1. Well, it is no math question and there no one answer. I too run a small business that's slowly growing, and I sell low-ticket items like you. I'm not the one with most experience, obviously, but I think spending the item's profit margin on the ad is good idea.

  2. ^ This. If they OP clearly states the shipping times in either the product page or checkout he’ll be fine as well as having a separate page for shipping times.

  3. The wig market probably has been around for centuries, so people who need wigs probably already have brands they prefer. I think you should consider how your products provide more value than your competitors', and if that's difficult, consider a more niche audience. Good luck!

  4. Have you considered offering your service on Fiverr or Upwork? Also, there are many online side hustles these days, so you should consider them (much info in youtube).

  5. I'm not the most experienced business owner, but I think speed isn't that important as long as it doesn't lag too much. By "too much", I mean landing page not loading for more than about 5 sec. I think 40-60 is good enough. At least that's been my case. If you're worried, just use free apps to compress images and/or use less apps.

  6. Many ad platforms are easy to use these days, and most people can use them well with or without a help of a Youtube video. Maybe with the exception of Google search ads, which I think requires a bit of learning. I think being able to handle ads yourself is important.

  7. By what % did you increase your ad budget? Many people agree increasing budget too wildly will decrease ROAS.

  8. Hey leaving comment to cheer you up. All entrepreneurs go through the same failures and dejections, so try to find some comfort from the fact you're not alone.

  9. The AI looks at the product name, Image and Description and makes posts specific to the product. You can choose to generate posts in different themes - Promotional, Educational, Behind the Scenes, Contest, Polls, Surprise Me, Expert Interview.

  10. Uhm, sure. I am willing to give it a try. I will give detailed feedback, which might be helpful.

  11. Not that one. Someone asked you what makes your products better than ones already out there, and you said your products are no different from them. Well, seems like you already knew the answer. :(

  12. Hey OP, here is this sub's mod who is a proven, successful entrepreneur. His advice will be golden, so you should ask if you have burning questions.

  13. If you're selling the same things as the established companies, it's difficult. People already have brands they like, and they will continue to buy from them unless you offer more value (solves a problem they have, much lower price, unique design, etc.). To customers, trying a new product from a new brand is a risk. Let's say you enjoy wearing Chanel jewelry. I make a new luxury brand named Bhanel and offer jewelry that looks almost like Chanel's at similar prices. What's your chance of switching to my brand, let alone spend money to try my jewelry? :)

  14. What I meant was that you have to differentiate your brand from the existing ones. Customers may have no problem with the current brands they're using, and most of them won't switch to your brand unless you show them a good reason to. Perhard you could sell eyelashes for a specific, underserved audience.

  15. Dsers is probably most famous. There might be some others. Search aliexpress on Shopify app market.

  16. My advice is to do side online jobs first. There are lots of ways to work online these days, even playing P2E games (just search youtube). Unless you are very lucky or very talented at business, you will probably lose money during the first 6-12 months. Overnight success is almost an illusion, so I wouldn't start a business without some money you're willing to lose (i.e. invest in your business skills, acquired via trials and errors).

  17. Yeah, people buy products that have no reviews. Having reviews probably helps, but I don't think it's a game-changer. I only write 1 or 2 reviews per product, rewriting existing reviews if possible, and only in the beginning.

  18. One could argue the website is an example of bad design. There are too many things competing for my attention, and I don't know what to focus on first. It's like talking to you about 10 different subjects at once. If it was on BBC, it's probably because of business success, not great store design. There's the insight: store design is secondary to great product. People have different tastes on design, as you like the website and I hate it, but they will buy if the product fulfills the demand the best among competitors.

  19. You hardly have any information people expect, such as size chart, private policy, shipping information, etc. Even if people like your designs, they will feel very skeptical if they can't find any information about your store.

  20. Was the course you took Tim Sharp's? I took his, and months after starting dropshipping, I realized he teaches how to start a business but not how to make it a success. I feel most courses try to have buy certain apps, the makers of which likely paid the course instructor.

  21. Yes I did take Tim Sharp's course on dropshipping, he didn't explain how to design a shopify store though so I also used Wholesale Ted's dropshipping guide on YouTube and followed her example to design my store. When first starting a shopify store, I didn't really know what kind of category or niche to use so I just worked off Tim's bulldog example and decided to make a general niche pet store theme. I didn't take into consideration how much competition there would be though.

  22. I did take Wholesale Ted's course as well. What I realized down the road was that both of them are making money with courses, not with their businesses. I went back to Tim's Udemy course and found he recommended new apps, which I am sure he was paid by the app companies to do. Same with Wholesale Ted. Personally, I think Tim's web design skills aren't so great, haha. Yeah, neither of them teach how to measure competition, which is actually the most important thing to consider, together with demand. They likely were not massively successful with thier businesses, because they found making courses more profitable. So, I would'nt rely on them entirely, though they teach a good deal on the basics. I haven't yet found anyone in Tim's FB community or Wholesale Ted's YouTube channel who made 6 figures after taking their courses. Some masters visit

  23. I think your website has features that people expect from stores that sell more expensive items. It looks great to me. Here's a few things that may improve it (just my opinion).

  24. Both Printify and Printful offer what most people want. Since your target audience is your own loyal following, whatever design you put on merch won't be generic. I'd make sure it has components that represent you though.

  25. I think it'd be better if the first thing I saw on the website is a video of you doing awesome magic and giving an audience a fabulous time. You can probably hire a professional editor for a decent price to tell everything in the video. That's the value you're offering, not yourself, right? :)

  26. I am quite similar. I never stuck to one thing for more than 2 years. There was a psychological/social experiment (I forgot the exact name and period) and the result was that generalists managing specialists produced the best outcomes (specialists managing generalists less). I'm running a business, and I have to know every aspect of it at least decently. It suits me well so far. I'd strive to be one who hires/manages specialists, not one myself.

  27. What makes your products better than all those on Amazon, etc.? You could argue design, but it's clearly not because you're not getting sales. You have only one design :) Apparel is generally competitive, so I'd check if your niche is super competitive in the first place.

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