How We Launch Dropshipping Businesses Daily to Make Sales on Day One

Every day, we help businesses of all types excel with dropshipping from the start of their journey. We recently helped yet another one of our clients launch their dropshipping business and make sales on day one. Here we’ll review what exactly we did for this client and reveal how you can implement some of these strategies when developing your own business.

While a lot of businesses get into dropshipping with unrealistic expectations, we’ll go over what kind of results this Business in a Box client managed to see and what you can expect. Specifically, we’ll be looking at stats gathered over the course of the first two days after launch, which can give you a good idea of the kinds of numbers you can achieve with a strong strategy in place.

Using a Deep Discount Offer to Make Sales on Day One

When looking at our client’s back-end stats, we managed to help make them $265.61 in gross sales over the first two days, with an average cart value of $66.40. We achieved these goals after spending around $20-30 per day on advertising. 

The kind of offer behind these stats was something called a deep discount offer, which is notably different from a “free plus shipping” offer. You may be familiar with “free plus shipping” offers, in which lower shipping costs can cover both the product costs and shipping. These offers are often helpful because they attract new customers while enabling businesses to break even. Deep discounts, on the other hand, entail attempts to increase profits on the front end.

However, whether you use “free plus shipping” or deep discount offers, it’s important to keep in mind that advertising is primarily intended to help build assets for your business. For example, your ads could bring in email addresses and other details that you can then use to follow up with customers. 

Implementing Opt-Ins and Upsells in a Complete Funnel

Screen of a Business in a Box client's revenue

As mentioned, this client’s average cart value (ACV) is $66.40. This is an impressive ACV that could drive huge success if it continues in this trend. Normally, the ACV will show how much a dropshipper can spend to acquire a customer. With the help of a successful sales funnel, however, you can usually earn that money back to help cover product costs. 

A Two-Step Opt-In Form to Get Customers Started

This particular client’s funnel consisted of an order form page to start with, followed by a couple of upsells. Using this funnel, our client achieved an opt-in rate of 26.52%, with 48 of 181 unique visitors opting in. For a two-step order form, this opt-in rate was perfectly acceptable. On these forms, we asked for the customer’s name, email, phone number, and address. In the process, a two-step order form like this can collect a lot of information that could assist you later.

In most cases, a two-step order form like this may yield a 25-30% conversion rate, while a regular opt-in form is more likely to see an opt-in rate of over 30%. Although it may seem like a regular opt-in form is better based on these numbers, the fact is that you’ll get better leads with a two-step form. This is because the people who opt-in through a two-step form are more invested in the product behind it.

After people went through the opt-in, our client managed to attract only four sales to give us a conversion rate of 2.21%. This is not a great conversion rate by any standard, but this is typical when just starting out. Remember, when first launching Facebook or other ad campaigns, these platforms won’t have your buyers figured out yet. As they collect more data and interpret it, your ads’ targeting will be able to improve over time to connect with people who are more interested in your offerings. 

In the end, through our opt-in form, we made a total of $170.82 in sales. Compare this to the total gross amount of $265.61, and you’ll see where upsells came into play to make sales on day one.

Upsells That Help Maximize Sales

Another mistake that many dropshippers make is relying on their opt-in page alone and neglecting to use upsells. They tend to focus on the first-time sale and don’t think about the sales that follow. 

For this client, the first upsell we implemented made a total of $26.91 with a conversion rate of 37.50% among three customers. The second upsell landed an extra $33.94, giving us a conversion rate of 28.57% with two customers. Finally, the third upsell earned another $33.94, with two customers accounting for a flat conversion rate of 40%. The last few upsells didn’t give us any results in those first two days, but the three that worked managed to bring that total value from $170.82 to $265.61. 

These numbers clearly show the value of using upsells to help generate more sales beyond that initial opt-in. Once someone enters your sales funnel through that first page, they’re far more inclined to make additional purchases on the way to the final checkout.

How to Locate the Best Upsells for Your Dropshipping Store

Screen grab of Peter Pru discussing the value of upsells

With the invaluable asset of upsells in mind, you may be wondering how you can find the ideal upsells for your store so you can make sales on day one. You can easily do so by taking the following steps:

1. Look on Amazon

To start with, you can search on Amazon under your main product’s “frequently bought together” items. This data is immediately available for you to use to guide your upsells.

2. Sell More of the Same

You can also try selling the same item the customer just chose to buy through the opt-in form. In some cases, it may be worth it to sell more of the same item at a discount if the product is something the customer would want to buy in larger quantities. 

3. Monthly Offers

In addition to the same or similar items, you can sell monthly subscriptions of digital or physical products that customers would like to receive regularly. This can help bring recurring revenue every month that you might otherwise miss. Subscriptions could include everything from eBooks and courses to various accessories for their main product and miscellaneous items in the same niche.

Build a Solid Sales Funnel to Get the Best Results and Make Sales on Day One

Online business owner strategizing about how to  make sales on day one

Realistically, you’re not likely to earn thousands of dollars within the first few days of launching your dropshipping business. That doesn’t mean you won’t earn these kinds of figures over time, but there are steps you need to take to get there. Based on this client’s example, you can see the importance of using a compelling offer, along with a structured sales funnel that consists of an opt-in and upsells. Through the use of a strong funnel, you’ll be able to experience great results that are only going to get better with continued optimization and persistence.

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How Much Money Dropshippers Can Make in One Month

If you’re new to dropshipping and want to find out how much money dropshippers can make within just one month, here we’ll look at one of our private clients and their results after a 30-day period. Their performance in their first month can give you an idea of how much you can actually earn in that amount of time as a newcomer. 

