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Journey to at least $100/day Dropshipping from Aliexpress.

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by maricelu, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. maricelu

    maricelu Junior Member

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    Being inspired by these latest threads 1, 2 and 3, I decide to track my progress for this method on this thread.

    What I did so far:

    • Found a niche on Aliexpress, build the site on Wordpress using Woocommerce and this theme.
    • Used a branded domain name.
    • Created a logo in Photoshop, used some vector icons from the web, i think it looks ok for now.
    • Added 4 products from the same supplier. 3 products had images on Aliexpress without watermark, of the other one (the one I promote), I had to contact the seller directly and ask for images without watermark. He said he will send me some on my email but until now I did not receive anything so I decided I will promote the product with watermark in it.
    • Set the product price to $0.99 and shipping to $9.95.
    • Started a Facebook ad with broad audience, basically young females, US. Set the ad to link to my product page URL, budget #3 daily, "Optimised for Conversion" ad. For now, I think I have some issues with my ad as it is not updating any stats, but I have read over the web that i takes a bit to update so, hopefully, it will today.

    What I think I need to improve:

    Spend less time building the site - I think I spend most of the day customising the theme, while it is a good idea, i focused on stupid stuff that takes time but in the end makes the site unique and branded. It is a problem with all the sites I build (i do web design mostly) so it's more of a habit I think.

    What is the next step:

    I need to see how it goes with the ads, I invested $3 daily budget for now as this is my first experience with Facebook Ads. Once I see the ad rolling, I will try different variations and test the audience and which ad will get me the best ROI. Also, I need to figure out the situation when someone will buy multiple products. I saw guys mentioned shipping by weight but I am not sure how to do that in Woocommerce, but I will sort it out obviously.

    Disclaimer: I am not going to quit this journey not having any profit from it.
     
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  2. Cryogenesis

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    Seems like a nice planned out journey. Good luck. :D
     
  3. share4win

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    Thinking to start the same journey in couple of days...subscribed to see results and all the best to reach your goal.
     
  4. ddederick

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    Looking forward to your results. Just a quick tip: Don't use broad audience. Your CPC will be high as fuck. You absolutely need to find hidden interests and lower your CPC otherwise the campaign won't be profitable.
     
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    Good luck, i want to try dropshipping also but the problem is aliexpress don't accept paypal, do you know a good alternate because i don't have a credit card.. thanks
     
  6. Trinetworld

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    motivated and interesting
     
  7. wiso4151

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    I am also looking foward to your results! :)
     
  8. Yogesh1998

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    Good Luck for your journey mate!
     
  9. maricelu

    maricelu Junior Member

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    UPDATE

    Here i have found a way not to loose money while someone will purchase big quantities of a product and get everything for free. I basically decided to limit each customer to purchase only one piece of a product (I used a free Woocommerce extension for this). Of course, they can buy another product and will get both shipped for one rate but I am not sure somebody is going to do that. If you have any ideas guys on how we can solve this problem would be glad to listen to your suggestions.
     
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  10. Neon

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    Good Luck with your journey OP :)
     
  11. keitaro49

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    Good Luck, I"m actually planning to start the same thing, I spent the whole day preparing the credit card and looking around for money scatered around to invest in this, while planning for the steps to start this perfectly, i'll be sure to help you out if it works out for me :)
     
  12. abbas2

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    I've also got a niche for this method, I'm looking to work with anyone whom has a hosting account. Add me on skype or message me here: abbas0814
     
  13. LoftPower

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    Following along with you on this journey! Good luck.
     
  14. maricelu

    maricelu Junior Member

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    UPDATE

    Yesterday was not able to work at the project but today setuped 3 ads on facebook. Each one has a budget of $2 for testing, i used the same tagline, description and image in all the ads.

    So my setup looks like this now:

    Ad #1: Targeting US, Women aged 24-60, Broad interests, Desktop and Mobile.
    Ad #2: Same demographics as ad 1 only more targeted interests, Desktop and Mobile.
    Ad #3: Same demographics and targeting as Ad #1 only Desktop.

    The ad has been running for two hours and for now i've got 2 clicks for ad 2 and 1 for ad 3. Ad 1 is outperforming for now. I will make conclusions tomorrow as now the stats are very broad.

    Also, i have installed a user behaviour script from https://www.inspectlet.com/ that will record user actions on a page. This might get me some ideas on where to improve my product page.

    Keep in touch.
     
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  15. Elbenor

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    Nice journey!
    I'm doing exactly the same, but mixing it with Pinterest.
    I'm not pushing it too much because I'm still setting up the site.
    I think another thing you could add to your Facebook campaign is to filter them by Mobile/Desktop and see which one converts better.
     
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    Good luck with your journey!

    I am not sure you needed a plugin as this option exists in the Product > Inventory page "Enable this to only allow one of this item to be bought in a single order"

    This is however why I decided to go with still profitable pricing and then offering coupons which apply to just one item.
    It might be worth exploring more about what shipping classes have to offer though.
     
  17. maricelu

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    Thanks for the suggestion, i never thought woocommerce has single orders integrated.

    Good luck to your personal journey!
     
  18. LoftPower

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    Will be sure to follow along! Good luck.
     
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    good luck, interested to see how well your ads are doing!
     
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    Good luck OP, I also want to try this method but I wonder that how no one don't care about long delivery time with aliexpress' free shipping? (about 15-25 days)