In this post, I'm going to pay different people at Harvard to create different parts of a dropshipping business. I'm then going to put it all together, launch it, and see what happens. I'm going to be paying somebody to create an advertisement at the web site, a logo, and the whole shebang.
I'm excited about this, and I'm curious to see what happens when I launch the store. So, let's just get right into this one. As you've read in the title and the little intro, did you already know what we're going to be doing in this post?
What Is Fiver?
For people who are not sure what Fiverr is? It's a website where people can put up freelance services and charge anywhere from five dollars to a couple of thousand dollars for them. The variety of different services, you can purchase on this website is pretty crazy.
I mean, you can get anything from website design to somebody managing your Tinder profile to a guy saying that he's going to say anything you want a thousand times for five dollars. Several sellers on Fiverr say this for $7.00.
I mean, this website has everything on it, and in this post, we're going to try to use it to build a full-on AliExpress dropshipping business with it. By the way, that's when you take a product from China and that cost like four dollars. You make a website around it, sell it on there for $15, and someone purchased it from you, you keep the difference in the middle.
Just ship this product directly to the end customer. Did you guys get the point? It's reasonably easy to understand business model; however, it is a lot more challenging and difficult in practice. I'll explain what product I chose for this my website, and I will tell you about the posture correction brace.
You've already been advertising this product before. Multiple stores use this product to hit six, even seven figures earlier in 2019. I mean, this product was selling like hotcakes when it was new. However, at this point, it is pretty saturated, but I mean, depending on how the advertisement that we get made turns out.
And, how the website looks, I think it's possible that we can still get some sales out of this. It's three dollars and sixty-nine cents, and then it's another that costs three dollars and forty-eight cents for shipping. The cool thing is that these ships from the US. So, if shipped from the US, it's going to be around $7.
If you're confused as to what this product is, the seller provides a video for it. So, you can see, it's a little thing that you put around your shoulders that pulls them back, and it's supposed to correct your posture. Now, we have a product in mind; let's go ahead and hope it's a fiber.
First up, find somebody who can design a website for it. So, I'm going to go ahead and search up drop shipping in the search bar. It looks like there are quite a few people designing websites, and the prices range anywhere from $35 to 385.
Let's go ahead and try the first one starting at $55, a here five-star rating that looks promising. The seller says that I will build a six-figure Shopify dropshipping store; that's what we're looking for here, and he got the basic package for 55 up to the $400 premium one.
He's got some reviews here, all five stars for $55. I think I'm going to go ahead and just go with this guy, let's see what happens. Let's go ahead and go with a basic plan since we are only getting one dropshipping product store, so, I feel like the basic is going to be just fine.
I am going to go ahead and dish out an extra $30 to get the website delivered in one day rather than four because I need this video up by Friday. If I choose four days, I'm not going to have time to test it, so that's going to cost an extra $30, bringing our total to 85.
But remember, if I wouldn't have a time constraint, this would only cost 55. So, let's go ahead and continue with 85 though I mean it's a tax write-off. So, it's fine after checking out to answer a couple of questions for the seller, such as what the name of the store is going to be.
I didn't think this far ahead, but I figured I wanted to do something with posture. I thought about posture fix, I don't like it, and I just thought that was taken. So, I put fixed inserts thesaurus foundry map and got posture to revamp felt like that.
This sounds pretty good, and it was available, so I went with it and now asked for how the person was going to build the website. I first had to go out and create a Shopify account once. The person gave me his email. I then went into the Shopify account and created a new staff account.
I invited the Fiverr seller through that email, he got the invitation, accepted it, and then he had access to go ahead and design my website now, that we have a website being done on the way.
Buy Advertisement Video:
For now, let's go ahead and try to find somebody to create a drop shipping out for us because that's what we need Nags to drop shipping ad.
So, there're tons of options for that as well. Let's see what we can find here is the guy charging $25 for the basic package. He's got 70 reviews, a five-star rating, so it's pretty promising and provides low price. So, what I'm guessing, he's going to go ahead and compile a ton of different videos from around the web.
Put it into like a 30-second video and then send that back to me, so we'll see what he comes up with. But again, I'm going to have to dish out another extra $20 to get the one-day delivery because I want to have enough time to go ahead and test out this little project this week.
That's going to bring our price to $45, let's go ahead and hit select. Now, we got a website and an advertisement in progress. As you can see here, I'm actually on a logo listing, and I don't think we need to do it for this post.
Buy A Logo:
I think I'm going to go ahead and purchase it as it makes for an excellent example because Fiverr is a pretty good website for buying logos. If you're getting into dropshipping and you're not experienced with Photoshop or illustrator, it might be a good idea to buy a logo on a Fiverr because it's very affordable.
This thing has over a thousand reviews, and it's 4.6 stars only costs $15 for their pages. This the package; I'm going to go ahead and upgrade to the $25 option, so I can get the one-day delivery because again, I needed it ASAP. I'll just go ahead and buy this to show you guys that what kind of logos, you can get on Fiverr.
