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My AliExpress Dropshipping journey inspired by Yaros

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by viralhaki, Jan 14, 2017.

  1. viralhaki

    viralhaki Newbie

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    Hello Blackhatters,

    After researching for weeks I finally started an AliExpress dropshipping webshop. When I saw the simplicity and went over to look for some niches I thought why not give it a go. I will be using the Alidropship plugin for Wordpress from Yaros. I would like to share my journey on this forum from the beginning until whoever knows where I may end.

    My goal is to set this webshop up for one niche, automate the process/content for SM and start another.

    These things are already done:
    • Created a logo
    • Created and connected several SM accounts=
    • Filled the webshop with some products (Need minimum 40 products more)
    • Created an account on different mailsender websites (Sendgrid was the best choice. I have something like 25 days trial left so if anyone has a suggestion for a free mailsender tool that would be nice)
    • Payment methods Paypal and Credit card (with Stripe)
    • Added the website on Googles Console
    • Added sitemap
    • Admidad affiliate connected

    The Davinci theme is the one I use because of its AliExpress kind of look. It also loads quite fast (running on a dedicated ip from Hostgator). The hosting came with an SSL certificate which I enabled for my webshop domain. It was difficult for me to redirect every http url to https automatically. Eventually the thing that worked was a piece of code in the .htaccess file of the Wordpress directory (Something called rewrite engine).

    I’m still finishing the category texts and the homepage text for the search engines, but SEO for my niche is very hard since the products are copyrighted like the ones from Yaros webshop World Of Harry and therefore have a lot search results. So my idea is to mainly focus on traffic from SM or do SEO for longtail keywords.

    These things need to be done:
    • Creating social rabbit account for posting (Or plan the posts with my Massplanner account)
    • Creating a website promo video in After Effects (already found a free template to do so)
    • Searching for content for Social Rabbit
    • Buy some unboxing reviews on Fiverr
    • Creating Aweber account for newsletters
    • Creating and posting a blog on the website
    • Buy some shoutouts
    • Do some giveaways
    • Start with FB advertising (after I received my first ‘clean’ order)

    The investment costs until now are as followed:
    Alidropship plugin $ 57.85
    Domain name (from Namesilo with free Whois protection) $8.99
    Hostgator hosting (with dedicated ip and free ssl) $109.34
    Total $176.18

    As you can see the investment costs are very low, that’s one of the reasons I started this project. I will try to post an update every other day to let you guys know what I’m doing at the moment. Tips, tricks and feedback are more than welcome!
     
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  2. ImSoCool

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  3. washand

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    Good luck!
     
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  4. letired

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    - Really2 think twice if you sell counterfit products. your paypal will be suspended/frozen if they found out u sell counterfit/fake. this happen to one friend i know.
    - I use Really Simple SSL (WP PLUGIN) to answer your https prob ;)

    Welcome to the club.
     
  5. viralhaki

    viralhaki Newbie

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    Thank you!

    Thanks!

    Thanks for the tips. That would be a real pain in the ass because I use Paypal for almost everything. When the Alidropship plugin will be available for Woocommerce I can add a payment service provider which has Paypal payment as one of the checkout options. Maybe a way to get around them.

    I will install the plugin :) thx
     
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  6. nickcruz

    nickcruz Junior Member

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    I was looking at the price of this plugin and on the site it shows $89. Is there a promo or discount around?
     
  7. viralhaki

    viralhaki Newbie

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    Send me a DM then I will reply the promo code!
     
  8. jackblackhat9999

    jackblackhat9999 Newbie

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    I cannot shoot you a DM message because of postcount limitation (BHW forum requires 50 post counts and 30 days onsite in order to be able to send private message). Please share me the promo code via [email protected] (or initializing a DM message)
    BTW, what is SM account? Social Media (I guess)?
     
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  9. Zeemaa

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    good luck bro
     
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  10. Yarael

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    Good luck OP! Following your journey
     
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    Nemesisss Newbie

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    Good Luck
     
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  12. viralhaki

    viralhaki Newbie

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    I have sent you the promo code to your email since I cannot shoot you a DM myself. SM is social media yes.

    Thanks!
     
  13. Jason Bradbury

    Jason Bradbury Power Member

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    Make sure you upgrade to a business PayPal ASAP or your payment will have a 21 day hold
     
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  14. ZAP6

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    Sounds like a lot of work for dollars
     
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    Good luck to your journey! Even I am a Chinese, I got no experience of dropshipping, think this maybe my to-do list in the future lol.
     
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    Does this mean that if you upgade to a business Paypal, the 21 days hold gets removed?
     
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    good luck on your journey. I can't PM, can you DM the coupon code as well, I plan to set up one in the next coming days. Thanks!
     
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  18. viralhaki

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    Thanks, fortunately I already have a business account.

    Update:
    I have to focus on some gigs I got last week. A client wants a webshop (local matrass company) with a new logo, an electrician wants an informative website for his business. I'm also setting up a private blog network to boost local seo for a metal recycling company. And as I am a photographer/videographer I have some assignments to shoot for a new fitness fashion brand Gymkiller.

    All of the above will provide me cash instantly, in contrast to the dropshipping journey. I will place 50+ new products when I have got the time for it (this month) and then fill and automate the social media process.
     
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    Good stuff takes time. Good luck and remember to keep us updated :)
     
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    Best of luck
     
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