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How To Start An eCommerce Business From Scratch

You hear me speak a lot about dropshipping for beginners and Shopify, and with good reason, because it is one of the easiest ways I know how to start your own business online!

This tutorial on how to start a dropshipping store for beginners is a simple step by step guide that will take you from not even having an idea of what to sell…

All the way to set up a Shopify dropshipping store with products and ready to launch.

If you are looking for a tutorial on how to start your first blog online then you can check out our other tutorial here.

I love Shopify for Dropshipping as it is the easiest to use and get great results from, for very little investment….

And as you can see the numbers really do speak for themselves… 1,244,474 websites using Shopify for their eCommerce Business, many of them using the dropshipping business model.

number of websites using shopify globally

How To Start Dropshipping As A Beginner

This is a really in-depth guide!

We pretty much have everything laid out…

To start dropshipping!

You should bookmark this and come back to it, from time to time.

Follow along, step by step, and you will have your first eCommerce businesses set up and running within a matter of hours, which will mean you can start selling pretty much Today!

Our simple approach to eCommerce has seen so many ordinary people make huge sums of money within very little time, like never before, and that means you can start making money too…

If you follow the steps.

If You Want To Get Started... And Skip the Hows, and Whys of and eCommerce Business, click here to skip these few paragraphs and get started!

Sections To Jump to:

Dropshipping For Beginners (How It Works)

Why Use Shopify For Dropshipping

1. Shopify Research

2. Niche Research

3. Setting Up Your First Shopify Store

4. Adding Your Theme

5. Adding Shopify Pages To Your eCommerce Store

6. Shopify Apps (You Really Need These & They’re FREE)

7. Adding Products To Shopify

8. Setting Up Shopify Payments

9. Choosing A Domain And Pricing Plan For Dropshipping

10. Adding Your Domain Name To Your Shopify Store

Dropshipping For Beginners Using Shopify

You have heard of dropshipping and you are interested in seeing what it is for yourself?

You have most likely seen images of people’s earnings, and it looks like something you want to get your teeth into.

What about those millionaire stores? Yep…

how to start your first ecommerce dropshipping store with shopify
Example of a great Shopify Dropshipping store

They are 100% real… and you too can become successful using dropshipping and Shopify.

You most likely heard the opposite side too… the bad things, people losing money…

That happens too, but that’s because people just don’t follow the correct things to do, and as with anything dropshipping for beginners takes time and effort.

Creating a dropshipping store is a better idea than traditional eCommerce…

Getting loads of stock to sell, then trying to offload that inventory (that you paid lots of cash for)…

Dropshipping suppliers look after delivery

Dropshipping is perfect for beginners

But, with dropshipping the great thing is, you dont need to hold OR PAY for any inventory…

Dropshipping is a business model that allows you to take orders on your Shopify eCommerce store and your supplier will ship the products you sell to your customer.

You hold nothing, you dont have any inventory costs, and you dont do any delivery.

dropshipping delivery and shipping
Your dropshipper takes care of all the packaging and delivery

You simply make the sales and let your supplier look after the rest, that’s why the dropshipping business model is great.

Why You Should Start Dropshipping?

It’s really easy to take your Shopify dropshipping store from nothing to something very quickly…

And with the help of an Ecommerce platform like Shopify, and a good dropshipping for beginners tutorial…

You can start their very own online dropshipping store from scratch in a few days, to sell to people all over the world.

How can you get started?

Well first, let’s look at how dropshipping works.

How Does Dropshipping Work?

The dropshipping business model is very simple. You create a Shopify dropshipping store that sells products that you do not own…

When you sell that product, you make the purchase of that product on the supplier’s website.

When you make the order with your supplier.

They will send out the items to your customer, meaning you don’t have to deal with shipping, packaging, or any of that annoying stuff.

And…

With an easy to use plugin, you can start adding products to your website in a matter of minutes.

dropshipping business model
Your customer buys from you, and then you buy from your supplier – you are the middleman

Probably the most well-known site for dropshipping is called Aliexpress…

aliexpress product selection

Aliexpress is huge website of thousands of suppliers all ready to be on your website and supply products for you.

When you find the products you want to sell, you then put them onto your website…

Shopify makes this really easy.

