Turn Your New Dropshipping Business Into a Six-Figure Ecommerce Brand

Empire builders, how would you like to transform your dropshipping business into a six-figure dropshipping brand? Sounds great, right? While this might seem like an unattainable dream to some, others are ready to buckle down and put in the work to turn their dreams into reality. One of our long-time Inner Circle students is the perfect example of turning dreams into reality. Javier has been involved in the Ecommerce Empire Builders community for several years and was able to take his beginner dropshipping business and turn it into a success. 

I recently sat down with Javier to discuss how he went from a beginner in dropshipping to creating his own profitable brand. Read on to learn more about Javier’s six-figure ecommerce brand and how you too can create a profitable ecommerce business in 2021. 

Getting Started With eCommerce 

Today, Javier owns a six-figure ecommerce brand known as Finisher Secrets. The brand specializes in producing high-quality planners for entrepreneurs. I love Javier’s product, and I’m not just saying that because he’s one of my students. The Finisher’s Journal is a planner I use myself. I would recommend it to anyone looking to get on top of their scheduling and productivity. With over 250,000 followers on Instagram, I think it’s safe to say that more than a few people would also recommend the Finisher Secrets brand.

Javier has found a great deal of success with e-commerce. But he had to overcome many obstacles on his path to success. Before owning a six-figure ecommerce brand, Javier was just a guy learning the ends and outs of dropshipping. Like many individuals, Javier started with the Amazon FBA program. Javier soon realized this program would not yield him the results he wanted when he was simply competing against other sellers on price. 

He wanted to do something different, so he started reading business books. Through his self-education, he began reading about sales funnels and soon signed up for a Clickfunnels account. While he liked Clickfunnels, he wasn’t making much progress on his business. However, everything began to change for the better when Javier stumbled upon an Ecommerce Empire Builders case study video on YouTube.

Finding Success Through Ecommerce Empire Builders 

Screen grab of Peter Pru and Javier discussing dropshipping

After watching some YouTube videos on the Ecommerce Empire Builders channel, Javier decided to take the leap and become an Inner Circle student. Javier is a very ambitious individual, and my team and I helped him channel this ambition in the right direction. Every Ecommerce Empire student learns the importance of picking a niche and finding a product within that niche that solves a problem for consumers. Javier himself struggled with productivity and planning as he was trying to juggle his new business while moving to the United States. He came up with the idea to start selling journals that helped entrepreneurs overcome procrastination and distractions. 

The Finisher’s Journal that Javier came up with and designed himself was definitely a passion project. Luckily, Javier’s passion project also appealed to the masses. After Javier started obtaining sales from dropshipping journals and planners, he began talking to different suppliers about branding his own journals. Once he completed negotiations with his suppliers, Javier went to work designing the perfect planner with amazing packaging and the highest quality paper he could get. 

Through it all, Javier has been very receptive to feedback from me and the Ecommerce Empire team. Any suggestion we have made, Javier has listened and executed on it. Javier’s own fortitude, combined with the guidance of the Ecommerce Empire Builders team, has allowed him to create a thriving six-figure business over the course of just a few short years. 

Tips to Grow a Six-Figure eCommerce Brand 

Screen grab of Peter Pru and Javier discussing dropshipping tips for new dropshippers

The first step to growing a six-figure ecommerce brand is simply to get started. When Javier first got started in ecommerce, he had many more questions than he had answers. While Javier has been able to obtain success in ecommerce, this success was not achieved overnight. Throughout his ecommerce journey, Javier discovered some tricks of the trade. 

When I sat down with Javier, I asked him what his advice would be to other aspiring ecommerce entrepreneurs. The two most significant pieces of advice Javier gave were to 

  1. Choose a niche you are passionate about.
  2. Be consistent in your approach with your business. 

I love these answers and couldn’t agree more with Javier’s tips. 

Entrepreneurship comes with many ups and downs. As Javier pointed out, passion will keep you going in the tough times. There will be times you are overwhelmed, depressed, or just down about how business operations are going. Being passionate about your business and the products you are selling will keep you on the right path during tough times. Along with being passionate, you must be consistent as you grow your business. You need to be willing to show up every day and put the work in. Growing a six-figure business won’t happen overnight. 

However, if you remain consistent and show up every day, great progress will be achieved. Javier remained consistent with growing his brand on Instagram. He posted consistently and worked with influencers to promote his journals. As a result of his consistency, he has over 250,000 Instagram followers. This just goes to show that with passion and consistency, great things can be achieved.

Consult With the Pros

Entrepreneur staying organized with a productivity journal

I hope Javier’s story has shown you that growing a successful six-figure ecommerce brand is possible. If you are willing and ready to learn and put in the work, then you will find success in the ecommerce industry. Now is the perfect time to start your own ecommerce business. If you’re like Javier and looking for some assistance in developing your mindset and growing your ecommerce business, feel free to reach out to us today. 

At Ecommerce Empire Builders, we can help you build, launch, and scale your own profitable dropshipping business. To get the ball rolling, 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 and sales funnel industries. Remember, your empire starts now!  Tagged : / / / /

A New Way to Find Dropshipping Products Within Minutes

If you want to succeed with your dropshipping store, you need to know how to find the best products worth selling to your target market. Thankfully, there’s a new method of finding products that could earn you as much as $10,000 per month in as little as minutes. Here we’ll go over this way to find dropshipping products. We’ll show you how you can use it to build a winning dropshipping store for your business.

Take Full Advantage of the Facebook Ad Library

While the Facebook Ad Library is nothing new, the recent update has brought some interesting changes that can come in handy for dropshippers. If you’re unfamiliar with the Ad Library, it’s a tool that Facebook created to enable users to browse the many ads that companies are displaying. You can easily use this tool to get some ideas for your own ads. You can also see which ads perform the best. 

If you want to use the Ad Library as a way to find dropshipping products for your own store, you can take the following steps to get started.

1. Search for Ads With the New Search Function

Screen grab of Peter Pru using the Facebook Ad Library

The big game-changer with the Ad Library update is the search function. It allows users to search for ads across the massive library. The old-school method of looking for ideas was to simply visit Facebook’s main website and search for company names and products, but the Ad Library’s search capability makes this even more convenient.

In the new “Search Ads” section near the top of the main Ad Library page, you’ll be able to search ads by category. These categories include “All Ads,” along with specific categories. For your purposes, you’ll want to select “All Ads” first. From there, you can search by keywords or advertisers in the adjacent search bar. Use this as a way to find dropshipping products before zeroing in on more specific ideas.

When searching by advertiser, you can type in specific company names and see all the ads that they’re currently running. Otherwise, you can search by keyword, which would be a particular niche you want to target. When it comes to keywords, you can type in everything from individual product categories to industry-specific phrases and topics. 

For example, you can search for “get yours today” and see a list of results that include active ads. 

