I took some time out to experiment with Shopify and dropshipping.
Shopify is a complete commerce platform that lets you start, grow, and manage a business.
- Create and customize an online store
- Sell in multiple places, including web, mobile, social media, online marketplaces, brick-and-mortar locations, and pop-up shops
- Manage products, inventory, payments, and shipping
Shopify is completely cloud-based and hosted, which means you don’t have to worry about upgrading or maintaining software or web servers. This gives you the flexibility to access and run your business from anywhere with an internet connection.
I found it to be an enjoyable and successful endeavor so voila yet another way to make money online for all you mommies out there.
I picked a special niche market which was cats specifically cat lovers (fine gifts for cat lovers and their precious feline fur babies- check it out when you get the chance at www.catsapaloozausa.com)
I filled up my store with merchandise from Oberlo.
It’s really cool.
You get the merchandise without really getting it.
You pick out special items for your store and then you invite people to shop at your store.
When they buy the items, you tell Oberlo with just a click of a button to fulfill your order and ship it to where they want it shipped.
The dropshipping warehouse does all the work for you and you just collect the amount you made on the sale by however much you marked it up and were able to sell it.
The only downside of any of this is that it takes a while to ship but that too is changing.
Instead of relying on warehouses in China to ship your orders, they are now starting to use some Stateside shipping warehouses so the shipping times are much faster.
Running a Shopify Store
Running a Shopify store is tons of fun. Not only do you have a great deal of independence but it’s fun and challenging creating the store, filling it with merchandise and then marketing and selling your store items.
If websites aren’t your thing then there are people willing to design your store for you and set it up. Contact me (Kelli) at email@example.com and ask me to help. I’d love to help you set up your shop.
We’ll have you up and running in no time and then you can see what all the excitement is about.
I can’t even begin to tell you just how much fun it is when your items start to sell and you look at your Paypal and there are new orders waiting for you.
It’s so exciting to know that you are making someone else’s day by supplying them with gifts for themselves, their loved ones, or their feline fur babies.
In closing, If you’re looking to make a little extra money, then try Shopify. I will let you know that it is not a get rich quick scheme. You work for your money and it comes in bits and pieces.
I’m back to my blog for good and will be posting regularly.
I’ll be focusing on getting traffic and how to go about that along with my other content. I look forward to your visits.
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