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Shopify journey to £100/day

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by baff, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. baff

    baff Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hey guys.

    After flip-flopping between some various methods I have finally decided to settle on shopify + aliexpress for my main income source. I will be sticking to this and hope to see myself turning a profit within the next few weeks (even if it is small).

    After doing plenty of research, it looks like this is a real possibility and I have quite a bit of experience with FB ads now. My target niche should be quite a good choice, especially for FB and IG users.

    Today I have set up a store with oberlo and have imported 4 products (being careful to choose ones with epacket) - 3 fairly cheap, 1 expensive but rather cool. I won't need too many sales per day to hit my target.

    Next step is to get the shop looking nice and figure out what I need to do by way of adding pages about shipping, terms etc. My main concern is making sure it is clear that shipping times will be 20-40 days and that customs charges are down to the customer. Has anyone got good experience with writing this kind of stuff?

    I have one other side project which I have more or less got set up and just need to rank, so I will be spending more time on shopify.
     
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    Bookmarked. Good luck with your journey :)
     
  3. baff

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    Thanks! I have a second niche worked out if this one doesn't work, but I hope it does as there is a vast range of products.

    Set up a domain now along with the terms and conditions etc. Just need to write a page about shipping
     
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    Thanks :)

    So, I have 5 products in the store now, everything is set up.

    Facebook page created and linked up, ad is pending review.
     
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    What is Your Budget of Ads ?
    Can You Elaborate it a Bit More.
    Which Countries are You Targeting ?
     
  7. baff

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    My budget is only quite small, I am pretty much broke :/

    I am targeting the UK as that is where I live
     
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    That means you are working with drop shipping using aliexpress?
     
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    Interesting. Would like to see how it goes, because shipping times from China scare people.


    Best of luck.
     
  11. binngo

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    Do you talk with supplier on aliexpress to not include invoice into package that will drop ship to customer?
     
  12. Profitables

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    Ah, yes. OP, how will you deal with the declaration on the package?
     
  13. TheNumbersGuy

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    Cool looking service, I'm curious what type of markup are you putting on products like these?
     
  14. Jason Bradbury

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    good luck mate
     
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    just send them a message after purchasing. They will do that for you
     
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    For the cheap items, I just make it up to a nice figure (say £4.99) which nets a 100% return. The expensive items I am just planning to add a £10 markup or so. Profits are slim when taking into account epacket on cheap items though.

    End of day 1, nothing yet - early days.
     
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    Hmm interesting, are you looking to gross 100 pounds a day or net it?
     
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    Net would be the dream! That's what I'm aiming for long term.

    To start with I'd be happy just to get one sale a day :)
     
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    good luck with journey mate.
     
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    Thank you. Currently browsing aliexpress for potential products whilst watching crap on YouTube. Found a couple rather unusual ones in my niche which I will give a go.

    Does anyone have any suggestions for nice shopify themes? I'm just using a free one at the moment, it's rather basic!