2. Look Through the List of Ads

After conducting your search, you’ll see a page with all the currently running ads based on the keyword you enter. When searching for “get yours today,” we found a wide range of products. This includes physical products such as tool kits and gym equipment. There turned out to be a lot of ads featuring this highly specific phrase. So you can probably find many other examples based on your niche.

3. Try a Wide Range of Keywords

As you look through the Ad Library and perform various searches, try other keyword entries that might yield optimal results. For instance, you could type “free plus shipping” to see what types of products primarily have customers pay for shipping costs. You could also look for items that are discounted with the phrase “50% off.”  

Keep in mind that not all the products you look through are going to be winners. Not all ads shown are necessarily successful. Some ads might have just been launched today, for example, with no real chance to gain traction and drive results. Meanwhile, other ads might be from months earlier and no longer as relevant. 

4. Research Individual Products and Companies

Unfortunately, this tool isn’t a perfect way to find dropshipping products. One of the downsides of using the Ad Library is that you can’t actually gain insight into ads’ performance. You won’t be able to see engagement such as likes, comments, or shares. So you have to dig deeper on your own. More experienced dropshippers might be able to determine whether an ad is good. But even if an ad doesn’t look great, the product it’s selling might be a favorite among customers. 

The best way to figure out how an advertiser is performing is to look at the company website. View their Facebook business pages. These can give you a better idea of how well ads are performing and the level of quality that competitors provide. Based on these aspects, you can determine how to approach your ad campaigns to get the kinds of results you want.

Use the Facebook Ad Library to Start Your Ad Campaign

Screen grab of Peter Pru showing how to filter ads through keyphrases

Whether you’re a veteran dropshipper or just trying to launch your business, the Facebook Ad Library is one of the best tools to use. You can now easily search for everything from the kinds of products you sell and types of offers to specific companies whose ads might influence your own. If you’re not using this tool, you’re missing out on one of the most effective ways to see what’s working and what isn’t. This can mean the difference between resonating with audiences and wasting ad spend.

However, remember that you will need to look closer at each ad that grabs your attention. You might find that ads are too new or old to be relevant. Alternatively, you may discover that a particular company isn’t a worthwhile competitor to mirror. Whenever you use the Ad Library, take the time to do your research. Then you’ll be able to get some winning ideas for your next ad campaign.

Learn More About How to Build Your Dropshipping Business With Ecommerce Empire Builders

Dropshipper brainstorming ways to market new product offers

The Facebook Ad Library can be an invaluable way to find dropshipping products. But there are many other elements that you need to consider when developing a dropshipping store. Do you want to find out more about how to develop a successful business and earn a full-time income online? The experts at Ecommerce Empire Builders are here to help. To get started on building your business and ensuring its success, register for the free Ecommerce Masterclass with Peter Pru today. We’ll show you how to get started without the need to build a website, touch the products you sell, or spend too much of your budget on pricey ad campaigns. For more insights as you develop your store, subscribe to my YouTube channel. Tagged : / / / /

7 Trending Summer Products to Sell in May and June

Empire Builders, I know that it’s intimidating to browse AliExpress looking for your next winning product, especially if you’re just getting started with your dropshipping business. So I’m sharing seven trending summer products that you could begin selling today, and they’re all perfect for someone that’s new to making money with dropshipping. But I’m not just here to give you these product picks. More importantly, I’m going to tell you WHY these are fantastic products. Like anything else, the process of choosing products is a skill you need to learn and develop over time.

Choosing trending summer products is more of an art than a science. But there are several key factors that can guide you in the right direction. Listen and learn since this will be one of the most important elements for building your empire!    

1. Waterproof Bed or Seat 

Our first winning product is part of the camping and hiking niche, which is going to do extremely well as we head into the summer months. People will be much more interested in outdoor activities, which means they’ll be buying all sorts of accessories. A product like this is great because it has multiple purposes. It’s a waterproof mattress that can also be used as a seat, and it rolls up into a small carrying pouch. This product is portable, comfortable, and perfect for camping or hiking. 

Searching for Quality Products

Screen grab of Peter Pru discussing the outdoor and survivalist niche

The first criteria we can think about while choosing trending summer products is making sure that we hit on the fundamentals of what makes any product desirable. 

  • Does the product save time?
  • Can the product save people money?
  • Does it have a “just gotta have it” appeal because the customer really wants it?  

Ideally, you need at least one of these factors. But if you can find a product that has all three, that’s even better. Those are the products that really blow up. This waterproof camping bed definitely has all three elements since it’s inexpensive, convenient, and will make outdoor adventures more comfortable. 

What else do we like about this product? It has a very good star rating, a sizable amount of reviews, and also over 4,000 orders. That’s exactly what we want to see. If you want to choose some trending summer products, it’s absolutely crucial that you find a GOOD product. That means people like it, and it’s providing value for them. 

The next thing we look for is making sure a good, reputable supplier is offering the product. You can head to the detailed seller ratings page to review where they stand as far as “Item as Described,” “Communication,” and “Shipping Speed.” You want to make sure that all these ratings are above 4.5. In this case, the supplier of the waterproof camping bed passes the test with flying colors. 

2. Portable Hand-Pull Saw

Continuing with the outdoors theme as we head into summer, this small, portable saw can be used to cut down branches and small trees. This product can be used for many purposes, including to clear an area in the woods where the consumer wants to set up a tent. Portable saws are a specialty product that really resonates with people that have a passion for the outdoors. This product can be aimed at campers and hikers. Also, it’s definitely in the survivalist niche, which has been doing extremely well over the last year. So again, we have a useful product in a popular niche from a reputable seller. The saw is also a pretty cool product that looks great in video ads. 

There are some limitations with products like knives and saws, such as how you’re not allowed to promote them with Facebook ads. But this is still a fantastic product for anyone in the survivalist/hiking/camping niche. For example, you can use it as an upsell for another product or offer it to your email list.

3. Waterproof Pouch

As we’re thinking about what people like to do during the summer months, what else comes to mind? They’ll definitely be spending time at beaches, pools, rivers, etc. This is especially true as life gets back to normal and people are eager to hang out with others. Products for everything that has to do with having fun around water will be getting popular right now. Consumers can use this waterproof pouch to store their cellphone, earbuds, wallet, or other small accessories that they want to protect from sand and water. This pouch is useful, convenient, and extremely inexpensive. Another winning product!

4. Waterproof Bag

Our next product is really the same concept as the pouch and can even be considered complementary. That means the same consumer might want to purchase both! Which brings me to a really smart principle to be thinking about: how can you sell a customer the next thing that makes sense for their needs

Someone who’s getting ready to spend time by the water might need the pouch for their smaller valuables, but it’s common sense to also sell them a waterproof bag. They can store towels, an iPad, books, or anything else they want to keep safe. This product has many potential use cases beyond going to the beach, like for rafting and other active water sports. 

