A hundred dollars in today's world. The possibilities are endless. You could turn it into some games, some shoes or a concert ticket, but have you ever thought about turning it into a cash machine that prints you money all year round? Well, that's what millions of people are apparently doing with Shopify drop shipping, which is putting them on the path of becoming millionaires. 

This new disruptive method of business allows them to send product straight from the manufacturer to the customer without ever touching the product everything's done through the internet. But is it as easy as it seems the day we're going to find out in this episode of the secret world of online millionaires, hi guys, it's Mark. In order to get to the truth, we need to talk to someone that's actually started from scratch. And he's now making thousands of dollars every week. And I couldn't think of anyone better than Sarah. 

Who's only 19 years old. She already owns her own house and she is well on track to become a millionaire. Plus her second name's finance. Couldn't be better, right? It's almost like she chose it. If you enjoy this type of video, then let me know by smashing that thumbs up button, then I'll make more videos on this subject in the future. Hey Sarah. Hey Mark. How are you? I'm great. Thanks. So I'm on a bit of a mission to find out whether a hundred dollars is enough to start drop shipping. So you up for me to ask you a few questions to see whether we can come to a conclusion on that. Yes. A hundred percent. I'm glad to answer. I know. 

When I first heard about drop shipping, I just thought it was like a side hustle. Like when I used to sell fish, when I was younger, just to get a little bit of extra money on the side, do you see it like this for most people, would you think they could turn it into a full-time thing? So I also think this can be a full-time thing, but in the beginning, for sure you want to start off as a side hustle because you do need to have another income stream. 

When I first started out, I wasn't actually making any money at all now, currently it really depends. It ranges. So there's months where I could make anywhere from 30,000 in profits, anywhere from 40,000 in profits. But currently I'd say it's around a little over a hundred thousand in revenue, but that is only about $30,000 a month in profit. Okay. No, it's really great to hear you talking about profits and not just overall sales. So to hit these kinds of numbers, did you have to buy any courses with these guys leaning in on the old Lamborghini and flashing? So in the beginning I didn't really do any courses. And then one time I did come upon someone that I thought I could trust. 

So I did take his course and I'll be honest with you. That was probably one of the worst courses I ever took. It wasn't really helpful. And I did learn a lot more from YouTube. I think people are drawn to these courses because they want a little bit support and the failure rate for drop ship in is so high. What do you think now? So I think the problem with this is a lot of people go into dropshipping, not fully understanding that it's actually a real business. 

That's going to take a lot of time and effort. So I would say you need to go into it with a mindset of it's a long-term thing. So I'm not trying to make money in the beginning. I know this is going to be a lot of work. And so it's going to take me some time. 

Successful overnight. Are they generally my saying is it takes two or three years of hard work to be an overnight success? What sort of experience do you need? Because we've with my products, I had to get a lot of experience to learn the, uh, build my brands up. Is it a similar thing or is it a quicker thing, do you think? So I think it can be done quickly because you can find most of the information online. So the main thing would be, you know, building your store on Shopify and then learning how to actually advertise your products. 

If you really put in the work, you can probably do it in less than a month. It seems so easy to get started. And there's loads of people doing it. Is it too late to actually start? So people are always going to say, drop shipping is dead. And usually the people who say that are the ones who tried it and weren't successful, but I'll be honest. E-commerce is a growing industry. 

It's only going to get bigger. And so I see, I actually completely disagree with people saying that it doesn't work now. I think it works now more than it used to work before, because everyone's on the internet. So definitely you can still make it work. You just have to be patient. Skills, pay the bills. So what sort of skill set do you have that helps to make you as successful as you are? So I would say the number one thing honestly, is to be tech savvy, which a lot of people in our generation are. That's the first thing. 

The second thing I'd say is obviously you need to know a little bit of marketing, but that's actually something you can learn very, fairly quickly. If you just want to basically learn how to run Facebook ads, I'd say that's the most important aspect of the business. Okay. One of the biggest issues is reaching your customer base. I know when I started, I used to have to advertise in the phone book. It was called the yellow pages. 

I don't know if you have even heard of that now, to be honest with you. Um, but how do you reach your customer base nowadays? So I would say honestly, so you can do Facebook ads for sure. Right? But the problem with Facebook ads is it's a little bit pricey. So if you want to go the free route, I highly recommend Tech-Talk. So what I would do personally with ticked off and what I actually do today is of course have your products with you, but you want to kind of make it as if you own the product. 

So you're packaging them yourself. So kind of having those kinds of packaging supplies, I would just try to basically show videos of you, packaging products saying this, this, this product is for this customer, those types of videos do really well on take talk. Well, I'm a big fan of Tictail cause you probably know, and I'll go on there and I play all sorts of different characters. My favorite one has to be Janice. 

So seeing as you're so successful, what are your top tips for finding that ultimate product? Honestly, when you find that product, usually it depends, right? Cause there's days where I can actually just find a winning product while I'm just browsing and it just happens to me. So luckily, but there's times where I also take over a month to actually find that one product and my personal technique for finding a product honestly, is if I do see a little bit of competition, I know that the product is in demand, but it's really just kind of putting a twist on it and kind of rebranding it. So advertising it in a different way. If that makes sense. 

You know, obviously the products you'll buy and you're buying the men. You're not necessarily manufacturing them. So, um, those same products might be available on Amazon. Why would they buy them from a drop-shipper over and above, say Amazon, for example, which are going to go well, we're going to deliver it nice and fast to you on prime. 

So definitely withdrawals should be what you need to do with the product specifically is you want to sell product. That looks very unique, a product that maybe that person just came on and they've never seen it before. And so when they first see it, their instinct is just to buy it from your store because they don't think that they're going to go be able to get it off Amazon. So that would be the main thing. 

And also very much having that branded look on your store because that makes you look more legit. My POS videos, I interviewed a young guy called Jack and he runs an Amazon FBA business. Now he actually has to buy his stock, ship it to Amazon who then sell it for him. So he thinks that's the best business model out there. Do you want to try it? In my personal opinion, I might be biased, but I do think Shopify is a lot better Shopify drop shipping for sure.

 And the reason for this is because with Amazon, you have a lot less control and it's a little bit more of, you're not really able to market your products, right? So it's, it kinda, it is a business of course, but it doesn't have a lot of the business aspects. So if you're actually trying to create a real long-term brand, which is obviously everyone's goal at the end of the day, that I feel like starting a Shopify Josh's business from the start definitely is a lot better. And you're going to learn. Yeah, because I've always felt in retail. Once you get that first sale to the customer, you've probably not made any money really because you spent all that money trying to attract them once you've got that customer, of course, you've got all their details and you can talk at them again. 

I say target, it sounds terrible, doesn't it? But you can obviously put lots of special offers in front of them. And I know with Amazon FBA, you're just giving them all that data and let's face it, Amazon. That's all they're after. Isn't it just give us the data. That's what we. Exactly. Yeah. Like with drop shipping, right? You can basically do email marketing so you can basically target your customers again. 

You can also target them on Facebook. And so you have that connection, but Amazon, you don't have that. What is your average shipping time? Because I know I bought some presents for Christmas, for my family and two of them didn't turn up. 

I was unaware where they were coming from. So there's me Christmas day egg on my face because I haven't got them a present. They're thinking he hasn't got anything for us. Fortunately it did arrive. But how, how, uh, how many days would be your average shipping time from your supplier to your customer? So for me it takes about 10 to 15 days maximum. 

I know before it used to be 30 days, but with 30 days you are going to run into a lot of issues. And so I would say the maximum, you want to keep it at is 15 days. 

What happens when it all goes wrong? I mean, you can have a product that doesn't live up to expectations, shall we say? Or you can have someone saying I didn't get it. So how how'd you handle those situations? So there is going to be a lot of issues with drop shipping. It basically is just problem solving the whole time. 