And my favorite part is this…

product markup calculator

Markup

you then add a good markup price onto your products so you are making a good profit on every single product you sell.

An example would be: Cost to buy $10, markup 200%. Sale of $30. Profit of $20.

Let’s go through the dropshipping process easily:

  1. You can set up a Shopify dropshipping store, and add products to it for your chosen niche.
  2. A person visits your eCommerce online store and orders a product from you, using their credit card
  3. You pass that order, along with the customer’s details to your supplier and pay the wholesale price on their website.
  4. The supplier then does all the work to get that product to your customer, packaging, shipping etc.
  5. You make a profit by keeping the difference between the price you pay the supplier and the price you sold the product for.

I think that starting a dropshipping business is probably one of the best businesses that someone can get into…

Good if you don’t have lots of upfront money to invest in a business.

Why Use Shopify For Dropshipping

Shopify is easier to get started with when it comes to the dropshipping business model than most other platforms…

It’s super cheap to get started also.

How To Start Dropshipping As A Beginner

Dropshipping

Shopify is the best eCommerce platform Singapore, with so many tools and apps that will help you create your dropshipping store within a fraction of the time and effort of the other eCommerce platforms.

We use Shopify because…

  1. It’s really easy to use…
  2. Has some really cool designs that you can use, and so many of them are free, as you will see later on in this guide.
  3. And is so popular with dropshipping and helps its users by giving them all the tools they need to become excellent at the dropshipping business model.

By now…

I hope you have a good understanding of what dropshipping is and why it is recommended to use Shopify for your dropshipping store, let’s get onto the next steps and get your store up and running.

How Much Does It Cost To Start An eCommerce Business?

This is probably the most important question that you will ask…

And with good reason…

If it costs too much…You probably passed on the whole idea.

you can start making money with shopify dropshipping
What does it cost to set up a fully functioning ecommerce business?

I broke it down and found the cheapest way that shows you how much money you need to start a Shopify Store, and after that, we go into the steps you need to take to start dropshipping yourself.

ResourcesCost/Month
Domain Name (Godaddy)About $5.95 Per Year
Shopify$29 Per Month (14 Day Free Trial)
A Logo$5-$20 or even for free (loads of logo creator)
TimeAs much as you can commit to research, analysis, and scaling
That’s the breakdown of costs to get you started with your first eCommerce Business using Shopify
Starting a dropshipping business

Shopify Setup

All in, you could set up a Shopify dropshipping store today from scratch, within 2 hours…

That’s even finding and adding products…

Can You Really Make Money With Dropshipping eCommerce?

Yes you can.

But will you?

That’s 100% up to you.

Shopify and eCommerce are like any business, the more you put in, the better you will do from it.

If you just expect it to work for you and you automatically get cheques for thousands of dollars into your bank account…

You are probably in the wrong game.

Maybe,

Get started, put in the work and be smart, keep this dropshipping for beginners tutorial at hand whenever you need it, and…

You have a real chance of making some serious money using the shopify platform.

How Much Do eCommerce Owners Make?

This varies… and you should be aware of this…

If you put in the effort, and learn how to start dropshipping with Shopify… you will make more…

If you do what most people do…

Which is pretty much nothing, then you probably need to find another business model to do.

How Can You Start An eCommerce Business With No Money?

Simply, you can’t, if you want to do it properly…

There are ways to find products to sell, and market for free…

It is beyond the scope of this tutorial and is not a guaranteed money maker.

When the costs of setting up your online store with Shopify start at $29 a month

With a 90-day free trial, just put it into perspective.

How Do You Succeed In eCommerce?

Ok, this is a better question… how do I succeed in eCommerce?

1. Shopify Research

Now this is quite a big section.

Take your time.

The great thing about Shopify is that you can pretty much sell anything, be it a physical product, or a digital product…

Or even where you act as a middleman, and this is Called Dropshipping.

Dropshipping is the eCommerce method I am going to bring you through today!

Which Products Are In High Demand?

What I want you to do now is to have a look at other stores that are actually on the Shopify platform.

This helps you find products that are selling well, and in high demand so you can start making money quickly.

