As more women choose to work from home to help balance their professional and personal responsibilities, there has been a huge uptick in the number of moms dropshipping. If you’re not yet familiar with this concept, this quick overview can give you a boost of inspiration.
What is dropshipping?
If you shop online, you’ve probably bought a drop shipped item without even knowing it. Dropshipping describes the way an item gets from the warehouse to the customer.
Dropshippers are people who list items for sale. When a customer buys a product a dropshipper has listed, they contact the manufacturer of the product and the item the customer bought is shipped directly from the warehouse to their doorstep.
The purpose of dropshipping is to save the seller time and money. If you’re dropshipping, you can sell any number of products online without having to stock them or ship them yourself. Rather, you do the marketing to get the customers and then simply pass a customer’s order details onto the warehouse who will pick and ship the items for you.
Is dropshipping a good business opportunity?
Absolutely! Dropshipping itself is a great method for starting an online business. The primary advantage is that, by dropshipping, you can avoid the costly and risky investment of keeping a stock of products. All you have to do instead is find warehouses/manufacturers that are setup to support dropshipping businesses.
There are all sorts of ways to go about setting up a dropshipping business. Many people use a simply AliDropship solution and reseller websites like Aliexpress in order to source their products. From there, your main work is marketing so that you can get customers to purchase from you. Obviously, that part is easier said than done.
Can stay-at-home moms be successful at dropshipping?
Stay-at-home moms will find that the concept of a dropshipping business is both flexible and accessible. You don’t have to keep stock or do any shipping yourself. Your main work will center on the computer where you will start by researching a niche or finding the products you want to sell in your shop.
None of it is difficult, it just takes proper research to set yourself up for success in the world of dropshipping. Choose the right name, work to brand your store, and put in the work to learn about social media marketing and SEO strategies. With a good amount of time, you can give yourself the knowledge and tools you need to get a successful online store going.
The next step? Keep re-applying your knowledge to setup multiple dropshipping stores. In doing so, you’ll be able to achieve redundancy and, therefore, financial security so that you can enjoy the financial freedom you and your family deserve. You don’t need anything special to get started, just a good reason to keep you motivated.
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