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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. r3L4x

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    I`m still thinking but now it is 80% that I will choose woocommerce for their freedom, because at any state I can go to shopify any time if I will not like manual system, wordpress is nothing for my I always worked with php and html scripts. I made lot of modifications in my scripts and mobile apps, also I worked in unity on game creation, but it whose only hobby.. :) where you from, I`m living as well in europe.
     
  2. Billy Batts

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    I guess you are from east Europe, I'm from the west, Netherlands to be exact.

    I work with html too but only for static pages and some game landers but for niche sites WP all the way!
     
  3. r3L4x

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    I`m still searching but now I will gonna go in woocommerce 99%, what you think about this plugin? It costs only about 90 usd. I think this beats all crap from shopify. :D

     
  4. Billy Batts

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    Yeah I know this plugin and I know several people who use it and the creator is also a member in this forum (and any other forum)

    They use to have only 3 themes but I think they now have woo integration so you should be able to buy a woo theme and hook it up.

    As far as I know it's a good plugin and that's about all I am going to say about it because I don't like the creator very much for personal reasons :D

    Keep in mind though, to run their plugin you need it to run on a Linux server/VPS so you spend a little more than that $90

    Good to hear! :)
     
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    I can't say thank you enough. I'm just getting started in this vast online world of marketing. Complete noon with no skills but this will change.
     
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    Hey firstly would like to say great post and lots of interesting information. From my understanding it all depends on being creative and making a well designed/named website for the products you are selling. The thing I don't get which I admit might sound like a dumb question but these days more and more people are using the internet to find the best deals on for example Amazon or Ebay, it's gotten so easy that for example my elderly parents even do that. How is it possible to sell products in whatever niche for profit if people know how to find deals. Even if you have a really well made and creative website and everything is quality why would people buy it there over places like Amazon. Is the profit from the fact that you are buying products in bulk and getting a discount or is there more to it? Thanks
     
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  7. legendishere

    legendishere Registered Member

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    i just love to know more about free promoting!
    I can do everything perfectly but really want to know a complete guide about free and paid promoting.
    Any suggestions?
     
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    Thanks, It is a great post who are in Dropshipping.
     
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    Though I've only read the first post so far, it's very helpful. Thank you.
     
  10. Billy Batts

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    Good to hear you find it useful.

    You're very welcome, everyone started with no skills at one point in their life :) GL.

    I totally understand the feeling as I have it myself a lot of times in IM. " Why would I do this or that if there are already so many people doing it and more will so every day"

    Don't get stuck with that thought too long because you will get depressed and fail. TBH I don't like it either, I don't even like the pace the technology is going, it has gone fast in the last decade and everything is getting a lot more difficult indeed but as long people around you are making money off it so can you.

    You pick a niche so you can build a website devoted to that niche, when you go to for example amazon, you have to filter everything out as it has so much stuff while a niche site is more clear.

    To actually succeed you will have to become skilled in marketing, do what every company been doing from the beginning of time and be good in incentive marketing, you need to trigger people. " Buy X now and get Z for free" that kind of bullshit even though it's never free but everybody is doing it.

    Why are people still buying crap from info commercials when they can go to amazon? It's all about marketing.

    That's too much for me too type but there is plenty to find on this forum plus I gave multiple free methods, you just need to stick with it even when it sucks ;)

    Thanks
     
  11. Bola

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    Thank you so much @op.

    Because of this kind of thread, I'm a proud member of BHW. Thanks
     
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    yeah, this one is very good, do not hesitate
     
  13. Billy Batts

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    You're welcome I hope it's useful for you in some way.
     
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    I was looking for that kind of experience about dropshipping and finally found here. Thank you so much for helping us.
     
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  15. Billy Batts

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    NP hope it will contribute to your journey.
     
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    Thanks for useful your guidance and advice about dropshipping. I have a good read and learnt lots of tips from you. And this line on the part: thiswebsitesucks..., really gave me a tear of laugh :D:D

     
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  17. Billy Batts

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    :D You're welcome.
     
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    i started a long time ago on dhgate and i started messaging sellers for there best price on a couple items and was surprised how low they would go and then i made my first purchase of a few hundred and stopped dropshipping and ive never looked back....my income soared and i had total control ie shipped myself to make sure my customers where taken care of
     
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  19. Billy Batts

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    Of course the old fashioned way of trading still works :) In Canada there was quite a cool show about a guy who did nothing else, it was called the "liquidator".

    Check out 1688.com ;)
     
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    I read the entire post and I would say this is the best dropshipping site guide I've found. Thank you OP for the detailed guide, which motivate me to start a in depth research before jumping to the business. As you said, we always see examples like earned 10k/100k per month and looks very easy to do(i think Shopify is over promoting their business), but in reality it is not easy for a starter.
    My plan is to build a successful dropshipping business in 5 years. I'll learn it well and move slowly.
    I Have a question OP, is it possible reach the 10k/month mark (time does not matter, maybe in 10 years is fine) for a person who is doing a day job and doing this part time? (I do not trust what blogs says, they may be promoting their business and Shopify)

    P. S. I live in a south Asian country (not India, Pakistan)