How To Dropship From Aliexpress (Using Shopify & Facebook Ads)

My life has changed pretty drastically ever since I discovered Aliexpress dropshipping.

I went from making $1,000/month on dumb little niche stores, to making $30,000/month on one big general store.

You can already see by the money which method has been more successful for me, but let me explain all the differences so that you can really see why Aliexpress is a game-changer for the dropshipping world.

 

Then after that, I’ll break down exactly how to do the Aliexpress dropshipping method that has worked so well for me, so that you can do it too.

*Note* If you already know the basics and are just looking for my course, you can check it out over at – www.aliexpressecommerce.com

 

And just incase you don’t already know – dropshipping is when you list a supplier’s product at retail price, and when you get an order, you buy the product from the supplier at wholesale, and then you keep the difference in price (the margin).

You then give the original supplier your customers order information and they then ship the product to the customer. You never touch the inventory.

Anyway, let’s move onto the different forms of dropshipping:

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Aliexpress Dropshipping vs. Traditional Dropshipping

Advantages of AliexpressDisadvantages of Traditional
General Store - greater product flexibilityNiche Specific - too constrictive
Facebook Ads - no competition, allows for unlimited scalingGoogle Shopping - way too competitive, can't scale
Focusing on one product at a timeFocusing on all of your products at once
Don't ever have to talk to suppliersHave to get approved by suppliers
No rules/forms to fill outMany rules/forms to fill out
You have control over suppliers - unlimited suppliers, they compete on price and inventory for youSuppliers have control over you - can only work with suppliers you are approved with, they set the prices and only have limited inventory
High marginsLow margins
Automated product importingManual product importing
Can sell worldwide, shipping is cheapCan only sell in the country you registered in, shipping is expensive
Less work, More control, More profitMore work, Less control, Less profit

Flexibility, Control, and Margins

One of the biggest problems with traditional dropshipping stores, is that you’re confined to one niche. The reason being, is because you actually have to go out and get approved with suppliers.

They want to see that you already have a professional looking store in the niche, and a lot of the times they won’t even want to do business with you.

Why? Because many of these new dropshipping stores never bring in any sales for them. It’s not even worth it for them to sign you up.

And even if you do get approved, it’s no reason to celebrate, as you have to follow their own set of pricing, rules, and regulations. The supplier basically owns you, and the margins are slim.

 

On the other hand with Aliexpress, the whole world is your oyster.

If you didn’t already know, Aliexpress is a subsidiary company of Alibaba, the Chinese ecommerce mega-company. While Alibaba sells product in bulk to other businesses, Aliexpress sells product direct to consumer.

This allows dropshippers to use Aliexpress as a one-stop shop for fulfilling all kinds of products to their customers on Shopify.

Additionally, you get to buy the products on Aliexpress directly from 1000’s of different manufacturers. This means you get to choose the absolute lowest price and allows you to make a much bigger profit margin.

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Facebook Ads & Google Shopping

Back to traditional dropshipping, the standard practice of driving traffic is through Google Shopping.

This is the case because your niche has to have products with a very high purchase price, since the margins are so small. Google is the only place that you can really target buyer intent keywords, so this is necessary for the method.

Normally this wouldn’t be a problem, except that during recent years, all the big companies like Walmart, Target, etc. have crashed the party. Every brick and mortar business has seen declines due to ecommerce, so they are all focusing on the online front.

And with that, they bring their huge marketing budgets with them, and they are basically able to price you out of competition. Even if you can stay in business, there’s no scalability once your niche is tapped out.

 

Meanwhile with Aliexpress, the best way of driving traffic is through Facebook Ads. The Aliexpress model can do this, because you have plenty of margin to sell low cost impulse items, unlike traditional dropshipping.

In addition, Facebook is the ultimate advertising platform, as there is no cap on the scalability. You can reach billions of people with no side-by-side competition. You’re just an ad that gets seen while someone scrolls through their newsfeed.

Furthermore, the social proof of likes, shares, and comments, can really launch a winning ad into the stratosphere, while giving you tons of free organic exposure.

Lastly with Facebook, you get to target through interests, custom audiences, and look-a-like audiences, which allows for maximum relevance, and once again, scalability.

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Can you see why Aliexpress Dropshipping is Better?

You can now probably see why dropshipping with Aliexpress is the better way to go.