This particular client managed to make $2,500 in their first month, and we’ll review what they did right to get them there, along with what they did wrong. You can then implement what works in your own strategy to potentially see even more monthly earnings.

Many people just starting out with dropshipping come across people claiming to make tens of thousands or even millions on a monthly basis. But it’s important to stay realistic. In reviewing this specific client, we’ll go into detail about how much money dropshippers can make at the start.

How Much Money Dropshippers Can Make: Our Client’s First Month and the Stats Behind It

Before getting into our client’s stats and exploring their strategy, we can’t stress enough the importance of setting specific goals for your dropshipping business. Consider whether you want to get into dropshipping full-time, or if it’s strictly going to be a side hustle for the purpose of earning passive income

Either strategy can work, but it’s crucial to decide which to pursue at the beginning before you start building your business. Approaching dropshipping as a side project can help you make some extra money. But turning it into a full-time effort will take a lot of work (albeit rewarding work).

With that in mind, let’s review what our client did to succeed in one of their early months.

Looking at the stats for our client over the course of May, they made just shy of $2,500 using a two-step dropshipping sales funnel. This amount is pretty good for dropshippers who are new to this industry. As we take these earnings into account, there are certain stats to pay attention to. They include:

Opt-In Rate

The first stat to look at is the opt-in rate, which is critical. This client had a 53.17% opt-in rate throughout May, totaling 746 email addresses collected. This is an impressive number, as we believe that dropshippers should be making around a dollar per email. 

By continually marketing to these leads, dropshippers can maximize each lead’s customer lifetime value (CLV) as they come back for both initial and repeat purchases. You’re essentially throwing away free money if you’re not sending emails to leads on your lists.

Dropshippers often make the mistake of thinking that ad campaigns will be the main breadwinners, but this simply isn’t the case. There’s a lot of competition on social media and other platforms, including advertisers with thousands to spend on campaigns. So you aren’t likely to see a lot of money from ads alone when initially launching your business. 

This is why a high opt-in rate and consistent email marketing are both so integral to your success as a dropshipper.

Sales

Screen grab of Peter Pru discussing how to succeed with upsells

Our client saw an 8.98% conversion rate in May for their base products, which translates to 126 sales valued at $1,754.53. Again, this is ideal, as your conversion rate should be at around the 7-10% range from month to month. Additionally, one of this client’s upsells saw a 14.67% conversion rate, with 11 sales totaling $164.67. 

This is also a perfect percentage, considering most upsell conversion rates for similar products should stay in the 10-15% range. On the other hand, upsells for more premium, complementary products may be in the 8-10% range due to the fact that they’re new. 

A general rule of thumb regarding upsells is to sell customers more of the same product they just bought. If this strategy doesn’t work, you can simply visit Amazon; look for related products that people purchase together with your base product. In short, keep your upsells simple, and you’ll likely see ideal conversion rates from them.

In addition to this client’s base conversion rate and that of their first upsell, the client included three other upsells. Their second upsell saw a conversion rate of 17.98%, earning them $239.52 more. Their third and fourth saw conversion rates of 15.66% and 7.89%, respectively.

Altogether, our client’s sales totaled $2,490.15 for the month of May. 

The Importance of Subscriptions in Evaluating How Much Money Dropshippers Can Make

New dropshipper considering how much money dropshippers can make

It’s worth noting that the fourth upsell was a subscription. The client gained six subscribers, which means six sources of regular monthly revenue. Some people may cancel their subscriptions. But many won’t. These purchases are invaluable for earning free and consistent revenue, as well as more sales. 

Consider how many brands have succeeded with subscriptions, from Netflix to Dollar Shave Club. If you’re not offering a subscription of some kind, you’re missing out on a huge opportunity.

When offering a subscription, there are a couple of ways you can approach it. First, there are full-priced subscriptions like the one our client offered, or you can do a downsell such as a discounted trial subscription. 

Stay Realistic and Use the Strategies That Work

Screen grab of Peter Pru discussing a client business's May revenue

Ultimately, we were impressed with our client’s progress during this one-month period. They were able to generate a solid number of sales for their base products, along with upsells and subscriptions.

 They also saw a high opt-in rate of almost 1,000 new emails. This can bring in thousands of dollars through consistent email marketing efforts. If you can keep in touch with email leads and optimize sales through upsells and subscriptions, you’ll be able to get the results you want. In turn, you can meet your goals as you grow your dropshipping business and maximize revenue.

Want to learn more about how to excel as a first-time dropshipper? Want more resources detailing the best strategies that drive sales and reach the upper bounds of how much money dropshippers can make? Reserve your seat at the free Ecommerce Masterclass, and you’ll find out how to build a winning dropshipping business. You can also subscribe to my YouTube channel for more about what goes into a successful online business. Tagged : / / / /

How to Sell Viral Products and Make $10k per Month: Ecommerce Empire Builders Success Story

Welcome back, Empire Builders! I recently interviewed Ryan Jameson, our latest $10k Per Month Club member, about his strategy. We had a great conversation filled with useful advice about how to sell viral products, so I’ve summarized it here. Check out the full video to watch the whole conversation. I’m really excited to share this with you so let’s jump right in.

Tell Us About Your Backstory and Journey So Far

Ryan Jameson: I started when I was young, selling online game currency, making and selling stickers, and using eBay and WooCommerce. I found Shopify around two and a half years ago and started dropshipping. I went from one niche to the next, trying to find something that worked with no success. Then one day, I came across your videos and started using ClickFunnels. Then around the end of last year, I tried selling a gadget and made around $5K, but the profit margin was low.