And so when you have things go wrong, usually just feel like, okay, like, I think I'm just going to quit. I'm not going to do this anymore, but the best way to handle these types of situation and you have to make sure you have good customer service. 

And so having a virtual assistant is really, really beneficial. No, I had my first product. It was really, really difficult to gauge the market. So when you got your first product, were you successful with that straight away? So my first product, I actually sold bracelets. And I'll be honest with you. Selling bracelets probably was a big mistake because that's a product that you can find everywhere. Right? And when I, as a beginner, that's kind of like your first instinct to assess something you're comfortable with, but that definitely did not work out for me. So I would say a product that really sells well as something that's actually going to solve some kind of problem because there's going to be people already searching for that product. 

And so if you can just get it in front of their face, that's basically a product that will end up doing really well for you. I mean, army retail, nice walk in shop. 

I've had Sep-hora. I'm always surprised by what can be the biggest seller. Um, I mean this year, for example, we have millennium Falcons in Lego could not get enough of her, but I think it's something to do the Manorial being out. So what's the product that surprised you the most that you've been selling or have sold in the past. So at one point, actually one of my first successful stores, I start to sell basically like pet products. So I started off by selling like dog water bottles and also this little like bag that carries a dog on your shoulder. And so I was really surprised to see that the dog water bottle is actually what sold the most because basically it's a product where you can actually take it with you anywhere. 

So if you're going to walk with your dog, basically just kind of put it out and your dog can just take a sip of the water really conveniently. And I was actually really surprised at that product sold so well, even though it was very saturated. So it was definitely surprising for me. Sometimes you just never really know. It really depends on the customers. So here's what everything's been built into. If you had everything, everything that is taken away from you, would you better start again with, let's say a hundred dollars. 

I definitely think I could make it work. And so I would say what you can do to make it work, take advantage of free marketing. So for example, take talk. So you can just use that free traffic to get sales. So usually I'd say the biggest expense is marketing. 

So as long as you can kind of replace that with take talk, then you can definitely make it work with the a hundred dollars. But as a beginner, I know it would be a little bit harder. I think we'll kind of say a complete revolution in the business world. When these young drop shippers decided to start their own brands and apply their online skills to building huge multi-million dollar businesses. Finally seeing the world is going to know what's hit here. 