Get in the habit of thinking strategically for your business in this way. You don’t have to overcomplicate it — it’s often just about the next logical thing that makes sense for them to buy. Just make sure you pick a niche instead of trying to sell it to everyone. At the end of the day, what’s going to make you successful is connecting the RIGHT products to the RIGHT consumer who wants or needs them. This business is basically about helping other people by solving their problems. Put the customer first, provide value for them, and you won’t fail.

5. USB-Powered LED Crochet Hook

Screen grab of Peter Pru discussing one of the trending summer products

Let’s head indoors, for now, to check out a fantastic product that’s part of the crocheting niche. This particular product is an electric tool that allows crocheting to be much faster than doing it with old-school needles. Hobbies like crochet, knitting, and sewing are all amazing niches with many passionate consumers. These indoor hobbies can be enjoyed all year round, are very popular, and inspire incredible loyalty. 

I also like these niches because they’re associated with both many physical products and many digital info products. A seller in this niche can create all kinds of compelling how-to digital products about different creative projects, which are great for upselling your customers and bumping up your revenue. 

6. Outdoor String Lights 

I’ve just moved to a home with a massive backyard, which means my wife and I are spending a lot of time looking at outdoor decor. We’re definitely not the only ones. Everything that has to do with outdoor decorations has become massively popular over the last year. There’s no end in sight to this trend as we head into summer, which makes it a great niche. But, even as I’m walking around with my wife being a consumer, I still always keep my dropshipper hat on. 

When I came across these outdoor string lights, I immediately wanted to check them out on AliExpress to see what the real prices are. These outdoor string lights are a fantastic product and will be perfect for backyard social gatherings. They also definitely have that “just gotta have it” appeal because they’re attractive, unique, and fairly inexpensive. That’s what you want in trending summer products for your stores.

7. Solar-Powered Lights

We round out our list of trending summer products with this genius product that consumers can attach to their patio furniture or any other elements of their outdoor space. It’s solar-powered, which makes these lights eco-friendly and inherently cool. They also solve an actual problem, which is a dark backyard. 

The best thing about this product? People will definitely want more than one! I always recommend that you offer quantity break discounts for two, four, six, eight, or more units. I recommend this strategy almost regardless of what kind of product you’re selling because consumers really can surprise you with how many units they’ll buy when there’s a discount involved. Needless to say, those multiple sales will really help your margins out. With a product like these solar-powered lights, where the customer is extremely likely to need several, offering quantity break discounts can add up to a substantial amount of income. This is a fantastic product.

Man working on his dropshipping stores in his backyard

You can learn much more about marketing these trending summer products — and how to plug the products into a winning sales funnel — by taking my e-commerce master class today! You can also subscribe to my YouTube channel for frequent tips and insights. Tagged : / / / /

Find Winning 8-Figure Dropshipping Products Today

Welcome back, Empire Builders! ​Recently, Alibaba had a trade show called March Expo, where suppliers showed off their latest products (including many winning 8-figure dropshipping products). It’s a bit like a smaller, online version of the Canton Fair, the biggest trade fair in China. Whether you haven’t begun building your business, you’re just starting out, or you’re already ​​established in a niche, taking advantage of training like these events will benefit your business now or in the future.

Learn how to leverage Alibaba, along with events like the Canton Fair and March Expo, to find high-profit dropshipping products on demand and start making profits today. These events display the hottest up-and-coming products gaining popularity. Many of them won’t be available outside of China for years, if ever. That’s why it’s such a great opportunity to get ahead of the curve, learn the trends, and capitalize on them long before your competitors have any idea these products exist. 

Start With Alibaba.com 

Go to Alibaba.com. You’ll see tons of promotions for the March Expo or, once the event has passed, trending seasonal items. Based on your niche, click the category you want to explore. When looking through the products, you’ll likely see many you’re familiar with and others you may never have even heard of. Try to identify potential 8-figure products worth selling. (You can also prepare for events and seasonal sales in the latter half of 2021 and even 2022!)

Avoid This Common and Costly Rookie Mistake

Dropshipper contacting the first supplier they find on Alibaba

One of the biggest mistakes that newbies make is finding a product and jumping in with a supplier — without knowing how to tell if they’re reliable or being able to recognize red flags. When people are just beginning, they’re understandably excited. To set your business up for success, however, one of the most important things is finding a reputable supplier.

The biggest limitation of selling physical products is logistics. You have to deal with things like confirming your suppliers ship orders on time, verifying that customers receive tracking numbers, ensuring sufficient inventory, and much more. A lot of this is the supplier’s responsibility. But you have to make sure your suppliers are doing their jobs properly. That’s why it’s so important to work with reputable suppliers.

Luckily, Alibaba shows the leading suppliers for each category and displays trust badges to help you decide who to work with. I always make sure my suppliers have a minimum of three to five years of experience. You’ll see that some have been in business for five years, while others have been around for as many as 18! 

How to Pick a Supplier

Let’s focus back on the subcategories; suppose that you want to start selling gardening supplies. Then click on “View More” to see all the products in that category. If you’re still new to e-commerce, you may feel overwhelmed with all the options and confused about how to pick products. That’s completely normal. My first and most important piece of advice about this is: NEVER find a supplier and immediately click “start order.” You’d be surprised how many people do that without thinking it through.

1. Contact the Supplier

Contacting the supplier first allows you to discuss different pricing options and structures. With this simple step, you can get a better price for your 8-figure dropshipping products. If you reach out, they’ll often give you a better deal than the listed price. So, when you find a supplier that sells something of interest, go to their page. Look for indicators that they’re trustworthy. First, check the verification type. If it says “on-site check,” that means Alibaba sent somebody to physically inspect the location to make sure everything’s in order and the business is legitimate.

2. Do Business With a Manufacturer, Not Just a Trading Company

Screen grab of Peter Pru discussing the difference between manufacturers and trading companies

Next, focus on the business type. This is one of the most important things! If you only remember one thing I say today, remember that the ideal business type is a manufacturer, meaning they make the products themselves. If it says, “trading company,” though, they’re basically a middleman who just dropships somebody else’s products to you. Sometimes they’ll be listed as a manufacturer and trading company which is fine. If you can avoid working with a trading company, you generally should. Most of the time, working directly with manufacturers gets you the best deal.

I know people hate to hear, “it depends,” but in this case, that isn’t always a hard and fast rule. You’ll usually get a better deal with a manufacturer. But there will be times when a trading company is cheaper because they’re working with multiple sellers and getting bulk discounts you couldn’t afford. Just do your due diligence first when you’re investing in potential 8-figure dropshipping products. Speaking of due diligence, always make sure that the supplier brings in a decent profit. If they’re selling all those products and only making 100k a year, they might be doing something wrong. Look for companies making at least a couple million dollars.

Make sure any supplier you consider has a quick response time and a high on-time delivery rate so that you know you can count on them. It also helps to use a supplier with multiple products in the same category. This way, if you want to expand into gardening tools or accessories down the road, you already have a supplier instead of having to start over and juggling two different manufacturers.   

