Hey there, @Bill26
Bo here fro, Shopify Support!
Choosing what to sell should really be a personal decision. Is there anything that you have expertise in or are very passionate about? Selling something that you know a lot about is definitely the best option as it means that you know what is good quality and what is not, what will sell and what won't and you will be able to write convincing product descriptions that will upsell the products themselves. We have this guide on choosing what to sell on Shopify that I would highly recommend taking a look at. We also have this guide on How to Find Niche Products to Sell Online.
Marketing can definitely be tricky when getting started. The most important thing to do whilst getting started is determining and defining who your target audience is. That is why it is suggested that you pick a niche product, so you can narrow down the market and do your marketing more effectively. Here are some great articles here on making sure customers find you:
As you mentioned that you were finding the platform difficult to use, I'd recommend taking a look at our Shopify webinars for sure. These short tutorials take you through all the basics of creating a store such as adding products, variants, collections, theme changes and pointing a domain to your store. You should be able to sign up here if you would like. We also have a free business course with our Shopify Academy that I would really encourage you to look at if you get a chance: http://bit.ly/2Qt6Ay6.
All the Best,
Finding what to sell is the Million $ question.
It's not only what to sell, it's also about how to sell (Marketing and sales).
After being in the dropshipping for more than 3 years and testing & selling many products, my team and I created EcomXFactor.
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(Without Wasting Time and Money Testing Products That Don’t Work).
Unlike other product research tools, we limit our user base in order to prevent saturation of our winning products.
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Obviously I'm biased as I am the founder of this platform, but I truly believe it's the most advanced platform for product research in the market and we love hearing feedback and improving our offer based on our customers' needs.