Starting A Store From Scratch: Month #3 Update

By Dennis Last update December 7, 2017 Comments: 2

Three months ago, I launched an online store called Apes In Space where I sell space posters. The first months were all about getting everything set up and to start some of the foundational marketing activities. But without many orders to show for. November was a busy month, I started running Facebook ads and there was the […]

The Black Friday Hangover

By Dennis Last update November 29, 2017 Comments: 4

Icon by Noun Project Black Friday, Cyber Monday and all the days around it were a HUGE success. The biggest and baddest online retail day ever seen! More traffic in a single day than in a normal year Triple digit revenue growth! Retailers put out statements and press releases. Ecommerce platforms discuss gross merchandise volume. […]

Sprout Update: October 2017

By Dennis Last update November 2, 2017 Comments: 5

About two months ago, I launched a new online store, Apes In Space, where I sell posters with cool space images. I did  a launch post and an update at the end of the first month. This post is what happened during the first full month of the store. As with every update in this Sprout Series,I’ll show […]

How To Spy On Your Adwords Competitors

By Dennis Last update October 29, 2017 Comments: 2


Every time you Google something for your store, it is right there, your competitors ad, right in your face. You’re not sure what they are doing, but it sure would be great to have an ad right at the top any time someone searches for a relevant keyword. And it must be working, because you’ve […]

Is Dropshipping The Root Of All Evil?

By Dennis Last update October 17, 2017 No comments

Like many I got interested in online business after reading Tim Ferriss’ book The 4 Hour Workweek. The idea of setting up a business once, and then having it make money on autopilot sounded awesome. But it’s only after trying to do exactly that many different times that I discovered what it actually takes to […]

Sprout Update: September 2017

By Dennis Last update October 12, 2017 No comments

Last month I launched my new online store, Apes In Space. Quick recap if you haven’t been following along: I sell posters with cool space images. As you can read in the launch post, I didn’t do a big bang launch. My goal was to slowly get the word out while I worked out all […]