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 : / / / /

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 : / / / /

2021 Dropshipping Trends That Can Lead to Overnight Success

The main reason why many people don’t succeed with their dropshipping business is that they don’t implement the most profitable practices. However, there are certain trends that can lead to overnight profitability when effectively used. Some ecommerce entrepreneurs go into this industry and start making a lot of money. Many others may wonder what they’re doing wrong as they experience disappointment from the start. We’ll go over some of the biggest 2021 dropshipping trends to help your business excel.

The Importance of Subscriptions

One of the key 2021 dropshipping trends is the use of subscriptions. So many dropshippers fail simply because they’re not incorporating subscriptions into their business model. The advantage of a subscription is that it provides consistent, predictable revenue that can compensate for other less reliable sales. If you can get dozens or even hundreds of people subscribing to your business every month, that’s free revenue that you can get right from the start.

The subscription box industry is only going to continue growing: A McKinsey study found that the industry went from $57 million in 2011 to over $2.6 billion in 2016, a tremendous growth within a mere 5 years. Since then, the market has expanded to over $10 billion as of 2019. 

One of the clearest 2020 and 2021 dropshipping trends is that subscription boxes are extremely lucrative. The problem that a lot of people have is deciding what to include in their subscriptions. This keeps them from implementing them. The fact is that all you need for a successful subscription is a solid value offer. 

In short, as long as the value of the box outweighs what your customers actually pay for it, your subscription will likely succeed.

Start by Googling Your Niche

Many of the top 2021 dropshipping trends are rooted in good research. You can begin building your subscription by searching for similar boxes in your niche. All you need to do is go to Google and type “subscription boxes,” followed by whatever topic you want to cover. For instance, you could search for “subscription boxes survival” to find boxes in the survival niche. These boxes would include various types of survival gear. If there aren’t many options to choose from, you may need to target another niche. But the more results you see for your search, the more lucrative the opportunity will be.

Keep a lookout for PPC ads in the top results for a given niche. This indicates that businesses are making enough money in that niche to spend on high-ranking search ads instead of relying on organic search results.

Once you’ve found other subscriptions in your industry, the next step is to find out what other sellers are doing to succeed with these boxes. Visit their websites and take a look at their products and overarching themes, along with the packaging. You’ll want to find out what kind of value these businesses are bringing to customers, which you can then adapt for your business. You can gain key insight into 2021 dropshipping trends from your competitors.

Highlight the Value Included in Your Physical Subscription and Make That the Focus

Screen grab of Peter Pru discussing how to position subscription box pricing

When selling any kind of physical subscription box, it’s important to detail the value included with each box. Also, include how much the customer is saving with the subscription. 

Ultimately, value supersedes perfection with every subscription box. While many may perceive perfection as worth striving for with every shipment — by optimizing presentation to complement the value of the products — this can actually hinder rather than help your business. Unfortunately, many businesses fail because they spend too much time on making their subscription boxes perfect when they should actually be selling. People care about what’s included in the box, not the box itself, so don’t waste too much time on pretty packaging and other aspects of presentation when contents matter most. Once you’ve gotten to the point where you have over 100 subscribers, you can then strive for the perfect box now that your subscription is off the ground.

Locate Products and Suppliers on AliExpress

Screen grab of Peter Pru discussing how to choose a supplier

With the ideal subscription box chosen, use AliExpress to find specific products and suppliers. Try to find a solitary supplier that can provide you with all of the products you need within your niche. This can help you save some time finding individual products and compiling them in your subscription. A single supplier can also serve as a reliable source.

While on AliExpress, browse different suppliers’ stores and find out what they specifically offer. You’re looking for a supplier that can offer a 50% profit margin. This means that if subscribers are paying around $15 per month, the subscription box should include items that cost you around $7.50 to buy and ship. If needed, you can throw in some digital products to help boost profit margins. For each subscription box, look for around three to four products that you can ship collectively at an affordable price. This can further ensure profitability.

Find Suppliers on Alibaba if You’re More Established

Has your business had a chance to grow, with a bigger budget to work with and a more established brand? Alibaba can give you some more ideas for subscription boxes and enable you to find the perfect supplier. You can then investigate any suppliers you come across until you locate one worth reaching out to. From there, you can send a message to request product catalogs or brochures, which should also indicate pricing.

Once you’ve chosen a supplier, the next step is to develop a calendar. While you can use a six-month calendar, we recommend developing a one-year calendar. Why? Because most customers won’t spend more than a year on a subscription. Using this calendar, you can decide on which products to place into each shipment for a year. Once the year ends, the calendar could restart. Then you can send some of the same products to customers as the start of the previous year, seeing as most of those customers will be newer at that point.

Package Subscription Boxes Yourself at the Start

Dropshipper contacting suppliers to streamline his business

Having selected the right products and suppliers for your subscription, you can begin constructing your boxes and selling them. Until you reach 100 subscribers, we recommend avoiding using fulfillment centers to put your boxes together. Instead, you’ll be able to save a lot of money by building your own subscription boxes. It may take a lot of time and feel like a waste of it, but you’ll be saving a lot of money, and you can always get friends and family to help. You can even turn your boxing sessions into an event, ordering some food and drinks to make it feel less like a hassle for everyone involved.

With over 500 subscribers, a fulfillment center will likely be worth the price. Fulfillment centers may also help organize shipments with suppliers and simplify the entire process.

If you can harness the power of subscriptions from the start of your dropshipping venture, you’ll be able to succeed throughout 2021 and the coming years. If you can locate the ideal niche, products, and suppliers, you’ll be able to develop a winning subscription plan that customers love. In turn, you’ll see consistent, regular income. Do you want to learn more about how to thrive in ecommerce? Then reserve your seat at our free ecommerce masterclass, where we’ll show you how to build a winning dropshipping business in no time. You can also follow these 2021 dropshipping trends on my YouTube channel as they change over the upcoming year. Tagged : / / / /

Ecommerce Tips From Dropshipping Millionaires

2021 is a year stacking up to contain a lot of potential for the ecommerce industry. There are tons of opportunities for you to form the foundation of and scale your dropshipping business this year. I recently sat down with three of my ecommerce friends to discuss how 2020 Q4 performed, what went wrong, what went right, and what we learned. Ricky Hayes, Kamil Sattar, Shishir Nigam, and I are all members of The Dropshipping Council. This council is open to an exclusive group of dropshippers that have reached the $100,000 per month mark. We have all gone through ups and downs on our road to success and have some ecommerce tips and tricks to share with you to start building your own ecommerce empire. Read on to discover the key takeaways from our 2021 dropshipping masterclass. 

