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[Journey] Dropshipping my way to financial freedom, i have to...

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Dygnity, Jun 30, 2019.

  1. Fdiana

    Fdiana Newbie

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    best of luck OP
     
  2. InstaBen

    InstaBen Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Good luck, the partnership sounds like a great opportunity.
     
  3. Dygnity

    Dygnity Newbie

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    Thank you guys!

    Its definitely a struggle, but not nearly enough to make me toss in the towel. Appreciate the positivity <3
     
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  4. Dygnity

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    Thanks buddy!

    It definitely has the most potential. Partnering with someone who is already wildly successful (140M euro+ net worth, self made in a shithole region) seems like the best bet to getting me where I want to go.

    UPDATE #7

    So far, still sitting at 0 sales. I have had a lot of people contacting me with questions about the product, and I have tried my best to convert them but no luck as of yet. Still waiting to hear the first cha-ching from Store #1.

    I have revised the targeting on this store and I went from paying $0.16 per landing view, eating up over 50$/day for about 250 page views. Now I am getting about 400-500 page views a day for only 10$. Something has to be wrong though, as 2 days in a row of this have yielded no sales still. To be honest I am not entirely sure what to do other than change my focus product. A few add to carts on main product, and a few on various other products, but no dice beyond that. Maybe the product is trash. Maybe im too late to the party on the product. It just kills me because I feel like it should be moving, and I feel like im 1 or 2 creative tweaks away from recovering my money. Or digging a bigger ad-spend hole. Its 50/50.

    Store #2 is almost finished. I have to admit, my fiancee had significantly better products, ideas, and strategies. I took what I have learned so far and the site, products, descriptions- pretty much everything is leaps and bounds better than store #1. It should be live in the next day or so, and shes on top of some influencers for us. I didn't commit to any influencers for store 31, and maybe that was a mistake.

    Based on the 120$ in ad spend that went down the toilet, shes really opposed to using anymore facebook ads. (Sadly enough, 120$ is a lot for us right now.) Maybe she is right for now. However I might do some instagram only ads since its female products and thats pretty much where all the females live now a days, on the gram.

    My biggest obstacle now is that I have zero fucking clue about the products im selling. I couldnt be further from the fashion and beauty world of women- I just picked a good woman and stopped looking you know? Its way out of my arena, but I fucking hope shes right lol.

    Weve cut down on smoking considerably, on another note. We were smoking a pack a day or more between the two of us, now were down to about half a pack between us. Everytime I want to smoke, I pull one out, and put it back in the pack. I wait til the craving comes back, and try to do the same. On the second or third time I actually smoke one. Its working, even if we are a bit more agitated all the time haha. I also noticed if I smoke right when I wake up I will want to smoke more often, so I try to be up for a couple hours before smoking the first one of the day. Its making a difference.

    Ill update after I launch the second store and we hit some shoutouts, hopefully Ill have a screenshot of a Shopify dashboard that doesnt have $0.00 :)
     
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  5. TheDemne

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    Alright my friend. You send me the store link and here is some feedback. I will post it public but of course not mention your store/product.

    So first impression. The domain is alright, nothing to say about it.

    The logo looks shit. Why do you use bright colors? You also just used the name as a logo. Go to canva.com and create a decent logo in a few minutes.

    I will only focus on the product page because most of your customers won't even visit the homepage. So lets begin:

    1. Choose a better title for your product, something that sounds fancy. Use words like new or exclusive
    2. Add to cart button looks shit, font-size needs to be bigger and what is that color? I would never buy from someone using this color for an add to cart button. It makes your site look spammy as fuck.
    3. Guaranteed and safe checkout also looks spammy as fuck, remove it or look for something that looks better(Have a look at the example store I will tell you in a moment)
    4. About your description in general. Hm it is not that well written, you outline a few facts and some benefits but I would try to sell it more through pain. What does your customer miss if he does not buy this product? How does he feel when using this product blablabla. Here is a good video that gives you a better idea how to write a decent product description.
    5. What is good are the before/after picutes when using your product. I really like them and they look great.
    6. remove your logo before the "100% risk free blablbla" text.
    7. I would add some reviews. Go with Alireviews paid version($9 per month). You can manually edit your reviews then(psssst)

    Remove this popup where it says: "blablabla just bought this and that" => looks spammy and does not increase conversion rate.

