How Much Does It Cost To Start An E-Commerce Store?
If you’re new to the world of online business and in particular, online shops, you might be wondering how much does it cost to start an e-commerce store? Hello from the land of earthquake-ville. Land that seems to be quite unstable lately. First off, thanks for the social media loves, dms, and emails checking on us here in Puerto Rico. All is good where we live. We have power, water, and our home's foundation is standing firm.
Nothing like a good rumble from mother nature to help start preparing for the next adventure. Jared and Makayla are prepping like the zombie apocalypse is around the corner.
AND how grateful I am for those entrepreneurs who decided to sell us products to help us prepare for whatever is in our path!
This gratitude leads me into encouraging you to get your shop up and running so you can serve others too!!!
The world needs YOU to sell them something to improve their life!
Now, I understand it may not be a product to save lives during an earthquake. What if it's a product that saves a mom’s sanity because she forgot to buy a present for her kids' friend's birthday party that starts in 2 minutes!?!
YOU could have been the one that she’s praising now because you sold her a birthday product to stock up on for just this situation?
It may be some clothes that you just put up in your store that makes a new mom feel refreshed because she hasn’t been able to sleep in a week because her baby has been sick. YOU had just the thing that made her feel alive, and you’ve now become the rock star in her life.
Setting up a shop is all about serving, and when you do that, YOU GET REWARDED in the form of money. Pretty cool how that works, right?
Now, is the moment a thought may creep into that little brain of yours…thinking it’s HARD and EXPENSIVE.
AND IT JUST MAY leave your brain shaking….Don’t make me send Jared and Makayla in on your thoughts adorned in zombie gear;).
You’ve probably heard that it’s super easy and cheap to start an online shop, but how much does it really cost to start an e-commerce store?
Before we get into that, let me back up and tell you why we are even talking about this today. Recently, I got a message from one of my students about her – not so great – experience of setting up and running her first booth at a local event.
When she sent me this message I think her jaw probably hit the floor when she read my response. As I read the message I thought back to all my experiences getting started and the challenges I had to overcome. Although it wasn’t my frame of mind at the time, I’m so dang happy I experienced those obstacles. My reply of “this is awesome” was met with the sound of crickets from her side.
I went on to tell her that things like this are what help us move faster in our businesses. As you learn what works and what doesn’t you can pivot and adjust but if you never experience those things you can never adjust.
That’s why starting an online business and starting small can be such an amazing learning experience. Imagine if you had to go to college to learn what she learned in that one day. She could probably make a long list of business principles that she got first-hand knowledge on in just one day without all the debt that comes with getting a business degree from college.
So, that leads me back to my question – is it actually easy and how much does it really cost to start and e-commerce store?
First things first – is it easy to start an online store? Honestly, I try never to use the word “easy” in business-building and if I do, let me know. Building something that you are proud of takes time and effort, especially in the beginning.
Starting an online business follows the easy-hard rule.
You’re probably thinking to yourself, “what the heck is that, Alison?”
I like to break it down like this… If it is easy now, it's going to be hard in the future. And if it's hard now, it's going to be easy in the future.
So, although you might be pulling your hair out now trying to figure out your online store, it will get easier – trust me.
Now that you know it might not be “easy” right out of the gate, let’s discuss the cost to start an e-commerce store. There seem to be two different perceptions of what it takes to really get your first online store launched. One camp thinks it’s going to be basically free and the other camp thinks they’re going to have to sell their home to cover the costs.
Spoiler alert: You aren’t going to have to sell your house but it’s also not free to get started.
So what are those costs?
First, let’s define the scope. If you're going to launch a competitor to Amazon, the world’s largest eCommerce marketplace, it's going to cost you a lot, right? But if you’re a stay-at-home mom that just wants to get her online store launched, then you can get started with not much more than dryer change.
Let's explore the cost to start an e-commerce store:
#1 You need your business license
This isn’t just an online business expense, this is an everybody in business expense. So, please don’t skip this one. Do some research and determine what’s best for you. We have always done LLC’s but you’ll need to determine that is going to work best for you.
#2 You need something to sell!
Look at things you already have laying around the house. Remember my story of how I turned some blocks of wood into $9,000? Yea, that really happened. Now, you don’t want to be selling blocks of wood forever but it will allow you to make some money to fund your next step.
#3 Invest your money into a SMALL amount of inventory
You need to do some testing on what products will work and what products won’t work. Because of this, you need to start small. Don’t buy a ton of inventory in the beginning.
#4 You need a place to sell!
It’s time to get your online “booth” set up so that you can collect money 24/7, not just on weekends at your local event. I personally use Shopify and this is the eCommerce platform that I recommend. You don’t need a custom site or anything like that – trust me.
#5 Let’s ship some stuff out!
So, you’ve got your online store setup, now it’s time to pack some stuff up and ship it out. That packaging isn’t free though, you’ll need to purchase it. You can order these on Amazon with 2-day shipping for as little as $10-20.
#6 Getting custom branded packaging
You probably want nice and pretty branded packaging and this can get expensive if you tried to go all-out in the beginning. When I first started I was hand-stamping tags. Yea, for each sale I made. Now, there are amazing options like VistaPrint that will make your life easy. Wait until they are running a special on business cards and you can get custom cards printed for your business that has all your information on the front and a coupon code on the back to incentivize your customer to come back and purchase again. Note: If you are doing this on a site like Amazon, make sure you follow their rules because they frown upon doing this.
#7 Labels, labels, and more labels
Without a shipping label, your amazing product will never make it’s way to that new customer. In the beginning, you could do this at a very low cost by handwriting your address labels or you could opt-in for a more expensive option, which is the traditional home printer. Once you get some volume though, you’ll want to upgrade to a thermal printer.
Those are the main expenses you’ll incur getting your store launched and selling product.
If you’re reading this and dreading the thought of shipping the products on your own, then you should check out episode 9 Is shipping stopping you?, where I go into detail on how you can get someone to do all this for you.
So to summarize, you can go into debt, spending thousands of dollars in inventory, having custom-built e-commerce websites, hire a team to handle all your customer service and all your shipping and all that stuff but you don’t have to.
If you are short on cash, you still get started, you’ll just have to spend more of your own time but there isn’t anything preventing you from getting started. You either have time or money.
If you want to know how you can grow your own profitable online store, just like my girls did, then head over to 0-100k.com
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Alison’s podcast and information have been an answer to what I’ve been searching for, for years. I love her information and I love how honest it is, and that she shares everything, even her best secrets! Thank you Alison for sharing everything you know with us and cheering on our success. Thank you for helping us know that there is enough for everyone and that we are only in competition with ourselves and that we can get out there and change lives!
- The information in Alisons Podcasts is Gold!by kkaylist from United States
The information is always so well presented and applicable to our e-commerce journey. Thank you for such great and timely information.
- Inspiring and informativeby Chowbaby9 from United States
Alison has the best personality and talks as if she is your best friend! Her story and the stories of her guests are inspiring and they share so much information!
- My Inspiration!by BKMT's Airy Extras from United States
I enjoy listening to Alison’s podcasts and her guests, the success stories inspire me to continue to work on my business! I listen to the podcasts when I’m cooking, cleaning or in my vehicle! I enjoy all the free information that’s being given so I can apply the information to my business! Thank you Alison!
- I love that it motivates me.by Asipesionau from United States
I have been listening to Alison’s podcast for a couple of weeks now and every time I get in my car, I automatically want to listen to her podcast. I feel alive and well and ready to tackle my business. I love it. I’m almost done listening to them and will probably listen to them a second time.
- Empoweringby Twistedearth from United States
Alison J Prince has a wonderful ability to make you feel empowered in running your own business and in yourself. She has taken years of ups and downs in her own journey and is sharing it all with us. I love the human touch factor of her podcasts, she lets you know she makes mistakes and that’s part of growing. The amount of care and attention is above and beyond any professional I’ve ever seen.
- Always a Dose of Motivationby Joy1273 from United States
Love Alison’s podcasts. She is always so upbeat and genuine. She has wonderful guests. Her Podcast today with Brian was full of helpful information, as usual. I have pages of notes and have even listened to parts of it a second time to write down anything I missed. Keep up the great work. I appreciate all you do for us, and hope to hear from Brian again.
- Make it Happenby JZygmond from United States
Love this podcast! My teen daughter and I find so much value as we are building our “because I can” life/business! Inspiring and filled with actionable information.
- Fab!by vbl<3 from United States
Inspirational, motivational and full of good info! I’m new to podcasts, but wow...what a fabulous cast! I’m a fan and will be continuing to listen!
- So inspirational and uplifting!by Jmommma from United States
With everything that is going on in our world right now, I love listening to “Because I can” podcast!! Alison has a way to make you feel so inspired and uplifted!! I am doing her 5 day sprint right now and I am loving it!! It’s moving me to rise above my insecurities and put myself out here and really allow myself the opportunity to change my life and my families life!!
- The best podcast!by jsouth713 from United States
Alison is amazing! She knows how to be successful and shares so many useful tools so others can be successful too. The people she interviews and shares stories of on her podcast are of regular people that have conquered their fears and found success by implementing what she teaches. The best part...she’s real and cares about the people she’s teaching! Thanks Alison!!
- Removes the Fearby Quiltgarden from United States
I just started listening to one each day as a tool to remove my fear of beginning. Best part of the day for me!
- Educational and inspirationalby Ashley N. Hunter from United States
This is the best podcast I’ve listened to. I’ve listened to a few other business podcasts, but for me, Alison just makes things click. I love hearing all of the inspirational stories of her 0-100k as well as other entrepreneurs who come on as guests. I also have learned to listen to every episode, even if I don’t think it’s relevant to me and my business journey at this time, because there’s literally gold in every episode! This podcast has inspired me to join Alisons 5 day sprint and pursue e-commerce for myself, my family and to serve others! This podcast has fueled a FIRE that cannot be put out. Let’s just put it this way, there is no going back now. I want my future self to thank the me right now and change my family’s legacy. I feel like I FINALLY found my calling all thanks to Alison and this podcast! So thank you Alison for being so giving and creating this podcast to inspire lost people like me. ❤️
- Alison and her guests are gems!!by kellierocks30s from United States
I love listening to this podcast! I always need to listen multiple times so that I can go back and take notes! Listening to the interview with Jill Staton created a fury in my brain of ideas and positivity that I can do this! Thanks for teaching those of us wanting to learn!
- I love them all!by Nicole_M1979123 from United States
I learn something new every single time I listen to one of Allison’s podcasts. You are so genuine in your quest to help other people learn and help them to grow! Thank you!
- Can’t stop myself!by perfectlyimperfectparenting from United States
I am going back on this podcast to listen to every single episode. It is that captivating, encouraging and exiting to learn all the different ways you can improve your business ventures/ yourself to find success. Time flies while listening and I always find myself running for a pen and paper to write down ideas and or quotes during these pod casts. Enjoy them, love them and learn from them:)
- The 3 steps to make your first $100Kby MamaBearish from United States
Real steps with real advice to make $$$REAL MONEY$$$ Alison always delivers A+ information!!! I never miss an episode!!!
- Mind blowingby Coach Melodie from United States
I just found Allison recently and I am so inspired and impressed by everything that she shares. I know that I can create a e-commerce business by following what she teaches. The information is invaluable! Why try to figure out everything on your own if you can follow somebody else who is already done it. If you’re looking to create an e-commerce business, Allison is your gal!
- Can’t stop listening!by Wingmade from United States
Alison, I love your practical advice and I especially enjoy the stories told by your guests! Way to go! Thanks for being real, you’re right that that is what people want. I wondered if in an upcoming podcast you could interview a successful artist who enrolled in your program. I am an artist and designer and hope to sell my own designs and products. I probably won’t follow the model of buying anything from China. I am close to joining your 0-100k program because of all the practical advice you’ve given that has already helped, I just want to make sure it works for artists as well. I think there will be huge value in joining your Facebook group and in reaching out to influencers. My Instagram handle is @wingmadeshop and my website is wingmade.com Best, Elisabeth Wing
- Episode 61by H Robles from United States
I just listened to Ruth and her business journey and can relate to everything she has said. I too am the 3rd child and was always left out and felt forgotten. Thank you Alison for such great topics that aide in our entrepreneurial endeavors and growth.
