Let’s Reach Success: The Very Best of 2016

Let's Reach Success: The Very Best of 2016

A lot was published here on Let’s Reach Success in 2016.

From what I calculated, it’s 444 blog posts this year.

In fact, publishing twice a day is now the norm, with all the guest posts I receive. How awesome is that!

Decided to create a ‘Best of’ list with some of the content I consider most inspiring and/or useful.

Last year’s post of this kind listed 3 top articles for each month. Now, I want to try something else as there’s a lot more content worth your time, and the topics covered on LRS are more too.

Let’s divide it into categories, so that you can check out only what you want to learn more about.


Lifestyle Design

Regular Life Will Never Make You Happy. Here’s Why (and What to Do About It)

The Rise of The Lifestyle Business: What is It and How It Provides The Ultimate Freedom

How to Think and Live Like a Millionaire: The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need

What Is Lifestyle Design?

Why This is The Best Time Ever to Follow Your Dreams



How to Stay Focused When There Are So Many Distractions

My Best Practices: 20 Tips to Stay Ultra Productive While Living The Laptop Lifestyle

5 Simple Tips To Making Your Afternoons More Productive

Why We’re So Good at Procrastinating But So Bad at Being Productive

How to Get Things Done When You Have a Few Minutes to Spare


Life Hacks

Always Tired? Here Are 8 Things to Do to Never Be Tired Again

Life Hacking: What Can You Really Hack in Life

6 Ways to Exercise Your Brain For Better Thinking Skills

10 Creative Ways to Learn a Foreign Language

Life Optimization: How to Live The Smart Way



5 Best Podcasts for Entrepreneurs That Are Worth Your Time

The Real Definition of Entrepreneur and What it Takes to Become One

8 Actionable Ways to Build a Fearless Entrepreneurial Reputation

Shape and Strengthen Your Startup Culture with These 5 Tips

Foundr: How to Launch a Wildly Successful Digital Magazine like Nathan Chan



22 Brilliant Tips from the Authors of Rework on How to Work Smarter

How to Get More Organized in 10 Minutes or Less: A Quick List

6 Causes of Stress in Life and Business and How to Deal with Them

How to Manage Workload and Never Be Overwhelmed Again

4 Great Office Design Techniques to Improve Office Productivity



7 Qualities You Need to Develop to Get Promoted

Is It Time to Make a Career Change?

Climbing The Business Ladder: Top Positions and Salaries Depending on Your Degree

An Introvert’s Guide to Growing Confidence for Career Success

How To Get That Promotion in 2017 Without Working Longer Hours



How to Stop Trying to Change Someone in 9 Steps

A Guide to Self-Healing: 10 Steps to Loving Yourself Again

6 Ways to Keep Your Relationship and Finances on Track

How to Deal with Negativity from Others on Your Entrepreneurial Journey

5 Steps to Fixing Your Relationship with Yourself



Basic Travel Tips for Self-Improvement Lovers

Air Travel Hacks: How To Find Business Or First Class Flight Deals

Work While Traveling: 6 Tips for Getting Things Done on The Road

How to Go on Your Dream Trip on a Small Budget

Extreme Budget Traveling: Quick Travel Hacks for Your Next Adventure



Can’t Sleep? Here Are 7 Things You Can Do to Change That

7 Natural Stress Relievers That Will Improve The Quality of Your Life

Intermittent Fasting: It’s Not a Diet, It’s a Lifestyle Change

What The Okinawa People Do Differently to Live to 100

12 Evening Habits to Include in Your Night Routine for a Successful Tomorrow


Life Lessons

20 of The Deepest Existential Questions (And What I Think About Each)

50 Important Truths I’ve Learned About Life

Why Acceptance is The Answer to Most of Your Life’s Problems

Saying Yes to Less: The Art of Being Selective When It Comes to Your Time and Life

What is Lifelong Learning and Why Saying No to It is a Huge Mistake


Online Business

Online Business Ideas: How to Find Them and Where to Start

10 Things You Should Keep In Mind To Succeed As A Freelancer

10 Profitable Business Ideas for College Students

How to Create a Killer Instagram Account That Will Set You Up for Success

How To Create An App: A Step-by-Step Guide on Making Your First Mobile Application



10 Proofs of The Connection Between Your Level of Success and Personal Development

The Only 10 Ways to Become Rich

How to Accomplish Goals Faster Than You Can Imagine and Never Lose Motivation

The 6 Things Every Millennial Should Do Early On for a Massively Successful Life

How to Be Adaptive When Things are Changing Fast



3 Things That Helped Me Overcome Social Anxiety

The Ten Confidence Habits That Helped Me Increase Self-Esteem

8 Ways Other People and Stuff Suck The Self-Esteem Out of You

Stop Being Shy and Increase Confidence Today in These 3 Ways

4 Ways to Stop Fearing Being Judged and Start Living Your Life


Hope  you enjoyed this list.

