Build a Fully Automated Passive Income Online Store
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Build a Fully Automated Passive Income Online Store

Super Lean - No Monthly fees, No Hidden fees, No Inventory - using free open source software. This is a Shopify Killer.
4.4 (12 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
72 students enrolled
Created by Andrew Day
Last updated 2/2017
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Launch a fully automated online store that sells all kinds of custom merchandise
  • Launch a website to the world wide web
  • Design and sell unique products
  • Replicate the process for other people or businesses
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  • Students will need a computer with an internet connection
  • Students will need a PayPal account to accept payments

This course takes students with zero e-Commerce knowledge and gives them the skills to set up a fully functioning merchandise shop on their domain of choice - ex. 

Students will learn how to get web hosting, a domain name, and business email accounts. They will learn how to install WordPress and WooCommerce, and integrate their shop with Printful - which is a merchandise order fulfullment company.

Students will learn how to set up their shop to be 100% automated, so they do not need to worry about processing orders, carrying inventory, picking, packing, or shipping.

Students will be able to replicate this to make as many online shops as they desire for themselves, their clients, or others.

Students will learn basic product design and web design skills as applicable to this WordPress + WooCommerce + Printful system.

Who is the target audience?
  • Interested in eCommerce
  • Interested in selling Online
  • Interested in passive or automated business systems
  • Interested in Web Development
  • Interested in Creating and Selling Custom Apparel
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Curriculum For This Course
10 Lectures
Building a Complete Shop Step-By-Step
10 Lectures 01:34:47

I explain the purpose of the course - To set up an online store that generates passive income. This is accomplished by partnering with a merchandise order fulfillment company.

In this video, I teach students how to find the best deals on web hosting - the link is and using this method can save your business lots of money on hosting, business email, security certificates, etc. any domain name of your choice is included - this is optional, you can use any hosting that includes one-click wordpress install. This is just my recommended method if you don't already have web hosting.

I show students how to get their domain name and hosting all set up and good to go before building the e-Commerce store.

I teach students the importance of saving their passwords.

Preview 12:00

In this lecture, I teach students how to set up professional email accounts for their businesses. I go through adding new accounts, forwarding email, and creating multiple accounts for separate purposes.. I show users how to log into their separate email accounts, how to personalize their settings, how to add a signature, how to write mail, add attachments, and send mail.

Business Email

In this lecture, I show students how to install WordPress - the biggest and best CMS (Content Management System) in the world. I discuss sub-domains and when they would be a good option. I walk through the WordPress setup process and I talk about the WordPress dashboard. I show students what the default WordPress install looks like on the front end and back end of the website.

Installing WordPress

I show students how to install a new plugin in WordPress. I show students the WooCommerce setup process, and I show students the WooCommerce settings and discuss various options for their e-Commerce system.

Installing WooCommerce

Students learn the process of setting up a new Printful store, and how to configure their permalinks in WordPress. I show students how to connect their WooCommerce store to their Printful account. I show students how to connect their payment methods to Printful. I discuss how payments work and how money flows within the Wordpress + WooCommerce + Printful system.

Setting Up a Printful Store

Students are taught how to configure a merchandise product on Printful. I use a program called to create a custom product design. Students learn about image resolution and format for print. DPI (Dots Per Inch) is discussed. I walk through an example workflow of creating a custom merchandise design. I discuss layering in image editors. I discuss best practices for creating for-print images. I talk about why PNG is a great format to use. I show students how to upload their design to Printful and apply it to merchandise. I talk about why JPEG is a good format for product images on websites. I discuss colors and sizing. I discuss product titles, descriptions, and pricing. I show students how to upload products to their WooCommerce store, and I show students how their product looks on their new WooCommerce storefront.

Designing Your Product

Students are shown how to further integrate Printful with WooCommerce by installing the "Printful Integration for WooComemrce" plugin and configuring the settings correctly. Students are shown how to include a custom brand sticker with their merchandise packages, and how to enable Printful's shipping system on their store. Basic debugging and quality assurance testing is discussed. Students learn how to configure shipping options and learn how money moves through the system.

Shipping, Tax, and Stickers

Students are taught how to log in to their WordPress website by going to Students are shown how to add a new theme to their WordPress website, the process of customizing a new WordPress theme, and how to upload their logo and favicon to their website. Students are shown the complexities of saving a JPEG image for web, and the importance of a small file size on websites is discussed. Students are also shown how to set up their own sidebar with their widgets.

Customizing Your Site

This lecture teaches students how to add and build new pages for their website. We construct a custom homepage for our WooCommerce store. We learn how to use WordPress' visual editor. We learn about "Lorem Ipsum" which is filler or dummy content frequently used in design. We learn about WooCommerce shortcodes and how to use them in your website. Students learn how to add a large number of products to their shop very quickly. Students are taught how to configure featured products and display them on the homepage, and students are taught how to fully build and customize their homepage.

More Products, Pages, and Customizations Part 1

In this lecture students will learn how to add additional pages and structure a menu for their website, add pictures and links to their website. Students see a final walk-through of the finished website and become familiar with many of the features. Students learn how to get a sample merchandise order delivered to their location for a discounted price and learn how to secure their site by installing a security plugin that prevents hacking and malware.

More Products, Pages, and Customizations Part 2
About the Instructor
Andrew Day
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Your instructor, Andrew Day, has studied Computer Science at The University of Colorado in Boulder, and the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. He has NCSA Certifications in HTML 4.0, HTML 5.0, CSS, and various other computer languages. He owns a technology training company in Colorado Springs, and loves to play guitar.