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Hello BlackHatWorld! I Finally Got To It!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by myxa, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. myxa

    myxa Newbie

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    Hi Everyone!

    I've known about this forum for probably a few years but never made an account and never posted. I dived in and started a dropshipping site that deals with fashion. I was debating on whether or not to focus on just 1 category (ex. watches) but it quickly grew to include a lot of categories. My SO is the one putting the products up, but luckily she loves to online shop. It works out though since she loves to online shop and now that's all she does instead of giving me a hard time lol.

    So anyway at first I narrowed down my audience based on age, gender, and their interest on my "competitors." I ran a 3 day FB ad with 6 different stock photos going to a direct link on my site. The result was:
    Reach: 2,701
    Link Clicks: 18
    Cost per link click: $1.12
    $5 a day
    No sales

    I ran a View Content ad for 1 day with the same audience and the most engaged FB photo and the result was:
    Reach:464
    View content: 1
    Cost per view content: $5.57
    $10 a day
    No sales

    Next I created a blog post similar to "10 things......" on my website with photos that link to products on my website, but the post itself doesn't sell you on the items. With that I created a post on my FB linking to that blog post. After running it for 4 days the results so far:
    Reach: 2,619
    Post Engagement: 582
    Cost per post engagement: $0.03
    $10 a day
    I also included more countries, and attempted to have the highest "Ads Clicked" in Audience Insight this time. There aren't any shares and most of the engagement is in the form of likes on IG, except for 4 likes on FB.

    Next I created a FREE just pay shipping offer for 1 of my products on my site. I made that into a post and ran an ad for 1 day so far. The results for that:
    Reach: 4,684
    Post Engagement: 957
    Cost per post engagement: $0.02
    $20 a day
    That resulted in a lot more likes on FB and Instagram, no shares however.

    I set up FL to run IG, and put about 30 product photos. It's a pain since I have to do it manually.
    That resulted in my first sale. Someone reached out through DM and asked where they can purchase a product that was on my IG. I linked them to my site and chatted and they purchased. So I pretty much opened my site Sunday and 6 days later got my first sale. So I do have a few questions.

    1. Should I put more focus towards 1 particular category and then branch out to the rest?
    2. Should I put all my effort into making the most blog posts I can and then letting them sit, or can I just post them over time?
    3. Would it be better to get shout outs or focus on the ads?
    4. What are some tools that you use to help you out?
    5. Any useful tips for acceleration?

    Thank you for taking your time to read about myself and my journey.
    -myxa
     
  2. 55trillion

    55trillion Power Member

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    Welcome to BHW

    Good luck
     
  3. myxa

    myxa Newbie

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    Thank you!