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How I Make $100k/Month On Shopify WITHOUT Dropshipping

Published on: November 27 2022 by Jordan Welch

How I Make $100k/Month On Shopify WITHOUT Dropshipping

How I Make $100k/Month On Shopify WITHOUT Dropshipping

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00:00:00 00:00:03 let's get real for a second drop
00:00:02 00:00:05 shipping is
00:00:03 00:00:06 not the most sustainable way to grow on
00:00:05 00:00:10 shopify in 2021
00:00:06 00:00:12 oh man now don't get me wrong it is an
00:00:10 00:00:14 amazing way to get started but it is
00:00:12 00:00:16 extremely hard to scale for the long
00:00:14 00:00:18 term and just to be clear i've made well
00:00:16 00:00:20 over seven figures with drop shipping
00:00:18 00:00:22 but it's just not how i run my business
00:00:20 00:00:24 anymore so in this video i'll show you
00:00:22 00:00:26 exactly how i'm making over a hundred
00:00:24 00:00:28 thousand dollars a month on shopify
00:00:26 00:00:30 without drop shipping if you're new here
00:00:28 00:00:32 my name is jordan and i'm currently
00:00:30 00:00:34 documenting the entire process
00:00:32 00:00:35 of growing my ecommerce brand with as
00:00:34 00:00:37 much
00:00:35 00:00:38 transparency as possible so if you're
00:00:37 00:00:39 interested in starting your own online
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00:00:43 00:00:46 all right now let's get started firstly
00:00:44 00:00:47 i want to tok about some of the pros
00:00:46 00:00:48 and cons of drop shipping i think the
00:00:47 00:00:50 major cons with the drop shipping
00:00:48 00:00:52 business model are pretty clear
00:00:50 00:00:54 terrible customer experience due to slow
00:00:52 00:00:55 shipping times and a lack of quality
00:00:54 00:00:57 control
00:00:55 00:00:59 you typically have a poor customer
00:00:57 00:01:00 experience which ends up with a bunch of
00:00:59 00:01:03 bad reviews and upset customers
00:01:00 00:01:05 which kills your long-term potential for
00:01:03 00:01:06 this reason alone this business model is
00:01:05 00:01:07 much less sustainable than the one i'm
00:01:06 00:01:09 going to share with you today
00:01:07 00:01:11 and another major con is that it is
00:01:09 00:01:13 extremely low hanging fruit
00:01:11 00:01:15 for anybody with a decent skill set to
00:01:13 00:01:16 come and just steal your product like
00:01:15 00:01:19 that now drop shipping is not
00:01:16 00:01:20 all bad there are some benefits to it i
00:01:19 00:01:21 think for a beginner with next to no
00:01:20 00:01:22 money
00:01:21 00:01:24 it's a pretty good way to learn the
00:01:22 00:01:26 basic skill sets
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00:01:28 00:01:32 bunch of money on ordering inventory so
00:01:30 00:01:33 i'm not against drop shipping all the
00:01:32 00:01:35 way but it's just not how i run my
00:01:33 00:01:37 business anymore so how am i currently
00:01:35 00:01:39 running my shopify business well
00:01:37 00:01:40 it's surprisingly simple but it's so
00:01:39 00:01:42 much more effective
00:01:40 00:01:44 basically i'm running a branded shopify
00:01:42 00:01:47 store this is a store that focuses on
00:01:44 00:01:47 selling one main product or a variety of
00:01:47 00:01:50 products
00:01:47 00:01:52 that are directly related this store has
00:01:50 00:01:53 a premium look and feel similar to the
00:01:52 00:01:55 biggest companies out there
00:01:53 00:01:57 and as opposed to drop shipping i
00:01:55 00:01:59 actually hold inventory for this product
00:01:57 00:02:00 and ship it with private shipping lines
00:01:59 00:02:02 now as a beginner
00:02:00 00:02:04 this might sound a little overwhelming
00:02:02 00:02:06 to get to this level but i promise you
00:02:04 00:02:08 it's possible and it's so worth it so
00:02:06 00:02:10 now i'm going to share my three steps
00:02:08 00:02:12 for going from this traditional drop
00:02:10 00:02:14 shipping model to building a brand and
00:02:12 00:02:15 making money without drop shipping so
00:02:14 00:02:17 the first step
00:02:15 00:02:19 is to find a winning product now
00:02:17 00:02:20 honestly you could just pick a product
00:02:19 00:02:22 and go directly
00:02:20 00:02:24 to ordering inventory and fulfilling it
00:02:22 00:02:26 in-house but i don't think that this is
00:02:24 00:02:27 the most effective way
00:02:26 00:02:28 because if you can't get the ads for
00:02:27 00:02:30 that product to work you're going to be
00:02:28 00:02:32 stuck with inventory and you're going to
00:02:30 00:02:33 lose way more money than you need to so
00:02:32 00:02:35 i would totally advise
00:02:33 00:02:37 finding your first winning product with
00:02:35 00:02:39 drop shipping there's a specific type of
00:02:37 00:02:41 store that i recommend
00:02:39 00:02:42 testing products on that has the highest
00:02:41 00:02:45 conversion rate
