Hi all, I'm about 9 months into my new ecommerce business. It has been beyond tough. My conversion rate on a good month is 1.5% on a bad one lower than 1%. I sell niche natural beauty products by relatively unknown brands. I feel that I have done everything I can and without significant investment in PCC/Adwords/Remarketing/Email Marketing/More Stock that this business is going to continue to flatline. I am seriously considering closing it down as I am so tired of working so hard and not seeing any results. I have - an online facebook group with 1.8k member ( this is shared with another beauty business). Worked with a range of influencers/bloggers to promote products and the store. Conducted a national skincare survey to grow my newsletter list to over 600 subscribers. Written relevant content for my blog. Run fbook/twitter/insta channels every day with good content (around 1.5 followers). I bring on new brands & products every month. I send newsletters every 2 weeks with original content in them. I optimise all products and content for SEO as best I can. I have a small Google Shopping campaign which is converting at just over 2% but I have not broken even yet. I wish someone had told me how competitive it was out there. I had no idea what I would be up against and thought that I would pick up the 'long tail' of the market - natural & organic skincare- which is huge. But I am not getting the traffic and not getting noticed amongst all my competitors. The beauty industry seems pretty cut throat. My growth is pretty static - on average I get 700 user hits a month and 10-15 orders. It appears that the countless hours I have put into marketing the business is coming to pretty much nothing. I have no more time and no more money to give the business. So what I want to know is - how long does it take to build up an ecommerce store? If I am seeing no real growth should I just give up the ghost as the products clearly are not selling? If I keep doing what I am doing then will SEO/marketing etc start to yield results? Or are the sales figures trying to tell me something more important? What I find most frustrating is that the people I do convert love the products, they like the website and the brands and the ethos of the business. I KNOW there is a market for these products but its just getting to that market which is proving pretty much impossible. Thanks for reading this far. Any experiences or suggestions most appreciated.