- LOVE this podcast!!by libusewoods from United States
Alison and her guests are outstanding to listen to! There have been many episodes that have literally brought me tears of joy because their stories are so great and so inspiring! I just joined her 0-100K and am so extremely excited to get things rolling! Thank you Alison for all your words of encouragement.
- Because I can Lifeby Kristina Hall from United States
Alison draws you in with her energy and various tools that you might not have thought about before. Your mind and heart will feel alive and aligned. This is a podcast for entrepreneurs and I do believe it’s also for anyone who is interested in continuing growing and evolving as a human being!
- All of themby Cool mom of 3 boys from United States
Passionate, encouraging, positive❤️
- Great info!
Alison is passionate about helping others succeed. Great info!
- In her Circleby In Her Circle from United States
Alison, very much has an abundance mind set uncoupled with her gift of teaching is a WIN WIN for everyone she touches. Gifted beyond, grateful for her in my life!
- inspiringby rfamily123 from Canada
I am trying so hard to get 1 business off the ground and she did it out of hte park iwht 4! So much wisomd and encouragement to share!
- Pure Gold!by MU1080 from United States
Alison is so inspiring and speaks truth into each listener. She also shares so many helpful tips about selling products online. You can't help but believe you are worthy and capable of great things after listening...because you are!
- Amazingby jen lynne win from United States
Alison is an amazing mentor and truly wants everyone to have all the tools to succeed. She over delivers constantly. So good!
- Inspiringby Susie Tibbitts from United States
Alison’s excitement and love for business is contagious. She makes you feel like the impossible is possible if you work hard and show up everyday. She interviews experts in the field that have enlightened me on a variety of business practices. So grateful for Alison and her willingness to share!
- Love this show!by Jus.F from Australia
Allison is such a light - she makes living your best life look easy, then breaks it down for you step by step.
- Amazing and inspiringby #momof2boys from United States
I have followed Alison on social media for probably 5 years. This podcast has pushed me to do what I have always wanted to do. I jumped in, not knowing the how. She inspires me while keeping me excited to move forward. Completely authentic and genuine. ❤️❤️❤️
- Inspiringby kristina-09 from Canada
Love her story and her passion to help others
- In Her Circleby Amers20 from United States
Alison is such a motivator and willing to share her knowledge and resources, thank you!
- Love this girl!!by Klaxman from United States
Alison will make you feel like her best friend. She is giving and caring an happy and energetic and joyful and will help you belive in yourself. If business or entrepreneurship is your gig, you should definitely jump in this boat. On top of all that she really knows her stuff. I can't thank you enough Alison for changing my life. Hugs!
- The Real Dealby tburgesss from United States
Alison is so genuine and helpful. If want to learn about the e-commerce world from the best she is your gal.
- So Upliftingby CdKunz from United States
This is one of my favorite podcasts! Useful information for eCommerce while providing uplifting, inspirational information for your personal life as well!
- Genuineby Tricia Rodriguez from United States
Alison truly wants you to be successful. If you want a way to take your eCommerce business to the next level.. she will do everything she can to help you get there. You can’t lose with Alison!!
- 5 Stars!!by Allie Malone from United States
This podcast is so good! Shows that any woman can build a business and be successful, just because 🙂
- Pure Gold!by Deb A Bee C from United States
Alison is such an amazing motivator and teacher!!! Love this podcast and her work!!!
- Alison is the real dealby woooVegas from United States
I can’t say enough about this podcast! It’s the one I look forward to the most. I learn something new every time I listen. She has such great topics for entrepreneurship! I’ve learned so much from Alison!
- Alison is INCREDIBLE!by lisa9876543 from United States
Love listening to Alison share her business wisdom. She’s ridiculously creative, funny, and sheds so much wisdom. She’s different from a lot of the other business gurus I follow, which I love!
- SO SO GOOD!by Luna Bakeshop from United States
I love Alison and her podcast is so informative and interesting. She’s so authentic and relatable. I learn so many fun tips in every episode I’ve listened to. So excited to hear more and more!
- So inspirationalby Maya Fountain from Israel
Alison's story is just so inspirational, she's so sweet and down to earth, and makes you truly believe you can achieve anything.
- Amazing!by GamaMade from United States
This girl right here is an inspiration to so many! I love hearing Alison’s take on life and business!
- Inspiringby LJW Mama from United States
New listener here! Inspired and excited for more!
- So inspiring!by Ddgarland28 from United States
I love her story and inspires me with my own business!
- Such a gemby CincyBusyMom from United States
Allison is a gem. She’s an encourager. She lifts up other women and keeps you moving forward.
- Wow!by LSBroussard from United States
I cannot express my gratitude to Allison!!! It’s off the chart! This lady has changed my life....0-100k is such a great and easy to follow system.... I can finally see that my dream of owning a business WILL become my reality ... this podcast continues to fuel my desire to move forward!!! Ty Allison, I don’t know why I waited so long ☺️
- Impressive!by RebekahT from United States
It was so amazing how Alison has created such an amazing business, listening to God’s direction, and going for it! It has inspired me to keep persevering through hurdles, because I know it can be done!
- Great for entrepreneur moms!by Honeyed7 from United States
She is so fantastic and really cares for everyone. She can take your e-commerce to the next level with encouragement and positivity.
- Applicable tips for success!by Ali SNH from United States
Alison is so inspiring! I love how the tips she’s giving can easily be applied. She has examples after examples of ways to be successful. Just soaking it alllll up!
- All the yes!by dahsfgjsfgrevsdcv from United States
- Giverby NoelleGraham from United States
Alison is such a giver! She pours all her love, passion and kindness into everything she does. She is such an inspiration and I’ve learned so many things from her. I’m forever thankful for her serving us endlessly!
- So inspiringby lydiamboudreau from Canada
I can’t get over this woman! How awesome is it that she build this empire and now helps others? So inspiring!!!
- Full Hearted
Alison gives you all she’s got and then she sprinkles it with magical fairy dust and sparkles! She is worth every second you’ve got. She is the real deal - listen to her drop all the knowledge and then more. Absolutely a lifelong fan.
- It’s all about being resourcefulby D4DVine from United States
You Can choose what you want to do and see that be successful Tune in D for The DViner Donna Goldman
- Influence for good and mind for businessby Meows15 from United States
She will fill you with wisdom, inspiration, and motivation.
- Simple and Efficient!by Ezgi Platin from Turkey
I LOVE Alison’s vibe! Give yourself permission and do things - just because you can! Why not : )
- Love, love, love this podcast!by ashleysmith_vt from United States
I have learned so much from Alison’s podcast. I keep going back to it for inspiration and advice. Definitely a great person to learn from!
- A must listen!by AWehking from United States
Alison is so great at inspiring you to take charge, and at the same time teach you the ins and outs of e-commerce. Even if you’re not in e-commerce, there are nuggets of wisdom that can be applied to your life or any other business.
- What An Amazing Person!!by Sillygoose1121 from United States
To hear Alison’s story has touched so many parts of my own. I am sooo grateful God has brought her into my life. Thank you Alison and her whole family. Their energy and power empowers me to know I Can Be the Next Millionaire!! Thank you.
- Maureen D’Aloiaby gratitude momma from United States
I am so inspired by Alison and her journey to e-commerce success! Her excitement, positivity and generosity for your success is amazing!! You need to take the time to listen to her!!
- Inspiring, loving, it’s so GOOD!by Sanstr from United States
I’m new to Allison’s podcast, and loving it. It’s information provided with a hug. Lots of great content and very inspirational ❤️!
- Because I can lifeby kristiea808 from United States
Alison is the most genuine, compassionate, and caring person! She is truly here to serve you!
- So much good stuff!!by kristyreo from United States
So many golden nuggets in every one of these!! Ready to listen the the next one!
- Motivatingby restfu from United States
I love absolutely love Alison. She is so inspiring. She keeps it real. I feel she really wants everyone to succeed and believes in everyone. Her energy is the best.
- Learning SO much!by PeeJ67 from United States
I am learning so much from Alison’s podcasts and her Because I Can training! Taking this brain filled with medical administrative vocabulary and teaching the whole new language of eCommerce has been exciting and powerful! If you are wondering if you should, YES to Alison, yes you should! And if you are wondering why? BECAUSE YOU CAN, too!!! Thank you Alison! ❤️
- Greatest Podcast Everby Amy Hunt from United States
I have been listening to and following Alison for years. She is such an inspiration and I’ve learned so much from her throughout the years. She truly cares about you being successful and is so helpful in teaching you how to succeed. Every episode is GOLD!
- The bestby @1pamelachester from United States
I love love love your podcast. Tell it like it is.
- Amazing!by wtwingduv from United States
I love listening to Alison! She is inspiring and a total rockstar! I love being apart of your Because I can Clan! I am only in the beginning stages of my business but I am confident that having Alison as a mentor I have a better chance of succeeding!
- Her words stick with you!by Rebecca L2L from United States
Alison has such a giving soul! If you have an e-commerce business or are just starting out, she will inspire you to keep pushing forward. A natural teacher, giver, uplifter! I can hear her words in my head daily. They help to navigate me through those unchartered waters. So glad I found Alison and this podcast!!
- Highly motivating!by Maura Quinn from United States
Listening to the podcast has opened my eyes to so many new opportunities! Success is right around the corner, you just have to look for it in a new way! Thank you, Allison!
- Absolutely Amazing!by frustrated11111111222 from United States
Alison is the best mentor anyone could ask for. I love her down to earth, hold you to the fire approach ❤️
- Hit tips!by @consistently_keto from Australia
How to find time in your life for business!! Gold! Thank you so much!
- Positive energyby melaniedawnosu from United States
What great energy and knowing you can make a change while raising kids and working a FT job!
- Cathy brought me here!by Lokinthecity from United States
I’m here to say I love women like this who are sharing their powerful messages for women to level up.
- Because I Can!!by Jcbsen from United States
Love me some Alison Prince! She is so genuine and truly wants to give you all the tools you need to live an abundant life! She is such an inspiration and am so thankful God placed her in my life!
- So much yes!by Mama Silly Putty from United States
Allison's story is so inspiring and she is just so brilliant in the advice she offers. I love learning from here every chance I get.
- LOVE Alison J Prince!by Jodee M from United States
I have been blessed to be a part of Alison’s 0-100k program for over 2 years and it has truly blessed my life. It is so wonderful to have this little extra from her to inspire and keep me moving forward in my goals!
- Because I canby nexttx from United States
After years of researching e-commerce I finally found Alison. She lays the foundation in easy steps and truly wants everyone to successes. I love her podcast!!!
- Love this stuffby Just.Deb from United States
Sell the stuff, listen to the podcast... because you can!!
- The Real Dealby larbons from United States
Alison is a pro teacher! She freely shares her business expertise and truly loves when you succeed!
- Absolutely amazing !!!by Easterlove from United States
Alison is so inspirational , she helps you find your why and Your Because I Can life ! She has a way with a topic and breaks it down into actionable steps . I absolutely love listening to Alison , she is amazing !
- Amazingby Sass Rae from United States
Thank you for your happy spirit and real truths! So grateful I found your program!
- Very Enpoweringby ginamarie121 from United States
Allison gives such great advice, I am loving her podcast!!
