Before you go crazy with your new site, test it to see if Theres interest in your product or niche. Your offer converts. So how do you do this Start with a blog. My friend Simon Stock had a company selling surfboard racks. He knew very little about the surfboard rack industry, but he was willing to learn. He setup a Word. Press blog in an afternoon, and spent the next week writing about racks and some of the products on the market. He then had some Amazon affiliate links he pointed people to in each article and in the sidebar. Within a few weeks he was starting to see some organic traffic from the search engines, and not long after that he started getting some affiliate sales through Amazon. He sped up the testing by throwing a little money out for Google ads. Not only did he learn that there was a market for his products, but he learned a ton about his industry in the process, thus making him an a bit of an expert on surfboard racks. From there he setup his own site and build relationships with the major manufacturers. He used his test site as a lead funnel to the new site, and has become one of the biggest resellers of surfboard racks on the internet. We go into a lot more detail about this strategy in the E Commerce Location Rebel Academy blueprint. Are you SURE theres a market for your new product or siteNo Test. Share this. Manufacturing in Asia WILL be a headache. Theres a good chance that as your site grows and you get sick of sharing the proceeds from your sales with the company making your products, that youll want to manufacture your own products. After all, by now youre the expert and know what your customers want more than anyone else, right Sourcing in places like China and Vietnam can be really appealing. Its cheap, and there are all sorts of companies setup to help make things as easy as possible for you. Not to mention, you can get anything made there, as I recently learned at the Canton Fair. There are a lot of problems with doing business in Asia however At some point the language barrier, will be an issue. Quality control is a nightmare. Asians approach business differently than westerners. If youre serious about doing manufacturing in Asia, you should really consider partnering with someone you trust who speaks the local language and is on the ground and can work with the factories on a regular basis to ensure youre getting the product you ordered. In the past, a friend of mine was sourcing Zorb balls from China. You know those giant plastic balls that you roll down hills in. He had quality control nightmares after receiving multiple requests for refunds or exchanges for faulty balls. That falls back on you if you dont have someone in place to work on it. If youre serious about going this route, you should get serious about planning a trip to the country you want to do business in. Go to the factory, be prepared to spend some cash on samples, and also ready to make an investment to meet their minimum order quantities. And dont expect your visit to China to be a total cake walk either There are a ton of advantages to sourcing in Asia, but headaches will be a common occurrence. Tweet it. 4 Dont underestimate the power of SEO both positive and negativeOne of the most common questions that comes up when helping people start blogs is How much time should I spend on SEO. The usual answer when it comes to blogs, is not very much. There are more important things to deal with, and if your blog is good, the rankings will come. That said, E commerce is a whole different ball game. While social sharing and such can certainly be beneficial, theres a good chance that your SEO strategies are going to make up the bulk of your traffic and income. My most successful niche sites usually saw about 8. That said, theres a right and a wrong way to do SEO. Do it right and youll be rewarded with thousands of adoring visitors and customers. Do it wrong Youll piss off Google and be deep sixed into oblivion, never to be heard from again. You think Im joking Just ask the thousands of webmasters who fell of the top pages of Google with the latest Penguin update. Not that all of them did anything wrong, thats a whole different post, but you get the idea. If youre serious about e commerce put a high quality SEO program in place. What does this look like Ideally Create Linkable Content. Got a blog on your site Write definititve content about your industry or niche. Press Releases Archive Check Point Software. November 1. 7, 2. New Check Point Research of 8. Global Businesses Reports That 1. Have Been Victims of Mobile Attack. November 1. 3, 2. Cryptocurrency Mining Presents New Threat to Business, says Check Point. October 3. 1, 2. 01. Check Point Software Technologies Report 2. Third Quarter Financial Results. October 2. 6, 2. 01. Check Point Joins Forces With LG To Secure Their Smart Home Devices. October 2. 4, 2. 01. Mississippi Secretary of State Adopts Check Point End to End Advanced Threat Protection Using Sand. Blast Security. October 1. Locky Ransomware Shoots Back Up Global Malware Rankings, says Check Point. October 4, 2. 01. Check Point Software To Announce 2. Third Quarter Financial Results On October 3. September 2. 6, 2. Check Point Extends Advanced Security to Microsoft Azure Stack. September 1. 9, 2. Show Me The Money Cybercriminals Deploying Diverse Range of Banking Trojans and Ransomware, says Check Point. September 7, 2. 01. Check Point Honored As Rising Star Recipient By Global Technology Distribution Council. August 2. 2, 2. 01. New Zone. Alarm Anti Ransomware Protects Home PCs Against Extortion Attacks. August 2. 1, 2. 01. Check Points Threat Index Reveals Rough. Ted and Fireball Drop off in July. August 1. 7, 2. 01. Need For Speed The Run Reloaded Torrent. Check Point Launches New Research Online Platform and Releases Mid Year Cyber Attack Trends Report. August 1. 5, 2. 01. Get Rich or Die Trying Check Point Researchers Uncover International Cyber Attack Campaign. August 1. 1, 2. 