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
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
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
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.