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Dropshipping Journey to $100 per Day

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by PBNSurprise, Jul 2, 2019.

  1. PBNSurprise

    PBNSurprise Elite Member

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    i started using a dropshipping platform online where they fulfill your orders. i put in a sourcing request. although it looks like they already have my product on their marketplace. i still am confused with how to set everything up. but i should be able to figure it out. if my aliexpress order gets closed tomorrow, then i'm going to just give up on aliexpress. fuck you aliexpress bitches. i'm going to basically export my orders that need to be fulfilled into an excel sheet, and manually upload it to this dropship platform so that they can start sending it out. then i'm going to stop using aliexpress for good. they have a fuckton of problems with their payment verification. hopefully i can set up on this dropshipping platform with little guidance. the support with these things usually tends to be very shit. as in, no one can provide immediate solutions. instead, you need to sit on your ass for a day or two until some bullshit finishes up processing. but yeah, i'll figure it out.

    my list of things to do before i start up ads:
    1) set up with dropshipping agent
    2) set up zendesk
    3) call turbo tax and see if it would be beneficial for me to start. and how am i suppose to pay taxes on my revenue
     
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    Fast and Curious Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I was actually going to ask you if you would recommend ppl to use an agent from the start. Could you give us some info on how much they cost and how to find them etc? I'm not sure how to set the process up.
     
  3. tommywoods

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    Bro I am so motivated by your journey! I just spent 3 hours reading all your posts and am very happy that you succeed now and prove all those haters wrong.

    I used to do instagram influencer and I hit a winner and made $700 within 2 weeks in July. I then move onto building a single product store according to Gabriel's video and run facebooks ads following his method.

    I run 12 LAA and 10 Broad single interest but then all ad set CPM were super high (like $30-$100) and I killed all of them

    I have spent $300 so far by testing and testing but still can't lower CPM

    I saw you also got very high CPM before and how do you lower them?

    Also, what dropshipping agent would you recommend? Most people recommend CJ dropshipping but Gabriel suggests Shipup. What do you think?
     
  4. TyrWinter

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    Hey man, congratulations on your journey so far! I am in the middle of the grind also, going to start working on ads soon! But i was wondering, you say to go with an agent right off the bat, but i have read that they require a minimum amount of orders per day to work with them. Any recommendations there?

    Keep at it, mate! You are gonna bring it BIG!
     
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    Good luck. Following.
     
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    your journey inspired me, I have spent few hours each days to follow words one by one, I am going to build a store right away. Thank you bro
     
  7. Media Nomads

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    Good luck I really do hope this one works for you, if not don't give up just find your niche. And do what you love, we always learn from our mistakes.
     
  8. Global360

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    We're also drop shipping since 2015. Quite new, but definitely improving and eager to earn more! :)
     
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    yuuzokun Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Make sure to highly perform your due diligence once looking for an agent. I know people who got scammed or got items for higher prices than they're worth.

    While it's the ideal thing to do, it could become a nightmare.

    Following your journey. Good luck!
     
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    Don't get discouraged man! Good things don't come easy :)
     
  11. PBNSurprise

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    UPDATE: My first $1,000 in a day

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    about 30% of that is profit. i clearly crushed my initial goal of $100 in a day. i'm going to try to maintain daily $1k per days now. haha can't believe i'm saying that. that's $30k a month in sales, about 9k per month in profits haha. pretty awesome stuff. add that to my day job salary and i'm making around 14k per month. awesome!

    as for the agent. i googled dropshipping agents and selected the first link. i didn't know how to find one on upwork or anything like that. so i just picked the easiest way to locate. i was getting each product at $4.50 epacket. but from the agent it's $5.70 USPS shipping. so increase in price but faster shipping. so far i'm doing it this way
     
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    since most of your customers are from the US why don't you just buy the product from the manufacturer send it to amazon FBA .
     
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    totaly agree
     
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    Are you still scaling with only the value-based LLA and retargeting campaign? Also how many purchases did you have when creating your LTV file? Crazy how similar my experience has been to yours. Though I haven't quite been able to break even yet. Thank for sharing this, very motivating.
     
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    i don't have a ltv file. and still value-based LLAs and retargeting

    i've been cracking $1k days but once i factor in the ad costs and costs of good i'm only at 8% profit. the ad costs really fucking kill me. the last 2 hours of the day i'm spending like $40-50 and not getting any purchases for the whole hour. that completely kills my profits
     
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    UPDATE

    i'm now optimizing my ad delivery for VALUE. this is a new option that becomes available once you have enough conversions. you can set a minimum ROAS and facebook ads will try to stay above that. i paused all my ad campagins and duplicated two LLAs at $500 per day each. i optimized them for value. will see what happens there. i'm at $888 in revenue for today, about 21% profit. lately i've been getting 8-11% profit on average. so yeah i really need to bump up my ROAS. sucks when you make thousands of dollars and you only get like $150 of that as profit. no good.
     
  18. John Joe Doe

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    good luck I am trying to do the same thing and also posting about it do you have any suggestions for me because this is your 3thrd venture and you have experience(like what I shouldn't or should do this is my first venture)
     
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    Cool journey.

    How are the chargebacks? Do people get impatient with shipping times or product quality and ask for refunds?
     
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    UPDATE

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    about 20% profit. no chargebacks so far. also barely any support inquiries to my email, despite getting 40-50 orders per day
     
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