Can You Still Make Money from Shopify? – By Ricky Ahuja

by Jenae Reid on July 25, 2017



Shopify has been all the rage lately, both from a stock perspective, and as an alternative to setting up shop on Amazon. Many business owners identified it as a good opportunity for creating ecommerce platforms, and for creating a solid base for a business that can expand in the future.

Shopify is clearly doing something right, considering how over 50,000 online stores use Shopify tools and applications to generate income online. Moreover, creating an online store is not the only way you can earn cash by partnering up with Shopify, so in the following article, we will go over these approaches, and examine if they are indeed viable sources of revenue.

“Shopify is one of the best out-of-the-box online solutions available to quickly launch, grow, and scale your Ecommerce products online” says Imran Rahman, CEO – Ecommerce Freedom Group.

Setting up your store

In its core, Shopify is a website that allows you to sell goods online and basically set up and customize your store. Clearly, if you want to be an online merchant, then you must have a product that you wish to put on sale and you will need to make sure people see your product. Today, there are so many online shops you would have to compete with, and if you are not prepared to invest a lot of cash into your own website, then it won’t matter what platform you use; you will simply remain unnoticed.

Luckily, Shopify eliminates this need for creating an expensive website; all you need to do is create an account. Basically, think of Shopify like a big online shopping mall that rents you their space for your online store. Moreover, with all of their themes, it is far easier for you to customize your store than to pay for a web designer. In other words, if you do not have capital for starting your own online store, and you want to sell your items, then Shopify is a good option for you.

Affiliate program

If you don’t have products you can sell, but still want to earn money with Shopify, there is an affiliate program you can join. Basically, you refer Shopify to people who want to have their online store and you can earn up to $358 for each individual you refer this way. Alternatively, you can opt for the second option of this affiliate program, which allows you to earn residual income as a form of monthly payment.


It does have some limitations as it’s a “hosted platform,” meaning that it’s not hosted or installed on your web server. However, for the most part, you’re still able to do whatever you need to do to be able to sell your first or next million online.

In summary, Shopify is one of the best technology solutions to launch a well represented Ecommerce brand enabling you to cash in on the Ecommerce Revolution.


Ricky Ahuja, a serial entrepreneur, fifteen-year veteran of the industry and Co-Founder of InvioPro.

This article appeared in issue 39 of FeedFront Magazine, which was published in July 2017.



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