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[1000th POST SPECIAL] The Ultimate Shopify Guide to Making $100/Day! (PART 2)

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by nihalsad, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. nihalsad

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    Hope you had a good holiday but it's time to get back to work. 2017 is almost here and make sure to go all in this year and bank. After the last thread, I have seen tons of people banking with the method but a lot of you still were confused about a lot of things. So for my 1000th post I am going to make this method 10x easier and explain things that I have missed in the original thread. This guide will contain in-depth research tactics, advanced Facebook marketing, marketing with IG, all the apps I use on Shopify and as a cherry on top I have put the whole guide (first thread and this one) on video so even if you do get stuck anywhere just watch the videos to get a more clear understanding and there were a few things I missed out on the last guide which I have also included in the videos. And like always this is going to be a pretty huge post but the information you will get will certainly be worth the read. So let's get started.

    For anyone who hasn't read the first guide, please read that one first as this is a continuation of the previous thread here -

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    https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/method-the-ultimate-shopify-guide-to-making-100-day.895900/

    Reverse Engineering

    Would you like to know what other people are selling on Shopify? I know I do. I love applying this method to find other stores and see what they are selling and what is actually getting sold and also check their copies. This is a huge time saver and takes out a lot of the guesswork and testing.

    Okay lets assume you have your niche and you have chosen Game Of Thrones. Now head over to Aliexpress and search for Game Of Thrones and sort them by orders which will show you what's the best selling products in your niche. Now choose the first 3 - 4 products and copy the name. It's gonna be stuffed with keywords so you have to choose only a part of it. Then head over to Facebook and search for you product. name and you will see quite a lot of stores selling them. Look at the interactions - reactions to the post, comments, shares. If you see a product with a lot of comments and likes you can actually copy the whole thing. The ad copy, the image, the landing page as in how it's set up on the store. The only thing you have to do differently is test the targeting on FB ads. I know a lot of you find it pretty complicated but don't worry I got you covered with that too. Okay that's one way you can reverse engineer your way to find other products on Facebook.

    But there's another way to find stores in every niche you can think of. First head over to Google.com.
    Type in "site:myshopify.com keyword" and you will get every store that's selling products in that niche. Now how do you know if the store is actually selling items? The first thing you wanna check is the box that pops up on the left. It's gonna say "someone in city,country bought a "product." Stay on the site for a bit, you will get a good understanding of what products are selling. Test out with different keywords and go through a bunch of stores till you get some good idea of hot selling products. Once you have a list of products run it through Facebook and you will also find the ads for those products.

    Facebook Advertising For Shopify 101

    In the previous thread I didn't go that deep into Facebook advertising but in this one I will explain everything in details and give some amazing pointers to really kill it with Fb ads. Okay first thing I said was using the audience insight tool and getting the audience. I have explained it in a bit more details in the "Advanced targeting" video so make sure to watch it. Before you go about finding your audience here are some things to keep in mind women buy more than men (depends on the niche of course), age group should always be above 21+. You need to go in depth with the targeting because you have to understand that you have to find highly passionate audiences in your niche who are buyers.

    Next up is creating your ads. Like I said in the previous thread you should go for conversion ads but bear in mind that it's not the only type of ads that bring in sales. I will explain in a bit. But first for the conversion ads or facebook ads in general you have to understand that Facebook takes time in optimizing your ads. So in the beginning you WILL lose money and that's perfectly fine. I will give you a rough summary below that you should follow to know when to scale/kill your ads. I have explained this in more details in the videos. Once you create your audience remember don't go too broad with the targeting. Drill down to a point where your target audience is around 200k - 400k or somewhere around there. From the last thread I have seen a lot of you are just getting started with Fb ads so set your daily spend limit to $5 - $7 as $20 is a bit too much if you don't have a huge spending budget like me.

