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JOURNEY - Making $250/day dropshipping with Shopify & Instagram

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by vegapunk5, Dec 29, 2018.

  1. vegapunk5

    vegapunk5 Newbie

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    I've been soaking up a lot of information here and on Youtube on this method for a few weeks now, and I'm ready to act.

    Today marks the beginning of my ONE MONTH journey to building two successful Shopify stores which will earn me $250/day in profit combined. Online shopping is only going to double in the next few years so I figured I'd get on the train.

    So as to avoid even more competition in my chosen niche, I will not be revealing my products/stores, but I will try to be as detailed as possible. Also there are many tutorials on the technical aspects of Shopify and its apps so I won't be going into any details like that. My main focus is to have my store look as professional as possible and reach out to targeted influencers on Instagram to pay to have my ads posted.

    1st store:

    As of now I have my website up and running. I've chosen to market one specific product as "Free Plus Shipping" and have my store centered around that one product, but also added a few related products to look like a legit brand. Cleaned up all titles and descriptions, found the most professional pictures I could find online for my products.

    My free product costs me $1.45 w/ free shipping, and I am advertising it as free plus $7.72 shipping, so $6.27 profit per order. Other products I upsell about $5-10 but they have free shipping.

    Next I moved to instagram to set up my store account there. Added a few posts and ordered 10k followers off the marketplace here (still waiting). I don't care about my followers, I just wanted a more legitimate looking brand. I've compiled a list of influencers who I want to promote with (over 100k followers and over 3% engagement) and now I'm just waiting to hear back from them. I've created three ads I want to test with them.

    Expenses so far:
    Shopify: $30/month (on 14 day trial currently)
    $14/year domain
    $10/month upsell app (on 7 day trial)
    10k Followers to be delivered within 12hrs $13
    ordered one product to take my own pictures $7.99 on amazon

    Tonight I will be reaching out some more and tomorrow I will be running ads on influencer accounts and should surely see my first sales.

    I'll be updating this daily, and if you have any tips or suggestions, please share!
     
  2. peterk72

    peterk72 Newbie

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    Never done this but I am sure you can figure this out!
     
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  3. INCC

    INCC Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Good luck and all the best.
     
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  4. RoboTech

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    Why would you purchase followers for a shopify IG account? this would definitely kill your engagement ratio!
    good luck with your journey.
     
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  5. vegapunk5

    vegapunk5 Newbie

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    Its a brand new account so I wanted some sort of legitimacy at the start. The only time I’d buy followers is at the beginning and then it grow organically from there. Think I should maybe start lower?
     
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    In his case it doesnt really matter if the tactic is to use only influencers to generate sales.

    I've used +100 K followers on accounts + 10K likes per post and my own comments from panels .. never even cared if there was Organic engagement or ever will.. Depends what you are doing.

    But as you said, that will kill the engagement for sure.. but at the end of the day, for low level IG dropshipping accounts it doesn't really matter.
     
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  7. Stansy

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    Did you run your first influencer ads yet OP? How did it go?
     
  8. vegapunk5

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    UPDATE:

    So I ran my first ad yesterday with an influencer. 400k followers with 3.8% engagement, paid $18 for a feed post, story post, and link in bio. Not a bad price for my first shoutout. I quickly learned why though as I only made 4 sales. So at the very least I made my shoutout money back, which isn't so bad for my first day I guess. However if I want to scale this to $250 a day it has to move faster.

    With 4 sales I grossed $30.88 and made $25 in profit, so I'm 10% of the way there.
    Picture proof: imgur.com/429aElb

    Today I will be focusing on tweaking my store more and making more ads to drive conversions. I took some professional-ish photos with my iphone so I'll be updating the product page with those pics. Also does anyone know how to import reviews from aliexpress to your product page? it's just not working for me.

    My next influencer ad will be on a bigger account with better engagement, will probably cost $50-80.

    Wish me luck!

    P.S. If anyone can recommend shopify apps/themes that help drive conversions I'd greatly appreciate the info!
     
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  9. isarns

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    Good luck I'm following
     
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  10. onyok

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    omg im following this, what niche is your store? my plan is a fashion niche store, is it okay?
     
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    Hi how can you compiled a list of influencers ?
     
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    Good one mate , i never tried instagram when i was dropshipping , i sticked to facebook and it burnt my money lol , guess i'll follow your thread , i'm interested of trying instagram in the next time . good luck.
     
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  13. vegapunk5

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    Don't wanna reveal my niche yet, but I'll say from all my research fashion should be very profitable.

    I just search influencers who have over 100k followers and are not following too many people. Then I check their engagement rate (google instagram engagement calculator). If it's over 3% I add them to the list of influencers I wanna contact.
     
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    Great journey,keep us posted OP.
     
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  15. Domenic Dome

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    Good luck with your journey OP
     
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  16. vegapunk5

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    Also about fashion I've just heard alot to never just try to start your own clothing brand, find hot clothes already selling. Idk if that was your plan or not.

    Thanks for all the support so far everyone!
     
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    thanks for the response! can i ask where did you buy the 10k followers?
     
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  18. vegapunk5

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    Bought my followers here on the BHW marketplace, lots of people selling just check to make sure they're getting good feedback
     
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  19. onyok

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    THANKS MATE! HAPPY NEW YEAR!
     
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  20. vegapunk5

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    Advice please:

    I just fulfilled my orders from yesterday, and I'm realizing that in addition to the 20-30 day shipping there's an additional 7 days of processing from the supplier. I found another supplier who does 7-20 day shipping, but I'll lose $2 per sale. Think I should do it?

    Or maybe I can add a little to the shipping cost? who would mind paying $8.84 for a free product?