About Kj Rocker

Hi there my name is KJ and I am the owner of KJ Rocker Blog And C.E.O KJ Rocker F.Z.E . I am an affiliate marketer, and online marketing consultant living Dubai Life. My biggest achievement is not only turning my affiliate life dream into reality, but also i have helped many others through my coaching program to achieve success.
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liquid web hosting discount

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The Trends of Video Consumption As We Head Into Q2 2017

Online video has played a huge part of the Advertising efforts in the past few years. In fact in countries like the US where the proliferation of video platforms like Netflix and YouTube has increased manifold, we see that the spending on video ads have increased by leaps and bounds.

US spending on online video ads stands at a whopping $13.23 billion as we head into the latter half of 2017. And that spending is not going to slow down in the near future. In fact according to latest reports from E-Marketer, we find that the growth figures are at a double digit annual rate and will look to hit the $22.18 billion mark by 2021.

video ads

US spending on online video ads stands at a $13.23 billion.

So if these numbers have piqued your interest you must be wondering where do I invest my money in if I want to reap the same rewards out of this burgeoning media revolution. Well that may depend squarely on you audience. In fact the younger the audience the more likely that they are not interested in traditional video platforms like TV and are spending more of their time on online video consumption.

Among the online video platforms who are the forerunners? Well most results show that as far as paid subscriptions are concerned, Netflix holds a clear lead ahead of its competitors with a proliferation rate among both desktop and mobile users that is rivalled by no other. Turning onto the other big competitor in the free to watch segment, YouTube remains king especially when ad campaigns and Influencer Marketing is taken into consideration.

Online video has managed to grab the lion’s share of online traffic accounting for nearly 74% of all traffic in 2017. But as we have discussed many times in the past, getting views on a product doesn’t exactly translate to money in the bag. So how are the conversion metrics? Well, including videos on the landing page of a product can increase the conversion rate by as much as 80%. In fact, you don’t always have to even include a video in the literal sense, just including the word ‘video’ somewhere in the subject line has been found to make subscription email opening rates jump up by 19%.

But what about the downsides to video marketing? There are indeed a fair few of them and 43% of marketers have identified that money, time and resources are a constraint in the field of producing more video content. However, despite that, the overall perspective on video advertisements as a whole are changing as marketers see a revenue growth rate of 49% among users who consume video content. This has led to a change of thought where 52% of marketers believe that videos are the best method to increase their brand awareness.

With a userbase of over a billion users, platforms like YouTube have the eyeballs of over one-third of the entire audience on the Internet. And even newer platforms like Snapchat have immense potential with viewers watching over 10 billion videos daily! If online advertising is your niche, then there is no better moment than now to make the jump to video content!

The Top 3 Secrets to Influencer Marketing

We are now the denizens of a world where the Internet is the connecting fabric of all of us. It influences us every decision and in fact most of our purchases begin here as well. While it has been decades since online marketers have been trying to harness the collective buying power of the Internet.

Recently though their efforts have been met with some strong opposition as traditional methods of advertising like banner ads or even media ads like rich text content or self promotional videos have been tanking. The people on the Internet do not trust brands anymore and traditional forms of digital marketing are being affected by Ad Blockers.

Influencer Marketing

So what is the way forward? Well a new form of disruptive marketing is taking the world by storm. Influencers are the new age celebrities and while traditional celebrities like footballers and film stars have a sizeable influence, there is a new crop of social media celebrities on the rise.

The young audience especially 70% of the teen demographic trust YouTube stars and are willing to base their purchase decisions off their recommendations. And 86% of women count on social media for their buying choices as well. So now that you understand how powerful influencer Marketing can be for you, let me just let you in on a few industry secrets so that you too can reap the rewards from this new powerful tool!

Celebrities are not always the best choice

Influencer Marketing scares many people away because they assume that he brand will have to spend big bucks and rope in a huge celebrity to endorse their product. However that is something that rarely works out in reality. Sure for a giant brand like Nike with a colossal marketing budget, it may be a good idea but for a brand that can afford something like 10,000$, spending it all on just one Instagram post may not be the best decision.

Microniche Influencers Get the Best Conversions

In fact, while getting a million eyeballs on your product is a good start, it doesn’t turn into profits unless you have a good conversion rates. This is specifically where micro niche influencers shine! Although their social media following may only reach into the thousands, they have through their content and interaction built up a devoted community around them which if tapped into wisely can provide a lot of value for the brand. Also working with smaller influencers is easier on the wallet as well.