You can whip up a store in minutes, automatically import some products you want to test, and jump right into Facebook Ads.

Dropshipping with Aliexpress gives you a minimal amount of startup work, with ultimate control, and much higher profits. There is literally not one thing that traditional dropshipping does better.

Actually, there is one thing that many people who have never done Aliexpress dropshipping seem to think is a big deal: the shipping time.

 

Aliexpress usually takes around 2-3 weeks to ship, which I will admit is pretty long.

However, your customers are buying impulse products off of Facebook. Most of the time they don’t even remember they ordered something.

Therefore, the shipping time doesn’t really cause any problems. As long as you choose a good shipping option with a tracking number, you’ll be fine.

Now then, let’s move onto all the juicy details on how to dropship from Aliexpress.

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How To Dropship From Aliexpress – 2017 Complete Guide

There are three main components to dropshipping with Aliexpress. Obviously there is Aliexpress, but then there is also Shopify and Facebook Ads, which all link together to form a powerful trifecta.

Aliexpress

1. Create an Aliexpress account

First things first, you have to create an Aliexpress account. This will allow you to order products to dropship them to your customers.

Also check out Richard’s blog post from A Better Lemonade Stand, on how he fully set up an Aliexpress dropshipping store in 72 hours.

 

2. Link to Shopify

After you have your Aliexpress account, then you have to use a separate app to link your Aliexpress account to your Shopify account.

There’s a few different apps that can do this, and inside my course Aliexpress Ecommerce, I share with you my preferred app which makes the whole process extremely easy.

 

3. Importing Products

Once you’re properly linked up, you can go to Aliexpress and one-click import as many products as you want directly into your Shopify store. It will bring the pictures, the description, and most importantly, the connection to each individual supplier.

 

4. Fulfilling Orders

When the time comes to fulfill your orders, all you have to do is go inside the separate app, and click the order button. Doing so will take you to Aliexpress, and automatically fill in the customers shipping info and place the order for you.

 

5. Hire a VA

Even though the ordering process is pretty quick and easy, when you’re getting a lot of orders, you don’t want to be doing it yourself.

You’ll have more important things to do like product research and managing your Facebook Ads, so the smart thing to do is to hire a VA.

PS: You can read how I hire people on Upwork in this post right here.

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Shopify

1. Make a Shopify Account

Like I mentioned previously, you’re going to need to make a Shopify account and link it to your Aliexpress account.

 

2. Design a Custom Product Page

After that is taken care of, the next step is to design a killer product page template. The default product page isn’t going to look good at all, and if you want to maximize your conversions, you’re going to need to design it in a professional way.

 

3. Download all the Best Apps

The last and most important part of mastering Shopify, is making sure you have all the best apps. The apps will make or break your store, as they make it easier to sell, as well as manage the backend work.

Again, this is something I go over inside of Aliexpress Ecommerce.

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Facebook Ads

1. Create Facebook Ad Account & Link Pixel to Shopify

Once you have your Aliexpress account and Shopify store created, it’s time to create a Faceb00k Ad account. Super easy – just login into a normal Facebook account and go into the Ad Manager.

After it’s created, you’ll need to go to the Pixel Tab, and copy your Pixel ID into Shopify. This will allow Facebook to track your data and conversions when you send traffic to your store.

 

2. Conduct Product Research

Now, we’ve come to the most important part of the whole process. Only very specific products sell well on Facebook. Some criteria include inexpensive impulse buy type of items, and products that reach a mass appeal.

You’re going to want to make a list of products you think will sell well, and then see if you can find some good videos for them online.

 

3. Make Video Ads

Like I just mentioned, you need to able to find good videos for the products. It’s easier said than done, so you’ll need to do a lot of searching.

After you find some, you’re going to want to pick the best parts of them and edit a video ad together.

If you’re really confident in the product you can also hire someone to make a video, or even order the product and make one yourself.

 

4. Targeting Adsets

Inside of the Facebook Ad Manager, you’re going to want to upload your finished video ad and start sending traffic to it.

The way you do that is by creating adsets targeting interests that relate to the product your selling.

It’s good to test at least 4 different interests per product, so that you can make sure you covered all your bases.

 

5. Scaling with LAL Audiences

If you find a product that is selling well and you are making a positive ROI after ad-spend and fulfillment costs, the next step is to scale it up.

