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[SHOPIFY]My journey starts today!

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by 11Yellow11, Jul 1, 2017.

  1. 11Yellow11

    11Yellow11 Newbie

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    Hi to all!
    I'm starting my own shopify store, in drop shipping style following the method of Nihalsad(Lord bless this man and his efforts),i'm ambitious but i don't want to set unrealistic goals, so my first goal is...to make my first sale xD
    I set up all my store and i'm planning to use especially Facebook ads for now, then scaling to IG,Twitter and Pinterest,i just want to know if this niche is profitable.
    Can i ask opinions and critiques about my site?It would really help me,cause from my eyes even if i try hard i will never see all the mistake!
    my site is:sleepingdreams.myshopify.com
    Thank you all!
    I did another thread about this but it was short and without any contents would like to ask the mod if they can delete it
     
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    What's sup with your domain dawg.
     
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    11Yellow11 Newbie

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    What do you mean?It's the free domain of Shopify
     
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    Products looks good. They might sell, however I would advise you avoiding facebook ads for now and make cash by posting to FB groups or Reddit to gain budget for FB. Facebook from my experience can be gold mine or your worst nightmare. Don't end in the red.
     
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    Hi!

    First at all, good luck, I hope you keep posting the journey, I will be following it! About your site, maybe try to get a domain name, a .myshopify sub-domain seems like a shop that doesn't want to spend few dollars in a domain name.

    As others have said, be careful with Facebook ads, they are really good but if you don't have experience, it could take all your money without any sell. Maybe try it with few dollars and try Instagram or Reddit too.
     
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    I was thinking about it, but i can't find Facebook group about this niche i struggle with the keywords, but Thank you so much for your opinion!
     
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    Thank you!I will continue to post here.I read, watched analyzed and ate every thread, story,video i could, i know how FB Ads can be dangerous,because of that i'm starting with 5$ and trying to see if people are at least Interested in my products, would the domain really help me boosting the sales in the future?
     
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    good luck
     
  9. Azt3c

    Azt3c Junior Member

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    Before you read what's below keep in mind its not discourage you from this.


    Just because you have a good product at a good price doesn't mean it should sell.
    First off ,I get it you read an awesome guide and feel very motivated so you decided to get started right away.Taking action, nice . But prepare before you take action. If you don't prepare and plan well then its as if you're just planning to fail.

    I've read the guide before. Sounds easy doesn't it?When to kill an ad..when do you scale it. Everything laid out for you. If its easy everyone would be making a lot of money with it.

    Here is what I think you should do. Decide on a budget for the Facebook ads you're planning to do it. If you only have like 300$ to do it then don't go for FB ads. Since this is your first time there is a 99% chance you're gonna fail a lot . FB ads is all about testing,you gotta test a lot. Do not just rush in.(Also calculate expense ..39$ per month goes to Shopify.)

    Just because you put in the right interests ,choose the right demographic etc and maybe even get engagements on your posts doesn't mean you're gonna get a sale.

    About your site.

    Get a domain. Yes it will boost sales. No ONE is gonna buy anything from your store with a .myshopify domain. Maybe you'll get a sale or 2 but that's just out of pure luck.

    Theme ,simple is nice but doesn't look too good.
    Get a logo. A text with your store's name shows the customer how much time the owner of the store has put in to make it look good.
    I'll update you if I find anything else.

    I have a few questions though. Why this niche? Sleep? Is this your first time trying to make money online?How did you decide on this niche?
     
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    Thank you for your opinion, i know you don't want to discourage me i really appreciate well constructed critique they help more than everything else.
    Yeah that's an awesome guide, it always look easy before you start to do it xD
    If not FB ads where i should put my money?I know i will inevitably lose money,i don't expect to make my first sale the first day.
    I have a plan on this, i chose this niche cause it's not like other niches, they're not a decoration or a product that you buy cause you like it(i mean like a chain or a hoodie),because i don't hook up on passion or something like that i hook up on people needs,if you can't sleep well i have the solution, if you snore during the night i have the solution,if your thirsty i have water, something like that.
    Yes,this is my first time trying to make money with IM,i already made money in internet tough with betting,trading with etoro,ewhoring(i will never do that again xD), but i'm a stoner and i was a pusher(i did really well for a while then i stopped) so i know something about Marketing,i already have other niches to go if this will not be profitable i put a limit of loss, can i ask you what theme should i use?Do you have a Shopify shop too?And most important should i use fiverr for the logo?
    Thank you again you don't know how much you helped me :)
     
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    I made a logo and modified the homepage does it look good?
     
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    good luck

    you should check other journeys too here in BHW to see what's working and what's not,
     
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    Will be watching , good luck man!
     
