1. What Can I Sell To Make Money
What can I sell to make money? This should be the very first question you should ask yourself if you really want to be successful in the eCommerce world. I will be answering this questions in great detail in this article. I will also be showing you where to source products and where to sell them.
2. HOW TO CHOOSE WHAT TO SELL
Choose products you enjoy selling
Selling products you don’t care about is essentially a chore. Chances are you hate your job, so don’t make the mistake of trading one terrible job for another. You couldn’t pay me enough to sell porcelain dolls! I would rather pull out my own teeth than to have to deal with those creepy things. You should be asking yourself: What can I sell to make money and also enjoy?
If you enjoy what you sell, then you are 100 times more likely to want to talk about it. You are 100 times more willing to do research about it. You are 100 times more likely to consider it fun rather than work.
Research to know what people want
There are millions of products out on the market, they are not all equal. Don’t wast your time on stuff that doesn’t sell. Knowing what people what is crucial to making money. I first check to see if an item is in demand before I sell it, to do otherwise is a wast of time and money. If I don’t know if something sells, then I WILL NOT SELL IT.
3. HOW TO DELIVER YOUR PRODUCT THROUGH DROPSHIPPING
The idea of drop shipping was developed to enable a reseller to send a product directly to a customers from the factory without it ever having to be sent to the reseller. You should be asking yourself: What can I sell to make money and frees up a large amount of my time?
Advantages of Drop Shipping
Easy to Start: You don’t have to deal with the logistics of handling physical products. You won’t need to secure a warehouse or package your orders. You don’t need to worry about how to package and ship your products.
Cheaper: It makes eCommerce less expensive. You do not need to invest a lot of money in inventory upfront. You only need to purchase an item from the manufacturer after your customer has paid for it.
It Can be Done From Any Location: All you need to do a drop shipping business is your PC [or mobile device] and an internet connection. Imagine being able to take an extended vacation while still being able to make money.
Access to a Wide Range of Products: Since you do not need to pay the manufacture before you select your products, you can offer products from numerous categories to your customers.
4. BEST PLATFORMS FOR ECOMMERCE
There are many platforms for eCommerce but the main two I will be discussing are AliExpress.com (for sourcing) and Shopify.com(for selling). You should be asking yourself: What can I sell to make money and where can I sell it?
ALIEXPRESS (For Sourcing Goods)
What is AliExpress
AliExpress is an eCommerce market place of over a million items created and sold by Chinese Manufactures. These goods range from tooth picks to hover-boards to MRI Machines. All these goods are direct from the manufactures so they are all at the lowest cost possible, which means you have a distinct advantage in pricing. Each manufacture has a minimum purchase quantity, and for the most part, that minimum is just one item. No need to buy in bulk.
What Can I Sell to Make Money? Uh….. AliExpress has MILLIONS of products to chose from:
Snail Face Cream!!!!!!!
What makes them stand out
There are many qualities that makes AliExpress stand out among other online marketplaces.
Gigantic manufacture base!
Products are cheap!
Wide range of products available!
Tips on How to Select the Best item on Aliexpress
Select products with the most orders: When sorting products, it is essential to sort by “orders sold”. By sorting by “order sold”, you are getting a market indicator showing you what people are buying. You can cut out any wasted time having to find out what sells by trial by error. The higher the order rate, the greater the demand is for that item.
Choose items with High Product ratings: It is better to resell products that have a rating of 4.5 or above.
Original Product Photo: Some photos do not belong to some retailers, neither are they a true pictorial representation of the item offered for sale. Some are stolen from another online retailer. Doing a Google Image Search can help you double-check.
Helpful and Communicative Supplier: Sometimes, it may be necessary to contact a supplier while you source a product. A quick response and clear answers are qualities of a reliable supplier.
Feedback Level: Manufactures are given a Feedback Level, represented with a symbol, that represents the amount of sells the have completed while on Aliexpress. The badge symbol indicates the lowest ranked score, while the crown symbol represents the highest score.
SHOPIFY.COM (Selling Goods)
What is Shopify
Shopify is an eCommerce solution where a resellers can create an online store and sell products to customers. Its a one stop shop with everything you need in order to sell online.
Fully customize your online store.
Add new sales channels in seconds.
Manage unlimited products and inventory.
Fulfill orders in a single step.
Track sales and growth trends.
Advantages of Shopify
Fast, Reliable and Secure: Shopify’s hosted solutions ensure prompt and adequate maintenance of their servers, making your pages open faster and online store available to customers at all times.
Ease of Customization: There are more than 160 themes to choose from. These themes can be easy modified to suit your taste.
Easy to Set-up and Simple to Use: You can quickly set us an online store with few steps. The user interface is intuitive and user-friendly with all features easy to access.
Search Engine Optimization Tools: When properly utilized, it will make your website rank higher on search results, enabling customers to locate you faster and more easily.
Third Party Apps: They have many third party apps that you can install to optimism your site. Oberlo is a free app that allows you to import 100’s of products from AliExpress with just a few clicks.
5. HOW THE DROP SHIPPING PROCESS WORKS
A customer places an order from your online store.
You place the order with AliExpress, make sure you select free shipping to your customers address.
The manufacture will send the order directly to your customer. You wont ever have to touch any of the products unless you want too.
6. WHAT CAN I SELL TO MAKE MONEY?
Here is an example of how and why I chose Fidget Spinners.
I went to AliExpress and selected the “Toy” category. I then sorted the results by “Orders”.
The results then change so that the product with the most orders is listed first. It shows that the product with the highest orders is the Relaxtoo Luminous Hand Top Fidget Spinners Glow in Dark. I want to sell items that are in high demand and it looks like there has been 89,357 orders for this product. Plus, I’ve seen fidget spinners everywhere, so far this product is a good contender!
I clicked on first listing to see the product details. It shows me all the fidget spinners that they sell and other important information. It also shows that this manufacture is a 5 diamond seller. And the product is at a great price point!
I then clicked on the shipping options to check if they offer free shipping to my country. They do, so this is definitely a product I would consider selling.
This product has everything I’m looking for: Its in high demand, it comes from a manufacture that has a good reputation, the item ships for free to my customers AND its at a great price point. Its that easy to choose a product for sale.
Try it for FREE
1. Go to AliExpress.com and find products using the steps I listed above.
2. Go to Shopify.com and sign up for a free for 14 day trial. There is no risk, and no credit card required.
3. Let me know how much fun you are having!
What can I sell to make money, is a question that every reseller has to continually answer. Please keep checking back on my What Can I Sell to Make Money blog as I will be picking out other products to sell. Enjoy my friends!