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Hey guys, it’s true you can make thousands of dollars on a monthly basis with Shopify in Nigeria. This is true because tons of people are using it and making serious money already.

As a result of this I’ve decided to share with you guys how it works and how you can go about making money with it.
how to make money with Shopify in Nigeria In this post am going to tell you how you can make money with Shopify selling products online without buying the product itself.

What this means is that you don’t have to buy the product you will be selling.

All you have to do is simply sell and make your money. If you know of drop shipping then you should have an idea of what am talking about.

Drop shipping is the process of shipping goods directly to your customers from a third- party supplier without having the goods yourself.

This is how it works… once your Shopify store is set up, you place the details of the products you will be selling on your store. When I mean details I mean the description, picture, price etc.

This can be done through Shopify plugin called Oberlo.

Oberlo allows you to move the product from the original supplier site to your own site.

And once you made a sale from your own site, you can then contact the original supplier by buying the product and have him/her shipped the product directly to your customer with your brand name and logo on the product.

Your profit on this is going to be the difference on how much you sold the product.  And how much you buy it from the original supplier that have it shipped to your customer.

So in the actual sense, you don’t have any product and you are simply making your money. Thanks to Shopify.

Related: Shopify Payment gateway for Nigeria merchants

Shopify, who are they?

Shopify is a website that allows you to register with them if you want to sell your products online.

They allow merchants to design, develop, market and sell any type of good to various customers across the globe. Irrespective of your location.

Once you registered with them they offer ranges of service from Hosting, Domain, Design, CMC, Payment gateways and everything else you need to start a successful online store.

Shopify is a Professional e-commerce platform, probably one of the best sites to use if you are a newbie. Even at that, you can still make money immediately so far you have your master plan.

Shopify is proud of over 300 000+ member using the platform to sell their products already. Including some big companies like Pixar, Evernote, Amnesty International, Wikipedia and General Electric and a few others.

Like I said, several people have become a millionaire with Shopify just by selling products online and they are not better than you are.

Shopify, how does it work?

Shopify allows you to sell products online even if you don’t have web development or coding experience – by offering you a comprehensive ECommerce web builder with hundreds of templates ready to use.

All Shopify templates are easily customized with images, logos, and videos to compliment your store looks.

Shopify also integrates more than 70 payment gateways with checkouts in more than 50 languages. Which makes it easier to sell products to customers anywhere in the world.

Related: Shopify Reviews 2018- How Shopify works in Nigeria ( The Pro & Cons)

What Does It Cost?

Shopify prices are broken down into three main plans:

  • Basic – $29 per month
  • Standard- $79 per month
  • Advanced – $299 per month

They have two additional plans, Shopify lite ($9 per month) and Shopify plus but they are less advertised.

Note: all plans come after 14days free trial.

How to start selling and making money with Shopify

To start making money with Shopify you need to create an account with them. This can the done within 5- 10 minutes. I will try to explain everything so newbies and everyone can understand.

You can follow this link to their home page and click on the ‘start free trial button’.

Now register by filling the required space. And after a successful registration, a confirmation link will be sent to your email from Shopify.

After that’s done login to your account and click on create store. choose the product you want to sell and select a theme for your store.

Once this is done you will need to choose your custom domain name, a domain name is a name you want to give your store, it’s the link address that will bring customers to your Shopify store. A good example is, etc but it’s going to have dot Shopify dot com at the end of your domain name. Or buy a new domain name without “dot Shopify”

Finally, the last thing to do is to choose a product category after this you can start selling your product.

How to make money with Your ‘Shopify store’

Like I previously said the best way is to dropship. Now let me show you how you can do that. Let’s say you’re dropshipping with Aliexpress.

You can do this by going to Aliexpress and find some cool and cheap products you can sell. It can be anything so far it’s sellable. Download the photos and description of that product and use the detail to create your own product on your Shopify store.

Shopify has a plugin or app that can easily do that for you. It’s called Oberlo. It will allow you to import dropshipping products directly from the third party supplier (Aliexpress) into your Shopify store. And also help you ship them directly to your customer while you do nothing.

For example, some item cost $5 on Aliexpress you can sell it at your store for $10 and make a profit of $5 on every sale.

Related: Five ways to effectively market your business online 

How to get traffic and sales for your products

What you need here is to create a Facebook fan page for your store. Include your brand name and appropriate Facebook profile picture that suits your products and store.

After this is set up, you can launch a Facebook ad linking them to the cheapest product available at your store.  This is to lure traffic to your store. Because once a product is bought, there is a probability that they will come back for more and this can easily grow your brand too.

While creating the ads I would recommend you use audience insights tool to find the right audience and finally let the money start rolling.

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Note – Let me know what you think about this article by sharing your opinion in the comments box!

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    1. Hi Ebi,You don’t need to pay any tax when dropshipping to US. Tax payment are for US residents only.
      Do let me know when you have further questions am more than happy to help you out.

  1. Nice article, Just thinking after all the payments ur goods doesn’t sell.. Also, can i drop ship goods from jumia and other sells platforms.? Thanks

  2. Hi. Thank you for the article . When shopping to Nigeria, which of the shipping options on Oberlo do you recommend.
    Nice job you are doing sharing this information

  3. no 30 days trial. after signing up and paying for a domain name which will start counting automatically for the next one month, what will grantee a sales to cover up for the following month in Nigeria.

  4. i have set up a store with shopfy, imported product from oberlo. when i acquire a domain name with it, i will have to go to facebook, intergram, whatsapp etc for an advert before i can make sale. your reply has been of help.

  5. Nice job dear. God bless you for sharing this information. i already have an account with shopify, can you please be my mentor, i really want to get it right.

  6. What am concerned about is the delivery Nigeria here, will a customer be willing to pay for products dat he/she knows won’t arrive till after about 1/2mnths??

  7. Hi am David and I want to thank you for the information you have provided. I am about to start my shopify dropshipping and I was hoping if you could help me by being my mentor? I really want this to be a good business investment.

    1. Hi, Dave

      Thanks for the compliment, however there no much to it, subscribe to our mailing list and do read vast about dropshipping.

      I’m sure if you’re committed you see results in no time.

  8. Hi David, please I have some questions:
    1. When someone buys a product from your store how does the person get the product?
    2. When I was reading your article, you stated that “you can then contact the original supplier by buying the product and have him/her shipped the product directly to your customer with your brand name and logo on the product.” Do you still need to buy the product with your own money? And how do you brand your storessay name and logo?

    1. You can buy the product from the money paid by your customer.

      It’s the supplier you forward the order details to on AliExpress that will ship the product to your customer.

      Your own work is to collect the tracking number and send to the customer.

      From that, they can track the movement of their product.

  9. Nice article sir. Please I have 2 questions.
    1.) If I am dropshipping to outside Nigeria, can Paystack accept the payment? Since they said they accept only Nigerian currency.
    2. Is they a way to open a PayPal account here and be receiving payments with it.

    Thank you…

  10. This was really insightful, I’m currently setting up my shopify store, pls what currency do i set it up with? Naira or USD?

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