I think about it, and I'm going to use this logo since I'm going to create a company Facebook page. I'm going to be advertising this website through Facebook, so I'm going to probably use this logo as the little icon that the profile picture for the Facebook page.
So, we chose a product while you have a website in progress, we have an advertisement in progress the last missing part is the marketing which people do provide on Fiverr. But, here's the thing somebody creating a website on Fiverr, I mean, maybe, this person is good at designing sites, but they're not good at marketing.
They're not good at finding products and creating an advertisement. So, they just sell their website designing purposes on this platform to turn money. The same thing applies to logo design and advertisement. They're not good with other aspects of dropshipping, so they stick to this part and try to earn money by selling that to other people.
But, what I struggle to understand is that if somebody's good at Facebook Ads then over the right strategies, they can do everything in the proficient at it. Why would they be selling their services for a super low price on Fiverr? Why wouldn't they just hire people to create an advertisement for a logo to do the marketing themselves and earn hundreds of thousands of dollars?
I mean, the Facebook and Instagram marketing part of dropshipping is the thing that ties everything together. You know that you can outsource the rest of the work if somebody truly knows what they're doing.
When it comes to Facebook ads and Instagram marketing, it makes a lot more sense for them to start their own drops business as they'll earn a lot more. Again, they can outsource everything else or if they are going to advertise for other people.
There would have to be a huge salary involved that's why I won't hire anybody on Fiverr for this part, I'm going to do that myself. That way, we get a true test of whether the product, the advertisement, and the website will all work together.
I wouldn't want to hire somebody, I fire it around the Facebook ads for me for five dollars and then ruin this whole post. With that said, I just made sure that everything should be delivered in about 24 hours. Then, I'll sit down, go through it and tell you guys, if I believe it was worth it or not.
Then, we'll get into launching the store that we had created. It is now exactly 24 hours later, and I got three emails from Fiverr, saying that we got three orders that were finished and deliver. It's time, we dive into Fiverr and see what we got.
Log in back into the store that I created yesterday, and it's time that we check out what this guy created for us. Let's see what theme Hughes. Here's the most basic default shop by themes, I debut theme, and I'm not going to make any judgments.
He did some custom coding on it and made it look nice, but this is some kind of off regular debut theme. I don't know about the first impression. It's not looking too hot, and this just looks like their bait, which is the most basic debut theme.
I have to remember that I paid $100 for this website design. The website design isn't damaged, but still, it's $100 to $400. I was expecting something a little bit better, and maybe, we can check out the desktop, you see how that looks.
I mean that looks a little bit better, but the thing is, if you know drop shipping, you know that about 98 percent of the traffic that comes on to your store. They're coming on it from a mobile device since you're advertising on Facebook and Instagram, which people mostly use on their mobile devices.
The desktop view doesn't matter, and it's all about the mobile view for dropshipping. I make sure this can be a starting point, but the guy titled his listing. I will make a 6 for your dropshipping store, and this is not that. If I was a customer and I went on this homepage, I would assume this website is still under construction and is only like 30% done.
He did not do any custom coding, and this is all the basic debut theme, as you can see on the side here. I will say, I do like what he did with like a logo here, the posture revamps, and I think that looks very clean. Other than that this, homepage not too hot, but let's go ahead and see the product page.
Since the product page is a lot more important, it's what counts since most people won't even see the homepage. Because you're going to use the product page as your landing page, this doesn't look too hot either, and it is just I'm sorry to say, it looks like somebody took the basic most default debut theme and made it worse.
I mean, as you can see here, that guy tries to mess with the margin, so the right side is a lot more indented than the left. It's not in the center font, it is ridiculous, it's huge, and it's redundant. You got the title on the top and the bottom.
At the top, he introduced the brand new super bright colors out of nowhere. The bright red price tag and then the blue button over, I don't like it all. I mean that does not flow with the rest of the website, it's kind of out of nowhere. This is kind of like the ultimate way to find out if somebody knows what they're doing when it comes to shopping website design, and that's if you go on the checkout page.
Check if they have a logo on the checkout page since you need to add that separately or here. I think I like to have to add this to the card, but you have to add the logo on the checkout page separately. A lot of people who are brand new to drop shipping don't do this.
Let's say a user log on the checkout page that would lower the conversion rate, and that's a rookie mistake there. I'm a little disappointed. I realize that only paid $100, which isn't a lot for a website, but this isn't even worth the hundred dollars.
I mean, even if I wouldn't pay the extra, I think 50 or 30 or whatever to get in one day even if I just chose the base package for $55 and had this delivered in a couple of days. It still would not be worth the $55, which sucks because now I'm not as confident and launching this store, and I'm going to have to do a ton of work and luring out his name when I show his Fiverr listing earlier on in the video.
I'm sure you guys saw by now the final verdict on the website it was not worth it. I think if you took a regular technologically sound human off the street, gave him the Shopify platform, and asked them to create a website, I think they can do something like this on their first go or even something better.