- Inspiring, Positive, and Wholesomeby BrittanyB 7264688 from United States
Alison is such a joy to listen to and I love how she gives back to her community. Great stuff!!! ❤️❤️
- You have to listen to this podcastby Marie. W from United States
I love listening to Alison, she is so inspiring and motivating! I can't get enough of these podcasts, and the guest she has on and interviews are just as motivating. This podcast inspires me to follow my dreams and gives me the ”I know I can” attitude. I listen to this to this podcast doing housework; exercising and driving. I recommend this podcast
- Alison is amazing!by Lisa R. S. from United States
Such a wealth of inspiration! Love Alison’s humble yet effective approach to a successful life!
- Thank youby Tina's Couture, LLC from United States
Thank you for teaching newbies like me
- love herby ceo ada from United States
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a wonderful wonderful inspirational lady! I feel the personal connection through the computer everytime. Highly recommended for any business women!!!!!!!
- #51 what if it took 101 times?by AJP fan from United States
Love Because I Can sooo much! Packed with info, encouragement and inspiration.
- Because she canby Willow 23 from United States
I love listening to Alison and her real life stories and guidance on how to get from point A to point B. Amazing and I am moving my business to the next level. Because I can. Thank you!
- Love this!by gagirlcd13 from United States
I can’t wait to start learning from you. You are all about empowerment and helping me to learn to pivot my life. You are a trailblazer!
- So much inspiration!by Trimjo from United States
Alison provides so much quality content and I love listening to her. This is her passion. To help us on our journey to success. She is the best mentor I have ever had.
- Simply Amazing!by honey+ray from United States
I have learned so much from Alison. She is an incredible person who really enjoys teaching others how to become successful. I am always able to take something from each podcast and use it to improve my life.
- A GREAT motivator!!!!by PeeDeeDee from United States
Alison has a very personable way to teach you how to approach e-commerce. She is straightforward, no sugar coating and honest sharing her life experiences and mistakes so we don’t make the same. She is a wealth of knowledge and I’m very thankful I came across her path.
- Love Alison’s Podcastsby butterfly treasures1 from United States
Alison is so inspirational and I’ve learned so much from her on starting my own e-commerce business. Her podcasts are worth listening too and also being a part of her program.
- Yes you canby JDelaney123 from United States
I have been following Allison for a while now and I never come away without a nugget I can add to my business, and I am not in eCom… she is great with so many things that add value to my day
- What an amazing human being!!by Megs La34 from United States
If you are trying to start or grow a business and not listening to these podcasts you are truly missing out! Each one gives so much information and insight. Wow!!! Thank you Alison for being so inspiring and giving of your time and knowledge!!
- Loving it!by ChoicesCreativity from United States
Great content Alison! Thank you!
- Breath of fresh airby Rcb314 from United States
I love Alison. She is always teaching how we can live a different life by starting our own business. She helps with questions and ideas of how to be successful. A must program and podcast.
- Always upliftingby Tmenker from United States
Lifts you up when you are low. You (I) can do it!
- Uplifting!by VanessaPKL from United States
I love the inspiring content!
- Top questions answeredby suskthomas from United States
This is so amazing because it convinced me that we are in charge of our own money matters and the stock market is not in our control and we have it all in our own hands to make our money dreams happen!
- Years best podcastby 4691JEM from United States
I love, love, love Alison’s podcasts. Learn so much in a short amount of time. Highest number of saved episodes in my podcast library! Looking forward to another awesome year of your podcasts!
- Amazing!by hollymr from United States
I can’t even express how happy I am to have found this podcast. Much needed in my life!
- I can see why....by Swankified Treasures from United States
I can see why she is so successful. She’s so kind, smart and generous!
- Love this podcast!by Rael96 from United States
Alison’s story is so amazing and her determination to step into what’s possible will inspire you on your own journey! So many practical tips for those of us carving our way toward our BIG dreams.
- Inspiring!!!by Brendali61 from United States
I’ve learned So Much from Alison!!! Life changing in this entrepreneurial journey... you are the best!
- Amazing!by Christy Shipley from United States
Great stuff, very inspiring! Alison is the real deal.
- Listen. Now.by Dewy124020 from United States
I just discovered this podcast and wow. So inspiring and I love how she peels away many myths of money and being an entrepreneur. This is powerful and can’t wait to listen to all of the episodes
- Great Inspiration!by kymberj from United States
Alison is such a great inspiration. And, her episodes are filled with information to help entrepreneurs, regardless of the exact business they are in.
- Loveby StephRibs from United States
Really enjoy listening to Alison!
- Finally found what I’ve been looking for!by The Calvery from United States
This podcast has given me the courage to finally ‘go for it’ in e-commerce. Heaven sent!!!
- Lightningby buddhagirl14 from United States
I felt struck by lightning after listening. So inspiring!
- Life Changingby Cherry Cheshire from United States
Alison has completely inspired me and changed my life!
- Alison is awesome!by Kslave from United States
Alison is an inspiration! Listening to her is great, she has amazing energy. And so much awesome content! I listen to one of these and I have new ideas for days!
- Love it!by Joiweb from United States
I’ve learned so much from Allison truly inspiring!
- Alison is a winner!by Sgj663 from United States
As a member of her 0-100k program I can honestly say, I have learned so very much thanks to Alison. I think she is in my head because she addresses all those thoughts of self doubt. I’m enjoying every minute of her Podcasts.
- Amazing!by ccyearout from United States
So inspired by Alison’s story and her passion for not living a mediocre life. So much knowledge to share!!
- Confessions from an Alison Addict!by Two Sisters Rock from United States
Simply can’t get enough of Alison and her podcasts. No matter what Alison is doing she consistently over delivers!!! Thank you !!!
- Motivating and Inspirationalby SawchukFamily from Canada
I love Alison and her podcasts keep me motivated and teach me so much!
- Opened mind!by MuãboutiquebyVi from United States
Love to listen and learn so much! I’ve been following her for a month and my mind change! It is great !
- So much learningby mindful in Atl from United States
There is so much useful information provided here!! Love Allison J. Prince!
- Inspiring and Realby smarci from United States
I always love to hear what Allison has to say. She is so genuine, funny, and giving. I’m grateful that she created this podcast.
- Genuinely inspiring!by Michelle D/ Coach from United States
This podcast has actionable insights, great content and mindset tricks to help entrepreneurs with wanting to open an online store (and more!). Take a listen!
- Mariam Berzonby maayan 31 years old from Israel
Alison is such a beautiful soul! She is so inspiring and relatable. She helps others see that they too can realize their strengths and push forward to achieve their dreams. I highly recommend her podcast!!
- If you’re starting any type of business- listen to this!by Katrin Skeele from United States
For every purposeful entrepreneur. So much knowledge in there!
- Worth listening to every timeby Toby Pollack from United States
Pick this one. And listen every week.
- Life changing!by Soapgal001 from United States
I accidentally stumbled across Alison & can honestly say she was absolutely divinely sent my way! Her podcasts are amazing, her story is amazing, and I couldn’t be more grateful to have found her!
- Learning so much!by Dash123445 from United States
Alison’s energy and advice has sparked something new inside of me!! Love being on this incredible journey with her! ❤️❤️❤️
- I Definitely Can!by badtothebowl from United States
Thanks for giving me the nudge to know I can!
- WOWby J.M. Chavez from United States
Always over delivering as usual!!
- Bury Satan!by Starz1000 from United States
Alison is real and transparent and easily relatable. She inspires, and serves others by sharing her guest’s knowledge and helping them shine while imparting golden nuggets to use in daily life and business on this podcast. While she shares the “ Because I Can and kick Satan in the teeth” I’ve been inspired to bury him for good! Grow you knowledge and don’t miss out on this podcast.
- Inspiringby Rvhkydevh from United States
Alison’s an inspiring mom and entreprenuer who has changed my life and given me the confidence to start my own business and to someday teach my children how to start their owns! My kids will have more options because of what I have learned from Alison! She explaines how she goes from selling trash to making millions in cash and gives you the insight on how you could potentially do it too! I am so glad I found Alison and her podcast and program! # becauseICan!
- So motivatingby treat.yourself.first from Canada
Alison is a force! So powerful and inspirational!! Yes I can!!
- Amazing Podcast!by fearlessyaya from United States
Alison’s has inspired me to empower women and girls to reach for their creative dreams. I highly recommend that she fill your light with her wisdom with this incredible podcast! Sandra Lucia Diaz | @fearlessyaya
- Inspiredby Lindsey Kaysinger from United States
Such an inspiring podcast for business owners
- Very Inspiringby Jacquan6 from United States
I absolutely love Alison. She is so uplifting and fun. I’m very new to the Because I Can Clan, but so excited.
- Gratefulby brown649 from United States
I am very grateful that I found this podcast. I absolutely love listening to Alison talk. She is full of wonderful knowledge, and she has a heart of gold!
- Amazing, inspirational and so funby PBZW4 from United States
I love listening to Alison. She inspires me and helps me get my negative thoughts out of my head to move forward with my business and life. I have joined her program and it has changed my life.
- Light bulb moments happen while listening to this!by Brittany Peiffer from United States
I cannot say enought about Alison and her podcast! Her content is truly useful and impactful! I have honestly had so many good ideas come to me while listening and it's because she provides the stuff you want to hear!
- Great Podcastby ettevya from United States
Beautiful woman who inspires and empowers anybody! Love listening to her, this podcast not only is about business, but it can also be applied to life experiences! In love with her!
- Brilliant!by mountainstarr from United States
Alison is incredible! Amazing content and truly wants people to succeed! Must listen for anyone wanting to start a business. Truly inspiring!
- Can’t stop listening.by Jinfolsom from United States
Love her style so much! Oodles of enlightening information. Transform your life right here with her amazing teaching.
- Love!by dancefanne from United States
I have been following Allison for years. She is so inspiring and so real. Love her willingness to share what she knows and loves about e-commerce the highs and the lows and all the in betweens. She is great.
- New information!by ddiede from United States
This is a great podcast of your looking to learn so much about your own business and e-commerce especially!
- Over deliversby shellmjsd from United States
Alison adds so much value to everything she puts out there. Honest and accessible.
- Superstarby Blt1537 from United States
I love listening to Alison. She is an amazing person and she could just be the light you need in your life right now.
- Alison is a ROCKSTAR!by swaimes from United States
I came across Alison’s podcast and coaching and I CANNOT GET ENOUGH! Seriously. She is so genuine and happy and REAL and I feel renewed and empowered every time I listen to her! She has a way of communicating an d expressing herself so beautifully. So inspiring.
- E-commerce Guruby LularoeJenniferbramblett from United States
If you’re thinking about starting an e-commerce! Allison is the go to with so many tips and tricks to get you started. Great podcast with lots of awesome information.
- Love it!by Sarita Hartz from United States
Alison is so sweet, funny and open about her life and she has amazing business tips. Love her and love her show! So encouraging!
- Super inspiring!by vava vazquez from United States
I love Alison’s podcast, I love her course and being in her community!
- Genuine, Informative and Inspirational!by m3lena from United States
Just can’t get enough!! So much information and has a way to sort it all out step by step no matter where you are at in your journey. Has a way of inspiring and motivating to keep going when obstacles appear. Love her and her generosity. Alison a great guiding light that I am so blessed to have found!
- Because we ALL canby Jenilegs from United States
I first heard Alison in Cathy Heller’s MTDT program and again on a mastermind call. I’m just so so so excited to dig into this podcast and all the inspiration reminding me (and you) that we can!
- In Her Circle Liveby jayandmav from United States
- Great Contentby Twila38 from United States
Alison has helped me see the way to become an entrepreneur. Her ideas and her willingness to share instead of keeping it all to herself is exactly what I was looking for. Her courses are amazing and step by step. I am so thankful that Aliso has come into my life.
- Amazing!!by Adama Nesil from United Kingdom
One of the best podcasts out there if you want to be and feel invincible and unstoppable. Thank you Alison for all that you do.
- Fantasticby Tulips and Rust from United States
Learning something new each week!! I binged through all of these and have learned something new every time!
- Motivation for the ages!by smalltownwords4u from United States
I love listening and learning from Alison. I come out of every podcast with a new list I can be doing to better my life and those around me.