This simply means increasing your daily ad budget, while creating Look-A-Like Audiences.

These audiences will allow you to use the data from your previous sales to make a much bigger audience, which is also more targeted at the same time. This is where the big money is made.

how to dropship from aliexpress

 

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Aliexpress Ecommerce – My Extensive Video Course

What I just went over is super important, but it’s really just the starting steps of how to dropship from Aliexpress.

And ever since I started talking about my success with this method, I’ve been getting a lot of requests to create a full course on exactly how to do this.

At first I was a bit hesitant because I didn’t want to become a guru, but I thought it over, and eventually managed to do it in a way that doesn’t compromise my principles or ethics.

 

Therefore I just recently released my course Aliexpress Ecommerce, which contains over 21 videos and 3.5 hours of screenshared footage directly from my Aliexpress, Shopify and Facebook Ad Account.

No details are left out, as I literally go over everything you need to know to successfully dropship from Aliexpress.

In addition, you can save 25% off at checkout with code: L2W

 

Here are my results in 5 months, netting about $150,000 in profit.

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Final Thoughts

Aliexpress dropshipping has completely changed my life, but I have to tell you, it is not easy.

It is extremely difficult, and you’ll have to be prepared to spend countless hours of testing before you hit a winning product.

You’re going to want to quit, but if you want to see success, you’re going to have to keep pushing no matter what.

 

If you want to stay up to date on my journey, subscribe to me on YouTube, and like I mentioned above, you can learn absolutely everything about this method inside of my course, Aliexpress Ecommerce.

Thank you to everyone who has helped me along the way, and I wish everyone who is just starting out with Aliexpress dropshipping the best of luck.

The holidays are coming, it’s time to get to work and make the big bucks! – Brian

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By | 2017-10-20T04:53:59+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Business|58 Comments

58 Comments

  1. thomas March 13, 2017 at 2:49 PM - Reply

    Hey Brian
    Thank you for sharing you’r knoledge
    i’m a french fellow follower of you’r blog and i would like to start making money with you’r stratégie.
    I’m a student in Paris and i don’t have a lot of cashflow.
    How much money should i have to get started succesfully ? do you think i can win the first time ? i am ready to invest more for a coach if it will help me to get faster result.

    • Loser 2 Winner
      Loser 2 Winner March 14, 2017 at 1:19 AM - Reply

      Hey Thomas,

      If you really want to succeed, I would be prepared to invest a few thousand dollars in ads as well as months of learning and testing.

      No you won’t win the first time, this isn’t easy, this will take everything you got.

  2. Benjamin Nguyen March 13, 2017 at 7:03 PM - Reply

    Awesome post Brian. Thank you for your honesty and sharing everything. DSL totally took a lot of expenses out of me. I’m going to try and sell my store and try this when I get the most comfortable funds needed to test.

    Looking forward to many more of your post bro.

    • Loser 2 Winner
      Loser 2 Winner March 14, 2017 at 1:24 AM - Reply

      Thx Ben!

      I think that’s a good move. This method definitely takes more startup capital, but the rewards are astronomically higher.

      Let me know if you need any help man.

      • Derek November 11, 2017 at 7:05 PM - Reply

        Hey Brian,

        About how much capital do you need?

    • GetItGoing March 15, 2017 at 7:58 AM - Reply

      Hi Benjamin, I had sent you a message over at DSL and didn’t hear back. My message was probably a bit too long but I would still like to ask a few things regarding your experiences, etc.

      • Benjamin Nguyen March 15, 2017 at 11:19 AM - Reply

        Get GetItGoing, I replied to your message. Sorry it’s so late, I haven’t logged on the forums in a long time.

      • Benjamin Nguyen March 15, 2017 at 11:19 AM - Reply

        Hey GetItGoing, I replied to your message. Sorry it’s so late, I haven’t logged on the forums in a long time.

        • GetItGoing March 15, 2017 at 11:23 AM - Reply

          Thanks, my friend. I realized after sending it that it was a bit too long. Also, I reconsidered some things regarding my DSL stuff after that time, too.

          Also had a conversation with Earnest E. about some things, and he told me a few things I hadn’t heard before too.

          • Phil May 23, 2017 at 7:14 AM - Reply

            would love to read those questions and answers and coach’s take on things

  3. GetItGoing March 15, 2017 at 8:10 AM - Reply

    Hi Brian, interesting post. Actually I was guessing this post would be this subject and had actually started tinkering with Oberlo already.

