I Need your advices: Newbie in Dropshipping

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Hey everybody!
I have same basic questions please:
1/As beginner in dropshipping, how many hours should I work/day to get good results?

2/can i work on dropshipping in parallel with my work because I usually work from 8am until 5PM,but I can use my mobile and I'm free time after time at work..
Or should I stay always in fron of the computer?

3/ in the beginning I can invest every month 300 usd, is that amount enough to start ? If yes how many products I can test with that amount ?

All your ideas will be great for me.
Thank you !
#advices #dropshipping #newbie
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Oostra
    Hey, I'm new to dropshipping as well and have been poking around things like shopify and oberlo. I set up a shop but my free trial expired before I actually did anything with it. It looks legit, but that was a way to start. The products were decent and I was just trying to do a niche t-shirt shop.

    I've done some direct marketing and affiliate marketing in my career. I'm not doing it now but I was interested in shopify.

    Take your time and find things you enjoy selling and that you'd own yourself. Don't just go for the most expensive products or whatever. Go with what you'd buy. Add value to whatever you do. Even if you're not super successful at first if you are working with things you love, then at least you're having fun right? So work when you can and want to... but realize it's going to take some long hours and serious effort to make cash.

    You're already doing great. Learn more. Realize that failures are valuable and look at the big picture, just keep at it.
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    • Profile picture of the author afgan8448 mido
      Thank you for your ideas you have sharing with us here!

      I think to export the Oil of argan wich is existing only in Morocco especially in the sud of that country and a lot of people use it as cosmectic products...

      If you have informations about that products please share it.
      Thank you so much again!
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    • definitely helpful.
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  • You can work part-time as setting up dropshipping stores using ecommerce platform like Shopify nowadays are not difficult. Dropshipping does not cost you much except you may want to buy more traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Roger99
    I'm Also new to dropshipping as well and have been poking around things like shopify and oberlo.t looks legit, but that was a way to start. The products were decent and I was just trying to do a niche t-shirt shop.

    I've done some direct marketing and affiliate marketing in my career. I'm not doing it now but I was interested in shopify.
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    • Profile picture of the author afgan8448 mido
      Thank you for sharing with us.

      Are you stil managing a store on shopify ? If yes how many products you test at the same time?
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  • Profile picture of the author venkat9985
    hey guys.
    I am doing dropship from around 2 years now.
    Let me answer above questions from ya all .

    To start with you will need atleast 2 hours per day to manage your store and ads as well .
    As you will be adding new products daily and testing them ,and warming up your pixel without the worry of sales , When u r starting out your main GOAL ,should be pixel warm up. Once you have that , you can launch products to your existing audience .. Well , How you do that ? By creating Lookalikes and Custom audience and Trust me , the profit lies in lookalikes.

    Now for your managing stores , you will need time to write some good descriptions , get some reviews imported , as off now , generic aliexpress description do not work. You really have to built that trust with people. (once a customer is always a customer) So put your time to make your store look trust-able , add clean theme , trust badges , reviews , clean pictures etc .

    Now coming to the ads part , most of my sales come from facebook ads.
    And in order to make profit , you have to be aggressive in testing products.
    You will need at least one hour a day to manage your ads. AS their is a lot to do if you know how fb ads work. The ad set , the ads , the targets , the dupes , the interest grouping , the flex targets , i can go on and on . You got the point Right ?

    So , now question came is $XXX is enough .
    Well it is and it does not .

    For example : if you are testing 2 products a day with $5/day you will be spending $10 a day and you will need at-least 4-5 days , in that budget to know if your product will work or not . If it works , Congrats scale that product. If it does not Test another 2 product with your budget , so on and so forth until you find that winner.
    So budget totally depends upon you . how many products you want to test in how many days.

    And TRUST ME. guys , you will just need 1 winner product to make a killing. Just 1 .

    So If you want to start drospship , just go for it. Do not think too much .
    Just TAKE ACTION.

    Anyways , if you guys need more HELP or any info on Products , themes , Facebook anything, PING me anytime. I will be happy to help.

    Thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author troy04rm
      Originally Posted by venkat9985 View Post

      hey guys.
      I am doing dropship from around 2 years now.
      Let me answer above questions from ya all .

