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How I Built A $1,000,000 Shopify Dropshipping Store (Step-By-Step)

Published on: December 2 2022 by Sara Finance

How I Built A $1,000,000 Shopify Dropshipping Store (Step-By-Step)

How I Built A $1,000,000 Shopify Dropshipping Store (Step-By-Step)

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00:00:00 00:00:04 in this video I'm going to reveal
00:00:01 00:00:05 exactly how I went from zero to one
00:00:04 00:00:07 million dollars with my Shopify Drop
00:00:05 00:00:09 Shipping Store and I'll literally be
00:00:07 00:00:11 revealing everything like the exact
00:00:09 00:00:13 product I'm selling on this store right
00:00:11 00:00:15 now the exact strategy that I follow and
00:00:13 00:00:16 tips that help me scale to 1 million
00:00:15 00:00:18 dollars that no one really toks about
00:00:16 00:00:21 so let's get right into it and first
00:00:18 00:00:22 things first the main problem I notiked
00:00:21 00:00:24 with most people that start Drop
00:00:22 00:00:26 Shipping is they actually never end up
00:00:24 00:00:28 taking action so my best piece of advice
00:00:26 00:00:29 is honestly just start you're never
00:00:28 00:00:32 gonna have all the answers and so your
00:00:29 00:00:33 best bet is just to learn as you go and
00:00:32 00:00:35 something I think that will help you out
00:00:33 00:00:37 a lot is reading these three books
00:00:35 00:00:38 honestly without these three books I
00:00:37 00:00:40 don't think I'd be here today so
00:00:38 00:00:42 definitely check those out but anyways
00:00:40 00:00:44 let's move on to the juicy part which is
00:00:42 00:00:46 exactly how I took my business from zero
00:00:44 00:00:47 to a million dollars in sales okay so
00:00:46 00:00:50 I've been running this store for about
00:00:47 00:00:52 two years now and when I first started
00:00:50 00:00:54 the first two months weren't profitable
00:00:52 00:00:56 at all I basically made no money but I
00:00:54 00:00:57 was patient and consistent and
00:00:56 00:00:58 eventually I got it to work and when I
00:00:57 00:01:01 first started the dropshipping business
00:00:58 00:01:02 of course the first thing I did was look
00:01:01 00:01:04 for a good product to sell and I will be
00:01:02 00:01:06 revealing the product that I'm selling
00:01:04 00:01:08 on the store which is Pimple patches and
00:01:06 00:01:10 yes I know it does seem like a pretty
00:01:08 00:01:12 basic product that literally everyone
00:01:10 00:01:14 has sold already but you need to realize
00:01:12 00:01:16 that with the right marketing this is an
00:01:14 00:01:18 excellent product to sell this product
00:01:16 00:01:20 is in high demand and it solves a huge
00:01:18 00:01:22 problem for people with acne and the key
00:01:20 00:01:24 thing here I want to highlight is let's
00:01:22 00:01:26 say a customer comes to my store they
00:01:24 00:01:28 purchase the pimple patches and they end
00:01:26 00:01:29 up using them and it works for them well
00:01:28 00:01:31 then they're actually likely to come
00:01:29 00:01:33 back to my store again and purchase the
00:01:31 00:01:35 pimple patches and this here is so
00:01:33 00:01:37 important because now I'm gonna have
00:01:35 00:01:39 repeat customers that come and purchase
00:01:37 00:01:41 my product every single month and that
00:01:39 00:01:43 also means I can make a lot more money
00:01:41 00:01:45 and so what I actually ended up doing on
00:01:43 00:01:47 my store was get customers to purchase a
00:01:45 00:01:49 subscription so basically a customer
00:01:47 00:01:51 would come to my store and subscribe for
00:01:49 00:01:53 let's say 20 a month and so every single
00:01:51 00:01:56 month they would then get a new package
00:01:53 00:01:59 of pimple patches now imagine I had 300
00:01:56 00:02:00 customers paying me 20 every single
00:01:59 00:02:02 month that would mean I'm making six
00:02:00 00:02:04 thousand dollars every single month
00:02:02 00:02:06 consistently so you can see why selling
00:02:04 00:02:08 a subscription-based product is the way
00:02:06 00:02:10 to go and if you're wondering what a
00:02:08 00:02:11 good subscription-based product is it's
00:02:10 00:02:14 literally just a product that people buy
00:02:11 00:02:16 on a regular basis for example a facial
00:02:14 00:02:18 razor any kind of skin care products
00:02:16 00:02:20 candles even something like coffee would
00:02:18 00:02:22 be a subscription-based product so
00:02:20 00:02:23 there's so many subscription-based