    The one thing I see (with not having gone far yet, so I don’t know too much right now) is that ti will definitely take some work to clean up titles and product descriptions that you import, as well as photos too.

    1. Did you do this, or what did you do for those details?
    2. Basically how many products are you listing, roughly?
    3. So to be clear, you aren’t selling from just one niche, but a range of products? (general products?)

    I found 2 threads I would encourage anyone just finding out about this to read, they’re pretty good:

    https://www.rooshvforum.com/thread-57327.html?highlight=Drop+shipping

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Entrepreneur/comments/43uo3x/i_made_over_3_million_year_in_sales_with_my/

    And 2 sites that can be helpful for seeing currently popular items:

    http://www.watchcount.com/
    https://bestselling.aliexpress.com/en

    Thanks.

  4. Deaniedean March 21, 2017 at 2:02 AM - Reply

    Awesome update!

    Btw , how do process 1000+ orders? You using some apps to do them?

  5. Ray Kingsman March 24, 2017 at 7:37 PM - Reply

    Hey Brian,

    I’m so happy to hear you are killing. Congrats. Your rich now. Lolz. The progress you made in a couple weeks is incredible and a huge inspiration to budding entrepreneurs like me.

    How did you raise the capital for drop shipping business? Did you have a boatload of saving already? It seems like you had a lot of money to put into advertising and importing products. You also scaled up very quickly.

    Just wondering. Congratulations again dude.

    Ray

    • Loser 2 Winner
      Loser 2 Winner March 25, 2017 at 3:35 AM - Reply

      Thanks Ray. Not anywhere close to rich, but it’s a step in the right direction.

      To answer your question: credit cards. Since starting ecommerce in late 2015, I’ve been able to increase my credit limit to $20,000 per card, and I can get as many cards as I want.

      Credit cards are the most valuable tool imaginable if you know how to use them – I’ll probably write a post about this in the future.

      Best,
      Brian

      • thinker&doer April 23, 2017 at 12:22 PM - Reply

        This has become my favorite blog because of the honesty… I would LOVE if you could make a post on credit cards, I’m young and still don’t know how to really get credit. Especially trying to get into freelance/self-employment I think it’s harder to establish credit and your post would help tons!

        • Loser 2 Winner
          Loser 2 Winner April 24, 2017 at 2:48 AM - Reply

          thanks man that means a lot!

          i’m planning to make a post on credit cards soon – they’ve helped me out a ton and can definitely do the same for you

  6. Samwise Gamgee March 31, 2017 at 7:03 PM - Reply

    Hey Brian,

    How are you bud? Me names Sam. Just saw some of your vids and am really impressed how u made so much money in such a short span of time! Dang more than me too. lol

    I currently do ebay dropshipping and am making $4000 a month in net, next month i expect $6000+ in net.

    By end of this year I hope to be making $15000+ net hopefully.

    i’m a Thai living in Bangkok.

    Brian, what can I do to connect with you?

    I’m a super hustler, i work harder than anyone else. Do you take disciples? I did be more than happy to give you a cut as Chris had you do.

    Or if not now, we could connect later.

    Thanks Brian and keep up the good work!

    • Samwise Gamgee March 31, 2017 at 7:04 PM - Reply

      Oh, btw, only 1% or less can achieve the level of earnings as mines.

      • Derek November 11, 2017 at 7:11 PM - Reply

        Hey Samwise,

        Anyway I can connect with you. Seem to know your stuff on ebay. I am also Dropshipping on ebay.

  7. Khan April 5, 2017 at 8:01 PM - Reply

    Hey bud
    Super impressed thx for sharing. Few questions.
    What type of products sell?
    Do you think video add better or we can do WC page post ads?
    Did you have any issue with sudden flux of money coming in with your papal, sometimes I heard they flag accounts etc ?

    Thx

    • Loser 2 Winner
      Loser 2 Winner April 6, 2017 at 8:52 AM - Reply

      Np Khan.

      I sell anything that I think will sell well. I test a lot.

      Yes video is better, and yes PayPal is the devil. Avoid them like the plague, completely fraudulent company.