      To start with you will need atleast 2 hours per day to manage your store and ads as well .
      As you will be adding new products daily and testing them ,and warming up your pixel without the worry of sales , When u r starting out your main GOAL ,should be pixel warm up. Once you have that , you can launch products to your existing audience .. Well , How you do that ? By creating Lookalikes and Custom audience and Trust me , the profit lies in lookalikes.

      Now for your managing stores , you will need time to write some good descriptions , get some reviews imported , as off now , generic aliexpress description do not work. You really have to built that trust with people. (once a customer is always a customer) So put your time to make your store look trust-able , add clean theme , trust badges , reviews , clean pictures etc .

      Now coming to the ads part , most of my sales come from facebook ads.
      And in order to make profit , you have to be aggressive in testing products.
      You will need at least one hour a day to manage your ads. AS their is a lot to do if you know how fb ads work. The ad set , the ads , the targets , the dupes , the interest grouping , the flex targets , i can go on and on . You got the point Right ?

      So , now question came is is enough .
      Well it is and it does not .

      For example : if you are testing 2 products a day with $5/day you will be spending $10 a day and you will need at-least 4-5 days , in that budget to know if your product will work or not . If it works , Congrats scale that product. If it does not Test another 2 product with your budget , so on and so forth until you find that winner.
      So budget totally depends upon you . how many products you want to test in how many days.

      And TRUST ME. guys , you will just need 1 winner product to make a killing. Just 1 .

      So If you want to start drospship , just go for it. Do not think too much .
      Just TAKE ACTION.

      Anyways , if you guys need more HELP or any info on Products , themes , Facebook anything, PING me anytime. I will be happy to help.

      Thanks.

      Hi, I was always fascinated from dropshipping, I've tried to sell some stuff on ebay, 1 was from a local factory in Italy, I've sold 2 high ticket products in 5 years, and I've try IT parts from aliexpress as well, I've sold only 1 in the Uk and this was a cracked ebay account, him ask me refund.



      Anyway, I saw a lot and lot of shopify and dropshipping guru's, in Italian (I'm Italian unfortunately) and in English, from USA, UK, CA, AU, and all over the world. Youtube have ton's of dropshipping guru's.
      Should be easy start this business, and maybe a lot of people especially young guys fire ON their dream to become millionair in 1 year only doing this 4 hours week work (maybe they read Tim Ferris) ok,



      Now:

      Why never and never and never the guru's talk about tax and duty tax?
      Who pay this? When a product enter in a country , this country claim that this product need to pay VAT + DUTY tax.


      Who pay this?

      The final customer?

      Ok, some people said:

      you can sell product with less than 10$ valute with the very slow EMS mail and in this way nobody will pay TAX and DUTY TAX.

      On 10$ product, maybe your profit margin is 1 or 2 $ , it's real possible earn MILLION AND MILLION of dollars selling 2$ profit object without never pay tax and duty import tax, and without that never a customer claim this if him need to pay tax when the parcell arrive on their door?



      Thanks if you can reply.... Cheers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Samfakroon
    Hey guys Interesting Question. I have been doing Dropshipping for Seven Years and I have been teaching it as well.

    In todays world dropshipping is quiet different, there are those of your who want to do it like just a way of making money little profit here and there and there are those who want to make their store a real 6 - 7 figure business like Me.

    If you wanna make just small profits then above info will help but follow my advice is you want to see 5k per day sales.

    This is how I do it.

    1. Make shopify store with at least 50 products.

    2. Create a buzz on Pinterest and Instagram and start getting your Pixel warm.

    3. On Facebook take 3 products create 3 campaigns each with 3 adsets target Broad Niche $10 each for 3 days doing only PPE Post per Engagaement. Video ad is 15mostly preferred. Product range should be at-least making you $10 - $15 profit.

    4 Stop the PPE ads and Do Purchase convertion campaigns and do $10 adsets 3 Campaigns with 3 adsets each 1 adset do Broad Targeting, 2nd Do Precise targeting and 3rd do Flex Targeting. So each product you spending $30 per day if the campaign does not get you sales after $30 spend just test other product. if it does let the campaign run for another 7 days and if you get sales still then know you got a winner.

    Create Look Alike and do adsets at $20 - $50 adset and test if profitable, if work then continue with single interests and do 10 adsets of $20 each and keep profiting.

