How To Start & Grow An Online Business With No Capital

in this video I’ll teach you how to start dropshipping an online e-commerce business model that allows you to essentially source products directly from China and sell them to the world at scale and create profit on demand the best thing about this video is I’ll be giving away completely for free my five-step business plan that has helped me set up my own dropshipping store and it turned over twenty thousand dollars in revenue in its first month so let’s get into it this is the site hustle Academy what is up hustlers welcome back to sign hustle Academy a channel where I teach you how to set up passive income sources on the side so you can one day start chasing a lifestyle not dollars so like a promised if you watch this video from start to finish you will be ready by the end of this video to sell products to the world wherever you are no matter who you are without spending a single cent up front so this tutorial that I’m about to start is all based on my personal experience sending up six-figure dropshipping stores and also working as a digital marketing manager so if you’re interested in the statistics and the revenue that I’ve created based on these dropshipping stores then you can check out the videos right here by the way I’m not going to bat around the bush here it’s not gonna be a video where I’m like you could potentially download this plugin or you could potentially start with this theme no no no this is a no BS video for beginners this is a no BS video where I’m gonna tell you exactly what to do step by step so you can get the best head start to start your online store but if you’re looking for more specific videos like how to get traffic what sort of products look for how to find winning products to sell all that good stuff well then check out my channel because I’ve got a ton of free content on this channel so you can start to learn and build up beyond the basics without further ado no more bullshit let’s jump straight onto laptop in front of me I’m gonna give you an over-the-shoulder look of how to cite step by step so let’s get into it so as you can see I’m in incognito mode completely new browser so let’s get stuck into what first things first like I promise you all I’m gonna provide you with the business plan so what you’ll need to do is easiest way is just head on to my channel head on to my channel let it load and it is gonna be in the top right hand corner let me pause this video first and this button right here I’ll zoom into it for you that button right there will get you right to the guidebook and what you simply need to do is just input your email address and name in there so go down to here and put your first name last name birthdate email address and download now which should then take you to this ebook here so this is completely free like I said it’s really gonna help you get started and get you on the front foot basically to sell everything you want online so go through this ebook read up you know take it take an hour to read everything carefully to review the videos that are provided you and of course the first thing that you want to do is set up Shopify so there’s free trial links down the bottom of this video at the on the description link or you can just simply click on the description link on that link that I’m clicking on right now and just enter your email address so I’m just gonna obviously put in a fake one and let’s go ahead password hopefully I don’t need to real Augean actually I probably should put in something fake and store name is completely whatever test test test okay it’s already existing let’s just throw that in there so once you’ve created your store now let’s pretend that you’ve reviewed everything in that eBook then we’re good to get cracking basically so once that’s all set up this stuff actually does not matter you can click Next this stuff though so this is actually very important a few reasons to why it’s actually quite quite important first reason is and because they will tell you up this information and compare it to your financial information so what I mean by this is if you’ve got a PayPal account a business account and you input a certain name onto Shopify and it doesn’t match up to your PayPal accounts name or your credit cards name then there is suspicion there and shop fires gonna pull you up on that and you may potentially not get your funds so highly recommend that you put in your actual details but for the sake of this video I am NOT going to do that so let’s type in some random stuff here mr. Strauss mm-hmm Sydney let’s give this another random number so let’s go ahead and enter my store if this proceeds because everything’s completely fake here anytime now it’s clearly taking the time but here we are now your trial will start your 14-day trial will start as soon as you land on this page here so let’s get cracking now that we’ve downloaded the guide and we’ve got the Shopify plant up and running let’s go into the absolute basics I’m going to tell you exactly the theme that you should set up and the app that you should get when you first jump into this store so this this here is that this is your store this is your back end of your store this is where you’ll manage all your products or your discounts all your options all your themes or the entire store and the entire look of the store or from this back end here now this is going to impact your actual online store obviously so let’s go ahead and click online store and I’m gonna tell you what which theme to start with now the debut theme is completely basic highly recommend against using debut unless you’ve got a reason to but go ahead and click explore free themes and like I said I’m gonna keep this video to completely $0 so you’re not gonna spend a single cent to start your dropshipping store what I recommend is a venture now go ahead and click venture and install that theme now color scheme is up to you there’s three colors here boxing outdoor snowboards or very effective in terms of how the theme is set up how appealing it is in terms of user interface and usability so I’m gonna hit add venture now as simple as that you’ve got your theme up and running we’re not up and running it’s not live yet it is in a draft as you can see here it’s in a draft and you’re gonna go ahead and customize the theme okay once you customize the entire theme that’s when you’re gonna push it live and that’s when your customers are gonna see it but obviously you have to