TAS 614: 10 Steps to Building YOUR Future Proof Business for 2019 and Beyond

Is your ecommerce business set up for long-term success or are you just one Amazon policy change away from collapse? That might sound dramatic, but the truth is, it happens to sellers like you all the time! If you are the New Years resolution setting type person then consider making 2019 the year that you future-proof your business! On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear from Scott as he runs through his ten-step process for future proofing your business. Make sure to have pen and paper ready for this episode; you are going to need it!

Where are you focused?

It’s gut check time and what a perfect point to do it, just as 2018 comes to a close. As you look ahead, what are you focused on for the coming year? Do you plan on making small changes or are you going for big ones? As Scott looks back on the progress he has made with TAS and his new brand, he’s convinced now, more than ever that the key to success in business is showing up. Are you committed to your business? Will you work toward it even if you run into roadblocks and challenges? If you are in it for the long haul, stick around, Scott has some valuable tips and insights for leaders like you!

Get to know your market.

The primary reason that many ecommerce brands fail is a lack of proper knowledge about their market. Too often a well-intentioned seller chooses a market and rushes in full steam ahead without conducting thorough market research. Don’t let that happen to you! Put in the time you need to know what your market needs and how to deliver it in a way that excites and engages your audience. If you find yourself struggling to come up with a strategy for researching your market, you’ve come to the right place! Listen to this episode as Scott provides several ways that sellers like you can get started, you don’t want to miss it!

Create a home base for your brand.

As your ecommerce business builds momentum, what is your vision for your brand? Do you expect to build it completely dependent on Amazon or do you dream of taking your brand away from Amazon once it reaches a certain point of profitability? According to Scott, it is not too early to start building your home base, a central location for your brand. Don’t assume that you have to have a fully fleshed out home base in mind; you can start small. For some helpful ideas on what this looks like, make sure to listen to this episode of The Amazing Seller!

Build your email list!

If you’ve been around the TAS community for very long, you know that Scott is passionate about getting ecommerce sellers like you to build an email list. How is that going for you? Have you started building your list yet? An email list is one of the best assets that a seller can have in his rapidly changing ecommerce marketplace. If you own your list, you can weather any storm that might come your way. Future-proof your business by investing your time and energy into building a solid email list. Discover more about this important topic by listening to this episode of The Amazing Seller!

OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE OF THE AMAZING SELLER

  • [0:35] Scott’s introduction to this episode of the podcast!
  • [3:15] The key in any business is showing up.
  • [5:00] Make sure to check out Brand Accelerator Live!
  • [8:00] You need to build assets for your business.
  • [10:00] Niche down and know your market!
  • [12:30] Conduct your product research.
  • [16:00] Content research. What is your niche market consuming right now?
  • [19:30] Build your brand’s home base.
  • [21:30] Establish a social media presence.
  • [24:45] Chose three to five products to potentially source.
  • [26:40] Build your email list.
  • [30:00] Publish content on a regular basis.
  • [31:20] Expand your brand using each step covered.
  • [34:00] Closing thoughts from Scott.

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TAS 614: 10 Steps to Building YOUR Future Proof Business for 2019 and Beyond

[INTRODUCTION]

[00:00:03] Scott: Well hey, hey what’s up everyone! Welcome back to another episode of The Amazing Seller Podcast. This is episode number 614 and today we're going to go through ten steps to…

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