    Do not forget to upsell and follow with emails.

    and yes this work in the begining will take you 3 hour but it will reduce to even 1/2 an hour.

    Do not stare at the computer just leave ads running and have a believe mindset that you will make it work.

    Check this video it will help you do a proper product research.


    Please note if you wanna do Shopify big time then you need a good budget.

    I always teach my students to first do some affiliate marketing or CPA to create some budget for CPA.

    I have gone through many themes but I ended up creating my own for myself and my students.

    So as you can see their are some costs involved even before you go into Shopify facebook budget fully.

    Hope this helps you Guys.

    Cheers
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    • This was super helpful - what are your thoughts on Instagram and FB ads?
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  • Profile picture of the author MichaelGuru
    As beginner in dropshipping, how many hours should I work/day to get good results?
    ANSWER: When you run a drop shipping store, it's easy to fall into the trap of being active 24/7 - like, you know, checking your inbox as soon as you are awake, handling an order return in the middle of a family dinner, staying super late do to some stuff in the store, etc. Mobile technologies make it possible to work flexibly from any place and at any time, and some people think it means they should be managing an online store all day round to cover as many tasks as possible.
    Please don't.
    Organize your day in a way that lets you have enough free time that is NOT dedicated to your business at all. Remember that you don't run this business to make yourself exhausted and burnout; quite the opposite, you launched your store to make money in an easy and enjoying way, right?
    You shouldn't concentrate on the amount of time you spend for your business. Concentrate on the quality. Use your time effectively.

    can i work on dropshipping in parallel with my work because I usually work from 8am until 5PM,but I can use my mobile and I'm free time after time at work. Or should I stay always in front of the computer?
    ANSWER: I know first hand how difficult it is to work a day job and still manage to be a "sidepreneur". There is a significant lack of time to run an ecommerce business while working a 9 to 5, and you still need to commit yourself first to your employer.
    I'm here to tell you that the good news is that it's very much possible to grow and create a successful ecommerce business on the side. Many others before you have done it and I'm going to show you how you can, too
    The Struggle
    If you're working a 9 to 5 and want to start an ecommerce business on the side, the first struggle most people encounter is what product to sell. Generally, people working a full-time job and looking to start an ecommerce business want something "easy". Low commitment, easy to source or manufacture, and something that can be sold with little maintenance and work.

    While this is the ideal, don't let your ideals prevent you from selling something you truly believe in, are passionate about or think would be a huge success.
    But the real struggle every sidepreneur encounters is simply finding the time and making the time for their side business. It's not going to be easy. If you want to see your ecommerce business become successful, you can say goodbye to most of your evenings and weekends.
    So, while this all sounds brutal and difficult, the long-term payoff of creating a successful ecommerce business on the side is tremendous. These struggles are just barriers and challenges you must, and will, overcome.
    The best part is that this can be done.
    Why It's Possible
    The first thing you need to realize is that it will take time. Starting your ecommerce business on the side means that it will grow slower than if you went into it full-time, which means that all the growing will be done in chunks when you make time for it.
    Why It's Possible
    You have your weekends and evenings, use them. Your weekends and evenings allow for you to work in these small chunks and grow your business in chunks.

    Your income from your 9 to 5 also allows you to invest in your ecommerce business. This gives you a significant advantage over those that are dropping everything to run their ecommerce business and those that are unemployed and trying to start a business.

    The advantage you have as a sidepreneur over full-time entrepreneurs is that what you're doing is a lot less risky. If your business fails, you still have your job to fall back to, and even use your previous failure as a learning experience to quickly get back on your feet with another venture. This is especially important if you have obligations to your family, have a mortgage or any other critical responsibility.

    in the beginning I can invest every month 300 usd, is that amount enough to start ? If yes how many products I can test with that amount ?

    ANSWER Even if you have $1000 above to start dropshipping without knowing the best way to do perfect niche and product research and marketing strategy you will definitely fail and ended up with nothing in your bank account
    But, if you master the best way to find hot product and niche and best way to market you can start with $0 or $100 and grow your store fast.
    The best advice is to learn the trick and strategy to find hot niche and product and also master marketing strategy to help you in marketing your product to the right audience who are hungry to buy what you offer them
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    • Profile picture of the author afgan8448 mido
      Hey MichaelGuru.
      Thank you for you all the informations you have shared here .I really appreciate it.
      Yes as you said the problem for me as beginner is I don't know the best way to find the perfect niche and the product resarches and the right audience...

