I am a web and graphic designer that freelances through my design agency, and I am looking at ways for generating some passive income. I have decided to look into setting up and automating some online stores that use dropshipping, as I want this to be as automated as possible. As I am well versed in web design, branding, marketing, etc, I feel like if I can get a number of these stores up and automated it could make for some nice passive income when I have downtime from my agency.
Currently, I am in the research phase and am just wondering about some of dropshipping/wholesale directories, and what ones are generally looked upon favourably and what ones are not. Being in Canada, I'm hoping to find some quality Canadian dropshippers, and WWB seems to be one of the main ones that offer Canadian hubs.
Is the $299 fee worth the membership, or are there better/cheaper alternatives? I'm interested in hearing some experiences with these guys and also maybe hearing some of the alternatives that I could look into.
1. Choose a niche (That must be a niche that i'm interested and i know that there are a lot of people willing to pay money for that niche), Then choose a product. (Here i choose from CB)
2. Sign Up Getresponse (I want a Long term fight, so this is a must)
A discussion with a WF member gave me this idea. How long from the time you started until you guys made your very first cent? It can be from an affiliate commission, or an actual product sale, or ad revenue. It doesn't even matter if it's 2 cents or 2 thousand dollars, as long as its actual measurable monetary results. This is for the benefit of newbies who are on the fence or who may just be starting out.
Mine is the extremely simple Hotmail one where they added "P.S. I love you" to the bottom of every email sent through the service. I know it doesn't exactly fit, as it's not really data-driven, but it does have that simple feature but huge reward feeling of a good growth hack.
What's your favourite growth hack of all time?