Creating an E-commerce Business: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners

Creating an E-commerce Business: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners


An e-commerce business is a type of business that operates primarily online. It involves selling products or services over the internet, and it can be a great way to make money, even for beginners. There are many benefits to starting an e-commerce business, from having a global reach to being able to work from anywhere, automating your income streams to having recurring monthly revenue. 

In this guide, we’ll discuss the steps you need to take to start an e-commerce business. We’ll cover how to develop a business plan, create an online store, implement digital marketing strategies, and measure, analyze, and optimize your efforts.

Step 1: Develop a Business Plan

start your own online business through shopify and our servicesBefore you start an e-commerce business, it’s important to develop a business plan. This will help you set goals and objectives, define your target audience, and research your competitors. Here are the steps you should take when developing your business plan:

  • Define Your Target Audience – Who are you trying to reach with your e-commerce business? Identifying your target audience will help you create a more effective marketing strategy. When sourcing products to sell, you should be thinking about who your ideal customer is and would they be interested in buying this product you want to sell on your store. 
  • Set Goals and Objectives – What do you want to achieve with your e-commerce business? Setting goals and objectives will help you stay focused and motivated. Aim for your first sale. Prioritize everything to driving just ONE sale. Once you understand how to do that, you'll be able to duplicate that process to create more business for yourself. 
  • Research Your Competitors – What are other e-commerce businesses doing? Researching your competitors will help you identify opportunities and create a more competitive strategy. Look at ads that you see pop up on your News Feed, For You Page, and Instagram Reels. Look at the offers that stick out to you as a customer. Would you buy their product? If so, try to understand what it is that draws you into that offer. Is it the imagery that they use, the copy (wording and phrasing on the landing page and under the ads that you see), is it a promotional coupon code? When you start analyzing other business's that are able to do it correctly and able to draw in you as a customer, you can start to implement those same strategies in your own business to get people interested in the products that you offer. 

Step 2: Create an Online Store

Once you have a business plan in place, it’s time to create an online store. This involves choosing the right platform, designing and building your store, and setting up payment processing. Here are the steps you should take when creating your online store:

  • Choose the Right Platform – There are many e-commerce platforms to choose from. It’s important to choose one that is reliable and secure, and that meets your needs. We obviously use Shopify because for us it's the fastest and easiest way to start an online business. You can get your store up and running in less than 30 minutes when you purchase a premium online store through us here: Premium E-commerce Store 
    We also have a link that you can use to start your Shopify Basic account for Free and only pay $1/mo for the basic plan (normal price is $29/mo) here: $1 Shopify Plan
  • Design and Build Your Store – Once you’ve chosen a platform, you’ll need to design and build your store. This includes creating product pages, setting up shipping options, and more. Use the themes that we provide and our added templates and guides to get your store operational in less than 30 minutes when you purchase a Premium E-commerce Store or any of our Premium Packages. 
  • Set Up Payment Processing – You’ll need to set up payment processing so customers can pay for their purchases. This involves choosing a payment processor and setting up payment methods. With Shopify, you have the ability to activate Paypal, Meta Payments, Apple Pay, Amazon Payments, and all major credit cards as soon as you sign up with no coding. 

Step 3: Implement Digital Marketing Strategies

Once you have an online store set up, it’s time to start marketing it. You’ll need to implement digital marketing strategies to reach your target audience and drive sales. Here are some digital marketing strategies you should consider:

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  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) – SEO is the process of optimizing your website and content to rank higher in search engine results. This will help you get more organic traffic to your store. Learning about SEO and how SEO can help optimize your business and online store can be found in any of our premium packages that we offer. 


  • Paid Advertising – Paid advertising, such as Google Ads and Facebook Ads, can help you reach a larger audience and drive more sales. If you want to become good at e-commerce, you most likely will have to become good at digital marketing and paid advertising. Luckily we teach you how to start your first paid ads campaigns as well as how to scale your winning ads to profitably get your customers keep coming back. 


  • Social Media Marketing – Social media is a great way to engage with your target audience and build relationships. You can use it to promote your products and services, and to drive traffic to your store.

Our packages that we offer are designed to help those that need it by providing you information and guidance on Digital Marketing, social media, paid advertising, and more. We help you start and scale your social media ad campaigns by providing you with insider knowledge. We show you the best strategies on how to create a winning advertisement, how to scale that ad profitably, and get customers cheaper.

Check out the different packages that we offer here on our home page: Packages

Step 4: Measure, Analyze, and Optimize

Once you’ve implemented digital marketing strategies, it’s important to measure, analyze, and optimize your efforts. This will help you identify areas of improvement and adjust your strategies accordingly. Here are the steps you should take when measuring, analyzing, and optimizing your efforts:

    • Track Your Progress – Track key metrics, such as website traffic, conversions, and revenue, to measure your progress.
    • Analyze Your Results – Analyze your results to identify areas of improvement and opportunities for growth. 
    • Adjust Your Strategies – Based on your analysis, adjust your strategies to optimize your efforts and improve your results. Use key metrics to optimize your store and marketing efficiency. 


Starting an e-commerce business can be a daunting task, but we're here to make it easy for you. We offer three different service packages to help you launch and grow your online store.

First, there's the Solopreneur Package. With this package, you'll have access to hundreds of trending products that you can import into your store right away, as well as guides, templates, and walkthroughs to help you optimize your online store for conversions. Plus, we've curated themes for various niche, and free video training courses to guide you through setting up your online store in under 30 minutes with our service.

Next, there's the E-com Master Package. This package includes everything in the Solopreneur Package, plus two weekly coaching calls to help you troubleshoot, monthly group sessions to connect with other e-commerce owners and share tips, private group access to collaborate with other successful e-commerce owners, and monthly trending products directly sent to your inbox.

For those looking to take their business to the next level, we offer the VIP Brand Owner Package. This package includes everything in both previous packages, plus lifetime access to all courses and future updates, lifetime support from our experts, full courses on digital marketing, optimizing for conversion, and a course on how to start your first 7 figure e-commerce business. Plus, you'll have a 2-hour one on one consultation call with our founder, Alex, where he'll teach you everything you need to know about starting and scaling your online business, answer any questions, and give you branding and marketing guidance. You'll also have access to a private group and discord channel for all VIP Brand Owner buyers, as well as Alex's Digital Marketing Guide, "The Full Blueprint Strategy for Starting & Scaling a 7 Figure E-commerce Business."

We are here to help you every step of the way, and our packages are designed to help you succeed. Sign up for one of our packages today and take the first step towards building your e-commerce empire!

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Alex is a serial entrepreneur that has created numerous 6 and 7 figure businesses online using Shopify, Clickfunnels, and other online marketplaces. His success comes from studying and applying digital marketing techniques that he has mastered and taught his students & clients over the last 10 years. With over 200k followers across all channels, Alex has gathered a mass audience that relies on him for his expertise in his field. 

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