Empire builders, have you been looking for a way to get into ecommerce without having to invest a ton of time? While all great things in life take a great deal of hard work and diligence, there are ways to get into the ecommerce industry without being very hands-on. Start learning everything you need to know about having an automated dropshipping business today.
Is Automated Dropshipping Even Possible?
I have been in this space for a while now, and I know that there is a ton of opportunity within the ecommerce industry. There are various ways to get involved in the ecommerce space, but is an automated dropshipping store actually profitable?
The answer to this question is a resounding, yes!
Through automating your ecommerce business, it is possible to generate $10,000 every month while your store is essentially on autopilot. So, you might be wondering, if automating dropshipping is actually possible, how do you do it? Don’t worry. I’m about to let you in on all the best secrets.
It’s About Asking the Right Questions
Before you start the process of automating your dropshipping business, you have to ask yourself some questions. Essentially, there are two ways you run can your automated dropshipping business. The first is through a more involved approach, and the second is through a more hands-off approach. To decide which method is for you, ask yourself these two questions.
- How involved do I want to be in the business?
- Do I want to treat this as an investment opportunity?
What to Expect from an Automated Dropshipping Business
If you don’t want to be hands-on with your business, then think of this as simply another investment opportunity for yourself. If you don’t want to be hands-on, that’s fine. You can still easily generate $10,000 in sales once your sales funnel is built out and automated. You may love your day job and just want the opportunity to create a little side hustle. That’s fantastic.
However, without hands-on involvement in your dropshipping business, you will experience a plateau. The ability to reach that seven to eight-figure sales level can really only be achieved through steady involvement in the business. Automation is still possible through a hands-on approach. But your time will be spent on branding, sourcing, and building teams to scale the business.
There is nothing wrong with either of these two strategies. However, you need to weigh the pros and cons of each approach and decide which will fit your plans, goals, and busy schedule best.
How Ecommerce Empire Builders Can Help
At Ecommerce Empire Builders, we build funnels out for our clients that run on autopilot. We also manage everything that has to do with the funnel. For these hands-off type of clients, having an ecommerce business is simply another investment strategy. They pay us to keep their store running and, in the process, generate thousands of dollars of revenue each month.
However, most of the clients we work with at Ecommerce Empire Builders like to have a hand in their business. I would say out of all the clients we work with, about 80% like to be involved in the business. Ultimately, no matter what strategy you go with, there is a way to automate your dropshipping business.
Setting Up Your Automated Dropshipping Business in Four Steps
If you’re trying to set up an automated dropshipping store on your own, I have some tips to share. Keep in mind that you need to think about beyond the here and now when creating an automated store. This store should still be able to generate revenue years into the future. It’s futile to automate a store that has no promise of longevity. The four steps below have been my recipe for success in creating a profitable automated dropshipping business.
1. Identify Your Niche
The first step of any ecommerce business is to identify your niche. When you’re selecting your niche, it needs to be passion-based. Don’t try to jump on trends that may or may not be here in the next five years. Do your market research — find hobbies or niches that people have been involved with and will continue to be involved with. The best advice I have for you is to go into a niche that you’re not only passionate about, but that has also stood the test of time.
2. Build Out Your Funnel
After selecting your niche, it’s time to create an evergreen product offer and build out your funnel with a simple subscription feature. Creating an evergreen offer means you’re looking for a product and unique offer that is going to have an appeal both today and years down the line.
The key to building a profitable automated funnel is having an excellent evergreen offer. So create an offer that will always be appealing to newcomers in the niche or hobby.
3. Send Traffic to Your Store
After your funnel is built out with the automated subscription feature available, you need to start driving traffic to your sales funnel. The most efficient way to attract traffic to an automated funnel is through Facebook ads. The copy and creativity in these ads need to be evergreen, meaning that they will continually appeal to customers.
4. Automate Your Fulfillment
The final step in creating your automated dropshipping business is putting automated fulfillment into place. If you’re going into this alone, then you need to invest in automated tools like Dropton.
If you’re looking to or have the means to have help running your business, I would also hire a virtual assistant. I like to use a blend of both automated tools and support from virtual assistants to keep the orders filled without any hiccups. Hiring a virtual assistant is an excellent investment. You can hire them for cheap, and they will oversee all of your customer service and order fulfillment. Having a virtual assistant to manage these elements is nice because it also gives you more time to focus on other tasks like building funnels and scaling your business.
Consult With the Pros
I dropped a lot of knowledge on you today, and I hope you can use some of it to create your own profitable automated dropshipping business. With everything being said, the key takeaway when creating an automated dropshipping business is to go into an evergreen niche and create an evergreen offer. There will always be people coming and going into different niches. To stay profitable, the evergreen offer you come up with has to be exciting now and in the future.
If you want more guidance on creating your automated dropshipping business, feel free to connect with us today. At Ecommerce Empire Builders, we can help you build, launch, and scale your own profitable dropshipping business. Sign up for access to our exclusive free webinar today. Be sure to check our YouTube channel for even more free resources and insights into the dropshipping industry. Remember, your empire starts now.