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$52k Revenue Store With $2,000+ Monthly Profit: The Power Of Dropshipping In India

by Yaroslav Nevsky Success stories
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May 29, 2018 8 minute read
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If we ever decide to make a global rating of countries that show the highest level of engagement in dropshipping, India will definitely make it in the top-10. Today, we’re sharing a story of Indian entrepreneur Asif whose feedback on AliDropship forum is really passionate and awesome.

Disclaimer: all the success stories published in AliDropship blog are the results of interviews conducted in the written form. Even though the editors may make some minor changes to the grammar, spelling, and/or punctuation, the respondents’ writing styles, views, opinions, stores screenshots and personal photos are left unchanged.

Hi, please introduce yourself!

My name is Asif Siddiqui, I Live in beautiful country India, I love writing and learn new stuff, always energetic and positive minded.

I thought that every single person can make a difference in their life, everyone can do what they want, needs consistent try, learn from own mistakes and never ever give up.

I have written many stories and some novels that was published in India, currently I am writing a novel also and that will be released on worldwide by help of social media and online marketplaces.

From 2003 I am start learning how to make money online and in very short time I have started making money from affiliate marketing.

Before you started drop shipping with AliExpress, did you have any previous experience in e-commerce, or in trade, or in online sphere generally?

Yes, I have been in making my earning online for around 15 years, it all started with affiliate marketing, after that I went on to creating flash games website and blogs monetized by AdSense and Clickbank.

Why did you choose the drop shipping business model, after all? How did it all begin?

I have had done quite a research that time in many different aspects of money making and had tried and succeeded in many on them, some of them, not so much. But the idea of selling items without the headache of keeping stock seemed to me quite exciting.

How did you learn about AliDropship solutions? Which ones do you use? How much do they help you run the business?

I have learned from Yaros journey on Blackhatworld, that was amazing and I was very excited to start the store, waiting Yaros and his team to fully develop his dropship plugin, and as soon as he launched his plugin, I bought it and started.

Yaros and his team helped me a lot.

How many stores do you have now? What is their performance?

I am maintaining 4 stores right now. Here is an example of stats for one.

They are generating steady income & they account for more than 60% of my income sources.

How did you choose the niches?

Well, frankly, at first, I just used the niche Yaros was using, then I moved on to different niches relating to my interests. Right now I have 4 stores in different niches.

How did you choose products and suppliers for your store? Do you have any strategy of adding new products from time to time? How do you set the prices?

The AliDropship Team was very helpful in this particular step. I just followed the steps in the regular newsletter getting from you guys and just tweaked a bit to my satisfaction. Thinking like customer, using products with higher ratings, contacting reliable sellers for time to time for update of products.

Do you remember the first sale made from your store? What have you done to achieve it? How soon did it happen?

I got my first sale within 3 days after launching my store, I have remember that golden moment, I have just run $3 shoutout in very small IG account, got only 22 visitors and luckily get a $12.95 sale

How do you promote your stores?

Paid promotion is done on Instagram, mostly. I target audience according to niche & their tangent related pages. Had tried FB Ads but ROAS was lower than that of Instagram. Pinterest managed by Social Rabbit was the free source for my sales. Adwords was passively giving me sales with minor spends but not now. I am busy in providing Instagram ads that it takes much time of my day.

How much time does it take you every day to manage your stores? Which task(s) demand more time than others?

Managing takes not more than 2 hours combined throughout the day. What takes more time is looking for new shoutout partners & giving them the matter to promote.

How do you deal with difficult customers (if you have any)? Do you have any funny/sad stories?

I remember that one of my customer become my friend on IG and had regular chats with me, he placed 4 orders and after few months I got chargeback for unauthorized transaction. That was shocking for me. Some few customers also claim money or open dispute after getting their product delivered, but that was very few, so it’s like a routine work, I do not worry so much for about these things.

Normally, I place order the same day if the order is under $100, for over $100 orders, I wait 2-5 days

Did you register your business officially? What are the legal requirements for dropshipping in India?

I registered under proprietorship in India and there are not much legal requirements for dropshipping business if you are paying your taxes on time.

What are your plans for future?

I am in the process of opening a clothing lineup of my own production. I am very pleased that this is only possible by the dropship module which helped me a lot in my journey to start my offline venture.

What can you advise our readers – those who already run their stores and those who didn’t start the business yet?

Always try to upscale but analysis is crucial. Don’t ever lose hope. There are times for me that after promoting for the day I got no sales but later in the day, they just come whooshing in.

There might be some mistakes where you would think that it’s not for you. And if it is not for you, then nothing is this much easy.

And for those who didn’t start and are reading this. TAKE ACTION NOW. Being a spectator won’t get you to post your journey unless you start your own journey & believe me, I have been in your place for some time & I just tried harder & here I am with above 60% of my income though dropshipping.

We are really thankful to Asif for such an emotional and honest story, and we are sure that  with such love for dropshipping, India will see lots and lots of new dropshipping stores coming up in the nearest future!

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By Yaroslav Nevsky
Yaroslav is a founder of AliDropship Community helping people worldwide to start and run a successful dropshipping business.
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26 Comments
Dario Castillo May 30, 2018 8:13:21

i really want to start as soon as possible but im not that good in english.try to understand but maybe im going to have a problem in some words…and im not that financially ready but i can save some for the plugins.

    Kat May 30, 2018 11:35:50

    Your English sounds good to me,beside you don’t need to be perfect in it anyway, and for plugin you don’t need much money. Good luck

Lawal Abubakar May 30, 2018 10:10:10

Wow. You are doing a good job. This has motivated me to start my own dropshipping business as soon as i save up the money i need to purchase the store on Alidropship and get my LLC & EIN so that i can register for stripe payment gateway. Now to my question, you said you use instagram ads to promote your store. In your opinion, is that the best way to get buyers to a store?