- Such a gem!by Mmkellogg from United States
Alison is the real deal! She is genuine- fun and has so much amazing content to share with the world!
- Thank youby Katzies from United States
Love Alison energy and the great content on the podcast.
- Love Alisonby Pfeiferh from United States
If you are not being coached by this generous woman, get to her site now and join us! I am inspired all week long from her to keep going.
- Alison is my jam!by Amydpdx from United States
I needed a teacher to teach me the way! That’s what she’s done! Thank you! Amy D
- Love this podcast!by Mmalie from United States
I love Alison and all that she teaches! You can tell she truly wants people to succeed in the online business world. She gives such great information in her podcast - it’s definitely binge-worthy. I look forward to her podcasts every week!
- Exciting Contentby JanellePD from United States
I love listening to Alison’s content! It’s so helpful and inspiring. I always feel so excited and fired up after listening.
- I Can Do Thisby TrishCole from United States
Listening to this podcast encouraged me to go after my dreams. I’ve always wanted to start my own business. When I was a little girl I would pretend I owned a little shop. I continued dreaming about owning a business into adulthood but I allowed doubts to creep in. It costs too much to get started. How do I start? What do I sell? How do I find customers? I started listening to Alison’s podcast and discovered she had created a system I could plug into and learn a step-by-step process. I decided to stop dreaming and start doing. Now I’m in the process of starting my business. I know there will be ups and downs along the way but it is a normal part of the process!
- Because I Can!by TBR59 from United States
I stumbled upon Alison’s podcast about a month ago. I told myself that if I listened to every podcast and was still interested, I would sign up for the 0-100k class. Well, I binge listened to all 49 episodes; several I listened to twice. These podcasts are FULL of real information and inspiration! Guess it’s time to take the next step!
- The Day You Want to QUIT...by Diamondgirl35 from United States
Is the day you HAVE to start listening to this podcast! If you are starting a new business and feeling lost or just need some extra tips & advice. THIS IS IT!
- Love this inspirational program!by Rebe mori from United States
Alison is one of the few people that inspired to know that I CAN do thing by my own and with hard work and determination I CAN dream the life that I want. My sister (Lidia Y. ) talked to me so much about the program, curse and Alison and her team made a great impact in her life as entrepreneur. Now I want to take the same path and reach my potencial as entrepreneur as well and enjoy this new because I can adventure! 🙂
- Literal GOLDby macksey14 from United States
I cannot even stop listening to these podcasts! The information Alison has to share is life changing. The best part is that you can tell how passionate and excited she is to share her skills and talents! She is so motivating! I listen to this while I wait for my Walmart pickup, while I cook dinner, and when I walk around my neighborhood. LISTEN AND LEARN PEOPLE! Because we can!!
- LOVE this podcast!!by decoratinmama from United States
I absolutely LOVE listening to Alison!! She is so genuine and so encouraging I seriously get so much motivation every...single...episode! Whatever your entrepreneurial goals are definitely add these podcasts to your playlist and let Alison help inspire you too! ❤️❤️
- Love the podcast Alisonby felicia barber from United States
Alison has such a great podcasts. Listened to the one regarding 20k sales of one item. I love hearing these because she gives us practical steps. Thank you Alison.
- Actionable tips every episode!by LovelyLittleAcorns from Canada
I’ve listened to every one of Alison’s podcasts (and repeated quite a few). I love that they focus on starting and growing product-based e-commerce businesses without any smarmy gimmicks or get-rich-quick schemes. The interviews with entrepreneurs rocking it are so inspiring. Thanks for showing up and giving me something new to listen to while I fill orders each Tuesday!
- Thank you Bev and Alison!by help would be nice! from Canada
Absolutely incredible podcast. Thank you ladies for being real, clear and motivating. So empowering. A true testimonial to “Because I Can!”
- Scaryby irenesq from United States
Yup! Alison is scary...not in a bad way though. Its all in a good way. Why? Well, first of, I think Alison is not only an e-commerce expert but also has a psychic ability. I am only on the fifth episode of her podcast, and listening to it made me think like, “how does she know what I’m thinking?” All the fears and self doubts and negativity. She talks about life experiences that are relatable. Somehow whenever I listen to her, she connects with me like as if she was talking to me. I just love her and really blessed to have found her and be part of her clan. Thank you Alison!
- Inspiring & Amazingby DoohikeyDesigns from United States
Alison is the real deal! She’s real as she inspires you to reach your best life. She gives you glimpses into how she has made multi dollar million businesses. Alison was called to serve others to help others reach the dreams we have always wanted to achieve. She inspires to help us Rise Up to what God wants us to become! It just keeps getting better and better! Wow! Today’s episode in February is amazing! Literally I sell wholesale and know what it takes. But now I’m wanting to really create more retail sales and I have since being in your program! Loved the episode that you did of Puerto Rico and why you moved. I loved how you testified of how God works in our lives and if we trust him we can do anything. Thanks for being a light and a mentor to me. It just keeps getting better and better! Especially today about making offers! Sometimes we don’t always think of the little things it make offers daily to weekly. I know I can amp up my orders and I will be digging deep this week!
- Clear advice to give you confidenceby MintBillyCat from United Kingdom
I love this podcast so much-it is my favourite I’ve found among all the business podcasts. It’s targeted at women who are at home with kids or in a job dreaming of running their own business and making more money. Alison is really relatable, clear and supportive in her advice & delivery and there are tons of good nuggets here for any aspiring or active mumpreneur.
- Inspirationalby Greenwichound from United Kingdom
Some of things that Alison discusses in her podcast are really simple. But sometimes you need it laid out in these terms for it to just go in. And go in it does. Meaning you leave each episode full of confidence and aspiration with a check list of to do’s or things to try out. She shares information bombs that others in her position would never share (fear of giving away their secret sauce) and every step of the way you feel like she’s championing your specific journey. She is golden and this show should be in the library of everyone thinking or currently doing Ecommerce. Keep it up Alison! X
- Fantastic, just Fantasticby 2shopornot from United States
I just went back and caught up on all the podcasts and can I just say I should’ve done this a long time ago! The content is so clear, Alison brings in guests that are so willing to share. Truly an amazing listen. If you haven’t joined Alisons group I strongly recommend that you not wait any longer! Your future is waiting!
- Amazing Content for Entrepreneurs!by galithoc from United States
Alison is very knowledgeable and presents information in a very easy way for newbies. My entire family listens to her every week. She has motivated my two daughters into starting their own business, they are 14 and 11!!!!. Thanks for this podcast, its amazing.
- Very optimistic and useful!by AJM.44 from United States
I find these podcasts useful, filled with good tips backed by her experience. She’s also very optimistic and makes me feel like I can do it! Which is why I want to get started! Ok Alison, this question is for you - I want to start selling online in an effort to fund my college education! Obviously I don’t have a lot of time, and more than that, I don’t know where to start lol! Do I create a Shopify store? Do I start selling on someone else’s site (and whose?!)? Do I do a ClickFunnel thing?!
- Inspiring!by InspiredLifeCrafts from United States
So many helpful tips and positivity. Love listening!
- Great information!by Stellar92677 from United States
I’m learning so much and I love your optimism. thank you!
- Thank You Alison!by Savjack28 from United States
If you want to make real money and get out of the rat race of working for someone else, follow Alison J Prince. You will learn SO much!
- I’m obsessed!by Stormy Hinkle from United States
Alison is as smart as she is relatable. Every podcast episode is full of brilliant nuggets to help you along your entrepreneurial journey. With Alison on my team, I know I will find the courage to go for my big dreams!!
- Beca Millerby Beca Miller from United States
Alison is full of gold! I used to do all the work myself. The minute I took her advice and hired out, my sales started going up!
- Life changing!by Future CEO MR from United States
I bought your course last summer right in the middle of taking graduate courses to increase my salary lane as a teacher. No need to say that the increase in salary has not made any mayor changes. I always had the desire of doing an e-commerce business but did not know how to start. I still have not taken the time that I am supposed to dedicate to the course, however these podcasts had filled me with the courage I need to start doing it. Thank you Alison for your words of wisdom every Tuesday.
- Awesome Podcast!!!by Clarisse Gomez from United States
Alison, host of the Because I Can Life podcast, highlights all aspects of business, entrepreneurship and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
- Thank you!by gigisomar from United States
Allison, I really have so enjoyed your podcasts. Thank you for putting out all of this wonderful information.
- Inspirationalby Missladyamy from United States
Alison.. love having your podcast available to help me keep going. I can listen to it while I do my makeup in the morning and get ready. You inspire my day and give me hope. Thank you. I am already in e commerce but want to take a different route in this area and excited for the new ideas you provide. - Renee @beprosperity
- Wowby M.Murawska from United States
I have been Alison’s student for almost 2 years. I am still learning!!! This pot cast was a piece of information that I was missing! Let’s make $$$$ with influencers! Thank You Alison❤️
- Goldby Brandeerose from United States
I’ve been a Alison fan for over a year! She gives so much great content and she over delivers ‘all the time’! I’ve been following her system and am a happy customer. Her 100k system is THE bomb! I’ve tried so many other courses and she’s the real dill. Lol. Thank you so much Alison for all you do. You’re truly a blessing. Instagram handle @threadsofarmor ❤️
- Episode 15by -akoboe from United States
Loved this episode and how broken down and step by step the details were. Question for you: How do you decide on a business name and shop for an e-commerce store if you don’t have a niche? Or do you only recommend opening a store for those who do? In the beginning, you sold a lot of random things that didn’t relate to each other, so did you use third party selling websites to sell or did you start your own store and how do you do that without a specific product or niche?
- Excellentby B-Rex1 from United States
Alison continues to offer great teaching moments with love and enthusiasm!!
- Yes, BECAUSE WE CAN!by twimoonlight from United States
I love your passion and love for this business. I love that you have worked so hard to give us such an awesome mentor, business Opportunity guidance, tools, and a Facebook group that we all can draw from and count on. Thank You!!!
- Amazing!by Lissy Eubank from United States
Alison (and her course) is amazing!!! Listen, learn and apply! You won’t regret it!!
- The best!by Polarbe88 from United States
Alison knows her stuff!! I love listening to her!!
- Episode 10 - LOVED IT!!!by drewtheclue from United States
I have liked and learned a bunch from all of Alison’s episodes as well as from her YouTube channel and her courses. I really really enjoyed Episode 10 though - so many great quotables & gold nuggets were shared...I saved it and will take notes when I listen again!!!
- Alison knows E-Commerceby Lwisdom69 from United States
Seriously I wasn’t into podcast, Meh- But once I heard this “Because I can Life” with Alison J Prince, she’s Amazing in every way!!! She shows you what she is doing & walks you through her process. She is so transparent in every way. She shows us how to kick Fear in the teeth! She’s my go to momma bear!! I love this podcast- Your Truly, Lillian Wisdom
- Alison knows her stuff! This works!by c_beckstrand from United States
I have followed Alison’s journey for the past few years and never met anyone who is so willing to share what she knows to help others. There are so many golden nuggets from these podcasts that you can take and apply to your own business. She is the real deal!! Following her strategy, I now have a business of my own that is THRIVING because of the plan that she has laid out. She is changing lives!! Listen to this podcast- you won’t regret it!
- Alison Is The Real Dealby awishandakiss from United States
Have you ever watched fresh water pour out of a spring? That is what Alison is like. She shares and teaches so much good, over flowing with the very best! Love this podcast! Thank you Alison for wanting and giving the steps to success, for those that you teach. -Melinda L.
- Truly An Inspiration!by Alohalovelife from United States
Alison, I am LOVING your podcast!!! You are crushing it! You are such an inspiration! Thank you for stepping out there to share your story! You have helped me transform my mindset and my life! xoxo Michon
- Awesome!by SACP12 from United States
Love listening to Alison. She is inspiring and gets it. It’s making me move forward and giving confidence in doing so. Kick fear in the teeth.
