January 18, 2020
How Much Time Does It Take To Manage a Dropshipping Store?

How Much Time Does It Take To Manage a Dropshipping Store?


Hey, what’s up everybody? Anton here from Drop Ship Lifestyle. And in today’s video, we
are going to talk about what makes Drop Ship Lifestyle different. Now this is a question that we get pretty much everyday via email. And we also get a bunch
of live chats about it. People saying, you know,
there’s all these other online coaching programs, these other courses, these other opportunities, why is Drop Ship Lifestyle different? And while I know why, I
wanted to ask the community, so I did that in our Facebook group. And let me just say, thank
you to everybody that left a comment. This is really, really valuable. Man, it means a lot. Like it makes me feel really
good to see what you see, you know, from your side looking in and what makes Drop Ship
Lifestyle unique to you. So thank you in advance. Some of what I’m gonna
talk about in this video does come from that thread. So thank you for posting, again. So we’re gonna go through six things of what makes us different. Now the first thing is
that, what we teach here is actually a proven system. So the Drop Ship Blueprint, right, the seven modules that make up the foundation of the training. This is a system that I started in 2007. So what is that now, 12 years ago and I’ve been
refining it since then. Okay, so this isn’t something I’m like, oh, yeah, I started this three
months ago and it worked. This is 12 years in the making, not only proven to work by me, but proven to work by thousands
and thousands of members of Drop Ship Lifestyle
from all around the world. So it’s not some rehashed information. It’s not what I learned
in somebody else’s course and then quickly made a course of my own. No, this is something that is basically my entire eCommerce career, put together in a streamlined system. So speaking of that, the second thing that makes us different is this really is step by step. You know, people say step by step. They say it’s an A to Z training. However you wanna look at it, this takes you from, literally,
the first thing we do when we wanna launch a new store which is do niche selection, so find what we wanna sell,
all the way through automation. So every single step,
going video by video, worksheet by worksheet, action by action, you’re following along, doing what I tell you to do in the videos and if you do that, by the end guess what? You’re gonna be ready to go with a store that is launch, with great suppliers, with traffic, with everything in place if you follow the system. Again, I give to you that step by step. Now what you find in a lot
of other programs out there is the presenter, the
instructor, the teacher, whatever you wanna call them, sometimes they ramble on. Sometimes they really don’t
know what they’re talking about. Right, surprise, surprise. Because maybe they are rehashing
something they’ve learned somewhere else. So you’re like having all
these little steps missed. Or they’re telling you how to do it wrong. Or they’re leaving out steps entirely because guess what? They don’t know the steps exist because they don’t actually
do them themselves. So with us, there’s none of that. There is no fluff, so
it like literally is, okay, this is the step,
now this is the step, now this is the step. Nothing extra and in between,
but also, nothing left out so you’re not sitting
there with your hands up, thinking, well, why isn’t
this working for me? Or why doesn’t my site look like that? or why didn’t get approved
with this supplier? No, we have that all in there so you will be able to follow it. Again, call it step by
step, call it A to Z, call it what you want,
but we’re there for you every step of the way. Now the third thing, right? Let’s say you are going
through our program at Drop Ship Lifestyle, and you feel like something’s left out or you feel stuck. Well the third thing
with Drop Ship Lifestyle that makes us different is
that you are never alone. These aren’t my words, these are from Ron. So I do appreciate that
phrase from Ronald. That’s not how I would think to say it. I would say we have an amazing community. But the truth is with our community, you are never alone. And on that thread in
Facebook, that was a huge thing that kept coming up,
like a recurring theme because we bring our
members together, right? If you’re a part of Drop Ship Lifestyle, you’ll be part of our Facebook group, you’ll be part of our online forum. And that is where you connect with, literally, our global community of people that are building these businesses. Now what’s good about our community? I forgot the name of the person that phrased it this way, but it is a professional community. Now does that mean, you
know, like think corporate, suit and tie professional? No, it doesn’t. But it means that when you’re in there, you’re there for a reason, right? You’re there to see
what people are sharing, in terms of giving value. You’re there to ask
questions if you get stuck. You’re there to learn from
other people’s questions if you see somebody asks something. And there’s no spam. There’s so many different Facebook groups. Issac actually pointed this
out, in that Facebook thread, where you might join a