At the beginning of the year, when the UK lockdown started, I thought about the businesses that closed and what products people would need. I found a product, and, using what I learned about improving your offer, I created a product guide. That month, January, I made about $9k. 

Then, in February, I noticed that a product that solved a problem created by lockdown was selling well on my Facebook feed, and it had a good profit margin. I found a local supplier, so I would be able to offer 2- to 3-day shipping. That product made around $15k.

Peter Pru: I want to unpack that because you went through a lot. Some people might hear that and think you just got lucky and struck gold. But when you get right down to it, you had a good niche and a great offer. Half the battle is finding a niche with pain points and creating an offer around the solution.

One thing I always harp on is, what’s your differentiating factor? Why should they buy from you instead of someone else? In your case, you added a digital product showing them how to use it, which isn’t difficult, and that sets you apart.  

Did You Create Your Own Digital Products or Hire Someone?

Screen grab of Peter Pru and Ryan Jameson discussing how to create offers

Ryan: I did it almost all on my own. I started with a Google search to find out what the problem was and figure out the solution to quickly create an information product. The PDF how-to guide only took me a few hours to research and put together. But it helped me win sales over large competitors that were making a lot of money and running tons of ads. I’ve sold around 250 units in the last month, so adding an information product worked well.  

What’s Your Process for Creating Digital Products?

Ryan: I found a designer on Fiverr and hired him to make me a cover for like $5. I also had an offer stack image on the product page. Then I spent a couple of hours researching to write up the how-to guide on Google Sheets. I used automation to send the guide to customers after purchase, so it didn’t take any extra effort. It was fast and easy but really increased sales a lot.

Peter: Exactly! People often focus entirely on the product. Of course, you need a product that solves a pain point and provides value, but other people will be selling it, too. You need to give them a reason to buy from you instead.  

How Did You Find Your Supplier?

Ryan: Actually, I have an interesting tip. I went on eBay to find people who were already selling the same product. You can usually see their address and website on the page, so I found a local seller and went to their site. Luckily for me, they were banned from eBay, so I was able to sell their whole supply as part of my strategy for how to sell viral products.

Is This a Side Hustle, or Do You Want to Go Full-Time?

Screen grab of Peter Pru and Ryan Jameson discussing the importance of experimentation and testing

Ryan: I want to go full-time. I’ve been running simple funnels with few upsells and no subscriptions or retargeting ads on Facebook. I’d like to add them along with using Google Shopping to increase profits. Plus, I’ll be hiring a VA to help with customer service to save time. I got a photo of the products in the crates from my supplier as social proof to help with customer confidence and trust, as well. I plan to just keep expanding and improving to grow my business and my profits.  

Peter: I want to point out how being resourceful has helped you. Many people try one really obvious thing, like AliExpress. Then, if they can’t find the product they’re looking for, they throw up their hands and give up. You went to eBay and searched for local sellers. Getting that photo to help show people you have the products was smart, too.

You were thinking outside the box and thinking of imaginative solutions for how to sell viral products. That’s what you need as a business owner: resourcefulness, creativity, and adaptability. There’s always a way; you just have to be willing to find it. 

What Are Your Goals for This Year?

Ryan: Expanding. I’ve got Google Ads, and I’m running tests to see what works. Many products sell well if you offer them in packs of 1, 2, 4, and 6, but not this one. So next, I tried a 2-year guarantee as my upsell, and that worked. I plan to just keep testing, learning, optimizing, and expanding. 

Peter: You’re doing a lot of great things. I can’t wait to watch you hit all your milestones.

Any Final Words of Advice for How to Sell Viral Products?

Dropshipper learning how to sell viral products on his online storefront

Don’t just think about finding products in terms of what you like. A big part of how to sell viral products is looking at what’s trending right now. What are people currently buying? After that, it’s all about making the offer stand out so it makes sales. Also, don’t be scared to just jump in and try something. Learning is all well and good, but at some point, it takes action. Then, you can look at what went right and what went wrong to learn from experience.   

Okay, Empire Builders, hopefully, you enjoyed hearing what Ryan had to say and learned something from his experience about how to sell viral products. If you’re ready to take his advice and start building your empire, subscribe to my YouTube channel or check out my free webinar to learn how I made full-time income without touching a product or building a website. You can also get my $100K funnel template completely free just for showing up. Remember, your empire starts now! Tagged : / / / /

How Using Dropshipping Funnels Helped Our Student Earn $50k per Month

One of our students, Leo Batistella, managed to go from $0 to $50,000 per month by using dropshipping funnels, along with other winning strategies. Leo has built several successful dropshipping businesses that hit the $50k mark. Here we’ll go over the steps he took to scale his businesses so quickly. We’ll also explore how he started dropshipping and his gradual journey to success.

Pursuing His Own Dreams of Success Online

Originally from Brazil, Leo moved to the United States to develop his own success story here. His story begins like many others: working a full-time job in which he was building someone else’s dream. Becoming disillusioned with this around two years ago, Leo was determined to start his own online business that would specifically be online. 

The day that he made this determination, he quit his job. With enough savings to get by in the meantime, he immediately started studying. Beginning with little information around eCommerce and dropshipping, Leo worked quickly to educate and equip himself with the knowledge needed to successfully start his business.

Leo lost money for the first six months of his endeavor. But he understood that this was part of the learning process and stuck with it. He pushed himself, working 12- to 14-hour days to build his business. The key motivating factor for Leo was the fact that he knew several successful dropshippers pulling in $50k per month in his network. This, coupled with the certainty that he could do as well as or even better than those examples, motivated him.

