This is really up to you.. I know this a very vague answer, but the truth is I have seen some Drop Ship Lifestyle students sign up and make their first sale within two weeks because they were working crazy hours to get everything set up, and I've seen some take months to make it happen.
If you're coming into this with no prior experience, my guess would be that you should be ready to invest about 50 - 60 hours to following along with our course.
This should be enough time to brainstorm niches, do your market research, build your demo store, get approved with some suppliers, have them uploaded to your site, and start getting some traffic.
Alternatively, you could outsource the web design work to our team (this is the part of the process with the biggest learning curve), and that would likely cut off 10+ hours of time.
I know it all sounds like a lot of work upfront, but the payoff is worth it! After you're all set up you should be able to manage your store in less than an hour each day.
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Our FULL courses include step by step instructions on how to start, maintain and be profitable with your drop ship business. Our advanced packages include access to our online videos, community forums with drop ship professionals and newcomers, our Shopify Design Course, Private Coaching Calls, access to our Supplier Directory and much more! You can see what is included in all of our packages at this link -
If you haven't already, I recommend you start with some of our free materials. Here's a list of our best (free) resources that can help you get started:
10 Module Mini-Course: https://www.dropshiplifestyle.com/lp/mini-course/
Also, go through some sessions we did with some of our most successful members here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA_KE_rP-Xgk3s7onrFgEWyAR9MwNWO-S to see if Drop Ship Lifestyle is right for you.
You can also sign up for our 10 Day Advanced Plan here - https://secure.dropshiplifestyle.com/10-day-advanced-plan-order-form (One time payment with Lifetime Access for $47!)
***The 10 Day Advanced Plan comes with a 100% Money Back Guarantee. You have a full 30 days to preview this course. If you decide during that time that it's not right for you, just let us know and you’ll be issued a full and prompt refund, no questions asked. You either get a great return on your investment, or you get your money back. It's that simple.
You can see what is included in all of our packages with pricing at this link - https://dropshiplifestyle.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/sections/115001189568-Bonuses-To-Being-A-Member- .
Also, check out this link to our FAQs page where you can see the start up costs associated with starting a drop shipping business - https://dropshiplifestyle.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/212054928-What-are-the-start-up-costs-associated-with-starting-a-drop-shipping-business-
If you are from outside the US, but want to create a US based store check out this link for the associated costs - https://dropshiplifestyle.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/212121838-How-much-does-it-cost-to-start-a-dropshipping-business-if-I-live-outside-of-the-US-but-want-to-create-a-US-based-store-