Facebook group about eCommerce or something, right, or how
to start an online business, and you see all these
people posting screenshots of their success. And then you’re like, oh,
cool you have any tips? And they’re like, yeah,
send me a private message. And then they try to sell you something and it’s just this never ending cycle of people selling things to one another. And at Drop Ship Lifestyle,
we weed that out from day one. Unfortunately, there’s only
like a handful of people we’ve had to ban over the years, but if people do thing like that, if they think they’re gonna come in and just, you know, be
unprofessional and try to spam people then yeah, we get ’em out. So it is a professional community. Everybody there that is active, again, one of the biggest feedbacks we got is how amazing the community is. Now speaking of that,
it’s not just online. We also do live events every year. We’ve been doing them since
2013, I think was the first one. This year will be our
sixth annual retreat, but we’ve done these events
all around the world, in Southeast Asia, in Hawaii, in Mexico, in Bali and Indonesia last
year, this year in Prague. So we don’t just, you know, again, go online and have
some chats and disappear. No, we actually meet up in person. That’s optional, of
course, but if you want to, you can have that real connection too. We also do meetups. You know, we did one
in New York last year. There was just one in California. They’ve been in Australia. So again, a real community. And what you often see with
online training programs or courses, is people are just, like, constantly making the next one, right? Or they kind of like pop
up and then they disappear, or they burn out within a year. Then maybe they come back then
they’re gone again, right? That’s not what this is. This is a community that has
been building and evolving over the years. And if you’re part of it, again, you’ll not just be connected online, but you’ll be able to
connect in real life, not some fly-by-night thing, but really something that I
see myself being a part of. I see myself being here
to help facilitate this, you know, for the better
part of my lifetime. I don’t see it slowing down anytime soon because I really do enjoy it. So the next thing, right? You’re never alone, that’s number three. The fourth that I wrote down
here, is honest feedback. And again, I forgot who used that wording, but I really do think that’s something that is needed in the
world of online coaching. So when you are part
of Drop Ship Lifestyle, you have a few different functionalities that are in your Members Area. So you have your online training, you could watch your videos. That’s where you go through
training and whatnot, but we also provide
support for our members in a couple different ways. One of them is niche selection. So when you have some niche ideas, we actually have a tool
in our Members Area that you can go through, you fill it out. You enter your information. And then, it gets sent to us and we will either validate it for you and say, yeah, green light, do that, or we’ll say, you know what? That’s not a good one. You’re gonna wanna try
something else, right? Same thing with web design. When you build your website, if you want us to take
a look at it, we will. Send it in, we’ll give you feedback. And this isn’t something like, hey, this is a bad niche. You know, now you should
buy this other thing from us and we’re gonna help you. You know, we actually want you to succeed. Again, surprise, surprise. A lot of online courses
and coaching programs, they can care less about
their success rate. I want every single person that actually takes action to win. So when you submit a niche idea, if it’s bad, I’m gonna tell you, or my team’s gonna tell you, hey, you know, maybe try this instead. If you show your website
and it does not look good, we’re gonna tell you, hey, this stuff really needs
to be changed, okay? We don’t sugarcoat anything. We’re here to help you to succeed. Sometimes that means very honest feedback. And I’m sure as a business owner, or a potential business
owner, you’ll appreciate that. Because again, why put
your time and effort into something that’s not quite up to par if you wanna succeed? Okay, so that’s the fourth thing. Honest feedback from
myself, from our community, from the team. Okay, so the fifth thing
is that Drop Ship Lifestyle is always updated. I mentioned we started this thing, or I started this thing, back in 2013. That was version one
of Drop Ship Lifestyle. Right now, we are in version seven. That is seven complete
updates to everything, again, since 2013. So typically about once a year,
I update the entire program because guess what? Business changes, things change, right, so I have to update it. And then, throughout the year,
if there’s any small changes, I’ll make those updates as well. Also, I post videos to YouTube. I have a podcast. So you’re never gonna get
information that’s dated and you’re always gonna
know what’s working now. Again, that is a big thing
that makes us different because so many people
will make an online course or set up a coaching program and they’ll have it there for, you know, three years or five years and they’ll just be selling
the same thing over and over. And the problem with that is