Searching for the Right Resources and the Right Product

Leo and Peter Pru discussing Leo's business successes

Although Leo personally knew multiple successful entrepreneurs in his network, they didn’t provide him with any helpful guidance. Instead, Leo turned to external resources to learn everything he could about dropshipping. At the same time, he didn’t know who to learn from — so many gurus out there are seeking the spotlight. Leo also had a language barrier to contend with, as he preferred to learn from people who spoke Portuguese. Subsequently, he began seeking guidance from professionals in his native Brazil, only to find that most dropshippers in Brazil only conducted business in Brazil. 

Additionally, Leo sought the ideal product that would help him go from losses to profits. The solution would come as a surprise while spending time in Las Vegas. While in Vegas for New Year’s Eve, Leo discovered a product that most wouldn’t think to sell from the start: emergency urine bottles. In addition to a version for men, he sold another version for women as an upsell, finding that the product to be an unexpected winner. He eventually gained $40k in sales.

Leo reveled in his success with this hit product. But then the pandemic hit, and he was uncertain about his future. While at a party, he met an entrepreneur who saw success in manufacturing and was trying to market face shields, which weren’t yet widely used in the U.S. Because of Leo’s experience in B2C sales, this entrepreneur asked Leo to sell his products, which saw a quarter million in sales within a week. Leo wasn’t used to this level of success. So he sought help from both the entrepreneur behind these masks and his mentor in Brazil, the latter of whom would become Leo’s partner.

Discovering Ecommerce Empire Builders and the Key to Long-Term Success

Leo and Peter Pru discussing the importance of consistency

Leo may have seen success with his initial ventures. But he was still experiencing certain frustrations when it came to upsells and establishing long-term success. As he attempted to learn more, he continued seeking out thought leaders he could trust. Eventually, he would come across us and a couple of other personalities he deemed worth following.

What drew him to our team at Ecommerce Empire Builders was a combination of ample resources, helpful guidance, and consistency. Willing to commit, Leo purchased our course and signed up for Clickfunnels. This would further lead him to the long-term success he’d always wanted. By taking our course and using dropshipping funnels, Leo began seeing the upsells he wanted. He also started making significant profits, raking in as much as $8,000 within a 15-day period.

Using Dropshipping Funnels

Leo first started using dropshipping funnels in February. He developed his funnel after seeing a Facebook ad for a product that caught his eye. The seller of this product was already scaling in the U.S., so Leo wanted to try selling the product in Brazil. The problem was that Leo had no prior experience with dropshipping in Brazil. So, Leo reached out to his partner in Brazil and began selling this product to that market. The move would prove a success, culminating in $50k in sales in December 2020. 

This success motivated him to sell the product in Canada, considering the U.S. was the primary market. Again, Leo saw encouraging results when selling to the Canadian market. Leo thought the product had already saturated the U.S. But he decided to sell the product to this market again, this time using Clickfunnels. Once more, Leo saw great results that made him excited for the future of his business as he continues using dropshipping funnels.

Leo’s Goals for the Future

Ultimately, Leo wants to implement a strategy that consists of an eCommerce business in the back-end, with another business selling products in the front-end. He wants to build the back-end business to the point where he can begin selling those products on the front end. This way, he can benefit from the security of having two businesses.

One of the biggest aspects we admire about Leo’s success is his mindset. Leo is always motivated to continue trying new things. He sticks with a strategy until it works or until he comes across a better one. We understand that many people in this industry may not have that kind of mindset as they grow discouraged. 

However, Leo recommends that people continue committing to their business, learning regularly, and not giving up. There are so many opportunities out there and an unlimited number of products to try. This means your chances of success are extraordinary if you take the time to identify and commit to the right ones. In his early days, Leo celebrated the times when he simply wouldn’t lose money. Recently, he’s had more and more profitable days that are measured by bigger benchmarks.

Reach Your First $50k Like Leo by Using Dropshipping Funnels

Dropshipper putting in the hours to grow his business

If you want to experience the kind of success that Leo enjoys with dropshipping, you need to take the right approach with a successful strategy. Using dropshipping funnels can significantly help boost sales and profits. To learn more about how to properly implement sales funnels and excel with your online business, reserve your seat at our free eCommerce masterclass today. See other student success stories by subscribing to my YouTube channel. Tagged : / / / /

How One of Our Clients Made $200 in His First Week of Dropshipping

One of our Business in a Box clients, Fredrick, experienced an impressive level of success with his dropshipping business. In his first week of dropshipping, he made $200. Here, we’ll explore his personal success story and some insights he has to offer that you can apply to your own dropshipping efforts. 

Fredrick’s story is yet another example of what you can achieve as a dropshipper, whether you’re new to eCommerce or a veteran in the industry.

How Encounters with “Gurus” Inspired New Career Goals

Fredrick’s dropshipping journey began around one and a half years ago. He came across several ads on Facebook featuring eCommerce gurus. In those ads, these so-called experts would show off the millions of dollars they were supposedly making. Fredrick thought that if they could do it, then so could he. 

From there, Fredrick signed up for an Amazon FBA course to get him started. However, he wasn’t getting to the point where he was able to sell products as opposed to investing in inventory. 

(As a side note, we believe that Amazon FBA can be a great way for beginners to get into eCommerce. But we also advise against using Amazon as your primary dropshipping platform.)

Be careful of relying on Amazon, which is more interested in helping themselves rather than its sellers. We recommend building your business on your own eCommerce platform first. Then use Amazon as a supplemental platform.