  8. Neil April 11, 2017 at 6:11 PM - Reply

    Hey man, you said you have “3-5 different targeting adsets” for each product.
    Can you elaborate a little on this?
    Do you change the targeting interests and keywords?
    Do you change the age targeting?
    Country targeting?
    The image of the ad?

  9. Kieran April 16, 2017 at 4:18 AM - Reply

    Hi Brian,

    I’m completely clueless about dropshipping but curious as to the big picture of how things work and how it can apply elsewhere.

    I get the overall gist of what dropshipping is, I think. Find products, build a store so people can order those products (you don’t have to touch them), get traffic to your store so you can make sales (done with facebook ads).

    You say you are using video ads. Forgive me I have not been on Facebook in a year, are these ads pop up texts while a video is playing, actual videos you have made or had made by others to show the product, or other?

    I’m interested in making some software as a service down the line and have heard in a few places that Facebook ads are good to get traffic.

    Thanks,
    Kieran

    • Loser 2 Winner
      Loser 2 Winner April 16, 2017 at 11:05 AM - Reply

      Hey Kieran,

      They are actual videos that you make.

      I wasn’t on fb for 3 years, good to get back on now. Lots of money to be made!

  10. carlos May 8, 2017 at 3:13 AM - Reply

    i have my droshipping bussiness running the thing i dont dominate is facebook ad no conertions

  11. Sybnor Dabney May 9, 2017 at 8:44 PM - Reply

    Hey can you help me out I’ve had my store open for a while now I have not sold not one product at all and I think my store it’s okay but when you ask someone to help you they always have an agenda wants you to pay for the services and I feel like if you are already doing good why not help someone else I feel like that’s when you will get blessed with more if you help someone else I just really need help with this…thanks Mrs. T

  12. Peter May 24, 2017 at 2:02 AM - Reply

    Hi Brian,

    Can you explain more what do you mean by “scale the product”? Do you mean you increase the budget on a fb ad for that particular product? Any other things/strategies for increasing the focus on a single product?

    • Loser 2 Winner
      Loser 2 Winner May 25, 2017 at 7:48 AM - Reply

      yup scaling just means increasing the budget so you can reach a bigger audience of buyers.

      it’s not easy though, as you have to manage the cost per conversion. the more money you spend per day, the higher your cost per conversion will be.

      it’s all about finding the sweet spot of how much to spend per day for maximum profitability.

  13. clint May 26, 2017 at 2:55 AM - Reply

    Hi Brian

    I’m setting up some fba ads and curious if I should focus on conversion ads or just getting clicks. Obviously I can test to see but thought I would ask for your feedback.

    Thanks

    • Loser 2 Winner
      Loser 2 Winner May 26, 2017 at 4:46 AM - Reply

      hey clint – if you’re using a brand new pixel, then ya you want to get as many relevant clicks as possible so the pixel can start collecting some data.

      after you’ve spend a good amount of money and the pixel has data to work with, then you can start running conversion ads

  14. ping June 1, 2017 at 3:29 PM - Reply

    Hi….Brian

    i really want to try dropshiping using aliexpress … after i do my resech about alibaba and aliexpress . lots of negative feedback from people have try it ..

    can you pls tell the should i go ahead and try ? i m a bit loss …

  15. Josef June 8, 2017 at 1:38 AM - Reply

    What type of products do you sell?

  16. Joao Garcia June 8, 2017 at 10:46 AM - Reply

    Hi Brian,

    Thanks for the awesome guide, that really inspired me to keep pushing 🙂
    Do you test a niche at a time? like 3-5 products per niche? then another round of 3-5 products for a different niche?

    Also it would be very useful if you could do a video on product selection, like what took you from that 5% success rate to 25% on finding winning products.

    Thanks for help 😉

    • Loser 2 Winner
      Loser 2 Winner June 8, 2017 at 11:34 AM - Reply

      hey man i appreciate it and glad you’re inspired!

      i test a variety of products at a time (anything that can reach mass appeal), you gotta stop thinking about niches.

      i’ll have videos on my exact process that i will record this summer!

  17. Dave June 13, 2017 at 6:54 PM - Reply

    Hey Brian, came across your blog from your Youtube videos. I love the sincerity your videos.
    Question for you. From what I understand, Aliexpress has rather long wait time when it comes to shipping. 30 days before the customer gets the product in their hands.

    How have you managed to overcome that, or am I actually wrong on this? As well, I do you confirm that the product is good quality?