- Thank you!by Gkeith88 from United States
Loving it all. Thank you for coming out from behind the scenes and sharing your real life. We all benefit from your knowledge and the joy you bring.
- Alison knows what she is talking aboutby J0di8 from United States
Alison gives such awesome advice on starting and growing a business even kids can do it! That's awesome!
- Right to my soul.by LiviaLight from United States
Alison is genuine, sincere, and has a passion and a fire that gets right to my heart. She has a great desire to help others and shares important content. Her energy and light can help you see possibilities for yourself that you never imagined. We are all humans on this journey of growth. Invite Alison to be part of your journey and you won’t regret it.
- Don’t miss out!by P. Cram from United States
This Is your chance to learn from one of the masters of e-commerce. Alison’s style of savvy business advice in an easy to understand and implement format will take your business to the next level! If you’ve ever thought about starting your own online business the first step is Alison’s program. Trust me, this is the road map to success you’ve been looking for!
- Alison Prince is great!by Shanda2005 from United States
Alison Prince gives great advice about how to run an online business. This is a great podcast. A must listen for entrepreneurs!
- An entrepreneur who GETS IT!!!by AshleyJohnston from United States
This girl just gets it. She understands doubt, she has lived hard days, she knows what it’s like to start from zero.....and then climb out of that crap. I think what I appreciate the most, is that she genuinely enjoys helping others find success. Truly a gift.
- Motivating and Inspiringby Lisa fruit pop princess from United States
Alison is great at motivating and inspiring! She has so much great info that she shares! You definitely need to listen to this if you've ever thought of becoming an entrepreneur!
- Pushing forward with Alisonby Gyetvaimom from United States
What a great podcast with such great information on how to build my very own e-commerce business! Alison is relatable, knowledgeable, and very inspiring. I enjoy these episodes while driving my kids to their activities, while making dinner, or while getting ready. Listening to ALISON motivates me to push forward in my new business.
- A dreamer/doers podcast heaven!by ReesieO from United States
Alison is so upbeat, so knowledgeable, and so passionate about what she does! This podcast shows all of that! If you don’t know where to start - START HERE! The information is GOLD! You’re in the right place and this girl will give you wings! Seriously, even if you’re just having a down day - Alison will lift you up and help you believe in your dreams again!
- Great Stuff!by AKP419 from United States
My husband and I are part of Alison’s Clan and we are so excited to have all this extra great info in podcast form!
- A must for all entrepreneursby heidilynn82 from United States
Love Alison’s Enthusiasm and passion for sharing her knowledge about all things business! It’s a must listen.
- Love Alisonby EricaWoodbury from United States
I absolutely loooooove Alison and her emery is so contagious! ❤️
- Hopeful:)by Polka. Lover from United States
So far I’m really excited about this podcast....and hoping it doesn’t all lead to what so many other podcasts I’ve listened to have, which is “I’ll tell you just enough to get you excited and start to believe you can do it, but to really start to change your life it’s time to pay for the membership/course and if you can’t afford it that’s just an excuse”. I’ve become a bit of a pessimist in the self-improvement journey while trying so hard to get started but not having much cash to do so. I’m that mom stuck living credit card payment to credit card payment which doesn’t exactly leave money to get started. I’m hoping this podcast is what I’ve been searching for to guide me on how to finally get something going that will bring hope and real change for my future. I love Allison and I have faith that she’s who can help me change my life!♥️
- LOVE HER!!!by IChooseYouCo from United States
Alison is AWESOME! She knows her stuff and is so generous in giving and teaching others. I am so glad I found her to help me along this journey of e commerce.
- Fab!by vbl<3 from United States
I’m new to podcasts, but wow...what a fabulous cast! I’m a fan and will be continuing to listen!
- So much help and valuable information!!by ealshfs from United States
We love Alison!! She gives such valuable information on how to run your online business. Through this podcast she will help you, inspire you, and encourage you. Through following her course my husband and I have sold over 15K so far in one of our businesses and are headed towards the 10k mark with our second business. Thank you Alison!!
- LOVE the heart and deep dive!by XefishX from United States
Thank you so much for the useful information and VALUE in these episodes- I’m totally hooked!
- Love Alison Princeby irsaguar from United States
Thank you for this amazing podcast. I cannot get enough of Alison and her amazing knowledge of E commerce, marketing and selling online she is awesome!!!
- Because I can!by shesgotdetermination from United States
Alison is a great mentor! She has a great amount of enthusiasm and determination towards her businesses. She really tries to motivate the clanners and get us excited about our businesses. I’ve learned a lot from the FB group! There’s so much information there. Thank you everyone for supporting each other!
- So worth listening to!by Orpheus Phunk from United States
Alison KNOWS what she’s talking about. She teaches from the knowledge of having taken the steps herself, to launch and scale profitable businesses. This podcast inspires you to stop making excuses and get to work building your own business. I love it!
- Inspirationby JLDiaz10x from United States
Alison is such an inspiration! She’s a real life woman who you can relate to! Love listening to her!!
- You Need to Listen to This!by Brookie Jane Boutique from United States
Listen to the Because I Can Life podcast if you want to be successful. Alison shares the “secrets” of making your business work. By the end of episode two, I knew the approach I needed to take in my new business to help my products sell themselves. Thanks Alison!
- Listen! You’ll love it!by llc732 from United States
Alison is amazing! She encourages you, helps you, and strengthens your resolve to do more, do better!
- Thank you!!by jesygirl from United States
Thank you for sharing all of your knowledge and excitement! It is contagious. I am glad you finally came out with a podcast.
- Mind Blown!by Harley&LuLu from United States
Wow! So amazing!!! I love these podcasts because as I listen to them I feel as if Alison is speaking directly to me. It’s like she’s in my brain and truly understands what I’m going through with my business- then helps me continue to the next step! Her voice is cheerful, yet calming and she is full of reassurance- I think she believes in me more than I believe in myself at this point!!!:)
- Amazing informationby kdirk25 from United States
These podcasts have amazing information to help you with your business!! They are insightful, and a must for anyone who wants to sell anything including you Mr. Eskimo who I will sell ice to... because Allison tells you how.
- Inspirationalby DoeRaeMegan from United States
Alison is the one who has inspired me to start something of my own. Her guidance makes magic happen! Only good things come from Alison!!!
- Wonderfulby stacemt from United States
Allison and her business strategy have had my attention for awhile now. I am thrilled to be able to listen and apply her wisdom from these podcasts.
- So inspiring!by raeggett from United States
I love all that I have learned from Alison and her amazing way of leading and teaching so many of us to create our own businesses!
- Inspirating and Motivatingby Jgb9 from United States
Alison is the real deal! She is all of us.... where we have all been and truly wants to help us succeed. She shares so much wisdom and knowledge and has blessed many lives!
- Great Infoby Tam4040 from United States
I appreciate the information that Alison is providing as she teaches us how to overcome fear and self doubt while encouraging how we CAN have the lives we want!
- Femmepreneurby Suncreature from United States
Allison is so inspiring. She is so supportive and gives us so many tools to help us reach our goals. She is the ultimate #Femmepreneur. She is empowered and wants all of us to feel empowered as well. “Because I can” is such an empowering statement that can lead us to success. I feel so blessed to have found her course and podcast.
- So inspirational and motivating!!by jayveetally from United States
This was such a motivating podcast! The priceless information she spills about how to be successful selling online is interesting and exciting. I can’t wait to hear more!!
- Keep the podcasts coming!by SHefel87 from United States
Alison has such an enthusiastic outlook and so much knowledge to share regarding business ventures. Have thoroughly enjoyed the first few ‘Because I Can’ podcasts. I look forward to listening to her future episodes.
- I can? Yes, I can!by Too hard to review from United States
Allison does a great job of punching a hole in all of your excuses for why you can’t do this. She’s a down-to-earth cheerleader for everyone. Great podcast.
- Obsessed!by Hidequa from United States
Holy cow- Alison I can feel your energy through my phone as I listened to your podcasts today! I’ve just recently stumbled across your Instagram and even two weeks ago watched a webinar by you as well. I can not tell you how much I feel like you are talking to me, yet I feel myself hearing you, as if I am the one talking. I have felt for a long time that I have something bigger than me I need to do to help people but like the lady in your podcast with the epi-pen, I’m kinda closer to that side of things right now. BUT I feel like I am on my way and I hear your passion for helping people. I can’t wait to listen to more of your podcasts and see where this will take me in the future. Thank you for sharing your loving heart with others.
- Get inspired!by DistinctlyDawning from United States
Alison is so inspiring, knowledgeable and encouraging! She’s been there, done that and continues doing so which allows her to provide real time helps for your business. You can’t resist but to feel uplifted and ready to go after your dreams after listening to her!
- Thank youby clanner90 from United States
I appreciate your passion and for sharing
- Fairly new to podcastsby simplyLudic from United States
I have listened to one other before and enjoyed it. I am looking forward to Allison’s as she has so much good stuff to share. Thanks Allison for doing this.
- Great informationby ACP2545 from United States
Alison is so inspiring and gives such great info
- The Best Podcast!!by Micah Hyde from United States
I have been starting up my own business and this podcast has given me so much motivation to finally get everything done!!! I started thinking up tagalongites.com about 2 years ago and my dream is finally a reality !! Thanks Allison for all the motivation!
- Love it!by Shanluvsry from United States
Love her story, love her driver, love her willingness to share! This lady ROCKS!
- Because I can is the best podcast out there!by GmaSheriE from United States
Alison and her team are inspiring and changing lives! Join the clan! Because you can!!
- Love this!by kcraven683 from United States
Alison you are awesome, way to go! And thank you for this!
- You are amazingby StazzyLynn from United States
You are an inspiration. Truly talented.
- Positivityby sophster78 from United States
If you want to feel good and get excited listen to Alison. Her enthusiasm is contagious and she is just always happy.
- The best podcast!by Bloodbath000 from United States
She is the most honest, intelligent business woman out there. Love listening to her!
- Inspiringby Snyder,A from United States
I love how down to earth and real Alison is. Motivating podcast!
- So encouragingby lovesstraberries4 from United States
Alison always has relevant content and always so encouraging.
- Inspirational and Real!by Greenski Beanski from United States
I love listening to Alison because she shares from her heart! You can hear the passion in her voice and how much she loves what she’s doing. I’m excited to be able to listen to her marketing wisdom so I can put it in place in my business. Thank you for being real! Thank you for putting yourself out there and kicking fear in the teeth so I can learn to do the same!
- Treasure Trove of Expert Goodnessby linescrew from United States
If you're looking to learn about building a successful online business, following your passion, and drive from a real person who practices what she preaches, this is the place! Alison is passionate about others successes- you can hear it in her voice. Against her norm of staying out of the spotlight and working behind the scenes Alison pushed past her fears of putting her face out there to follow her inner drive to teach others how she has been uber successful in several online businesses. She is still active in maintaining several online businesses and has taught me (and thousands more) how to build our own businesses. She is unselfish and wants success for all (and teaches how to do it without going into debt!). She gives so much to help others build their own dreams. Alison is the first mentor that I have found that doesn't hold back in sharing each piece to the complicated puzzle of successful business practices from idea to distribution to customer care. She doesn't promise magical overnight success- but gives you the keys you need and reminds you that your success depends on your dedication and hard work. I can't wait to see what her future episodes bring. Thanks Alison, for overdelivering yet again.
- She’s Changing Lives!by TaraGlutting from United States
Alison gives all her time and energy toward teaching people like you and me how to start a business and make all your dreams come true! This podcast is inspiring!
- The Real Dealby CecOlpin from United States
Alison is down to earth and relatable yet also extremely knowledgeable and savvy in her approach to business. You will enjoy and come away feeling empowered after listening to her amazing wisdom!