We’re going to go to Google, and I’m going to type in “site:myshopify.com

This gives us an idea of the amount of Shopify stores that there are, but also the kind of products that people are selling…

Go to Google.com

finding dropshipping products for beginners
a simple search on Google can help us see what products are selling on other Shopify

I like using this website…

No matter where you are in the world, or whichever country you are in, just use your normal google.com…

Step 1: Google Shopify

What I want you to do is to type in “site:myshopify.com” and click search.

Okay,

What this will tell us is the number of Shopify pages 12 million six hundred thousand searches or sites associated with myshopify.com.

MyShopify.com – is the free Subdomain name that you get for FREE when you sign up with Shopify

With Shopify is if there is a niche market already that you can sell to, well then you create a store to fit that, and start a dropshipping business using similar products…

I’m trying to give you an idea of Niches, no matter what you search for on Google…

finding products to sell on shopify

Even go for something like Russian dolls!

There are actual Russian Dolls being sold in Shopify Stores…

I will show you this example because the types of products that sell on Shopify are never-ending.

The eCom Stores selling these Russian dolls are charging very little for them.

Aliexpress Dropshipping

Probably getting those products from the likes of AliExpress and will be Drop Shipping them, meaning for you that creating a dropshipping store using the same products will be easy…

How To Start A Dropshipping Store
Aliexpress stocks millions of products that you can sell for FREE to your eCommerce customers (no signup fee)

You find products from there also, and you can start selling within a very short space of time.

NOTE: Aliexpress for Dropshipping

When you set up a Shopify dropshipping store from the beginning…

You act like a middleman…

You never touch the products!

But you create the store,

You find the market and you get the products delivered to your buyers, for big profit!

Sounds fun, right?

create a Shopify dropshipping store

Did you do this?

Now you should know how to do the following:

  • Know how much it costs to set up your first Shopify eCommerce Store.
  • You should have completed some research to see what products are selling well.
  • You should have a basic understanding of the eCommerce Business Model you will be using – Dropshipping.

2: Niche Research

In this section we are going to hone in on what product niche you are going to sell in.

What are the most successful eCommerce Niche Sites?

  1. Hobby store
  2. Baby store
  3. Kids clothes store
  4. Home store
  5. Men’s/Women’s store
  6. Style store
  7. Watch shop
  8. Health and beauty
  9. Jewelry
  10. Women’s clothes
  11. Accessories
  12. Household furniture
  13. Electronics store
  14. Sports shop
  15. Tech store
  16. Lifestyle shop
  17. Fashion shop
  18. Auto & Moto Shop
  19. Jewelry & watches

These are the most successful site niches for ecommerce that have been online over the last few years…

And choosing one of these niches is a great place to start.

It is definitely not the only thing that you can sell on Shopify, as you see from my Russian Dolls example.

Niche Choice options

  1. If you like one of the niches from above and want to do that niche to start… then you don’t need to do the next section. You can jump HERE to get started creating your online store.
  2. If you feel that the niches mentioned above are not right for you, then you will want to complete this short exercise below:

How To Find Your Niche For Your Dropshipping Business

I want you to go to Aliexpress now and search through their collections for ideas:

Search here for some great ideas: https://collections.aliexpress.com/en

There are a lot of niches, take your time (maybe 10-20 minutes)…

And look to see what is interesting for you.

Pro Tip: Look for things related to your passions

steps you need to take to start dropshipping

Some of these categories on Aliexpress might seem crazy…

There is a market for pretty much every single niche/hobby that are shown in AliE!

Exercise 1: Choosing Your Niche

  1. Grab a pen and paper, and write down your top 5 niches from what you picked on Aliepxress.
  2. Answer these questions:
  • Is there one of these niches you really love?
  • Does one niche give you a good gut feeling?
  • Does one of them just stand out to you?

If you are able to answer all of these questions, you could be onto a winner.

Pro Tip: When you find a good niche related to your passion, it becomes so much more enjoyable

If you really want to make sure that this niche is top class, I’ve got some more work for you to do.

Exercise 2: Researching Your Niche With Google Trends

Armed with your 5 niches from above…

Go To Google.com/trends

Search your 5 Niches here.

You are looking for is a good amount of searches and a pattern that is going up…

how to start your own business online

eCommerce Niche Selection Exercise:

What can you see from your search?

__________________________________

Does the pattern go up or down?

__________________________________

Is the trend positive or negative?

