Your hands will get ugly and dry packing orders. The Cardboard will suck any natural oil you have left in your once youthful-looking hands.
Margins can be slim. Fees and expenses will eat into your product’s profits.
It’s easy to reach 20K a month but not so easy to scale and reach 100K a month.
Boxes and packaging are NOT easy to source on Alibaba.
You need multiple streams of income and complementary products in your business.
Americans love to complain and do chargebacks.
Australians never do chargebacks and are generally nice and understanding.
Working for yourself is stressful. The reality is not like the dream.
You have to block a lot of copycats and nasty people on Instagram.
Friends, family, and your work colleagues don’t want to hear about your business and most don’t wish you success.
Superfans will admire you and you know you should be grateful for what you have created but sometimes you’re just not as excited about your business as they are.
You are constantly learning. Whether it’s Googling accounting terms and books recommended by other e-Commerce gurus or watching what your customers do and trying to decipher it. You are in learning mode all the time.
You’re always on the hunt. More followers. More sales. More. More. More.
Shipping delays are 80% of your emails.
Being online doesn’t necessarily mean less expenses. Your marketing expenses including your agency fees are basically rent.