Did 2020 Q4 Live up to the Hype?

With the emergence of COVID-19, the ecommerce industry saw new growth, as well as new struggles throughout 2020. There was a lot of hype in late 2020 about how Q4 would stack up for the industry. Many industry leaders predicted the biggest Q4 ecommerce has ever seen due to COVID-19 restrictions and the rise of ecommerce as a whole. However, for Ricky, Kamil, Shishir, and me, Q4 didn’t necessarily live up to all the hype. 

So, why was Q4 such a letdown? The main reason for this letdown had to do with slow shipping times and supply shortages due to COVID-19. While some of us saw less in revenue but more in profit, Q4 was plagued with massive delays. Due to the shortages and slow shipping speeds, refunds were also at an all-time high during Q4. So while Q4 didn’t live up to the hype, it provided many useful lessons for us in the ecommerce industry. 

What 2020 Q4 Taught Four Dropshipping Millionaires 

Screen grab of Dropshipping Council discussing ecommerce tips

The number one takeaway from 2020 Q4 for four dropshipping millionaires is to focus on what’s in your control. None of us can control shipping speeds or supply shortages brought on by a global pandemic. However, we can control how we manage these situations and where we put our energy. The results of 2020 taught us all to focus our energy on only what we can control within our dropshipping businesses. 

Placing energy on what you can control includes building assets for your ecommerce business that are in your control. Social media is great, but my 2020 experiences also taught me that it’s not an asset that is fully in my control. Instagram locked us out of one of our business accounts for over two weeks. This experience taught me to place more of my focus on building email lists and collecting phone numbers. Why? Because that is an asset that can’t be taken away. To grow these assets also requires a deep focus on creating great landing pages with compelling copy. All in all, always place your energy in aspects that are in your control. Your ecommerce business will be better served by following this principle. 

2021 Ecommerce Tips 

Screen grab of Peter Pru discussing how to drive customer action with the Dropshipping Council

Looking ahead at 2021, there are rising trends that every ecommerce dropshipper should be aware of as the year progresses. For Ricky, Kamil, Shishir, and I, the following are our top 2021 ecommerce tips for all aspiring dropshippers. 

1. Digital Products Are a Must 

If you haven’t tapped into the digital product market yet, 2021 is the time to do so. More than ever before, people have tons of time to get on their phones and consume an infinite amount of digital products. 

A simple example of a niche digital product market is presets for photographers. Tons of people are getting into photography and editing as a hobby or side hustle. Selling presets is a great way to tap into this growing niche market. The great thing about digital products is that there are very few logistics to worry about. You aren’t sending out a physical product. This means you have no concerns about the slow shipping speeds or supply shortages that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought on. 

At Ecommerce Empire Builders, we also love to mix digital products with physical products. This is definitely a concept you should consider incorporating into your own dropshipping business. There is a ton of psychology behind why this marketing strategy converts. You can read more about it in the book, Paid to Think

I’ve been using this model on my woodworking funnel and have been getting a ton of conversions by selling a woodworking tool and bundling it with a digital product that teaches the customer how to use their new tool. Remember, it’s one thing to sell someone a product, and it’s another to teach them how to use it. Overall, incorporating digital products into your 2021 ecommerce endeavors is our biggest ecommerce tip.

2. Get More Out of Each Sale 

In 2021, you have to be getting more out of each sale if you want to grow your ecommerce business. To get more out of your customers and to stretch your revenue, you need to be utilizing upsells within your funnels. Simple upsells that make sense will transform your profit margins. Another way to get more out of your sales is by creating some sort of subscription service. This could be an exclusive digital members area or a monthly box subscription. Whatever model you choose, a subscription service has the potential to grow your ecommerce business by leaps and bounds. 

3. Tap Into Customer Emotions 

woman shopping online while staying home

The last of the ecommerce tips to really focus on in 2021 is to tap into customer emotions. On-demand printing has really taken off in the dropshipping industry. People love having personalized apparel, accessories, or other items. While on-demand printing is becoming a saturated marketplace, if you can find a niche that you can separate your business from others, you have a winning endeavor. Think about emotional angles when creating these types of businesses. If you can pull on the heartstrings with your product, you will be able to achieve a very high conversion rate. 

Consult With the Pros 

Now it’s time to get to work! I hope these ecommerce tips will help you as you navigate the evolving ecommerce industry throughout 2021. 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 ecommerce and insights. Remember, your empire starts now! Tagged : / / / /

Dropshipping With Ecom Cheetah: Find Unlimited $10k/Month Dropshipping Products and Ads

Looking for plenty of winning dropshipping products and ads for your business? Ecom Cheetah makes it easy to locate the perfect dropshipping products, including information products, along with video and image ads created specifically for you. By strengthening your dropshipping with Ecom Cheetah, you’ll be able to get everything you need to fuel your company’s success.

How to Start Thinking About Dropshipping With Ecom Cheetah

Ecom Cheetah isn’t mere software — rather, it’s a comprehensive service that puts together a custom solution designed for your business. Unlike the many simple tools out there, we offer the right combination of uniqueness and existing market. You don’t need to worry about choosing a product for your store only to find that everyone else is selling those same products. Instead, you’ll get products hand-picked for your business. Also, you’ll receive access to validated shippers and a wide variety of other features to set your business apart and drive sales. Want to make sure your business finds what it needs to thrive? You can count on our Ecom Cheetah solution to get your company off the ground.

To ensure this service functions the way it should for your business, we operate on two core values:

  1. We treat your business like our own, giving you the same attention and level of care.
  2. We work as an extension of your team, providing ample talent, tools, and other resources.

The convenience that dropshipping with Ecom Cheetah offers can ultimately allow you to spend more time on growing your business. You can handle customers while we handle the rest.

How Dropshipping with Ecom Cheetah Works

Screen grab of the Ecom Cheetah dashboard

When you first sign up for Ecom Cheetah on our website, you’ll get access to an easy-to-use dashboard. This facilitates simple and effective communication with our team. You can submit requests for different services based on your needs, including products and ads. Also, look forward to the social media images that are soon to be added to this service.