Influencer Marketing is Highly Scalable

Once you get some traction with Influencer Marketing most brands are scared that they will not get much more returns even if they invest into acquiring more influencers. At the same time working out individual contracts with several influencers can be tedious and disrupt scalability. However just for this express purpose are several platforms like Viral Nation and Ninja Outreach that act as the medium between brand and influencer and helps scale brand influence and popularity way more easily.

If you had been afraid or on the edge about Influencer Marketing till now, after reading this, you have the inside edge to go out there and get your brand the publicity it deserves!

10 Affiliate Marketing Blog Themes to use in 2017 

Hey guys , This is one of the most interesting question what is the best theme for an ideal affiliate marketing blog, The answer is never simple and has been always very difficult to answer, As there are many themes and choosing a few of them is a very difficult task and also you can use any theme you like for the affiliate marketing purpose so this really doesn’t matter.. SO lets see which ones are my favorite affiliate marketing themes.

wordpress Themes for affiliate marketing blog

wordpress Themes for affiliate marketing

1. Optimize press

Optimize press is old, There might be many alternatives but I always loved this product and still love and use it, This is one of the most affiliate friendly themes making our life a lot easier. I have been using Optimize press for years and never had any problems, I even Used Optimize press with Super fast traffic from PPV traffic networks as well. It makes an affiliates life easy by providing your opportunity to build Landing pages, Squeeze pages, Sales pages in fact you can easily build whole funnel using this theme and that’s the reason it’s always my number 1 choice.

2. Geo deo

Specially build for affiliate marketers it allows you to include special discount codes, deals and coupons. Its easy to manage and has its own theme options panel to make your customization tasks easier.

3. Clipper

Clipper is another affiliate marketing theme which allows you to include deals , discount codes and coupons but the biggest plus is that it also offers you link cloaking and tracking which can be very helpful.

4. Echo

Echo is another great theme with a lot of flexible options, It can be a great theme for advertorial style CPA campaigns  and also its responsive and retina ready design with multiple SEO options is a great plus.

5. Games Zone

It could be a great games review niche blog for gaming enthusiast affiliates. One of the best themes available for gaming niche, It is highly customizable and can be used to create an authority review blogs/websites.

6. Smart Passive Income

As its name suggests it is a good theme to start your own affiliate blog and earn 8. Smart Passive Income using this theme for building in all kind of niches, However specially this one can work great in Business opportunity niche. Its based on Genesis framework and has responsive design with lots of customization options .

7. Compass

Compass is another great theme which can be used for Advertorial style blogs and affiliate marketing , It’s a great theme which can be used to create viral affiliate sites and websites for advertising on Native ad networks.

8. Locales

It can be a great theme for local directory style blogs and affiliate campaigns, For example city based blogs targeting a specific city, Both for affiliate marketing and PR purposes. It also contains directory system so that’s another plus and can be used to build a regional PR giant as well a successful Affiliate Marketing Blog too…

9. Alpha

It’s another great theme specially for amazon review style websites which can be used in any niche. It comes in news site style and magazine style so you can easily change how you want your blog to look like.

10. aReview

Free theme which can be used and customized to full fill your needs, Its super awesome theme for promoting affiliate programs like amazon or comparison blogs where you can review and compare different products.

Win $30,000 cash with Hot Summer Rally from admitad & AliExpress

Hey guys, today I wanted to tell you about Hot Summer Rally from admitad & AliExpress. Hot Summer Rally is a promotional competition, aimed at rewarding affiliates, which ends on September 15, 2017.  Since June 15, 2017 every dollar you earn by promoting the AliExpress offer, you will receive one point towards the give away of the grand prize; $50,00, with the total cash rewards worth $30,000 throughout the 3month period.

admitad & AliExpress Rally

admitad & AliExpress Rally

Affiliates are put into 5 classes, based on performance categories (As shown below);

  • Class 5 – an increase of 0.5% of your current compensation
  • Class 4 – an increase of 0.4% of your current compensation
  • Class 3 – an increase of 0.3% of your current compensation
  • Class 2 – an increase of 0.2% of your current compensation
  • Class 1 – an increase of 0.1% of your current compensation

The rally has 3 stages..