00:02:22 00:02:25 products out there you just have to pick
00:02:23 00:02:27 something you think has a lot of demand
00:02:25 00:02:28 and for anyone wanting to learn my exact
00:02:27 00:02:30 strategy to build dropshipping
00:02:28 00:02:32 businesses just like this one I do have
00:02:30 00:02:34 a Drop Shipping mentorship that you can
00:02:32 00:02:36 join which I'll leave a link for in the
00:02:34 00:02:38 description of this video but anyways
00:02:36 00:02:40 moving on now the next important step is
00:02:38 00:02:42 how you actually find a winning product
00:02:40 00:02:44 so honestly you can use pretty much any
00:02:42 00:02:46 software like Niche scraper Two Fine
00:02:44 00:02:48 winning products and that's what I do
00:02:46 00:02:50 all the time but I honestly believe the
00:02:48 00:02:52 best way to find winning products is
00:02:50 00:02:53 just by using tiktok and there's two
00:02:52 00:02:55 ways I use tiktok to find winning
00:02:53 00:02:57 products so the first thing I do is go
00:02:55 00:02:59 on The tiktok creative Center and I
00:02:57 00:03:01 just scroll down here and where it says
00:02:59 00:03:03 top forming ads I'll just click on view
00:03:01 00:03:05 more and now it's going to show you a
00:03:03 00:03:06 bunch of viral ads running on tiktok
00:03:05 00:03:08 this could be just drop shipping
00:03:06 00:03:10 products or any product and I've
00:03:08 00:03:11 honestly found multiple winning products
00:03:10 00:03:13 looking here and you can even add
00:03:11 00:03:15 filters depending on what you're looking
00:03:13 00:03:17 for but honestly I do think you will
00:03:15 00:03:18 find a bunch of good products here now
00:03:17 00:03:20 another way you can find winning
00:03:18 00:03:22 products using tiktok is just log
00:03:20 00:03:24 into your tiktok account and search
00:03:22 00:03:26 up tiktok made me buy it then go
00:03:24 00:03:27 ahead and filter the results to last
00:03:26 00:03:29 three months and now you're actually
00:03:27 00:03:31 going to see a bunch of relevant videos
00:03:29 00:03:33 with winning products and yes sure it
00:03:31 00:03:34 may take you a few days to find some
00:03:33 00:03:36 good products that you actually want to
00:03:34 00:03:38 sell but you do have to be patient now
00:03:36 00:03:40 moving on once you actually find a good
00:03:38 00:03:42 product the next step is to find a good
00:03:40 00:03:44 supplier this is extremely important if
00:03:42 00:03:46 you're using AliExpress you're probably
00:03:44 00:03:48 going to get 30 to 60 days shipping time
00:03:46 00:03:50 which is not ideal so you definitely
00:03:48 00:03:51 want to avoid AliExpress but instead you
00:03:50 00:03:54 can use something like spocket or
00:03:51 00:03:55 Central I use both these suppliers and
00:03:54 00:03:57 they're great and I'll leave a link for
00:03:55 00:03:58 spocket and send drop in the description
00:03:57 00:04:00 of this video if you want to check them
00:03:58 00:04:02 out okay moving on now now the next
00:04:00 00:04:04 important thing is actually building
00:04:02 00:04:05 your Shopify store and I'll have a link
00:04:04 00:04:07 to shopify's free trial in the
00:04:05 00:04:09 description of this video if you did
00:04:07 00:04:11 want to check out Shopify or build your
00:04:09 00:04:12 own store but anyways the store is so
00:04:11 00:04:14 important because it actually has to
00:04:12 00:04:16 look like a real brand I always like to
00:04:14 00:04:18 go with the clean simple look and it
00:04:16 00:04:20 usually takes me about a week to build
00:04:18 00:04:22 my store and for all my Shopify store I
00:04:20 00:04:24 always do use a few apps to boost my
00:04:22 00:04:27 revenue and for this store in partikular
00:04:24 00:04:28 an app I use that I believe is essential
00:04:27 00:04:31 if you want to build a one million
00:04:28 00:04:33 dollar business is tax card and I've
00:04:31 00:04:35 used this app to recover abandoned cards
00:04:33 00:04:37 with SMS so for example let's say a
00:04:35 00:04:38 customer reaches checkout at my store
00:04:37 00:04:40 but they never actually end up
00:04:38 00:04:43 purchasing the product well then what I
00:04:40 00:04:45 can do is use SMS marketing which means
00:04:43 00:04:47 sending them automated text messages to
00:04:45 00:04:49 hopefully get them to come back to my
00:04:47 00:04:51 store and actually purchase the product
00:04:49 00:04:53 but anyways I do actually want to show
00:04:51 00:04:55 you how I use the Shopify app text card
00:04:53 00:04:56 to boost my Revenue okay so the first