      And yes I can dedicate all my free time ( from 5PM until 11PM) Everyday to work on this business, and the same of my week end I can work on this business.
      Thank you again
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  • Profile picture of the author afgan8448 mido
    Hey again!

    I really thank all of you, you really give me alot of hope after beeing desperate! i was posted the post abouve in same forum where are only arabic peuple and the most answers i got are samething like: if you want to learn more came and joing us in our groupe! or,Learn money on dropshiping isnt easy and need more capital and time!....

    Inmy country (Morocco) i know same guys who got their busness in dropshiping but most of them live in the usa or thailand... others who live near me don't give you informations or how they work!

    those answers i got here from you are really very great and i'm sure now that there are always good peuple who want to help other in this planet.

    I m going to study more about this domain before i invest in it and i think it presents less risk compared to Forex for exemple where i lose 2000 usd!!

    Finally, i'm sorry for my englis,it's too poor!

    thank you again!
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  • Profile picture of the author crackhouse
    1) It's up to you how long you can/are able to work. Spend two hours a night and it could take you 10 years to see results, spend 6 hours a day you could see results in half that time... if you're lucky

    2) Yes... eventually it will take over.

    3) That's a pitifully small amount of money to be spending.
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  • Profile picture of the author SiteNameSales
    You might want to check out Dropship Lifestyle (I'm not an affiliate).... It's an expensive course, but very thorough and will help you every step of the way. There's also a free introductory course that might be useful for some, regardless if you want to invest in the advanced version.
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  • Hello,

    1. You do not have to spend a lot of time in setting up and managing your dropshipping website since these days, there tools like Shopify and Oberlo that will help you setup everything easily. 1-2 hours is enough to start working on your site.

    2/can i work on dropshipping in parallel with my work because I usually work from 8am until 5PM,but I can use my mobile and I'm free time after time at work..
    Or should I stay always in fron of the computer?

    Yes of course. I have a lot of friends and colleagues who are also into dropshipping business as well and they have their day time jobs.

    3/ in the beginning I can invest every month 300 usd, is that amount enough to start ? If yes how many products I can test with that amount ?

    Yes. You will just need to subscribe to Shopify and pay the subscription rates. Of course, there is also the payment for ads (which is very important) but you can set a small budget for this.

    The key is to run a lot of tests with your products and different ad sets to be able to see which one works well for your market.
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    • Profile picture of the author afgan8448 mido
      Thank you for taking time to write me.

      I'm just still confused because I am seeing in YouTube a loft if videos,in Arabic, English and french about dropshipig and I have to make a plan but I don't know yet how can I find the winner products?
      Or the only way is to test ??
      Thank you again !
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  • Profile picture of the author Nortus Fitness
    Hey Guys!
    I am also willing to learn and to start a dropshiping business. please guide.
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  • Profile picture of the author tabdeeli2
    Hi,
    I am doing drop shipping for around 4 months now...
    Coming to your questions...
    1. Even though setting up and managing drop shipping business doesn't cost much time, finding a profitable product for your business can cost time.

    2. You don't need to be in front of the computer all the time if you are outsourcing customer support and live chat. But if you are your own, then it is going to be a pain in the ass.


    3. Instead of spending all your money together at first, I would suggest spending time in research so that you can niche down your site into some profitable site.
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    • Profile picture of the author tabdeeli2
      Also, I would suggest Facebook retargeting and similar audience while promoting your site.
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    • Profile picture of the author zola dado
      thank you tabdeeli2 for your answers!

      Is there any sites that you use to find winner products??

      thank you!
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  • Profile picture of the author Eric Lovelace
    Best advice I could give would be to find people on Facebook that are where you want to be, ans see if they offer coaching / offer programs that you can take.

    You can also model after what they do in terms of dropshipping.
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  • Profile picture of the author sebastya
    1/ As long as it takes
    2/ Yes
    3/ Yes
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  • Profile picture of the author DeFinch
    I also want to know about dropshipping. I have a huge amount of money. I see the comment it's really helpful. <3
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