If you'd like to see how I would start a drop shipping store with my 30 years of traditional business knowledge, then make sure to smash that thumbs up button to let me know, Oh, I'm going to leave the next day I ride out here, but don't click on it just yet. Don't forget to subscribe and ring that bell. If you want to build your wealth and never miss out on future videos. Okay, I'll see you over there.A hundred dollars in today's world. The possibilities are endless. You could turn it into some games, some shoes or a concert ticket, but have you ever thought about turning it into a cash machine that prints you money all year round? Well, that's what millions of people are apparently doing with Shopify drop shipping, which is putting them on the path of becoming millionaires. This new disruptive method of business allows them to send product straight from the manufacturer to the customer without ever touching the product everything's done through the internet. But is it as easy as it seems the day we're going to find out in this episode of the secret world of online millionaires, hi guys, it's Mark. In order to get to the truth, we need to talk to someone that's actually started from scratch. And he's now making thousands of dollars every week. And I couldn't think of anyone better than Sarah. Who's only 19 years old. She already owns her own house and she is well on track to become a millionaire. Plus her second name's finance. Couldn't be better, right? It's almost like she chose it. If you enjoy this type of video, then let me know by smashing that thumbs up button, then I'll make more videos on this subject in the future. Hey Sarah. Hey Mark. How are you? I'm great. Thanks. So I'm on a bit of a mission to find out whether a hundred dollars is enough to start drop shipping. So you up for me to ask you a few questions to see whether we can come to a conclusion on that. Yes. A hundred percent. I'm glad to answer. I know. When I first heard about drop shipping, I just thought it was like a side hustle. Like when I used to sell fish, when I was younger, just to get a little bit of extra money on the side, do you see it like this for most people, would you think they could turn it into a full-time thing? So I also think this can be a full-time thing, but in the beginning, for sure you want to start off as a side hustle because you do need to have another income stream. When I first started out, I wasn't actually making any money at all now, currently it really depends. It ranges. So there's months where I could make anywhere from 30,000 in profits, anywhere from 40,000 in profits. But currently I'd say it's around a little over a hundred thousand in revenue, but that is only about $30,000 a month in profit. Okay. No, it's really great to hear you talking about profits and not just overall sales. So to hit these kinds of numbers, did you have to buy any courses with these guys leaning in on the old Lamborghinis and flashing? So in the beginning I didn't really do any courses. And then one time I did come upon someone that I thought I could trust. So I did take his course and I'll be honest with you. That was probably one of the worst courses I ever took. It wasn't really helpful. And I did learn a lot more from YouTube. I think people are drawn to these courses because they want a little bit support and the failure rate for drop ship in is so high. What do you think now? So I think the problem with this is a lot of people go into dropshipping, not fully understanding that it's actually a real business. That's going to take a lot of time and effort. So I would say you need to go into it with a mindset of it's a long-term thing. So I'm not trying to make money in the beginning. I know this is going to be a lot of work. And so it's going to take me some time. Successful overnight. Are they generally my saying is it takes two or three years of hard work to be an overnight success? What sort of experience do you need? Because we've with my products, I had to get a lot of experience to learn the, uh, build my brands up. Is it a similar thing or is it a quicker thing, do you think? So I think it can be done quickly because you can find most of the information online. So the main thing would be, you know, building your store on Shopify and then learning how to actually advertise your products. If you really put in the work, you can probably do it in less than a month. It seems so easy to get started. And there's loads of people doing it. Is it too late to actually start? So people are always going to say, drop shipping is dead. And usually the people who say that are the ones who tried it and weren't successful, but I'll be honest. E-commerce is a growing industry. It's only going to get bigger. And so I see, I actually completely disagree with people saying that it doesn't work now. I think it works now more than it used to work before, because everyone's on the internet. So definitely you can still make it work. You just have to be patient. Skills, pay the bills. So what sort of skill set do you have that helps to make you as successful as you are? So I would say the number one thing honestly, is to be tech savvy, which a lot of people in our generation are. That's the first thing. The second thing I'd say is obviously you need to know a little bit of marketing, but that's actually something you can learn very, fairly quickly. If you just want to basically learn how to run Facebook ads, I'd say that's the most important aspect of the business. Okay. One of the biggest issues is reaching your customer base. I know when I started, I used to have to advertise in the phone book. It was called the yellow pages. I don't know if you have even heard of that now, to be honest with you. Um, but how do you reach your customer base nowadays? So I would say honestly, so you can do Facebook ads for sure. Right? But the problem with Facebook ads is it's a little bit pricey. So if you want to go the free route, I highly recommend Tech-Talk. So what I would do personally with ticked off and what I actually do today is of course have your products with you, but you want to kind of make it as if you own the product. So you're packaging them yourself. So kind of having those kinds of packaging supplies, I would just try to basically show videos of you, packaging products saying this, this, this product is for this customer, those types of videos do really well on take talk. Well, I'm a big fan of Tictail cause you probably know, and I'll go on there and I play all sorts of different characters. My favorite one has to be Janice. So seeing as you're so successful, what are your top tips for finding that ultimate product? Honestly, when you find that product, usually it depends, right? Cause there's days where I can actually just find a winning product while I'm just browsing and it just happens to me. So luckily, but there's times where I also take over a month to actually find that one product and my personal technique for finding a product honestly, is if I do see a little bit of competition, I know that the product is in demand, but it's really just kind of putting a twist on it and kind of rebranding it. So advertising it in a different way. If that makes sense. You know, obviously the products you'll buy and you're buying the men. You're not necessarily manufacturing them. So, um, those same products might be available on Amazon. Why would they buy them from a drop-shipper over and above, say Amazon, for example, which are going to go well, we're going to deliver it nice and fast to you on prime. So definitely withdrawals should be what you need to do with the product specifically is you want to sell product. That looks very unique, a product that maybe that person just came on and they've never seen it before. And so when they first see it, their instinct is just to buy it from your store because they don't think that they're going to go be able to get it off Amazon. So that would be the main thing. And also very much having that branded look on your store because that makes you look more legit. My POS videos, I interviewed a young guy called Jack and he runs an Amazon FBA business. Now he actually has to buy his stock, ship it to Amazon who then sell it for him. So he thinks that's the best business model out there. Do you want to try it? In my personal opinion, I might be biased, but I do think Shopify is a lot better Shopify dropshipping for sure. And the reason for this is because with Amazon, you have a lot less control and it's a little bit more of, you're not really able to market your products, right? So it's, it kinda, it is a business of course, but it doesn't have a lot of the business aspects. So if you're actually trying to create a real long-term brand, which is obviously everyone's goal at the end of the day, that I feel like starting a Shopify Josh's business from the start definitely is a lot better. And you're going to learn. Yeah, because I've always felt in retail. Once you get that first sale to the customer, you've probably not made any money really because you spent all that money trying to attract them once you've got that customer, of course, you've got all their details and you can talk at them again. I say target, it sounds terrible, doesn't it? But you can obviously put lots of special offers in front of them. And I know with Amazon FBA, you're just giving them all that data and let's face it, Amazon. That's all they're after. Isn't it just give us the data. That's what we. Exactly. Yeah. Like with drop shipping, right? You can basically do email marketing so you can basically target your customers again. You can also target them on Facebook. And so you have that connection, but Amazon, you don't have that. What is your average shipping time? Because I know I bought some presents for Christmas, for my family and two of them didn't turn up. I was unaware where they were coming from. So there's me Christmas day egg on my face because I haven't got them a present. They're thinking he hasn't got anything for us. Fortunately it did arrive. But how, how, uh, how many days would be your average shipping time from your supplier to your customer? So for me it takes about 10 to 15 days maximum. I know before it used to be 30 days, but with 30 days you are going to run into a lot of issues. And so I would say the maximum, you want to keep it at is 15 days. What happens when it all goes wrong? I mean, you can have a product that doesn't live up to expectations, shall we say? Or you can have someone saying I didn't get it. So how how'd you handle those situations? So there is going to be a lot of issues with drop shipping. It basically is just problem solving the whole time. And so when you have things go wrong, usually just feel like, okay, like, I think I'm just going to quit. I'm not going to do this anymore, but the best way to handle these types of situation and you have to make sure you have good customer service. And so having a virtual assistant is really, really beneficial. No, I had my first product. It was really, really difficult to gauge the market. So when you got your first product, were you successful with that straight away? So my first product, I actually sold bracelets. And I'll be honest with you. Selling bracelets probably was a big mistake because that's a product that you can find everywhere. Right? And when I, as a beginner, that's kind of like your first instinct to assess something you're comfortable with, but that definitely did not work out for me. So I would say a product that really sells well as something that's actually going to