Verify Your 8-Figure Dropshipping Products

Screen grab of Peter Pru discussing how to verify demand for product lines

Let’s say you see some products you think would work and you found a possible supplier who is reputable. But how do you know if the product(s) you chose is worth selling? Personally, I always like to leverage Amazon. They have powerful tools, millions of users, and so much data available and visible. Why not use it?

Just search your product on Amazon and see how much they’re selling for. Then, compare that price to the cost of buying it from your supplier to see your profit margin. Make sure they’re not dominated by one brand so that you can break into the market. Also, make sure that the product is actually selling by checking their seller rank to see if it’s under #20,000.

If you’re looking to take your business to the next level, sign up for my masterclass for exclusive training to learn how I used a simple 5-page funnel to make full-time money without buying ads or touching a single product. You can also visit my YouTube channel for more insights about 8-figure dropshipping products, finding suppliers, and setting up your sales funnel. Remember, your empire starts now. Tagged : / / / /

The Easiest Way to Find Dropshipping Products in 2021

Empire builders, you have probably already discovered that knowing how to find dropshipping products can be a real challenge in the ecommerce industry. You can pour hours into market research trying to find those must-have niche products. Through my years in this industry, I have clocked tons of market research hours myself. However, I recently stumbled onto an amazing dropshipping hack. This hack allows you to find million-dollar dropshipping products in just minutes. Read on to discover the easiest way to find dropshipping products in 2021.

Done-for-You Market Research 

Like many in the ecommerce industry, I have spent countless hours conducting market research, finding winning products, and creating compelling offers. Of course, market research is vital in every successful ecommerce business. However, I recently stumbled upon a hack that can cut your market research efforts in half while still providing all the crucial information to find dropshipping products. I discovered this hack in a very unexpected way. I have to give credit to my wife and the TODAY Show of all things for leading me to this very valuable ecommerce information. 

One morning I went to go talk to my wife, and I found her watching the TODAY Show. The show was on their “Shop TODAY” segment. Being in the industry I’m in, the information pouring from the screen grabbed my attention. The host goes over the hottest must-have products of the day. The products the show pushes are marketed as life hack products. With millions of people watching the TODAY Show, they are creating a massive demand for these products. The increased demand for these simple gadgets is a dropshipper’s dream. The TODAY Show is truly providing done-for-you market research to dropshippers for free. Now, you just have to understand how to capitalize on it. 

Creating Amazing Dropshipping Offers 

Peter Pru discussing how the TODAY Show is a resource for product research

The great thing about the TODAY Show is that they also have a “Shop TODAY” website. This means all of the valuable market research they provide is free for you to reference at any time. Just head over to their website, and check out the countless articles they have. Each one of these articles contains valuable information on trending products you can start dropshipping today. From home decor to fashion to beauty products, the TODAY Show is laying out all of the must-have products of today. 

Once you find a product that goes along with your niche, head on over to AliExpress or Alibaba and find the best place to source the product. Both of these websites will have a ton of suppliers offering all of the products you found on the “Shop TODAY” website. I think some of the coolest products with the most potential on the “Shop TODAY” website are the kitchen gadgets. Everyone’s got to eat, so the kitchen niche is always going to have a demand. From cool little freezer trays to mini waffle makers to kitchen organization gadgets, there are just so many kitchen niche products to tap into. Once you have picked out your products and found the supplier that’s right for your dropshipping goals, it’s time to get to start digging a little deeper and putting together that winning offer.

Building a Six-Figure Sales Funnel

Peter Pru discussing how to find matching products for upsells

Now that you’ve found your next winning dropshipping product through the Today’s Show’s done-for-you market research, it’s time for you to do a little work of your own. You need to create a compelling offer with your cool life hack product. This is where your own market research skills come into play. One of the first places I suggest going to is Amazon. Amazon is the king of online shopping. While none of us will ever be able to beat Amazon, we can still create more compelling offers than them. Remember, the secret to dropshipping success is to create an irresistible offer. Anyone can sell a spatula, but not everyone can make a six-figure business out of selling spatulas. 

Once you’re ready to get down to business, head on over to Amazon. Go ahead and run a search on the product you are planning on selling. Once you find it, scroll down until you find the “frequently bought together” section. This information shows you what your target customers are interested in. Then you can bundle products that will attract the biggest number of customers possible. The products you find on Amazon and the “Shop TODAY” website will provide you free ideas for products and upsells pairings. I stumbled upon this new product discovery method in a unique manner. But it has already proven to be a valuable resource. Now that you know where to look, it’s time to get to find dropshipping products and build out your next six-figure sales funnel! 

Consult With the Pros 

While the TODAY Show may have been an unconventional place to discover a list of million-dollar dropshipping products, I’m so glad that I did. This is the easiest way I have ever found to conduct market research and find dropshipping products in all my experience in the ecommerce industry. The TODAY Show is creating a high demand for these products. So there is just so much potential to tap into here. I hope you take this information and use it to create your next great six-figure sales funnel. 

If you feel like you need more guidance with developing your mindset and growing your ecommerce business, then feel free to reach out to us today. At Ecommerce Empire Builders, we can help you build, launch, and scale your own profitable dropshipping business. To get the ball rolling, sign up for access to our exclusive free webinar today. Also, be sure to check our YouTube channel for even more free resources and insights into the dropshipping and sales funnel industries. Remember, your empire starts now! Tagged : / / / /

How to Make Money With ClickFunnels and Shopify in 2021

At Ecommerce Empire Builders, we’ve developed a series called Roasts and Ranks. Here, we rank ecommerce businesses from one to ten based on a number of factors. Watching can help you learn more about how to make money with ClickFunnels by learning from others’ mistakes and strategic wins. When ranking, we’ll look at four key factors, including:

  • First impressions
  • The niche
  • The funnel
  • The offer

Do you want to get involved and submit your online store for us to check out and review? Then you can submit your store to us online, and we may feature you in a future episode. 

In this edition of Roasts and Ranks, we’re looking at a business called Fitnetic Nation. We wanted to see what they’re doing right and what could benefit from some improvement. In the process, we’ll go over how to make money with ClickFunnels and Shopify.

First Impressions: An Impressive Use of Sales Funnels But Weak Design and a Broad Niche

From the moment we visited the Fitnetic Nation website, we were impressed with the fact that they used a sales funnel through ClickFunnels. Usually, the stores we review consist solely of a Shopify store without any use of funnels. But the people behind Fitnetic Nation seem to have a good grasp of a sales funnel’s importance. Instead of simply building a Shopify store, Fitnetic Nation uses a system to bring people up the sales ladder and optimize their maximum cart value.

What was unique about Fitnetic Nation was that they had both a main website at fitneticnation.org and another ClickFunnels site, fitneticnation.com. Looking at their .org domain, we weren’t immediately wowed by the homepage. For a business in the fitness niche, we felt that the website was fairly generic and uninteresting. The banner image was somewhat blurry. We also noticed that the font in the banner logo was different from that in the logo below. We would’ve liked to see some consistency.