remove the trial plan in order to set your store live but there’s a whole nother thing in itself so I’m not gonna customize the theme with you guys now because really that’s subjective and that’s up to you you can customize to your heart’s content and that’s that’s great thing about Shopify it makes things really easy the next thing is apps I’m just gonna tell you the one app that you need to start off with okay and let’s go ahead and hit visit Shopify store now again like I said I have done quite a few videos here on my channel about certain apps that you need to get advanced apps beginner apps go check out those videos if you’re interested in installing more apps which you definitely should so a first app that you should definitely go for in order to start importing or automatically importing products from China through to yourself I saw you need this app so it’s called opal oh the great thing about this is it’s it used to be a paid app but Shopify bought out upload because it saw it’s Shopify saw its potential and now it’s completely free so that’s the great thing now it gets and you’re gonna sign up for a quick account so let’s just get into that hit install app it’s just asking you that it can you know enter your shop fight back in which is completely fine so click install app now once this is installed what this will do and I’ll quickly run you through what this does exactly this is going to connect up to the giant Chinese marketplace and this is how it’s gonna pull in information pull in products pulling images directly into your store so you don’t need to do that manually that’s the beauty of this app okay so this is this section okay you’re on the Oh blow page now this is set it to the shop fight page so you’ve got two pages that you’re managing at the moment you’ve got your shop fly back in which I’ll go back to is this and this is the shop fight back in now the other thing is Oh blow this is the Oh blow back in this is where product fulfillment happens now that is obviously one of the essential items that ecommerce product fulfillment I’m delivery receipt you may have send out logistics that sort of stuff this is all to be done here now now that we’ve got the Oh blow app which is going to help you pull in product information delivery etc you’ve set up your store okay you’re going to go into the market place in the market place of course you can use a whole bunch of marketplaces but the go to market place to source your Chinese or I should say Chinese products to source your products from is how the Express so you may have already heard of it because it is a huge huge website and is a subsidiary of Alibaba hmm now you’re going ahead you’re going to go ahead and you know have a look at our Express do you have a certain niche that you want to get into do you have a hobby that you want to start selling products around this is all questions that you need to sit down think about to start drop shipping and that’s that’s the fun of it because you can start drop shipping your favorite products you can start drop shipping things around your hobby so the final thing you need to do is if you’re on Google Chrome go ahead and go onto the google chrome store and download the Oba lo application because what that’s gonna do is let’s just say you’re selling drones for some reason and you really like drones so you can start selling them now from here if you’ve got the Oh blow app there’s gonna be a little pop-up that comes up and all you need to do is hit that blue button that appears once you’ve got that application it’s completely free once again so you’re going to hit that button and it’s automatically going to pull into the back end of habló like I said this page here and then you’re gonna just you know change the scripture and change the images to your preference and the final button is a push I store button excuse me that is gonna push right into the product section of your Shopify store so once you start doing that and you may be asking me okay well what what hooks are gonna sell and how am I gonna make money off all of this like it’s all good and dandy dandy that you know we’ve got the shop I store set up we’ve got fulfillment set up we know how to source products how do we know what’s gonna sell well well that’s a good question I’m gonna give you a very simple very very simple way to find winning products and this is all through Facebook so most of you I assume we’re I hope have Facebook accounts so let’s head on to the Facebook Facebook page now you’re gonna head on to Facebook homepage word whatever it is and this is super simple you’re just gonna type in your favorite niche or whatever you feel like selling whatever that may be it can be whatever you want chances are they have that selling on Aliexpress they have that product that you can source on Aliexpress so I’m going to type in a random example type in cats okay so cats or like more specifically cat toys because you know we can sell cat toy you can’t really sell cats you could sell cats but not on Aliexpress bad be very worrying so cut toys and go ahead and click videos like I said I’m not going to go into detail about why I do certain things if you need that detail then you can go onto my channel I’ve got heaps of value there and I’ll go into detail there so you know just take a look at the results take a look at their views as you can see the top result has 23 million views and this was just posted two weeks ago so like for a fact you know that this product that they’re selling is popular you know that it’s got some sort of traction it’s somewhat viral and so go ahead and click into that video and you’re going to quickly watch the video you’re gonna you know you’re gonna wonder what exactly it is so it looks like okay well it looks looks kinda silly to be honest with you but hey I mean people gonna buy it so it looks like it’s like a hamster or a cat or some sort that replicates the sounds that you make so kind of cool I guess you’ve got a proven product that has a lot of views a lot of traction a lot of people are talking about it I mean there’s 300,000 people sharing this video in itself and there’s 7,000 comments 52,000 reactions so we know we know that this product is very popular now that’s why I like using Facebook it makes things super simple especially if you’re completely new to this and you’ve got zero dollars to spend this is the methods go with so what you’re going to do here is the good thing about this is you can go directly on to the store okay