HOW TO START A MAJORLY PROFITABLE ONLINE STORE
One of my favorite money-making hustles aside from blogging is running an online shop. ECommerce truly is a rewarding and fun business to get into, and if you know a bit about marketing it can be extremely profitable too. I have run a few online shops over the past decade, and the side income has always been a nice extra bonus.
Thanks to a few good apps, you can run a successful online business without having to code or know anything “techy.” You don’t even have to have any inventory or deal with shipping any products, either thanks to dropshipping.
WHAT IS DROPSHIPPING?
Dropshipping is when you sell products that you don’t actually psychically have. You list products for sale on your website, a customer buys it from your website, and then you buy it from a supplier, and that supplier sends the product directly to your customer.
- You list a shirt on your website for $30
- A visitor to your site purchases the shirt
- You then buy the shirt for $3 from your supplier and give them your customer’s address
- Your supplier ships the shirt to your customer
- You just profited $27
With dropshipping you don’t have to buy anything unless it sells first, you don’t have to ship or receive anything, your suppliers handle the shipment of orders right from their warehouse. All you do is run a website and market it to your customers. So you can see how quickly this could make a lot of money.
Dropshipping has allowed me to create a more profitable business with less risk and less work. I no longer have to worry about excess inventory, deal with shipping or go to the post office ever again.
$12,000 A MONTH SELLING SWIMWEAR VIA DROPSHIPPING!
I helped one of my students set up an online dropshipping store recently. She is a stay at home mom who sells swimwear online on her Shopify store and now earns over $12,000 a month from it! I’m not saying that you will make $12,000 right away (She puts in a lot of time, effort and money into advertising and marketing her business FYI) but I am saying that if you just try and start a store today, you WILL have a chance to earn money from it.
You just need to believe in yourself, believe in your idea, and just START it! Check out my video tutorial below to see how simple it is to start an online store.
HOW TO START A DROPSHIPPING BUSINESS
Thanks to a few apps the process of running a dropshipping business is almost completely automated. To run a dropshipping business all you need is a Shopify store and a free plugin called Oberlo.
I have put together a free course to show you how to create an online business with dropshipping: Sell Out! Marketing Secrets Course. You can watch this video from the course, where I give a step-by-step instruction on how to set up Shopify and Oberlo:
WHY CREATE AN ONLINE STORE ON SHOPIFY?
- Shopify is the world’s fastest growing commerce platform with over 400,000 active global retailers
- You can sell online, offline and on-the-go
- Use your own domain name
- Sell gift cards and generate coupon codes
- Use its integrated blogging platform to create blog posts
- Process credit card payments directly through Shopify, or other gateways
- Process in-store purchases with Shopify POS
- Process purchases with your smartphone using Shopify Mobile
- Receive 24/7 onboarding and technical support from Shopify Gurus
- Access ecommerce analytics
- Use built-in SEO
- Integrated with Amazon, Pinterest and Ebay!
- Rely on fast servers, industry-leading response times, and cutting edge infrastructure
- Keep your customer’s data secure with PCI Level 1 Compliant checkout
- Sell unlimited SKUs
- Shopify is always adding free new features to help you sell
DROPSHIPPING MADE SIMPLE
As discussed in the video, Oberlo is the tool to find, import and dropship products for your Shopify store. You can literally import hundreds of products to your store quickly and easily. It is completely free if you have less than 500 products. The supplier Oberlo pulls from is Aliexpress, which is a huge online marketplace in China that has everything you could ever want to sell. I like to frequently check the Best Selling list and Flash Deals list to see what’s trending and what’s on special.
READY TO START AN ONLINE STORE TODAY??
>> Get a 14 day free trial of Shopify HERE and start selling today. No fees!
>> Get Oberlo HERE!
>> Get AliExpress HERE!
FOR MORE INFO ON WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THE FULL FREE ECOMMERCE COURSE
To view the rest of the lessons in my eCommerce training course, enroll for free here: Sell Out! Marketing Secrets Course. This course will help you to target ideal customers to your online store and increase those sales!
Having a dropshipping business online is a great side hustle, and it also has the potential to be an extremely profitable passive income source if you just put in the time and effort to start it. You can do it!
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