Request Products for Your Business

Once you’re on the dashboard, you may want to start with a request for a product to sell on your platform. In these instances, you would submit a Product Research Request. To start, simply indicate the niche you would like to be in. If you’re not entirely sure which niche you fall under, we include a list of niches to help you identify yours. To make your product selection more specific, you can also choose certain micro-niches that further narrow down the selection.

We can also select products based on what you already sell or have sold in the past. Simply send us the URL for your website, and we’ll identify any gaps that you’re not already filling.

One of the main problems with so many other services and tools is that they simply pick a popular product that everyone else is likely to sell. You won’t have to worry about this with Ecom Cheetah behind your business. Not only do we find the right products for your individual business, but we also work to ensure you stay within your available budget.

We don’t offer instant selections. We take time to select your products and perform the necessary research into products and suppliers. However, we can provide results within 24 hours (and no longer than two to three days). Any further revisions will normally take around one to two days to process.

Get High-Quality Image Ads

Screen grab of how to request an image stack on Ecom Cheet for dropshipping products

Once you’ve received your product suggestions and you’ve approved them, you may want to look for ads to help sell those dropshipping products. From the dashboard, you would then select the Ads Request tab and move it into the Production Queue section. 

When requesting an ad, you can specify any text or images you want to include with the ad. Based on this request, we will then search for appropriate lifestyle images that work with the ad. This process ensures that the product looks great throughout the process. What helps set Ecom Cheetah apart here is that, unlike automated services that sloppily put ad images together, we give you access to our team of professional graphic designers who invest time and energy into your ads. 

Also, we properly resize and scale each ad based on the specific platform you want to use it for, whether your ads will appear on Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, or others. 

Request Professional Video Ads

Along with image ads, we also allow clients to request video ads. To put these ads together, we connect you with a full-time editing team. Our team can create ads based on:

  • Five to seven benefits your product offers
  • Your AliExpress link
  • Existing video content showcasing your products

We’ll also make sure your product looks high-value to provide the best possible presentation with each ad. We also resize ads depending on where you want them displayed and include the CTA for the action you want people to take. 

With Ecom Cheetah, you’ll be getting ads that are intended exclusively for dropshipping and ecommerce, which you may not find with those who don’t specialize in this industry.

Find Info Products to Offer

You can also request info products with Private Label Rights (PLRs). We will actually buy and redesign them for your business. We’ll customize ebooks, various templates, and much more with your company’s branding and logos. Don’t have a particular brand image you’re going for? We’ll make sure products are at least unique to your business and of the highest quality. 

When requesting info products, all you need to do is let us know the niche you’re in and the specific topics you’d like products to cover. We’ll take care of the rest.

By using these info products, you can provide your email list with nearly endless valuable content that keeps them engaged. You can bundle info products together as upsells to push through your store. They’re also perfect for including in paid subscriptions that provide a consistent revenue stream and help you get the best ROI for these dropshipping products.

Request Offer Stack Images

Your ecommerce store, whether it’s Shopify or another platform, should look as good as possible. Offer stack images are a huge component of that overall visual appeal. We’ll provide you with top-quality offer stack images that serve as cover images for different sections of your site. At this point, we’ll also be familiar with your dropshipping products and branding, enabling us to personalize these graphics for your business.

To supplement your images, you can include any text you’d like to add. This includes the “Total Value” amount of a particular purchase.

Copywriting and Other Services Yet to Come for Dropshipping With Ecom Cheetah

Many people ask if we can actually write the copy for ads ourselves. Although we don’t currently offer this service, we’ll soon be offering copywriting services as part of the Ecom Cheetah solution. In the meantime, we still work to understand your brand’s specific needs. We can custom-code ad copy for you based on your branding. 

Apart from copywriting, we also aim to serve as your one-stop-shop for everything ecommerce through other services we’ll soon be offering. These include social media images. Our team will provide you with four to five images — a week’s worth of content for posts — with one request. We will then follow up with another week’s worth of content every week.

In the future, we’ll also be able to write strong headlines, including headlines for ad copy and sales funnels. If you need help with researching shipping agents and more, we’ll be offering research services to help facilitate faster and more convenient shipping. And if you have any questions or want to let us know if anything is missing, we’ll offer support services to take care of these.

Perhaps the most beneficial service for many will be our all-in-one solution, in which we work to understand your brand top to bottom to put together a complete solution. You’ll get dropshipping products, ads, info products, offer stack images, and other content within a single consistent package based on your niche and brand.

Connect with a Team That’s There for You Every Step of the Way

Entrepreneur looking for dropshipping products to grow her business

By diving into dropshipping with Ecom Cheetah, you’ll be able to work with a team of experts. We’re there to give your business the attention it needs. Our experts spend every day in this industry. This allows us to give our clients what they need as dropshippers, unlike other teams that may not have that specialized expertise. If you’re worried about whether it’s worth the investment, working with our team for just one month can save you months’ worth of work that you would otherwise have to do on your own or with multiple teams. We function as an extension of your team to give you everything you need in one place.

To get started dropshipping with Ecom Cheetah, we recommend signing up today to find out how Ecom Cheetah can gear your online business for success. Would you like to learn more about how to grow your dropshipping business and earn a full-time income online using sales funnels? Then reserve your seat at our free Ecommerce Masterclass today. Tagged : / / / /

Top 2021 Dropshipping Trends to Follow for Overnight Success

A lot of dropshippers start a business and fail because, among other things, they’re not incorporating the latest trends into their business. If you want to ensure your dropshipping business has the chance to succeed, incorporate these 2021 dropshipping trends. By following the right trends and using them to inform your strategies, you can make your store profitable overnight.

Here we’ll review some of the biggest 2021 dropshipping trends so far, which you can use to build a successful business.

Adding Subscriptions

The main reason why so many dropshipping businesses fail is that they neglect to add subscriptions. Subscriptions can make it easy for businesses to maximize customer lifetime value (CLV) and encourage repeat sales while maximizing predictability. That’s why they’re one of the most important 2021 dropshipping trends. If you want to generate a steady and predictable revenue stream on a yearly, monthly, or even weekly basis, subscriptions can be the key. All you need to do to create a successful subscription is to have a good value offer. If the value of what you give to customers outweighs the cost, people will keep coming to you for those products.

