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This Flying Spinner Went So Viral! $150K In 3 Month [TikTok Dropshipping Case]

By Roman P.

Cover image Flying spinners

Do you remember how fidget spinners were so popular in 2017? Well, this guy decided to sell them again and made a lot of money from it!

Let me introduce you to Mike, a normal college student who wanted to try ecommerce. In only three months in 2021 he made $150K by himself by dropshipping a plastic spinner toy. How did he do that? Well, let’s find out what kind of strategies he used.

The beginnings

Have you ever heard of TikTok organic marketing? This is a powerful strategy that Mike discovered in 2021. It works like this: you find a product online, buy it, and then create a website just for that product. Then, you start promoting this product on TikTok. And do you know what the best part is? You don’t have to pay anything for advertising!

But how did Mike find this product in the first place? He used a clever technique called the “TikTok burner method”. He basically set up his TikTok account to only show him videos of products. This way, he could do product research for free. Eventually, he saw a video of a flying spinner and realized that it could make him a lot of money. What made this product so profitable? It was eye-catching, versatile, interesting, and, most importantly, it was cheap. He bought these plastic toys in large quantities and sold them for $25 each.

Mike’s first sales


So fun! Website linked in my bio to get your own! #spinner #toy #viral

♬ original sound – Flying Spinners

Mike had his online store ready and his website link in his TikTok bio. He began to post organic videos with his flying spinner, hoping to go viral. This strategy saved him a lot of money on ads, so he could make more profit without any risk. His first video, which he posted on May 20, 2021, got 63K views and his first sale.


Reply to @bugatti_lover12 LINK IN BIO to get your own! #toy #viral

♬ original sound – Flying Spinners

He kept posting more videos and they also got a lot of views. Eventually, he noticed something interesting: videos that answered customer comments got the most views and engagement. So he would take a question from a customer about the product and make a video to show them how it works. This way, Mike could easily show the product’s benefits and lead potential customers to his website.


Reply to @scar_2tal 😂 website link in bio to get your own flying spinner!

♬ original sound – Flying Spinners

On October 21, he made a video to prove a negative comment wrong. What happened next? The next day, his sales jumped from $74 to $2,364, a huge 846% increase! And this video got over 5 million views!

Reaching the stars

This strategy was the key to his success, making him $100K in profit. Every day, he would look for comments, write responses, record the videos, and add voice overs. This hard work brought him a lot of sales, with his daily income in November around $700.

December was a month with steady sales, even though he didn’t have any viral videos. But Mike didn’t give up and kept posting regularly, which still gave him a good income. His persistence paid off when he got a special Christmas present: $2,364.66 in sales on Christmas Day. As the year ended, Mike was happy to reach the six-figure mark in total income, with $157,120. And with another viral video in his pocket, he finished the year on a high note, with some days when he made more than $4,000.

Hitting the wall

But then, something bad happened. TikTok stopped showing Mike’s videos to people, and his sales went down a lot. But Mike didn’t give up. He used this problem as a motivation to find new products and new ways to make money. Then the problem evaporated and he’s using TikTok again. Mike’s story from finding a great product to making a lot of money in just three months shows how strong and smart he is. He used TikTok organic marketing to make a lot of profit without spending any money on ads. Now, he knows a lot and has a lot of experience from his journey. He is looking forward to the new year, ready to face new challenges and help others make their dropshipping dreams come true.

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By Roman P.
Roman is a copywriter who works for AliDropship to help people start and grow their own online businesses. He loves writing about ecommerce and sharing his tips and tricks with aspiring entrepreneurs from all over the world. Roman has a degree in economics, which means he knows a lot about how the ecommerce industry works. Using his degree in economics, he writes informative content that inspires.

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