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Dropshipping advice, tips and tricks for people that are new or have failed(probably long ass read)

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Billy Batts, May 16, 2017.

  1. Billy Batts

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    Thanks although so far I have configured my complete VPS on my own, I have Centos 7 core installed, then I installed Plesk and I managed to installed Fail2Ban, I changed SSH ports as the default ports had like 2k failed login attempts lol but for the future I will surely think of this.

    I am landed at the email problem right now! My VPS hoster isn't allowing mass email, even though I explained to them it's all white hat they don't care :mad: so now I am looking for a good SMTP provider and it's yet another thing I will have to learn, the road to my empire is fucking long with a lot of struggles but I will guarantee once I got everything set up the way I want, I will earn hard!
     
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    This was helpful, saving for later. I haven't tried drop shipping yet but it seems to be pretty profitable
     
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  3. Billy Batts

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    It can be if you come prepared because thousands of thousands of people are doing this and many starting it every day but only a few will succeed :)

    Glad you liked it.
     
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    Man, I just want to thank you so much for this thread because it came at a good time for me.

    I just started drop shipping myself and I decided to just start even though I know I'll make several of the noob mistakes you listed. I'd rather gain the experience than keep reading on it because I feel like I wouldn't start this way. So my mindset is that I know I'll make the mistakes, and I'm just going to try to make the least mistakes possible while doing this.

    In order to do that, I was reading huge threads on drop shipping, post histories of successful dropshippers, and searching threads for advice/solutions to my current bottlenecks. I actually landed on one of your posts on a similar topic before you started this thread and it really made me step back to look at my plan and stay more focused. I didn't look at your username at the time but I knew it was you who posted it because it was the same advice you posted in another thread.

    Thanks again! I'll be referring to this thread to readjust my plan and cut out as many noob mistakes along the way.
     
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  5. Billy Batts

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    That's great to hear man! Mistakes are always made as nothing is perfect but you could always try to keep the mistakes as minimum as possible. So I hope you will do well and if you some day succeed let me know ;)

    GL and don't give up.
     
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    Thanks for informative advice. I learnt a lot from free Udemy course you shared in this forum. :)
     
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  7. Billy Batts

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    That's good to hear, keep at it :)
     
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    Why would Paypal limit your account for 180 days if you can provide the tracking info to them? Or you can't ( that would be appear very suspicous to PayPal, of course)?
     
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    I asked them once and all they said was that you could reduce the time they will do this by providing good tracking so i asked them if I provide good tracking can I get rid of those dumb limits and they said no. Didn't feel like asking more because it's PP.

    Delivery from China doesn't always come with good tracking even though they say they do.
     
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    tPP doesn't understand shit about tracking, they just want the customer to be happy and the seller pay for the price.

    I think u got hit with a bad transaction very early in your journey, that's why u got limited. I mean, no dropshipper from china will have perfect tracking and great shipping time everytime(unless all of them are express shipping, which is very costly).
     
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    absolutely loved it, a lot of information and I'm glad to know that I'm actually on the right path
     
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    Another great post Billy! Thanks for writing it out!
     
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    you can try Bluehost, or Namecheap, they have great support and pretty good features as well

    good luck
     
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    Thanks for sharing, very useful informations.
    I do Dropshipping from AE, I refunded many orders, & never had any problem with them, They are more reliable .
    As for 1688 you will need to have agents + warehouse in china, I had the chance to talk to an Aliexpress seller & he said that most of AE sellers outsource from 1688 .
    Code:
    https://forum.alidropship.com/threads/some-questions-to-ginke.1270/
    And for Amazon, do you use a Normal account or there is another type of accts that works good for dropshippers ?
     
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    Yeah I have an updated version but it hasn't been edited yet where I also talk about the agents.
    I got a normal and prime account, in the updated version I talk a bit more about it.

    Amazon serves a total different purpose when it comes to dropshipping and you cant overcharge like you can on AE.
     
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    How do you get accepted by 2Checkout?
    Do you lie to them pretending you are not a dropshipper?
     
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    For 2checkout application you have to make sure you include Contact us, Shipping Policy, Refund Policy in your website. They don't like Free+Shipping store and make sure you have invoice from you supplier.
     
  19. Lol... I'm helping my wife with a woman's fashion drop shipping site right now... I was getting pissed, so I said fuck it and put a campaign for $150 for a niche related bed spread. Listed it high, and then put a 40% off discount while able to still make a small profit. Ended up at the end of the campaign, spending $150, to make a $45 sale which cost $35 to get from AE. A profit of $10. Wait, it took $150 to make $10... LMFAO!!!

    She dont want to do any article writing, so I'm being forced to learn about women's fashion. And now here I am, writing about this niche, as a smoking hot chick. It's weird. But I get to look at pics of hot chicks every time I help her out :D The feelings those stir, remind me that I'm not a 15 year old female, and that I actually AM still a US Marine! >:D
     
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  20. Billy Batts

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    Good to see you help eachother out

    The US Marine gives this story a total different vibe hahaha

    But yeah, it's not as easy as it looked huh are you experienced with FB ads?

    Check this out.

    https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/g...ds-marketing-course-2017-limited-time.940105/

    No man, didn't even have that problem, it's about tracking and PP told me everyone has to go through this.
     
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