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Becoming an Online Merchant: 4 Tips to Find the Perfect Product to Sell

Becoming an Online Merchant: 4 Tips to Find the Perfect Product to Sell

E-commerce is a booming industry and will only continue to grow in the coming years. That’s why it’s not so surprising that there are plenty of people who want even just a small slice of the proverbial pie.

But whether or not you are looking to establish a full-blown online store or would simply want to supplement your income by buying and selling items on the side, you have to pick a product to sell that would, well, sell.

With the right marketing strategy, one can argue that anything and everything can be sold online. However, the real challenge is finding a product that is conducive to success. How do you find that product? Here are a few pointers.

Finding The Ideal Product to Sell

1. Target Hobbyists and Collectors

You’ll be surprised by just how much money hobbyists and collectors are willing to spend to fuel their passions.

If you have a knack for finding rare items, you’ll be a big hit with collectors. Whether they’re interested in action figures and toys, lapel pins, first edition books, stickers, sports cards, or even antique dinnerware. Just make sure that everything is legitimate.

Meanwhile, there is no shortage of hobbies on which people willingly invest their time and money.

Some of the more popular ones include biking, fishing, knitting and crocheting, calligraphy, model building (including radio-controlled vehicles), and handicrafts. Look for a leisure pursuit where you can act as the product-based solution and you’ll easily enamor yourself to these customers.

2. Something Hard to Find or Can’t be Bought Locally

There are some things that can be easily found in a local grocery store or a specialty shop — say gardening or baking supplies. But what about specialty foods, magician’s accessories, eco-friendly products, and fandom items?

Most likely, people will go online to find these. You can enlist the help of Google Trends and Google Keyword Tool to get a glimpse of what kinds of products people are searching for online and use the results as a guide to pick a niche product to sell.

You can also try to sell products that can’t be bought or difficult to procure locally, like Japanese Kitkats, the “three-story” alfajor Oreos, or Asian beauty products. The latter, in particular, is a good place to start since a lot of products are only available in select countries or regions but are available through wholesale Asian cosmetics websites. Do the hard work of sourcing these products (and offer them at reasonable prices) and see just how much your customers will love you.

3. Star with The Accessories Before The Big-Ticket Items

When people buy big-ticket items such as 4K TVs, high-end smartphones, and gaming laptops, they buy them only once. Their next purchase of these kinds of products will probably be in the next two to three years.

These are big investments, after all, and people are much more reluctant to spend huge amounts so often. However, accessories are much more common purchases and people are relatively more agreeable to spending more often on these items. Especially when they’re meant to increase the performance or ensure the longer life of the bigger product.

Think about HDMI cables and switchers for TVs, charging cables and power banks as well as cases and protectors for smartphones, and gaming accessories like a mouse, a keyboard, and a good pair of headphones.

If you already sell the big-ticket items, then it’s a wise decision to add the accessories to your online catalog. If you’ve yet to choose what to sell on your online shop and/or you have a limited capital, you should consider selling these kinds of accessories first.

4. Consumables Mean Customers That Keep Coming Back

Consumables mean that you will have a steady customer base and a rather reliable revenue stream. What’s more, when people need to order products from you regularly, it’s much easier to build a loyal customer base.

Think about specialty cooking ingredients (Himalayan pink salt, anyone?), supplies for arts and crafts, and even cosmetics. Just make sure you’re able to deliver each and every time, since you don’t know when your customers will run out of their stock or order in bulk in advance.

Of course, choosing which product to sell is just one part of a thriving online business, since you should also take into consideration the demand, potential competition, and reliable suppliers, among others. However, it’s also undeniable that finding a saleable item is a huge contributor to your business success. Good luck on your journey as an online entrepreneur!

If you're into ecommerce, you might be wondering what product to sell on your online store. Here are 4 great ideas that are sure to make you money and bring you loyal customers: #ecommerce #onlinestore #makemoneyonline #sidehustle