00:02:42 00:02:47 and is exactly what i use to test and
00:02:45 00:02:49 find the winner i'm selling today
00:02:47 00:02:51 and i've gone ahead and created a sample
00:02:49 00:02:53 of exactly what this story looks like
00:02:51 00:02:54 so you guys can get some inspiration so
00:02:53 00:02:57 let's take a look this is
00:02:54 00:02:59 a sample store that looks identikal to
00:02:57 00:02:59 the one that i found my winning product
00:02:59 00:03:02 on
00:02:59 00:03:04 i would classify this store as a broad
00:03:02 00:03:06 niche store in the plant and gardening
00:03:04 00:03:06 niche what a store like this allows you
00:03:06 00:03:09 to do
00:03:06 00:03:11 is freely test products just like you
00:03:09 00:03:14 would be able to on a general store
00:03:11 00:03:16 but with a premium and trustworthy feel
00:03:14 00:03:16 that you would have on a legitimate
00:03:16 00:03:18 brand
00:03:16 00:03:20 a store like this is not too difficult
00:03:18 00:03:22 to set up i'm using the
00:03:20 00:03:24 impulse theme for this store and it took
00:03:22 00:03:26 me a couple hours to put it together
00:03:24 00:03:28 if you want to see a step-by-step guide
00:03:26 00:03:30 on how i built this store
00:03:28 00:03:32 i've included a full tutorial inside of
00:03:30 00:03:34 my ecom toolkit viral vault which you
00:03:32 00:03:36 can check out in the link down below
00:03:34 00:03:37 so step number one build out a nice
00:03:36 00:03:40 professional broad
00:03:37 00:03:42 niche store test products with facebook
00:03:40 00:03:44 ads and once you find that winner it's
00:03:42 00:03:45 time for step two and taking things to
00:03:44 00:03:48 the next level so step two
00:03:45 00:03:49 is stop dropshipping from aliexpress and
00:03:48 00:03:52 improve your fulfillment
00:03:49 00:03:54 this step alone takes your brand to a
00:03:52 00:03:56 much higher level now your customers are
00:03:54 00:03:57 happier you feel better about your
00:03:56 00:03:59 business and you're going to be making
00:03:57 00:04:01 so much more money in the long term
00:03:59 00:04:01 because of it to get away from drop
00:04:01 00:04:03 shipping is
00:04:01 00:04:05 quite simple and i'm gonna break down
00:04:03 00:04:07 exactly how to do it right now
00:04:05 00:04:09 so without a doubt the best website for
00:04:07 00:04:11 sourcing your products when trying to
00:04:09 00:04:13 stop drop shipping
00:04:11 00:04:15 is alibaba alibaba allows you to connect
00:04:13 00:04:16 directly to the manufacturers of the
00:04:15 00:04:18 product so you don't have to pay the
00:04:16 00:04:20 extra middleman prices that you would be
00:04:18 00:04:21 paying on aliexpress
00:04:20 00:04:23 this also means that you're going to be
00:04:21 00:04:24 getting the best possible pricing for
00:04:23 00:04:26 your product
00:04:24 00:04:28 and be able to order your products in
00:04:26 00:04:30 bulk so as you can see on this store i'm
00:04:28 00:04:31 selling a variety of plant and garden
00:04:30 00:04:33 based
00:04:31 00:04:35 products and if we do a quick search on
00:04:33 00:04:36 alibaba you're gonna see a lot of the
00:04:35 00:04:38 same products
00:04:36 00:04:40 for so much cheaper than you would find
00:04:38 00:04:42 on aliexpress for example
00:04:40 00:04:43 to fulfill this product on aliexpress
00:04:42 00:04:46 it's going to cost us around
00:04:43 00:04:47 15 but once we validate the product that
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00:04:47 00:04:50 we can actually find that same product
00:04:49 00:04:53 on alibaba
00:04:50 00:04:54 for only two dollars and 50 cents a unit
00:04:53 00:04:56 and if we do an
00:04:54 00:04:58 order for over a thousand pieces which
00:04:56 00:05:00 is totally fine as long as the product
00:04:58 00:05:00 is working we can actually customize the
00:05:00 00:05:03 product
00:05:00 00:05:05 and directly put our logo on it and if
00:05:03 00:05:07 we do at least 500 pieces
00:05:05 00:05:09 we can put our own logo on the box these
00:05:07 00:05:10 three things alone are going to elevate
00:05:09 00:05:11 your store to the
00:05:10 00:05:13 next level you're going to be making
00:05:11 00:05:14 more money per sale you're going to have
00:05:13 00:05:16 your product branded
00:05:14 00:05:18 and a better unboxing experience for
00:05:16 00:05:19 your customers if you guys are looking
00:05:18 00:05:20 for some incredible products that are
00:05:19 00:05:22 super
00:05:20 00:05:24 untapped make sure to tap into the march
00:05:22 00:05:27 expo that alibaba is hosting
00:05:24 00:05:28 this is where they unveil a lot of the
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00:05:31 00:05:34 trade show
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00:05:34 00:05:37 first people to look at these products
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00:05:37 00:05:40 and as you can see they're going to be
