Every year Shopify hold a competition where anyone can start an online business and jump into the ecommerce industry, which is a massive market and growing exponentially.  You can see more about the competition in the video below:

You can signup for the competition right now, here. Once you signup, you’ll be invited to join the competition at your dashboard.

There is a private forum for all competitors, and you get lots of advice along the way.  There is really no point in not trying, and there is so much you can get out of it.  There are some basic intro videos to watch, then it is just a matter of getting it going.  The lowest plan is only $20 or so a month, so there is little risk and lots to gain. You even start off with a 2 week free trial, so you can checkout the system before committing any money at all.

For this year’s competition, the nine stores that sell the most in their respective categories over a two-month period will each receive $50,000 in cash and a VIP trip to New York for an exclusive meeting with their competition mentor.

You can more information on the announcement here.

I will be participating this year, and I am really looking forward to seeing how much I can learn and how much I can grow in a year. Note that the winners of last years competition all did over $1,000,000 in sales within 8 months.  It is a competitive competition, but it has tons of potential.

*The competition is open to residents of US (select states), UK, AUS, NZ, and Canada. Although strict gaming laws prevent us from making prizes available in every country, everyone can participate in the competition and gain access to exclusive mentor advice.

Even if you aren’t in one of the countries above, you can still join and learn with everyone else, you just can’t win.  I’d highly recommend it nonetheless. If you get involved, please comment below so we can connect!