    Olamide May 30, 2018 11:46:28

    To get LLC and EIN means you are going with the stripe atlas plan?
    Instagram may be best for some niches not all. It’s all about testing.

      Lawal Abubakar May 31, 2018 7:03:24

      Thank you. I am going for the normal stripe plan, not stripe atlas. Have you started your dropshipping store?

      Lawal Abubakar May 31, 2018 10:31:52

      No, I am going for the normal stripe plan. Have you started dropshipping too?

    Asif Siddiqui May 31, 2018 7:23:38

    Thanks Abubakar,

    Honestly all social media perform very well if done correctly, I got sales from facebook, pinterest, twitter and instagram. Every store needs constant traffic, also needs targeted. 50 targeted traffic is better than 1000’s of useless non targeted traffic.
    I am working on IG very closely, I manually post and also run several story every day, That’s best method to get free traffic and engagement

    Time to time I post my own image or family photo so my users personally attach with me, they know me. For example when I buy a car, I had post on my IG page and got 1500+ likes and 50+ comments.

    When I get my buyer message that they received their product and he/she happy with them, I use that screenshot to my post, story and even paid shoutouts

    Thanks and good luck to you

Amit May 30, 2018 10:47:24

What are the applicable taxes in India. Only ITR is enough or do we need to register for GST as well. I am from India and struggling thru these issues. Thanks

    Asif Siddiqui May 31, 2018 7:30:46

    Now I have GST as well, and I am proper filing it, I have online and offline business as well, Thanks

      Amit June 2, 2018 14:58:44

      Thanks for reply. AliExpress suppliers do not provide tax invoices. So it’s difficult to file GST margin as we do not have purchase invoice. Not sure outcome.

MJ Sumiran May 30, 2018 13:55:12

I have started my own dropshipping business already – niche: home supplies. It has been almost a month since it was launched but unfortunately I have not had a single legit sale. I’ve lowered the markups andtried FB ads and spent around 10$ already to no success. Any suggestions please? Anything I’m doing wrong? Please help.

    Asif Siddiqui May 31, 2018 7:37:10

    Congratulation for starting online venture, home supplies category is very hot and there are huge potential in growth. FB marketing is very powerful but needs work well, I have not done much in FB but can say that try different products in different ads, target audience correctly and check if its working for you or not.

    Always use fb pixel so you know what working and what not, re-target if you got add to cart

    You can also use pexda or similer service to know which item is working well, Good luck

      MJ Sumiran June 1, 2018 6:29:40

      Looks like the reply was cut short. Can you re-share please?

      MJ Sumiran June 1, 2018 8:25:59

      How do you start with pinterest please?

Sulaiman May 30, 2018 15:16:49

Inspiring article.. I’ve been studying about DS for a while. My pushing to sell items to US people, so is it possible to sell to US (and other country?) people while residing in India. Could you please explain the procedure involved. Thanks

    Asif Siddiqui May 31, 2018 15:53:46

    Dear Sulaiman,

    Yes, its possible to sell US people as well as worldwide, Processors are very simple, You need to have mind set that you want make money, you will success, Ask yourself that when others are making money then why not I am also.

    You need learn learn and learn, choose best niche you can promote. I always choose particular niche I can advertise easily. If niche is gold, profit is nice, but don’t know how to advertise then you never achieve your goal. So look advertisement things first in my opinion.

    Buy alidropship plugin, use original version, so you can start easily, then put products and start as soon as possible. make all social media accounts, and think about only and only advertisement and promotion, free or paid whatever you can do

    I spend 90% time for promotion can you believe, I am not spend thousands of dollars for promo, just looking for cheap promo and if possible I can get quality traffic for free

    Best of luck, Next few months I want to read your success story

David May 30, 2018 15:58:17

Something was wrong with the AliDropship plugin (original), the Visual Mode in Edit Item Section looks missing some features, they work properly before. And have to confirm the Social Rabbit if still work with FB, Instagram, Tweeter and Pinterest properly, it was before, but now all these social medias change their APIs a lot, I reported the issues last weekend, but still no any feedback yet

Degas May 30, 2018 17:51:39

Very inspiring journey… am about to launch my store kind courtesy AliDropship . Diara and her team are doing great job.

Nikolas Barrera May 30, 2018 19:29:29

Can you share the links to the dropshipping businesses? Tks

Chijioke Obi May 31, 2018 10:47:19

My issue is still a payment gateway that will work in my country

Nduka Enuma May 31, 2018 16:10:21

Very Good Job Asif Siddiqui, aroslav Nevsky and the entire AliDropShip team.

I believe we’ll all get there very soon.

I see a lot of India and other Countries Success Stories on AliDropship Business.

Any Success Stories from Nigeria?

Please hit me up.

Cherdsak August 4, 2018 14:20:07

I would like to visit this best practice’s website. Can you share to me? thanks.

Richard Wayne August 31, 2018 4:50:39

Tell me about your hosting,,, can I migrate a site,,(not for drop shipping), you have awesome prices
can you offer https,,, just investigating Drop Shipping,,

    Yaroslav Nevsky August 31, 2018 5:20:12

    Yes, you can migrate your site to our hosting. We support https and provide SSL for free.

Ugyen Dorji October 4, 2018 9:53:42

Hello,
I am also interested in dropshipping… I do have a store, everything set up, but my card is not working to order aliexpress… I have tried, Kotak Mahindra debit and credit, HDFC debit and credit, not working… May I know which one to use… I ofcourse submitted the appeal and even got accepted… But still no help…

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