Shopify is by far my favorite e-commerce platform and CMS or Content Management System. With Shopify, you can sell stuff online, build emails, create pages, and even create blogs! Yes, Shopify is an amazing blogging platform!
Right away I’ll tell you that if you’re ballin’ on a budget, Shopify is going to be the most expensive platform that I talk about in this course. The cheapest plan goes for $29 a month. If you’re starting from scratch and don’t have the funds to pay that monthly premium, I totally understand! I promise you two other budget-friendly options later on in this course.
That being said, Shopify will take care of all of the tech aspects that go into building a website. Somebody has already figured out how to make your website look pretty, how to make it run fast, and how to include fancy apps for you. All you have to do is put in your desired images, drag and drop some displays, choose a few apps and you’re done.
Creating a Shopify Store
To begin, start by clicking here to sign up with Shopify. This link will provide you with a 14-day free trial just by entering your email and a few things about yourself and your business. You will then be led to a page that looks like this:
I love Shopify because it is so simple. As you can see, everything is laid out neatly on the left-hand side of the screen. If you’re selling products via dropshipping or e-commerce, the Orders and Products tabs will lay out your transactions, inventory, product photos, etc.
To add a product click New Product. Enter the name of your item, write a short description, and enter photos. Lastly, enter your price and shipping choice. For the sake of this post, I created an example that can be found below: