[Shopify] Dropshipping Journey to 50$\Day

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  1. Liedan

    Liedan Junior Member

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    Hello everyone. This journey right here is for us to learn from my mistakes together, as I'm going deep into this shopify thingy now.

    I am going to the army in two months exactly, and yesterday I quit my job to free up my time to lift weights, study at home, and achieve my dream to be an entrepreneur.

    What I love doing now is dropshipping, although I did not really make any money until now.

    Anyways enough with the rambling - this is the plan:
    Right now I have 3 shopify stores, each of them has one instagram page. 1 of the stores I'm not going to touch in the meantime because I don't really know if it's worth marketing (making 2-4$ profit per product, products are 7-10$).

    Store 1 - 827 followers
    Store 2 - 1676 followers
    *Store 3 - 1169 followers

    The 3 IG pages for each store are general niche pages, which means I am not posting any products there (yet). And because of that, I'm not sure if one page per store is enough traffic to get sales.

    Asking for advice: Do you guys think I should create another page for each store, which I will call "X-shop" and there I will promote my products, as another way of getting traffic?

    My plan is currently just doing follow\unfollow and hoping for the best.

    thanks for reading, hope you enjoy this journey as much as I will. :)
     
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    thenonpareil Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Good Start, keep posting updates, i might try shopify. these days im testing FB marketing !
     
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    Tough decision. Good luck for your journey! I'll follow.
     
  4. mhtro

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    Following.
    You should have a official page for each shop so you can establish a "brand" don't do follow/unfollow on this pages just post product pictures/giveaways etc, maybe buy some followers to make them look more "trusted"
     
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    Following ur journey , goodluck
     
  6. Liedan

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    Thanks a lot guys!

    • I have used a 3k followers page of mine as an "official store" page for Store 2, there I will post products and promotions. I have prepared content such as videos and quality photos of the products to upload. (which I downloaded from my suppliers)
    • Scheduled posts for Store 3 IG, interested to see if I get any traffic using Follow\Unfollow at all. (It's the store I mentioned that I don't know if it's worth marketing - since the profit is 2-4$ per product)
    • Worked on Store 2 site, small tweaks.
    Ask for help:

    If anyone has any tips and advice on how to write a good 'About Us' page, I'll really appreciate it. I've been told I need to write more, as I wrote only 4-5 sentences in that page.

    I'll update the followers count at the end of the day, or tomorrow morning. Have a nice day everyone :)
     
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    Looks like you know what you're doing.

    Here's a tip: It's going to take you a few months to start seeing a decent return the way you're doing things. Don't give up quickly because you'll lose the money you've already invested. I see so many people pay for shopify subscriptions and end up not making enough to even cover it, then giving up. It's going to take some time with social.
     
  8. Liedan

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    Thanks!
    I have used the 50 order developer trial for all of my stores so I'm not concerned with subscriptions at the moment ;)
     
  9. Mr. Umair

    Mr. Umair Registered Member

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    Does this store really works? I mean is it really unlimited time trial as long as you don't your 50 orders?
    Can you please explain about your dropshipping products? E.g: Are you going to use aliexpress?
     
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    How many sales you got till date for collective 3 stores? Which apps have you installed? Also how have you imported product reviews ?which app?

    And most important question, what is your plan for traffic targeting platforms?
     
  11. Liedan

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    I got no sales on any of the stores. Did not market them as of yet.
    The apps I'm using on the stores are only Oberlo, Instagram Feed, Trust Badge and FAQ.
    I have no reviews on my products..

    I wish I had a large plan for traffic haha. Currently it's only doing follow\unfollow, maybe I'll try to do collaborations with people. Right now I cannot afford paid advertisement so I will do my best to make some profit from free traffic. If anyone got some success stories on that topic, would love to hear them.

    Yeah it does. Here's a link to the tutorial: https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/tut-create-a-shopify-unlimited-trial-store.931613/
    And about my products - for each store I have up to 3 suppliers (for example Store 2 has 3 niches for 3 categories - so I don't mix things up too much and keep it simple. these are suppliers that I made sure they're selling quality products and that there is no negative feedback about them.


    Conclusion:
    Because I can not afford paid advertising right now, I need to really think deep on how to bring good amount of traffic to my stores. My first idea is obviously doing mass follow\unfollow and growing my pages, but that can't be enough.

    Maybe I could also try and build a facebook audience, advertise my sites on different forums, try and ask influences for a deal (you give me 3 customers, I'll give you a free product type deal)

    Would love to hear your opinion about free traffic guys, and how can I actually start working on it. Thanks!
     
  12. Liedan

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    Store 2 IG page now has 2100 followers (+424) (since 28.9)
    I'll only update on that one because that is my main focus right now.

    Tomorrow I'm buying a domain for Store 2 site and start marketing it.
    My main marketing ways will be:

    • Mass follow\unfollow (targeting people that are interested in fashion)
    • Contact influencers and ask them to promote my stuff for a free product or % of sales
    • Maybe start doing Shoutout for shoutout but in a way that won't harm my followers
    hopefully this is enough to start my journey with a few sales from Store 2.

    Currently I'm not even thinking about store 1 because once again I'm not sure if it's worthy of my time.
    Store 3 I need to sit down and think of how I'm going to get sales for it, I have many potential customers but need to push it.
     
  13. Taranpawa

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    how much $$$ are u spending?
     
  14. beautyleech

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    i think you need spesific niche for shopify instagram thing..
    there is alot of IG Shopify journey in this forum, you can learn alot from them
     
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    Are you going to use Facebook ads? Or you are going to advertise your products in the groups? Or making a Facebook page?
     
  16. Liedan

    Liedan Junior Member

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    For now I'm only going to use free traffic using various ways on IG, maybe facebook, forums etc.

    Only 14$ on a domain ;) (at this point)

    I do have specific niches. Thanks!

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    Today I'm buying a domain for Store 2 site and I will start marketing it as hard and as smart as I can. hopefully we get some good audience and profit ;)
    Gonna unfollow everyone from all the pages and then start marketing.
     
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    Thanks for sharing some great information.
     
  18. Mr. Umair

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    Have you installed oberlo? Or do you buy products from aliexpress when customers buy from you? Can we install oberlo on partners program shopify store?
     
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    Good Luck on your journey. Are you doing private labeling? is it your own product?
     
  20. yawer

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    Yes you can install oberlo and import products.

    @Liedan So far in my opinion, bringing traffic is hardest, be it for your instagram, facebook group or anything. How many store sessions have you got till then?


    What do you guys recommend for brining relative quality traffic!