Apatones.com – The Best New Online E-Commerce Store
A few years ago I wrote a silly little thing, took a photo of it, and posted it on Facebook. This is what I wrote and it may have led to Apatones.com – The best new online e-commerce store.
Fans of The Beatles will (or at least bloody should) recognize that these are the lyrics of A Day In The Life. I posted it on Facebook and got quite a few ‘likes’. Always one to go fishing for more likes and validation in my life, I decided to start writing more. I probably came up with about 20 or so song lyrics that could be tweaked into a to-do list.
Then, I ran out of songs and… well, stopped doing them.
A Slow Fall Into E-Commerce
Things moved on and life carried on, and as you can see or already know, I moved out to Thailand several years ago to begin a new and sweaty life. Now, obviously I could dine out on just my charm and good looks for the rest of my life but I need to make some kind of living and the world of E-commerce seemed like a good way to go.
Initially, I tried to sell via Amazon FBA, but one issue after another soon turned that possibility into a non-starter. I will never forgive Jeff Bezos for the fact he cost me money and time. This kind of deal with it a bit – Amazon FBA Headaches
Basically, if I can give any advice for anyone trying to set up and Amazon FBA business is to read everything you can before starting. I jumped in without finding out what was required. It was frustrating but a good lesson.
A List Of Potential Possibilities
I began searching for the next plan to become the kind of person that drinks champagne on private jets (aim high). I watched countless videos on YouTube of how this or that person made $40,000 in one week by working 2 hours or how they “just did this” and instantly retired at the age of 22. Most of that…… is utter bullshit (what a surprise!!)
Then I started researching Shopify stores, and more specifically, Print On Demand stores. The possibility of not holding or shipping stock and ‘just’ come up with ideas and marketing seemed like a good avenue to pursue. I’ve made mistakes, and I’ve sometimes put off doing certain things in sudden bouts of fear of the unknown, but I finally have an online e-commerce store. It’s no the finished article, and I have a long way to go, but I’m finally a little bit proud of what I’ve done so far.
If you’d told me a couple of years ago that I would have built my own website, I probably would have assumed you were either mental or we’d entered a parallel universe. But that is exactly where I find myself.
To-Do Or Not To-Do? There Is No Question
That heading above is one of the ‘tag-lines’ I’m using for the site. As I say, I’m on a learning curve and things are likely to get very steep. I have lists from songs such as The Beatles and movies such as Jaws.
Yes, who would have thought you’d ever need or want a bag with a Jaws inspired to-do list on it! That’s what people will find on the best new online e-commerce store! Well, top 10 at least 🙂