According to marketing firm McKinsey, revenue from the subscription box industry increased dramatically from $57 million in 2011 to over $2.6 billion by 2016. Over the next five years, those figures have increased even more into 2021. The love for subscription boxes is far from fading.

Look for Other Subscriptions in Your Niche to Get Ideas

Screen shot of Peter Pru discussing how to find good subscription box niches

You can start developing your own subscription by finding out what subscription boxes exist in your niche. Simply Google “[your niche] subscription boxes” and see what comes up for that search. If the options are minimal, this may not be the best niche. But if you perform a search and see plenty of results, this means there’s money in that niche. This is especially true if you see ads show up as the first results.

Why is this a clue? Because no business will pay for PPC ads in top results if they’re not making a profit.

The next step is to see what other successful businesses are doing to sell those subscription boxes. Take a look at their websites and find out what products they include, along with themes for each box and packaging. Determine what value they’re bringing to their customers, which can translate to your own subscription.

Always Highlight the Value You Offer With Physical Subscription Boxes

Keep in mind that there is one additional strategy you need to implement when selling physical boxes. Whenever you sell a physical subscription box, you should always detail the value that’s included with each box. Also, include how much they’re saving with a subscription. However, for digital products, you generally don’t need to be as competitive with your pricing. 

Focus on Value Over Perfection

At the end of the day, when starting out with your subscription, try to avoid making it as perfect as possible. Many businesses strive for perfection because it makes them feel good to put together the most ideal presentation, but this can hurt your business rather than help it. One of the reasons why so many businesses fail when starting out is because they focus on creating the “perfect” subscription and making things complex instead of selling their products. Instead of directing all your attention to putting together the perfect subscription, focus on the value you bring and simply providing customers with a mix of high-quality products. As your business begins to grow and you reach your first 100 subscribers, then you can work on perfecting subscriptions.

Using AliExpress to Find Subscription Products and Suppliers

Screenshot of Peter Pru checking an AliExpress supplier's store

Once you have a subscription box in mind and you know how to approach it, you can begin looking for products and a supplier on AliExpress. On AliExpress, you’ll want to look for a single supplier that provides a ton of products in your niche. You don’t have to look for individual products and put them together in a subscription. Just find that one supplier, and you’re good to go.

Check out different suppliers’ stores while browsing AliExpress and see what kinds of products they offer. What you need to find is something that you can offer with a 50% profit margin. For example, if your subscribers are paying $20 per month, make sure your box includes products that you can ship to customers for around $10. If you need to, we recommend adding some digital products to those subscriptions when possible to improve your margins.

You should be able to find three to four products that you can ship together at an affordable price that enables you to earn a profit that makes it worthwhile.

For More Established Brands: Finding Suppliers Through Alibaba

When your business has grown and you have a sufficient budget along with a developed brand, head over to Alibaba to get some ideas for a subscription box and to locate a supplier. Find the right supplier, and take some time to review them. Then you can send a message requesting brochures or catalogs of their products and pricing. 

With a supplier backing your subscription, you need to put together a calendar. (Organization is also one of the top 2021 dropshipping trends.) You can create a six-month calendar. But we suggest a one-year calendar considering most customers won’t likely stay with any subscription for more than a year. Based on that calendar, you can determine which products to include with each shipment so that you have a specific plan in place. After that calendar period, you can then cycle through your past subscription boxes. You’ll likely be sending them to newer customers as old ones leave. 

2021 Dropshipping Trends: DIY Subscription Boxes vs. Fulfillment Centers

Happy woman opening a subscription box

After you’ve found and connected with the right supplier, you can begin putting your subscription boxes together and pricing them. If you have under 100 subscribers, you can save some money by putting your subscription boxes together on your own. You can make it a party. Invite some friends or family to join you. Order delivery and turn it into a fun event that makes it feel more worth your time. Ultimately, you can save a lot of money this way when starting out.

Once you’ve reached over 500 subscribers, you can then transfer packaging to a fulfillment warehouse. That service will be able to work out the logistics with suppliers and further simplify things for you.

With a subscription behind your dropshipping business, you can achieve the level of success you want in 2021. Finding the right products and suppliers can help you put together a subscription plan that your customers will love. This will provide predictable, consistent income. Do you want to find out more about how you can succeed as a dropshipper with cutting-edge 2021 dropshipping trends? We’ll teach you everything you need to know when you reserve your free seat at our ecommerce masterclass. Tagged : / / / /

Our Dropshipping Support Service Picks Products and Generates Ads

Empire builders, working harder in the new year is a great resolution. But working smarter is even better, which is why we’re currently rolling out Ecom Cheetah. It’s a game-changing new dropshipping support service that can help you grow your ecommerce or dropshipping business faster than ever. I call it a game-changer because this comprehensive service helps you with every aspect of product research and marketing.

Do you need to choose a product, find a supplier, or create some killer advertisements? Ecom Cheetah does it all. This dropshipping support service is actually a way for you to tap into all the wisdom that we’ve accumulated here at Ecommerce Empire Builders over the years.

Working Smarter With Ecom Cheetah 

One of the most common things I see with people just getting started in ecommerce, especially with dropshipping, is that they will subscribe to software programs or apps that tell them what products to sell. The problem is this type of software will spit out the same random products to all their clients. You end up competing with thousands of other dropshippers! That’s no way to build a successful business.

At Ecom Cheetah, we handpick dropshipping products for you and curate them to your specific niche. We don’t just provide you with these winning products. We also hook you up with a vetted supplier that has a proven track record. 

And that’s just the beginning. Ecom Cheetah is designed to become an extension of your marketing team. Our dropshipping support service includes everything from custom Facebook ads to high-quality digital information products that you can use to bump up the value of your physical products.

Imagine plugging into a system that’s already been built, instead of having to create everything yourself from scratch. That’s the idea behind Ecom Cheetah. We have such a powerful team here at Ecommerce Empire Builders, and we’ve been at it for a long time. That passion for effective direct response marketing techniques is why you won’t have to explain to us how to create a great Facebook ad. The alternative is going out there and hiring a graphic designer on platforms like Fiverr or Upwork. You often end up having to go back and forth with that person to explain exactly what you need. This takes up valuable time and energy.

