My Shopify Story

My Shopify Story

UPDATE #1:

Today I want to share some insight into the drop shipping portion of my business with Shopify.

When I first started out I had no idea what drop shipping was, what Shopify was or how I was going to make a business out of it. I eventually came across numerous posts of folks making a good living drop shipping. This means they never even touched the products they were selling. They simply created a webstore to sell things from other sellers. This meant they could keep the entire profit margin without ever handling a project. They just needed to be good at marketing their stores.

You can read more on drop shipping on Drop Shipping Wikipidia.

I thought I can do this! A lightbulb exploded within my head. I started a Shopify store with the help of  blizzard fuel. Their most recommended providers were Shopify and Bigcommerce. I tried them and decided Shopify was right for what I was trying to do with drop shipping. The store took only a few hours to set up so I’d say it was fairly easy overall. I was on my way around the proverbial financial raceway.

The next thing I did was download the oberlo app on shopify. It allows me to import things for sale on my store fast and easy with no hassle. I found a few products and I was well on my way. The app is still working great and I keep making increased sales in the store. I would highly reccomend this method because you can being on anything you find on aliexpress to sell in your store. It’s amazing because there are literally millions of products to choose from.

As soon as I imported my first products I decided to try some marketing. I had to drive some serious visitor traffic to the store and hope that some of them would buy my merchandise. I’ll tell you that there was quite a bit of trial and error. This was probably the biggest hurdle I’ve come upon in these endeavors. I started out marketing on Facebook. After all, I already had a facebook account and I got use to seeing other peoples ads. I thought I knew what I would need to do. I combined some of the examples I’d seen into my own ad and targeted it to my demographic. My niche for the first site was computer stands and cable organizers. This made it easy to target business people who would likely be in the market for my products. After a couple months of trial I was able to narrow my strategy down to a couple of solid performing ads. This was making me a semi consistent cashflow with a low spend of under $10/day.

That’s about where I’m at right now. I am going to keep working on the FB ads to improve my targeting and copy as well as explore other options for advertising. I know a lot of folks are having success with influencers so that’s likely where I’ll go next.

Keep an eye out for the next update!

 

 

 

 

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