solve some kind of problem because there's going to be people already searching for that product. And so if you can just get it in front of their face, that's basically a product that will end up doing really well for you. I mean, army retail, nice walk in shop. I've had Sephora. I'm always surprised by what can be the biggest seller. Um, I mean this year, for example, we have millennium Falcons in Lego could not get enough of her, but I think it's something to do the Mandalorian being out. So what's the product that surprised you the most that you've been selling or have sold in the past. So at one point, actually one of my first successful stores, I start to sell basically like pet products. So I started off by selling like dog water bottles and also this little like bag that carries a dog on your shoulder. And so I was really surprised to see that the dog water bottle is actually what sold the most because basically it's a product where you can actually take it with you anywhere. So if you're going to walk with your dog, basically just kind of put it out and your dog can just take a sip of the water really conveniently. And I was actually really surprised at that product sold so well, even though it was very saturated. So it was definitely surprising for me. Sometimes you just never really know. It really depends on the customers. So here's what everything's been built into. If you had everything, everything that is taken away from you, would you better start again with, let's say a hundred dollars. I definitely think I could make it work. And so I would say what you can do to make it work, take advantage of free marketing. So for example, take talk. So you can just use that free traffic to get sales. So usually I'd say the biggest expense is marketing. So as long as you can kind of replace that with take talk, then you can definitely make it work with the a hundred dollars. But as a beginner, I know it would be a little bit harder. I think we'll kind of say a complete revolution in the business world. When these young dropshippers decided to start their own brands and apply their online skills to building huge multi-million dollar businesses. Finally seeing the world is going to know what's hit here. If you'd like to see how I would start a drop shipping store with my 30 years of traditional business knowledge, then make sure to smash that thumbs up button to let me know, Oh, I'm going to leave the next day I ride out here, but don't click on it just yet. Don't forget to subscribe and ring that bell. If you want to build your wealth and never miss out on future videos. Okay, I'll see you over there.A hundred dollars in today's world. The possibilities are endless. You could turn it into some games, some shoes or a concert ticket, but have you ever thought about turning it into a cash machine that prints you money all year round? Well, that's what millions of people are apparently doing with Shopify drop shipping, which is putting them on the path of becoming millionaires. This new disruptive method of business allows them to send product straight from the manufacturer to the customer without ever touching the product everything's done through the internet. But is it as easy as it seems the day we're going to find out in this episode of the secret world of online millionaires, hi guys, it's Mark. In order to get to the truth, we need to talk to someone that's actually started from scratch. And he's now making thousands of dollars every week. And I couldn't think of anyone better than Sarah. Who's only 19 years old. She already owns her own house and she is well on track to become a millionaire. Plus her second name's finance. Couldn't be better, right? It's almost like she chose it. If you enjoy this type of video, then let me know by smashing that thumbs up button, then I'll make more videos on this subject in the future. Hey Sarah. Hey Mark. How are you? I'm great. Thanks. So I'm on a bit of a mission to find out whether a hundred dollars is enough to start drop shipping. So you up for me to ask you a few questions to see whether we can come to a conclusion on that. Yes. A hundred percent. I'm glad to answer. I know. When I first heard about drop shipping, I just thought it was like a side hustle. Like when I used to sell fish, when I was younger, just to get a little bit of extra money on the side, do you see it like this for most people, would you think they could turn it into a full-time thing? So I also think this can be a full-time thing, but in the beginning, for sure you want to start off as a side hustle because you do need to have another income stream. When I first started out, I wasn't actually making any money at all now, currently it really depends. It ranges. So there's months where I could make anywhere from 30,000 in profits, anywhere from 40,000 in profits. But currently I'd say it's around a little over a hundred thousand in revenue, but that is only about $30,000 a month in profit. Okay. No, it's really great to hear you talking about profits and not just overall sales. So to hit these kinds of numbers, did you have to buy any courses with these guys leaning in on the old Lamborghinis and flashing? So in the beginning I didn't really do any courses. And then one time I did come upon someone that I thought I could trust. So I did take his course and I'll be honest with you. That was probably one of the worst courses I ever took. It wasn't really helpful. And I did learn a lot more from YouTube. I think people are drawn to these courses because they want a little bit support and the failure rate for drop ship in is so high. What do you think now? So I think the problem with this is a lot of people go into dropshipping, not fully understanding that it's actually a real business. That's going to take a lot of time and effort. So I would say you need to go into it with a mindset of it's a long-term thing. So I'm not trying to make money in the beginning. I know this is going to be a lot of work. And so it's going to take me some time. Successful overnight. Are they generally my saying is it takes two or three years of hard work to be an overnight success? What sort of experience do you need? Because we've with my products, I had to get a lot of experience to learn the, uh, build my brands up. Is it a similar thing or is it a quicker thing, do you think? So I think it can be done quickly because you can find most of the information online. So the main thing would be, you know, building your store on Shopify and then learning how to actually advertise your products. If you really put in the work, you can probably do it in less than a month. It seems so easy to get started. And there's loads of people doing it. Is it too late to actually start? So people are always going to say, drop shipping is dead. And usually the people who say that are the ones who tried it and weren't successful, but I'll be honest. E-commerce is a growing industry. It's only going to get bigger. And so I see, I actually completely disagree with people saying that it doesn't work now. I think it works now more than it used to work before, because everyone's on the internet. So definitely you can still make it work. You just have to be patient. Skills, pay the bills. So what sort of skill set do you have that helps to make you as successful as you are? So I would say the number one thing honestly, is to be tech savvy, which a lot of people in our generation are. That's the first thing. The second thing I'd say is obviously you need to know a little bit of marketing, but that's actually something you can learn very, fairly quickly. If you just want to basically learn how to run Facebook ads, I'd say that's the most important aspect of the business. Okay. One of the biggest issues is reaching your customer base. I know when I started, I used to have to advertise in the phone book. It was called the yellow pages. I don't know if you have even heard of that now, to be honest with you. Um, but how do you reach your customer base nowadays? So I would say honestly, so you can do Facebook ads for sure. Right? But the problem with Facebook ads is it's a little bit pricey. So if you want to go the free route, I highly recommend Tech-Talk. So what I would do personally with ticked off and what I actually do today is of course have your products with you, but you want to kind of make it as if you own the product. So you're packaging them yourself. So kind of having those kinds of packaging supplies, I would just try to basically show videos of you, packaging products saying this, this, this product is for this customer, those types of videos do really well on take talk. Well, I'm a big fan of Tictail cause you probably know, and I'll go on there and I play all sorts of different characters. My favorite one has to be Janice. So seeing as you're so successful, what are your top tips for finding that ultimate product? Honestly, when you find that product, usually it depends, right? Cause there's days where I can actually just find a winning product while I'm just browsing and it just happens to me. So luckily, but there's times where I also take over a month to actually find that one product and my personal technique for finding a product honestly, is if I do see a little bit of competition, I know that the product is in demand, but it's really just kind of putting a twist on it and kind of rebranding it. So advertising it in a different way. If that makes sense. You know, obviously the products you'll buy and you're buying the men. You're not necessarily manufacturing them. So, um, those same products might be available on Amazon. Why would they buy them from a drop-shipper over and above, say Amazon, for example, which are going to go well, we're going to deliver it nice and fast to you on prime. So definitely withdrawals should be what you need to do with the product specifically is you want to sell product. That looks very unique, a product that maybe that person just came on and they've never seen it before. And so when they first see it, their instinct is just to buy it from your store because they don't think that they're going to go be able to get it off Amazon. So that would be the main thing. And also very much having that branded look on your store because that makes you look more legit. My POS videos, I interviewed a young guy called Jack and he runs an Amazon FBA business. Now he actually has to buy his stock, ship it to Amazon who then sell it for him. So he thinks that's the best business model out there. Do you want to try it? In my personal opinion, I might be biased, but I do think Shopify is a lot better Shopify dropshipping for sure. And the reason for this is because with Amazon, you have a lot less control and it's a little bit more of, you're not really able to market your products, right? So it's, it kinda, it is a business of course, but it doesn't have a lot of the business aspects. So if you're actually trying to create a real long-term brand, which is obviously everyone's goal at the end of the day, that I feel like starting a Shopify Josh's business from the start definitely is a lot better. And you're going to learn. Yeah, because I've always felt in retail. Once you get that first sale to the customer, you've probably not made any money really because you spent all that money trying to attract them once you've got that customer, of course, you've got all their details and you can talk at them again. I say target, it sounds terrible, doesn't it? But you can obviously put lots of special offers in front of them. And I know with Amazon FBA, you're just