- Real deal!!!!by AnnieBoz from United States
Alison is the real deal and super legit. She knows her stuff and has helped me reach my goals plus more on many occasions. She is sincere and truly wants to help others and loves to see them grow. She is very motivating and she continues to inspire me in my life and with my business goals.
- Love love love Allison!!by BreakingYarn from United States
I was so happy to see Allison put out a podcast! She’s a huge inspiration and I admire her and her business sense! Already loving all the episodes!
- Alison is Thee Female Entrepreneur To Follow!by JaimeCross77 from United States
She’s been around the block, built a family and multiple, multimillion dollar businesses - what’s not to love about this HERo! Alison speaks from her heart and years of proven results. Would not be without this podcast in my back pocket.
- Info needs to be consistentby joness59 from United States
I missed that you mentioned the link to your bundle at the beginning of the podcast. At the end you mentioned the site is becauseicanlife.com/bundle. This is an invalid URL. I spent time trying to figure out the link until I saw it posted in the notes of your podcast. My feedback is to make sure the info you provide is consistent. Other than that it was a real good podcast. Hope this was helpful. Stephen Jones (your old Boise neighbor)
- I LOVE MY MOM❤️❤️by bridges!! from United States
WOOT WOOT!!!!!! Gooooooooooooo MOM YOUR THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- She’s the coolest little buddyby Emmaisbeast from United States
She’s really cool and everybody should and will Love her and this was the most spectacular thing in the whole universe because she is an angel
- 5 starzby camila_hernandez from United States
she is so awesome and i love this podcast so much!!!!
- AMAZING!!!by Dad in church from United States
Seriously love you!
- Best Podcast!by Thesimpsoncrew3 from United States
Alison is so encouraging and a wealth of information! Real, Genuine and Relatable! So thankful she took the leap as she has paved a way for us to do the same!!!
- Stop whatever you are doing and subscribeby 534426783 from United States
Seriously, if you are looking for a heart-centered coach who is going to break it down for you and hold your hand to the online marketplace, this is your leader. Follow her. Do what she says. Listen to everything she says. Take notes. Take action. Rinse and repeat. So happy this podcast has been born!!!
- Wow! So powerful!by BevSchweig from United States
I am loving Alison’s podcast! She is so down to earth and honest! You can hear the passion she has for helping others in her voice! She has over delivered once again. Can’t wait to hear more!
- Inspired!by Jen 850 from United States
Alison’s enthusiasm is infectious! I want to get started right now!
- Love!!!by Beastajt from United States
I have been a huge fan of Alison for years now! So excited she has launched a podcast!
- Because I can! Love,Love, Love!by Mysterious____ from United States
This podcast is really great! Alison is such an inspiration!
- So inspiring!by Heather of come home from United States
Thank you Alison! You always know just what to say to help me get out of my way. I’m for sure going to start recognizing those fake negative thoughts and turn them around. ❤️
- Finally!!by shellcoates from United States
It’s about time Alison made a podcast!! I’ve been waiting! She is a professional business mastermind, yet so relatable as a mother and woman. Go Alison!!!
- The Because I can Life Podcastby My Beautiful Child And Me from United States
Alison is the real deal. She doesn’t just preach and leave us on our own. Alison works her online business right along with us and teaches from her own experiences. She shares the highs and lows and gives us the tools we need to succeed. She is kind and welcoming and supports us even when we feel we are failing. The community she has created for us to find like minded people who want to make a difference is the best group I have ever been a part of. I love that she is always up dating her course that we have life long access. The fact that she takes the time to do FB lives a few times a week where she is open to all our questions is remarkable. I am grateful I found her. It doesn’t matter if you are just starting out or a seasoned business owner, Alison offer something for all of us. Connie Leonard
- Real and Inspiringby lastev from United States
Alison delivers relevant content that works. Most importantly, she is your biggest cheerleader and keeps you motivated to work hard and kick fear!
- An inspirational podcastby Dude202 from United States
I love listening to podcasts to inspire myself in my business growth. An enjoyable and helpful podcast!
- BEST COACH EVER!!!by Oak&Willow from United States
If you are looking to start your own e-commerce business, you will be hard pressed to find a more honest, passionate, caring person than Alison. She puts it all out there for you to see how to be successful. This podcast is going to change lives!
- All Entrepreneurs Must Hear Thisby seesnow99 from United States
I’ve been following Alison for a while now. I bought into her 0-100K system. My store is up & running thanks to her & a lot of hard work. If you want to have an e-commerce business & have the best support team ever, look no further. I’ve done tons of webinars & online research. Nothing compares to what I have learned from Alison. Her online Facebook group is nothing short of phenomenal. You can post your struggle & ask for help. Five hours later, you come back to loads of encouraging posts from fellow “clanners” who have been there & they’re offering helpful advice. I have been in her course since May 2018 & have watched her course get better & better. That’s because she’s constantly adding to it. The best part about all of this is that Alison is genuine. She really wants to see her students succeed. This podcast is just another way to encourage us & all of you at the same time. I’ve met her in person more than once & her sincerity is more than evident. Sit back & enjoy the podcast! Better yet, take that jump & come join us in the Because I Can Clan!
- Yes I can!!by A. Nieto from United States
Yes!! Loving the podcast! Real and raw reminding us all that we all start somewhere and we can each be successful.
- So. Much. Info.by An Interpreter from United States
I've learned so much about being an entrepreneur from Alison. Her teachings have changed my thinking, my shopping, and my future. I'm so happy she now has a podcast!!
- Yessssss!by ryanhelms from United States
Thank you Allison for sharing all your knowledge with us!
- Amazing!by sarakappas from United States
Alison is always so fun to listen to and as usual, is giving us amazing content that can really change your life!
- So true and authentic!by Daxy111 from United States
Alison is seriously the best and most talented business mom I've learned from! You rock!!
- Perfect Morning Pick Me Up!by Arichards130 from United States
This podcast is the perfect morning pick me up to kick my behind in gear and get motivated to live my best life everyday! I’m still in the beginning stages of my journey, but I’ve seen, heard and felt the real life stories of Alison’s students who continually inspire, support and encourage me to keep walking my walk and doing the work to realize my goals! Like Alison said, usually the best place to start is the beginning, so just jump in!
- Lucky us!by Wild Azalea from United States
Alison’s passion for helping others comes through loud and clear. I have already learned so much from her and look forward to future podcasts.
- So motivating!by LexHemming from United States
I’m loving this podcast. I feel like I CAN do whatever I put my mind to. It’s so nice to have such a positive, motivational, sincere example of what you can do when you trust yourself and step out of your comfort zone. Can’t wait for more episodes.
- INCREDIBLE!!by Dragonmaster191 from United States
Seriously Alison is just INCREDIBLE!!! She is such a huge inspiration! She is so honest and real and you know she honestly truly cares about helping others succeed!!! I know she loves celebrating us when we learn from her and take steps to change our lives for the better....Because I Can!!!!! Thank you!!!!!
- My new favorite podcast!by JBest4 from United States
I’m loving Alison’s podcast! She has been so successful in her businesses and to have the privilege to learn from her is incredibly valuable. I could listen to her all day because she is so genuine and relatable. Her passion for helping others really shines through too.
- Awesome content!!!!!by dtorell from United States
She is so inspiring and has made the mistakes so we don’t have to. Thanks for your drive to help others help others
- Amazingby Sarah Because I Can from Canada
I was never one to listen to podcasts. But now I am hooked! Alison is brilliant I am learning and continue to learn from her. She knows the e-commerce business inside and out implement what she teaches it’s amazing! I am definitely enjoying the journey of the Because I Can Life.
- Like Rachel Hollis...but betterby Erin_Verb7 from United States
Alison is inspiring and makes you believe in yourself, but she doesn’t stop with the warm fuzzies. She takes you by the hand and shows you how to turn your money making dream into reality with action steps designed to help you create your own success, not just dream about it.
- Your Millionaire Best Friendby VinaHowell from United States
Alison’s podcast feels like an invigorating conversation with a best friend. If you’re interested in a life of “more”, learning marketing and e-commerce, and hearing someone whose persistence and authenticity is unmatched, this is the podcast for you.
- Awesome sauce!by Coolcv1998 from United States
Alison you are in your element!! You are so easy to listen to. This is as real as it gets. Can’t wait for more episodes. Add this to your list for sure everyone!! Just awesome!
- Inspiring!!by Olga Bella from United States
Alison just makes me want to jump up and cheer. She is so inspiring!
- ✨SO much goodness!by Briestarr from United States
Alison shares so much goodness in this podcast! If you want tangible tips to take your biz to the next level and get inspired at the the same time, listen in!
- So good!by Trendytikes from United States
I love that she’s not only shelling out entrepreneur inspiration, she’s giving out real step by step advise for moving forward with business goals!!
- So motivational! Love it!by elizathere321 from United States
Love all the free advice Alison!
- Awesome Alison!by Chelli C from United States
I’m such a fan of Alison. Her podcast didn’t disappoint!
- Rockstar!by Christine Michelle James from United States
Looking forward to this! She rocks whatever she touches!
- YESSS!! About time!!!by LINDS100k from United States
Love Alison J. Prince! Can’t wait to learn more from her in this amazing podcast!!
- Ready to learn!by tjshrews from United States
Ready to soak up more info from this lady and her amazing family. Gives great practical tips for growing an online business! And...I just love that her whole family is involved!
- The best Cheerleader!by KimHenrie from United States
When you are feeling like a failure, you need Alison to cheer you on and to keep you going. She’s always reminding you that you were made for more.
- From a Dads POVby StartupDad from United States
So happy Alison has launched this podcast. So refreshing to find parent entrepreneurs who are crushing it in business but at the same time being REAL, TRANSPARENT, and VULNERABLE about what it's really like to build a business with a family (without sacrificing the family)! So many families out there are struggling working 9-5 or more and still unable to provide for their families. Alison's journey is a tremendous inpiration that it doesn't have to be like that and as a Entrepeneur myself I'm looking forward to some solid advice and tips through this podcast. Thank you Alison!!
- Left me wanting more!!!by kristin.sparks from United States
Alison I love your passion for helping others succeed, it comes through loud and clear. Can’t wait for the next one.
- Excitingby Queen Bee of three from United States
I’m excited to see how this podcast evolves! We all need a pep talk now and then but I can’t wait until Alison digs in to some more juicy details for those of us already working the program. And I would love to hear interviews with successful fellow clambers. Thanks again!
- Get Into This Community!by MindYourMomentum from United States
You will never find a more supportive community anywhere else online than in Alison’s Because I Can Clan. Beginner? Everyone’s cheering for you to succeed. Intermediate? Everyone’s cheering for your continued success. Advanced? Everyone’s still lifting you higher. No matter your level, you’ll learn something new every week, if not every day. So excited to now have a podcast to listen to on my daily walks! #becauseican #becauseicanclan
- Most Caring Coach❣️by 23569 from United States
Alison is the best inspiring coach to help people start their own online businesses. If you have a dream to do this, know that Alison can help, inspire, encourage, and nicely kick you in the butt if that’s what you need! You can do it with her help and with the help of her team, which includes her husband Jared and her children who themselves made $100k in less than a year. Legit legit legit! You can live the Because I Can life!
- Life changing!by rubyandedie from United States
Alison knows her stuff when it comes to e-commerce. If you have ever wanted to start your own business she is the lady to follow!! Not only that but she helps you build confidence and belief in yourself!! Seriously listen to what she says!
- So Grateful!by Brosky1213 from United States
Alison is such an inspiration!
- Love Alison’s authenticityby Sawshee from United States
Alison has a great way of sharing her passions as if she is already your best friend. She’s is truly authentic and wants to bring value to as many lives as she can. I’m loving this already! Keep them coming!!!