Discovering Ecommerce Empire Builders and the Value of Outside Help

Screen grab of Peter Pru and Fredrick discussing the importance of working with a team

While still struggling to get his dropshipping business off the ground, Fredrick discovered our videos on YouTube, which introduced him to the concept of dropshipping funnels. Like many other dropshippers, Fredrick wasn’t sure what to change about his business to make it successful. We understand that it takes work to experience success. That can entail everything from changing niches and products to making drastic changes to ad campaigns. 

What inspired Fredrick to hire Ecommerce Empire Builders to help him with his business was the fact that he valued his time. But Fredrick also knew that he had a lot to learn to make informed business decisions and see growth. 

The fact is that nobody is great at everything. Fredrick understood that he would need some outside help to ensure his business had the chance to thrive. While dropshipping used to be easy, with most individuals being able to do just about everything on their own a decade ago, times have changed. Today, it pays to work with specialized professionals with the resources and expertise needed to facilitate growth. This was something Fredrick was willing to do.

Our team started working on his business and preparing it for launch. Fredrick continued to learn more on his own and sought products to sell. He also delved into copywriting and other aspects of his business during that first week of dropshipping and beyond, contributing to his business’s growth and supplementing our efforts. 

Understanding That There Are No Magicians in eCommerce

Unlike many of those “gurus” out there who make it sound easy to make millions in a matter of months, weeks, or even days of launching a business, we want to make it clear that there is no formula for success. We are not magicians. Every business out there will experience success at different rates. While many of our Business in a Box clients have seen success right out of the gate, Fredrick was an exception. It takes time to turn your dropshipping business into a success.

In Fredrick’s case, the third time was the charm when it came to launching his business. The first two attempts at dropshipping didn’t bring much success. But the third was where we were finally able to reach his goals. While we worked to find out what would propel his business to success, Fredrick put his trust in us and allowed us to keep trying different strategies. Eventually, we were able to work with him to build a business that yielded optimal results.

Goals That Keep Fredrick Moving Forward: Going Beyond That First Week of Dropshipping

Screen grab of Fredrick discussing his goals

At Ecommerce Empire Builders, we also understand that an integral component of success is good goal setting. To keep him motivated and moving toward the next big opportunity, Fredrick has set several goals for himself. His current goals are to:

  • Hit $10k per month
  • Keep learning skills such as copywriting
  • Build his business in the long term

Fredrick is one of our clients who has a good understanding of the work involved in succeeding with an online business. While our team is here to provide reliable help, we can’t make any guarantees. 

No dropshipper should ever expect instant success. Even if they think they have everything in place, it can take some tweaking and drastic changes to finally determine what works. However, having a team of experts behind your business can make sure that you’re not alone in your efforts. Several professionals bring different perspectives to the table to pinpoint the most efficient strategies.

By looking at different ads, upsells, and other components and the metrics behind them, your team can help streamline your funnel to generate the best possible results. For example, with some diligence and reworking of Fredrick’s strategies, one of his upsells managed to reach a conversion rate of 17-18%. Of course, there’s always room for improvement. But it’s a matter of persistence and never giving up, even when things don’t initially seem to be going as planned.

The Importance of Starting Instead of Waiting: Make This Week Your First Week of Dropshipping

Dropshipper reading books to pick up new skills

Fredrick’s ultimate takeaway in working with us was that it’s best to get started on your business as soon as possible. The longer you wait before launching your business, the more time you’ll waste as nothing gets done. Many dropshippers strive for perfection with their ventures. But success takes time and effort, and perfection is ordinarily impossible during the first week of dropshipping. Over time, as you build your business and optimize your strategies, you’ll be able to gear your business for long-term success. 

Do you want to find out more about how you can succeed with your dropshipping business the way Fredrick has? Then reserve your seat at our free eCommerce masterclass. We’ll show you how you can build your business and harness the power of funnels to earn a full-time income online. You can also subscribe to my YouTube channel for more dropshipping insights and tips. Tagged : / / / /

How to Use a Sales Funnel for High-Priced Items: Our Case Study

Empire builders, today we’re diving into a powerful sales funnel for high-priced items and the niches that many of you want to get into. Selling high-ticket items will come with some challenges, but they also have absolutely phenomenal potential. I did a live demo sharing all the stats on a rock-star new funnel that we’re currently testing out. This innovative strategy has been consistently generating $1,000 of daily sales from a Facebook ad budget of just $50. How does this funnel deliver those kinds of results? It’s all about:

  • Promoting a premium product
  • Warming up your prospective customer with all the benefits of the product
  • Maximizing each conversion as much as possible

The funny thing about this exciting “new” technique is that it’s actually an old-school system. I was using it years ago in my dorm room when I was just getting started with dropshipping! It’s just as they say: history repeats itself. This awesome sales funnel for high-priced items has been working for me again. I’m going to show you how to make it work for you, too. 

What It Takes To Sell High-Priced Items

Before you jump into this strategy, understand that it’s specifically for premium products that sell for $50, $60, $80, and more. Getting a sale at these higher price points will require some serious persuasion. Why should the consumer fork over their hard-earned cash? You need a really compelling answer to that question, and that’s what this strategy is about.

Most dropshippers utilize Facebook ads to drive traffic to a two-step order form, a Shopify store, or another place where the customer can order the product. But what happens when instead of doing that, you send the customer to a well-written, engaging article that showcases all the benefits of the item they’re interested in buying? You can think of it almost as a news article. But it dives into:

  • The features of the product
  • What customers are saying about the product
  • Overall what makes this product useful or desirable

Crucially, the article also has several “call to action” prompts that invite the consumer to click on a link and purchase the product from your two-step order form. 