    Besides conversion ads you can also do Post Engagement ads which are PPE ads and I know a lot of people will say that for Shopify/Ecom conversion ads are the best way to go and yes they are but don't underestimate the power of PPE ads. Why? If you can create ads the right away these can go viral and get you insane amounts of traffic and sales. Let me give you an example I ran an ad that was a video and the video got a huge amount of engagement and sorta went viral. There was a product being used in the video and I put that up on my store and at the end of the description of the ad I said If you want to get the "product" click here - link. Now yes Shopify is great for to get started with the free+shipping but once you get a good idea of everything you have to run ads for full priced products. That product was priced at $29.99 on my store and I was outsourcing it for around $8 including shipping as I was paying extra for shipping and I got tons of sales at the full price. So the possibilities are endless.

    When to scale an ad -

    ◦Creating Your Ad
    ◦Conversion
    ◦Cost> $5 = Continue to run the ad for 3 – 4 days.
    ◦Conversion cost still high? Breakdown the interests and age group
    ◦Cost < $5 = Breakdown age groups ( 21 – 34) (35 – 45) (46 – 55)
    ◦Breakdown your interests into sets.
    ◦Increase your ad budget slowly.

    When to kill an ad -

    ◦No conversion
    ◦CTR > 5%
    ◦Run the ad for 3-4 days on a $5 to $7 daily budget.
    ◦Still no conversion? Your product is not targeted enough or interest group are not buyers.
    ◦CTR <5%
    ◦Kill the ad right away.

    Things to keep in mind when running Facebook ads. Testing is everything. I can't assess this enough. You may lose money on a few campaigns but you need only ONE winning campaign to make that money tenfold.

    Marketing with Instagram

    I am pretty sure at the point everyone of you know how to grow IG accounts if you don't follow Cryogenesis's thread and you will get a good idea. Everyone is focusing on OG ads and other CPA platforms to monetize the traffic but I haven't seen one person try what I am about to show you. Okay so you have your IG accounts and you continue to grow them. Now how do you make money with those and Shopify? It's really simple. You do giveaways. The item is free of course but they pay for shipping. And to get more traction to your giveaways in the bio this is how you bring huge amounts of traffic to your site. Make a collage of several items and make post like this -

    Massive GIVEAWAY!
    -
    We’ve decided to giveaway 10 "product name"! -
    Here’s your chance to win:
    - Product name A
    - Product name B
    - Product Name C

    AND (1) 2017 Limited Edition Product Name!
    - Follow these 3 EASY steps to enter:
    1. Follow @AccountName
    2. Tag 3 friends & tell us what you favorite part of is!
    3. Repost this post

    (1) winner will be announced TOMORROW in the captions at 12 PM PST. Must be following our account for valid entry. Good luck!

    Make sure to use emojis and target niches around females and you are good. Now I would recommend giving away some items for free and ask them to post pictures once they receive it. When giving away free items just make sure to give the items to people with huge followings and that in return will get you sells as well which is pretty obvious.

    The second way to get sales with Instagram is to buy posts and links of niche targeted pages. I have explained this part in more details in one of the videos so just watch it and you will understand how to do it.

    Apps that you should use on your store -

    1. Fomo - This is a must have app that shows notification of every sale you get on your store and this really helps with conversions.

    2. Product Upsell - In the previous thread I mentioned how important upsells are and this is the app I use to do upsells.

    3. Hurrify - Now I got a lot of questions for this one. Remember that bar I showed in the previous thread that I use to create scarcity. Yeah this is the app I use to make those.

    4. Trackr - This app lets you build a tracking page on your store which drives conversions up massively and builds trust with your customers.

    5. Order Limits - This is the app I use to limit orders so a person can only place a certain number of a certain product.

    6. Abandonment Protector - This is the app I use to get customers back after they leave on checkout. You will be surprised how powerful this app can be when used properly. Just give proper leverage ( discounts, extra products) and wait for you sales.

    7. Oberlo - This app will let you automatically get products from Aliexpress. This makes our work much much easier as you can put a huge amount of products on your store and make it look really professional in no time.

