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Journey to 10k a day (shopify, aliexpress, fb ads)

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Lunaaa, Feb 1, 2017.

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Will I make it to 10k a day?

  1. Nope

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  2. Fuck yeah!

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  1. tglr

    tglr Power Member

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    Thanks Luuuna, you deserve some cred for what I accomplished. Read about ads for a few weeks + this whole thread and I tested some FB ads.

    First ad: $20 total, $5/day - Got one sale and broke even.

    Next ad that I started 2 days ago with the same budget:
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    That's yesterday with only $5 spent. 5 sales. Pretty damn sweet!

    Problem though, today: 52 visits, 1 sale. Very confusing. I saw that other people seemed to have the same issue, that the sales drops a lot on random days.

    So to my questions:
    1. What should I do from here to scale it? Duplicate the ad and do a higher daily budget? It's $5 at the moment.

    2. Why did my sales drop so much from one day to the next? Any clues?

    3. Aliexpress blocked me out when trying to fulfill orders, saying "For security reasons blabla, verified blabla 'My Appeal' something" - I did do what they asked, provided ID and bank stuff. Still haven't heard anything even though Aliexpress told me they would put an "urgent" note on my case when I chatted with them. How long did it get fixed for you? I think you mentioned you ran into the same issue. I need to fulfil my damn orders.

    Thanks in advance, and good luck!
     
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    Been thinking about starting a shopify venture... This is very inspiring!
     
  3. abraguda

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    Just an idea for anyone following this journey - viral videos on FB with your product in it. Might save you a lot of money if your video went viral. So I was reading this post's like 13th page and my GF shared a cute video of a cat in a hoodie (lol good timing) while her owner made some coffee. The video went viral on FB over 600k views and 2000+ comments. It's really cute and all, though it's not the point. There was a link to shopify store (clean, but needs to be better), which has a theme of cat related stuff. They sell that hoodie over there. So it got me interested and I went to images google to search for the real source and of course, i found it - aliexpress. They sell the hoodie for ~32 (28 with discount), and on aliexpress you can find it for like ~11-12. So the idea is to create a cute viral video with your product in it - everybody likes cats, especially cute calm ones or playful ones, find a good cute cats related FB page (or build yourself) buy some initial ads on FB to kick-off your viral video (or try blackhat methods maybe to reach the same audience, idk I am not an expert) and voila enjoy your sales while video goes viral itself without adding too much money.

    Not adding any links to FB page, video or the shop, just sharing the comments screenshot of how people went crazy about the item. This is just amazing.... Back to reading the whole post, hope you liked the idea. :)

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    Update: Oh yeah and forgot to add the post date - it was added on July 29th so it means video reached 600k in just 5 days. I wonder how much did they do in sales. :)
     
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  4. Bel1616

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    Updates?
     
  5. iamblackhat

    iamblackhat Registered Member

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    Awesome thread, where can I go to learn more about this business using aliexpress, shopify and FB ads. Is there a tutorial online somewhere?
     
  6. besthyp

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    Lunaaa why you don't do Instagram ads. I find it very good convertible. I have an Instagram account with about 12k followers, spend about 20$ on ads per day(I only advertise on Instagram Stories) and usually get about 155$ profit per day which is not bad at all. Also, I bought a ton of shoutouts from other accounts with a lot of followers in the same niche. Just an Idea.
     
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    I was thinking about this but never used IG ads.
    Can you please share more about targeting, your CPC, are you creating videos for stories etc.?
     
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    in my experience the biggest problems with IG ads is that pictures must be really good, and usually those aliexpress pics are ugly

    Do you shoot product pictures or videos on your own?

     
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    Because I sell fashion and jewelry I target women from 21-35 living in US, Canada, UK, and wealthy parts of EU. I create photos here: https://www.canva.com/ Usually I add 2-3 products in one photo and then some nice writing and that's it.
     
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    Following and good luck. As you said your family member made $80k in 10days but can you tell us how much actual profit he made in $80k. That profit will make us more motivated if it's huge.
     
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    You are right !

    I focused on getting my video to go viral.. i engineered my funnel to have at least 10% conversion rate from all the visitors through the viral video.. and i am so far making $3500 sales per day with a $46 ad spend. 45-50% is my profits!
    So far done $40,000 in sales in past two weeks.
     
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    It's sad if you need to know how much profit that person made to motivate you.


    This is great to know.
    What kind of videos are you promoting?
    Just regular product use or something else?

    Do you have any tips on how to create a funnel that gets you 10%+ conversion rates?
     
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    I am glad there are people already working with this method. Would be interesting to know more about what type of niches work the best for you and what type of videos. Are you working with pet niche? Have you tried any other niches? My assumption was that "cute pets" are just perfect niche and should work the best as it creates POSITIVE emotions and people tend to buy things related to this niche because they find them interesting or cute, not because they really really NEED them. I do not believe this would work with car niches or luxury for example. Everyone love small puppies and cats, my GF share like 10 such videos everyday. :) And I believe everyone could create such video. Just buy the product, ask your friend or GF to wear it, go to nice place, take your smartphone and take the video, add some filters and voila. Cheap as hell. :)
     
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    Congrats man. I've been trying to find a successful product for 3 months now but still can't get more than 1 sell per adset (15$) every time, so Im losing money on the long run. How do you find a good product ? I know the problem is from my product and not my ads as I have experience with Facebook ads. Thank you!
     
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    I read the whole thread. And it was an amazing journey thank you for sharing.

    I only have one question that I didn't seem to find an answer for, it about how many interests you are using for one adset? I saw someone asked about this as well but no answer. So anyone who knows what @Lunaaa was doing is welcome to answer if they want :)
    I appreciate the help
    Thanks
     
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    You are a great inspiration for a student like me, same age (i guess). Thanks for sharing your journey.
    Will think about a Shopify venture if I quit Instagram.
     
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    How is going your journey @Lunaaa ?
     
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    Your journey is inspirational for us. Keep posted and good luck for your goal.
     
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    Any updates Luna!
     
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    Nice journey to follow along on. Hoping for the best for you.
     
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