How to Get Started With Ecom Cheetah 

Live tour of the Ecom Cheetah work process

Start by watching the live demo of our Ecom Cheetah interface above, which includes detailed information about its current suite of services. I say “current” because we’re constantly thinking about what else we can do to add more value and make this tool even more indispensable. Right now, we have Winning Products, Winning Facebook Ads, Offer Stack Images, and Info Products. 

Your monthly membership gets you an unlimited amount of each of these essential services. You might be asking, ‘Why these services?’ It’s because these are the ones I think everybody wants and needs for a successful ecommerce business, especially if you’re just getting started!

It’s common to be very indecisive about choosing the product for your business. I’ve seen many, many aspiring dropshippers get stuck at this stage. Ecom Cheetah does all the research for you and sets you up for success. Unlike the software that just spits out some random item, this process is highly customized. You answer some questions that will give us an idea of your specific niche. We take it from there to find a unique product for you. But not just one — we actually give you FOUR product options, and you can choose the best one. If you already have an established business with a certain type of product, you can let us know, and we will find something similar. The same goes if you let us know you’re specifically looking for US-based suppliers. We can make it happen. 

Winning Ads for a Winning Product

Live demo of how Ecom Cheetah's Ads Request feature works

We all know it’s not just about choosing the right product. It’s about making that product shine. Once you choose your winning product, you can submit it for custom Facebook ad images. Creating Facebook ads is much more of an art than a science. But the Ecommerce Empire Builders team is one of the best. 

Our designers have been trained to implement and understand effective ecommerce techniques. We’re getting an average of between 3% and 5% CTR (Click Through Rate) on our Facebook ads. Yes, consistently. And we’ve even been known to cross the 10 percent barrier. Getting these kinds of numbers with your Facebook ads will help people reach your Shopify store, your landing page, or wherever else you’re directing them. When you have a 3-5% CTR on your ads, building a profitable business becomes a lot easier. 

Like I said, your Ecom Cheetah membership gives you unlimited access to these tools, including unlimited ads. So why do you need unlimited ads? Because the secret to having phenomenal success with Facebook advertising is having different ad variations and then testing which one works the best. The other issue is that Facebook’s algorithm has a preference for showing its users different kinds of ads. 

With unlimited ads, you can experiment, test, and fine-tune the different images that we give you. Once you know which Facebook ads are really working for your business, you can come back to Ecom Cheetah and request variations of the winning ads. 

What It Takes for High Perceived Value

Most ecommerce is based on intrusive marketing. That means you need to be able to motivate prospective customers to really want your product. They have to get up, go get their wallet or purse, take out their credit card, and buy from you. That’s really not an easy thing to do. So you have to make sure visitors see a product with a very high perceived value when they click the ad and get to your page. Essentially, they have to see something that’s actually worth their hard-earned money! 

This brings us to the final two services on the Ecom Cheetah platform: Offer Stacks and Digital Info Products. 

Digital info products are one of the easiest, most effective, and most versatile ways for you to bump up the perceived value of your physical product. Whether it’s a PDF, an ebook, or a different digital file, these info products should be interesting to that prospective customer. Are you selling fishing rods, for example? Your digital info product can be helpful information that will help the customer improve their fishing. 

The digital info products technique is very popular for the simple reason that it works very well. But some people can overcomplicate it. For example, they don’t know if they should hire someone on Fiverr to write the info product or buy something pre-made. 

That’s why I think that the unlimited Digital Info Products are probably my favorite aspect of Ecom Cheetah. We will buy the information that’s relevant to your product. Then we’ll curate it, edit it, make sure it has a consistent theme, and deliver a high-quality digital info product for you. It’s as simple as that. 

Focus on the Offer Stack

Once you have your digital info product, there is one final step to make sure your product has a high perceived value. The Ecommerce Empire Builders community has to know all about offer stacks by now because I’m always talking about them. But in case you’re brand new, this fantastic technique is all about showing the customer everything they’re getting when they buy for you. 

For example, are they getting the physical product and also three relevant ebooks? You need to really show that. 

Our dropshipping support service creates Offer Stack images that present your “offer” in the most visually appealing way possible. This service is a way for your product to stand out and have a higher perceived value. It will spark that gut check that makes the customer want to buy right now

Build Your Business With Our Dropshipping Support Service

Dropshipper looking happily at her laptop

With Ecom Cheetah, you can have everything you need under one roof. This dropshipping support service will only be available to a limited group at the moment, but it’s a great opportunity for anyone in the ecommerce space. Whether you’re running a Shopify dropshipping store or using an ecommerce sales funnel with Clickfunnels, you will benefit from being able to plug into our successful system.

Learn much more about creating a successful ecommerce business by reserving your seat in our free sales funnel masterclass. You can also check out fresh tips and insights on the Ecommerce Empire Builders YouTube channel. Tagged : / / / /

Take This Full FREE Ecommerce Dropshipping Course on Using Sales Funnels

Welcome back, Empire Builders! This time I have something truly special in store for you. I finally sat down and created an entire ecommerce dropshipping course on using sales funnels to multiply your profits. The FREE video course walks you through every step of the process, and I even gave away the exact sales funnel I used in the course — also completely FREE. I want to make sure this in-depth training reaches and helps as many people as possible, so I’m going to be sharing some of the most important points here, as well. Are you ready to learn how to build out an entire profitable ecommerce subscription sales funnel? Then let’s jump right in!

Niches

The foundation you’ll build your business on is your niche, which is why it’s a key focus in my ecommerce dropshipping course. Your niche is the target market you’ll sell to. The more specific, the better. Going broad theoretically gives you more possible customers, but it also means more competition and less reason for them to pick you. If you go very narrow, your target market will see a product made with them in mind and be drawn to it.

Choose Your Niche

I always recommend time-tested hobby niches because they’re filled with passionate customers, and new ones are always joining. Wikipedia has a great list for reference. Preferably, pick one of your own hobbies. If you have a passion for your niche, it will drive success in your business and motivate you to stick with it. Using Google Trends, verify that your chosen niche is popular (over the 25-point line) and time-tested by viewing that search term over five years.

