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Shopify Journey to $1k/month

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by bithome, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. bithome

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    Honestly, my regular job sucks. Everyday i am working my ass off for disloyal colleagues, the work climate is horrible and the salary is way too low for my working hours. I tried to find another employer in my niche for the last year but there is nearly no chance here. I am doing this job nearly 5 years now and i am completely sick of it. It is just about the money anymore and to pay my bills but i didn't have any motivation or enjoyment, so i have to change things asap.

    Tried a lot of methods since 2013 like cryptocurrencies, adult niches like cam sites or tubes, domain and website flipping, content writing, SEO and so on. Some were profitable, some just a dissipation of time but i don't care, learned a lot in that timespan.

    Luckily i met an old friend of mine some weeks ago who struggles in the same situation like me, we just concluded that we have to change something in our life. He's skilled in social media and customer supports and i'm an it engineer and webdesigner so why not combine that.

    After some investigation and a lot of beer we decided to put our efforts in a shopify multiniche store, dropshipping via aliexpress.

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    # .net TLD registered after some keyword researching. Huge potential for branding and very easy to remember. Store name is equal to the domain, so thats another pluspoint.
    # Created a high-resolution logo, 3 colors maximum, modern and catchy.
    # Created Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest accounts with the exact name of the store and the domain.
    # Same color shemes and styles on all channels = corporate identity.

    Upcoming
    # Connecting all channels vice versa via IFTTT for crossposting.
    # Growing followers organically on all channels.
    # Doing some test purchases on Alixpress to sort out good suppliers.
    # Product and trends researching.
    # Keyword testing.
    # Setting up first campaigns for testing targeted audiences.
     
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  2. sjoerdtop

    sjoerdtop Regular Member

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    Good luck with your journey!
     
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  4. bithome

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    Thanks guys, i will post as much updates as i can. Maybe i'm able to motivate more people out there who just need some changes in their life too. Would be a nice side effect.
     
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    First good luck with your journey. But I have some question. You think that will be no problem for your clients that they have to wait 15 or more days? What about return policy that is a big problem ...
     
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    how do you plan to advertise?
     
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    Will follow your journey. $1k a month is totally doable, Good luck!
     
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  8. bithome

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    I guess the customers will show some indulgence just because we'll give "free shipping" on all our products. It isn't possible to satisfy all customers on the same level but i guess thats the right way to start. Return policy is a heavyweighter for sure, will also do massiv research about it and update here.
     
  9. bithome

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    FB ads should be good for starting/testing. Did that a year ago for some shirts i created at Teespring. I never used Twitter ads but i guess it's worth a try too after some time.
     
  10. thetoothfairy

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    Free shipping ? I thought it was other way around .you are going give away "free" products to people while charging them for shipping that product.
     
  11. bithome

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    Finally, it depends on the price of the product. We didn't do any product or trend researching right now but we also won't be fixed to one niche, it's all about fast switching and flexibility.

    This won't be quick rich journey, it's all about stability.

    Nutshell; if we've got products for the store, this question will be answered ;)
     
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    Good luck with your journey!
     
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  13. hippo123

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    Good luck buddy!
     
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  14. thetoothfairy

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    Good luck with your journey , traveller.
     
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    Good luck bro, you got this!
     
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    fb ads can get expensive because of testing
    you should start with instagram shoutouts, those work pretty good.
     
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    Wait why are people using shopify ? is there something im missing here? Doesnt shopify take a percentage of every transaction
     
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    Good luck with your plan! That's good that you're doing stuff that you enjoy (even if it's risky) rather than do something on a daily basis that's only adding toxicity to your life!
     
  19. sjoerdtop

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    lol no it's subscription based
     
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