giving them all that data and let's face it, Amazon. That's all they're after. Isn't it just give us the data. That's what we. Exactly. Yeah. Like with drop shipping, right? You can basically do email marketing so you can basically target your customers again. You can also target them on Facebook. And so you have that connection, but Amazon, you don't have that. What is your average shipping time? Because I know I bought some presents for Christmas, for my family and two of them didn't turn up. I was unaware where they were coming from. So there's me Christmas day egg on my face because I haven't got them a present. They're thinking he hasn't got anything for us. Fortunately it did arrive. But how, how, uh, how many days would be your average shipping time from your supplier to your customer? So for me it takes about 10 to 15 days maximum. I know before it used to be 30 days, but with 30 days you are going to run into a lot of issues. And so I would say the maximum, you want to keep it at is 15 days. What happens when it all goes wrong? I mean, you can have a product that doesn't live up to expectations, shall we say? Or you can have someone saying I didn't get it. So how how'd you handle those situations? So there is going to be a lot of issues with drop shipping. It basically is just problem solving the whole time. And so when you have things go wrong, usually just feel like, okay, like, I think I'm just going to quit. I'm not going to do this anymore, but the best way to handle these types of situation and you have to make sure you have good customer service. And so having a virtual assistant is really, really beneficial. No, I had my first product. It was really, really difficult to gauge the market. So when you got your first product, were you successful with that straight away? So my first product, I actually sold bracelets. And I'll be honest with you. Selling bracelets probably was a big mistake because that's a product that you can find everywhere. Right? And when I, as a beginner, that's kind of like your first instinct to assess something you're comfortable with, but that definitely did not work out for me. So I would say a product that really sells well as something that's actually going to solve some kind of problem because there's going to be people already searching for that product. And so if you can just get it in front of their face, that's basically a product that will end up doing really well for you. I mean, army retail, nice walk in shop. I've had Sephora. I'm always surprised by what can be the biggest seller. Um, I mean this year, for example, we have millennium Falcons in Lego could not get enough of her, but I think it's something to do the Mandalorian being out. So what's the product that surprised you the most that you've been selling or have sold in the past. So at one point, actually one of my first successful stores, I start to sell basically like pet products. So I started off by selling like dog water bottles and also this little like bag that carries a dog on your shoulder. And so I was really surprised to see that the dog water bottle is actually what sold the most because basically it's a product where you can actually take it with you anywhere. So if you're going to walk with your dog, basically just kind of put it out and your dog can just take a sip of the water really conveniently. And I was actually really surprised at that product sold so well, even though it was very saturated. So it was definitely surprising for me. Sometimes you just never really know. It really depends on the customers. So here's what everything's been built into. If you had everything, everything that is taken away from you, would you better start again with, let's say a hundred dollars. I definitely think I could make it work. And so I would say what you can do to make it work, take advantage of free marketing. So for example, take talk. So you can just use that free traffic to get sales. So usually I'd say the biggest expense is marketing. So as long as you can kind of replace that with take talk, then you can definitely make it work with the a hundred dollars. But as a beginner, I know it would be a little bit harder. I think we'll kind of say a complete revolution in the business world. When these young dropshippers decided to start their own brands and apply their online skills to building huge multi-million dollar businesses. Finally seeing the world is going to know what's hit here. If you'd like to see how I would start a drop shipping store with my 30 years of traditional business knowledge, then make sure to smash that thumbs up button to let me know, Oh, I'm going to leave the next day I ride out here, but don't click on it just yet. Don't forget to subscribe and ring that bell. If you want to build your wealth and never miss out on future videos. Okay, I'll see you over there.A hundred dollars in today's world. The possibilities are endless. You could turn it into some games, some shoes or a concert ticket, but have you ever thought about turning it into a cash machine that prints you money all year round? Well, that's what millions of people are apparently doing with Shopify drop shipping, which is putting them on the path of becoming millionaires. This new disruptive method of business allows them to send product straight from the manufacturer to the customer without ever touching the product everything's done through the internet. But is it as easy as it seems the day we're going to find out in this episode of the secret world of online millionaires, hi guys, it's Mark. In order to get to the truth, we need to talk to someone that's actually started from scratch. And he's now making thousands of dollars every week. And I couldn't think of anyone better than Sarah. Who's only 19 years old. She already owns her own house and she is well on track to become a millionaire. Plus her second name's finance. Couldn't be better, right? It's almost like she chose it. If you enjoy this type of video, then let me know by smashing that thumbs up button, then I'll make more videos on this subject in the future. Hey Sarah. Hey Mark. How are you? I'm great. Thanks. So I'm on a bit of a mission to find out whether a hundred dollars is enough to start drop shipping. So you up for me to ask you a few questions to see whether we can come to a conclusion on that. Yes. A hundred percent. I'm glad to answer. I know. When I first heard about drop shipping, I just thought it was like a side hustle. Like when I used to sell fish, when I was younger, just to get a little bit of extra money on the side, do you see it like this for most people, would you think they could turn it into a full-time thing? So I also think this can be a full-time thing, but in the beginning, for sure you want to start off as a side hustle because you do need to have another income stream. When I first started out, I wasn't actually making any money at all now, currently it really depends. It ranges. So there's months where I could make anywhere from 30,000 in profits, anywhere from 40,000 in profits. But currently I'd say it's around a little over a hundred thousand in revenue, but that is only about $30,000 a month in profit. Okay. No, it's really great to hear you talking about profits and not just overall sales. So to hit these kinds of numbers, did you have to buy any courses with these guys leaning in on the old Lamborghinis and flashing? So in the beginning I didn't really do any courses. And then one time I did come upon someone that I thought I could trust. So I did take his course and I'll be honest with you. That was probably one of the worst courses I ever took. It wasn't really helpful. And I did learn a lot more from YouTube. I think people are drawn to these courses because they want a little bit support and the failure rate for drop ship in is so high. What do you think now? So I think the problem with this is a lot of people go into dropshipping, not fully understanding that it's actually a real business. That's going to take a lot of time and effort. So I would say you need to go into it with a mindset of it's a long-term thing. So I'm not trying to make money in the beginning. I know this is going to be a lot of work. And so it's going to take me some time. Successful overnight. Are they generally my saying is it takes two or three years of hard work to be an overnight success? What sort of experience do you need? Because we've with my products, I had to get a lot of experience to learn the, uh, build my brands up. Is it a similar thing or is it a quicker thing, do you think? So I think it can be done quickly because you can find most of the information online. So the main thing would be, you know, building your store on Shopify and then learning how to actually advertise your products. If you really put in the work, you can probably do it in less than a month. It seems so easy to get started. And there's loads of people doing it. Is it too late to actually start? So people are always going to say, drop shipping is dead. And usually the people who say that are the ones who tried it and weren't successful, but I'll be honest. E-commerce is a growing industry. It's only going to get bigger. And so I see, I actually completely disagree with people saying that it doesn't work now. I think it works now more than it used to work before, because everyone's on the internet. So definitely you can still make it work. You just have to be patient. Skills, pay the bills. So what sort of skill set do you have that helps to make you as successful as you are? So I would say the number one thing honestly, is to be tech savvy, which a lot of people in our generation are. That's the first thing. The second thing I'd say is obviously you need to know a little bit of marketing, but that's actually something you can learn very, fairly quickly. If you just want to basically learn how to run Facebook ads, I'd say that's the most important aspect of the business. Okay. One of the biggest issues is reaching your customer base. I know when I started, I used to have to advertise in the phone book. It was called the yellow pages. I don't know if you have even heard of that now, to be honest with you. Um, but how do you reach your customer base nowadays? So I would say honestly, so you can do Facebook ads for sure. Right? But the problem with Facebook ads is it's a little bit pricey. So if you want to go the free route, I highly recommend Tech-Talk. So what I would do personally with ticked off and what I actually do today is of course have your products with you, but you want to kind of make it as if you own the product. So you're packaging them yourself. So kind of having those kinds of packaging supplies, I would just try to basically show videos of you, packaging products saying this, this, this product is for this customer, those types of videos do really well on take talk. Well, I'm a big fan of Tictail cause you probably know, and I'll go on there and I play all sorts of different characters. My favorite one has to be Janice. So seeing as you're so successful, what are your top tips for finding that ultimate product? Honestly, when you find that product, usually it depends, right? Cause there's days where I can actually just find a winning product while I'm just browsing and it just happens to me. So luckily, but there's times where I also take over a month to actually find that one product and my personal technique for finding a product honestly, is if I do see a little bit of competition, I know that the product is in demand, but it's really just kind of putting a twist on it