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    Good luck man, planning on making a shop once I have everything set up in the future. Will be following this. Keep us updated please :)
     
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    Thank you all! I will update after the first day of FB Ads,i started it at 20:32 (italy hour) and finishing it tomorrow at the same time, let's see how ti goes, it's been 25 impressions and 1 click on the link so far xD
     
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    Bro, you mentioned a guide on dropshipping.. could you send me the link? I'm eagered to learn. I had a look on your site by the way and it looked really nice :)
     
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    There are two threads man about it!i can't post links man i still don't have 15 posts, just search for Ultimate shopify guide and 1000 post shopify guide part 2

    If you're lazy to read these two guide u can watch nihalsad's video course on udemy,you can find the link at the bottom of the first post on the second threads,Thank you for the compliment man.Good luck to you too if you will start!
    TOO much value in only two threads i suggest to find time to read them all from the page1 to the last.
     
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    Facebook just disabilited my account xD they think i stole someone's identity hope they will approve the picture soon as they can
     
  19. Azt3c

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    Super long reply ,my bad. Read the whole thing,I'm sure you'll find it helpful.

    So you decided on this niche cause you wanna take a different route and not be like everyone else. Good. But maybe you should put some thought into why no one is promoting this product. I'm not saying the product/niche isn't profitable but I'm just saying always think of both sides of the coin.

    -If you don't want to go further with FB ads you have 2 more ways to drive traffic. Forums and Blogs.
    I'm sure you'll find forums related to health issues,sleep issues(k maybe not that) or even parenting forums .Something in those lines. You can casually promote your store/products there.No don't go spam there"Hey I am new ,I have a store .Here is the link ,check it out I need to make a sale."
    Do that and you'll just get banned. Instead do it more casually. Get on the forum with a proper account(profile pic ,bio etc) . Find topics related to your niche or similar and comment something like "Hey David(random name) I had the same issue you're talking about. Everyday I would get up with severe neckpain then my brother recommended me a product he found online. He said it really helped his wife with her neckpain and I should try it out.So I did and I'm glad I did cause the neck pain its a thing of the past now. You can check it out here if you'd like: https://sleepingdreams.myshopify.co...ducts/noyoke-orthopedic-health-care-pillow-hq . I'm sure it'll help you too.

    Something like that ,make it seem super casual .Never tell em its your store . Make it seem like you're recommending a product to your actual friend.

    Something like that for the blog commenting too.

    Maybe just simply interact with other posts before you start sharing links in forums. Cause some uses will check your profile before they click on your link. Also if there is an Introduction sub forum,use it to introduce yourself.

    -I see that you have anti snore mouthpiece. This one will really work with the ladies. You know they get irritated with their husbands snoring all night long.
    Same thing for the body pillow. Try finding forums for new borns ..stuff like that.
    -Other traffic sources? Pinterest. Look into it.

    Quote from your post
    "if you can't sleep well i have the solution, if you snore during the night i have the solution" kinda 90s tv ad :p

    No I don't have a store but that doesn't mean you need to take my opinion lightly. . I have done a lot of research on this topic because I had plans to start one but I decided against it . Read a lot about it for a long time did a shit load of research on both forums/google/reddit and facebook groups. So I gathered a lot of info which well is of no use to me right now. So I might as well just help you out.

    About the store.
    -Get rid of the 'Powered by shopify'.
    Scroll down and you'll find it.
    -Theme? Here is a popular one:
    https://themes.shopify.com/themes/testament/styles/revelation

    I personally like revelation ,there are 3 other styles included.(I'm not affiliated to them)

    -Products
    Get rid of the sale. Looks too shady. Putting everything for offer doesn't earn you the trust of the customer imo nor does it prompt the customer to buy your product.

    Also try including more products but cheaper. I get it if you charge a high price you have a higher profit margin ,but at the start try going for lower prices.

    -Email List
    Create an email list. If you don't know what an email list is ,its basically a list of email ids of people visitng your store (they'll have to voluntarly enter their email id) . You can send them promotion emails like discounts or a new product added to the store etc. But don't spam them with it cause they can unsubscribe.
    Just google "how to create email list shopifiy" . You'll get a better understanding.

    -The most important one.
    Get a DOMAIN . No matter how good your product is,your store is and your prices are. A domain name really affects everything. Get rid of .myshopify . If you want to see any success with FB ads/Shopify in general.

    Here is something which will really help you.
    Check out Franklin Hatchett on YouTube(also a member of BHW,invented a super popular method). He is an expert in this field.And no he is not a "guru" trying to bank off others with useless courses. He believes in free information and shares it. The dude speaks the truth without the sugar coating. And no I am not affiliated to him in anyway,I'm just one his subscribers. He also has a group in facebook ,I'll send you a link in pm if you want.More than 30k members .They share screenshots of their success with Shopify+Dropshipping . Do QnAs and a lot more. I learned a lot from there.

    Once again not affiliated to them in anyway ,like I mentioned above the info I gathered isn't much use to me right now so might as well help the others.

    There is one more guy on YouTube,Sebastian Gomez(not affiliated) . Very informative and speaks the truth. He has a playlist with more than 80 videos on his channel which should help you.

    You'll find others on YouTube like Dan Dasilva ,DeadBeat Affiliate etc stay away from them.
     
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    You stole someone's identity?What?