New Business - Build Online Stores for Yourself or Other

All the tools and skills you need to start your own online business. Save money - make money - No Experience Required.
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  • Lectures 25
  • Length 4 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
    30 day money back guarantee!
    Available on iOS and Android
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Published 10/2013 English

Course Description

With "Build online stores for yourself or others", you will learn everything you need to build a profitable online store or take your skills and start a business building stores for others. Our goal is to give you the real world experience and tools you need to be successful.

You can use this course to either save thousands building your own store or be the "expert" and make money building stores for others.
You will have all the tools:

  • Free software
  • A free 60 day trial website to practice with and start making money.
  • Real product databases and product images to practice with.
  • Email accounts, FTP site – everything you need to start your store, absolutely nothing else to buy.

This is not an academic, theoretical workshop. There are no flashy promises, no pot-of-gold hype.

This is an actual hands-on step-by-step program using real data, your own eCommerce website and free software.

We will show you how to build your own store to sell your art, crafts or other products. By building it yourself you can save $5,000 or more (and we’ll prove it.)

If you want to sell other products as a drop-shipper or affiliate, with “Build online stores for yourself or others” you will learn how to analyze the market, where to find products and share the secrets to getting your products listed on Google other stores.

If you want to take your business to the next level we will show you how to build online stores for people in your community. You will learn how you can be an "expert" with just about any shopping cart.

Most experts earn $5,000 or more for each store they build. You will see who they are and what they charge.

“Build online stores for yourself or others” is more than just a workshop, It’s a complete business. You choose where, how and what part fits for you. And it’s designed for people with little or no technical experience.

The course is designed with lectures targeted to you specific goals:

  • ALL – indicated the lectures for everyone.
  • DS - are topics for those interested in dropshipping or affiliate marketing.
  • BZ - are lectures for those wanting to start their own business building stores.
  • DIY - lectures are for people who want to sell their own products.

As we go through the course, you’ll download all the files, sample databases, worksheets, and checklists, so you can apply them to your own store.

Why E-Commerce

If you’re a person who likes statistics, here are a few numbers you might find interesting:

  • E-commerce spending in the United States will hit approximately $262 billion this year, up 13.4% from $231 billion last year, according to a new projection from Forrester Research Inc.
  • In 2017, online spending will reach $370 billion.
  • Consumers spend between $1,200 and $1,300 on online shopping every year.
  • 71% of shoppers believe they'll get a better deal online than in stores.

Maybe it’s a good time for you to get your store on the internet so you can take advantage of this explosive growth.

"Build online stores for yourself or others" will give you everything you need. After you complete the course you will have your own online store full of products and you will know how to market your store.

NOTE: As you know, anything online is constantly changing. To keep you up-to-date all the chapters will be updated regularly with new lectures, marketing and steps you can take to put your business on “auto-pilot”. You have free lifetime access to this course. With Udemy's 30-day money-back guarantee, it's risk-free.

Sign up now for the compete course, get your free 60 day trial website, download the free software and get started on a new adventure.

What are the requirements?

  • Computer and internet access

What am I going to get from this course?

  • This course includes guided videos, tools and everything you need to set up your own store or start a business building stores for others.
  • You will learn how to build your own store to sell your art, crafts or other products. By building it yourself you can save $5,000 or more.
  • If you want to sell other products you will learn how to analyze the market, where to find products and how to get your products listed on Google, Amazon and other stores.
  • If you want to start your own online business building stores for people in your community, you will learn how to become an “expert” and use any of the many shopping carts on the internet.
  • step-by-step, hands on experience. Anyone can build an online store, no experience required.

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone who wants an online store. No experience required!

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Your Income Opportunities

This is a complete hands-on workshop that will give you the tools and experience to build e-commerce stores for yourself or go into business building stores for others.


Why Walmart can’t compete with you.

What is SoLoMo?

How to get your share of the $347 billion Online Market.


E-commerce is more than just a store. We give you a Store + Email marketing + Easy Upload = more income faster.


What you will learn:

How to get your free 60 day trial.

1. Sign-up for your store – build your store today!

2. We set up your email and FTP site.

3. How to extend your 60 day trial.

Section 2: How to use the free software

How to download and set-up Codelobster

How to use Codelobster - Editing text and PHP

A brief introduction on using Codelobster for web pages


Why you need to edit large images for faster web pages.

How to download and install Ifranview.

How to find images on your computer, quickly and easily.

How to edit images, add text and add frames.


How to download the software.

How to set-up your store FTP.

How to create a directory and upload your images.


You will learn:

How to download and install the software.

Quick Set up and creating quick keys.

How to Work with Data.

How to merge image files and URL’s into one cell.

Section 3: BEFORE you build your store

You will see how one database can give you many targeted markets. You will also find a quick way to research trends and see your competition.


You will learn:

How to work with your database.
What MAP is and how it impacts your profitability.
Help you find the price "sweet spot".


What you will learn:

What are the real costs of selling online. Discover the hidden costs.
How to increase your profitability.
How to compete without loosing your business.


Lets explore:

What SEO is and why it makes a difference.

Simple things you can do to get a better place on the search engines.

Section 4: YOUR STORE - Create Your E-Commmerce Store

How to work with:

Your FTP Account (See Filezilla).

Your email accounts and your CPanel.


Find out:

How to get around your admin area.

How to get help.


Designing Slides

How to build simple slides from scratch.

How to create product slide.


Adding Slides

The different slide options.

How to add full screen slides.

How to add product slides and text.

How to add caption slides.

How to change the type and speed of your slideshow.


We will show you:

How to create form.

How to add forms to your pages.


Widgets and Menu's are the power of your store.

How to create pages and add them to menu's.

How to edit menu's.

What are widgets and where do they go?

How to add widgets to the pages.

ALL - Setting up Your Shopping Cart

Explore your payment options and what they cost.


Taking your payment options to the next level.


How to quickly:

1. Upload (FTP) images to your site.

2. Add the image links to your database.

3. Add your products to your store.

You can create your own product database using Microsoft Excel or Open Office Calc. These are spreadsheet programs and can be a bit challenging.

The other option is to use a database program such as Microsoft Access or Open Office Database, which is free. The data entry is much easier.

In the supplimentary material you will find blank product files in csv (for the spreadsheet programs) and Microsoft Access and Open Office files. You can skip any fields that don't fit your situation. You can assign your own SKU, Manufacturer Name and Product ID, which will be needed to add your products to Google Shopping. They also ask for Product Condition which would be new.

Section 5: AFTER - Puting your business on auto-pilot

How to forward your domain:

Why and when to change your nameserver .

How to change your nameserver.

You can always change it back.


You need to "raise your hand" to get noticed by Google.

Conclusion - Taking Action

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Instructor Biography


Hello, my name is Dan Smith and I have been developing websites and internet marketing for over fourteen years. Started my computer experience on a Commodor 64 lo many years ago.

These days they call us serial entrepreneurs. Since I was ten years old I have started a lot of different businesses from opening a restaurant in Michigan to a night club in Idaho, a computer company in California and a conference center in Ukraine. Some have been great successes and some not so great, but every new venture has given me some incredible lessons. It is this wealth of experience that I would like to share here on Udemy.

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