Validate Your Niche

Search it on Amazon. Make sure there are many different sellers and brands. Too much brand loyalty means less market share for other sellers. Then check some of those seller ranks in the top category to make sure the number is lower than 20,000. Next, Google the niche and search some of those businesses in the Facebook Ad Library to see if they’re profitable enough to advertise. Also, see if there’s YouTube content and social media influencers for your niche. Following them could give you an edge moving forward.

Offer

Screengrab of Peter Pru discussing the importance of digital products

Your offer is the product you’re selling that makes you stand out. You need to give them a reason to buy from you instead of the competition. I recommend bundling physical and digital products, and this ecommerce dropshipping course covers both options. This increases the perceived value and provides a quick win for the customer. In bass fishing, this could be selling lures alongside a PDF on how to use them. In knitting, this might be yarn and a how-to guide for different stitches.

Crafting Your Offer

The best place to start is to sell things people are already buying. Use Amazon to find potential products, and next, use AliExpress to find a good supplier. Then move on to digital products. Again, leverage data from Amazon. Type in your niche and use the department filter to isolate books. See if people are consuming information in the niche and use popular books’ table of contents to see what information they value. Pick a few problem-solving topics to sell information products on. Use the PLR Store to buy the rights to premade digital products on those subjects.

Sales Funnel

Sales funnels are tools that guide customers through each step of the buying process to increase profit and scalability. It uses simplicity to capture attention, build your email list, make sales, upsell, and offer subscriptions. Each of those steps is so important because:

  • Your email list brings in constant value.
  • Funnels create five times the sales.
  • Upsells increase average cart value.
  • Subscriptions increase customer lifetime value. 

Building Your Funnel   

The funnel I gave away in the ecommerce dropshipping course is prebuilt, and the template is proven to convert, so you just have to customize it. Add quality images, relevant text, and your specific offers. Click Funnels makes it easy to change every element. They also provide you with other powerful tools. You can manage your email marketing right from this account. If someone provides their email but doesn’t buy, starts the process but doesn’t finish checking out, or buys your offer but not your upsells, you can set your account to send out emails for each scenario automatically.

Traffic

Traffic consists of the people visiting your site. This traffic can be paid or organic. Cold traffic is people who know nothing about your brand or product. Warm traffic is people with an interest or a prior relationship like those who find you on Google or consume content you create, and hot traffic is previous customers. Organic traffic tends to be warm traffic, but it takes a lot of time and steady content creation. Paid traffic, on the other hand, gets more immediate results. Paid traffic consists of ads and influencer marketing.

Influencer Advertising

Screengrab of Peter Pru walking through how to evaluate influencers

Influencers are a great way to get your products in front of the right audience. Check out YouTube and see who’s popular in your niche. Check their subscribers and followers on Instagram using IG Blade and make sure they’re growing.

You can approach them about doing a post on Instagram, which tends to be cheaper but also short-lived. Alternatively, send them a product to review, and that video lasts forever. Just approach them with the goal of building a relationship and trust, not just paying for their endorsement, because their audience needs to trust them, as well. That’s why working with them is valuable.

Facebook Advertising

Facebook values user experience above all. They also value profit, for both themselves and for you. If you focus on creating ads that add to the user experience, they’ll want to keep working with you. Facebook ads do bring in traffic quickly, but over time, the results get better. The Pixel they use to gather data from your site will learn about your customers and get better at sending you the best traffic.

Consult With the Experts

Dropshipper using the information in this ecommerce dropshipping course to create their sales funnels

Okay, guys, that’s all I could cover here, but I go into a LOT more detail on everything in the ecommerce dropshipping course. It’s over two hours of step-by-step direction on each of these topics. There are a ton of specifics, and I go over every step myself so you can look over my shoulder and watch exactly how I go about it all. So, for the full course, watch the video, see everything in detail, get all the tips and tricks, and download that free funnel. If you want to take it to the next level, sign up for my masterclass for exclusive training. Remember, your empire starts now! Tagged : / / / /

How to Build Long-Term Wealth With Dropshipping

Empire builders, you know that you’re already dedicated to achieving success with your dropshipping business. But what comes next after the money rolls in? Yes, it’s fantastic to make ten grand a month, but what’s much better is making ten grand a month for years and years on end. It’s the difference between having money with dropshipping and having wealth with dropshipping. 

One is a temporary state, while the other is a solid financial foundation that lasts for the long term and can even become generational wealth. For many of you, achieving this kind of enduring wealth from your dropshipping business is the goal. If it isn’t already, then it absolutely should be. Let’s talk about how it’s possible to use dropshipping as the stepping stone to creating long-term wealth for you and your family.   

Build Wealth With Dropshipping by Thinking Long-Term  

I’m always preaching about the importance of thinking about your business in terms of the broader picture, including years down the line. If you want to build wealth, and I know you do, then having that long-term perspective is essential. For many of you, dropshipping is going to be your very first entry point into making money online. But what you do after you start earning from dropshipping is incredibly important. 

This is the advice I wish someone had given me 10 to 12 years ago when I was getting started with my online businesses — before I ever made my first dollar. 

What I’ve learned over the years about building wealth with dropshipping or any other business is that it’s not how much you make. It’s how much you actually keep within your businesses that matters. That means using your profits to reinvest and create a more solid foundation.

A lot of people that start out in dropshipping are not setting up their business properly, and they don’t know what to do with the money they make. They get excited and rack up a ton of expenses. Buying nice clothes and fancy things feels good in the moment, but it definitely doesn’t create wealth. Before spending on luxuries, think about the long term. Only spend money that you really don’t need and won’t even bat an eye at. If making that expense is going to affect the decisions you make in your business, such as not being able to invest in something that can help you grow, then just forget about it.  

Getting Your Money Right

Screen grab of Peter Pru explaining the importance of an LLC business structure

Making sure your business is structured properly is one of the most significant things that’s going to set you apart from everybody else. This is one of those nuggets I really wish I could have told myself 12 years ago because I would have saved millions of dollars. 

When I got started, I made all the expenses for my business with my personal credit and debit cards. Naturally, the profits that came in went straight to my personal bank account. I had no idea that I needed to be separating the spheres of my business and my personal finances. Most of you are probably making these same mistakes I made and, trust me: this is killing you. If you don’t have the money from your business flowing properly, you are wasting so much money and paying so much extra in taxes that it’s not even funny. 

You won’t build any wealth until you get your money right. 