Problems With the Theme

Generally, we thought the theme on the .org domain was unimpressive. Even a basic WordPress or ClickFunnels theme could offer some more uniqueness and flair. The biggest issue with this is that a niche like fitness demands a lot of energy and liveliness to inspire prospective customers. But the website simply lacked that kind of energy. Due to the lack of clarity when it came to the niche on the homepage, we couldn’t give it many points.

For instance, the homepage on the .org domain states that Fitnetic Nation provides various products for “anyone looking to get in shape and move to the next level in their fitness journey,” but that’s too broad. We felt that they could have dug deeper here. They should have chosen a specific sub-niche, such as stay-at-home moms or busy professionals. It’s important to speak to a specific audience to establish a better connection, which Fitnetic Nation didn’t do.

As a side note, we don’t recommend getting into the fitness niche unless you’re willing to work hard and devote a lot of time to it. It’s one of the most competitive and influencer-driven niches. Unless you’re able to post on Instagram, YouTube, or other platforms on a daily basis, the chances of succeeding in this niche are normally very slim. A key part of knowing how to make money with ClickFunnels is knowing what niche (and sub-niche) to focus on.

The Store: Bare-Bones Product Pages Don’t Entice Buyers With a Clear Offer

Screen grab of Peter Pru analyzing Fitnetic Nation's product offer

Looking at the products on Fitnetic Nation’s .org domain, we didn’t love the design of the product pages. The biggest problem was the absence of any kind of engaging offer. The price for the Dimok Sport Weighted Vest showed a sale lowering it from around $60 to $45.97. But there wasn’t anything attention-grabbing about the rest of the page. Also, the site didn’t prominently display the price. Even if people see the price drop, they may just head over to Amazon. They might find the product for even less there.

Whenever you sell a product through your business, you have to ask why anyone would buy your products. What is it that differentiates your brand from the many others out there? If you can provide a compelling answer to this question when launching your store, you’re that much closer to developing an exciting offer that drives sales.

An Unexpected Feature: The Music Tab

One unusual item that we noticed on the .org website was a tab in the main navigation labeled Music. When we opened that page, we unexpectedly found a single listenable track that we were able to load into iTunes. It essentially appeared to be a workout track that people could check out, which we thought was kind of cool.

In fact, we believe that could have been a great way for this brand to stand out. They can include a playlist of songs that inspire people to work out. What would make this a particularly effective selling point would be to include it for free with the purchase of other products. We let this count toward some points for Fitnetic Nation. But we think this would work better as a bundled product.

A Simple Mission Page That Needs Some Work

While it’s a good idea to include an “Our Mission” page, we found Fitnetic Nation’s to be empty and devoid of personality. The mission statement at the top of the page was simple and synonymous with many other fitness companies’ mission statements. And while the page mentions the company’s devotion to top-quality products and craftsmanship, there were no pictures or other accompanying text to establish the differentiating factor.

The Importance of Standing Out

Screen grab of Peter Pru analyzing Fitnetic Nation's website

Overall, the most glaring issue we had with Fitnetic Nation’s .org and .com websites was the distinct lack of any kind of attempt to stand apart. With so many competitors in the fitness niche, showing what makes your products different is a key part of how to make money with ClickFunnels and Shopify. The few product images on the website were simple stock images that didn’t truly show products in action. Also, there were no customer testimonials to vouch for the site’s claims of providing products of exceptional quality.

Looking back at their .com ClickFunnels site, we did notice that Fitnetic Nation had included an offer at the top of the main page. The offer was strong (featuring two free PDFs that would come with an “exclusive bundle”). But it was below a banner image with a logo. To be more effective, the offer would benefit from being placed above the logo. Ultimately, the logo doesn’t even need to be in there, as businesses need to build themselves around logos. A logo doesn’t mean anything if the brand doesn’t have a reputation that people associate with that logo. 

Our Final Score: 4.1

Based on what Fitnetic Nation is doing with their site at the time of this review, we feel that a 4.1 is a fair rating for this store. Right off the bat, we liked the use of funnels. There was also the start of some good ideas, such as the mission statement and the music section. But there needs to be a lot more. There are plenty of winning starting ideas here, but they could benefit from some expansion.

While there’s an offer on the ClickFunnels site, it’s hurt by a logo that’s entirely unnecessary. It’s also important to highlight the true value of that offer. For those free PDFs, for example, Fitnetic Nation could list the prices that they would normally cost. Additionally, there needs to be a specific niche and target audience within the fitness niche. Selling to parents, professionals, or young aspiring athletes could lend a sense of identity to this brand and speak to a particular group. The overall design of the website could also benefit from a clearer identity and engaging visual themes.

Fitnetic Nation is off to a great start on how to make money with ClickFunnels. But there are many ways to improve this business and transform it into a seven-figure earner.

Consult With the Pros

Dropshipper learning more about how to make money with ClickFunnels

If you would like to submit your own store for review, feel free to send us your information today and get a personalized review that helps you learn how to make money with ClickFunnels. You can also learn more about how to make money with ClickFunnels and earn a full-time income with our free Ecommerce Empire Builders masterclass. To get started with your own store and harness the power of sales funnels, register for this free webinar today. You can also watch more of our Roast and Ranks series on my YouTube channel. Tagged : / / / /

Business in a Box Success Story: $10k in 12 Days

Empire builders, you already know that building a successful ecommerce business is a journey full of many peaks and valleys. It can be easy to get discouraged along this road. However, success can be achieved with the right mindset and work ethic. I recently sat down with cousins and business partners Lindsay and Justin, who used our Business in a Box service. These two have put in the work and have been able to hit the $10k club in just 12 days. If you’re in need of some ecommerce motivation, read on to learn how Lindsay and Justin have overcome roadblocks on their road to success.

Finding Success With Business in a Box  

At Ecommerce Empire Builders, we offer a service known as  Business in a Box. This is a service where our team builds and launches an entire business for you. While we set everything up for you, the Business in a Box program does not come without some work on your part, too. Lindsay and Justin, two of our newest members, have put in the work ten-fold and are reaping the benefits. The two cousins both have a passion for photography and have built their business around the photography niche. Their passion, combined with the right business mindset and work ethic, has allowed them to hit $10k in sales in just 12 days! 

Hitting $10k in sales is certainly impressive for a young ecommerce business. What makes it even more impressive is that Lindsay and Justin have both maintained their full-time jobs during this process. Lindsay works as a lawyer but has always had an entrepreneurial vision. As a child, she even tried to sell sticks as firewood in her front yard. However, the demands of law school and full-time work put her business dreams on the back burner. Justin has also always had an entrepreneurial mindset. He even has his own brick-and-mortar retail business in South Africa. 

The two cousins were financially secure when COVID-19 hit. But it made them question how secure they would be long-term. During their downtime at the beginning of the pandemic, they began researching ecommerce. That’s when Justin stumbled across Ecommerce Empire Builders on YouTube. After watching our videos, the cousins got right to work on building their own ecommerce empire. 