00:04:55 00:04:58 thing you have to do is go to the
00:04:56 00:05:00 Shopify App Store and search for text
00:04:58 00:05:02 card and then once you see it here you
00:05:00 00:05:04 just have to add the app to your store
00:05:02 00:05:06 so once you're in the app you do have to
00:05:04 00:05:08 go through these steps so here I always
00:05:06 00:05:10 select the 20 discount because what this
00:05:08 00:05:12 does is it will tax those customers who
00:05:10 00:05:14 didn't end up purchasing and will give
00:05:12 00:05:17 them a custom code to use to get the 20
00:05:14 00:05:18 off their entire order so then they're
00:05:17 00:05:21 likely to come back to your store and
00:05:18 00:05:22 actually end up purchasing okay so now I
00:05:21 00:05:25 do want to show you another way I use
00:05:22 00:05:27 this app to boost my Revenue by up to 10
00:05:25 00:05:29 so aside from abandoned car recovery
00:05:27 00:05:31 here in this section where it says
00:05:29 00:05:33 campaigns you can actually send a text
00:05:31 00:05:35 message to all your subscribers and
00:05:33 00:05:36 advertise whatever you want so if you're
00:05:35 00:05:38 having a huge sale on your store you can
00:05:36 00:05:40 go ahead and let them know so honestly
00:05:38 00:05:42 it's just another way you can advertise
00:05:40 00:05:44 your store and if you do plan to
00:05:42 00:05:45 actually scale and build a long-term
00:05:44 00:05:47 brand that will hit over a million
00:05:45 00:05:48 dollars in sales you definitely should
00:05:47 00:05:50 be using an app like this since you
00:05:48 00:05:52 don't want to miss out on any sales and
00:05:50 00:05:54 I'll have a link to text car in the
00:05:52 00:05:56 description of this video if you want to
00:05:54 00:05:57 add it to your Shopify store and if you
00:05:56 00:05:59 are looking for a full Shopify store
00:05:57 00:06:01 tutorial I do have a video on my channel
00:05:59 00:06:03 channel that you can check out but
00:06:01 00:06:04 anyways moving on now let's say you have
00:06:03 00:06:06 your Shopify store Built Well now the
00:06:04 00:06:08 next step is to actually advertise your
00:06:06 00:06:10 store and for this store that I've been
00:06:08 00:06:12 running for two years I literally never
00:06:10 00:06:13 ran ads except for in August and
00:06:12 00:06:15 September so it's literally just been
00:06:13 00:06:17 two months since I've started running
00:06:15 00:06:19 ads but before that I never really felt
00:06:17 00:06:22 the need to run ads I was literally just
00:06:19 00:06:24 promoting my products for free on tik
00:06:22 00:06:26 tok Instagram and Pinterest and I do
00:06:24 00:06:28 want to share my strategy and what
00:06:26 00:06:30 helped me scale to 1 million dollars so
00:06:28 00:06:32 pretty much what I did was order my
00:06:30 00:06:34 products then I created tons of viral
00:06:32 00:06:36 videos with the products and I used a
00:06:34 00:06:39 lot of apps to help me out like canva
00:06:36 00:06:41 and iMovie and every single day I was
00:06:39 00:06:43 posting at least two pieces of viral
00:06:41 00:06:46 content on all my social media accounts
00:06:43 00:06:47 so tiktok Instagram and Pinterest and
00:06:46 00:06:49 I've always been very consistent till
00:06:47 00:06:51 this day I'm still posting at least two
00:06:49 00:06:53 videos on each account and if you're not
00:06:51 00:06:55 sure what videos to make honestly just
00:06:53 00:06:57 go on tiktok and search for your
00:06:55 00:06:58 product then what I recommend you do is
00:06:57 00:07:00 look at the most viral videos of your
00:06:58 00:07:02 product and just read make those videos
00:07:00 00:07:04 and post them to your account so pretty
00:07:02 00:07:06 much you just want to spy on your
00:07:04 00:07:07 competitors see what videos work well
00:07:06 00:07:09 for them and just remake them because
00:07:07 00:07:11 you already know if a video went viral
00:07:09 00:07:13 on another account it's also likely to
00:07:11 00:07:15 go viral on your account and honestly if
00:07:13 00:07:17 you don't enjoy filming videos of your
00:07:15 00:07:19 product you can always just find a
00:07:17 00:07:21 business partner or hire someone from
00:07:19 00:07:23 Fiverr or upwork to actually make the
00:07:21 00:07:25 videos for you there's a ton of people
00:07:23 00:07:27 on Fiverr and upwork that create video
00:07:25 00:07:29 ads all you have to do is send them your
00:07:27 00:07:31 products and they'll make the videos for
00:07:29 00:07:32 you but honestly in the beginning it's a