So what’s the point of all this, and why not send them directly to the order page? The idea behind this strategy is to warm up the consumer, educate them, and really create that motivation to spend their money on this product. 

Again, we’re talking about higher-ticket items. You would never need this format for a “free + shipping” offer or a deeply discounted product. But for something that costs $85, the article can serve as a type of bridge that preps and primes the customer before they even get the opportunity to buy it. That’s how you get the kind of conversions you need to turn $50 of Facebook ads into $1,000 of sales. 

The Magic of Two-Step Order Forms

Screen grab of Peter Pru discussing the value of articles to prime customers

In this strategy, what we do next is send that warm traffic over to a two-step order form. Now, I know that many of you are only using Shopify, or a similar platform, to run your dropshipping business. You might not be familiar with the two-step order form. It is an ecommerce sales funnel that’s designed to maximize each conversion. Trust me when I say that this tool is one of the best ways to sell products online, whether they’re physical products or digital products. 

The way it works is that the first page of the order form is to collect the customer’s shipping information and email address. Having that email is a fantastic asset. We can contact them again and again with promotions, discounts, and even cart abandonment emails that will potentially save the sale. Once the customer has filled out this information, they move on to the second page and add a payment method.

Your Sales Funnel for High-Priced Items Should Have Upsells and Quantity Breaks

Screen grab of Peter Pru discussing quantity breaks for high-priced items

The consumer will now be presented with some very tempting options for spending more money with you. This is where the magic of a two-step order form happens! You can significantly bump up the value of the customer’s cart in a way that’s not quite possible on platforms like Shopify. Your first opportunity to upsell the customer will be to offer a related digital or physical product that’s in the same niche. If you present the right product, visitors are very likely to want to add it to the order. 

Even better, you can also offer a quantity break discount to entice the customer to buy more than one of the item. Everybody loves a great deal, and quantity break discounts will offer them a better and better deal. My magic numbers for quantities to offer the customer are 1, 2, 4, 6, 8. Some people call me crazy, but I truly believe you can benefit from offering quantity break discounts with ANY product. Even if you think, “Well, no one’s going to want more than one of this. It just wouldn’t make sense.”

Trust me because I’ve seen it over and over again in my own businesses and in the ventures of my students. Let the numbers tell you if it’s a good idea or not. More likely than not, quantity break discounts will help you crush it with the profits you gain from each sale. 

See This Method for How to Use a Sales Funnel for High-Priced Items in Action

Online shopper buying high-priced goods at home

We recently launched a new store to put this funnel to the test by selling a premium-priced product. Check out my live demo on YouTube. You can see the phenomenal results we’re getting with a Facebook ad investment of just $50. 

This sales funnel for high-priced items has been consistently reaching $1,000 in daily sales, and the average cart value is an astronomical $392. Our conversion rate is relatively low, right around the 5 percent mark, but this is very typical of higher-priced products. We can also see that, for the customer who does buy, they’re signing up for an order bump 75% of the time. Wow! That’s what a motivated consumer looks like. These numbers show the game-changing potential of warming up the customers by educating them on all the product benefits.

Now, let’s go over a couple of notes about this strategy — I know some of you are definitely going to go out there and test it out. Like with everything else in dropshipping, using this sales funnel is all about making sure the numbers work. Like I said earlier, products over $50 will always have a lower conversion on the front end. You should expect that and be prepared for it. That means making up the difference by getting those warmed-up consumers to have a very high cart value.

This is exactly what you can see from our test case. The goal of this sales funnel for high-priced items is to maximize every conversion with order bumps and with quantity discounts. If you can’t strike that balance, you’re probably just going to break even. But if you can do it, you’ll be looking at a phenomenal return, like we have here. 

Consult With the Pros 

If you want to learn more about this strategy or how to use funnels to set up your own successful dropshipping business, it’s time to dive in. Sign up for my free masterclass webinar and begin building your empire today! Then keep refining your sales funnels with tips and insights from my YouTube channel. Tagged : / / / /

Student Success Story: How to Use Dropshipping Funnels to Make $50k a Month

Yet another success story that highlights the value of dropshipping sales funnels and persistence is that of Jacob Jones, one of our students here at Ecommerce Empire Builders. Jacob managed to go from zero to $50,000 per month using a winning strategy. He continues to thrive in his niche, largely by knowing how to use dropshipping funnels through Clickfunnels. Here we’ll go over his story and the specific strategies he’s used over the years, which you can implement for your own dropshipping business.

Starting With a Simple Shopify Store and a Simple Idea

Around three years ago, while working as a server and in real estate, Jacob and his friend decided to give dropshipping a try. Shortly after launching his store and getting some traffic to it, Jacob began making a few sales and began to see the possibilities of ecommerce. Those few sales were enough to inspire him to keep trying. So he decided to launch a Shopify store before getting into Clickfunnels.

Jacob didn’t try to launch his business without some outside help, however. He began watching YouTube videos and other content to educate himself about dropshipping strategies that could fuel his success. After some learning and contemplation, Jacob finally decided to launch his store and focus on a specific niche with the hope that it would work in his favor. A few stores later, Jacob has seen the success that he aspired to from the start.

The first store that Jacob launched was on Shopify and focused on a highly specific niche. Today, that store is still running and succeeding. At the time of launch, Jacob was working full-time. He decided to wait to see how the store would perform before making dropshipping his focus. As he began to make sales and see the opportunities available to him, he started to grow his business. Jacob also built a relationship with a reliable supplier that’s still going strong. Eventually, after seeing a considerable amount of sales with a basic store selling baby bags, Jacob moved to Costa Rica and left his full-time job to focus solely on growing his brand.