__________________________________

Niches:

1:__________________________________

2:__________________________________

3:__________________________________

4:__________________________________

5:__________________________________

Now you have got all the data, it’s time to decide what Niche you are going to focus on.

You did all the hard work…

It’s crunch time!

A great place to start.

Please remember, this is only a beginning….

Many eCommerce Entrepreneurs go through many different niches before they hit the real money-making one.

What is your chosen niche?

Now you have chosen your niche, let’s go to Google Alerts to set up Keyword Alerts…

To ensure you know what is going on in your industry.

http://www.google.com/alerts
Enter your chosen Niche where you see the “chef’s knives”.

start your very own online dropshipping store from scratch

You can set how often you receive these alerts…

I believe the best is to get them every day and scan them to keep up to date with your industry.

Now you have your Niche you can start by choosing your domain name…

Pro tip: Look at Amazon, Magazines, and websites that are related to your passion. They are packed full of New Niche and Product Ideas

Did You Do This?

You should know how to do the following:

  • Find good niches on Aliexpress
  • Research that Niche to make sure it is good for you, using Google Trends.
  • Setup Google Trends to find out news about your niche so you can use it when marketing your products.

3: Set Up A Shopify Dropshipping Store

It’s time to start creating your dropshipping store.

You can watch a simple tutorial here, on how to start a dropshipping store which I created on video for you…

If you prefer to read and follow along in the text with the dropshipping for beginners tutorial, I also have that here for you.

This section we look at how to sign up for Shopify and give you a brief run through of the features inside.

And.

I’m going to walk you through the whole process…

Here is the deal.

Shopify is the coolest, easiest and most user-friendly eCommerce platform to use.

It comes with a whole host of tools and functions,

You would be paying thousands of dollars for if you were to use another platform.

There is a cost to it, like everything…

90 Day Free Trial Shopify

Due to the issues with the world at the moment and COVID-19 striking fear into us all…

Self isolation and social distancing, lots of people now have a chance to create their own Shopify Store …

Shopify has decided to give You a 90 Day Free trial to use Shopify, to get started, and get used to the platform, get your whole store set up etc.

If you are happy and you like it and want to start selling your products in your shop that you will have to purchase one of the monthly plans…

As I mentioned before…

$29 or less than $1 per day to start your own business… that’s less than a bagel.

The best thing you can do is try it out for free…

You got a 90-day free trial, and try to get as much done in those 90 days to start your business properly.

You can!

90 day shopify free trial

After your 90-day FREE trial, you have the option to keep it or not.

If you do decide that you are excited…

And want to build momentum with your eCommerce store and turn it into another income stream…

Then YOU Rock!

Shopify Setup

Set up Shopify Plan ($29 recommended) by going to the link

http://bit.ly/Shopify-ASEAN

shopify dropshipping for beginners
I use the $79 plan, but for you starting out I recommend the $29 Plan

Let’s get Your First Shopify Store Going Now!

In this section you are going to be using this guide as a reference, and on Shopify at the same time.

Pro Tip: Bookmark this guide for easy reference

  1. Let’s go to Shopify by clicking here.
  2. Enter your email address to Start YOUR Free trial (like the image shows you below).
  3. Follow the instructions
  4. Enter the password you want to use
  5. Enter the name of your store (use the name you used for your domain name if possible)
steps you need to take to start dropshipping

UPDATE Shopify COVID-19: You Now Get 90 Day Free Trial – Get It Here

Fill in the most relevant details for your new store from the drop down menu:

create a Shopify dropshipping online business

Thing is:

If you are really new to this I want you to choose the following, from the dropdown menu you are presented with.

  • Not selling products yet.
  • Brainstorming ideas on what to sell.
  • Just getting started.

Enter your address details like shown in the image.

Fill in your details as shown above, from the dropdown menu, click Next.

steps you need to take to start dropshipping

And;

That is as simple as it is to set up your first Shopify eCommerce store.
Next what we are going to do is get you set up with the General Settings of your store.

Did You Do This?

You should by now know how to do the following:

  • Signed up for your first Shopify store.
  • Gotten a good overview of how to use the store

4. Adding Your Theme

What is a Shopify Theme?

Well, simply put.. it’s what makes your website look cool.

And..

Shopify without a theme is very basic graphically, and a theme makes it look beautiful and takes your Shopify dropshipping store to another level…

Along with different layouts and functionality.