I'm still going to go ahead and try to go through this, let's go ahead and move on to the advertisement, and we had created that's better than the website we got. We are on the ad delivery page; the guy said your advertisement is complete; it took three hours was worth it, and he's happy about the result.
I'm excited to see what he came up with, and he's exciting it up here tip play. So, right off the bat, I can see that I was right about what I said earlier; he just compiled a ton of different with videos from around the web and compiled it into one video.
That looks pretty good, what he did was compiled a ton of different videos and put it into one but the editing on this the way looks very professional and clean how much did I pay for it? I paid 47, but I think that's because I wanted it to get done in one day.
I think it was only 25 dollars, so, for 25 dollars, this would be worth it. I mean, you wouldn't be able to scale this compilation type of ad extremely high. You would have to get Joan's custom concern. For starting, this could be a viable option at only $25.
Especially if you're a beginner, you're not very good at video editing, and you don't know how to create ads. I'm surprised with this guy, thumbs up to him now. Here's the logo we had made. Let's scroll down over here, and this is what they made us with that load real quick that looks good.
I like what they did with a circle here I think that would work perfectly for a company's Instagram page. Use that as your profile picture, and it looks very professional kind of matches. The whole medical fitness thing we got looks really good.
I mean what they did with the dots that's pretty genius and it kind of really goes with what we're selling here. This is a really good logo for only $15, and this is a steal. I'm kind of stressing out here, not sure, but this video is going to work out with a website that looks like this.
I don't want to go in and edit the website just because that wouldn't be made true to the title of this whole video. I don't know what to do, I mean, I could go in and revamp the whole website, but then that wouldn't be starting a dropshipping business on Fiverr video.
I don't think I want to do that, but maybe with the right Facebook ad targeting, we can pull off a few sales. I'm still going to go ahead and launch this store. I'm just going to hop into the website real quick do a few back end things nothing to do with the design.
I'm just going to structure the shipping pages, the disclaimers, the legal pages, bio, domain, and that's it. I'm not going to mess with design at all, and I want to keep it true to its original form that we got from Fiverr. I connected the website of the Facebook pixel, I created some ads, I have ten assets, and there each using the one ad that we had created from Fiverr.
The ad sets are targeting ten different interests; some of the audiences are narrowed, some of them have some inclusions, but they're all running at ten dollars per day. They're all currently under review, and I think I'm going to go ahead and check-in about two days by then.
They should all get approved and have had at least 24 hours to run. I'm not expecting anything crazy to happen, and we're not going to be profitable with a website like this. I mean, we'll see what happens, let's go ahead and jump into the Facebook Ads.
I'll go over how our store did as you can see on this ads manager, we were not profitable, but we did get some sales one of the ad sets was profitable. I think if I kept running this ad site, it wouldn't be profitable in the long run and then we got another ad set, this one wouldn't be profitable at this cost per purchase.
But, we did get a sale from it, let's go ahead and jump into the Shopify back-end analytics. I want to show you guys some things on there, you can see fifty dollars ninety-four cents, but I will refresh the page. Note that these results are unbelievable, but I still want to make sure I do that.
You can see, Facebook did track all the orders correctly; we only got three sales on here, the average order value was 16.98. Because that's how much I was charging per one pusher. The big thing that these analytics tell us is this online store session number compared to the conversion rate.
You can see, we got a total of 820 online store sessions; the conversion rate is 0.37 percent, which means that the Facebook ad did pretty well. I mean 820 sessions that means people as saw the ad they liked it they were interested in the product.
They swiped up, they were on the website, but we can sell by the conversion rate that they didn't like the website. They didn't trust it because they didn't want to checkout. Out of the 820 people that visited the website, only three bought the product.
That's a 0.37% conversion rate again. With that website, I didn't think that it would be this high but $50.94, those are our final sales, and now I want to quickly go over a few key takeaways that we can get from this whole little experiment.
I would recommend you go ahead, design your websites, and also whenever you want to edit something, you won't have to reach out to anybody. You can just do it on your own time whenever you want and whenever you need it. I also feel like you pay around five hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars for your website design.
You're not going to get anything good, and you're better off designing it on your own. Especially if you're a beginner as for the ad, it was a pretty good example. The guy knew what he was doing as you saw the brought traffic to our store. The same opinion about the logo, it looked very nice and very professional.
I would recommend you guys if you ever need a logo, just go on Fiverr and get it for like 10-15 dollars. I am a little disappointed with how the results turned out, but that's just the way things work. If you want to succeed with dropshipping, persistence is one of the most important things you can have.
It's all about optimizing everything testing new things. Eventually, it is still definitely possible to succeed with dropshipping today I'm still going to go ahead and upload this challenge video even though it was somewhat of a failure, in my opinion, it wasn't a complete fail because we did get some sales but when you compare those sales to the number of expenses.