- Just WOW!by Walter Gro from United States
Alison is so inspiring and informative! We were so moved by her story of creating her business and changing her families future that we’ve got our kids listening too! Love it
- Love love love!by mlci from United States
Wherever you are in your entrepreneurial journey Alison has the message you need. ❤️
- Not aloneby melnemlove from United States
Having your own business can feel like you are all alone. Alison and her program make me feel like I have a personal coach and cheerleader. Can’t wait to see how far I can go...because I can!!!
- Alison is the expertby Mm1982us from United States
Alison isn’t just the expert, she is a mom entrepreneur and knows real life experiences and feelings and helps you overcome yourself and get out there! Excited you finally have a podcast!
- Best everby nyecreate from United States
This is will help anyone no matter where they are in trying to run their life and business.
- A podcast full of awesomenessby JLO52006 from United States
This podcast talks about the real life of a success entrepreneur, Alison Prince, and other like it. She tells you how to run a business and have a life too. She’s down to earth, tell it like it is presence, is exactly what people want to hear. She’s honest, open and funny. Take a listen, and you won’t regret it.
- Speaks from the heartby Lisa Dinsmore from United States
Alison has a great knowledge of business and shares that with us. She truly cares and wants other to succeed just like she has. I’m so excited to continue learning from her as she shares her knowledge.
- I’m learning new thingsby Trippy6911 from United States
My garage is full of stuff that I can sell, I had no idea where to start. My cousin recommended I listen to Alison and truth be told I’m beginning to have an idea on how to get my business going. I truly recommend listen to her or even watching her YouTube videos.
- Authenticityby Samantha Richardson from United States
She’s the real deal and no Bs, her passion to help others shows in everything she does. I love following/listening/ watching Alison because shes knowledgeable and is taking you through her experience! I’m soooooo excited for a podcast! Can’t wait to hear what more I can learn from this woman!
- Thank you, Alison!by stacyj:) from United States
Thank you for your words today! Very inspiring to me! Can’t wait for the next!
- The best!!by Lacegan from United States
Alison knows her stuff in the e-commerce world and is so great at showing others the path to success too!
- This is the best person & podcast to learn E-Commerceby Viciousinc from Canada
Alison is hands down one of the best people on the planet to learn e-commerce from. Not only has she successfully gone through the process and failed forward along the way, she also shares everything and does it with such genuine grace and humility. It’s hard to find people that walk the walk and do it in a way that lifts up the people around them. This is that person. Listen and more importantly apply everything she says. Thank you Alison!!
- Life Changingby N Family from United States
Alison is an expert in her field. If you want to change your financial future this is the podcast for you!
- Real Dealby Mashie422 from United States
She is so authentic and her messages are heartfelt and real. So glad to finally have a podcast from Alison!!
- Got my wheels spinningby iRunOnEmpty from United States
Alison has a way of getting you to not only think about your goals and your dreams, but Act on your goals and your Dreams. I’m ready for that Because I Can Life!
- Alison Prince WALKS THE WALK Like No Other Person I Knowby Supreme Dragon Slayer 69 from United States
Full Disclosure. I met Alison and her amazing family just a few years ago and in that time I have witnessed an incredibly humble person step into even more of her greatness. This is someone who chases Impact over Significance in everything she does. In a world where most “big marketing gurus” who just yell louder to be heard and rely mostly on manufacturing celebrity to become a house hold name... Alison has been actually walking the walk for decades. She is family focused. She is heart centered. But make no mistake. She is one of the most BRILLIANT Marketers and Business Builders in the world. She had proven herself time and time again on her multiple businesses in multiple niches. All. From. The. Ground. Up. So yes. I know her. Which makes me qualified to write this review bc if you do have an opportunity to ever meet her in real life, feel good knowing she is the same in real life as she is on this podcast. Dave
- The real dealby Utah PT from United States
If you really want to know what it takes to change your life then you better listen. Alison knows what it takes to start and grow your new online business and love your entrepreneur life.
- So happy Alison finally is releasing a podcast!by Arushi-315 from United States
So ready to listen to all these episodes.
00:00 Is it easy to start an online store? Honestly, I try never to use the word easy in business-building and if I do, let me know. Building something that you are proud of takes time and effort, especially at first, right? It follows the easy, hard role so what that is is if it is easy now, it's going to be hard in the future and if it's hard now, it's going to be easy in the future.
00:30 Hey, Hey, you are listening to the Because I Can Life podcast, where we believe we can decide our own income, choose happiness, kick fear in the teeth and never ever stop. Why? Because we can. I'm your host, Alison J. Prince and I went from being a junior high science teacher to building four online multi-million dollar businesses, with four kids, at my feet. Each week, I'm bringing you real conversations that have led me as well as other experts to step into our dream online business lifestyle so that you can get the answers you need to craft your Because I Can life as well. Take that first step and commit now to your Because I Can life by downloading your free personal bundle at alisonjprince.com/bundle.
01:16 Hey, welcome to today's podcast. Yes, some of you may know that I live in Puerto Rico right now and we've been here almost eight months and kind of feels like a forever adjusting to new place to live, especially one 1300 miles away. Takes some settling in and I've heard it can take a year for it to really feel like home. I'm getting closer, but honestly, it was such a drastic change from good old Kanesville Utah that I'm trying to give myself a little bit longer to get settled. And so here's the one thing I absolutely love about Puerto Rico. I'm sitting here in the middle of winter recording this, looking out the window and it feels like July. I live in the summer year-round. During the bitter cold months of Utah. It's been replaced with the heat of the summer 365 days. But you want to know the reality? Our power went out again today and the water was turned off early this morning before even got to brush our teeth.
02:19 And I'll tell you what, I'm really grateful for gum and Coke at this point in my life. Now you may hear it, trucks in the street right now, and that's because a bunch of workers are trying to figure out what's going on with the water that's actually coming out of the ground right now. So we'll just call that a little bit of background white noise if you're okay with that. And I haven't been able to get through a Netflix show yet without having to reset the wifi. Sometimes yes, I'll tether it to my phone. But I guess I just want to point out that no matter where you're at in life, whether it's your physical location, where you're at in your business building, you can always find the good and you can always find the bad right wherever you go. And when we can focus on the good, the gum, the Coke, the warm weather, whatever it is, it kind of makes all those other things not seem so crazy.
03:20 Now I do understand we need water and the neighbors have it. It was just a couple of houses and ours happened to just be one of them. So we'll get the water back on. If not, maybe I'll just go jump in the ocean. That should solve the problem. Right. Okay. So let me dive into today's topic in no, you've tried to sell something and you ended up breaking even or even losing a little bit of money and maybe it was, you tried a local craft show in your area. Maybe you had a few sells, but you did the math and realize that you're pretty much volunteering because you just broke even and you felt a little bit deflated or come on, you were down. Right? Frustrated, right. This is an all too real feeling. And I bring this up because I got a message from one of my students and she said, Alison, I just did my first craft show and I broke even.
04:18 And I am so mad. I bought all the wrong stuff. My customers came into my booth, told me they wanted hoodies. I had T-shirts, they told me they wanted long sleeves. I had short sleeves. The only thing I got were emails. It was a mess. I'm frustrated and I only broke even so it was a total loss. I listened to her as she explained all the work that went into doing a booth. You have to set up the booth and you have to haul in your products. You have to hold the products back out. And she was doing this with her small kids helping now I, if you could see me now, I would be putting my hands up the air with quotations of helping. If you've ever had toddlers help you, you know that helping should totally be in quotes. She went on to tell me that she was sweating in all the places to put this thing together before opening day.
05:09 And I know my heart should have been breaking for her, but honestly, I was excited for her. And when she was done telling you the story, I replied, congratulations. And then it went dead quiet. And I'm pretty sure that wasn't the reaction that she was expecting. I continued to tell her that she's got the best education ever and she didn't have to go into debt over it. Imagine if she went to college to learn what she learned from that event. It would have taken her over a year or more of study. She would have been thousands and thousands of dollars in debt because college debt, Israel and having my friend and she had none from learning what she did. So I want to look at positives of what she did learn. She learned that being in a craft show is physically hard and triple hard with toddlers helping. And then the second thing, she found out firsthand what her customers wanted from her.
06:10 And then the third thing is that she collected emails, Kate. So those are some of the positive things that happened that she learned. Now I want to show you the results of the learning that can happen from this. So number one, she found out that hauling tables, chairs, display racks, products, bag signs, it's hard stinken work and she wants to stick with online because it fits her lifestyle more with these tiny kids at her feet. Number two, she doesn't have to guess what her customers want to buy. They told her exactly what they wanted to buy. I know, right? Can you imagine customers coming up to you and say, I want a long sleeve hoodie. I want it in this color. I want this. Like you would save so much money and trying to buy samples, testing things out. So that information right there is worth its weight in gold.
07:05 Number three, she found that booth rentals are a lot of money and an online booth is around 30 bucks a month. The online booth is also known as a shopping platform and I like to Shopify as my online booth. And then number four, she now has an email list of future customers to sell them the items from. Number two, these people she's been in contact with, these are the ones that told her exactly what they wanted to buy so she can email them and say, remember that long sleeve shirt that you wanted? Boom, I've got it. So all the congratulations were about what she had learned this week and all the education was for free. Now I say free because she broke even. She did not walk away with any student loan debt, nothing. And she just had the most amazing learning opportunity in business right then and right there.
08:02 Now the gal replied with so much gratitude for the realization of what she had done and she said, Alison, now I am ready and I am fired up to get this stuff online and think sells at my own online booth. So when you feel like you just broke even or even lost some money, look at the good look to see what you did, do what you did, learn and then compare it to a college education. And it may make you feel a heck of a lot better. What you are learning right now is valuable. It's sculpting you into building your dream online lifestyle business so you can afford to live your dreams. So maybe you've done booths in the past and you're totally writing to this gal's pain. I do. I remember my booth days. Oh, the hours of standing and then when your booth is completely empty and the booth next to you is totally popping.
09:05 You don't even make eye contact with anybody because you are so like, at least with me, I was so embarrassed that I just wanted to become invisible and I just kept thinking if I don't make eye contact that I'm completely invisible. Right. Running a booth is hard work. Now if yours is the booth that's pop-in, keep it going. I'm not trying to discourage you at all. I'm talking to those who either want to stop the business of setting up booths or are ready to get an online booth that they can keep popping all year long and make cells even when the pop-up show or the craft show is not happening. Now, this leads me to the cost of getting an online shop up and going. Now, if you are one of those who does booths, you know the expenses, right? And maybe you're wondering what the cost of an online store is to see if it's even worth it for you.
10:06 You probably want to know the hidden costs, the unexpected things that might throw you off, right? So one of the major reasons why I did this podcast is because I got an email from an old friend. She wanted to start an online boutique. And without going into a lot of details, her family has been facing some crazy, crazy financial constraints due to medical bills. A, if it's as easy as I make it sound, and B, is it expensive? And for some reason her email hit me upside the head that I needed to turn this into a podcast episode and help others because I get asked this question probably five to 10 times a week because wanting to know the cost of setting up an online store is such a great, valid question. So if you are here, because this is your Tuesday podcast, listening to Alison habit or if you are here because someone directed you here, welcome.
11:06 I'm glad you're here to find out the cost of what it's going to take to run your online business. But first thing, let me answer that first part of your question. Is it easy to start an online store? Honestly, I try never to use the word easy and business building and if I do, let me know. Building something that you are proud of takes time and effort, especially at first, right? It follows the easy, hard role so that what that is is if it is easy now, it's going to be hard in the future. And if it's hard now, it's going to be easy in the future. Okay, let's take that scenario and I'm going to actually put it into a chiro at Disneyland. Okay, so follow along with me. Let's see. You go to Disneyland and you just spent all your money on the tickets to get there and everything and the smell of the churros start making you salivate and you want one so bad, but you don't have any money.
