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My First AliExpress Journey

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by capripio, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. capripio

    capripio Regular Member

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    First I would like to thanks Yarosss for sharing his journey (http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...76532-my-aliexpress-dropshipping-journey.html)
    And now pardon me for my bad English as I am not native speaker. However About one month back I study yarosss journey about AliExpress how he made site using AliPlugin So I decide to give it a shot I am experienced WordPress developer So I decide to go with completely scratch So start developing plugin which fetch AliExpress products, Yes I know about AliPlugin and many others AliExpress affiliate plugin but that doesn't fit with my requirements. Although it took me like 3-4 weeks to develop plugin and 1-2 weeks to setup themes. So basically what I did is following:

    • Research on good niche (not Harry Potter's once that has been used in above journey)
    • Develop Plugin from scratch as I need few advance stuff to be add like.
      • Double the price of current product.
      • Add random value to increase price as regular and used doubled price as sale and represent as discount stuff.
      • Add Simple product & Variable products (things like color & size)
      • Used aliexpress images as I own budget VPS with limited space I can't store all the images so plugin override default image function and get me products images from AliExpress with variables or so.
      • Need Extra descriptions and Images from AliExpress as API won't provide much info.
      • And finally auto posting and updating stuff (but I am doing manually posting often due to limited proxies and avoid anti-bot program)
    • Modified themes Basically I am using Nielsen E-Commerce theme for WordPress I need to modify it a little bit like showing how many % user can get discount instead of on sale tag. Modify to get images from AliExpress and show variation of products.
    • Add Facebook page and now I am buying fake Facebook likes to get some jump start there.
    • Free shipping.

    My Future plans

    • Order couple of Premium written articles
    • Buy Few Backlink packages
    • Do some manually seo and promoting via social media
    • And hopefully do some PPC using adwords.

    That's pretty much all. I am pretty much open for suggestions. If you like to review my site please pm me.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Noodle101

    Noodle101 Newbie

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    Sweet journey man, I wish you all the best for 2016 with your journey! Good luck.
     
  3. Neon

    Neon Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Good Luck on your Journey OP :)
     
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    Sounds solid, good luck on archiving your goals!
     
  5. capripio

    capripio Regular Member

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    Thanks fellows!
     
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    good job, anny updates
     
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    Good luck on your journey mate :) There are very few aliexpress journey threads here, most of them are amazon related. So I would love to see you make progress with aliexpress ;)
     
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    Good luck for you any news ?
     
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    Hello mate!
    This is your beautiful journey and you got much experience.
    I appreciate your hard work and wish you very good luck for 2016.
     
  11. capripio

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    Well, Nothing much as I take off for this weekend. although now I am updating my theme little bit so I can Facebook get real product image instead of other images find in description. And continue to adding more and more products. And I am also thinking to buy few articles as product review and post them.

    Yea sure I will keep posted as I make progress...



    Thanks!

    Yes for experience I had pretty bad experience with adword.
     
  12. capripio

    capripio Regular Member

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    here I lunch adword campaign before this weekend but not success in orders. Anyone suggestions?


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    Best of luck, will be interesting to read.

    Going to have other methods of traffic or just all organic?
    I believe Harry Potter guy has social media to help direct traffic too.
     
  14. capripio

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    yes I agreed! I am buying few fiverr gigs to get me likes on facebook (I know mostly fakes) but its helps.
     
  15. capripio

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    UPDATE:

    I contact Yaross and get some of his advice according to him site looks nice. but slow and change colors a bit. I have fixed those issues. I have also check my Google Analytics, its seems my site getting some ranking in keywords (not good but enough) currently I am focusing on Instagram to get some traffic. still no sale though.
     
  16. capripio

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    UPDATE:
    Added 50+ Products setup tumblr account, now its time to get serious in the game and promote products, my plan is to use tumblr to promote.
     
  17. feezioxiii

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    I wish you best of luck with your journey :D Will start one soon :p