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Drop shipping journey to some income at least (complete noob)

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by SMfelipe, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. SMfelipe

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    Alright guys and girls. I have another journey thread that has to do with a Facebook page. That won't be updated till I hit 50k so for now I'm here with my new journey with shopify.

    So about 2 weeks ago a buddy of mine told me about this and I thought it was interesting. Didn't think all that much but I thought I'd give it a try. Later on I got some big news and basically now I need to stop fooling around and actually make some money. Ive been appying for jobs but no dice. So I decided to try something that has obviously worked for so many people.

    So far I have a .com domain short two words (I was actually extremely suprised it wasn't taken already) Messaged a dude from china that has items up on aliexpress asked him about dropshipping options and he responded quickly telling me he's perfectly fine with it. Set up my shopify with two apps (forgot the names I'm typing this in bed on my phone) one that lists things automatically from aliexpress. I have a Facebook page for it, and I just added a ad with Facebook. Currently I'm only going to sell to usa based people. If the site goes well ill see where else ill ship too. I added a "shop now" button to a few of my pages including my project page as well. Hopefully when I wake up ill at least has some traffic going or likes on my page. But lets see how much I can actually make a day with this.

    Feel free to leave tips... please.
     
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    Suggest doing a little research on Amazon, Ebay, and other sources which might sell your product to see how it is currently selling.
     
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    Alright guys. I messaged a few sellers to confirm they do dropshiping and so far they've all said yes. I now have six items in my shop. Made a Facebook and instagtam page. My Instagram was an old account I never used(forgot I had it) and I'm running a bot with specific tags related to the niche. So far 100+ visits. And actually 7 items added to the cart. No one has bought anything but I'm hoping that will chage soon. Running a few ads on facebook. Spent about $3 and have about 3k reach
     
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    Goodluck on your journey
     
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    Holy shit guys. And actual update. So today I was looking at my facebook ads and realized it was way too much especially since I didn't seem to actually get anywhere with sales. Just as I was checking my phone after dinner I realized the shopify notification icon. So I went to click it. Today I made my first sale on my dropshipping site. Person bought almost $50 worth of stuff
     
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    Congrats on your first sale!
     
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    Alright guys I've run into a problem. Like the title states I'm a complete noob. I have two orders pending now and I got card checked. Ali wants to make sure I'm me and my credit card is mine. Is there a way around this?
    Thank you so much
     
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    Contact them, they will ask you to upload your card details and verify your identity etc. This is not much of an issue as you are using your card to ship to different addresses it has triggered their fraud detection. Contact them and explain what you are doing and confirm you id, you should be good to go from that point onwards.
     
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    interested
     
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    Ah thank you so much, my buddy told me I should buy aliexpress gift cards, I was just hoping there was a simpler way around it. Thank you
     
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    hey buddy! hows it going? any updates?

    wishing you luck pal
     
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    hey, not much actually made 4 sales and 6 items sold, and since then it hasnt really gotten much. i put a hold on it for now going to work on the site to make it look professional and go at it again though