Becoming a successful Shopify Dropshipper is enticing for so many people out there.
I get it. I’ve been there.
It’s intoxicating to think the formula to fuck you money and lambos is to simply….
Find a winning product from aliexpress (or wherever)
Throw it up on a shopify store
And runs some ads to it
But deep down we all know it’s REALLY NOT that simple.
So, eventually you decide to learn more about it and take it somewhat seriously.
One video tells you the problem is your product. So you try product after product thinking that’s the issue.
One video tells you the problem is your website. So you spend more money on apps they recommend and hours tweaking the layout of your landing page (in hopes that the issue was simply your conversion rate).
One video tells you the problem is your ad creatives. So you spend days trying to record and edit them yourself…..or even hundreds of dollars purchasing ads from a company that specializes in that.
And eventually…after enough videos, time spent, and money spent….you come to the realization that….It’s not as easy as most people make it out to be.
And that’s why I want to cover why most of you should Forget Shopify and Dropship elsewhere instead.
I’m not saying you can’t be successful running ads to a shopify store. You certainly can.
But for most people, without a multi-thousand dollar budget (you’re willing to lose) in order to test products……you’re better off going in SOO MANY other directions.
See, if you’re running ads on popular ad platforms like tiktok, facebook, or google….in order to buy traffic to your product listings.
It’s EXTREMELY difficult to stay profitable CONSISTENTLY.
And while the reward for finding a profitable product and ad campaign that drives sales successfully is certainly high….that reward can be short lived since often other competitors can flood into the market and drive your ad costs up (once they realize it’s working for you).
Not to mention it can cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars to realistically test a product (and even find out if it’s profitable enough in the first place).
That means you can waste thousands of dollars JUST testing products…with no promise of ever finding a winner.
And most of these shopify videos would have you believe you only need budgets of $50……or even as little as $10 a day….. in order to test products.
Then you can just shut off the campaign if it’s not working and just move on to test the next product. But the truth is that’s NEVER going to be enough overall data to make an informed decision about whether a product and campaign is a long term winner or not.
And you deep down….we all know this. But the SMALL chance it “COULD” work….often overrides our logic.
I’ve learned through experience the last thing you want to do when starting a business is get on the hamster wheel of constantly burning money.
Starting a successful business is hard enough, but trying to out earn your mistakes when you’re starting will make it next to impossible.
Instead, you should look for opportunities where there’s lots of potential upside, but hardly any downside risk.
And that’s why I don’t recommend shopify dropshipping to beginners….or most people honestly.
I personally recommend dropshipping on retail websites INSTEAD.
Dropshipping on sites like Facebook Marketplace, Amazon, eBay, Etsy, and others like them…..is literally THE BEST online business you can start right now.
It has all the upside of a dropshipping business…
You don’t need a warehouse to store inventory
You don’t need to spend any money on products before selling them
You don’t need to fulfill or ship orders yourself
You don’t need much money to start
And you have location freedom b/c you can work from anywhere in the world
BUT, it has none of the downside risk of spending hundreds or thousand of dollars on ads….to find out if products are even viable.
The reason is there’s ALREADY customers on these websites….ALREADY looking for products.
That means you only need spend time listing products in order to make sales and the ONLY risk is your effort. NOT losing lots of money.
Plus, there’s even software out there that will list to these websites with a click of a button so you’re really NOT wasting much time at all.
If you'd like to watch the complete video explanation of this, check it out below.