[Shopify] Dropshipping Journey to 50$\Day

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  1. DEFINE

    DEFINE Regular Member

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    Good luck!
     
  2. Liedan

    Liedan Junior Member

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    Thanks!

    No, I'm dropshipping from aliexpress :)

    I haven't started marketing yet (right now I am lol) so store sessions doesn't matter at the moment. Thanks :)

    Thank you!


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    Just a quick update

    I have wrote a "marketing plan" for my stores, which is basically just creating good content, follow\unfollow with the right target, contacting influencers, doing shoutout for shoutout etc.

    I have bought a domain for Store 2 and it's time to start marketing it.
    I'm starting to work on all stores now, including the one I was not sure if it's worth it or not, I'll just try it.

    Current Followers Count:
    Store 1 IG Page -
    832 followers (unfollowing)
    Store 2 IG Page - 2138 followers (unfollowing)
    Store 3 IG Page - 1387 followers (unfollowing)

    After every page is on 0 followings, I will start marketing them :) (Which will happen in the next few hours)

    Thanks for reading!! Let's crush it
     
  3. Liedan

    Liedan Junior Member

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    Update:
    • I started using the MailChimp app and set up some things like cart abandonment email, people that viewed a product and didn't buy email, and shipping confirmation email. Hopefully that could add to the conversion %.
    • (Store 2) Today I'm starting to send messages to influencers - my goal is to get shoutouts for free. I'm going to ask them to promote my store, and they will get a percentage of the sales (if there will be sales). Thing is it won't work on big influencers, so I'm going to contact all pages I can find that has <10k followers.
    • I will add a variety of products to Store 2. At the moment, it has 24 products.
    • I will probably stop managing Store 3, because first of all the engagement is shit on the IG page, second of all I'm still not sure if I stand any chance to get sales for the long term. If anyone knows a place to sell shopify stores \ IG pages, would love to hear it.
    • Store 1 achieved 1000 followers. I'm starting to think about doing some kind of a giveaway to get some good traffic to the store \ grow the IG page.
    Store 1 - 1052 followers (+220)
    Store 2 - 2312 followers (+174)


    Till the next update fella's :)
     
  4. flyerman

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    Good luck!
     
  5. GringoMonkey

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    You will need it with this business model!
     
  6. mhtro

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    You can try to flip Shopify stores on flippa but you won't gain much since the store doesn't have any sales/traffic.
     
  7. Liedan

    Liedan Junior Member

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    I'm still here.
    So what's been going on:

    I took a unexpected break because I worked on some other projects, (that didn't succeed) but now I'm back! So it's been two days since I'm back and this is what I have done:
    • I sold Store 3 for 55$. It was a niche I'm actually passionate about but didn't have the knowledge\resources to market - and I also didn't knew if the profit margins are worth the marketing. So I sold it. I will use the money earned for Instagram Influencers!
    • I decided to focus all my working time on ONE STORE! Which is going to be Store 2. I also stopped being active on the niche instagram page, and I'm going to have one official IG page for the store - which will combine product promotions, and once in awhile general niche content.
    • The only automation I will do on Store 2 is the follow\unfollow. I will manually post the content (posts, stories) and I will actually try to build a BRAND with a narrative - with a 'feeling' attached to it. Problem is my suppliers are other brands from aliexpress, but hopefully I will still be able to build a name for myself.
    • Store 1 will still be active but I won't really do anything with it - just basic follow\unfollow. No serious marketing for now as I don't have much resources.

    Now that I have money to invest in marketing for Store 2, I need to start searching for IG influencers! I'll try to find some good ones that have good engagement (which is real likes, comments, followers etc) and That did not promote many products!
    Once an influencer already promoted many products it makes the audience kind of 'numb' to more promotions\products and the ad is going to fail.

    If any of you guys have any tips on influencer marketing on IG, I'll be happy to hear it.

    Back on the grind people, hoping for the best :)
     
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  8. Invectous

    Invectous Newbie

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    Thats awesome man keep it up :D
     
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