you don’t need any experience with ad copy you don’t need any experience whatsoever you can go straight onto the store here right and like literally within two minutes we’ve found yet another winning product and you’ve got the entire infrastructure so you can semi replicate this infrastructure and it’s proven to work so in terms of pricing it’s a good good idea to look at the pricing and see how competitive you can be with pricing look at the ad copy and see what your gonna prove on top of this because you don’t want to just replicate everything you’re gonna see how you can take it and form it in a way that suits your own store suits your own style so let’s go ahead and go back onto our Express and let’s see if we can find this specific product so I’m just gonna type in talking hamster and I’m assuming it should be there so obviously the autofill there we go guys it is right here exciting times because I just found it literally within two minutes we found a winning product and we found it on Aliexpress and we know it’s selling because the data says so on Facebook and best of all it’s it’s it’s so crazy actually this 15,000 orders for this specific hipster now it’s it’s it’s only $5 a piece basically and now I assume it is like if you go with a packet always go with a packet because it is the fastest shipment times as you can tell 13 to 20 days and although yes some of you may be like holy shit that is such a long time yes technically is a long time but there’s a lot of ways around it and I’m not gonna go into those strategies in this video but e packet all the way so that’s a dollar so roughly all up it’s about six seven dollars now this store is selling it for twenty dollars now that’s double that’s double and so you could potentially get $10 that minimum profit for every sale that you get now if this store is selling a crap-ton that’s $10 a pop and if you’re gonna scale this and so I sell into the world you can see the potential of drop drop shipping right here so this is getting me quite excited so you’re gonna go ahead like I said you found a winning product through this method you’re going to go ahead and push this into over lo your back end off your store and from there Oh blow you’re gonna you know edit you’re gonna edit let’s let’s give you an example I’m gonna show you exactly how to do this now you can do this through Oh blow as well if you go into dashboard and or such products you can search products through Oh blow itself as well but I found it much easier to look for products and I’ll express because it’s not as limited as Oh blow now it Oh blah is using the AL Express platform so if you type in talking hamster again so for example let’s pretend it’s the same product as the one we just saw you’re gonna click Add to import list and then it’s going to come into your import list you’re going to click into import list on the side here and here you’re gonna change the title you’re gonna add it to your collections that you’ve established in the shop fight back end you’re gonna go into descriptions and you know you’re gonna you’re gonna basically add or better the copy and it’s a good idea to take note from these winning stores because obviously they’ve they’ve got traction you know it’s working well on this store so you’re gonna take some of the copy make it even better and turn it into your own product go into variants and clean this all up sometimes the cut like the text is a bit wacky capitalize everything and you know set your own prices you can change prices based on new value or multiply by it’s up to you really images you’re gonna select images now sometimes there’s a lot of images to choose from it’s really quite simple so that is it and then you’re gonna hit import to store right so let’s go ahead and try this hit import to store and assuming that all the description and images are right it’s gonna go right into your Shopify back-end so if you click products on the side here now you should see it pop up right here and there we go it is right here ready to sell to the world now that is it guys I am gonna end the video here but like literally in 20 minutes I think it was like 20 minutes I taught you literally quite literally how to start a store from scratch from nothing wood shop fire with Oh blow with Aliexpress and with this very very nifty research tool or research strategy I should say because the tool is Facebook and Facebook is widely available so you can start selling winning products and the trick in the magic here is using a paid paid traffic now there are ways to generate organic traffic and what not now to touch on that on my channel but the way to quickly scale this business business is through Facebook Ads now that is a whole beast in itself and like I said as a digital marketing manager there’s a lot of people that are Facebook ad specialists and they have their whole career based on Facebook ads so it’s not a company it’s not a simple thing it’s definitely complicated but if you harness the magic of Facebook Ads then you can sell these bad boys you can sell these products that we’re looking at here like the magic talking hamster to people that like hamsters that people to people that like you know like plush toys and potentially that are mothers that were looking for the next birthday gift for their kids so that is it as you can tell from this whole tutorial the potential of drop shipping is insane and you can quite literally start with $0 as you can see here I spent nothing everything was free including the apps including the Shopify store if you want that free trail check out the links down below and and get onto the trend of drop shipping because as you can tell it really works if you’re looking for those stats and looking for a shop fire drop shipping success story then check out my videos on my channel and no wonder drop shipping is so hot at the moment get on to it before it’s saturated I mean everyone was saying it was potentially saturated back at the end of 2017 but there’s still room for growth here ecommerce is becoming huge so guys hopefully you enjoy this video and if you’re completing the adoption get into the game right now if you’re new to this channel then hit that subscribe button click that Bell button because this channel is all about establishing side passive income guys and who doesn’t want site passive income I mean you go to put up the work up front but you’re gonna get there so chase lifestyle not dollars as always guys thanks for watching and keep on hustling