    Thanks again for the awesome videos.

    Dave

    • Loser 2 Winner
      Loser 2 Winner June 14, 2017 at 2:42 AM - Reply

      hey dave thx a lot i appreciate it.

      ya with the processing time and epacket itll usually take about 20-30 days. just let them know how long it takes ahead of time and you should be fine.

      in terms of the quality, just check the reviews of the supplier and on that particular product.

      hope that helps

  18. Ben Nguyen June 20, 2017 at 3:20 PM - Reply

    Hey Brian, when building a general Shopify store what does your menu look like?

    I would think you would copy the exact menu from Aliexpress and just upload the products into the right category for organization purposes and for the customer to easily navigate.

    Thank you 🙂

    Ben

    • Loser 2 Winner
      Loser 2 Winner June 21, 2017 at 12:28 AM - Reply

      hey ben what’s up man.

      i don’t have any categories, i have all my products under one general collection.

      so my menu just looks like, home, catalog, about us, contact us, etc.

      it seems strange, but it works.

      • Ben Nguyen June 22, 2017 at 4:51 PM - Reply

        Awesome. The people will probably only land on product page anyways.

        The testing part and learning will be the difficult part now.

        Thanks for the reply bro.

  19. Ega samudra widya July 1, 2017 at 12:16 PM - Reply

    hi brian
    i read your comment above that you make a video for fb ads by yourself
    now how you make that video? do we have to buy everything first ??
    or you just take a video from google and a little bit editing?

  20. achraf July 4, 2017 at 6:45 AM - Reply

    Let’s say for a specific product at $10/day adset(you have 3 adsets for each product) when did u kill that adset? do you just leave it run for 3 days (even with no sale) then judge it

    thanks

    • Loser 2 Winner
      Loser 2 Winner July 4, 2017 at 8:28 AM - Reply

      ya when you’re running $10/day/adset, you’re going to need at least 3 days (5-7 days would be better), to gain any considerable amount of data. it’s not about the days, it’s about the dollars spent (so 3 days will only give you $30 worth of data for that adset).

      when your first starting out, you’re at a big disadvantage because of the low budget which gives you the long day wait time.

      i’ve found that you usually need to spend between $50-$100 per adset to get an adequate amount of data. therefore i launch at $50/adset/day, so i know right away whether the adset is good or not.

      obviously, this should only be done once you know what you’re doing and you’re making enough money to afford this type of spend.

  21. Brian July 10, 2017 at 11:28 AM - Reply

    Hi Brian!

    My name is Brian too and I’ve been doing drop shipping with Ali Express for a time with no success and nearly gave up until I came across your honest and raw post which have since rekindled my hope with this business model, so thank you.
    On thing that really stuck with me is you mentioned you just do a general store that sells any products which have mass appeal.
    Does this literally mean you sell dog products, cooking products, fitness products or whatever products under the same store (without categories) or do you define a general store as Dogs (for example) that sells any and all products related to Dogs?

    • Loser 2 Winner
      Loser 2 Winner July 10, 2017 at 12:04 PM - Reply

      Hey Brian – glad this could help you out!

      Yes, the general store literally sells anything.

      You can define a general store such as dogs, but that will be more of a long term brand building play.

  22. Jon Morrisson July 16, 2017 at 3:19 AM - Reply

    Hi Brian! Awesome video! One question: Making video ads on FB – How does that work exactly? I’m a quick learner but I’m not sure what the best way to do that without having the buy the product first.

  23. Erica August 1, 2017 at 6:44 PM - Reply

    Brian,

    This is by far the most genuine and helpful information I have come across regarding Dropshopping, so thank you! I will be reading more of your posts, and I have subscribed to your YouTube Channel. All the other advice I have come across left me feeling like I was about to walk into a scam.

    I am a teacher, and I am looking to supplement my income by doing drop shipping with ali express. I hope you don’t mind if I ask a few questions:

    1. Is there a minimum price for which you will sell an item? I know you said to focus on mass appeal impulse buy items and low price points, but do you sell $2/item products or $20/item products? How low do you go?

    2. Do you have a formula for how much you invest back into advertising per sale?

    3. How long do you advertise a product before stopping it? Is that what you mean by waiting 3-5 days, and if it doesn’t catch on in that time frame you drop the product?

