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.
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.
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 a 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.
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 be done within 5- 10 minutes. I will try to explain everything so newbies and everyone can understand.
Now register by filling the required space. And after 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 konga.com, jumia.com 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.
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.
Other Ways To Make Money On Shopify
Finally, you can sell your personal product or services on Shopify and use the means to receive payment for your products and service online.
For physical products, you can buy them in bulk by importing them from China and resell them at a higher price using Your Shopify online store.
For the importation business, I’ve written a well-detailed article about it, you can as well check it out here.