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19 thoughts on “How To Start & Grow An Online Business With No Capital

  1. Ethan could you link video on how to get faster shipping with e packet. Also could you give us a more depth video on wholesale using aliexpress where u made 76k

  2. Ethan, I've been wondering, do you use Amazeowl? I've seen a comparison video between it and Jungle Scout, it seems like Amazeowl gives more accurate results.

  3. Of course, EZ does it again! To me, you’re like the “Drake of Dropshipping” (the GOAT) when it comes to dropping FREE No BS content!👍🏽 May I suggest something I think would be VITAL to our “newbie success”? Would you consider making a video about the essentials for running an online dropshipping biz (i.e. biz bank acct, budget for paid ads, how to manage multiple stores, where to find a good VA, when to scale your biz, etc)? I’ve not seen anyone doing videos on the “behind the scenes of running a dropshipping/POD biz” yet, but you’re very successful & I think you’d give us “the real”.😏 Just a suggestion/request 🤷🏽‍♀️ Thanks for all you do for us! #HUSTLAFAMFOREVER

  4. Need some Help!!! My question is do i need to have hundreds or thousands of dollars in an account to fulfill orders before shopify releases fund's for the sold items?

  5. Hey, I've got a question. Oberlo also imports the shipping options for aliexpress and their names e.g. "aliexpress standard shipping". If a potential customer reads this, he will probably just search the product on aliexpress and buy it there. Is there a way to edit the shipping option names (and also change prices) ?
    Thank you and awesome video

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