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If you have been following my channel for quite some time now, you'll know that before all this, I used to work as a web designer and developer for small- to medium-sized business, helping them grow, expand and reach more people to increase online visibility and of course profitability.
Then, at one point in my web development journey, I stopped and pondered if this is really what I want to be doing for the rest of my life -- just helping other people make a lot of money while I make do with what is given to me? So I decided to step out of the web dev game and thought, "Am I content with my current work setup? Hey, why don't i just do exactly what my bosses were doing and up a business for myself?"
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Web developers, web designers, programmers, advertisers, this post is for you. Today, I am going to discuss with you a business model that I used to make money online PASSIVELY. Now, before we go any further, I want to let you know that you can either choose to apply this business model and still pursue your career, OR you can go full-blast and give yourself some time to sit back and relax while profits are continuously flowing towards your pocket.
Are you ready to make some money? Great, let's do this!
How I Made Passive Income as a Web Developer
If you are a web developer, a web designer or an advertiser, and if you feel like you are stuck with your current job with nowhere else to go, or you're already happy and passionate with what you are currently doing yet there's just something that seems to be missing, or are a hundred percent not contented with what you are doing and how much you are making, then do I have just the perfect business model for you.
As a web designer, you already have the skills to create a visually pleasing website. You know branding, you know colors and how to mix and match them to create the perfect blend and balance, you know how to make a really good design that people would positively respond and connect to -- basically, you already possess those skills needed to make people take notice of and like something.
If you are a web developer or a programmer, you already know how to whack things up really fast: you know how to create and optimize landing pages, you can connect domain names, you can connect a website to multiple third party platforms for maximum operation efficiency -- you have the technical knowledge to be able to run things online behind the curtains and handle codes, which are basically the foundation of a really good website.
If you are a marketer or an advertiser, that would make things even better, because you already know how to put products in front of the right people at the right price. You listen to the people's demands and respond with something that you know they will like. You know where and how to find a product that would solve people's problems and therefore be profitable and worthy to sell.
Putting this all together, there's nothing much for you to worry about anymore when you enter the business model that I am currently engaged with: dropshipping.
What is Dropshipping?
Dropshipping is just another type of eCommerce business model. Under normal eCommerce operations, one would need to have a warehouse for stocks, and when you do get an order request for a certain product, that warehouse would have to handle and ship it to your customer. That would equate to additional costs in terms of manpower, logistics and even storage space.
Now, with dropshipping, you won't have to deal with any of these costs, because everything happens online! You get your products straight from your supplier, and when somebody buys off of your website, you can contact them and have them send the order to your customer; you don't hold any stocks and you don't have to pay someone to watch over and/or monitor your warehouse! Moreover, you don't have to worry about having to purchase products by bulk, because usually, dropshipping suppliers do not have any minimum order requirements.
How Dropshipping Would Work For You
So, you already have prior experience with web development and/or design, programming or marketing. How would dropshipping work for you, then?
The benefit of having someone who is used to working behind the scenes, then, is you can already make the logos, color scheme and the branding in general. If you are a developer, you know how to work with code; you can have a website up and running in no time; you can set up emails and ad accounts really fast. If you're an advertiser, well basically, you have all it takes to make profit out of a dropshipping store! You already know the most important thing in dropshipping, and that is to find the right type of product and put it in front of the right types of people.
How I Shifted from Web Dev to Dropshipping
I've been in the field of dropshipping for more than 3 years. Prior to that, I was a web designer and developer; I started working for a web agency in Australia where we just did small business websites. I eventually moved up to run my own web agency, and then into a medical company where I manage the websites for each division, got landing pages for conferences, etc.
I made the shift once I realized that I could do better than what I was previously busy with; at one point, I wanted to apply what I have learned from my past clients and get to experience seeing tons of profit flow into my bank accounts without having to break a sweat.
Where We Get Our Products
As a bonus, I want to share with you where I get ALL of our products from. As a web designer, developer, programmer or designer, you already have the tools needed to successfully run a dropshipping store; all that's actually left is for you to know where you can outsource dropshipping products from.
You can grab cheap finds at a Chinese-hosted website called AliExpress. I have personally tried and tested this website, and believe me when I say that there are loads of reliable and trustworthy suppliers around the website. All you have to do is to check their seller backgrounds and see what they have to offer.
Pro tip: it's best to keep your suppliers at a minimum so as to avoid discrepancies or issues in processing your orders.
This is just one way, though. You can also find local suppliers by calling around and asking if they'll allow you to dropship their items.
Let's Wrap It Up!
It isn't a bad idea to grow and expand your expertise in hopes of gaining more profit. If you are experienced in the field of web development in general, dropshipping might just be the next thing you need in your life! Start an eCommerce store today and watch it flourish.
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