people aren’t gonna get results because business changes. Whether you have a retail store or you have an online business, either way, things evolve and if you don’t evolve with
it, your business will die. So you’re not getting an outdated model. You’re not getting things
that don’t work anymore because in reality, again,
business will change, the way we contact suppliers,
the way that we are getting unique images for our websites, we have some new ways of doing that, the way that we’re getting
reviews and displaying them, the things we’re using for
conversion optimization, the way we’re driving traffic. You know, the way we’re
communicating with customers. Again, business evolves. We evolve because we
wanna stay in business and when we do, we share that with you. And that is the thing
that really stands out. And by the way, whichever
version of Drop Ship Lifestyle you get, you do get updates. So if you buy right now, and
you enroll in version seven, guess what? When version eight comes out, you get it. I don’t tell you, hey, give me some money and I’m gonna give it to you. No, you get it because at this point, I don’t know if it’ll be this way forever, but at this point, when you
enroll in Drop Ship Lifestyle, you are a member for life which means, again, when version eight,
nine, 10, 11 comes out, you will be there getting those updates in your Members Area in real time. Now the sixth reason that Drop
Ship Lifestyle is different is we were voted Best
eCommerce Course by Shopify. Now I’m not a huge fan of awards. I don’t really put too much
weight into a lot of them, but this is one that I
really, really do appreciate. They’ve only done this
one time, Shopify has. They have an annual event and
it’s called Shopify Unite. And they, last year, had an
award for Best eCommerce Course. We won. So I wish I
had it here to show it. It’s back in a storage
unit right now in Texas. We’re gonna have it shipped out when we open up our new office out here. But we won that award
and as far as I can see, they’re not doing it again. So yeah, one for one. We won. We’re the best eCommerce course according to the biggest
eCommerce platform in the world. Beyond that too, they
also have a few courses that are Shopify approved. Of course, we are one of those as well, and that just all boils down to the fact that what we do does work. Shopify can see that our
students get success. Shopify can see that the
people that we refer to them are actually people that are
building real businesses, not trying to sell cheap
crap and rip off customers, but no, build something of value. So because of that, we’ve had a great relationship with them. And again, I hope that just continues to build over the years. So listen, if you’re
watching this right now and you’re on the fence on
enrolling in Drop Ship Lifestyle, if you haven’t done so yet,
you’re doing the right thing I would say, by watching this video, hopefully by watching other videos I put out there on YouTube or listening to my podcast
or reading my blog. One of the things that
I do recommend for you, again, if your trying to
decide who you wanna learn from and what community you wanna be a part of, again, is do what you’re doing right now. Seek out free information
from whatever thing you’re looking into. And my advice is that if you don’t feel like you’re getting value
from the free stuff, if you feel like something’s a little off or something’s wrong with the free stuff, then guess what? It’s gonna be amplified times a hundred once you actually give
somebody your money. Again, any teacher, instructor, creator, whatever you wanna call them, if they have a worthwhile thing to share, you will get tremendous amount of value from their free stuff and it’ll also help you to see what style you like and
who you resonate with. And I would say, only until you do that, only until you find the
person or the company that you wanna learn from,
that’s when it would be a good idea to make the investment, get enrolled and get to work. Now a big part of that, going
back to the honest feedback, with Drop Ship Lifestyle,
I’m not gonna sugarcoat this, it is a real business. It does take real work. It’s something you could
definitely do in the evenings and on the weekends, but
yeah, it’s a business. So if you wanna learn my system, the system that I’ve shard
with thousands of people from all over the world, if you wanna actually get into this and build your own business, definitely go check
DropShipLifestyle.com/webinar. That’s a good starting point. You can learn a little bit more first and then decide if you wanna get enrolled to the program or not. Now a couple other things, I do wanna talk about core values because they are really
important at our company, not just for me, but for our team and for the community. So the first core value is
that we’re entrepreneurial. So anybody, hopefully this is you. This should see if you’re in
line with what with do here. When I say we’re entrepreneurial, we don’t make excuses for
not getting things done and we always find a way. Okay, entrepreneurs always find
a way to figure things out, so I want you to have that mindset if you wanna work together, if you wanna be part of this. Again, don’t, you know,