The first stage starts from June 15th until July 14th and 5 winners (one from each class)  will win $1000.

At the 2nd stage ( from July 15th to August 14th) the winners in the 1st class will win $3000 , affiliates in the 2nd class will be fighting to win $2500, the affiliates in the 3rd class will compete for $2000, the 4th class  will be competing for $1500  and finally, the affiliates in the 5th class will fight for $1000.


The third and the final stage will last from August 15th till 15th of September 2017, and winners will get  $5000, $4000, $3000, $2000 and $1000 respectively.

You can join the AliExpress Rally here: http://aliexpress.admitad.com/en Or to know more about admitad you can visit their blog .

Some special news about the current Rally

On July 4th The AliExpress Rally participants from the Class A have already earned over $ 900k! In terms of revenue, affiliates have reached over $1 million in less than 20 days, so the stakes are quite high!

Information about AliExpress

Launched in 2010 AliExpress is an online retail service mostly used by small Chinese businesses to sell their products. It is the new ebay of our era, and it provides a unique opportunity for affiliates to receive the best affiliate commission rates.  AliExpress is one of the hottest and best converting offers, with 8-9% conversion rate on admitad affiliate network. It is a huge money maker for the affiliates promoting the offer.

A few words about admitad

admitad

admitad

admitad is an International CPA network that delivers all your affiliate marketing  needs. admitad offers reliable sources of sales and publishers with new business models to ensure monetization of traffic. Established in Germany in 2009 (Launched in 2010), the network has over 1300 advertisers, and 540000 publishers. admitad has offices in Germany, India, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Turkey with 230+ staff on board. admitad is now introducing incomparable benefits such as WEEKLY PAYMENTS!

admitad is known for its honesty and transparency in working with both advertisers and publishers, so with the tracking tools and strong stats offered, you can be sure to get the results you are working towards.

Amongst the wide variety of benefits of working with admitad, a few are;

  • Unique stats and analytical tools that allow you to track effective traffic channels, which in turn can improve your conversation rate and boosting your revenue
  • High conversion rate offers and attractive advertiser deals
  • As a publisher with admitad, you get access to domain parking, obtaining sub-ID, a link checker tool, ad server, a ‘retag’ tool, access to an extensive list of coupons and deals and product feeds, postback URL, admitad API and many more.
  • You can also earn money every time a user performs target action, for example application sign-up.
  • Regardless of the size of your business, admitad gives the tools you need to fit your needs. For example, deep link generator, Coupons & Deals, Adserver, Retargeting tags etc .      
  • In terms of payments amitad is affiliate friendly network with minimum payment amount of $10 and weekly payments  and variety of payment options, amitad payments policy is unbeatable.
  • Dedicated personal account managers to provide you best possible support and help.
  • antifraud technologies, cross-device tracking, fingerprint tracking, advertiser toolbox, anti-cookie technologies, deep linking options, in-house platform;
  • the “lost orders” tool might be particularly interesting for cashback services — it may be used for sending to the advertisers the information about the orders that were not recorded in the system for some reason, or were rejected by the advertiser by mistake. Please attach a scan of the receipt to the application, and wait for the advertiser to check and confirm the order.

Interview: Tatiana Alshevskaya, Account Manager at Mobidea Network

Hey guys! Its been a long time since we interviewed someone, Finally I was able to get the flow started and today I am very happy to introduce you guys to Tatiana Alshevskaya who is Account Manager at Mobidea.  Here is her short bio..

Tatiana Alshevskaya is a Key Account Manager at Mobidea . Communicating with digital marketers from all around the world is her main passion. She enjoys knowing that her professional and experienced advice gets results, since her affiliates manage to increase their profits thanks to her knowledge. Tatiana is a born communicator and enjoys having profoundly passionate conversations accompanied by a glass of fine wine, looking at a stunning view!

So lets start the interview!!

Tatiana Alshevskaya Mobidea Network

Tatiana Alshevskaya Mobidea Network

Tell us a little bit about yourself. How old are you? Where do you live?

Hello! My name is Tanya. I’m 27 years old. Several years ago, I came from Belarus to Portugal to do my Master’s degree in International Business. Since then, I’ve been happily based in Lisbon. It’s an amazing city with great weather, friendly people, and super tasty food.