01. Check Point Software Technologies Announces Extension to the Share Repurchase Program. July 2. 0, 2. 01. Check Point Software Technologies Reports Second Quarter 2. Financial Results. July 1. 9, 2. 01. Check Point Teams with Microsoft Intune to Secure Enterprise Mobility. July 1. 7, 2. 01. Rough. Ted Malvertising Peaks in June, According to Check Points Latest Global Threat Impact Index. July 1. 3, 2. 01. Check Point Infinity Delivers Security Vision and Innovation for Large and Small Businesses. July 7, 2. 01. 7Check Point Software To Announce 2. Second Quarter Financial Results On July 2. June 2. 0, 2. 01. Fireball and Wanna. Cry Impact More Than 1 in 4 Organizations Globally, According to Check Points Latest Threat Index. June 8, 2. 01. 7Check Point Infinity NGFW Earns NSS Recommended in Next Generation Firewall Test. June 7, 2. 01. 7Check Point Software Technologies ltd. Shareholders Approve All 2. Annual General Meeting Proposals. May 3. 0, 2. 01. 7Hacked in Translation Check Point Shows How Hackers Can Use Subtitles To Take Over Millions of Devices Running Popular Media Players. May 1. 9, 2. 01. 7Check Point Sand. Blast Mobile Receives Miercoms Certified Secure Award. May 1. 7, 2. 01. 7Check Point Reveals Live Wanna. Cry Ransomware Infection Map at CPX Europe 2. May 1. 7, 2. 01. 7Exploit Kits Continue Attacks, While Slammer Worm Resurfaces in Check Points Most Wanted Malware. April 2. 7, 2. 01. Check Point Software Technologies Reports 2. First Quarter Financial Results. April 2. 6, 2. 01. HDBase. T Alliance, Valens and Check Point Join Forces to Provide Superior Automotive Cyber Security. April 2. 4, 2. 01. New Survey of Mobile Device Security Shows Companies Are Not Prepared for a Mobile Breach. April 2. 0, 2. 01. Check Point Introduces the Cyber Security Architecture of the Future Check Point Infinity. April 1. 4, 2. 01. Exploit Kits Surge Worldwide as Rig EK Climbs to Second Place in Check Points Most Wanted Malware. April 3, 2. 01. 7Check Point Software to Announce 2. First Quarter Financial Results on April 2. March 3. 0, 2. 01. Check Point Earns U. S. Department of Defense Certifications for Cyber Security Appliances. March 1. 6, 2. 01. Check Point Discloses How Hackers Can Take over Hundreds of Millions of Whats. App Telegram Accounts in Seconds. March 1. 3, 2. 01. Hancitor Makes First Appearance in Top Five Most Wanted Malware in Check Points February Global Threat Impact Index. March 7, 2. 01. 7Check Point Delivers Advanced Cloud Security to Google Cloud Platform. February 2. 2, 2. Check Point Welcomes You to the Future of Cyber Security at Mobile World Congress 2. February 2. 1, 2. Ransomware Doubled in Second Half of 2. Check Point. February 2. Check Point President Amnon Bar Lev Recognized as 2. CRN Channel Chief for the Tenth Consecutive Year. February 8, 2. 01. Hummingbad Overtaken as Leading Mobile Malware in Januarys Global Threat Impact Index. January 2. 0, 2. 01. Check Point and Europol Collaborate to Help Companies Avoid Being Held to Ransom. January 1. 9, 2. 01. Check Point Software Technologies Reports 2. Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results. January 1. 6, 2. 01. Locky Ransomware Attackers Take Christmas Vacation, Shows Check Point Research. January 4, 2. 01. Check Point Software to Announce 2. Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results on January 1. December 1. 3, 2. Check Points Global Threat Index Shows Ransomware Attacks Spike in November. November 3. 0, 2. More Than 1 Million Google Accounts Breached by Gooligan, New Android Malware Variant. November 2. 8, 2. Check Point v. SEC Achieves AWS Security Competency. November 2. 3, 2. MEDIA ALERT Image. Gate Check Point Uncovers a New Method for Distributing Malware Through Images. November 2. 1, 2. Check Points Global Threat Index Shows Malware Attacks are on the Rise. October 3. 1, 2. 01. Check Point Software Technologies Reports 2. Third Quarter Financial Results. October 2. 0, 2. 01. Check Points Global Threat Index Continues to Show a Surge in Ransomware. October 1. 8, 2. 01. Check Point Wins Third Straight Recommended Rating in 2. NSS Labs. October 5, 2. Check Point Software to Announce 2. Third Quarter Financial Results on October 3. September 2. 0, 2. New Check Point Research Reveals Enterprises Battling 9x More Unknown Malware Employees Download New Malware Every Four Seconds. September 1. 9, 2. Check Point Research Reveals Surge in Ransomware in August. September 1, 2. 01. Check Point Named a Leader for Unified Threat Management, Offering Advanced Threat Prevention to SMBs. August 3. 0, 2. 01. Check Point Defines Security Leadership in New Era of Cloud ITAugust 1. Check Point Research Shows Drop in Traditional Malware, Rise in Mobile Malware. August 1. 6, 2. 01. Check Point Researchers Unravel Complex Money Trail of Cerber, One of the Worlds Largest Active Ransomware Campaigns. August 2, 2. 01. 6Check Point Receives Second Consecutive Recommended Rating from NSS Labs for Breach Detection Systems. August 2, 2. 01. 6Check Point Introduces First Real Time Zero Day Protection for Web Browsers. July 2. 6, 2. 01. Check Point Software Technologies Reports 2. Second Quarter Financial Results. July 1. 9, 2. 01. Check Point Research Shows Surge in Active Malware Families During First Half of 2. June 2. 1, 2. 01. Check Point Research Shows Malware Families Targeting Corporate Networks Continue to Grow. June 1. 3, 2. 01. Acea Distribuzione Deploys Check Point SCADA Security Solution to Protect Critical Infrastructure against Cyber Threats. June 7, 2. 01. 6Check Point Software Technologies Ltd Shareholders Approve All 2. Annual General Meeting Proposals. May 3. 1, 2. 01. 6Check Point Recognized as a Leader for Vision and Execution in the 2. Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls. May 2. 5, 2. 01. 6Check Point Introduces New Security Appliances for Small Businesses. May 1. 7, 2. 01. 6Check Points Annual U. S. Customer Event Attracts Top Cyber Security Leaders, Showcases New Prevention Technology.