Additionally, Jacob has recently begun using Clickfunnels. He learned how to use dropshipping funnels that move customers toward a sale more efficiently. 

Making His Products Feel Like His Own

It’s important to make your products feel like your own and ensure customers associate them with your unique brand. Jacob understood this early on and continues to seek white-labeled products that he can rebrand with his own custom-designed packaging. This way, his customers receive his products and perceive him as their key provider, not merely a reseller. Subsequently, customers are more likely to visit his store again to purchase the same or similar products.

Keep in mind that when selling on an eCommerce store, people will want to purchase whatever assets belong to your business. A basic store selling AliExpress products with no rebranding can still be valuable as you collect emails and other assets. But your individual brand could also be a huge selling point. This is particularly the case if you have long-term customers who’ve come to trust your brand over others.

Setting Goals That Drive His Success

Screen grab of Jacob Jones and Peter Pru talking about how to use dropshipping funnels

Another key to Jacob’s success has been to set clear, realistic, and exciting goals that keep him continually motivated. One of his main current goals is to get into the Two Comma Club by the end of the year. He’s well on the way to achieving this goal. To attain this, he’s developing a store he launched about a month ago through Clickfunnels. So far, the new store has earned him around $95k. Another Shopify store that he started in May 2020 has already earned him around half a million within a year. 

One key goal that Jacob believes will help him achieve his ultimate goal is to continue using sales funnels via Clickfunnels. He intends on implementing this in future stores.

How to Use Dropshipping Funnels by Working With a Solid Team

Jacob also understands the value of a strong team working with him to achieve his dropshipping goals. If you want to go it entirely alone, you’re going to struggle. As your store grows, tasks will become overwhelming and difficult to manage. To keep his stores running efficiently, Jacob works with a virtual assistant. He’s also quick to emphasize the importance of delegating mundane and time-consuming tasks whenever possible. 

Jacob’s team is relatively small, consisting of him, a VA, and his supplier. But he intends to recruit more staff as his business continues to expand. Once you know how to use dropshipping funnels effectively, you can start to scale your business, too.

Sticking to an Effective Daily Routine

To help him stay focused on a regular basis, Jacob has developed a healthy daily routine that he follows. Now that he’s self-employed, he has ample time to dedicate to his business, which is reflected in his routine. Although you may not be at this level quite yet, you can get there eventually with the same persistence.

To start off his day, Jacob wakes up anywhere between 8 and 8:30 AM. He then begins writing down his daily tasks to establish a clear roadmap from dawn to dusk. As the day progresses, he checks off these items to keep him in line. This strategy gives him specific plans for every day, making sure he stays busy and productive.

Managing a Dependable Network of Ads

Screen grab of Jacob Jones and Peter Pru talking about dropshipping

Jacob also relies on several channels for his ads as part of his strategy for how to use dropshipping funnels. In addition to Facebook, which attracts around 90% of his total traffic, he runs ads through Snapchat, Google Ads, and TikTok. While he’s currently struggling with a Facebook ad campaign for his Clickfunnels store due to his specific niche, he’s working to mitigate this and get the most from this platform.

We believe that it’s perfectly fine to target multiple channels for ads as long as your target audience uses those platforms. But this isn’t necessary, either. We’ve found that many successful dropshipping businesses are able to pull in most of their customer base from a single source, such as Facebook or YouTube. If you can find that one specific channel that yields the best results, we definitely recommend sticking with it. The fewer platforms you use for ads, the easier your campaigns will be to manage.

Harnessing the Power of Email Lists

As he works to monetize non-buyers for his business, Jacob is proud of his email lists, which he sees as his main assets. It took him some time to begin building email lists, but he eventually took the time to get them up and running to his benefit. In the process, he’s been able to more easily stay in front of customers’ faces and connect with prospects and existing customers alike. 

We perceive email lists as particularly valuable because of their ability to influence people’s buying decisions more effectively than other marketing efforts. You can:

  • Show your recipients videos of influencers using your products.
  • Send enticing offers.
  • Showcase your brand in other ways to keep your audience aware of you.

Consistency Is a Key Part of How to Use Dropshipping Funnels

Dropshipper learning more about how to run an ecommerce business

When asked what Jacob recommends most to others looking to get into this business, he stated that persistence and consistency were vital. Jacob is able to devote most of his time to his endeavors now that he’s self-employed. But even if you’re still working a full-time job, you can gain the freedom he has by sticking to a strategy that works. Don’t be deterred by slow periods, and keep at it until you begin to grow your business. Over time, you’ll be able to overcome the various challenges you’re likely to face and then experience the kind of success that Jacob continues to enjoy. 

Like most success stories, Jacob’s is one of hard work and resilience that helped him get ahead. What helps him to grow further and move forward is the fact that he still doesn’t see his story as one of success quite yet. He’s always aiming toward a new goal to land him on the next plateau.

You, too, can build a winning dropshipping business by using sales funnels, high-quality and rebranded products, comprehensive ad campaigns, and a generally consistent strategy. If you want to learn more about how to use dropshipping funnels, succeed as a dropshipper, and earn a full-time income online, reserve your seat at our free ecommerce masterclass today. You can also pick up new tips and insights by visiting my YouTube channel. Tagged : / / / /

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 : / / / /

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 : / / / /

Joining Ecommerce Empire Builders: How One Dropshipper Went From $0 to $10,000

In this review, we’re going to breakdown the success that Will Jackson experienced with his dropshipping business after joining Ecommerce Empire Builders. As one of our $10k Club members, he managed to skyrocket from zero to $10,000 with the help of Clickfunnels and an overall winning strategy. Here we’ll review Will’s experience, goals, and the ways in which he intends to further scale his business.