11:58 So what's the easy thing to do? You whip out a credit card, right? You pay for that chiro, you inhale it, it's amazing. But then you get home and you forget to pay the credit card bill, and then the second month and then the third month, and then by the time you actually get around to paying for that chiro, you've paid for it two to three times, right? You could have had two to three churros, but you went with the easy way and you're paying for it later on. Now let's talk about oxidant. Let's say you're salivating. You smell that chiro. What's the hardest thing ever to do? It's still walking away from that sugary goodness, right? But you do. You walk away and it is so hard and you go home, you save your money for the next time you're at Disneyland. When you get to Disneyland, you have enough saved.
12:50 Not just buy one, but to buy the whole cart worth. You didn't have to pay any interest on it. You just get that pure sugary finger bliss, right? Business building is the same. Was it easy when I started? No. Was it easier later when I learned the process, got over the learning curve, figure out that the overwhelm that I was feeling was actually from Satan himself and when I learned how to say, Kay, I feel overwhelmed? I'm going to take that out of my head and put on the shelf so I can move forward. It got less hard. Doing hard things isn't a bad thing. Think about child-rearing is the hardest thing in the world, right? You worry, you stress, you stay up late. You have bloodshot eyes from staying up with them all night as babies or waiting for them when they're teenagers to come home from off their dates.
13:43 But you do it because of the sweet moments that you have with your kids. The moments that you watch them when they're sleeping, and then they start to giggle in their sleep while they have Drupal running out the side of their cheek, right? Or the random hug or kiss that your teenage daughter comes up and gives you because they can just sense that you're having a hard day. All the hard was so worth it. Right? But to give it some perspective, I do think a business is a bajillion times easier than raring children. Now I know someone's gonna email me and say, Alison, you said easy in business in the same sentence. I know I already broke the rule from earlier, but I was just using this as an example to give you some perspective. Okay, now let's tackle the second part. How much does it cost to start an online eCommerce store?
14:36 Well, I suppose if you're going to launch a competitor to Amazon, it's going to cost you a lot, right? Or if you want to start a different version of Nordstrom's will think you're going to have to have some deep pockets. But if you are aware was a stay at home mom who needed some extras income support her family can. You can get started by using basically dryer change, some garage sale proceeds and some a little imagination. So let's talk about what you need to pay for and what you don't. All right, so number one, you probably already have this if you are running a booth already, you probably already have your business license, right? And if you don't, you got to get one no matter what industry, what business you're doing, get a business license. So this one, I don't actually count as an online specific business expense because it's an every buddy business expense.
15:36 Now we've always chosen to set our companies up as LLCs rather than sole proprietors. And I don't want to go into detail about it, but start Googling that. Find out what's right for you. Sole proprietors are usually free, but they have some major drawbacks. And I urge you not to skip this step, and I've heard some people complain about the cost of getting their business license, but do you know what costs more not starting. It's called the cost of lost opportunity. If I thought my business licensing was too expensive when I got started, I would have missed out on millions of dollars, literally. And if you've lived in other parts of the world, you can't even start your own business. It's not allowed. So go to your garage, go to your basement, find something that you're not using anymore, that's collecting dust. Sell it on eBay, sell it on Craigslist, and make some money to pay for your business license.
16:39 All right, let's dive into number two. You need something to sell. Yes. If you're going to make money selling products, then you've got to have a product offer, right? But before you go, Oh crazy stocking up inventory, I want you to look at what you already have laying around your house. Maybe you're sitting on a gold mine of blocks of wood. If you know my story, I sold blocks of wood and sold over $9,000 in 24 hours. Crazy. Right? I know. It's so crazy. I just got a message on Facebook that said, this lady didn't believe me. I don't think I would have believed it either. Had it not happened to me and had I not seen some of my other students making this happen to now you can use places like Facebook or local sales groups to sell the stuff around your house to get some cash rolling.
17:32 Now, this is not a longterm strategy. It's a place to raise some money to take you to the next steps, and when you learn how to create money with no money, then imagine how you're going to be able to create money when you have money, you are learning to build a strong basis way. Have you ever heard Jeff Bezos's story? Yeah. The guy who built Amazon, he was living in his mom's basement and I feel like his mom was the one who bought his very first product, right? He learned how to make money without having any money and by doing it this way gives you the strength to know what and the devil to do with it when you have it to grow it even more, and why do I want you to have money? Because you're going to do good things with it. I kind of feel like it's our obligations as people with the opportunity to make money, to make money so that we can have it to improve our lives and to help serve other people.
18:39 So I'm so excited for you to be able to make some money. Cake. Now we're going to dive in to step number three. All right? You've got your business set up and then you've sold some stuff to be able to get some cash. Now you can take that cash and invest it into some inventory to be able to sell to your customers, but I want to stress this very hard. Do not do not, do not, do not buy a ton of inventory. You need to test your products. You can find inexpensive products to test out there for as little as 50 to a hundred dollars you buy in small quantity, you sell it, you use the profits to reinvest in more products and then repeat it again and again and again and honestly, that was my secret to hitting my 100 sell my million, sell my 40 million sale.
19:33 You get the picture, right? Repeat or me repeat. My girls, when they started, they put in about $200 and they eventually got to their six figures. No, sure. If you have money to get going, then you could've skipped number two but with number three, the part that I stress about don't buy a ton of inventory. You don't need to. I want you to make sure that you are testing your products, that it is a viable product and then reinvesting the profits. All right, item at number four. You need a place to sell your products, AKA your online store. Now that you've got your products in hand to sell, I'm going to cut to the chase. You need to get yourself an online booth or a store, right, to collect money for you 24 hours a day. Yes. This is the beauty of online stores. Like you can sleep well, others are shopping at your site.
20:29 You don't have to be there and I use Shopify as my online store to display and sell my products and if you're ready to get started in your online store, this is where I recommend you start. I have tried a lot of eCommerce platforms out there and is the one that I recommend. When I first got started, I had a friend build a custom site for me. Seriously, don't do that. Shopify is about $30 a month. Yes, $30 over the years I spent in way a lot more money on that platform. If I had to do it again and if Shopify could like, I didn't even know Shopify existed when I first got started, I would have gone to Shopify. Just start on Shopify. It's going to save you so much stress and frustration as you start and then it allows you to scale as you grow.
21:24 It has templates so that you can plug it in. I'm still using the free template and I love it. And if you're like, Alison, I don't have 30 bucks a month. [inaudible] really like look at the money that you do spend monthly. Are you going out to eat? Could you skip that? Or are you buying sugary drinks with the cookies at the local fish shop or whatever it is. Could you skip that a couple of times a month? You have the money. You just need to be allocating it to the right spot to the right thing that's actually going to help generate money for you, right? Spending money just to spend is one thing, but when you spend money to invest in something that can bring you cashback, adds a whole new ballgame. And that is the game that I love to play in. All right, so you've got your business license, you've got some cash, you've bought some inventory, and now you've got your store set up and you are making sales.
22:24 So the next thing that you're going to need to do is you're going to need the stuff to ship out the products, right? Like packing envelopes and tissue paper and plastic baggies, all the things that you need to get your product into your customer's hands. Well, there's this little store, maybe you've heard of it. It's called Amazon and Amazon as two-day mail, right? Unless you live in Puerto Rico, then it's like a week. And then if you live in Puerto Rico, I actually don't recommend you ship your own products. Have someone else ship it for you. And anyway, once you get your order in, then you can order in your shipping products. You already have made money. Now you have the money to be able to buy your shipping products, right? Don't go gangbusters and stock up on a whole bunch of shipping products when you haven't even started yet.
23:14 It's a two-day ship. It can get to you when you need it. And cost-wise, I'm talking as little as 10 to $20 after you get your first sales in the door. Number six. All right, so I hear ya. You want some pretty branding on your packages. I totally get it. When I first started, Oh man, I went to like remember no money, right? I went to the local stamp store, bought a $15 stamp, bought some tags from U line and hand-stamped every single tag. It took forever but I had to give time because I didn't have the money. Now I know that sounds like a total pain in the tush and eventually, I started driving my mom to do it and it turned out really well. But guess what? There's a place called VistaPrints.com.
24:10 They are always running promotions and one of the promotions that they run usually is 500 free business cards. Use that business card as your branding. It can have your logo on the front of it, way for people to contact you and then on the back, this is what is so magical. You can actually do a coupon code and say, thanks so much for your purchase. Here's 40% off, 50% off your next order. So that little free card is going to help you to generate more revenue in the future. Now how do I know this works is because we did it with my pillows business and a generated in one year an extra $24,000 not $24 $24,000 to the bottom line for it to go in our pockets just by that one little trick. So make sure that you are adding in to your branding some type of a kickback coupon to get people shopping.
25:10 Now I'm gonna put a little asterisk right here. If you are selling on other people's sites, like let's say you're selling on a deal site or Amazon, make sure you know their rules because I know Amazon will shut your whole account down if they see you doing that. And I know some deal sites will blacklist you, so just make sure you know the rules. But if you are building your own store, this is your own sandbox. You can make your rules, you don't have to follow the rules, you get to make your own. And you know what? I love that. Always build on your platform and then you can go play in other people's sandboxes, but you will still have this strong solid foundation. All right? And then the last thing that you're going to need to pay for is the labels that you have to print off and slap on your packages to get to your customers.
25:59 Now, in the beginning, I hand wrote addresses. It was kind of a pain and the tush, I think I only did it like one or two and I said, I'm done with this. And I ended up using my little home printer, which yes, it cost a lot in ink, but I did that until I could buy something called a thermal printer, which is about a hundred to 300 whether you get it used or new on Amazon or eBay, wherever you get it, and the thermal printer prints with heat. So you actually don't have to pay for ink, which is pretty darn cool. Right? Okay. So let's review business license number one second, sell your stuff that's collecting dust in your basement, in your garage. I don't know, maybe in the corner of your room and sell it on Craigslist, eBay. Just get cash for the stuff that you already have laying around your location.
26:48 Number three, take that cash and buy some inventory to sell to your products and remember by small you need to test it out. Number four, get your online booth or shop. I use Shopify and recommend Shopify to get started. Number five are your shipping products and you can do that after your customers place an order because we have this really convenient store called Amazon. Number six, you can add branding Vista prints, you can get usually now the time you're listening to this, they might have some other promotion going on, but I've usually been able to find for your first 500 business cards for free and then numbers seven your shipping labels, DIY it, and then eventually start buying a thermal printer. Now as you grow your company, or maybe as even when you start, you're like, don't wants to deal with shipping. Oh no. Well, good news is there's a happy medium between shipping products yourself and there's something called drop shipping.
27:52 And I do have a blog post about dropshipping or Alison prince.com that I, I really am not a big fan of dropshipping and you can read the article and you can find out why I actually like not doing it myself, but having someone else do it for me. And if you'll listen to episode nine I give you some really good ideas on how you can get your products to your customers without actually having to ship out to them. This is what allows me to continue running my eCommerce businesses while I'm living here in Puerto Rico. They do everything for me, including adding in my special branding items. Guess there's a cost, but it's one that you can build into your pricing. So how much does it start to cost an online store? Well, you can go into debt, spending thousands of dollars in inventory, having custom-built eCommerce websites, hire a team to handle all your customer service and all your shipping and all that stuff.
28:45 Or you can grow your business one profitable sale at a time. Reinvesting those products to buy more inventory to expand your business. Does it take longer? Yeah, but it works. So if you are stressed out about the money, guess what? There are ways that you can make this work. If you have money to go into it, great. You're just going to be able to grow faster. You've either got time or you've either got money and those are the two things that can help you grow your business faster. If you don't have money, you're going to have to spend more time. If you don't have time, they're going to have to spend more money. Isn't this so fun? I know I'm a total geek about this and I love that you are here kicking out with me about it too. Now, if you want to take the next steps into growing your online business, find out how my girls started their first eCommerce business that got them to their first six figures over at 0-100k.com, where I teach you the three secrets that I taught them because that's what I use to grow my businesses online. Remember, it's your job, your responsibility to go make money, and I am so excited to show you you can do this so that you can afford to live your dreams. All right, I'll talk to you next week.
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