00:07:31 00:07:33 lot better if you actually do it
00:07:32 00:07:35 yourself because you can test out what
00:07:33 00:07:37 works and what doesn't and honestly for
00:07:35 00:07:40 my store the first two months as I said
00:07:37 00:07:42 before I made no money but literally all
00:07:40 00:07:44 it took was just one viral tiktok
00:07:42 00:07:46 video and my whole account blew up and I
00:07:44 00:07:48 started getting sales really quickly now
00:07:46 00:07:50 as for running ads I literally just
00:07:48 00:07:52 started recently in August before then I
00:07:50 00:07:54 never actually ran any ads and the
00:07:52 00:07:56 reason for this is because I was making
00:07:54 00:07:57 a lot of money already just by posting
00:07:56 00:08:00 for free so I really didn't feel the
00:07:57 00:08:01 need to run ads so I highly when you
00:08:00 00:08:03 first start off by promoting your
00:08:01 00:08:05 product for free then eventually once
00:08:03 00:08:06 you've hit maybe at least five thousand
00:08:05 00:08:08 dollars in sales then you can actually
00:08:06 00:08:10 consider running ads but again you don't
00:08:08 00:08:12 have to and personally for me I've
00:08:10 00:08:14 written ads on tiktok Pinterest and
00:08:12 00:08:17 Facebook but out of all three I found
00:08:14 00:08:18 that Facebook ads are the most effective
00:08:17 00:08:21 and so for the store I've literally just
00:08:18 00:08:22 tested Facebook ads and so far it's been
00:08:21 00:08:24 pretty good as you can see my Revenue
00:08:22 00:08:26 has gone up quite a bit since August and
00:08:24 00:08:28 if you are interested to learn more
00:08:26 00:08:29 about my strategy with this I do have a
00:08:28 00:08:31 dropshipping mentorship which I'll leave
00:08:29 00:08:33 a link for in the description of this
00:08:31 00:08:35 video but anyways moving on now another
00:08:33 00:08:37 way you can actually advertise your
00:08:35 00:08:38 store is with influencer marketing so
00:08:37 00:08:41 you can actually work directly with
00:08:38 00:08:42 influencers and have them advertise your
00:08:41 00:08:44 products currently for this store I'm
00:08:42 00:08:46 working with over six different
00:08:44 00:08:48 influencers so I've given each
00:08:46 00:08:49 influencer an affiliate link to my store
00:08:48 00:08:51 and you can actually create affiliate
00:08:49 00:08:53 links for your store using this Shopify
00:08:51 00:08:55 app so anytime a customer purchases
00:08:53 00:08:57 through their link they're gonna get a
00:08:55 00:08:59 30 commission and if you're wondering
00:08:57 00:09:01 what type of influencer you should be
00:08:59 00:09:02 working with here is an example of one
00:09:01 00:09:04 so someone who's not really promoting
00:09:02 00:09:06 anything yet and their Niche would
00:09:04 00:09:08 relate to your products I've honestly
00:09:06 00:09:09 had to email hundreds of influencers to
00:09:08 00:09:11 actually find a few that want to work
00:09:09 00:09:13 with me so you definitely have to be
00:09:11 00:09:14 patient with this and the email I send
00:09:13 00:09:16 is something like this and I just kind
00:09:14 00:09:18 of copy and paste this and send it to
00:09:16 00:09:19 Every influencer Now moving on another
00:09:18 00:09:21 important thing I want to mention that
00:09:19 00:09:23 actually helped me make over forty
00:09:21 00:09:25 thousand dollars in sales is using
00:09:23 00:09:27 post-purchase upsells and for anyone who
00:09:25 00:09:29 doesn't know post purchase upsells are
00:09:27 00:09:31 basically like offering a customer a
00:09:29 00:09:33 product to purchase after they just made
00:09:31 00:09:34 a purchase from your store and if you do
00:09:33 00:09:36 want to add post purchase upsells to
00:09:34 00:09:38 your store you can use the Shopify app
00:09:36 00:09:41 after sell which is what I'm currently
00:09:38 00:09:43 using for my store but anyways moving on
00:09:41 00:09:45 now I do think it's very important that
00:09:43 00:09:47 you think long term and set a goal for
00:09:45 00:09:48 yourself that way you stay motivated it
00:09:47 00:09:50 honestly took me months to get my very
00:09:48 00:09:52 first sale when I first started Drop
00:09:50 00:09:53 Shipping but I was patient and
00:09:52 00:09:55 consistent and eventually I got it to
00:09:53 00:09:57 work but anyways that's all for this
00:09:55 00:09:58 brief Drop Shipping tutorial I hope it
00:09:57 00:10:02 helped you out and I'll see you in my
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