Why I No Longer Promote Drop Ship Lifestyle

Hello everyone. As per recent events going on in both Chiang Mai and my life, I have decided to end my affiliation with Drop Ship Lifestyle.

I’ve seen so much sketchy business tactics as of late, that I’ve really been thinking about what kind of person I want to be.

And after some heavy reflection, I’ve realized that I don’t 100% believe in Drop Ship Lifestyle anymore. Therefore, I no longer feel comfortable in promoting the course.

 

In no way do I have any ill will towards Anton, I just feel that the course is no longer worth the money compared to other free ways of learning.

I should also note that this post is entirely my opinion, and should be taken as such.

Let me first go over with my history with Drop Ship Lifestyle, and then further explain my thoughts and concerns.

My History With Drop Ship Lifestyle

To start, I joined Drop Ship Lifestyle in November 2015, for $500.

I was in college in Florida at the time, and I was just coming to the realization that everything is bullshit. I knew that I could never work a traditional job ever again.

I had also learned the basics about drop shipping a few years prior, that when I found out about Drop Ship Lifestyle, I was immediately ready to get to work.

 

I then spent 2 months building my store, and officially launched at the end of December. If you’ve been around L2W for awhile, you know that I ended up selling the store a month later for $2,250. 

It obviously wasn’t an ideal scenario, but the niche I picked did not have a high enough average order value to be profitable. Therefore, I had to get out while I still had the chance.

 

After that, I spent some time helping my friend build a store, while I thought of my next idea. I now knew how important niche selection was in determining the success of the store.

Eventually in June 2016, Dean a fellow L2W reader came to me with a great niche idea. He wanted my opinion on if he should pursue it, but I liked it so much, that I told him we should partner up.

 

So we started the store at the end of June, and it’s been slowly growing for about 6 months now. The store does alright, but the products we sell don’t have a high enough conversion rate compared to the purchase price they sell at.

While we sell a good amount of product, our net profit margin is very low. It simply isn’t worth my time to pursue when I have so many other new projects that I want to work on.

UPDATE: I sold the store on Flippa for $8,150.

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Problems with Drop Ship Lifestyle

Now with my Drop Ship Lifestyle history out of the way, let me explain the big problems with the method.

The biggest problem, is that almost every niche in existence has been taken.

Drop Ship Lifestyle has gotten so popular, that you seriously have to get lucky to stumble upon a niche worth pursuing. There is simply a much bigger supply of stores compared to the demand of buyers.

 

The second biggest problem, is that drop shipping margins are very low. Even if you are doing a high amount of sales, your NET profit is likely only going to be between 5-15%. That’s not exciting.

Which brings me to the biggest problem which encompasses both of the previous 2, is that your chance of success for even creating a store worth keeping is extremely low.

For example, here’s a screenshot of sales from the store I just sold:

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You might think that looks impressive, but it’s really not. With 10% net profit margins I’m only making $1,000 a month from the store.

And with the amount of work I put in to get it up and running properly, it’s not even close to worth it.

 

Even with the sale payout, I still don’t find it worth it, especially considering the new alternative way of drop shipping which I’ll be mentioning soon.

To sum things up, revenue means jack shit, and if you see someone bragging about their Shopify screenshots, they’re probably trying to sell you something.

 

Additionally, I should also note that I’m probably in the top 1% of people who have had this type of success with Drop Ship Lifestyle. This is not me boasting, this is me telling you how hard it is.

To be fair, a lot of people who buy the course don’t even finish it or take it seriously, but still; there’s a lot to be said about the low success rate.

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Affiliate Marketing Ethics

Like I mentioned at the beginning of the post, the recent Chiang Mai events inspired me to do some self-reflection.

I realized that I don’t 100% believe in Drop Ship Lifestyle anymore, so there is no way I can continue promoting it.

Yeah I could make more affiliate income by keeping the link active, but I don’t give a damn about money if I’m not helping you guys.

 

I created Loser 2 Winner to share my journey and to help others who are in the same boat that I used to be in, not to make money.

Unlike 99% of people in the online-sphere, I actually care about you guys, and I hope you can see that.

Add in the fact that I’ve seen how slimy guru marketers are in real life, I want absolutely nothing to do with products I wouldn’t recommend to my entire audience.

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Final Thoughts

Well guys, that is current my opinion on Drop Ship Lifestyle. And here is another viewpoint on the matter that I think you should read as well.

The only scenario where I think Drop Ship Lifestyle still makes sense, is if you already have e-commerce experience, and you find a high purchase price niche that is in a brand new industry.

That way the low margins don’t matter because you’re doing so much revenue from such a small amount of orders, and you’ll be first to market which is absolutely crucial.

And like I said in the beginning of the article, I have nothing bad to say about Anton or Drop Ship Lifestyle as a company, this is just my personal opinion on the future of their business model.

 

However, I have recently come across a new, much more profitable way of drop shipping, which completely changes the game entirely.

Let me know if you have any experience with Drop Ship Lifestyle and what your opinion is in the comments section below.

My best to all of you – Brian

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By | 2017-10-01T07:03:28+00:00 January 16th, 2017|Business|26 Comments

26 Comments

  1. heyyouguise January 16, 2017 at 11:35 AM - Reply

    Interesting looking back at the comments for the post about you selling the site, he might have been a bit of a dick but that Joey Crack commentator was right on.

    • Loser 2 Winner
      Loser 2 Winner January 16, 2017 at 4:37 PM - Reply

      Hey Guise – Ya looking back, he definitely made some good points.

      Always learning!

