Entrepreneurship

Nik Sharma’s Playbook For Launching A DTC Brand

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Nik Sharma has helped launch DTC darling brands like Haus and Brightland.

And his team recently launched a new brand, JUDY, with the endorsement of none other than Kim Kardashian.

Let’s face it.

The man knows how to make a splash with a launch. (By the way, he’s only 23…)

Find out how he tests new brand ideas with as little as $300.

And the four channels he always recommends brands learn from the very beginning.

You can tune in above👆 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or anywhere you get your podcasts.

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On this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How Nik tests brand ideas.
  • How he went from working on social media strategies for celebrities to building a brand for himself around DTC as a 23-year-old.
  • The 4 channels every brand needs to focus on.
  • Nik’s favorite brands for everything from website design to social media.

What to listen for:

  • [2:29] What’s changed with the brands he’s been working with since Coronavirus hit.
  • [4:43] What it takes to get legacy retail brands set up to sell online.
  • [6:35] The importance of amazing creative.
  • [12:45] How to test a new brand idea with $300.
  • [18:47] How Nik thinks about attribution.
  • [20:13] Biggest mistake with attribution.
  • [21:14] How he got started in DTC.
  • [28:53] How he works with his clients.
  • [32:32] The 4 channels you need to master.
  • [33:49] Who to copy for SMS.
  • [35:06] Who to copy for email.
  • [35:59] Who crushes organic social.
  • [36:59] Best in the YouTube game.
  • [37:49] Best partnerships.
  • [41:43] Best websites.
  • [43:03] Who does a good job with influencers.

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This article originally appeared in the Privy blog and has been published here with permission.

About the author

Steve Hutt

Steve has entrepreneurship in his DNA. In the early days of online commerce, he achieved Power Seller status at eBay, which then propelled him to become a founding partner of VisionPros.com, a contact lens, and eyewear retailer. After a successful exit from his startup, he embarked on his next journey into agency work in e-commerce and digital strategy.

Currently, Steve is part of the Merchant Success Team at Shopify Plus, where he is a Strategic Advisor helping brands continue to grow and scale with the Shopify Commerce Platform.

To maintain his competitive edge and life of learning mantra, Steve also hosts and produces a top-rated weekly podcast show, eCommerce Fastlane, where he interviews Shopify partners and subject matter experts who share the latest marketing strategy, platforms, and must-have apps, to help Shopify brands build and scale lifetime customer loyalty.