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I Tried Making Money With A Pre-Built Shopify Store (Scam?)

Published on: November 27 2022 by Jordan Welch

I Tried Making Money With A Pre-Built Shopify Store (Scam?)

I Tried Making Money With A Pre-Built Shopify Store (Scam?)

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00:00:00 00:00:04 every single day i get ads for pre-built
00:00:03 00:00:07 shopify stores
00:00:04 00:00:08 and the pitch is always the same for
00:00:07 00:00:10 just 17
00:00:08 00:00:12 they'll give you a store that is
00:00:10 00:00:14 instantly ready to make money now as
00:00:12 00:00:15 someone who makes a living from
00:00:14 00:00:18 e-commerce i've always thought it
00:00:15 00:00:20 sounded a little bit too good to be true
00:00:18 00:00:21 so today i'm going to be buying one of
00:00:20 00:00:23 these stores
00:00:21 00:00:24 launching some facebook ads and seeing
00:00:23 00:00:26 if we can make some money with it
00:00:24 00:00:28 all to answer one question are pre-built
00:00:26 00:00:30 shopify stores worth your money
00:00:28 00:00:31 let's find out if you're new here my
00:00:30 00:00:33 name is jordan and i'm currently
00:00:31 00:00:35 documenting the entire journey of
00:00:33 00:00:37 growing my ecommerce brand so if you're
00:00:35 00:00:37 interested in starting your own online
00:00:37 00:00:39 store
00:00:37 00:00:41 make sure to subscribe for new videos
00:00:39 00:00:43 every single friday so i'm gonna go wait
00:00:41 00:00:45 until i get an ad from one of these guys
00:00:43 00:00:46 and then we're gonna buy our store a few
00:00:45 00:00:48 moments later
00:00:46 00:00:50 all right i was just listening to some
00:00:48 00:00:52 music on youtube and i finally got the
00:00:50 00:00:54 ad that i was looking for for my boy
00:00:52 00:00:56 mikey cass he's giving away eight of
00:00:54 00:00:57 these pre-built shopify stores so i want
00:00:56 00:00:59 to get it
00:00:57 00:01:01 before it's too late quick shout out to
00:00:59 00:01:02 mikey as well i i've known this kid for
00:01:01 00:01:04 a while so no hate
00:01:02 00:01:06 in this video or anything like that the
00:01:04 00:01:09 store is actually only 17
00:01:06 00:01:11 and it comes with 32 products 180
00:01:09 00:01:12 paid theme honestly it looks like a
00:01:11 00:01:14 pretty good deal to me i'm about to put
00:01:12 00:01:15 in my credit card information
00:01:14 00:01:18 and i'll let you guys know what happens
00:01:15 00:01:21 after we got them
00:01:18 00:01:22 let's go my store is purchased so i'll
00:01:21 00:01:24 let you guys know when my store is
00:01:22 00:01:24 finished and we'll take a look at what
00:01:24 00:01:28 we got
00:01:24 00:01:30 yes sir i just got the notification that
00:01:28 00:01:32 my pre-built store is ready to go
00:01:30 00:01:33 so i got my laptop loaded up here and
00:01:32 00:01:35 we're gonna go ahead and take a look
00:01:33 00:01:37 also i gotta say the story came pretty
00:01:35 00:01:39 quickly it took less than 12 hours to
00:01:37 00:01:41 get delivered to me so
00:01:39 00:01:42 i'm curious to see what we're gonna get
00:01:41 00:01:43 so to keep this challenge as authentik
00:01:42 00:01:45 as possible
00:01:43 00:01:47 i think it's only right that we try to
00:01:45 00:01:49 pick one product from the store and
00:01:47 00:01:51 launch it on facebook ads
00:01:49 00:01:53 i mean after all this is the exact
00:01:51 00:01:54 template and products that generated him
00:01:53 00:01:57 over a hundred thousand dollars
00:01:54 00:01:57 a month so it's gotta work a little bit
00:01:57 00:01:59 right
00:01:57 00:02:01 all right the pre-built store is ready
00:01:59 00:02:04 to go i got my email
00:02:01 00:02:06 the store is called shop dash reload may
00:02:04 00:02:08 not entirely sure what that means but i
00:02:06 00:02:09 hope that the story looks good
00:02:08 00:02:11 basically i just have to go through and
00:02:09 00:02:11 create a staff account real quick so let
00:02:11 00:02:14 me set that up
00:02:11 00:02:16 just accepted the invite i have no idea
00:02:14 00:02:18 what to expect i didn't add
00:02:16 00:02:19 any specifications i'm just getting what
00:02:18 00:02:21 he delivered
00:02:19 00:02:23 so i'm excited let's get a quick
00:02:21 00:02:25 drumroll real quick before we look at
00:02:23 00:02:28 this store
00:02:25 00:02:30 let's see what we've got okay okay
00:02:28 00:02:32 it's not not that bad actually it's a