      • job February 2, 2017 at 4:43 PM - Reply

        Hey man. Im also interested on the new dropshipping course you found

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        • Loser 2 Winner
          Loser 2 Winner February 3, 2017 at 2:11 AM - Reply

          Hey job, it’s won’t be a course, it’ll be a series of free articles that I’ll be writing. Should be out in the next coming month!

  2. Benjamin January 16, 2017 at 12:27 PM - Reply

    Nice man. I’m still sticking with my store making some sales, but the cost of advertise kills me. Still confusing as hell, but I am very very very interested in your new way of dropshopping. Thanks bro.

    • Benjamin January 16, 2017 at 2:13 PM - Reply

      Oh and also, I definitely learned a lot from this course too. I think the course can help you make some money and is limited to a certain point. If you want to make more money with this system, it comes down to doing everything else on your own, testing and implementing different strategies. I know I’ve drifted a lot away from the original content taught in the course and more experimentation. I am lucky that in my niche I can drive to my manufacturer and test/try out their products before sending out to my customers, I think that’s an advantage I have, but other than that you pretty much learn a lot of other things on your own. Nothing wrong with doing it on your own, I think that comes with entrepreneurship.

      • Loser 2 Winner
        Loser 2 Winner January 16, 2017 at 4:41 PM - Reply

        Completely agree with this – the more you do your own research and experimentation, is how you are going to move ahead of the pack.

        The course never was a golden ticket, it was a starting point, and the ppl that find the most success use it exactly as such.

    • Loser 2 Winner
      Loser 2 Winner January 16, 2017 at 4:38 PM - Reply

      Ya man the competition on Google is just way too much for it to make sense in most cases anymore. Just replied to your email!

      • Benjamin January 16, 2017 at 6:00 PM - Reply

        Thanks for the responses bro! I hope you release those series soon. Can’t wait to jump in and learn to make a living through this method and earn freedom.

  3. GetItGoing January 16, 2017 at 2:49 PM - Reply

    Hey Brian, I respect your perspective, because you explained your reasoning behind what you wrote and your decisions, and that makes a huge difference in understanding a person’s stance about something big like this.

    I will be releasing a full series of articles in the next coming months so stay tuned as you won’t want to miss it!

    Yes, PLEASE do!! Very curious!

    I guess there’s not too much more for me to say, given that you explained this subject (this article) a while back to me.

    Thanks.

    • Loser 2 Winner
      Loser 2 Winner January 16, 2017 at 4:45 PM - Reply

      Hey Marty,

      Thanks for chiming in!

      Yes, these articles will be out soon. This new style of drop shipping is 1000% better in all aspects.

      • GetItGoing February 10, 2017 at 1:05 PM - Reply

        I think I know what it is coincidentally but I could be wrong so I’ll just keep quiet and we’ll see what it could be.

  4. Caleb January 16, 2017 at 9:00 PM - Reply

    Thanks for the information Brian, im looking forward to the following posts.
    -Caleb

    • Loser 2 Winner
      Loser 2 Winner January 17, 2017 at 1:09 AM - Reply

      Np Caleb, I think you guys are going to get a lot of value from them!

  5. Deaniedean January 18, 2017 at 4:27 AM - Reply

    Just want to say it’s been a crazy ride with the dropship store. You’ve taught me alot and inspired me to take biggest leap of faith in my life in more than just one venture.

    The store has been a big source of happiness for me and though it sucks that it’ll be gone in a few hours , thanks to you i have alot more larger-scale plans for 2017.

    You are the real deal man, i got alot of value from you and i definitely will give back in the next coming months!

    • Loser 2 Winner
      Loser 2 Winner January 18, 2017 at 6:42 AM - Reply

      Ya man it’s been a rollercoaster of ups and downs, that’s forsure.

      I appreciate the kind words bro, can’t wait to see what the future holds for you!

  6. Ron January 18, 2017 at 9:31 PM - Reply

    Been browsing through the site a bit, and loving what I’m reading. Excited to read more, and see what you publish in the future. Thanks!

    • Loser 2 Winner
      Loser 2 Winner January 19, 2017 at 3:23 AM - Reply

      Thanks Ron I really appreciate that! Glad you’re enjoying the content!

  7. Standard January 19, 2017 at 10:07 AM - Reply

    I asked them to share with me some stories of failure. They gave me the run-around. Not surprising!

    • Loser 2 Winner
      Loser 2 Winner January 19, 2017 at 10:47 AM - Reply

      Yikes. Stay tuned for the better way to drop ship

    • GetItGoing February 10, 2017 at 1:07 PM - Reply

      Can you go into more detail about who/what/where of your questions about the failures? Thanks.

  8. Magister January 26, 2017 at 4:03 PM - Reply

    Great article, can’t wait to hear about your new easier way of drop shipping. I was wondering why don’t you try with adds? Adsense or similar network? I wish you can send me in email how much l2w is making from kratom affiliate? Anyway, thank you for all this information.

    • Loser 2 Winner
      Loser 2 Winner January 27, 2017 at 3:46 AM - Reply

      Thx Magister.

      To answer your question – Because I don’t care about making money on l2w. Especially when it would make the site look like shit and decrease engagement. Plus you need a huge amount of traffic for adsense to make sense.

      Since September, I’ve made $0 on Kratom, as the program was put on halt due to the legal issues.

  9. Morteza September 4, 2017 at 8:24 PM - Reply

    before I even start you are telling me Drop-shipping sucks. so what is the solution or new way?

  10. Michelle December 5, 2017 at 2:23 AM - Reply

    I was watching one of your videos where you said you have to invest a bit of money in facebook ads, as well as using it for trial and error… do you have a minimum amount per month a person should have or a lump amount of capital a person should have to use for this business venture?

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