Jumping Straight Into Sales Funnels and Finding a Niche

Will’s dropshipping journey began around three years ago. He quit his job and decided to start his own online business, with minimal experience in marketing. Unlike many who start out in this arena, Will looked into sales funnels instead of setting up a Shopify store or using another eCommerce platform. In the process of determining what he should sell, Will discovered dropshipping and connected with a local dropshipper. Based on what he saw that dropshipper doing, Will started his first attempt at dropshipping.

Early on, Will began by posting his products on Facebook and hoping that he would generate sales in this way. But he understood that he needed to do more. His biggest issue was directing his focus on one area. He tried out a new idea every week to determine what worked and what didn’t, hooked on the rush of searching for that next big opportunity. However, he found that this strategy wasn’t getting the results he’d hoped for. So Will took a new approach that entailed signing up for a course during his off time at a new job. 

Seeing Growth Through Graphic Design

Screengrab of Peter Pru and WIll Jackson discussing his first graphic design sale

Will wound up building a sales funnel in the niche he’s currently in. But he decided he had to focus on the effort full-time. After quitting his second job, he tried his hand at other jobs like coaching until a friend making seven figures through dropshipping requested Will’s help in building a Shopify store. From there, Will mapped out his next plan to build his own Shopify store. He was able to set it up with several products he’d gathered during his other work, including designs from his job in print-on-demand services.

Eventually, Will made his first sale with an ad for a PNG file he’d simply had saved on his computer. He realized that he had landed on a truly lucrative opportunity. Then his biggest success — which landed him in our $10k Club — came when he sold a Christmas design that he had made. This design quickly went from making nothing to pulling in upwards of $3,000 per day.

To help fuel his success, Will eventually stuck to a specific niche that he’s still in, catering to a specific audience. See how joining Ecommerce Empire Builders can help you find your own niche.

How Will Gets His Ideas for Design Products

As Will’s business developed, he began getting additional ideas from a website called Sorting Social. This tool sorts the most-pinned posts from Pinterest about nearly any topic imaginable. For instance, if you search for “dog T-shirts” on Sorting Social, you’ll be able to see a list of the most popular designs. From there, Will outsources his graphic design services to another graphic designer. The designer reengineers the top-ranking designs to be unique and sellable. For additional ideas, Will also uses eRank, which ranks the top-selling items on Etsy.

It’s worth emphasizing that while Will gets ideas from other existing designs, he sells original designs. Redesigning them to be his own is key to avoiding plagiarism accusations and potential legal issues.

Maximizing the Average Cart Value With Successful Upsells

To further fuel his dropshipping success, Will also includes a variety of upsells. These increase the average value of his carts. His upsell sequence works like this:

  1.  He begins with an order bump for mugs that feature the same design as the original purchase
  2. These offers are followed by hoodies and similar items based on the original design. 

He now uses Clickfunnels to help put these funnels together. In addition, he uses Funnelish for Clickfunnels. Although he has yet to see how recently implemented upsells will increase his maximum cart value, he currently sells the initial designs for around $50.

Eyeing His First Million

After joining Ecommerce Empire Builders and experiencing an impressive level of success with his current setup, Will’s end game is to make his first million in sales by the end of the year. To drive that success, he’s already created his “vision board” to help him reach that goal. He also created a “Two Comma Club” mock award that could very well see an authentic replacement in a year’s time. Will also aspires to be Number 1 in his niche. He plans on accomplishing this by focusing more on quality than his top competitor and reaping those returns with a worthwhile investment.

To back his business and make those goals attainable, Will has a team behind him that he intends to grow. To start with, he currently has two designers, and he’s currently seeking a virtual assistant. His primary traffic also comes from Facebook Ads campaigns. But he plans to get involved in influencer marketing, which is huge in his print-on-demand niche.

Will’s Advice for Succeeding in Your Niche

Screengrab of Peter Pru and WIll Jackson talking

Based on his experience in dropshipping, Will recommends that people start with lots of research. He recommends these steps:

  1. Find out what others are doing in your ideal niche.
  2. Track their success.
  3. Determine how you can differentiate yourself from the competition, whether through improved product quality or an improved sales funnel.

Additionally, Will recommends sticking to it and not giving up when things appear rough, as things are likely to smooth out as you learn and grow. As much as you might want everything to be perfect from the start, it’s best to start putting yourself out there and gradually improving over time. If you spend too much time perfecting your funnel, ads, and other content, you’ll only be losing out on opportunities to start selling.

Finally, Will also suggests that you adhere to your Daily Six, or a daily routine that involves self-care. Joining Ecommerce Empire Builders and structuring your day for success will boost your productivity. Your business may be important to you. But it won’t succeed unless the person running it (i.e., you) is in the right frame of mind. Whether your morning routine consists of jogging, meditating, reading, or another refreshing hobby, taking time for yourself first is crucial for clearing your mind. It can also drive your continued success.

Consult With the Pros

Ecommerce entrepreneur improving his store after joining Ecommerce Empire Builders

Want to learn more about how to succeed in dropshipping and joining Ecommerce Empire Builders? Register today for our free ecommerce masterclass, and we’ll show you how you can achieve your own dropshipping goals. Also, check out my YouTube channel for more success stories of people joining Ecommerce Empire Builders. Tagged : / / / /