Ep. 36 – The Best (And Hardest) Time to Run an eCommerce Store


It’s okay not to be okay.

This goes not just for consumers but also for business owners. eCommerce is booming, but it’s also becoming increasingly difficult to run an online store. Now more than ever, your mental health is just as important as your physical health.

In this episode, we talk about the importance of taking time for yourself, sharing some personal anecdotes on mental health issues and stress management. We also share tips and tricks so that you can keep being your best self. Learn to manage your business instead of letting it manage you.

If you enjoy this episode, please subscribe, rate, and share the show – it would mean the world to us. There’s more to come and we’re looking forward to sharing how to sell more on your online store in our podcast.


Episode Highlights

  1. About the growth in e-commerce and the challenges that small business owners are facing [00:58]
  2. Seek professional help if you’re struggling with mental health issues [04:02]
  3. Sometimes you just need to take a break [08:58]
  4. What Megan learned from her week-long break [11:00]
  5. Systemize repetitive tasks and delegate [19:40]
  6. Find your community (preferably a local group in your area) [21:30]
  7. How to manage notifications and emails [23:10]
  8. Declutter, eat good food, and exercise [27:27]


Links Mentioned


eCommerce Facebook ad challenge

About Karyn Parkinson

Karyn (“with a Y!”) is an eCommerce marketing specialist with a knack for high-converting Facebook ad funnels and website optimisation. Through her eCommerce marketing agency and on-the-pulse training programs, Karyn’s helped hundreds of eCommerce store owners across the globe boost profits, generate more revenue, and achieve an ad-spend ROI of their dreams.