How to Think About Taxes and Finances

The problem with running your business this way is you’ll get hit with a massive tax bill at the end of the year. You’re taking a salary from your business and then paying for your ads, your team members, your business trips, miscellaneous expenses, etc., from your own personal accounts. Every dollar you pay yourself as salary comes with income tax. So you’re essentially getting double-taxed for all business expenses. You’re paying the income tax and then also paying the actual taxes on the product.

Trust me, that’s not how you build wealth. You need to get your money right by creating something that legally separates you from your business. Something that makes it so that every business expense becomes a tax write-off instead of a tax liability. That “something” is called an LLC

A Quick Overview of Setting up LLCs

There are many types of business structures out there, including S-Corp and C-Corp. Typically, you want to set up your dropshipping business as an S-Corp. But it depends on your unique situation, and I am NOT giving legal advice. If you want professional guidance for how to get your money right, I definitely recommend scheduling a call with the team at PCS. They worked with me to help me set up my businesses and opened my eyes to strategies that I never knew about. They’re great people, and they’re helping me save millions of dollars, so that’s why I can enthusiastically recommend them to anyone. If you’re still using your personal accounts to do business, it’s time for a new strategy. 

Once you have an LLC, many doors will open up for you. That’s why it’s a crucial step in the direction of building wealth. All your business expenses will now be made by the legal entity occupied by your business. You can think of it as a person that’s separate from you because, legally speaking, that’s what your LLC is. Now your business can pay for courses, pay your marketing expenses, and pay for services. It’s all completely separate from the personal income in your salary.

There’s a huge variety of things that can be considered a business expense, which means there are massive tax benefits just for being a business owner. And this is only the beginning.  

Build Your Empire and Long-Term Wealth With Dropshipping

Screen grab of Peter Pru emphasizing the importance of reinvesting revenue into the business

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. You will never get wealthy by paying yourself more from your business. Wealth comes from growing your businesses and creating more value. It’s as simple as that. You need to focus on building an empire and investing back into it as much as you can. Jeff Bezos, for example, doesn’t pay himself a huge salary even though he’s the richest man in the world. He doesn’t need to because he controls Amazon and puts his focus on growing Amazon.

When you own things personally, that just sets you for liability. Try to own as little as possible. Instead, create an empire and control it all. If you want to build wealth with dropshipping, you can’t just have one business, either. Having only one business means you’re not optimizing what you have well enough or profitably enough. 

The Value of Multiple LLCs

If you set up your dropshipping business as an LLC and you’re making money, that’s absolutely fantastic. But let’s say you have another business idea, and you start another dropshipping store. That’s even better. Now you open up a second LLC, and the new business can be completely separate from the first one. Why do you want to do that? Because if your original LLC gets sued, you’re legally protected. They can’t come after you personally, and they can’t go after any other LLCs you have. Remember, each LLC is its own entity.

This is where it starts getting interesting and where it becomes possible to build long-term wealth. Because remember, you don’t want to pay a lot of income tax. Don’t pay yourself a salary that’s the most you can possibly afford to pay yourself. Instead, nurture your empire at every opportunity. For example, the way that my business is structured is that I have multiple LLCs. I pay myself a salary from only one of them. 

In the case of another LLC, I’m able to take those profits and reinvest them back into wealth-building projects like real estate. In legal terms, this investment would be considered a loan from one company to another. That means I create a third LLC that owns rental property, generates a cash flow, and pays back my other LLC for the initial investment.

I also have an LLC dedicated to affiliate marketing, which is a fantastic side project for generating extra money. Any dropshipper will benefit from going to Clickbank, finding some relevant niche products that are for sale there, and then promoting them to your customers with affiliate links. 

These are just a few examples of what’s possible when you want to create wealth from your dropshipping income.

The Impact of Multiple LLCs

Doing business this way means that you can minimize income taxes, maximize tax deductions for business expenses, and stay focused on reinvesting in your empire. Beyond my modest salary, I don’t want that money for myself. I want it to be circulating amongst my businesses, helping me to grow and creating a solid foundation of wealth.

Why Delayed Gratification Is Crucial for Wealth With Dropshipping

Ecommerce business owner setting up an LLC

Personally, my lifestyle doesn’t get crazier with the more money I have. But that doesn’t mean I don’t reward myself for milestones. It’s all about finding a balance and staying focused on your broader goals. Be honest with yourself about what you can really afford and where your priorities should be. For example, I like nice watches. Maybe for you, it’s something else. If you can utilize these extravagant purchases to motivate yourself to get to the next level, and the next level, then that’s great.

But make your consumption as mindful as possible. That’s how you create wealth with dropshipping: by delaying a little bit of gratification in service of your long-term goals. You should definitely enjoy your success but never at the expense of growing your businesses. Get your money right and get yourself set up. Make sure that when the moment comes that you want to spend ten grand on something you really enjoy, it’s because you can genuinely afford it — in short, because you’ve earned it. 

If you want to learn much more about building wealth with dropshipping and a high performing ecommerce business, you’ve come to the right place. To get practical advice on creating a full-time income online, reserve your free seat at our sales funnel masterclass. You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel for regular tips and insights. Tagged : / / / /

Increase Dropshipping Sales Without Paying for Ads

If you want to increase dropshipping sales without running a paid advertising campaign, read on. There are ways to easily multiply your sales by using subscriptions. Many people who go into eCommerce fail because of a lack of one major component: predictability. It’s easy to get excited when you start making those first sales through dropshipping. But then you have to handle shipping, product costs, and other expenses until you have barely any money left over. Without that predictability, you’re less likely to appeal to customers and encourage sales.

Using Subscription Services to Increase Dropshipping Sales With Predictability

One of the best ways to bring predictability to your business is to implement subscription services. If people know what to expect with your business on a regular basis with a repeat subscription — and the same customers keep buying from you on a weekly or monthly basis — you’re much more likely to both attract and retain more customers. Consider how many subscription-based businesses have become successful, from Dollar Shave Club to Disney+. The reason a company like Dollar Shave Club was able to sell for billions of dollars was that it had predictable revenue. People don’t want to invest in businesses that only drive one-time sales.

Keep in mind that you need to do more than simply add a subscription to your business. Think about specifically how you intend to sell the subscription. The following guide will help you start using subscriptions to increase dropshipping sales.

