WordPress dropshipping is a great way to make a passive income after the setup process. I am not going to lie it does take some hard work and time to get started. However, the reward is well worth it. Imagine the sweet feeling of getting online sales and making money while you sleep. This will take time to setup and it will cost money to setup. Be prepared to set aside some startup cash. I would recommend starting with a budget no less than $500.
Getting Started with Your WordPress Dropshipping Website
To get started with your WordPress Dropshipping website you must first register a domain name. I recommend using Namecheap because it is cheap and easy to register a domain name with them. Pick the name you want your website to be called and register it. The name you pick should be related to the niche of items you are going to dropship and sell. For example, if you are dropshipping coffee mugs you could name your website mugsworld.com.
After you register a domain name you will need a good website hosting service provider. A website hosting provider is a company that hosts your website on a server so that it can be live on the world wide web. I have tested a lot of different hosting companies in my day. The best most reliable hosting service I recommend is Flywheel. They have great server speed and are super reliable. Plus, if you do run into any problems, they have friendly and awesome support.
WordPress Setup Process
Now that you have your domain, and you have a hosting service you need to point the DNS to your domain name. To do that you need to ask the Flywheel support for your DNS credential and copy paste them into your Namecheap website manager console. For that I recommend chatting with both Namecheap and Flywheel support. Tell both support teams that you need to point your DNS to your new domain name, and they will do the work for you. After all, support is part of what you pay for when you use their services.
Time to install and configure WordPress. Inside of the Flywheel console click create new website. Choose your plan and then click setup WordPress. Using Flywheel, it is simple to get started. Once you have WordPress installed and you are in the WordPress dashboard you need to choose a theme. A WordPress theme is what determines the look and feel of your website. You have a few options but personally I like and recommend using the Divi theme. Customizing your WordPress Dropshipping store in Divi is easy. All you must do is use the visual editor and point and click.
When you first setup a WordPress you want to install some plugins. You can install security plugins, social media, plugins and more. However, to have a store and sell items on your WordPress you must install WooCommerce. You can do so by clicking on the plugins tab in your WordPress dashboard and then typing WooCommerce in the search bar. After that click install and activate. Now you are ready to start selling stuff on your website!
Setting Up Dropship Me
Dropship.me is a dropshipping plugin and platform that lets you choose from over 50,000 products and upload them to your WordPress website with ease. Sign up and create an account and then install their plugin on your WordPress website. After you activate the Dropship me plugin you now have your own WordPress dropshipping store! Congratulations! Now all you must do is choose the products you want to sell and start marketing.
Marketing your WordPress Dropshipping Store
Ultimately, marketing your store is how you will make money. When it comes to marketing your store, you have many options. However, not all of them will bring equal results. Paid advertising has pros and cons. You will get customers to your store faster with paid traffic compared to organic traffic. But it is an awesome feeling to get customers coming in for free.
When it comes to paid advertising Facebook ads are a great place to start. Facebook lets you start with a small budget and scale with what works. However, finding what ads work and what ads do not is costly. You could get lucky and create a winning campaign your first try but it is very unlikely. You are most likely going to throw a lot of cash to the wind trying to find what works.
That is why I think organic traffic methods are the best. Like for example social media, word of mouth, and SEO. All three of the organic traffic methods combined with hard work will make you loads of money with WordPress dropshipping. Post everyday your store products with popular and relevant hashtags. Also optimize your website using SEO plugins and doing keyword research.
WordPress Dropshipping Conclusion
Get at it! You have your work cut out for you. Build your WordPress dropshipping store and get to marketing your chosen products. Dropshipping me is an amazing plugin and platform you can make tons of different niche stores using it. You could specifically be a toy seller, gadget, clothes, accessories, and many more. You have so many options. Choose a niche and research the target audience.
Start building your social media channels up and collecting a list. The more people you talk to about your store the more money you make. Make sure to research the popular hashtags in your niche. They will serve you well with a good carefully crafted post or tweet. Do not underestimate the power of social media. Sometimes posts you make take off for almost no reason. Social media has a luck element to it.
Hope this article has helped you on your wonderful journey to entrepreneurship. A dropshipping business is an easy passive income once it is setup. Put in the work and the sit back and relax.
You should check out my article on Printful WooCommerce. It is about how to create a WordPress store with your own clothing brand that is private labeled. It is a similar model to dropshipping. Remember to stay trendy!
If you are still having a problem getting started watch this video!