The Ultimate Guide to Starting an Online Store


Learn how to start an online store

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I am extremely excited to be doing this post. If you have not been following, for the past month and a half we have been releasing a series of posts on How to Start an Online Store.

Today, as the cherry on top, I have compiled them as the Ultimate Guide – a roundup of all! In case you are new to the blog, in this series I discuss how you can start an online store by using a method called Print on Demand + Dropshipping.

You can learn more about that below in our first post: How to Start an Online Store. In this series we are also focusing on a company in particular who does this and they are Printful.

This guide will walk you through who they are, what they can do for you and how to effectively use their services.

If you want to start a successful online store, I always recommend getting started with Shopify! You can get a FREE 14-Day trial here or read more about it in my posts below!

The following links are from the How To Start an Online Store series:

Page Contents

How to Start an Online Store on a Small Budget

In this post, we discuss the 4 steps you need to take to launch an online store at the BEST price for you!

You will learn:

  • E-commerce Platforms
  • Branding
  • Creating Graphics
  • Print on Demand + Drop Shipping

Branding Basics

Branding Basics goes over the brand of your company.

You will learn:

  • Name
  • Domain
  • Legal stuff
  • Niche
  • Products for your store

Canva Basics: The Set Up Guide

This video guide will show you how to set up Canva so you can make graphics for FREE.

You will learn:

  • Account Set up
  • Canva Features
  • How to make a Logo

Creating the Perfect Product Graphics

If you plan on using Printful, it’s important to note that they have very specific guidelines for uploading a graphic. This post will explain them all!

You will learn:

  • File size
  • Correct Templates
  • Formatting
  • Free resources for creating graphics

Setting up your Online Store

You will learn:

  • Connecting Printful to Etsy
  • Connecting Printful to Shopify
  • Connecting Printful to TicTail
  • Adding products to your site

As an added bonus, I made you guys a 4 Week Business Plan to get you started with your online store. This plan gives you the steps, goals and resources to actually put all this information to use.

If you would like to get the 4 Week Business Plan so you can follow along you can get that here 🙂

Start YOUR Online Store!

Obviously from the title you can see that this is a 4 week plan but it’s important to keep in mind that you can go at your own pace. I feel like it’s easier to stay on track when I am scheduled and know exactly what I should be doing. With the 4 Week Business Plan, you can stay on track and by the end of it be a business owner. Not to mention that business plans are very important and will ultimately make you profitable. It is your roadmap to success.

In order to get the full effect of this plan, I encourage you to read through the blog posts. For your convenience, I added all the necessary links in the plan.

Learn all the essentials to starting your online business with the Ultimate Guide to starting an online store. A five post blog series ranging from branding your business to setting up your online store (or boutique).

Additional Resources:

  • 3 Big Misconceptions about Starting an Online Business