00:05:38 00:05:42 showing you the new product arrivals
00:05:40 00:05:43 they're top ranking products in all
00:05:42 00:05:45 categories
00:05:43 00:05:47 and they're even going to show you their
00:05:45 00:05:48 personal recommendations for products
00:05:47 00:05:50 that are going to take off this year so
00:05:48 00:05:50 i'm going to put the link for this down
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00:05:50 00:05:53 make sure you guys take a look at this
00:05:52 00:05:55 because you're going to be able to find
00:05:53 00:05:56 some incredible products there so once
00:05:55 00:05:58 you've searched around and found the
00:05:56 00:05:59 best supplier for your product on
00:05:58 00:06:01 alibaba
00:05:59 00:06:02 it's time to start working with an agent
00:06:01 00:06:03 an agent is somebody that can reach out
00:06:02 00:06:06 directly
00:06:03 00:06:07 to that manufacturer negotiate a better
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00:06:08 00:06:12 process for your store
00:06:10 00:06:14 there are a ton of people that offer
00:06:12 00:06:17 this service the company that i use
00:06:14 00:06:19 is called ecom ops i'm not sponsored by
00:06:17 00:06:20 them i literally use them in my store
00:06:19 00:06:22 and they do a tremendous job
00:06:20 00:06:23 i'm pretty sure they're booked up with
00:06:22 00:06:25 clients but like i said there are a ton
00:06:23 00:06:26 of options for agents
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00:06:26 00:06:29 them down below in the description so to
00:06:28 00:06:31 get away from drop shipping it's really
00:06:29 00:06:33 not that difficult the hardest part is
00:06:31 00:06:34 actually testing and finding that
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00:06:36 00:06:39 get away from drop shipping
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00:06:39 00:06:43 once you get past that stage it's all
00:06:41 00:06:44 about just growing your business further
00:06:43 00:06:46 these are really the things that i'm
00:06:44 00:06:48 focusing on right now in my brand
00:06:46 00:06:50 trying to take this to a multi-seven
00:06:48 00:06:52 figure a year level i'm primarily
00:06:50 00:06:54 focusing on building out my team
00:06:52 00:06:56 further you know hiring more customer
00:06:54 00:06:58 service people hiring people to manage
00:06:56 00:07:00 my social media page hiring people to
00:06:58 00:07:02 create content more people to run my ads
00:07:00 00:07:05 i want to build a squad of motivated
00:07:02 00:07:05 people so that we can really create an
00:07:05 00:07:07 asset
00:07:05 00:07:09 i focus heavily on improving my store so
00:07:07 00:07:11 i'm constantly testing different things
00:07:09 00:07:11 i even paid a couple thousand dollars to
00:07:11 00:07:14 have
00:07:11 00:07:16 a design firm come in and redesign my
00:07:14 00:07:17 whole website i'm trying to create as
00:07:16 00:07:19 much content as i can so
00:07:17 00:07:21 i'm constantly filming videos for my
00:07:19 00:07:22 product having my friends take photos
00:07:21 00:07:24 with my products
00:07:22 00:07:26 and just trying to stack up as many
00:07:24 00:07:28 photos and videos as possible as a brand
00:07:26 00:07:30 this is one of the most important things
00:07:28 00:07:32 and it really elevates you to the next
00:07:30 00:07:32 level and ultimately just focusing on
00:07:32 00:07:35 improving
00:07:32 00:07:37 one percent every single day so that's
00:07:35 00:07:38 pretty much exactly how i'm making over
00:07:37 00:07:40 a hundred thousand dollars a month
00:07:38 00:07:42 without drop shipping so i hope this
00:07:40 00:07:43 title wasn't too much of click bait
00:07:42 00:07:45 because yes
00:07:43 00:07:46 i did use drop shipping to get to this
00:07:45 00:07:48 level but
00:07:46 00:07:50 the second that you have the opportunity
00:07:48 00:07:53 to stop drop shipping you need to do it
00:07:50 00:07:55 immediately because it is the only way
00:07:53 00:07:56 to run your business for the long term
00:07:55 00:07:57 so thank you guys so much for watching
00:07:56 00:07:59 this video
00:07:57 00:08:00 the links to everything i mentioned are
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00:08:00 00:08:04 description i try my best to answer
00:08:02 00:08:05 every comment down below as well so if
00:08:04 00:08:06 you have questions about anything i said
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00:08:06 00:08:10 feel free to let me know so that's all
00:08:08 00:08:12 for now thank you so much for watching
00:08:10 00:08:14 make sure to drop a like and subscribe
00:08:12 00:08:15 for new videos every single friday and i
00:08:14 00:08:18 hope you have an
00:08:15 00:08:20 amazing weekend i'll see you guys in the
00:08:18 00:08:23 next video
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