Your choice:

There are both Free and Paid themes that you can choose, but for this lesson, I think it’s best to keep costs low and start with a free theme, and you can start selling…

adding a shopify theme to your ecommerce store

Click:

Online Store ==> Themes

creating a dropshipping store

Simple easy designs for the slider, and not too expensive either.

What is the best Free Shopify Theme?

I will let you look around for what kind of design you want.

My advice…

The Debut Theme works well (choice is up to your personal preference, I use this one)

what is the best shopify free theme

And with some little bits of tweaking you can have it looking like the below example.

dropshipping for beginners tutorial

Whichever Free Theme you use to create a Shopify dropshipping store, just click “Add to theme library”…

And then you can start editing it to make it look nice.

making your shopify store look professional

So now, let’s get in and edit your theme and get it working for your first Shopify Store.

Editing your first shopify store theme

Click the Customize Theme button and lets get started.

Just a quick note.

If you do have to change your theme to at any stage in your Shopify business you will need to upload all your photos, descriptions, logo, etc.

There are two designs for the Debut theme:

  • Default and Light.

Both allow you to have a large slider option that covers the width of an internet browsing window, which is cool.

So, in the video below I show you how to do it, step by step.

You will need to add your own elements and spend a bit more time than I am doing, but once you get it right, you will be so happy with yourself.

There are many different sections that need to be completed when setting up the appearance of your site, but we will take it one step at a time, starting with a quick overview, and then going in and adding the products later.

So let’s get onto the next section, which is adding your shopify pages to your store… but first…

Did you do the following?

Did You Do This?

You should by now know how to do the following:

  • Added the Debut theme to your store
  • Edited the theme by adding images and test
  • Added your social media buttons to the store
  • Have a good understanding of the e-commerce theme section so you can use it again.

5. Adding Shopify Pages To Your eCommerce Store

After setting up your dropshipping store to look pretty, the next step that we are going to do is create separate pages for your store.

What Are Pages In Shopify?

Pages on Shopify store are different singular webpages on your Shopify store, that you can use to show important information, like:

  • About Us,
  • Contact Us,
  • Shipping Policy
  • Terms & Conditions
  • Privacy Policy

These pages are essential, but that doesn’t mean they have to be perfect. Just get them up, add some small words (don’t think about it too much).

Have a look at a few of my examples below:

adding pages to your shopify store

First thing you want to do is Click Add Page.

Then create your first page, being About.

dropshipping you can start adding products

I have created some templates that you can use for this. Just go to my Google Docs sheet and you can copy and paste the chosen About Us page template into your own store and change about the names etc.

You can get the templates here:

copying the google docs free templates

Once you have that page created you can then view it on your store or you can start creating another page, so let’s get on with another page.

The Contact us page

adding a contact us page in Shopify

Make this page super simple, no need to go overboard, but again that is up to you, my recommendation is the simpler the better, but to start dropshipping you need to have them.

Just copy the text from above if you like.

choose the page.contact template suffix

Then, you must make sure you click the Template Suffix box and Pick page.contact

This will ensure that your contact form gets set up correctly.

It will automatically send any emails you receive to the email address associated with your shop, that you used to set up your Shopify store.

example of a good shopify contact page

The next pages you are going to set up super quickly are the Legal pages. You access them by going to:

Settings >> Legal

steps you need to take to start online business

This area is really easy to set up.

Shopify Legal Page Setup

Now, the thing with this section is, Shopify make it super simple to use and give you templates that you can generate for your store.

But:

I do recommend, once you start getting everything up and running and making money (which you will) to get a professional to look at your legal side of things.

You can simply press the Create From template button and Shopify will do the rest.

legal requirements for shopify
privacy policy for dropshipping store

Legal pages to create include:

  1. refund Policy
  2. Privacy policy
  3. Terms of service

The other pages that do not have templates include the Shipping Policy and Legal notice, but you can leave them for the time being.

Other Important Shopify Pages:

Finally, the other important pages you will be creating are your product pages and collection pages.

We will add and optimize these a bit later down the tutorial. For now you are complete with adding the pages to your Shopify store.

Did You Do This?