Overcoming Countless Roadblocks

Screen grab of Peter Pru, Lindsay, and Justin discussing roadblocks

While Lindsay and Justin have found success in ecommerce, this success did not come without a few roadblocks along the way. Of course, with this as their first ecommerce venture, they had to overcome some steep learning curves the cousins. Lindsay credits the guidance of the team at Ecommerce Empire Builders with helping them overcome these hurdles. Working with the team at Ecommerce Empire Builders allowed Lindsay and Justin a place to seek guidance and maintain realistic expectations along their journey. The cousins knew how important it was to discuss problems with mentors without an emotional investment in their business. Having outside perspective and guidance is what encouraged Lindsay and Justin to keep going.

In their first 60 days, Lindsay and Justin had to deal with setting up their business, worrying about logistics, being blocked by Facebook and Stripe, and sorting out a mess with their business bank account. It would have been easy to throw in the towel. But the pair kept their cool and found a way to endure. It’s a good thing they stuck with it, too. Today, they have a thriving ecommerce photography business and are looking to expand even further.

Hitting the $50k Club 

Screen grab of Peter Pru, Lindsay, and Justin discussing Business in a Box and how to start dropshipping

While hitting the $10k through our Business in a Box service was a milestone, Lindsay and Justin already have their sights set further. The cousins are hoping to hit the $50k club within the next few months. These are lofty goals. But the pair has already shown that they are willing and ready to put in the work to grow their ecommerce venture.

The cousins discussed that learning their roles in the business has helped them in their growth. Justin has taken on more of a logistic role. He sets up their Shopify website and comes up with offers and upsells. Lindsay has taken on more of a creative role; she does market research and pinpoints who their ideal customers are. The two have also begun to outsource, hiring another cousin as a VA to help with order fulfillment. With the help of Ecommerce Empire Builders, we believe that their teamwork and vision will take them far.

As for other aspiring ecommerce entrepreneurs, Lindsay and Justin advise others to keep a positive mindset, have a good work ethic, and find mentors like those at Ecommerce Empire Builders. The pair believe that having mentors to bounce their ideas, questions, and concerns off of has played a massive role in their success. Mentality and work ethic have also played a significant role in hitting the $10k club.

Lindsay and Justin’s thought process is that if others are achieving success in ecommerce, there’s no reason that they can’t. Lindsay and Justin believe that as long as they keep showing up and putting the hard work in, there’s no way they can fail in the long run. This is a great mindset to keep, and I look forward to seeing what these two can achieve. 

Consult With the Pros 

Two business partners working together in a home office

If you want to have a success story like Lindsay and Justin, it’s time to get to work. I hope their story has inspired you and given you the motivation to jump-start your own ecommerce venture or sign up for Business in a Box. If you feel like you need more guidance with developing your mindset and growing your ecommerce business, feel free to reach out to us today. 

At Ecommerce Empire Builders, we can help you build, launch, and scale your own profitable dropshipping business. To get the ball rolling, 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 and sales funnel industries. Remember, your empire starts now! Tagged : / / / /

Exposing Dropshipping: Why eCommerce and Dropshipping Are Legitimate Businesses

Hello Empire Builders! Whether you’re new here or you’ve been following us along on our journey, we’re excited to have you here as we talk about news sources exposing dropshipping to a wider public market. If you watch any of our videos, then you’ll see that we create content that showcases the benefits and strategies that make dropshipping such a phenomenal way to make money. For a while, we’ve had the upper hand in the market with our formulas, constantly growing network, and by being unafraid to take the risk and jump into the dropshipping world. Through trial and error, we’ve found success, and we want to share that with you. 

Recently, CNBC released content exposing dropshipping as a way to make millions of dollars selling products on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. Today we’re going to be dissecting their content and showing how it could impact your dropshipping business. First and foremost, let’s discuss what dropshipping is and look over CNBC’s findings.

What Is Dropshipping? Why We’re Called the Ultimate Middle Man

To make things easy to understand, the most efficient way to describe dropshipping is that it’s a business model that includes three parties:

  1. The Customer
  2. You
  3. Your Supplier

In a legitimate dropshipping business plan, you’ll have the consumer, a supplier, and yourself in order to create sales. Dropshipping itself is a logistical model. It’s essentially the idea of a supplier making, storing, and shipping your product while you, as the business owner and marketer, are focused on selling the product. You don’t control the manufacturing process or really have anything to do with the fulfillment center. 

While articles and videos like CNBC’s suggest that ecommerce is a passing trend, the reality is that it’s been around for years. In the last five to ten years, people have started recognizing it more due to how quickly the world is transitioning into relying on digital markets for purchasing products.  

Exposing Dropshipping: Is Dropshopping a Scam or a Legitimate Business?

Peter Pru watching and discussing CNBC's content about exposing dropshipping

Many articles that discuss dropshipping view it as a get-rich-quick scheme. The truth is that there is a surplus of marketers and vendors looking to make a quick buck. They’ll advertise a product and the consumer will never receive it, or it won’t be as advertised. Like any business franchise, you’ll unfortunately run into your share of scam artists. However, as CNBC discovered while exposing dropshipping, it is a legitimate idea that can be turned into a revenue-friendly business. 

Due to the large number of scam ploys on the market, you have to find a way to earn trust and build rapport with many consumers. Just like your average business, it takes hard work and requires a little bit of elbow grease to create and maintain your dropshipping market.

Should You Follow Product Trends?

Peter Pru discussing how Untapped Focus is purely a dropshipped product

As Ecommerce Empire Builders, we prefer to focus on more evergreen, long-lasting products rather than short bursts of income. My personal goal is to market products that will follow a business model that lasts for years and will offer continual income instead of jumping on product trends that only go so far. While products like fidget spinners are great to throw out there and make money on, they don’t last.

As a shameless plug, one product I market is a supplement called Untapped Focus. I don’t have anything to do with the fulfillment center, the manufacturing process, or anything like that. When somebody makes an order, I don’t touch any of it. All I’m doing is marketing the product. My manufacturer is handling making the product, checking quality, storing it at the proper temperatures, and shipping it for me. They’re hands-on, while all I deal with is marketing and selling it. 

Again, dropshipping isn’t a trendy model. It’s a logistical business model. 

Unless a trending product is in your niche, I don’t recommend using a quick trend to make a little money. It’s not how I like to do business, and it’s not a long-term way to pull in revenue

Call It What It Is: A Proper Hustle

You’re always going to have the people “exposing dropshipping” and suggesting it won’t work. But if you’re ready to put in the time and effort, it’s like any other business model — it’ll always be around, and it can be successful. Regardless of articles or videos that call out the latest scammers, dropshipping is a legitimate way to run a business. 

So many people forget that at the end of the day, it is a business, and what you put in is what you get out. Dropshipping is very easy to get started in, which is why so many people pursue it. However, many people don’t find success in it because they’re not putting in the time and effort. Instead, they’re looking for a quick way to make fast cash. Their expectations are shattered when they realize it’s not as simple as it sounds.