and kind of rebranding it. So advertising it in a different way. If that makes sense. You know, obviously the products you'll buy and you're buying the men. You're not necessarily manufacturing them. So, um, those same products might be available on Amazon. Why would they buy them from a drop-shipper over and above, say Amazon, for example, which are going to go well, we're going to deliver it nice and fast to you on prime. So definitely withdrawals should be what you need to do with the product specifically is you want to sell product. That looks very unique, a product that maybe that person just came on and they've never seen it before. And so when they first see it, their instinct is just to buy it from your store because they don't think that they're going to go be able to get it off Amazon. So that would be the main thing. And also very much having that branded look on your store because that makes you look more legit. My POS videos, I interviewed a young guy called Jack and he runs an Amazon FBA business. Now he actually has to buy his stock, ship it to Amazon who then sell it for him. So he thinks that's the best business model out there. Do you want to try it? In my personal opinion, I might be biased, but I do think Shopify is a lot better Shopify dropshipping for sure. And the reason for this is because with Amazon, you have a lot less control and it's a little bit more of, you're not really able to market your products, right? So it's, it kinda, it is a business of course, but it doesn't have a lot of the business aspects. So if you're actually trying to create a real long-term brand, which is obviously everyone's goal at the end of the day, that I feel like starting a Shopify Josh's business from the start definitely is a lot better. And you're going to learn. Yeah, because I've always felt in retail. Once you get that first sale to the customer, you've probably not made any money really because you spent all that money trying to attract them once you've got that customer, of course, you've got all their details and you can talk at them again. I say target, it sounds terrible, doesn't it? But you can obviously put lots of special offers in front of them. And I know with Amazon FBA, you're just giving them all that data and let's face it, Amazon. That's all they're after. Isn't it just give us the data. That's what we. Exactly. Yeah. Like with drop shipping, right? You can basically do email marketing so you can basically target your customers again. You can also target them on Facebook. And so you have that connection, but Amazon, you don't have that. What is your average shipping time? Because I know I bought some presents for Christmas, for my family and two of them didn't turn up. I was unaware where they were coming from. So there's me Christmas day egg on my face because I haven't got them a present. They're thinking he hasn't got anything for us. Fortunately it did arrive. But how, how, uh, how many days would be your average shipping time from your supplier to your customer? So for me it takes about 10 to 15 days maximum. I know before it used to be 30 days, but with 30 days you are going to run into a lot of issues. And so I would say the maximum, you want to keep it at is 15 days. What happens when it all goes wrong? I mean, you can have a product that doesn't live up to expectations, shall we say? Or you can have someone saying I didn't get it. So how how'd you handle those situations? So there is going to be a lot of issues with drop shipping. It basically is just problem solving the whole time. And so when you have things go wrong, usually just feel like, okay, like, I think I'm just going to quit. I'm not going to do this anymore, but the best way to handle these types of situation and you have to make sure you have good customer service. And so having a virtual assistant is really, really beneficial. No, I had my first product. It was really, really difficult to gauge the market. So when you got your first product, were you successful with that straight away? So my first product, I actually sold bracelets. And I'll be honest with you. Selling bracelets probably was a big mistake because that's a product that you can find everywhere. Right? And when I, as a beginner, that's kind of like your first instinct to assess something you're comfortable with, but that definitely did not work out for me. So I would say a product that really sells well as something that's actually going to solve some kind of problem because there's going to be people already searching for that product. And so if you can just get it in front of their face, that's basically a product that will end up doing really well for you. I mean, army retail, nice walk in shop. I've had Sephora. I'm always surprised by what can be the biggest seller. Um, I mean this year, for example, we have millennium Falcons in Lego could not get enough of her, but I think it's something to do the Mandalorian being out. So what's the product that surprised you the most that you've been selling or have sold in the past. So at one point, actually one of my first successful stores, I start to sell basically like pet products. So I started off by selling like dog water bottles and also this little like bag that carries a dog on your shoulder. And so I was really surprised to see that the dog water bottle is actually what sold the most because basically it's a product where you can actually take it with you anywhere. So if you're going to walk with your dog, basically just kind of put it out and your dog can just take a sip of the water really conveniently. And I was actually really surprised at that product sold so well, even though it was very saturated. So it was definitely surprising for me. Sometimes you just never really know. It really depends on the customers. So here's what everything's been built into. If you had everything, everything that is taken away from you, would you better start again with, let's say a hundred dollars. I definitely think I could make it work. And so I would say what you can do to make it work, take advantage of free marketing. So for example, take talk. So you can just use that free traffic to get sales. So usually I'd say the biggest expense is marketing. So as long as you can kind of replace that with take talk, then you can definitely make it work with the a hundred dollars. But as a beginner, I know it would be a little bit harder. I think we'll kind of say a complete revolution in the business world. When these young dropshippers decided to start their own brands and apply their online skills to building huge multi-million dollar businesses. Finally seeing the world is going to know what's hit here. If you'd like to see how I would start a drop shipping store with my 30 years of traditional business knowledge, then make sure to smash that thumbs up button to let me know, Oh, I'm going to leave the next day I ride out here, but don't click on it just yet. Don't forget to subscribe and ring that bell. If you want to build your wealth and never miss out on future videos. Okay, I'll see you over there.A hundred dollars in today's world. The possibilities are endless. You could turn it into some games, some shoes or a concert ticket, but have you ever thought about turning it into a cash machine that prints you money all year round? Well, that's what millions of people are apparently doing with Shopify drop shipping, which is putting them on the path of becoming millionaires. This new disruptive method of business allows them to send product straight from the manufacturer to the customer without ever touching the product everything's done through the internet. But is it as easy as it seems the day we're going to find out in this episode of the secret world of online millionaires, hi guys, it's Mark. In order to get to the truth, we need to talk to someone that's actually started from scratch. And he's now making thousands of dollars every week. And I couldn't think of anyone better than Sarah. Who's only 19 years old. She already owns her own house and she is well on track to become a millionaire. Plus her second name's finance. Couldn't be better, right? It's almost like she chose it. If you enjoy this type of video, then let me know by smashing that thumbs up button, then I'll make more videos on this subject in the future. Hey Sarah. Hey Mark. How are you? I'm great. Thanks. So I'm on a bit of a mission to find out whether a hundred dollars is enough to start drop shipping. So you up for me to ask you a few questions to see whether we can come to a conclusion on that. Yes. A hundred percent. I'm glad to answer. I know. When I first heard about drop shipping, I just thought it was like a side hustle. Like when I used to sell fish, when I was younger, just to get a little bit of extra money on the side, do you see it like this for most people, would you think they could turn it into a full-time thing? So I also think this can be a full-time thing, but in the beginning, for sure you want to start off as a side hustle because you do need to have another income stream. When I first started out, I wasn't actually making any money at all now, currently it really depends. It ranges. So there's months where I could make anywhere from 30,000 in profits, anywhere from 40,000 in profits. But currently I'd say it's around a little over a hundred thousand in revenue, but that is only about $30,000 a month in profit. Okay. No, it's really great to hear you talking about profits and not just overall sales. So to hit these kinds of numbers, did you have to buy any courses with these guys leaning in on the old Lamborghinis and flashing? So in the beginning I didn't really do any courses. And then one time I did come upon someone that I thought I could trust. So I did take his course and I'll be honest with you. That was probably one of the worst courses I ever took. It wasn't really helpful. And I did learn a lot more from YouTube. I think people are drawn to these courses because they want a little bit support and the failure rate for drop ship in is so high. What do you think now? So I think the problem with this is a lot of people go into dropshipping, not fully understanding that it's actually a real business. That's going to take a lot of time and effort. So I would say you need to go into it with a mindset of it's a long-term thing. So I'm not trying to make money in the beginning. I know this is going to be a lot of work. And so it's going to take me some time. Successful overnight. Are they generally my saying is it takes two or three years of hard work to be an overnight success? What sort of experience do you need? Because we've with my products, I had to get a lot of experience to learn the, uh, build my brands up. Is it a similar thing or is it a quicker thing, do you think? So I think it can be done quickly because you can find most of the information online. So the main thing would be, you know, building your store on Shopify and then learning how to actually advertise your products. If you really put in the work, you can probably do it in less than a month. It seems so easy to get started. And there's loads of people doing it. Is it too late to actually start? So people are always going to say, drop shipping is dead. And usually the people who say that are the ones who tried it and weren't successful, but I'll be honest. E-commerce is a growing industry. It's only going to get bigger. And so I see, I actually completely disagree with people saying that it doesn't work now. I think it works now more than it used to work before, because everyone's on the