get stuck with something that might be simple and think, okay, that’s it, I’m done. With our community,
again, our team, with me, we always find a solution. And, you know, saying
like, oh, I shouldn’t have to do this is never
anything that comes up. We figure it out, we get it done. Again, please have that mindset and if you do, you’ll be a good
fit for Drop Ship Lifestyle. The second core value is
that we’re passionate. Okay, you shouldn’t be putting your time into anything you don’t care about. Now to be specific, I’m not talking about the products that you wanna sell, but if you wanna do this
and if you wanna succeed, you should be passionate
about building a business. You should be passionate
about learning this stuff. You should be passionate about logging into your Members Area because if you are, guess
what, you’re going to win. You’re going to succeed. If you’re like, oh, I’m
gonna check this out and see what happens
then, yeah, guess what? Honest feedback again. It’s not gonna work for you. So you definitely should be passionate. Also, community, okay. You don’t have to post
in our communities online if you’re part of them. In fact, most people are just, you know, what I would call lurkers. Now I’m a lurker in most
communities I’m in too, but what that means is you’re
in there, you’re reading. But we do want you to be in there, right? And whether that is
posting or just reading, it really will help you, okay? So we care about community. We obviously try to give
back as much as possible by making new content,
by answering questions, by updating the course. And again, community is
very important to us. Not just to have anybody there that says, hey, Anton, I wanna give you money. Can I be part of it? No, the people that are
there for the right reason, the people that are working together, the people that you’d wanna hang out with and you know, whatever, have
a coffee or have a beer, those are the type of
people you’re gonna meet in our community. If that sounds like you, again, you’d probably be a good fit. And our fourth and final
core value is authenticity, something that, again, we strive to be, you know, as perfect with as we can, and something obviously, we encourage our members to do as well. So no inflating numbers, no lying, no pretending you’re
something when you’re not. It doesn’t work. It doesn’t work. Maybe short-term, you can get away with that for a little bit, but
that’s when you become, you know, one of those companies that burns out or that is what would be
considered a fly-by-night company. If you wanna be around for the
long-term as a business owner then you need integrity,
you need to be authentic and that is something that we strive to do our best at everyday and something that we strongly try to share with you as well. So if you share those four core values, again, entrepreneurial,
if you’re passionate, if your community driven,
and if you’re authentic you would probably be a great fit. Hope you did find this video useful if you were on the fence,
trying to figure out like, why should I learn from
Drop Ship Lifestyle when I saw someone pop
up in, I don’t know, on YouTube or on Facebook? So hopefully that shares it with you. Again, I really do appreciate it, everybody that chimed in here, your answers meant a lot. And I know the whole team
appreciated it as well. So thank you all for watching this video. Again, if you are watching it and you’re not part of
Drop Ship Lifestyle yet, go to DropShipLifestyle.com/webinar. I’ll post the link. That’s the perfect starting point. And again, if you sound
like the type of person that fits with our core values, I would love to work together and help to coach you to success. So go ahead and click that link and I will see you in Drop Ship Lifestyle. Thank you. (bright music)

19 thoughts on “How Much Time Does It Take To Manage a Dropshipping Store?

  1. The one comment Anton when you said Execute instead of just watching online courses all day that's what My main goal is to Execute and Maintain a Legitimate Long Lasting Business

  2. Love the video as always Anton! I just created a shopify store creation tutorial I feel like your subscribers would benefit from. Hope you don’t mind me sharing πŸ€™Link here – https://youtu.be/OGDJDpyPVgg

  3. Anton I just love the content that you provide. Everytime I think of a question to ask you, you are discussing it, and telling us the reason why. you are so awesome. Have a blessed day. I just learn so much in the short videos.

  4. I never heard other people talk about the growth thingy.. like how should we spend our time if we already have a stable business.. thanks for the insights!

  5. Hey Anton, quick question from the Netherlands. How exactly would you go about hiring someone? Any good platforms?

  6. This is perfect for those who are looking to start their own drop ship business soon! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’―

  7. Hey! Do you have a video that talks about how to find manufacturers for the products that you wish to sell? πŸ€—

  8. This is another great advice for those who are interested in drop shipping or just starting with it. Thank you Anton for always sharing your awesome insights. Always a great help.

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