00:02:30 00:02:34 general store we have a couple different
00:02:32 00:02:37 categories we got a bunch of products
00:02:34 00:02:38 already uploaded it's quite random in
00:02:37 00:02:41 the sense of how it's
00:02:38 00:02:42 laid out there's no real branding the
00:02:41 00:02:45 categories are very much
00:02:42 00:02:47 scattered around but in terms of a blank
00:02:45 00:02:48 template it's it's not a bad starting
00:02:47 00:02:51 point so honestly for
00:02:48 00:02:53 17 bucks it's not half bad and it has a
00:02:51 00:02:55 bunch of products preloaded into there
00:02:53 00:02:56 let's see if there's any apps added for
00:02:55 00:02:58 us so yeah we have a few apps
00:02:56 00:03:01 ready to go i mean hey if you're just
00:02:58 00:03:01 starting out this is not a bad point to
00:03:01 00:03:03 begin at
00:03:01 00:03:05 my biggest complaint with this store and
00:03:03 00:03:07 my biggest fear
00:03:05 00:03:08 about making money with it is the fact
00:03:07 00:03:11 that it is
00:03:08 00:03:13 so broad it's super general and
00:03:11 00:03:14 it's gonna be really hard to get a good
00:03:13 00:03:16 conversion rate on a store like this
00:03:14 00:03:18 the only way to really make a lot of
00:03:16 00:03:21 money with a general store
00:03:18 00:03:22 like this is to have a banger product to
00:03:21 00:03:24 be honest with you so far
00:03:22 00:03:26 none of these products stand out to me
00:03:24 00:03:28 but i'm gonna do a quick scan
00:03:26 00:03:29 and try to find at least one product
00:03:28 00:03:31 that i think is worth promoting
00:03:29 00:03:32 to try to make money with this store
00:03:31 00:03:35 after looking through
00:03:32 00:03:36 every product uploaded on this store i
00:03:35 00:03:37 don't really see that much potential
00:03:36 00:03:39 with any of them
00:03:37 00:03:40 to be fair if you bought a store like
00:03:39 00:03:41 this you could just upload your own
00:03:40 00:03:43 products
00:03:41 00:03:45 and use the design template that they
00:03:43 00:03:47 provided but i think the whole point of
00:03:45 00:03:48 selling a pre-built store
00:03:47 00:03:50 especially to a beginner who's never
00:03:48 00:03:52 made money with shopify
00:03:50 00:03:53 is that it's all ready to go ready to
00:03:52 00:03:55 run ads
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00:03:55 00:03:58 products i like the led safety flares
00:03:57 00:04:00 the best
00:03:58 00:04:02 i think this product is easy to market
00:04:00 00:04:04 it's already proven to sell online
00:04:02 00:04:06 and the product page that they made is
00:04:04 00:04:08 not half bad and to keep the challenge
00:04:06 00:04:10 legit i'm not even going to make a
00:04:08 00:04:12 single change to this product page
00:04:10 00:04:14 as much as i want to change the images
00:04:12 00:04:16 add some reviews
00:04:14 00:04:17 get rid of this i want to test this
00:04:16 00:04:20 store 100
00:04:17 00:04:22 as is to see if we can generate some
00:04:20 00:04:24 sales with it to launch this product i'm
00:04:22 00:04:26 going to need a video ad for facebook
00:04:24 00:04:28 i'm going to take some time tonight
00:04:26 00:04:30 i'm going to cook up a fire ad and then
00:04:28 00:04:32 tomorrow i'm gonna launch this
00:04:30 00:04:34 product live with you then we're gonna
00:04:32 00:04:34 look at the results and see if we made
00:04:34 00:04:38 any money
00:04:34 00:04:38 with this store see you tomorrow
00:04:39 00:04:44 i just finished cooking up this video ad
00:04:42 00:04:45 and i think it came out pretty decent
00:04:44 00:04:47 now this only took me about 30 minutes
00:04:45 00:04:49 to do so this is not some steven
00:04:47 00:04:57 spielberg level content
00:04:49 00:04:57 but let's take a look at it
00:04:58 00:05:02 so after that i just show that it's used
00:05:00 00:05:03 by law enforcement to add some trust to
00:05:02 00:05:05 the product
00:05:03 00:05:07 i show the features and the benefits of
00:05:05 00:05:09 this specific version of the product and
00:05:07 00:05:11 then i just give a call to action saying
00:05:09 00:05:12 get yours to keep you and your family
00:05:11 00:05:14 safe
00:05:12 00:05:16 this exact video layout is the same one
00:05:14 00:05:17 that has generated me millions in sales
00:05:16 00:05:19 on my e-commerce journey
00:05:17 00:05:21 so if you're looking to advertise a
00:05:19 00:05:22 product this is exactly how i would do