internet. So definitely you can still make it work. You just have to be patient. Skills, pay the bills. So what sort of skill set do you have that helps to make you as successful as you are? So I would say the number one thing honestly, is to be tech savvy, which a lot of people in our generation are. That's the first thing. The second thing I'd say is obviously you need to know a little bit of marketing, but that's actually something you can learn very, fairly quickly. If you just want to basically learn how to run Facebook ads, I'd say that's the most important aspect of the business. Okay. One of the biggest issues is reaching your customer base. I know when I started, I used to have to advertise in the phone book. It was called the yellow pages. I don't know if you have even heard of that now, to be honest with you. Um, but how do you reach your customer base nowadays? So I would say honestly, so you can do Facebook ads for sure. Right? But the problem with Facebook ads is it's a little bit pricey. So if you want to go the free route, I highly recommend Tech-Talk. So what I would do personally with ticked off and what I actually do today is of course have your products with you, but you want to kind of make it as if you own the product. So you're packaging them yourself. So kind of having those kinds of packaging supplies, I would just try to basically show videos of you, packaging products saying this, this, this product is for this customer, those types of videos do really well on take talk. Well, I'm a big fan of Tictail cause you probably know, and I'll go on there and I play all sorts of different characters. My favorite one has to be Janice. So seeing as you're so successful, what are your top tips for finding that ultimate product? Honestly, when you find that product, usually it depends, right? Cause there's days where I can actually just find a winning product while I'm just browsing and it just happens to me. So luckily, but there's times where I also take over a month to actually find that one product and my personal technique for finding a product honestly, is if I do see a little bit of competition, I know that the product is in demand, but it's really just kind of putting a twist on it and kind of rebranding it. So advertising it in a different way. If that makes sense. You know, obviously the products you'll buy and you're buying the men. You're not necessarily manufacturing them. So, um, those same products might be available on Amazon. Why would they buy them from a drop-shipper over and above, say Amazon, for example, which are going to go well, we're going to deliver it nice and fast to you on prime. So definitely withdrawals should be what you need to do with the product specifically is you want to sell product. That looks very unique, a product that maybe that person just came on and they've never seen it before. And so when they first see it, their instinct is just to buy it from your store because they don't think that they're going to go be able to get it off Amazon. So that would be the main thing. And also very much having that branded look on your store because that makes you look more legit. My POS videos, I interviewed a young guy called Jack and he runs an Amazon FBA business. Now he actually has to buy his stock, ship it to Amazon who then sell it for him. So he thinks that's the best business model out there. Do you want to try it? In my personal opinion, I might be biased, but I do think Shopify is a lot better Shopify dropshipping for sure. And the reason for this is because with Amazon, you have a lot less control and it's a little bit more of, you're not really able to market your products, right? So it's, it kinda, it is a business of course, but it doesn't have a lot of the business aspects. So if you're actually trying to create a real long-term brand, which is obviously everyone's goal at the end of the day, that I feel like starting a Shopify Josh's business from the start definitely is a lot better. And you're going to learn. Yeah, because I've always felt in retail. Once you get that first sale to the customer, you've probably not made any money really because you spent all that money trying to attract them once you've got that customer, of course, you've got all their details and you can talk at them again. I say target, it sounds terrible, doesn't it? But you can obviously put lots of special offers in front of them. And I know with Amazon FBA, you're just giving them all that data and let's face it, Amazon. That's all they're after. Isn't it just give us the data. That's what we. Exactly. Yeah. Like with drop shipping, right? You can basically do email marketing so you can basically target your customers again. You can also target them on Facebook. And so you have that connection, but Amazon, you don't have that. What is your average shipping time? Because I know I bought some presents for Christmas, for my family and two of them didn't turn up. I was unaware where they were coming from. So there's me Christmas day egg on my face because I haven't got them a present. They're thinking he hasn't got anything for us. Fortunately it did arrive. But how, how, uh, how many days would be your average shipping time from your supplier to your customer? So for me it takes about 10 to 15 days maximum. I know before it used to be 30 days, but with 30 days you are going to run into a lot of issues. And so I would say the maximum, you want to keep it at is 15 days. What happens when it all goes wrong? I mean, you can have a product that doesn't live up to expectations, shall we say? Or you can have someone saying I didn't get it. So how how'd you handle those situations? So there is going to be a lot of issues with drop shipping. It basically is just problem solving the whole time. And so when you have things go wrong, usually just feel like, okay, like, I think I'm just going to quit. I'm not going to do this anymore, but the best way to handle these types of situation and you have to make sure you have good customer service. And so having a virtual assistant is really, really beneficial. No, I had my first product. It was really, really difficult to gauge the market. So when you got your first product, were you successful with that straight away? So my first product, I actually sold bracelets. And I'll be honest with you. Selling bracelets probably was a big mistake because that's a product that you can find everywhere. Right? And when I, as a beginner, that's kind of like your first instinct to assess something you're comfortable with, but that definitely did not work out for me. So I would say a product that really sells well as something that's actually going to solve some kind of problem because there's going to be people already searching for that product. And so if you can just get it in front of their face, that's basically a product that will end up doing really well for you. I mean, army retail, nice walk in shop. I've had Sephora. I'm always surprised by what can be the biggest seller. Um, I mean this year, for example, we have millennium Falcons in Lego could not get enough of her, but I think it's something to do the Mandalorian being out. So what's the product that surprised you the most that you've been selling or have sold in the past. So at one point, actually one of my first successful stores, I start to sell basically like pet products. So I started off by selling like dog water bottles and also this little like bag that carries a dog on your shoulder. And so I was really surprised to see that the dog water bottle is actually what sold the most because basically it's a product where you can actually take it with you anywhere. So if you're going to walk with your dog, basically just kind of put it out and your dog can just take a sip of the water really conveniently. And I was actually really surprised at that product sold so well, even though it was very saturated. So it was definitely surprising for me. Sometimes you just never really know. It really depends on the customers. So here's what everything's been built into. If you had everything, everything that is taken away from you, would you better start again with, let's say a hundred dollars. I definitely think I could make it work. And so I would say what you can do to make it work, take advantage of free marketing. So for example, take talk. So you can just use that free traffic to get sales. So usually I'd say the biggest expense is marketing. So as long as you can kind of replace that with take talk, then you can definitely make it work with the a hundred dollars. But as a beginner, I know it would be a little bit harder. I think we'll kind of say a complete revolution in the business world. When these young dropshippers decided to start their own brands and apply their online skills to building huge multi-million dollar businesses. Finally seeing the world is going to know what's hit here. If you'd like to see how I would start a drop shipping store with my 30 years of traditional business knowledge, then make sure to smash that thumbs up button to let me know, Oh, I'm going to leave the next day I ride out here, but don't click on it just yet. Don't forget to subscribe and ring that bell. If you want to build your wealth and never miss out on future videos. Okay, I'll see you over there.A hundred dollars in today's world. The possibilities are endless. You could turn it into some games, some shoes or a concert ticket, but have you ever thought about turning it into a cash machine that prints you money all year round? Well, that's what millions of people are apparently doing with Shopify drop shipping, which is putting them on the path of becoming millionaires. This new disruptive method of business allows them to send product straight from the manufacturer to the customer without ever touching the product everything's done through the internet. But is it as easy as it seems the day we're going to find out in this episode of the secret world of online millionaires, hi guys, it's Mark. In order to get to the truth, we need to talk to someone that's actually started from scratch. And he's now making thousands of dollars every week. And I couldn't think of anyone better than Sarah. Who's only 19 years old. She already owns her own house and she is well on track to become a millionaire. Plus her second name's finance. Couldn't be better, right? It's almost like she chose it. If you enjoy this type of video, then let me know by smashing that thumbs up button, then I'll make more videos on this subject in the future. Hey Sarah. Hey Mark. How are you? I'm great. Thanks. So I'm on a bit of a mission to find out whether a hundred dollars is enough to start drop shipping. So you up for me to ask you a few questions to see whether we can come to a conclusion on that. Yes. A hundred percent. I'm glad to answer. I know. When I first heard about drop shipping, I just thought it was like a side hustle. Like when I used to sell fish, when I was younger, just to get a little bit of extra money on the side, do you see it like this for most people, would you think they could turn it into a full-time thing? So I also think this can be a full-time thing, but in the beginning, for sure you want to start off as a side hustle because you do need to have another income stream. When I first started out, I wasn't actually making any money at all now, currently it really depends. It ranges. So there's months where I could make anywhere from 30,000 in profits, anywhere from 40,000 in profits. But currently I'd say it's around a little over a hundred thousand in revenue, but