You should by now know how to do the following:

  • Added all of the relevant pages to your store
  • Copy/pasted an about us template and modified it
  • Set up your contact us page
  • Set up your legal pages

You have done so much now, this is great. Grab a coffe, take a break and come back for section 7.

6. Shopify Apps (You Really Need These & They’re FREE)

Ok, we are getting there, I’m excited…

Now I want you to start adding Apps to your store, these also include Google Chrome Extensions:

We don’t use too many apps because Shopify has a lot of things integrated into it.

The first Apps you are going to add to your store are the ones that you can start adding products with ease to your store with ease.

Oberlo Dropshipping App

You need an App Called Oberlo, which has both a Shopify Oberlo App and Chrome Extension.

It is recommended that you are using Google Chrome when running your Shopify Business.

how to start a shopify store

Just go to Apps in the side left hand menu. You will then see the Oberlo – Dropshipping App.

Simply click on that and we can install it on your store.

Oberlo is an app that will allow you to import products from Aliexpress (Your product provider) onto your store for free, this is perfect for beginners, to get you started super quick.

But we must set it up first.

how to sell my products online

You will be redirected to the Shopify App Store where you can simply Click – Add App to get the process started.

shopify oberlo integration

Then click Install App and you will be brought to the Oberlo Dashboard.

How To Start Dropshipping As A Beginner

And really simply, we are going to start searching for our new products for our store, right on Oberlo…

So we click.. Explore Products.

How To Use Oberlo

While it may seem like a lot at the moment, you are nearly complete all the steps you need to take to start dropshipping…

So go to the main dashboard and enter your niche.

Now, you should have done this already, but if not this is a good place to browse products and get an idea of the colossal amount of products that are on offer.

you can start making money selling dropshipping

So, with your niche chosen, and main keyword in hand you can start searching for cool products…

Like my example: water supplies

For me, I know that my niche is water supplies, and I have been following the growth of water health, so it’s pretty easy.

Browse through the listings, then choose the products you like.

Click on the product you like and it will bring you to the aliepress page for that item.

how to start an ecommerce website

Or you can simply hover over the image in Oberlo and click “Add to import list”

Did You Do This?

By the end of this section you should have:

  1. Added Oberlo to your new Shopify dropshipping store.
  2. Found some products to add to your store too.

7. Adding Dropshipping Products To Your Shopify Store

To add dropshipping products to your Shopify Store, go through and pick about 10 products to start with, and click add to import list.

When you are happy you can check all your products that you are going to import before you do, by clicking on Import List in the left-hand menu…

Which will bring you to this…

adding products to shopify from aliexpress

You can look at all of the details of the product by clicking on the different areas within the product.

Once you are happy with all of them, you can click Import to store where you can edit the product description, and titles…

edit products on shopify

Try to add a bit of your own personality into your product descriptions, and also obviously the specifications of the products too.

optimizing product images on shopify

There are a few different things you want to do to make it look good…

  1. The Title
  2. Description
  3. Tags
making your shopify dropshipping store

And then add the tags into your product section.

tags for shopify products

Tags

Tags allow you to categorize your products easily. You could use things like “Kitchen” and “Sink” for this faucet sprayer.

There is also a section that will allow you to set up collections, so you can group similar products together, making it easy for your customers to browse things they are after.

Did You Do This?

By now you should have done this:

  1. Uploaded your first products.
  2. Edited the titles and descriptions.
  3. Added tags to your products.

8. Setting Up Shopify Payments

You cant get started if you don’t got payments!

Knowing how to start your own business online, part of it is dealing with the money side…

So, we want to go to Payments. Now depending on what country you are in will depend on what payment gateways you can use.

For most online transactions, people use credit cards and PayPal.

shopify payment setup

You can check out a full list of the payment gateways for Shopify , and locate your country.

Go through the steps to get your Shopify payments set up correctly.

After you have done this, you want to add your domain to your store, that you may have purchased already.

Did You Do This?

By now you should have completed the following:

  1. Chosen your payment for your country.
  2. Set up payments for your Shopify dropshipping store.

9. Choosing A Domain And Pricing Plan For Dropshipping

3: How Do I Choose A Good Domain Name?

Is .com the best domain name?

which domains are the best for ecommerce
.Com domains are even used when they are not the right TLD

So, are they the best?

