, serve up over 1 million page-views a month, and transact 40,000-50,000 orders each month – so we know it works really well – it’s battled tested in the real world and we highly recommend it if you’ve decided an ecommerce site is right for you.

If you want to sign-up for shopify we’re more than happy to have you use our affiliate link. It is not our motivation (in any way) but Shopify does offer a small reward if we refer people, so we are happy to include it here since we believe in the product a lot. But you should watch the 10 Reasons video first, learn about the course, investigate other options, and only move forward with Shopify if you’re sure it’s right for you!

I hope you enjoy this course – see you on the inside!



Jim Cockrum Answers Retail Arbitrage Questions

Working From Home In The Age Of Amazon…

Hi everyone,

Recently I interviewed Terah Lites, (a new – and enthusiastic – Amazon seller). If you haven’t watched that interview yet I think you’ll enjoy it.

In today’s interview I sit down with the senior statesman of online selling – Jim Cockrum. He’s a bestselling author and is ranked as one of the most trusted online marketers and the foremost expert on Selling On Amazon. We discuss the opportunity to buy items locally and resell them on Amazon for a profit. I think you’ll enjoy the interview and the resources Jim provides…(note – the Skype recorder lags for a minute at the beginning, but then it corrects itself…sorry about that!).

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Let Jim give you a video overview of what you get when you join PAC:


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Final Thoughts from Jason,

I want to thank Jim again for taking the time to help educate the Make-Sell-Grow community. It’s an honor to work together with him to promote his resources and programs using his affiliate program. I hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity!

Provoking Customer Response

Hi everyone,

This weekend Cinnamon and I were asked to speak at an event in Monterey – so we took the opportunity to also celebrate our 20th Annivesary! So I shot this week’s video on the balcany – and I focused on answering the question,

“do you have a challenge getting people to respond to your marketing messages?”

Watch the video on Youtube at this link:

Comment Contest: As an example of one response-provoking method – I’m adding a fun comment contest to this post. Simply answer the question,

“I could provoke customers to engage with my products by doing _____________.”

Give me an idea or two, (and if you can’t think of any – that’s okay too – just tell me what you think about this topic). In 3 days, (September 2nd), I’ll pick a winner at random and they’ll receive 3 of my best-selling books…

Craft Business Power: 15-Days To A Profitable Online Craft Business

Instagram Power: Build Your Brand And Reach More Customers With The Power Of Pictures

Youtube Marketing Power: How To Use Video To Find More Prospects, Launch Your Products, Reach A Massive Audience

And – for those of you who prefer to print out the post – I made you a nice little booklet.


Provoking Customer Response

Using Amplifiers To Increase Sales

Hi everyone,

In this week’s episode I discuss “amplifiers” and how to use them to increase your sales.

Tell me what you think about “amplifiers” and let me know what questions you have about how to use them.

Ps. Yes – I happen to be wearing the same shirt on the same day two weeks in a row – I guess I’m going to have Cinnamon start helping me so I don’t keep doing that 🙂

Adding Rituals To Increase Sales

Hi everyone,

In March of this year we started publishing our weekly newsletter with a commitment to doing it as a trial for 3-months to see how it would go. We are so grateful that many of you have tuned in regularly to learn about sales and marketing.

Today we are announcing a format change. We will continue doing the weekly newsletter but it is going to be morphed into a weekly video! From now on – We’ll be doing a short, practical, educational video each week. I hope you enjoy them. Let me know what you think about this first one – leave a comment below. Do you think adding rituals can help you improve your sales?