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The Middle Men Journey - Aliexpress / Shopify 2016 [ Financial Independence]

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by TonyS, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. TonyS

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    Hey guys,

    I've just discovered the method yesterday and until now I've bought a domain name, setup shopify, setup PayPal, found a niche and several products and also just finished putting up my first ad.

    I also bought the course recommended by Frank, ecomempires, which is pretty basic, but still gives you some knowledge.

    My first goal is simple, make the first sale. To prove myself that the method works.

    I've just set up the ad, so I guess I'll come back tomorrow with further results.

    07/02/2016

    • Bought domain name
    • Setup shopify
    • Setup facebook page
    • Found and uploaded several niche products
    • Setup my first ad
     
  2. sam.hunt0710

    sam.hunt0710 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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  3. TonyS

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    Okay, I see that there are post engagements but If I go to the post, I can't see any likes or comments. Hmm.

    Currently I'm going through promoting a facebook post.
     
  4. devilmoldova

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    I think you should wait a little bit more time..
     
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  5. Windhelm

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    Are you going with the free or "deeply-discounted" item with jacked up shipping route, or jacked up prices with free shipping? I'm really thinking about trying this out soon.
     
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  6. triharas

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    i tried both and i think free shipping works better..
     
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  7. TonyS

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    I'm going with the paid shipping option.

    Alright, changed my ad so that it goes directly to the website (not the link in the post description).
     
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    Dude you did you manage to get you ads running with CPC of 1 cent? ..its amazing.
     
  9. TonyS

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    No way man, not even near it. Currently I had my first 2 clicks at around $2.30, from which I had 1 abandoned cart.

    I've send the abandoned cart a mail, who knows, maybe he comes back.

    Also changed my ad text so that the words "plus shipping is included".

    Updates: Setup another ad, targeting a narrow niche, also on $10 budget, I'm curios about that as well.

    Really looking forward to that first sale.

    Also, my ad targeting is on "Daily Reach" Optimization, not CPC optimization.
     
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  10. KamikaziTurtlezz

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    if you're dropshipping, keep in mind its chinese new year and most suppliers are unavailable till the 16th or 17th of february
     
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  11. TonyS

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    Good to know, thanks.

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    In the screenshot you can see my stats for 2 go to website ads and 1 boost my post ad. The boost my post costed me $8, but doesn't give me info on conversion and the go to website ads delivered only 2 clicks and since starting them yesterday, they only delivered 2 clicks. Why the hell not more? Maybe the relevance score?

    Update: I've re-enabled the "Boost my post" ad, I had 300 engagements, but still and around 7 clicks from like $8.

    I had 8 clicks before starting the campaign and 15 after stopping it, so I came to that conclusion.

    From the 8 clicks at around $1.11 per click, I had 1 abandoned cart without reaching the shipping part.
     
  12. Coding

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    Don't get scared off by "wasting" money in the beginning, keep working on it!

    Keep us updated Tony, Good luck!
     
  13. SocialSword

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    I am doing this method as well - but I drive traffic via my instagram page that has 45k followers. I get around 100 UVs daily and like 3-5 add to cart visits, but no sales. I have 3 customers that even registered, their adress and phone numbers - but no orders. I know it is too early, the shop is online for 5 days. But if this abandoning of shopping carts continues, I might have to look into it - what could cause this.. Too high prices?
     
  14. krypton666

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    Nice journey ! Bookmarked it , I'll check your evolution .. Good luck !
     
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    Did he give up? No updates. As usual, these things work maybe 10% of the time. It's not easy.
     
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