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[METHOD] Passion Niche Dropshipping

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by nmehic, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. nmehic

    nmehic Registered Member

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    Okay guys and girls. I've decided a method I've discovered on summer this year and has really blown me away because there have been some amazing results (mine are cool but there have been much bigger earnings than mine). This was introduced to me and a few fellow dropshippers by a guy who basically earned a ton of money targeting passion niches such as 'helping animals' or activist groups.

    He basically created a store with which he targeted selling TURTLE themed products. Turtles are endangered in some parts of the world, which means that someone is really passionate about saving or helping them. Now keep in mind, this stuff can be a bit shady. I myself was really careful with orders and all that but the main part was answering to customers on Facebook page because they are activists and want to know how you will help those animals. I will not go into steps of creating a website and all that crap, I will assume most of you already know it so I will hop into the store development process.

    1. Find a passion niche and research possible products
    What I did here is I went on to research endangered species of animals which were famous and see if there are huge audiences around them. I found an animal and built a store around it. Then went on to Aliexpress and found a BRACELET (you can find any product) with a sign of the specific animal (you can find all types probably). I messaged the seller and cut down the price to $0.9 per bracelet and arranged ePacket Shipping which took 10-15 days to ship to USA and was free.

    2. Import the product(s) and build a campaign around them.
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    I myself put the price of the bracelet to be $6 and announced that $1 of the bracelet will go to donation to an organization which saves my animals. Now this you can do but is not really a good way to go because you will have to answer A LOT of questions and emails. In other way, you may not be having such a big interest.

    HOW I ATTRACTED CUSTOMERS -> The first part is of course, the beautiful landing page, but the most important thing is that I used FREE + SHIPPING offers for some other products too. I mentioned that my bracelet was $6 but actually, it was $1 but shipping was $5 (as you can see here prntscr.com/dphzsx). It all depends on how much you want to earn per sale and what you want your margins to be so you're free to choose. I personally think this method is cool for attracting good number of people when you're selling products with low margins.

    3. Advertise on Facebook but also do it manually (free).
    Now my biggest challenge here was Facebook advertising because I knew in some situations it doesn't pay off to use. I sat down and researched for hours, what the audience likes, where they might all be and how to reach them. After a few days I made the perfect PPE ad which drove hundreds of people to the FB Page but also to the sales funnel itself. I found the perfect interest where all DIE HARD activists were and can say that impossible as it sounds but 1 of 2 people who reached/saw the ad, came to the website, according to analytics. The interest is a goldmine, so if you find a good interest for your ads, you're up for some good money, but I am sure it won't be hard, you just need to do your homework on the niche.

    4. As the orders start flowing in, find a Virtual Assistant on Upwork
    After you start earning some good money (thousands if you snowball well), let your VA handle the orders and you focus on advertisements, creating new products and drinking cocktails.

    Keep in mind: My friendly advice is to get yourself both PayPal and Stripe (or any other CC gateway) on the store because then your orders will come in A LOT easier. I myself had a problem with CC gateways due to tier 1591259 country I live in and was in problems with PayPal.


    Hope I explained the process clearly and some of you guys/girls can start working on this method and hopefully earn some good money off of it. For any questions feel free to PM me.
     
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  2. freeTroop

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    thanks for information
     
  3. Lessar

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    Thanks for sharing your journey! I just started my first dropshipping shopify store and am having trouble with facebook advertising. I've had my first 3 sales, but none from advertising yet.
     
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    Hi guy, thank you for your sharing. I have a question, I have an idea on one niche but I don't how procede for the dropshipping .. I am totally noob LOL (Sorry for my bad english, it's not my first language)
    I saw with the store shopify .. but it's paying. There are lot of videos on youtube which explain but it's vague. I am lost
     
  5. nmehic

    nmehic Registered Member

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    I recommend using WordPress and WooCommerce. That is fully free and is exactly what I used for this method.
     
  6. hero76

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    interesting method, i gave up on shopify but maybe one day i'll get back in
     
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    how much did you make from this? :)
     
  8. bitnerd

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    Nice man, one question though:

    Did you import the bracelets in bulk and send them out yourself? Or did you simply send them directly from the supplier using the Epacket?

    Thank you
     
  9. jaybsneaks

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    Good Question! But If he bought them,then it's not drop shipping
     
  10. tamerbek

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    Interesting method, thanks. But i dont understand, do you send this money to organization after all or not?
     
  11. Massacre

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    Thank you for sharing this!

    I have the same question. As I see you are not based in USA, but you said you shipped the bracellets in USA. How did you manage it? Rent a warehouse or?
    I also don't live in USA so I will need to arrange the shipment process, how I will do it etc.. Wouldn't it be better if you ship from Aliexpress straight away to an end-user?
     
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    Is your country stripe supported already?
     
  13. Geth_Prime

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    Thanks man. Good tip.
     
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    sasukexx19 Registered Member

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    I am very interested in dropshipping business and this is a great method!

    Definitely willing to try it as soon as i get some matters fixed with my bank and paypal
     
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    nmehic Registered Member

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    No.

    Around $800 profit.

    As you receive an order, you get the shipping information and you just buy an item from Aliexpress and ship it to that information.
    One by one. Shipping on demand, which means if you get 10 orders, you send out 10 of them.
    Yes. If you earn quite some money, it's a smart move to donate lets say 10% of profit and share that on your FB page and website so customers can see you are legit. After that, you will earn money a lot easier.
     
  16. nmehic

    nmehic Registered Member

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    My advice is to try and avoid paid advertising as much as possible. If you are building a brand, share on social media until your fingers bleed. For example.

    Create Tumblr and post images with watermarks, join Google Plus groups in your niche and share product photos with links, Facebook profile and add friends and invite them to the Facebook page, Pinterest - post watermarked product images, Instagram with watermarked images and use MassPlanner to automate, follow a lot of people and like pictures in your niche. Good luck, feel free to PM me if you need any more advice.
     
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    His name is Jake, right? I think I know who you talking about.
     
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    nmehic Registered Member

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    Yes, you are right :p .
     
  19. SEOStudent15

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    awesome! thanks for sharing this. Has anyone been able to duplicate this since reading this post?
     
  20. The Old Simeon

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    I just wanted to ask, what if someone just figures you're buying from aliexpress? He's going to post on your page and threads saying "here's the same item for cheaper, he's ripping us off". Wouldn't this be hugely damaging? Why competitors don't do this all the time?