[Journey] $0 to $5,000/month in E-Commerce

Feb 18, 2024
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whatup bhw,

im new here, but have seen this site pop up for a bit. finally decided to open an account and share my journey starting fresh with e-commerce. I've dabbled into e-commerce when covid hit, just before dropshipping blew up. I was doing the good old amazon/walmart to ebay dropshipping and was doing pretty good considering I had no knowledge of e-commerce. I then went to shopify dropshipping, no success on my first store, until I learned how to properly setup ads and optimize my page for conversions. My second store was very profitable, bringing in a couple thousand a month net profit.

i then got into wholesale FBA. learned the ins and outs: product research, ppc, listing optimization, keyword research. never found a product I was willing to pull the trigger on. I was working at the time, and the $1,000-2,000 needed for wholesale was a bit of a risk for me.

fast forward now I have my certificate in marketing & e-commerce, as well as experience in running multiple stores. I've learned product / keyword research, listing optimization, ads, and more.

Platforms I will be selling on:

  • Amazon (wholesale or private label)
  • Etsy (print on demand)
  • Ebay ( wholesale or dropshipping)

I have no clue what im going to sell on amazon or ebay, I am going to start product research today and see what I can find. preferably I want to get into automotive niche in ebay, so Im going to look for car part suppliers.
 
Wish you Goodluck on your journey
I'm starting something similar, but just on ebay
Can we connect on telegram to share ideas??
 
Good luck with your journey.

Do you plan to buy any amazon/ebay accounts? Or plan to grow organically.
 
UPDATE #1

created my etsy account and was banned right away, but that is a common problem. my account should be re-instated within 2 weeks. for the meantime, I will be moving forth with fba. currently researching products to sell, looking for both wholesale and private label opportunities. i wont be sharing the products here just in case a lurker steals my idea lol

I was looking to run a wholesale ebay store, particularly in auto parts or vintage clothing. i do see some opportunity in the vintage clothing market on ebay, you can search wholesale suppliers and theres a few that sell 100lb bales of clothes for $600-800. only drawback is I will have to ship to my house, manually take pictures of the clothes, then ship myself, which will add a major time restraint. I have inquired to a couple auto parts suppliers, as I am still interested in ebay motors.
 
Good luck for your journey. I tried to start etsy POD but failed hard. I recgonized that I have no clue :D
 
eBay: Still a good Platform for sellers since people are going there due to the fact that they get it cheaper than on AMZ
AMZ: high competition; what do you want to sell there precisely? Just tell me the Niche, and I can give you good advice - since I'm an FBA-Seller there.
ETSY: Digital Products might be a good idea; the margin is okay. -but the platform itself, from my point of view, gets stricter regarding new sellers. People get banned without even inserting one product.

PoD: I don't know who is earning money with that, same with dropshipping -> Talking about 2024.

If you are impressed by any design, go to Alibaba and order samples. And Import it to your country.
Much cheaper. You can start with FBM, so you save the storage costs on AMZ, and if you are 100% motivated and on time, you will get the rewards.

AMZ= Always think to have a threshold of 30% so that you can reorder or, in case of FBA, send it to Amazon Warehouse.
I never store 100% of the items in their warehouses since it's too expensive.

Best
z
 
And one thing to add: Don't start with all and everything together, depending on your niche and products. You also want to use Pinterest (dominated by Females) and other SM Channels.
You need to concentrate on one platform and scale to coordinate that and keep the operational business ongoing.

As everyone says, It's not a sprint; it's a marathon.
 
eBay: Still a good Platform for sellers since people are going there due to the fact that they get it cheaper than on AMZ
AMZ: high competition; what do you want to sell there precisely? Just tell me the Niche, and I can give you good advice - since I'm an FBA-Seller there.
ETSY: Digital Products might be a good idea; the margin is okay. -but the platform itself, from my point of view, gets stricter regarding new sellers. People get banned without even inserting one product.

PoD: I don't know who is earning money with that, same with dropshipping -> Talking about 2024.

If you are impressed by any design, go to Alibaba and order samples. And Import it to your country.
Much cheaper. You can start with FBM, so you save the storage costs on AMZ, and if you are 100% motivated and on time, you will get the rewards.

AMZ= Always think to have a threshold of 30% so that you can reorder or, in case of FBA, send it to Amazon Warehouse.
I never store 100% of the items in their warehouses since it's too expensive.

Best
z
i think im going to focus on amazon at first. likely wholesale. I have identified some products and found suppliers. private label isnt a bad idea but im not willing to put a big investment to really scale the product. Will start with wholesale then move to private label maybe in the future.

I'm going to put ebay on hold. when my etsy shop is re-instated i'll begin digital products or print-on-demand. I've actually spoken with an etsy shop owner who sells digital products, it is indeed a good idea from what I've heard
 
Goodluck! Will be following your journey. If possible, please also include details of how you run your ads.
 
whatup bhw,

im new here, but have seen this site pop up for a bit. finally decided to open an account and share my journey starting fresh with e-commerce. I've dabbled into e-commerce when covid hit, just before dropshipping blew up. I was doing the good old amazon/walmart to ebay dropshipping and was doing pretty good considering I had no knowledge of e-commerce. I then went to shopify dropshipping, no success on my first store, until I learned how to properly setup ads and optimize my page for conversions. My second store was very profitable, bringing in a couple thousand a month net profit.

i then got into wholesale FBA. learned the ins and outs: product research, ppc, listing optimization, keyword research. never found a product I was willing to pull the trigger on. I was working at the time, and the $1,000-2,000 needed for wholesale was a bit of a risk for me.

fast forward now I have my certificate in marketing & e-commerce, as well as experience in running multiple stores. I've learned product / keyword research, listing optimization, ads, and more.

Platforms I will be selling on:

  • Amazon (wholesale or private label)
  • Etsy (print on demand)
  • Ebay ( wholesale or dropshipping)

I have no clue what im going to sell on amazon or ebay, I am going to start product research today and see what I can find. preferably I want to get into automotive niche in ebay, so Im going to look for car part suppliers.
how much umake in just print on demand
 
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