    The Whole Guide on Video -

    Code:
    https://www.udemy.com/how-to-make-money-online-with-shopify/?couponCode=1000TH
    I spent hours to create these videos as I wanted my 1000th post to be as impactful as possible. I put it on Udemy so I can add new content later on if needed so enjoy the course and this course is for BHW exclusively so the coupon is only for you guys. If you don't understand anything from the guide I have explained everything with visual examples in the videos so just find the section you are facing difficulty with and watch that one. If you need extra videos on anything from this guide just ask and I will add them up. Also I do recommend watching the whole thing as I have missed some things in the previous thread and explained them in details in the videos.


    Conclusion and Final Words

    There you have it, my 1000th mega post as promised. I have explained everything I possibly can in in-depth details and also put the whole thing on video. And if you follow everything I have mentioned and your store still doesn't make you money, I don't know what will. Don't just read this, go and apply this method with your own twists and variations and if you struggle with anything just watch the videos or ask in the thread. Take action and make 2017 your year!
     
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  2. mangoodi

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    congratulations for achieving one of the landmarks
     
  3. unclefonzi

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    Congrats! One question, how do you do tracking when drop shipping from Ali. I use WP btw not shopify.
     
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    Here's how you can find out if a product is selling like crazy and being dropshipped.

    If you look at the aliexpress orders, you can see a part of the persons name, if you see hundreds of that same name, it's definitely being dropshipped by someone successfully, and definitely really profitable!
     
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  5. Warwolves

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    Thanks bro. May I know how much you are earning from this strategy?
     
  6. nihalsad

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    Everytime you order from Ali you will get a tracking number.
     
  7. tephreos

    tephreos Newbie

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    Thanks a lot, I've been thinking about doing this but I've stumbled upon a problem:
    on shopify I'd get paid through paypal, but on aliexpress I can't use paypal, so I either have to use my own money to buy from ali or I have to wait for paypal to transfer the money to my card, which is pretty slow. So what's the solution to this?
     
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    I think you get paid to your bank account by Shopify. You get your payments in 3 days and most products are shipped in 2-3 weeks. Just wait until you get paid to order the product. 3 days doesn't make a big difference.
     
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    Good point but this won't always work and most of the time people doing dropshipping tend to just put the buyers names while ordering.

    I make a good steady income.

    I have already answered this in the original thread. Your customer will get the orders after 4 - 5 weeks and transferring from Paypal to bank takes a 3 - 4 days depending on where are located. A few extra days to process the order won't make a difference.
     
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    thanks you so much. This is gold
     
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    one question, do you send to your costumers the product track id? if yes, they can see the origins (china) of it.
     
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    Finally! Thank you and I wish you a happy new year 2017! ;)
     
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    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Nihal when you look at the CTR you select CTR(Link) correct? or CTR(ALL)? Great guide btw. I followed what you wrote in your previous thread and already made $300 in sales so thanks a lot. I'm having problem scaling up maybe I can contact you and ask a few questions if you have the time?
     
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    It's a great method, but the only thing that bugs me is that is takes 4 weeks for customers to receive their products. In my area, people are used to get products they buy online the very next day. After 3 days they'd get annoyed and after a week, i feel like they would either cancel or complain and ask their money back. No way someone would order a second time. How is this in the US? Are people okay with waiting so long in the US?
     
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    Thanks for sharing. If i could get 50 a day, i will be huge.
     
  17. Tanolis

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    Great guide as always nihal.. congrats on your 1000 post.. you rightly mentioned about instagram and its so powerful user base to have lots of conversions.. what would you say if I have to choose between facebook and instagram which would be better in term of ROI and the fact I am new to shopify.. thank you again for wonderful post..
     
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    Really appreciate all the effort you put into your guides!
     
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    Great guide, as always :)
     
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    Any idea how to streamline interests?

    For example, if you are selling a nightvision googles dropshipped from aliexpress, how would you find the right audience?