The Key To Your Day 1 Drop Shipping Success: Never Drop Ship Alone
For many, joining the Drop Ship Lifestyle program is the start of a new journey. What’s unique about the DSL community though, is you won’t have to go that journey all on your own.
One of the best examples of this is our Drop Ship Lifestyle Coaching Program. This is a group of six who have been through the DSL course, found incredible drop shipping success, and decided it was time to pay it forward.
Our Coaches Share Their #1 Drop Shipping Tip For Finding Success Starting at Day One
With our elite group of Certified DSL Coaches, you’ll get the help you need to grow a successful drop shipping store of your own. You can schedule 1-on-1 calls, group calls, attend local meetups, and gain access to advanced training.
More importantly, our coaches work hard with DSL members to ensure they never feel alone, frustrated, or confused in their drop shipping journey. Working with a coach is one of the best ways we set our members up for drop shipping success.
So, with that being said, we’ve decided to round up all of our drop shipping coaches and ask them, “What is the one drop shipping tip you wish you could give to every newbie?”
Allen’s Drop Shipping Tip
Below is Allen Aguilar’s best tip for drop shipping newbies. He has been dropshipping in the States for more than a year using the Drop Ship Lifestyle program.
Now he averages approximately $55k in sales a month and is getting ready to open a second store. Having been an entrepreneur since 2013, Allen owned his own consulting company and coached companies on business, management, finance, and sales.
Naturally, he likes helping others achieve their goals and dreams. His key strengths are getting supplier approvals, Shopify optimization, and Adwords. And that is exactly why he is such a great fit as a DSL Coach.
Don’t be Impatient
I have DSL students and people, in general, getting angry or panicking when they don’t make a sale a day after they launched. I have also seen new dropshippers want to abandon their niche when they don’t get approved by a supplier after just 3 phone calls.
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Brent’s Drop Shipping Tip
Below is Brent William’s best drop shipping tip for beginners. Brent hit $170k in revenue by month 10! He’s had an exciting journey with his store, which is what inspired him to help others achieve their goals. He wants to give back and help others live the lifestyle they want to live!
If you’re looking for a drop shipping coach who has just been through the drop shipping process and achieved success fast, then DSL coach Brent, is your man. He won’t sugarcoat things though, but he will provide constructive feedback and motivate you to achieve your goals.
Brent is a great motivator and an expert at niche selection making him a valuable asset to the DSL coaching team. He can also coach you to effectively communicate with suppliers and customers.
Don't Get Overwhelmed with Niche Selection
Everyone struggles with this, but what you need to do is open your mind. Get out amongst the shops and big stores for a day, pay attention to what's around you as you walk around. It's amazing how many potential winning niches you can find.Get out and open your mind. It's amazing how many potential winning niches you can find. Click To Tweet
Also, when using Google Shopping you can search broad words like outdoors or furniture. Then on the left hand side, reduce the search down to items over $500 or $1,000 (Perfect Priced Items). You’ll get a ton of interesting ideas by scrolling through all the pages. By using broad keyword search terms can uncover things you never thought of.
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Brian’s Drop Shipping Tip
Below is Brian Angel’s top tip for beginners to achieve drop shipping success. Brian is currently managing two drop shipping stores that generate $70k per month, and they continue to grow faster and faster.
Brian is a valuable member of the DSL Coaching team. He’s skilled at navigating members through the early challenges of building a business, and developing the strategies needed to be successful. He used to be a manufacturer, so he knows exactly how to build relationships with them!
In one way or another, Brian has been coaching and teaching business for the better part of 20 years. He is very passionate about working with drop shippers to optimize their business for maximum profit. His key strengths are supplier relationships, optimizing your Shopify store, and lead value optimization.
It’s Not What You Know – It’s What You DO CONSISTENTLY That Counts
DSL is not a course… it’s a blueprint. So, follow the process and get things done. Learning will only get you so far, if you don’t apply it. Seriously…don't wait to put what you've learned into action!
Jeff’s Drop Shipping Tip
Below is the #1 drop shipping tip Jeff Tottenham loves to share with beginners. Jeff was working a full time, 70 hours a week job when he created his first drop shipping store four years ago. Within two months, he made his first sale.
Now, he just launched his second store, and is close to averaging $43K a month, while quickly approaching the $100K milestone.
Jeff became a DSL coach to help others change their lives and create a lifestyle through drop shipping. As someone who used to work 15 hour days, it still feels surreal to him. Jeff’s key strengths are drop shipping supplier approval, Google PLA’s, and optimizing Shopify stores. He also has found success drop shipping on Amazon and eBay.
Calling Suppliers When You Have No Products
When I first start calling suppliers, I start with the Bronze suppliers that have dealer applications available on their website first. I submit the application online, then immediately I follow-up with a phone call. My goal is getting the supplier to approve the application and send over their product data in one shot.
This saves me a ton of time because they usually have their data setup for easy upload so I don’t have to waste time loading dummy products. The second reason I start with bronze suppliers is that I have more confidence when calling gold suppliers by already having live products on my drop shipping site.
Michael’s Drop Shipping Tip
Below is Michael Coghlan’s best drop shipping tip for newbies. Michael has been a coach with us since we started the program and he’s the perfect example of a great drop shipping coach.
Coaching gives Michael a chance to share an incredible amount of knowledge in a half hour phone call. But he especially enjoys working directly with the newest DSL members looking to strike gold in the eCommerce world.
While Michael helps members grow all aspects of their drop shipping businesses, niche selection, supplier approvals, and optimizing for conversions are his specialties. As a DSL coach, he helps members dominate in those specific area, making running the rest of their stores a breeze!
Thinking BARELY Outside the Box
I always see people thinking of either super common ideas, or just crazy outlandish ones for their niches. My best selling product ever was a portable ice maker.
If you think about it, it was just barely outside the box. Not as common as a refrigerator, but not as UNCOMMON as say a walk in deep freezer for a restaurant. Finding that nice balance early on makes niche selection a much easier process.
Vincent’s Drop Shipping Tip
Below is Vincent Roy’s top tip for drop shipping success. In 2012, he quit his office job to travel the world and live independently. Similar to Anton, Vincent first heard of drop shipping in Tim Ferris’ 4 Hour Work Week. So in 2015, he began the DSL course and four months later, he had hit $10,000 in sales.
Now, he’s a DSL coach and is excited to teach others how to drop ship while sharing the enthusiasm so common in the digital business world. Vincent can help you find a unique and scalable niche. His other areas of expertise include, market research, business set-up, website design, optimizing for conversions, and generating traffic for your store.
Persist, Persevere, and Trust in Yourself and the System
You can probably make money selling in any niche, but some are more competitive and saturated than others, making it more challenging. So even if you choose a ‘virgin’ niche (that already sells but from big chain stores and you would be the first one to create this targeted niche store), it’s still going to take a lot of consistent work to grow your business.
Having a dry spell with no sales, especially in the beginning, doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve chosen a bad niche; it can simply indicate you need to work on your website design or advertising campaigns. Any store or business requires a lot of work, especially when starting out. Drop shipping is no different.
As you can see, we’ve got an incredibly smart group of coaches in our DSL Coaching Program. For them, helping new members of the Drop Ship Lifestyle find drop shipping success is what they love to do.
Working with a DSL coach is one of the easiest ways to ensure that you’re not alone on this drop ship journey.
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