Dropshipping takes a good amount of time and work before you’re able to see a return on your investment. Your investment is your time, your hard work, and all of the effort you put into making your dropshipping business a success. Behind the scenes, it’s a logistical business model that requires genuine hard work and patience. In order to be successful with it, you have to recognize how it flows with the market. Also, you have to understand that you’ll face challenges as you would with any business.

Have high goals but realistic expectations. You’re most likely not going to go in and make thousands or millions on day one. You have to properly market and grow in your niche before you’re able to create the long-lasting, firm foundation for a dropshipping business. 

Make a Name for Yourself

Entrepreneur working on his dropshipping business

Once you’ve used dropshipping platforms to get your foot in the door, start taking back control of your dropshipping business. Begin branding yourself and sourcing and pulling in your products to local warehouses and manufacturers where you can make adjustments that your consumers might want to see. Grow your business by upping your customer service and providing great communication to them. This will allow you to take control of your dropshipping business, be a little more hands-on until you perfect the product, and save money on shipping times or buying in bulk. 

As fun as it is to see CNBC exposing dropshipping for the opportunity that it is, it still takes a lot of work to get started. If you want to learn more about how we find success in dropshipping by using sales funnels without using Shopify, Amazon, or any other platform, check out our webinar where we touch on the finer details of making a real business out of dropshipping. You can also visit my YouTube channel for more dropshipping insights. Tagged : / / / /

How Sina Went From $0 to $50k/Month Using My ClickFunnels Dropshipping Course

Welcome back, Empire Builders! Today I’m going to go over the highlights of a recent interview I did with $50k Club student Sina Sinry and paraphrase our conversation for you. Here’s some of the wisdom he had to share with you guys about his approach, rise to success, and experience with my Clickfunnels dropshipping course. Let’s jump right in.

How and When Did You Get Started in Ecommerce?

Sina: 

I started near the beginning of COVID-19 around May 2020. Shopify seemed interesting, but I didn’t know how to go about selling. I began with digital products as a fun hobby, and I was so excited when my first product sold for $9. (The same product now sells for $250.) Like many of the comments I see in the group, my focus was on finding that special, unique product that no one else was selling.

As time went on, though, I realized I was overthinking it. I just had to find something I could sell that I had an interest in or could market well. When I posted my profits, everyone wanted to know the secret. I told them I just took the class and followed it step by step. Find something that’s selling well and do a good job of marketing it. It’s that simple.

How Did You Go About Starting Your Current Business? What Was Your Inspiration and Process for Growth?

Screen grab of Peter Pru and Sina Sinry talking about niches

Sina: 

A friend of mine actually suggested it. My friend, now partner, saw a product selling well and suggested we sell it. So, we did. I started watching free videos online and learning more. Then I took Ecommerce Empire Builder’s Clickfunnels dropshipping course, and I started really understanding how it works.

Until then, I would message other group members for advice on specific things and watch videos to find answers. I feel like you don’t have to wait until you fully understand the whole process. You can just jump in, get started, and learn as you go. You can’t wait for the perfect product and perfect time because that will never happen. It doesn’t exist. You learn more by doing and seeing it first-hand.  

What Were Some Hurdles You’ve Overcome Along the Way?

Dropshipper taking a course to learn new skills

Sina: 

Well, selling digital products is great because you buy the content, make it into a product once, and sell it dozens of times. There’s a big profit margin. Also, at first, I was solely focused on using Facebook ads, but there were issues and limits to what I could make. I realized I had to branch out to other social media platforms.

When it comes to ads, I found a lot of success using the Ecommerce Empire Builder strategy. I don’t use a long introduction or talk about my brand a lot. I go straight to what people care about. They want to know what the product does and how to get it. That really worked for me.

Another issue I had was being caught up on what other people sell. I saw one of the Ecommerce Empire Builder interviews, and I thought I had to find out what that guy sells and sell the same thing. That doesn’t work, though. I had to find what I could sell well and have success with. What worked for him wouldn’t be the same as what worked for me.

Another issue I had was payment portals. I couldn’t get my system to work with anything but PayPal. I didn’t let that be an excuse, though. Just with PayPal, I still made $50k a month. I just had to go through the Clickfunnels dropshipping course and follow the steps. I had to watch them a few times to understand how to make it work with digital projects. Actually, I think I watched through the Clickfunnels dropshipping course five times before I understood how to make it work for me. But I didn’t give up. I kept working at it, and now I’m successful.  

What Is Your Marketing Strategy? Do You Have an Organic Strategy?

Sina: 

I do a lot on Instagram. There’s a large audience there. One mistake I see a lot is people solely focusing on their product and making their Instagram all about what they sell. People get bored with that quickly, though. What I do is try to make my content funny and interesting — instead of just about the product — so people want to follow me. It’s all related to my niche, but I include memes and posts that people can engage with and enjoy. I use the same general strategy on YouTube, Facebook, and TikTok.

Peter

I agree completely. We’ve had a lot of success with Instagram Reels and repurposing our TikTok content. You touched on a great point, though. If you don’t provide value, people won’t want to follow accounts just pushing products. It doesn’t matter what niche you’re in; providing content with value will make people stick around.

What Are Your Business Goals Moving Forward?

Screen grab of Peter Pru and Sina Sinry talking

Sina: 

I’m branching out with more sites. I just started my second site and already have $12K gross sales. I’m in the same niche but selling a different product. At every stage, no matter what I’m doing, keeping the customer happy always leads to better results. So, moving forward, customer satisfaction is going to be a big focus, too.

I used to hear Ecommerce Empire Builders talk about the importance of email marketing and think, “No one even opens emails, so why bother?” Then I started using it, and it’s been working well. That will be part of my strategy moving forward as well.


Okay, Empire Builders, that’s all I’ve got for you today. If you want to hear the full interview and the rest of the advice Sina had, feel free to watch the video and get the rest of the conversation. To learn more about what we do, sign up for my masterclass, where I’ll teach you how I made a full-time income online without touching a product, building a site, or investing in ads. I’ll even throw in the $100k funnel template FREE just for showing up! Get ready to build your empire with my ClickFunnels dropshipping course. Tagged : / / / /

Affiliate Marketing With Clickbank for Beginners in 2021: Earn Your First $100

Empire builders, one of the great benefits of running an online business is that there are many ways to generate multiple income streams. Some of them are relatively passive. That means you can pretty much just “set it and forget it” while still dedicating most of your time to your main business. Affiliate marketing with Clickbank is one of the best examples of this type of online income. 

I want to emphasize that it shouldn’t be your only project. But affiliate marketing is a fantastic opportunity for just about anyone. Whether you have an established ecommerce business or are just getting started, I’m going to teach you how to make affiliate marketing with Clickbank.com work for you. 

