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How To Launch a Dropshipping Business with Zero Experience (Episode 27)

How To Launch a Dropshipping Business with Zero Experience (Episode 27)

September 18, 20237 min read

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🗣 In this episode, we take you on a journey from zero to hero in the world of dropshipping. We share our own experiences of starting our businesses with no prior knowledge and offer insights and advice for those looking to do the same. 

If you've ever felt the burning desire to escape the 9-5 grind and venture into e-commerce but didn't know where to start, this episode is your roadmap to making it happen.

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Key Takeaways:

★ Starting an online business often begins with a burning desire for change and the realization that there's another path to success beyond the traditional 9-5 grind.

★ Overcoming the fear of the unknown is essential; it's okay not to have all the answers at the beginning.

★ Surrounding yourself with a like-minded community can provide invaluable support, inspiration, and accountability.

★ Embrace both successes and failures on your journey; they are essential learning experiences.

★ Structured training and resources, like "The Home-Turf Advantage" book, can serve as blueprints for beginners looking to start their dropshipping businesses.


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In this video, the hosts share their personal experiences and reflections on starting a dropshipping business with zero experience. They highlight the feeling of being stuck in unfulfilling jobs and the desire for freedom and autonomy. They discuss overcoming self-imposed limitations and the importance of taking action and surrounding oneself with like-minded individuals. The speakers also touch on the challenges and failures they faced, but emphasise the importance of learning from them and celebrating milestones. They emphasise the value of joining a community and having structured training when starting out. The video concludes with the speakers discussing the revenue potential and brand enhancement that a dropshipping business can bring, as well as promoting their podcast and book for further guidance.

00:00:00 In this section, the speakers discuss their own experiences starting an e-commerce business with zero prior experience. They describe the feeling of being stuck in a nine-to-five job and realising that it wasn't fulfilling their personal definition of success. They longed for freedom of time and location, as well as autonomy over their own lives. Despite not knowing how to achieve this, they were determined to find a way. They emphasise that starting from zero in the e-commerce world is daunting, but the rewards are worth the struggle.

00:05:00 In this section, the speaker reflects on feeling trapped in a career path that no longer brings fulfilment, citing the fear of wasting time and the lure of comfort and security as factors that keep people stuck. They express a growing desire to create something and control their own time, especially in anticipation of starting a family. The pivotal moment came when they had a meeting in a trendy hotel and observed entrepreneurs working and enjoying their freedom. This encounter sparked the colleague to suggest that the speaker had the potential to start their own business, igniting a sense of self-doubt and a search for answers. The speaker found inspiration in "The Four Hour Workweek" by Tim Ferriss and discovered that other people were able to live life on their own terms. This realisation shifted their beliefs and opened their mind to the possibilities of dropshipping as a business model for achieving location independence and lifestyle design.

00:10:00 In this section, the speaker discusses the self-imposed limitations that people often put on themselves when it comes to pursuing a different path or career. Using the analogy of a young elephant tethered to a wooden stick, the speaker explains how conditioning and societal circumstances can create invisible limitations that prevent individuals from exploring alternative possibilities. They encourage listeners to consume content related to their interests and immerse themselves in a new narrative in order to break free from self-imposed limitations and gain confidence. The speaker shares their own experience of initially feeling unsure about starting an e-commerce business but finding inspiration and motivation through consuming knowledge and connecting the dots in their mind. They stress the importance of challenging one's own mindset and embracing the belief that a different lifestyle is possible. Ultimately, taking action despite lacking experience is key to overcoming self-imposed limitations.

00:15:00 In this section, the speaker discusses how they overcame fear and uncertainty when starting their dropshipping business. They emphasise the importance of taking the first step and being open to learning along the way. Visualising their desired future and surrounding themselves with like-minded individuals also played a significant role in overcoming fear and gaining confidence. They compare the initial fear to learning how to drive and how it eventually becomes second nature with practice. They highlight the importance of being part of a community and immersing oneself in podcast content to accelerate growth and see that others have achieved success with zero experience.

00:20:00 In this section, the speaker discusses the importance of realising that if others with little experience can succeed in launching a dropshipping business, then so can you. They emphasise that the biggest hurdle is a shift in your own belief and giving yourself permission to go after your goals. The speaker also highlights the significance of being part of a like-minded community that can support and teach you, as it accelerates your learning journey and provides direction and accountability. They compare being part of a community to having a safety net that catches you when you stumble, which is essential for beginners. Ultimately, the speaker encourages finding your tribe and accepting help from others rather than trying to figure everything out on your own, as it can lead to greater success and avoid unnecessary challenges.

00:25:00 In this section, the speaker discusses the challenges and failures they faced when starting their dropshipping business with no experience. They highlight the mistake of focusing too much on the technical aspects and not enough on the business strategy and foundations. However, they emphasise that failure is an essential part of success and that it teaches valuable lessons, particularly about market research. They encourage aspiring entrepreneurs to seek guidance from those who have already been successful and not try to figure everything out on their own. On the other hand, they also celebrate the wins and milestones they achieved, such as making their first sale, reaching a £10,000 month, and scaling their revenue to £300,000. Overall, they emphasise the importance of reflecting on one's progress and leveraging the success achieved despite starting with zero experience.

00:30:00 In this section, the speaker discusses the importance of joining a community and having structured training when starting a dropshipping business. They emphasise the value of having a network of people who can understand and support you throughout the journey. Additionally, having a step-by-step guide or blueprint can make the process less intimidating and help to avoid trial and error. The speaker also mentions their book as a starting blueprint for beginners and encourages listeners to equip themselves with the right tools and community. They conclude by asking for reviews and answering a listener question about suppliers dealing with an awesome website and honesty.

00:35:00 In this section, Lewis and James discuss how launching a dropshipping business can bring in a new revenue stream and enhance the value of a brand. They emphasise the importance of finding high-quality suppliers and provide a supplier contact script to help navigate the process. They also highlight a positive review from a listener who found their podcast episodes motivating and inspiring. The hosts encourage listeners to leave reviews and share the podcast with others. They conclude by promoting Lewis's book "The Home Turf Advantage" as a comprehensive guide to starting an e-commerce business.



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