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WooCommerce & Aliexpress Dropshipping 500$ Per Day

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by ecdw94, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. ecdw94

    ecdw94 Newbie

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    Hello.
    I got the ability to do Online Banking and such that's why I am actually TAKING action and let all my procrastination go away.

    What I did:

    1. Bought Hosting a month ago where it was for free 1 month.. and the whole month I did nothing -.- and started working a week ago where I have to pay 6$ monthly now.
    2. I set up a Wordpress/ WooCommerce. Created all the Terms of Use, Privacy, Shipment, Payment methods and other need pages. and all other configurations.
    3. So I created a few categories in the shop.
      It's related to cartoons and stuff to the cartoons such as figures and toys.
    4. Got an Aliexpress product importer plugin but despite that... i have to put all the attributes and tags myself ... Well the important thing that it does is to import the description and pictures. which would take a lot of time besides that.(Maybe someone can recommend me other aliexpress product importer coz this one isn't great.)
    5. Created a Facebook page. (Once I add about 100-200 products to my site and at the *Marketing Step* I will create Instagramm, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus pages for my shop. Won't post anything on Youtube and Google Plus though.

    Information about the Server
    • Bandwith and Storage is not limited.
    • but the I/O is not very very high.(1024 Kb/s). IOPS 1024
    • 50 Entry Processes max
    • 15 Processes max
    • 768 MB Ram.
    • But the Website is kind of Slow even with Gzip compression enabled. I did seo check and stuff, it said because my site had 140 Http requests. I have a lot of plugins that is... but it doesn't get MUCH faster if I disable them all.

    Next Steps to do:
    Add Products and Create needed pages to get traffic with.

    Products: Will import from Aliexpres, Triple the price of the item on my website and give 10%-70% off.

    PROBLEMS and QUESTIONS: I can't post something every hour on every single page. I saw people using some software that had all the social accounts in that software and it posted things on it's own on set times or every hour or so.
    What it did is put random text from a big list that person compiled and a picture with that.
    Anyone Idea what it is? auto post or whatever it's called. I'm not sure if it's a webservice or a software. I tried to find some But I think there should be better alternatives.
    I Want it to post on Instagram and Facebook at least.
    Also I want to buy SSL once I get a few sales. Is there a difference? I tried to put my own SSL Certificate on the site, it was https but opening the site showed me that this SSL can't be trusted in google chrome. all screen red. so I won't do my own.




    There are my Goals and I will update this Post about my Goals.

    Total expenses: 9$
    (Product purchase not included)
    Total Revenue: 0$​

    Total Profit: 0$​


    Quests
    First Sale
    Second Sale
    Third sale
    10 Sales
    100 Sales

    Grand Goals:
    1. 10$ per day
    2. 100$ per day
    3. 500$ per day


    I hope I can reach 100$ per day at the end of this Month. October. And hope to start getting sales on Monday! 10.17


     
  2. ecdw94

    ecdw94 Newbie

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    I need traffic...
    Any ways to get traffic the free and fast way? including facebook likes.
    My idea of promoting is.

    something like that:

    WIN A *product from site*
    What you have to do!
    • Like Facebook Page
    • Share Facebook Page
    • Write Your name in the comments (not sure if this is necessary)

    Promo Ending in 1 Week.


    the other idea is.
    Giving a 10% off coupons for my site ......

    Hmm...
     
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  3. KHalnay4k

    KHalnay4k Junior Member

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    Which is that plugin?

    PS-Following this thread.
     
  4. bloondee

    bloondee Newbie

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    Good luck for ur journey. Will be following this.
     
  5. terebi

    terebi Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Please keep this updated. I think the biggest problem you will have is driving traffic to the site.

    What ideas do you have?

    1. FB Page, that will grow your page likes, but will that mean people will buy from store?
    2. Coupons, where are you gonna post those to get traffic?
     
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  7. ecdw94

    ecdw94 Newbie

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    Today I finally got free time to work more. Didn't do much because of exams... the following week I'll have an exam every day except thursday xD and after that I'll have internship so will have lots of time.
    But what I've done today or STILL doing for 3 hours is....
    adding... products... HOLLY molly...
    I've added a few more categories to myshop. And Will add about 20-30 products to each of the 8 categories.
    160 products? ugh ...
    The thing is...
    I search for the product with the most orders, than I post it on my site unedited without the prices and pictures and attributes.
    Than I enter the aliexpress link to the product in an excel sheet together with a name, price and SKU so I can find it easily when ordering it.
    Not sure how others manage their products though... do they search it on aliexpress manually again or save every products tab? XD
    Well I do it for the overview and so I don't have to spend too much time.
    After I finish adding products, I'll add prices, attributes and pictures which I think will be the part that will take way to much time.
    can't afford aliexpress plugin that does it all for you xD
     
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    uceko25 Registered Member

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    I don't want to be mean, but investing 9 bucks in an online store and expect to make at least 100 in less than 30 days it's very optimistic.Anyway, i wish you good luck with your journey, regards
     
  9. plsharevme

    plsharevme Registered Member

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    can i know which of country u come from ? what area the market u target? and how u handle shipment?

    thank regard.
     
  10. ecdw94

    ecdw94 Newbie

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    hm... So your point is... the more I invest the more I'll make?
    I've seen people invest couple thousand dollars and made nothing, and I've seen people that made thousands from nothing. Oh well I guess making something from nothing is harder than making nothing from something LOL. What will make me money is the traffic and people who will buy something.
    I'll post on various forums and grow my SN page on fb, insta.

    Which country I come from I think doesn't matter, and whether I live in Germany right now doesn't matter too.
    But I'll be targeting English speaking countries since I'm very comfortable with English language and the English speaking countries' cultures. plus only Americans etc have enough money to spend on something I'm selling xD My point is... something that costs in an ordinary shop in USA, for example a Toy, is 5 times cheaper if not 10 times on aliexpress.
    I'll be selling it more expensive than on aliexpress since I have to make a win, but it's still cheaper than on american offline/online stores.

    I'll be using e-packet if possible. Where shipping takes about 12-20 days... compared to the FREE aliexpress shipping where it takes about a month in average for a product to arrive.
     
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    plsharevme Registered Member

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    actually i also doing online retail business quite long, i import item from china then sell it to my country, the advantage is i can handle ship item very fast, couse i wait the item on my store, then i ship the item to customer within my country, the down side is i cannot handle so many item.a lot of step need to do.

    recently i also plan doing this kind of business, but i think more on affiliate not dropship, couse i no need worry about shipping and warranty just promote the link ,but the margin is so low 8 to 10%. but i can add sell a lot of item compare to before.

    what your opinion on dropship and affiliate ? do customer can wait so long instead buy from local ?
     
  12. Charly The Rabbit

    Charly The Rabbit Junior Member

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    Good luck, I tried doing the same journey but I failed. I didn't have enough money to invest properly.