24 Ideas For Your Next Small Business In 2019
Price your products too low and shoppers might assume they’re low quality. Price them too high and you risk scaring some customers off.
Perkie Prints makes personalized printed pet products—everything from apparel to framed prints and fun projects in between. And Arounna Khounnoraj and John Booth are a couple who have been operating bookhou, an online and physical shop selling handmade homegoods and functional bags. If you love fashion and sharing your sense of style online, you can consider creating your own online fashion boutique. You don’t need to become a fashion designer either—you can simply curate items from other vendors into your own online store. Start your free 14-day trial of Shopify—no credit card required.
In any case, you’ll need to find a sweet spot that also lets you factor in the cost to acquire customers and offer discounts, especially if you plan on paying for ads. If you want to offer different options for your memberships, create variants. You can set different prices for each option and limit the number of times available, if needed, by editing each variant. On the service side of things, Let the Dog Out offers dog walking and “bathroom breaks” to his customers.
Depending on the printer you work with, you can turn your work into products such as posters or framed wall art, even greeting cards. There are plenty of digital templates and mockup generators like Placeit you can use to showcase your products without having to print out each item and conduct your own photo shoots. If you’re artistically inclined or know your way around a camera, you can dropship using a print-on-demand business model to let others physically own a piece of your work.
The Give & Grow Shopify app makes it easy to partner with charitable organizations and incorporate your mission into your business. You can set it up to donate a specific amount or a percentage of sales, or ask your customers to add a donation at checkout.
Just be sure you have the rights to the content you want to print or are using public domain assets you can freely monetize. Shopify has a free Digital Downloads app that lets you offer digital products in your store as easily as physical products. Launching your own book can be a great way to monetize a blog if you have or are looking to start one. Lulu xPress and Blurb are popular platforms to create, order, and distribute your own books as physical and digital products.