How long have you been working in this industry, and how did you get involved?

Upon graduating from university, I worked in an ad agency in Belarus for 3 years. After moving to Portugal, I started working in the digital marketing industry. It’s been two years, and I really enjoy how fast-moving this industry is! At Mobidea, I work as a Key Account Manager and I’m always happy to help media buyers and webmasters on their way to success!

What is the most expensive thing you ever bought?

I prefer spending money on experiences, not things. That’s why I’m burning my hard-earned money on awesome trips that take me everywhere in the world! The memories of the remarkable places I visit stay with me forever and help me learn new things. Moreover, attending affiliate marketing industry events is a great way to meet interesting people and enrich your knowledge.

Please tell us more about Mobidea. What do you guys do?

Mobidea is a mobile affiliate network. We specialize in the monetization of mobile traffic from all over the world. We’ve got offers that have been previously tested for our affiliates, as well as the opportunity to use our Smart link so as to auto-optimize your traffic. You can check this post to understand how mobile affiliate marketing actually works.

mobidea affiliate network

mobidea affiliate network

There are lots of affiliate networks. How is Mobidea different when compared to what we see out there? What sets you apart from the crowd?

Here are some reasons that make us different:

  •  Our experienced team of Mobile Analysts can give you insights to help you make more money. We are doing media buying ourselves, so we know what we are talking about. Our multicultural, multilingual and dedicated support is available 7 days a week.
  •  We pay fast via Wire Transfer, PayPal, Paxum, Firstchoice Pay, Payza, and ePayments.
  •  We monetize mobile traffic worldwide
  •  We pay lots of attention to improving the knowledge of our affiliates with the help of the Mobidea Academy: Affiliate Marketing Training, Guides and Tips . It’s an amazing educational platform for online marketers!
  •  We also have Integrated Tracker Capabilities which allow users to easily deep dive, analyze remarkable amounts of reliable data, and make better decisions when going through the optimization process!

On average, how much revenue are your top affiliates currently generating?

More than enough to live a happy (and rich) life. You probably know those affiliates personally from events and workshops they give, where they may disclose their revenues.

How easy is it for affiliates to join your network? What is the main advice you can give to users who are interested and want to join Mobidea?

We are a pretty newbie-friendly network. You can start running the offers as soon as you fill out the signup form.

Since you can test immediately, we will only ask for documents after you’ve been able to generate your first 50€ in earnings. We request an Identification Document and a proof of address (utility bill, bank statement, etc.) that can be matched with your identity. This verification is important for security purposes. Moreover, affiliates can be sure this process is completely confidential.

If you could give one tip to the newcomers starting out in this fast-growing industry, what would it be?

Be patient. Lots of beginner media buyers quit too soon and try to make too many changes in their campaigns straight away. Imagine you have just launched your first campaign. You need to be prepared to invest some money on actually learning something from the data you get. Information is gold! That’s why one of the first steps is to just gather stats so that you can optimize and earn a lot of money in the future!

Can you tell us which are some of your most effective marketing methods that work on your network to drive traffic?

On our platform, we have a variety of offers. They open up a remarkable opportunity to every single affiliate to build their own strategy, later becoming able to know how to better promote offers. Our affiliates base their strategy on such factors as the offer type, the offer’s flow, the traffic sources, and the GEOs they prefer to work on.

Every year, you need to be more and more creative in order to make your campaigns work. That’s why our affiliates share feedback and really believe that creative materials are very important. A good pre-landing page should engage the user, be related to the offer, and have a professional appearance matching the design of both the banner and offer. Mobidea’s affiliates are constantly testing banners in combinations with pre-landers to see which flow works best.

What are your favorite traffic sources? What niche has worked best for your network?

We have a well-diversified portfolio of offers on our platform. For instance, we work with adult, dating, mobile content, sweepstakes, games and other verticals. We are open to new trends and are constantly diversifying our portfolio. Indeed, we go into Nutra, Finance, Health and Beauty offers, etc. We consistently try to develop our portfolio, so that we guarantee affiliates have the chance to choose the best offer in the niche they prefer to work on. Our industry is very dynamic which means that – as an account manager – I have to keep in touch with affiliates on a daily basis. This is hugely important, because it allows me to share the experience we have and provide advice about emerging opportunities.

