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Young Learner's *apparant* Journey in the wild DropShipping world

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Young Learner, May 30, 2013.

  1. Young Learner

    Young Learner Junior Member

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    Apparantly, I'm in the dropshipping world now xD
    I don't know how I got here, but I seem to have good contacts etc. and I started a website selling male clothes about 3 hours ago.

    My method - Don't spend a single $(just pay loads of time instead):

    1: Hit GTrends
    2: Get a domain, can also get it foar frieee
    3: Buy hosting, if you don't want to buy it use a site for free
    4: Become a wholesaler's affiliate that does DropShipping.

    5: Get some items to sell

    6: Traffic Traffic Traffic.


    My traffic so far has been absolutely Great!
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  2. RushingWind

    RushingWind Elite Member

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    Hope you reach your journey goal mate :)
    Keep us informed
     
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    Get your social media side of things going ASAP! Start building your brand. Definitely the way to go in the cut-throat world of fashion retail :)
     
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    Young Learner Junior Member

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    Update so far:
    In a call with a sales manager etc. etc..

    Making sales, seeing how things progress, social media is a great idea. Pinterest Tumbl Instagram.
    I could use a good YT tool if any1 has the share for it, would appreciate it.
    Going to launch the website as soon as I have 20 products on it. Only downside so far is that all the models are Chinese/Japanese.
     
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  6. Young Learner

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    Update:

    Free site up and running, all manual. Made a "free shipping" service where I simply higher the base value.
    I'm hosting at storenvy which is pretty decent, but nothing for me.
    I wish to get the first couple a hundreds runnin quickly and set the name, next I will get a good domain/host and get ready to make it a brand as critman suggested.
     
  7. WayneInc

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    Good Luck for your journey..

    GOing to Subscribbed,
     
  8. Young Learner

    Young Learner Junior Member

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    I decided to say FUUUUUUFCK this.
    I figured investing 40$ now for decent hosting+domain is definately worth all the time I was going to put in the free site.
    Transfering money from my mums pp account, broke like that :DD
    Next step, domain+host setup > wordpress > theme > plugins.
     
  9. dropsy16

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    Lmao died when I saw your screenshot :D good luck! selling clothing is pretty competitive.
     
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    Sounds interesting, I haven't see a Journey like this one, good luck with this Journey!
     
  11. Pirate Monk

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    Best of luck mate, I will be following.
     
  12. Beven

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    Best of luck for your journey. Hope you keep us updated instead of giving up after a few days/weeks like a lot of others do!
     
  13. Young Learner

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    After some long struggling with myself I decided to do this and go for it 100%.
    So I just invested 60$ in hosting and domain.
    I will try to write a working plan for myself to not give up on this one which is going to be extremely hard for me..


    Done:

    Hosting bought
    Domain bought
    Decision made to go for it

    To Do(short-term):
    Set up WP
    pick a neat eCommerce theme

    Find out how my suppliers' api works
    Get the site working
    Maybe get a couple products on it

    Not going to do any SEO yet


     
  14. Beven

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    Glad to see you're taking the process one step at a time. Sometimes we can get so caught up in the whole thing we want to work on everything at once! If you still have a bit of a budget, there are some really nice eCommerce themes over at WooThemes. If not I think I've seen plenty shared for free around the forum :)
     
  15. vexeze

    vexeze BANNED BANNED

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    Hi , do you have any idea where to get suppliers of iphone 5 or samsung galaxy s4 ? the real one im talking about
     
  16. Young Learner

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    Yes, check your local walmart. lel.

    UPDATES:

    Never giving up
    YTcom /watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

    What did I do?

    Selected a theme
    Tried to read the documentation
    Tryin to find out how things work with payment; mastercard seems gay, visa: idk, paypal: easy as always.
    Thinking of getting some security on the the site(Is it worth it?)
    Decided to stay the f* away from fake goods :DD


    What do:
    Most steps from previous update.
    Finish documentation
    Finish the whole theme set up, using WooCommerce
    Find out how WooCommerce works
    Ask some people how the site looks
    Try to bypass law concerning taxes(52% here, and i'm 17 years So FUÊK NO)
    Listen to more good music by C2C
    Fetch some people(gamers) to help me
     
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  17. Young Learner

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    Quick update:

    Funny thing that happend to me today.
    For 2 days now I knew that my current supplier uses an API. But since the website is not finished yet I didn't ask for it.
    Today I asked if my assistant could send me the API, and guess what she said.. Okay, the engineer will do it blabla and you will have to pay 299$. So I rage, cuz it's bullsheeeit. I'm not supposed to invest any money into a freggin supplier. I should be focussing on marketing instead.. silly doesn't understand it -.-
    What does the API do?
    It makes a connection between my site and the suppliers DB, so when something is bought it's shipped automatically. Of course this is not worth the 299$, but even if it was it is absolutely terrible to sell a friggin API to your partners, since it discourages them to stay Instead of attracting them..


    Gonna post this in dropshipping section too.
     
  18. forvenz

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    If you want to success you must to invest some money don't be afriad from that
     
  19. Young Learner

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    I know that, but not in an API made by my own supplier.. It's not even third party software(which normally is free)
     
  20. Young Learner

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    Finnaly have settled things with the api.. I am going to get it, but it's slow and blabla, So I think I will end up cleaning the code of the api -,-

    DONE:

    -Website working good
    -Get some good WooCommerce extensions


    NOT DONE:

    -Need to get multiple ways to login working, not all working yet.
    -Get API working fast
    -Upload some products. I got a nulled version of Product CSV Import, uploaded it thinking it was safe, whole wp server crashed. everythin deleted etc etc, this rolled me back to a backup of about 3-4hours ago. After reviewing the nulled extensions' code I saw 4 simple but hella annoyin php injections that made the server crash :/
    -Choose about 500 products for a beginnning.
    -A couple of quality blog posts.
    -Try to configure WLM properly
    -Get some affiliate going on



    TOTAL WEBSITE PROGRESS ABOUT 70%
     
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