The world of dropshipping can be overwhelming, especially if you’re just starting out. There is so much information, so as a beginner, it can be challenging to know where to start or what to follow from all the different tips and strategies out there.
Before saying yes to any dropshipping course or strategy, we always say that it’s essential to pause, breathe, and follow these three fundamental dropshipping rules.
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Rule 1: Don’t over plan or you will never start
Yes, every business or project starts with some research, but here’s what you need to keep in mind: overplanning and over-researching can complicate things unnecessarily.
With so many online courses, guides and gurus out there, we know you can get stuck in the research phase, delaying the launch of your dropshipping store.
Now, remember, the objective is not to become an expert on every aspect of the business before starting the journey. You just need to have a basic understanding of the steps to take together with some confidence, and you have everything needed to launch your online store.
Here are some steps you should avoid spending too much time on:
- Searching for the ‘perfect’ domain name
- Making numerous revisions to your logo
- Deciding where to incorporate your business
- Scrolling through 50+ themes to find the ‘perfect’ store design
Our dropshipping course, for example, is designed to show that it’s possible to avoid these time-consuming and potentially frustrating tasks. So, when you begin advertising, and real money comes, it’s essential to have the right mindset. And that can only come once your store is set up correctly and running seamlessly.
Again, we know it’s tempting to do research and plan forever before taking that first step. But you really don’t need everything to be perfect or even know everything in detail – you will gradually learn as you go. With some basic skills and an action plan, you’ll do great.
Rule 2: Don’t rush or skip steps
There is also the reverse of rule 1 and that’s when newbies get excited and rush straight into purchasing ads before properly preparing their store. This is not the way.
So, don’t rush into choosing a dropshipping app, importing popular products into your store, copying some ads from their competitors, and immediately driving traffic to those products. Dropshipping doesn’t work like that. Starting to promote your store doesn’t necessarily mean that you will get lots of sales and have a successful dropshipping business.
First, you need to do in-depth research to find those ever-green products, identify reliable suppliers, and optimize store conversion, and only then you can start driving traffic to your store.
While it may seem quicker, skipping steps will just waste time and money down the line. You need to be patient and trust the process. In dropshipping, slow and steady leads the way.
If you start our course, we will guide you in creating a daily action plan that includes specific strategies for handling campaigns, product testing, market research, scaling-up strategies, and more.
Rule 3: Stick to the plan and keep it simple
As we already said, overcomplicating the process can lead to getting stuck. To prevent this from happening and to conserve time and energy, follow the process and maintain a consistent plan.
You should have an action plan for the following steps:
- Selecting reliable, profitable, and evergreen niches and products
- Designing a conversion-focused online store
- Finding reliable suppliers for sourcing high-quality products
- Configuring basic ads for your chosen products
If you opt for our course, you’ll find a summary at the end of each chapter with a clear action plan that you can utilize every time you launch a new store, research a new niche, test a new product or campaign, etc.
We recommend sticking to our action plans and methodologies until you gain enough experience to create your own way.
And lastly, remember that dropshipping is pretty straightforward. Don’t overthink the small stuff or start adding unnecessary steps.
Our complete dropshipping course will give you simple, step-by-step checklists to efficiently launch and evolve your store over time. And remember, there’s no need to reinvent the wheel or overthink these steps.
There you have them: the three top rules you should follow when starting dropshipping, and actually when starting any business. And just in case you need more proof, know this: thousands of successful dropshippers globally follow these rules and methods.
So in summary – launch your store, trust the process, and stick to the fundamentals. Follow these rules, trust the plan, and you’ll be well on your way to dropshipping success.