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Discussion in 'Making Money' started by carlfisher, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. carlfisher

    carlfisher Junior Member

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    How are you generating traffic to your shop? Is Facebook ads the main way to advertise or any better or good methods?

    I'm not sure how SEO works especially on a Shopify store, can it be done with Fiverr gigs?

    Opening my first store next week dropshipping from Aliexpress so looking for as much info as possible to get traffic and sales.
     
  2. dotgirish

    dotgirish Registered Member

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    FB / adsense advertising would be the fastest way to get traffic , you should send the traffic to a landing page and capture their email address and do professional follow up. Feel free to promote your offers and discounts in the email . That way you get the best ROI .

    Later you should start SEO and thus you might be able to bring down the advertisement costs. It is important to understand (for yourself) how much traffic you actually convert.
     
  3. fostdecile

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    I started with Facebook and contacting big guys in the niche for instagram. I would recommend setting up a shop with affiliates. People love attractive commission so about 7.5% is minimum. I spent 50$ a month on fb ads and now have about 15k loyal followers. Instagram followers are for more engagement as fb sort of forces you to pay for engagement.
     
  4. carlfisher

    carlfisher Junior Member

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    I'll look into the adsense advertising, I kind of know how to approach FB ad so I'll give that a try.




    I never thought of the affiliate part, that sounds like a good idea. I can add an app through Shopify for £9.99 a month to deal with affiliate tracking etc, will def look into that. Although I was trying to keep my marketing to the UK only for this shop, not sure its one that would do well worldwide. How would that work?
     
  5. fostdecile

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    Is there any reason you might want to stick to the UK? I would think about the potential revenue you will earn.
     
  6. carlfisher

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    To be honest theres not a big reason, that's where I'm based and I just about my first site being marketed in the UK, but I suppose I could work with worldwide if it helped.
     
  7. secretboy08

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    I own one and started it few months back.

    Social media is the name of the game at the start and at the start forget about profits. I tried facebook ads as well, didnt work much for me.

    Go with social media websites but multiple social media websites, the duo of instagram and facebook can easily give you a kickstart.