Way back when my ex and I first split, I found myself having to find a way to make extra money. Because I was a stay at home mom at the time, going out and getting a job for the sake of paying that money to childcare just didn’t make sense.
So I had to think about what skills I had, that I could monetize.
I’m ‘officially’ trained in fashion design, so after a few days of thought, I dragged out my dusty sewing machine and decided to start making handbags.
I started making bags for my daughters, who were 8 and 11 at the time. They would take them to birthday parties and little outings with friends. Before I knew it, their friends and their friends moms were asking where they got their bags, and I started making bags for them as well!
Shortly after that, I started doing neighborhood purse parties, which, I’ve gotta tell you, definitely helped bridge the gap financially. There were nights when I was driving home from a party with $800+ in my jeans! So I started doing them twice a month.
Good times 🙂
Long story short, my little bags were soon being carried by 45 stores across the country! (That’s the Coles Notes version.)
This is a different time, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t still have a different version of those lucrative purse parties.
Now, those parties come in the form of a virtual kind. But they’re still fun and just as lucrative.
How would you go about doing that, you ask?
Well…truthfully speaking, this would make a great side hustle! Especially if you have a friends and family circle full of fashion forward individuals! It would require some investment on your part (obviously), but it would pay for itself in a very short period of time.
I’m talking about starting a drop shipping business, carrying gorgeous handbags.
There are a couple of ways that you could start this endeavor.
You could build it yourself, scouting the products that you want to fill your shop with, and holding the parties with those. If you already know what you’re doing, this is the most cost effective way to get this done. But like I said, that’s if you know what you’re doing.
Most people don’t know what they’re doing, and why would they? It’s not something that most people will ever do.
On the other hand, you could invest in your new business by starting out on the right foot. That means purchasing an already built and stocked store, full of fashionable handbags and make up pouches that your potential customers will adore.
You could even start the business with a friend (or two), splitting the costs!
So where would you find a fully stocked store, that’s ready for you to start holding weekly (or bi-weekly) purse parties?
Well…if this is something that you’re seriously considering, you’ve come to the right place.
There are lots of places where you could purchased an already stocked e-commerce store, but most of those guys stock their shops with product that ships from China.
Don’t get me wrong, they’re nice products. The problem lies in the fact that they ship from so far away. The processing and shipping time can have your customers waiting months for their orders! Which usually results in irate emails from customers, cancelled orders and worse; your payment processor will close your account.
But that’s not an issue with The Digital Property Shop.
What Is The Digital Property Shop?
I’m glad you asked.
The Digital Property Shop is a provider of e-commerce websites, fully stocked with products that are designed specifically for those shops, and shipped from companies in the US. So there are no long processing times, no 3 month wait for orders. No irate customers, and last but not least, no unhappy banks having to close your merchant accounts.
I created the company to provide those looking to start online stores with something that’s already stocked with reliable products. Because the products are designed by the Digital Property Shop team, they’re exclusive to our own branded stores.
Isn’t that awesome?
What that means is that your store isn’t carrying the same products as every other Tom, Dick and Jane online.
And because the products are drop shipped, when your store receives an order, you’ll get an email notifying you of the order, but you don’t have to do anything. That order goes straight to your supplier for fulfillment and shipping.
And that’s it!
You don’t have to stress about stocking, pulling, packing and shipping product for your orders. It’s all done for you.
This company is the brainchild of my “single mom, looking for a side hustle” mentality. Back in the day, I would have given almost anything for a pre-built, pre-stocked website, that I only had to tell friends about (at the very least) to make extra money.
Once you’ve chosen what type of product you’d like to sell, and which store you want to purchase, you’re good to go!
After you’ve purchased your store, you can start planning your weekly, or bi-weekly virtual parties!
We’ve got various store types; children and baby clothing and blankets, housewares, bedding, fashion accessories, etc.
The list goes on.
But don’t take my word for it! Head over to The Digital Property Shop and see for yourself!