Yes, in my opinion and most other digital experts, it is, and if you are trying to start your very own online dropshipping store from scratch, it is probably the final piece of the puzzle.

Whats the difference between a website and a domain name?

A website is like your house, a domain name is like your address. People find your website by going to your domain name, so you have to make it catchy and memorable.

Nobody wants to a remember a name like:

wallywozawokenfreebecasueshop.com

It just doesnt work…

So:

Next what you will want to do is choose a really cool domain name, something that stands out, and something that is related to your niche.

Lean Domain Search for Ecommerce

My favorite place to do this is LeanDomainSearch.

leandomainsearch is a good domain generator

Let’s imagine your niche was “pets”.

Simply enter “pets” or your own keyword into the box and click search, and await the magic to happen.

finding your business domain name
Use Leandomainsearch to find cool domain names for your new Shopify Store

The results for “pets” brought back over 1500 domain names that you could use. Now filter through and find the one that best suits YOU.

Godaddy Registrar

Once you have chosen your domain name it is time to go to Godaddy.com.

I like to choose these as they connect really easily to Shopify and make the whole process very easy.

Go to Godaddy.com to register your domain name: (i’m not in India, I don’t know why my Godaddy opens up in India lol)

godaddy domain name registrar

If this is your first time registering a domain, you can look for a coupon code here to get the best deal on the domain:

https://www.coupons.com/coupon-codes/godaddy.com/

Sometimes you can get the domain for as little as $0.99.

Did You Do This?

You should by now know how to do the following:

  • Found a cool domain name using LeanDomainSearch
  • Purchased your domain name on Godaddy with a coupon discount.
  • You don’t have to buy a domain name, as Godaddy gives you a free SubDomain as I showed you before.
    yourstorename.myshopify.com

10. Adding Your Domain Name To Your Shopify Store

So with your domain bought from Godaddy it’s time to get it attached to your store.

You can access the domain settings under the “Online Store” category in the left-hand side of your dashboard – domain.

connecting your domain to shopify

The process is really simple, and if you did it with Godaddy everything can be set up in about 30 seconds.

Just click connect existing domain name.

connect an existing domain to shopify

Enter the domain name and click Next, and follow the instructions.

If you haven’t purchased a domain name you will be given an option to purchase a new one through Shopify.

Buying Domain Options

Buying it through Shopify is a little bit more expensive at about $14.

Once you have done all of these things, and are ready to start getting customers into your new store, begin this process by signing up for a paid Shopify plan.

how to set up a Shopify dropshipping store

You can set up everything, make sure you are happy with your products, although you cannot start selling until you become a paid user.

The best thing to do is choose the plan that suits your budget and once you have done this, you will be able to start taking advantage of the dropshipping business model.

Next Steps:

Once you can set up a Shopify dropshipping store, this is when you have to start making your dream of turning it into your full-time income.

This can take a bit of time, as you are going to need to be able to get your products in front of the correct people.

The dropshipping business model is not a sit and wait for things to happen business, it’s a get up and work to make it happen.

The great thing is… this dropshipping for beginners tutorial brought you through the step up…

Did you follow all the steps using the dropshipping business model?

If you did, you can now focus on the most important parts of your business…

And not have to worry about the shipping and delivery etc.

How To Start Dropshipping As A Beginner

Things you don’t want to be focusing on.

Your focus now is Marketing…

So what kind of marketing is the best for your Shopify eCommerce website?

Targeted ads…

Resaerch into who and what your customers are and want… what drives them to purchase.

Because it’s not:

  • Run random Facebook ads
  • Try to target everyone
  • And hope that somebody buys

If you do this, you miss out, and you lose money.

That’s why I recommend taking a course on marketing professionally to help you get the success you are after.

My mastermind training program that will give you everything you need to achieve the huge success you want in dropshipping….

You can contact me here about it.

Moving Forward with Dropshipping

Being an online entrepreneur and understanding how to start dropshipping is a great start…

Making a killing with dropshipping and Shopify is the next step, you just have to want it badly enough…

Even if you are new to the dropshipping business model and have never done anything like this before, you can follow this dropshipping for beginner’s tutorial and get your Shopify store set up within less than a day.

Why You Should Start Dropshipping?

… it’s a pretty cool business to be part of!

Get started now… your future is in your hands.

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