Step 1: Get Inspired

Screen grab of how to find product ideas through subscription box reviews

The very first thing you need to do when adding subscriptions to your business is to get inspired. You won’t be able to implement a subscription if you don’t have some ideas to help you get started. Regardless of whether you currently have a dropshipping business, you should take some time to see what people are doing and incorporate some of those ideas into your own business model.

One of the best ways to get some ideas is to visit MySubscriptionAddiction.com, which is a blog that publishes reviews of just about every subscription box out there. While the site consists of reviews, it’s not the reviews themselves you’ll be looking at. Instead, look at what some of these boxes are offering. Get some ideas for products that look like they will help you increase dropshipping sales. Based on the niche you want to target, you can locate a box with relevant products and see if something similar is worth including in yours. 

For example, you may find a cool-looking arts and crafts box that’s intended for people of all ages. This can help you develop your own arts and crafts subscription box if you want to target this particular niche.

Step 2: Choose Products for Your Box

After you’ve gotten some ideas for your own subscription box while browsing MySubscriptionAddiction.com or other sources, you can begin looking for some products to sell.

Let’s take the arts and crafts example. Once you’ve decided that you want to cover this niche after seeing an example, check out Alibaba.com. In the search bar at the top of the page, you could conduct a search for arts and crafts. From there, you may see a list of a wide range of products in this niche, such as decorative wood figures that your customers could put together. It’s easy to get lost in the many products available, especially since so many of the options can help you increase dropshipping sales. So feel free to take some time to browse and find the perfect product for your business.

Step 3: Look at the Supplier

Dropshipper calling a supplier in an independent meeting

Even if the product looks good and you’re ready to add it to your subscription, take a close look at the supplier. You can’t increase dropshipping sales without a supplier who can keep up. Your supplier should be reputable and well-liked, as you’re likely to be working with this supplier for years on end. On Alibaba, you can look at the supplier’s star rating. This metric grades suppliers on a 5-star scale based on service, on-time delivery, and product quality. A star rating of 4.5 or higher is generally great.

You should also check to see if the supplier has regular transactions. You can see the total dollar amount of transactions per a certain number of transactions over a period of time. 

Finally, look at the supplier’s response rate, which is crucial. If it’s hard to get ahold of your supplier, you’re going to have a difficult time working with them to sell their products through your subscription. A good response rate is around 80% or higher. This indicates that the supplier is very quick to respond and won’t leave you in the dark at any point.

Pay Attention to the Business’s Details

Also, find out how long the supplier has been on Alibaba. You may find that while a supplier looks great, with a high star rating, fast response time, and an ideal location like the United States, the supplier has only been on the website for a year. In most cases, you’ll likely want to avoid suppliers that haven’t been on Alibaba for very long. The website has been around for a long time, and good, well-established suppliers are likely well aware of this platform. So there’s generally not a good reason for them to not be established. 

However, you may find a supplier that, while not having been on the site for long, is verified. In these cases, it may be worth trusting a supplier that’s relatively new to the platform.

Look Carefully at Their Alibaba Page

Once you’ve found what looks like a good supplier, visit their company page on Alibaba and learn more about them before reaching out. Keep in mind that when contacting a supplier, don’t rely on Alibaba’s website’s live chat or other on-site communication. Try to get them to contact you via phone, Skype, email, or other third-party channels.

The most important item to look at on their company page before contacting them is Business Type. Here, it should always say Manufacturer. If it only says Trading Company, skip over this supplier. Trading companies essentially act as unnecessary middlemen between you and the manufacturer. Instead, it’s best to work directly with a manufacturer when possible.

You can also see other details such as how long they’ve been in business, the number of employees they have, certifications, and more to help you make your decision.

Step 4: Reach Out to the Supplier

After finding that perfect product and ideal supplier, don’t click that “Start Order” button just yet. You’ll wind up being overcharged. Instead, negotiate with the supplier when you contact them and try to work out the best possible deal.

Also, ask for a product catalog, which the supplier should always be willing to send. You should then receive a massive PDF or another file that could give you an endless number of ideas for products to sell in your subscription.

When contacting a supplier, always stress that you’re looking to establish a long-term relationship with them. This will encourage them to do business with you as a reliable seller. 

Step 5: Choose a Fulfillment Center

Screen grab of discussing fulfillment service providers

With a product and supplier chosen, you’ll want to ship products to a fulfillment center. There are several fulfillment centers that you can choose from, including:

  • Dollar Fulfillment
  • ShipOffers
  • ShipZOOM

In some cases, your supplier could also fulfill orders for you. Regardless of how you go about it, the fulfillment center will package and ship your subscription boxes on your behalf.

Step 6: Select Packaging Options

Some fulfillment centers will provide packaging options in addition to fulfillment. Otherwise, you will need to seek other packaging options. 

If you want to use custom boxes that feature cool and unique designs for your subscriptions, we recommend you go through Lumi. Simply visit their catalog page from the main navigation menu, and take a look. Their Corrugated Mailer Boxes, for example, are great for most subscription boxes.

If you have under 1,000 subscribers at this point, we don’t recommend getting a custom box. Using a plain box design without any writing on it is often best to start with. Wait until it’s worth the cost to upgrade to a custom design. Most customers will care more about what’s inside of the box instead of the exterior. So don’t spring for a custom box if you don’t need it.

The fulfillment center will also take care of all the logistics for packaging. All you need to do is tell them what you want, and they’ll do the rest.

Step 7: Build a Sales Funnel to Increase Dropshipping Sales

When it comes to actually selling your subscription box, you don’t want to rely on Facebook ads. Why? Because you’ll quickly find that those ads don’t perform the best on their own. People are more likely to see your box as just another monthly bill that they have to pay if you don’t sell it effectively.

Rather than relying on generic ad campaigns, the best way to sell your subscription is to develop a sales funnel. Start by leading people in with an inexpensive one-time product, which gives your customers value. From there, you can upsell them with your subscription box. This way, you’ll be paying social media advertising platforms for a sale rather than for a monthly subscription.

Through an effective sales funnel, you’ll be able to increase dropshipping sales of your main product and your subscriptions. This can boost your revenue without the need to pay for costly ad campaigns or other expenses. To learn more about how to build a winning sales funnel and develop an unstoppable eCommerce business, reserve your seat at our free eCommerce masterclass today. Tagged : / / / /