HOW TO START AN ONLINE STORE WITH SHOPIFY?
You might be here reading this blog for any reason. You might be a person who is tired of 9-5 job, you might be a person who wants to make more money than what you are making now, and you might be a person who is desperate and simply wants to make money. Who you are is not necessary; what is essential is, We all want to make money.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO MAKE MONEY ONLINE?
Yes, it is possible. Not only make a living, but you can build wealth if you do it right. The only problem is, many people start an online business with impossible and unrealistic expectations on what they can make and how long it takes.
- Online business is not a get rich quick
- It is not easy
If you want to really make money online, You should treat this business like any other business. Work hard, spend some money, and do everything you do building a regular business until you reach a point where you can make a passive income.
WHAT IS SHOPIFY AND DROPSHIPPING?
If you are in this online business searching world, I am sure you heard a lot about Shopify and drop shipping business.
WHAT IS SHOPIFY?
Shopify is a platform that allows you to create your website without knowing how to code. It is ready for your website that you just have to do a few simple adjustments to fit your needs then wala… You have a functional working website that you can use to sell products.
I remembered in 2012; I had a physical shop and a business that I needed to make a website. But the problem was I don’t know how to create one. So I had to hire someone to do it for me that cost me $900.
With shopify, even if you don’t know how to code, your website can be up and running in few hours.
HOW MUCH DOES SHOPIFY COSTS?
There are three packages of Shopify they all offer 14 days trial period
- Basic $29/month
- Regular $79/month
- Advance $299/month
But of course, to start, it is recommended to start with the basic package then you can upgrade any time you want when you see success
WHAT IS DROP SHIPPING?
Let us give an example to understand what drop shipping is
- You have a website (Shopify or others)
- You advertise someone else’s product on your website with a higher price than the original let’s say $X + 5
- When someone buys the product from your website with $X + 5
- Buy the product from the original vendor for $X
- Give the information and address of your buyer when you buy the product
- The product will be sent to your buyer without you even touching the product
- You make $5
In the case above, you don’t even see the product, You don’t touch it, you don’t have to worry about inventory, storage, you don’t even buy the product until it is sold you you get paid.
WHERE CAN I FIND PRODUCTS TO SELL?
There is a saying that goes like this “Everything under the sun is on the internet” the way to find products to sell is on the internet. There are many sites, but the most famous one is aliexpress.com
This is a website that gathers countless manufacturers under one site. They are willing to drop ship, eager to sell, and unbeatable prices.
You can find any type of goods you want to sell.
WHAT DO I NEED BEFORE STARTING DROPSHIPPING BUSINESS?
Before starting dropshipping business, you need to have some expectations and some tools
- You have to be willing to work hard and give it some time to work
- You have to have around $500 to test products and for advertising
- You have to have a set of mind that you can make money online
- You have to know that you have to spend money to make money
If You are expecting to get rich quick without putting in the work required, don’t even bother starting dropshipping business.
HOW CAN I LEARN SETTING UP A SHOPIFY STORE?
There are many resources you can learn from by just simply going on youtube and typing Shopify. In my opinion, the video below can teach you everything you need to be up and running.
DO I HAVE TO REGISTER A COMPANY TO PRACTICE DROPSHIPPING?
You should check business regulations in your country and state. In most cases like in North America and Europe, it is optional to register a company.
DO I OPEN A NICHE OR GENERAL SHOPIFY STORE?
It is optional and You are the judge of that. My opinion is, start with a general store then when you find winning products, you can make another niche store based on that product.
HOW MUCH CAN I EARN WITH DROPSHIPPING BUSINESS?
It really depends on your effort and the amount of work you put in. The sky is the limit, The most important thing is, to start with realistic expectations and dedication.
WHAT IS THE MOST PROFITABLE DROPSHIPPING NICHES?
This question has been asked a lot, everyone who starts dropshipping business including me asks this question. In my opinion, any niche can be profitable if it is done properly and there are people looking for your product that you are planning to sell.
but to be safe, I think sticking to 3 ever green niches is good and they are:
- Health and Fitness
- Making Money and Finance
When you think about this, People always want to be healthy, want to make money, and want to have a healthy relationship. Do you agree with this? let me in the comments below
HOW DO I KNOW IF PEOPLE ARE SEARCHING FOR MY PRODUCTS THAT I AM DROPSHIPPING?
There are tools and software that tells you that over the internet. Let’s say for example you are dropshipping. For me, I use KWFinder software. It is paid software but you can use it also for free for a limited number of times every 24 hours.
Let’s say you are dropshipping Cellphone cases. How do you know people are searching for it?
- Go to this link
- In the search box type Cellphone cases
- Select country, in this case, put the USA for example
- Then search.
You will see that there are 1000 searches every month for this phrase, that means people are looking for it
WHAT ARE THE CONS OF DROPSHIPPING?
With the ease of starting a business, and the ease of having a fully functional website in a matter of hours, it seems like everyone should be a drop shipper, but, it is not really as it sounds. Dropshipping has it is own challenges and pitfalls.
One of the pitfalls I see is, You can’t have control of the quality of the product you are promoting. Since the business model is, you don’t see, you don’t touch the product, You rely on the reputation of the supplier and the review of the product. But again, it is a matter of experience until you know the good suppliers, good products, and what to promote.
Some might say because a lot of people are doing dropshipping, the market is saturated. In my opinion, that is a good thing, When something is saturated, that means it is working.
HOW DO I START DROPSHIPPING WITH SHOPIFY?
It is really as simple as it gets, click the link below to start your 14 days free trial period, then click the blue button the says “Get Started”
Then fill the form and some information to be up and running