    4. At what point do you consider the product a winner and focus all your advertising on that product?

    5. On the flip side, at what point do you decide that you will no longer pursue a once “big winner” product and drop advertising for that product.

    6. On average, how much time per week do you dedicate to your business?

    Thank you so very much for this post. It is incredibly refreshing to come across your blog to get authentic drop shipping advice. And thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. All I want is bit more financial security, to pay my bills, and live more comfortably.

    • Loser 2 Winner
      Loser 2 Winner August 2, 2017 at 5:56 AM - Reply

      Hey Erica – thanks for your kind words!

      I have a course coming out soon that will answer all of these in great detail, but here’s a few:

      1. You want to buy the product as cheaply as you can on Aliexpress ($2-$8) and sell it for ($20-$30).

      4. Once you find a product doing a ROAS above at least 2x, preferably 3x.

      6. Depends on the week, but when you’re first starting out, be prepared to be working and learning 24/7. It’s not optimal to do this as a side thing, I reckon it’ll take at least 1000 hours before you start seeing success.

      Hope that helps!

  24. Maxim Artyenslov August 3, 2017 at 2:33 AM - Reply

    Hi Brian, quick technical question for you!

    When you start these test campaigns, do you do PPE ads to test with or go right testing with WC ads?

    As for ‘Jon Morrisson’ above – You can find videos on Youtube. Most AliExpress sellers put videos up there of their product…or it’s infringed and you’ll find the actual vid. Just search it.

    • Loser 2 Winner
      Loser 2 Winner August 3, 2017 at 3:32 AM - Reply

      Hey Max I only run Conversion.

      And yes you’re right about the vids thx for helping out

  25. zaalim August 3, 2017 at 2:24 PM - Reply

    Wall Street Playboys book Efficiency basically recommends the same thing. That is crazy how much money you are making.

    Whats your markup on your products? It seems like a lot of items on Aliexpress are at a retail price so if you mark it up even more, youre not offering a competitive price? Thanks

  26. Jay de los Reyes August 12, 2017 at 5:19 PM - Reply

    Hey Brian. I remember back in March, I was watching your video about how you did $30k in 3 weeks. It really inspired me to dig even further. Since then, I’ve been back and forth with my Main business in private label and then with Dropshipping on Shopify.

    I’ve tested products and have done decently with the dropship model. I want to go all out this 4th quarter and I want to start aggressively testing this August. Thanks for being real. THe way you explain it is so simple and short. I’ve spent hours watching others teach their stuff and upsell their courses. I got some value out of it but you’re probably one of the only few who is straight to the point. There’s only one other group out there that teaches this stuff in real no bullshit way.

    I’ve been looking for sellers who do the aggressive testing at least $50/day/adset. I want to implement it this week because I feel that’s the best way to go.I have the experience and budget for ecom, Plus, my Amazon PL is just cruising for now. I just haven’t tried the aggressive testing yet for DS…

    I’ve learn that some of the more aggressive high volume guys are giving an adset 24-48 hours at $50-100 budget/day. They run it straight on Purchase conversion even on cold pixels.

    1. I just want to know, are you killing a $50-100 ad set after 1 day OR 24-48 hours, if its not performing well?

    2. Are you scaling with high budgets on Auto bids or with Manual Bids?

    FYI: I’m running a General Store

    Look forward to your answer! Even if you don’t answer, thanks for the knowledge on your vids. It really helped me back then. I was considering DSL, but I’m glad you dropped the truth on DS with Shopify+ALiexpress!

    • Loser 2 Winner
      Loser 2 Winner August 13, 2017 at 2:27 AM - Reply

      hey jay thanks for the kind words man and i’m happy my stuff has helped you out!

      in regards to your questions, $50 adsets i usually run for 2 days and $100 adsets i run for 1 day and then evaluate the results from there.

      and i only use auto bid, imo manual bidding takes way more work than it’s worth.

  27. Daniel November 11, 2017 at 8:23 AM - Reply

    Hi Brian ,

    Really impressed about your success and hard work you’ve done.
    I am starting soon my shop, but if you reach a certain amount a month and you are only doing this, you need to prove to the bank where you have the money from , so… you will have to pay the 20% self-employed taxes to the assholes. Or there s another way, I m new with this so , it will help me understand better in what I’m getting into.

    Thank you,
    Daniel

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