So you’ve decided you’re quitting your job to make a fulltime income online dropshipping. Not so fast bucko, don’t quit your job just yet. You need to get your first sale before doing anything.
Before you can get that first sale your store needs set up. Go dress it up and make it look pretty. But seriously, the design is important.
If a potential customer visits your store and they think it looks scammy then good luck. You won’t be making any sales. Put yourself in your customer’s shoes. What do you want when you visit a site to buy something?
Well, you want to feel safe and secure of course. You want to be sure that no one is going to steal your credit card information. The goal should be to give your customer that warm fuzzy feeling when they visit your online dropshipping store.
This means to make them feel like they are being looked after. Imagine how you feel when walking into an Apple store. Everything is clean, crisp and new. The staff is extremely helpful and knowledgeable. All the devices are accessible to try out.
Call me crazy, but they do a damn good job. If you can replicate some of that big brand success, you’re on the right track. The goal should be to leave no doubt in your potential customer’s mind that you are a site worth trusting.
That’s how you turn potential customers into customers for life. Once you’ve got your website set up, what’s next? Well, the next step should be trying to get some phat stacks of course. But don’t get too far ahead of yourself yet.
Getting Your First Sale With Online Dropshipping
That first sale should be the next goal. Once you get one you can get ten and then a thousand and so on. You do the math and you’ll see what I’m talking about.
Getting your first sale with online dropshipping will be a huge confidence booster. It’s a great feeling, trust me. Seeing that money come into your store will make you feel like anything is possible. With the internet, you would be exactly right my friend.
There are a number of different ways to make your first sale. You could do it yourself but that would be of no use. You want to see whether random strangers on the internet want to buy your products.
That is the real challenge here. Have you done a good enough job of marketing your product that someone wants to buy? We’ll soon find out.
In my opinion, the fastest and easiest way to make your first sale with online dropshipping is through Instagram. More specifically using Instagram influencers. You’ve probably seen these pages before.
Meme pages posting funny videos and cat pages posting.. well, cats. All of these and everything in between fall under influencer pages. These pages make money from people like you wanting to advertise their products.
The Instagram Influencer Hustle
It goes something like this: You pay a cat lovers page with 100k followers $20 to put a post up advertising your cat necklace. Some of those 100k followers will see your product and hopefully buy it.
Why is this such a good strategy for beginners? It’s so easy anyone could do it. You message a ton of relevant pages asking for a shoutout. If some of them reply then you negotiate a price (I wouldn’t go above $30 when starting out by the way).
They put up a post with a link in their bio (or yours) to the product page. The great thing about it is the audience is already targeted if you know what you’re doing.
You wouldn’t advertise a cat necklace on a dog page right? But if you advertise it on a cat lovers page you already know people who follow this page love cats. It’s common sense but trust me, it goes a long way.
Check out the Instagram engagement tool on Phlanx.com. This will tell you how engaged the audience is. Anything less than 1% indicates the page is buying followers.
This is bad for you as obviously bot accounts aren’t interested in buying cat necklaces. The goal should be to find pages with real people who are interested in the niche.
It’s also ideal that they are commenting and liking the posts on the page. This shows they’re engaged and thus puts them at a higher chance of buying your product.
This is the fastest way to get your first sale. Now what are you waiting for? Go get it!