00:05:21 00:05:24 it now i'm gonna take this ad
00:05:22 00:05:26 and launch a hundred dollar a day
00:05:24 00:05:28 facebook testing campaign
00:05:26 00:05:29 and i'll jump back on once that is all
00:05:28 00:05:31 set up
00:05:31 00:05:35 i just finished launching the ads for
00:05:33 00:05:38 this product so let's take a look
00:05:35 00:05:38 so i just did a simple 100 a day testing
00:05:38 00:05:41 campaign
00:05:38 00:05:43 i chose some really broad interest with
00:05:41 00:05:45 the big four countries this is just a
00:05:43 00:05:47 good way to gauge if people are somewhat
00:05:45 00:05:49 interested in a product and validate its
00:05:47 00:05:51 potential then for the ad
00:05:49 00:05:53 i simply took the video i created i came
00:05:51 00:05:55 up with an attention grabbing copy and
00:05:53 00:05:56 then i just threw the link to the store
00:05:55 00:05:58 in the ad so these ads are sitting in
00:05:56 00:06:00 review right now across our fingers that
00:05:58 00:06:06 it gets approved and i'll update you
00:06:00 00:06:09 once we get some results
00:06:06 00:06:10 poison is the wind that blows from the
00:06:09 00:06:12 north and south
00:06:10 00:06:14 and east it's officially been a full day
00:06:12 00:06:14 of running ads and i have some results
00:06:14 00:06:17 to share
00:06:14 00:06:20 in total i spent about 92 dollars to
00:06:17 00:06:22 make back a whopping amount of
00:06:20 00:06:24 zero dollars unfortunately we couldn't
00:06:22 00:06:26 get any sales with the pre-built store
00:06:24 00:06:28 let's look at this situation and see
00:06:26 00:06:30 what went wrong if we look at the stats
00:06:28 00:06:32 of the video and how it's performing
00:06:30 00:06:33 you'll actually see that this thing's
00:06:32 00:06:37 kind of busting
00:06:33 00:06:39 busting i mean it has a two percent ctr
00:06:37 00:06:41 which on a product test is above average
00:06:39 00:06:43 and shows that people
00:06:41 00:06:45 are interested in this product in total
00:06:43 00:06:47 we had 104 people visit the website
00:06:45 00:06:49 and only four of those people added to
00:06:47 00:06:51 cart so what this shows me very clearly
00:06:49 00:06:53 is this people want to buy the product
00:06:51 00:06:55 but they're losing trust when they make
00:06:53 00:06:57 it to the website the video ads sold
00:06:55 00:06:58 them on the product but by the time they
00:06:57 00:07:00 made it to the website
00:06:58 00:07:02 something fell off and they lost
00:07:00 00:07:02 interest and this was my number one
00:07:02 00:07:04 concern
00:07:02 00:07:06 in the first place so i think at this
00:07:04 00:07:07 point just so i don't go broke i'm gonna
00:07:06 00:07:09 go ahead and shut off the ads
00:07:07 00:07:10 and on that note i think we can call it
00:07:09 00:07:12 a wrap on this challenge
00:07:10 00:07:14 to answer the question that we started
00:07:12 00:07:16 this video with i don't really think a
00:07:14 00:07:17 pre-built store is worth it what i
00:07:16 00:07:19 recommend
00:07:17 00:07:21 is learning the skills to design and
00:07:19 00:07:22 make a beautiful website on your own
00:07:21 00:07:24 not only is this going to allow you to
00:07:22 00:07:25 create a unique website that nobody else
00:07:24 00:07:27 has
00:07:25 00:07:29 but it truly unlocks a door for you to
00:07:27 00:07:30 have a career with e-commerce
00:07:29 00:07:32 it's no different than somebody trying
00:07:30 00:07:33 to sell you a fitness or diet plan
00:07:32 00:07:34 that's going to get you ripped
00:07:33 00:07:36 sure it might feel like it's helping you
00:07:34 00:07:37 a little bit but the only thing that's
00:07:36 00:07:39 really going to get you those results is
00:07:37 00:07:39 showing up in the gym and putting the
00:07:39 00:07:42 work in
00:07:39 00:07:43 every day and shopify is no different
00:07:42 00:07:45 hope you guys enjoyed this video
00:07:43 00:07:47 if you did give me a thumbs up and drop
00:07:45 00:07:49 a comment down below if y'all are
00:07:47 00:07:50 rocking with pre-built stores or not
00:07:49 00:07:52 i mean hey maybe one of you guys bought
00:07:50 00:07:54 a store and made some racks with it
00:07:52 00:07:55 and if that's the case please let me
00:07:54 00:07:56 know please prove me wrong that's all
00:07:55 00:07:58 for today
00:07:56 00:08:00 stay tuned for another video coming next
00:07:58 00:08:13 friday i hope you have a great weekend
00:08:00 00:08:13 and i'll tok to you soon