that is only about $30,000 a month in profit. Okay. No, it's really great to hear you talking about profits and not just overall sales. So to hit these kinds of numbers, did you have to buy any courses with these guys leaning in on the old Lamborghinis and flashing? So in the beginning I didn't really do any courses. And then one time I did come upon someone that I thought I could trust. So I did take his course and I'll be honest with you. That was probably one of the worst courses I ever took. It wasn't really helpful. And I did learn a lot more from YouTube. I think people are drawn to these courses because they want a little bit support and the failure rate for drop ship in is so high. What do you think now? So I think the problem with this is a lot of people go into dropshipping, not fully understanding that it's actually a real business. That's going to take a lot of time and effort. So I would say you need to go into it with a mindset of it's a long-term thing. So I'm not trying to make money in the beginning. I know this is going to be a lot of work. And so it's going to take me some time. Successful overnight. Are they generally my saying is it takes two or three years of hard work to be an overnight success? What sort of experience do you need? Because we've with my products, I had to get a lot of experience to learn the, uh, build my brands up. Is it a similar thing or is it a quicker thing, do you think? So I think it can be done quickly because you can find most of the information online. So the main thing would be, you know, building your store on Shopify and then learning how to actually advertise your products. If you really put in the work, you can probably do it in less than a month. It seems so easy to get started. And there's loads of people doing it. Is it too late to actually start? So people are always going to say, drop shipping is dead. And usually the people who say that are the ones who tried it and weren't successful, but I'll be honest. E-commerce is a growing industry. It's only going to get bigger. And so I see, I actually completely disagree with people saying that it doesn't work now. I think it works now more than it used to work before, because everyone's on the internet. So definitely you can still make it work. You just have to be patient. Skills, pay the bills. So what sort of skill set do you have that helps to make you as successful as you are? So I would say the number one thing honestly, is to be tech savvy, which a lot of people in our generation are. That's the first thing. The second thing I'd say is obviously you need to know a little bit of marketing, but that's actually something you can learn very, fairly quickly. If you just want to basically learn how to run Facebook ads, I'd say that's the most important aspect of the business. Okay. One of the biggest issues is reaching your customer base. I know when I started, I used to have to advertise in the phone book. It was called the yellow pages. I don't know if you have even heard of that now, to be honest with you. Um, but how do you reach your customer base nowadays? So I would say honestly, so you can do Facebook ads for sure. Right? But the problem with Facebook ads is it's a little bit pricey. So if you want to go the free route, I highly recommend Tech-Talk. So what I would do personally with ticked off and what I actually do today is of course have your products with you, but you want to kind of make it as if you own the product. So you're packaging them yourself. So kind of having those kinds of packaging supplies, I would just try to basically show videos of you, packaging products saying this, this, this product is for this customer, those types of videos do really well on take talk. Well, I'm a big fan of Tictail cause you probably know, and I'll go on there and I play all sorts of different characters. My favorite one has to be Janice. So seeing as you're so successful, what are your top tips for finding that ultimate product? Honestly, when you find that product, usually it depends, right? Cause there's days where I can actually just find a winning product while I'm just browsing and it just happens to me. So luckily, but there's times where I also take over a month to actually find that one product and my personal technique for finding a product honestly, is if I do see a little bit of competition, I know that the product is in demand, but it's really just kind of putting a twist on it and kind of rebranding it. So advertising it in a different way. If that makes sense. You know, obviously the products you'll buy and you're buying the men. You're not necessarily manufacturing them. So, um, those same products might be available on Amazon. Why would they buy them from a drop-shipper over and above, say Amazon, for example, which are going to go well, we're going to deliver it nice and fast to you on prime. So definitely withdrawals should be what you need to do with the product specifically is you want to sell product. That looks very unique, a product that maybe that person just came on and they've never seen it before. And so when they first see it, their instinct is just to buy it from your store because they don't think that they're going to go be able to get it off Amazon. So that would be the main thing. And also very much having that branded look on your store because that makes you look more legit. My POS videos, I interviewed a young guy called Jack and he runs an Amazon FBA business. Now he actually has to buy his stock, ship it to Amazon who then sell it for him. So he thinks that's the best business model out there. Do you want to try it? In my personal opinion, I might be biased, but I do think Shopify is a lot better Shopify dropshipping for sure. And the reason for this is because with Amazon, you have a lot less control and it's a little bit more of, you're not really able to market your products, right? So it's, it kinda, it is a business of course, but it doesn't have a lot of the business aspects. So if you're actually trying to create a real long-term brand, which is obviously everyone's goal at the end of the day, that I feel like starting a Shopify Josh's business from the start definitely is a lot better. And you're going to learn. Yeah, because I've always felt in retail. Once you get that first sale to the customer, you've probably not made any money really because you spent all that money trying to attract them once you've got that customer, of course, you've got all their details and you can talk at them again. I say target, it sounds terrible, doesn't it? But you can obviously put lots of special offers in front of them. And I know with Amazon FBA, you're just giving them all that data and let's face it, Amazon. That's all they're after. Isn't it just give us the data. That's what we. Exactly. Yeah. Like with drop shipping, right? You can basically do email marketing so you can basically target your customers again. You can also target them on Facebook. And so you have that connection, but Amazon, you don't have that. What is your average shipping time? Because I know I bought some presents for Christmas, for my family and two of them didn't turn up. I was unaware where they were coming from. So there's me Christmas day egg on my face because I haven't got them a present. They're thinking he hasn't got anything for us. Fortunately it did arrive. But how, how, uh, how many days would be your average shipping time from your supplier to your customer? So for me it takes about 10 to 15 days maximum. I know before it used to be 30 days, but with 30 days you are going to run into a lot of issues. And so I would say the maximum, you want to keep it at is 15 days. What happens when it all goes wrong? I mean, you can have a product that doesn't live up to expectations, shall we say? Or you can have someone saying I didn't get it. So how how'd you handle those situations? So there is going to be a lot of issues with drop shipping. It basically is just problem solving the whole time. And so when you have things go wrong, usually just feel like, okay, like, I think I'm just going to quit. I'm not going to do this anymore, but the best way to handle these types of situation and you have to make sure you have good customer service. And so having a virtual assistant is really, really beneficial. No, I had my first product. It was really, really difficult to gauge the market. So when you got your first product, were you successful with that straight away? So my first product, I actually sold bracelets. And I'll be honest with you. Selling bracelets probably was a big mistake because that's a product that you can find everywhere. Right? And when I, as a beginner, that's kind of like your first instinct to assess something you're comfortable with, but that definitely did not work out for me. So I would say a product that really sells well as something that's actually going to solve some kind of problem because there's going to be people already searching for that product. And so if you can just get it in front of their face, that's basically a product that will end up doing really well for you. I mean, army retail, nice walk in shop. I've had Sephora. I'm always surprised by what can be the biggest seller. Um, I mean this year, for example, we have millennium Falcons in Lego could not get enough of her, but I think it's something to do the Mandalorian being out. So what's the product that surprised you the most that you've been selling or have sold in the past. So at one point, actually one of my first successful stores, I start to sell basically like pet products. So I started off by selling like dog water bottles and also this little like bag that carries a dog on your shoulder. And so I was really surprised to see that the dog water bottle is actually what sold the most because basically it's a product where you can actually take it with you anywhere. So if you're going to walk with your dog, basically just kind of put it out and your dog can just take a sip of the water really conveniently. And I was actually really surprised at that product sold so well, even though it was very saturated. So it was definitely surprising for me. Sometimes you just never really know. It really depends on the customers. So here's what everything's been built into. If you had everything, everything that is taken away from you, would you better start again with, let's say a hundred dollars. I definitely think I could make it work. And so I would say what you can do to make it work, take advantage of free marketing. So for example, take talk. So you can just use that free traffic to get sales. So usually I'd say the biggest expense is marketing. So as long as you can kind of replace that with take talk, then you can definitely make it work with the a hundred dollars. But as a beginner, I know it would be a little bit harder. I think we'll kind of say a complete revolution in the business world. When these young dropshippers decided to start their own brands and apply their online skills to building huge multi-million dollar businesses. Finally seeing the world is going to know what's hit here. If you'd like to see how I would start a drop shipping store with my 30 years of traditional business knowledge, then make sure to smash that thumbs up button to let me know, Oh, I'm going to leave the next day I ride out here, but don't click on it just yet. Don't forget to subscribe and ring that bell. If you want to build your wealth and never miss out on future videos. Okay, I'll see you over there.

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