    What is this? http://prntscr.com/oecvqn

    I also don't like your pictures and how your theme displays all your pictures among themselves. It doesn't look clean.

    Sorry to say but it is no surprise that you don't make any sales. I haven't seen your creative yet but I think that is the same as your store. I would also not recommend creating many different stores now. Focus on one store and see what works and what doesn't. Why would you want to create thousand new stores when none of them perfom well?

    In my opinion you should redesign your store and most likely your ad. You can PM me if I should also take a look on your ad. I don't want to demotivate you but when $130 are a lot of money to you, I wouldn't do Facebook Ads.

    PS: Here is a simple but clean store design that you can easily rebuild and looks good enough to make sales. https://flexposture.com/collections/frontpage/products/backbrace
     
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  6. Dygnity

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    Man, thank you so much. You confirmed a lot of things my fiancee and I have been discussing. Its a bit hard to stomach since I poured a lot of myself into it, but I cant tell you how much I appreciate your direct honesty.

    The error comes from an app I was using to create a sticky cart when you scroll down. I have removed the app but the error persists. I tried to find it myself but I havent been able to remove it.

    I have been struggling to get pictures for this product from the supplier. They sent me some, but not many. They said they will get more to me but its been a few days and nothing. I have been waiting to replace the ones I have with the ones they provide.

    I thought I crushed it on the product description, but I feel like I approached it like a seller and not a buyer. I wanted to hit them with well written copy on every perspective possible, but clearly it isnt converting. Ill update it with a new copy asap.

    I removed Loox which had about 70ish reviews for this product 2 nights ago. It said the reviews would remain intact, and the last time I checked they were all there. Clearly thats not the case. Ill check out AliReviews. Thanks for the tip, editing the reviews would be monster XD It also now makes a few other stores and product pages I have seen make sense, as I looked up their products and found them and the reviews on aliexpress but they were edited on the stores product page.

    Im pretty shit-tier with logos, so I got it good enough and rolled with it. I wanted the logo to have some play along with the store name, but I couldnt pull it off and I settled for what you saw. Ill revise it.

    To be honest I think the ad is better than the store, but probably not by much. I actually hit the pain points / benefits in the ad but I dont really do so in the description. There is a lot of before/after and it highlights the difference with and without the product. Ill send you a link if you dont mind taking a peek and telling me how far off base I am.

    The reason I am setting up the second store is for my fiancee. She wants to sell completely different products in a completely different niche. I am taking all of this information into account and applying it for her store. The other store will actually by a physical brick and mortar store, with an online presence just to supplement it. This offer fell into my lap and I want to take advantage, but the online presence will not be the primary focus of that store initially.

    Again, fucking thank you so much dude. I cant say it enough. Its hard when you are just starting and you can tell things are not right but I dont have the experience to instantly indentify what those issues are. Thank you bro!
     
  7. Nirmalsingh0008

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    Use Google AdWords they also give you some money as a trial
     
  8. PBNSurprise

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    do your products solve a problem? i believe that is the key. i started my store less than 7 days ago and have been advertising for 5 days. already $130 in sales.

    i have a 1 product store. the product i'm selling solves a problem that people have
     
  9. Dygnity

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    Could you send me a PM by chance? I dont have the 15 posts to send ya one. Id really like to speak more with you about it.
     
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    what do you want to talk about? we can talk about it here so everyone learns
     
  11. Dygnity

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    I was hoping to discuss my product and store with you directly, I got a ton of actionable feedback from TheDemne (above) and was hoping to glean more insight. I am also following your journey as well :)

    One very important question I want to answer is if my product itself is solid. I think it is, and TheDemne didnt say it wasnt, but I could use another opinion or two.

    We can recap what we discuss here without disclosing the product/store/niche afterwards of course.

    Thanks man!