There are basically two ways to start a drop shipping e-commerce business.
But that hasn’t always been the case. Until recently, there was really only one way to start a drop shipping business, and that way was to spend an insane amount of time sourcing products. Then start building that business from scratch, which takes an enormous amount of time and stress.
Believe me. I’m familiar with the process.
As a beginner, it can be extremely frustrating to build any kind of digital property. If you’re in a position where you want to start making money fairly quickly, this frustration can be magnified ten fold.
I’ve been there.
For me, this frustration was a long time ago (like almost 20 years), but the memories are fresh like it was yesterday.
I love creating digital properties. I really enjoy the prospect of creating something that has the potential to make a passive income for myself, or someone else.
I love digital real estate. I think that digital real estate is the next “gold rush”. It’s probably the one type of investment where you can multiply your money x100 in a few months, without spending a fortune to begin with.
If you’re looking to create a passive income online business, creating a blog that makes money can be a good way to do that. The only issue with the blog vehicle is that they can take time and money to start making even a few cents a day.
If you rely on a vehicle like placing ads in your blog content (which is one of the few ways to monetize a new blog), you’ll likely make very little money.
If you take the affiliate marketing route to making money with a blog, like placing ads, you need traffic (and I’m not talking a little bit) to make any kind of visible income.
To start an e-commerce business, you could always figure out what you could make from scratch, and sell online. But I’ve done that. It loses its gloss real quick. For me, it got to the point where every time I got an order, I would cringe, because I knew it meant that I’d have to carve out time to make that product (if it wasn’t already made). Then I’d have to pack and ship that product.
All of this takes time, and effort. And it was time that I’d rather have spent doing literally anything else.
Then along came drop shipping.
At first I did it the way everyone else does; I built a site, then loaded it up with product. Problem was that these products had been sourced from the same place that practically everyone else sources product; China.
This poses a huge problem. When a customer would order something from my website, the order would take an insane amount of time to get to the customer. Because it was coming from so far away, it sometimes took up to 3 months to be delivered.
Needless to say, I found myself fielding an insane number of emails from irate customers, wanting to know where they orders were.
To say it was stress inducing, would be a serious understatement. I quickly ‘deep sixed’ that business. I’m never going back.