Why Affiliate Marketing With Clickbank Is the Icing on the Cake

I have a long history with affiliate marketing because this was actually the strategy I used to earn my very first dollar online. This was 13 years ago when I was a freshman in college and just beginning to dip my toes in the world of making money on the internet. My experience with affiliate marketing really opened up my mind to how the whole process of making money online works. So much has changed since then, and many methods are simply outdated. But affiliate marketing with Clickbank is still an excellent source of extra income in 2021.   

If you don’t know anything at all about affiliate marketing, you can think of it like this: 

An ecommerce business is trying to promote its products. But instead of spending all its marketing dollars on Facebook ads or something similar, it pays someone like you to promote the products. Affiliate marketers use a designated link, and they get a cut every time someone uses that link to purchase the product. Since the companies only have to pay when you actually make a sale for them, affiliate marketing is potentially a more effective source of traffic for them. In other words, these companies WANT you to succeed.

Of course, the problem with affiliate marketing is that you’re not working toward building your own business or creating your own assets. You’re really helping someone ELSE build their business. I recommend you take control of your ecommerce business by selling your own physical products or digital products. Even better, sell a combination of both. Then you can layer on the extra income from affiliate marketing as the icing on the cake.  

Choosing a Product to Promote With Affiliate Marketing

Screen grab of Peter Pru exploring different offers for affiliate marketing with Clickbank

If you already have an ecommerce business and a built-in audience online, affiliate marketing is designed to fit in perfectly with your current niche. There’s literally an endless amount of products out there that you can be promoting. There are affiliate marketing offers for every type of consumer and in almost any market. For example, if you’re already selling fitness equipment or fitness-related information, you can promote a complementary product that has to do with fitness. The key is to find a quality product that people will actually be interested in. You really don’t want to go out there and promote something random that you’re not familiar with. Definitely try the product and learn as much as you can about it before recommending it to your audience.  

If you haven’t gotten your business off the ground yet or maybe don’t even have a niche, you can choose an affiliate marketing product by thinking about your own interests, passions, and hobbies. I always recommend you use that as the starting point. Are you into video games, cooking, computers, or travel? These kinds of topics are typically evergreen. That means there’s always plenty of digital and physical products being launched in these niches. Choosing a popular topic is what makes it a scalable business with plenty of opportunities for you.  

Using Clickbank.com for Affiliate Marketing

The place I love to use for affiliate marketing is Clickbank.com, and you can set up your account completely free. I’ve used all the different platforms out there for affiliate marketing. Clickbank.com is the best one, especially if you are looking for recurring affiliate marketing offers. That means you sell a subscription product that will go on to pay you a cut every single month. That’s the kind of excellent passive income you really need, and Clickbank.com is great for tracking those kinds of offers. 

I did a live demo showing you how to use Clickbank.com to find some great offers, but it’s very simple to use. Log in and head to the Marketplace tab to sort through all the different affiliate products that are currently available. There’s a ton of different categories, and you want to choose the ones that are most relevant for your niche. 

How the Math Works on Clickbank

Sticking with the fitness space, maybe you decide you want to promote a weight loss supplement. Head to the weight loss supplements and compare all the different options. Clickbank.com provides crucial information to help you choose the right product, like the average percent conversion. They also provide a Gravity rating. This is calculated by Clickbank’s algorithm to show how well a product has been selling over the last 12 weeks. As an example, Okinawa Flat Belly Tonic is a superstar product with a high Gravity rating and a high average percent conversion. If you drive traffic to your affiliate link for this product, you would be earning an average of $132.51 for every sale. Those are the kinds of stats you want to see for a product you would potentially promote.

Again, you want a quality product that’s doing well and that will give you some nice commissions. In my case, I do also make an effort to find subscription services that will be paying me every month. That’s free money in the bank! 

Affiliate Marketing With Clickbank Case Study: Custom Keto Diet

Screen grab of Peter Pru showing how to use Clickbank

As part of the live Clickbank.com demo, we took a deep dive into one product with great potential for affiliate marketing. Custom Keto Diet is one of the top sellers in the Keto diet niche, a category that’s definitely hot right now. This product is also a subscription service, which is excellent. You can see on their profile that Custom Keto Diet pays their affiliates $21.31 every month for each purchase made from your link. 

Every business on Clickbank.com will have a variety of great resources to help you sell their product. The better you can do, the more sales you can generate for them. Custom Keto Diet is a great example of this because they truly offer everything you need to promote the product. If you decide to market Custom Keto Diet, the first step is to generate your own unique link and head over to their page for affiliates. This is where you can learn much more about the product and also get a wealth of content that will help you promote it. You can find a ton of slick, professional images of the product to use for social media, blog posts, and anything else. They also have testimonials of the product, videos, and even fully-written email templates you can blast out to your list.

So it really is that simple and easy with affiliate marketing. Whether you’re choosing Custom Keto Diet or a product in a completely different niche, Clickbank makes it easy; you’re not going to have to go create your own offer stack images or anything like that. You just go in and use their content in a way that makes sense for you.  

Why Paid Ads and Affiliate Marketing Don’t Mix

Influencer doing affiliate marketing with Clickbank via videos

The affiliate marketing business model is obviously much easier when you already have an established business in a specific niche. You simply leverage your audience and existing infrastructure to make some extra money. If you’re a newbie to ecommerce, the big temptation with affiliate marketing is to try to use paid ads to drive traffic to your affiliate link. But I’m telling you right now — because I don’t want you to lose a bunch of money — that it’s really hard to make that kind of business work. Some people can manage it, but it’s rare. 

The reality is that your profit margins from earning a commission are way too slim for using paid ads. The business you’re trying to promote is ALREADY running those ads on Google, Facebook, Youtube, and everywhere else. You’re basically going to end up competing against them for those clicks. That doesn’t make any sense, and it’s not profitable for you. The business you’re promoting will make the numbers work much better than you can with your 50% commission.

The Bootstrap Method of Affiliate Marketing With Clickbank

If you really want to make your first dollar on the internet through affiliate marketing With Clickbank, you need what I call the Bootstrap Method. You’re basically pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps with the compelling content you make to market the product. All you have to do is purchase the product and then use it. You can even potentially write to the business on Clickbank.com to ask if there’s a discount code for affiliates. Obviously, choose something you believe in and something that’s relevant to you. Then, make a video on Youtube reviewing the product. Be as thorough and interesting as you can. If possible, make it a journey. Cover multiple days of your progress using the product, how your thoughts evolve, etc. Post a link to your affiliate link in the description box!

Create the same content in the form of a blog, and again add your affiliate link. Now you’re in a position to begin ranking when people are searching for reviews of that product. This is something consumers do all the time, organically. Getting some commissions that way is the absolute best way for someone without a business to begin making money with affiliate marketing. 

Consult With the Pros

There’s so much more about how creating a fantastic income online. Register for the FREE Ecommerce Empire Builders webinar, and begin building your empire today! You can also subscribe to my YouTube channel for frequent business tips and insights for affiliate marketing with Clickbank, dropshipping, and more. Tagged : / / / /