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Even though it is very easy to start working in dropshipping thanks to the fact that you don't need to make a big investment beforehand, it is important to be aware that, even before jumping into the void, you need to know how far you want to go and where you want to head.

If you have the idea of starting an online store through dropshipping, the first question that must have crossed your mind is: how can I start making money?

Even though it is very easy to start working in dropshipping thanks to the fact that you don’t need to make a big investment beforehand, it is important to be aware that, even before jumping into the void, you need to know how far you want to go and where you want to head.

In this article, we will try to reveal and understand the keys to success to be taken into account when starting an online business and begin as soon as possible to earn money with dropshipping.

1.Choose an innovative and profitable niche market.

It is surely not the first time that you read that, in the activities that are done through the internet, one of the most important aspects to take into account is to choose a concrete niche market and focus all our efforts on it.

It must be said that the choice of a suitable niche has a completely vital impact on the success or failure of our dropshipping business.

Even if we, Internet users, are very used to see and acquire on the web products from big online “shopping malls” such as Amazon or Aliexpress where we can find almost any product, the key to success of all those who have triumphed in undertaking a business on the Internet has depended largely on the choice of a market niche not yet exploited or reinvented with innovative ideas and adapted to the online world.

But is it possible to find a new market niche at these levels?

Isn’t everything already invented? Nothing could be further from the truth. The Internet is still an unexplored world and every day new and revolutionary business ideas are emerging. You just have to choose well where to go, and start making money with dropshipping.

2.Choose the dropshipping supplier best suited to your needs.

One of the basics of dropshipping is knowing that you can have all or part of a supplier’s stock without having to acquire it first. Another key of those that are main to make money with dropshipping is, precisely, to know how to choose the best possible supplier and to do this, we recommend that you take into account the following aspects.

Own stock, the best option.

Choosing a wholesaler or supplier with its own stock is much more advisable than relying on an intermediary since our profit margin will be much greater and the possibilities of differentiating from the competition will also increase considerably.

Delivery time.

The average delivery time and, above all, the seriousness of the delivery is essential to choosing the supplier and, above all, to offer a good image to our customers.

Shipments to all kinds of destinations.

Expand the boundaries when considering a profitable dropshipping business. We’re talking about not only focusing on capturing local or national sales but also selecting a supplier that ships outside your country, to all of Europe for example.

Don’t worry about languages and shipping costs, if the dropshipping supplier you choose offers different catalogs for different languages and, of course, ships to any destination, it will be much easier for you to start making money with dropshipping.

Flexibility and advantages.

choose the most suitable supplier based on all the little details or advantages that they can offer you compared to others. You will definitely find your perfect dropshipping wholesaler.

3.Choose and evaluate the best sales channels.

What sales channels will you develop to make your dropshipping store known? We invite you to think about this topic as well. Among the most used sales channels, we can highlight the following.

Selling through marketplaces.

One of the easiest ways to start an online business is to sell on marketplaces like eBay or Amazon. Some dropshipping suppliers make it easy for you to quickly sell through e-marketplaces the products in their catalog.

Adwords and Google Shopping, your great allies.

When you open an online store, it is essential to devote part of your budget to the promotion of items for sale in the advertising channels that Google makes available, especially on Google Shopping.

Organic channel and SEO.

In the medium and long term, it is also very important to study our dropshipping store to obtain the best natural positioning possible and to allow our potential customers to find us by searching for the products we offer for sale through SEO.

As we have mentioned, this is a medium-long term strategy that must be combined, especially in the beginning, with Adwords campaigns explained in the previous point.

Use social networks.

how many times have we seen on social networks like Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest products that have appealed to us and that we wanted to have? Make your catalog known attractively through social networks to the desired audience. You’ll get some happy surprises.

4.Plan the promotion and distribution of your dropshipping business

Everything we’ve discussed so far and the advice is given on how to make money with dropshipping is useless without good planning beforehand. Remember the first questions to ask yourself (what do I want to achieve and how far do I want to go) and set your goals – realistic and measurable – based on concrete strategies and actions to implement.

Once you have thought through your planning, translate it as concretely as possible into a calendar or schedule for the next month or quarter.

Follow it, trying to deviate as little as possible from the set objectives and, the more you deepen the knowledge of how your dropshipping business works and the type of audience that connects to your store, the easier it will be for you to carry out this planning and make it happen.

5.Get inspired by the best

You already know what dropshipping is and you know the essential tips to make money under this digital business format, but is the idea you have for your business clear, or do you need something more?

On our blog, we provide you with perfect examples and success stories to get inspired and see how other online entrepreneurs have worked on their dropshipping stores. You’ll be surprised to see that there are more examples and market niches to explore than you can imagine.