Should I use Shopify to start my online business?

Starting an online business? Here are the pros and cons of Shopify to help you. Matt also asks whether not going to university would effect him in the world of eCommerce.

Did you go to University? 

If you did, how did you come to a decision? If you didn't, what did you decide to do instead? 

For me, I chose to study at the University of Liverpool. Little did I know that I would end up being involved in the world of eCommerce. I definitely didn't need my degree to eventually start up my own business. There was no indication at all that I would end up there. I certainly didn't have the hindsight to know that I would eventually sell beauty products online! 

Question of the Vlog: Should I use Shopify? 

For me, I have always used Shopify when it comes to starting up any of my online businesses. I have found it immensely helpful when it comes to setting up a site quickly and without fussing over hours of coding. You can test the water out, get a lie of the land and decide what you want to do with it further down the line. I would highly recommend it to anybody starting out.

Watch episode 4 of this season's "An Entrepreneur's Vlog" below.   

About the Vlog

Welcome to Season 2 of “An Entrepreneur’s Vlog.”

This video series is all about life as an online business owner.

I’ll give you strategies, guides and free downloads to help you achieve success online, grow your confidence and prosper as an entrepreneur. If you run your own eCommerce business, wan to to improve your personal health and enjoy family life – this vlog is for you.

Takeaway points from this episode
Reasons to use Shopify: 
  • It's easy to use
  • You can use it to test whether your website is going to work
  • You can set up a site within hours
  • You don't need any coding experience