On Mobidea, we know that media buying is not something that gets done by hearsay. I would like to point out that – depending on the vertical – different traffic sources can perform well. We’ve even made a detailed comparison of mobile adult ad networks in the Mobidea Academy that you can check. By reading it, you’ll be able to understand that we’ve had a pretty good experience with such big players on the market as ExoClick, Traffic Factory, Traffic Junky, etc.

On mainstream, the offers are even more diversified than on the adult vertical. This means you need to understand that some traffic is working better with a specific type of offers. For instance, sweeps are awesome on pop traffic. In general, on mainstream, I would pay attention to such ad networks as Adcash, Propeller Ads, and Zeropark. We’ve recently created a series of ad network reviews that you need to check.

Thanks KJ Rocker for an amazing interview! It’s always a pleasure to be able to talk about affiliate marketing in general, and Mobidea in particular! Hope to see you again soon! The next time we meet, I’ll be interviewing you instead. Keep creating awesome content! 🙂

I would like to thank Tatiana Alshevskaya for taking time out of her busy schedule and sharing her thoughts with us and telling us about her network. What are your thoughts on the interview? Kindly share your thoughts in the comments section below. Also, if you have any experience with Mobidea, please write a review for them in the comments below.

LeadImpact is Dead, Now what ?

As most of you are aware by now that finally Lead-impact has closed its doors, For many it was a surprise move and there were also those know could see it coming. I couldn’t write about this topic before as most of you know I am getting married on 5th of april, And its hard to take time off for my campaigns and blog.  While i wait for my family members to arrive at Dubai Airport, I thought its the perfect time to share my thoughts about closure of the LeadImpact.

Dubai Airport

Waiting at Dubai Airport

One sentence I always love to use is that ” The Affiliate Marketing industry keeps evolving and moving forward”. We Living in a age and specially working in an industry where everyday there is a new innovation, New ways of advertising, converting customers, new advertising technologies.. And if we are unable to stay up to date, Keep ourselves updated with the latest trends its impossible to succeed. That is the reason i always suggest my readers and students that always learn skills, Never put all your eggs in one basket and never every rely on one traffic source.

Coming back to Lead-impact was my favorite most traffic network. When their traffic started to dry down, They heavily depended on third party providers, which was mostly bad quality, So I requested them to send me traffic only from their own inventory, With that I also started filtering their third party traffic and collected the data which helped me to only use the sources where traffic quality was good.  These were the lessons I learned from my 7 Search experience and have always helped me.

Is PPV Dead? 
Luckily its not, You can find many networks for example Rapsio, Zero Click, PopAds and also some big players like Propel Media and 50 onred..

How to make these networks work ?

Answer is simply find out what are the tracking options, how many tokens you can track. Collect data, Filter out bad traffic sources and what you will have rest is pure quality traffic which you can send to your offers and make money.

I wish i could write more but these days I am on a very tight schedule, I will write about this topic in detail soon or maybe i will simply shoot a video. For know thats almost it , Let me know your thoughts by making comments below.

Giving away 3 Affiliate World Europe tickets! THE BIGGEST EVENT OF 2017

Hey guys , Here is a giveaway for you , Affiliate World Conference’s one of the biggest affiliate marketing event company Affiliate World Conferences is hosting the biggest event in affiliate marketing industry, by people behind Stack That Money Forum, The biggest affiliate forums in the affiliate industry.

I am offering 3 free tickets for Affiliate World Europe.

here is an opportunity for you guys to hang out with the super affiliates and learn about the latest trends in Affiliate marketing industry, Learn about new traffic sources and work with the new affiliate networks.
Here are a few of the speakers you would get a chance to hangout with and learn from .

Trey Lewellen  (Founder of Lumitact ):
Trey Lewellen, founder of Lumitact, will be taking the #AWeurope stage to share the untold story behind the LumiTact G700 Flashlight offer!

Jason Akatiff ( CEO & Founder of A4D)

Jason will be talking about the “3 Massive Market Shifts” that have taken the online marketing world by storm over the last 2 years. For years, the tech, tools and traffic partners have been in an uphill battle that was not for the faint of heart, this has all changed. Now you can compete as a single entrepreneur that would have taken the work of 50 or a 100 people.

Hugh Hancock ( STM Forum’s Guardian of the Guides)

Hugh Hancock will be speaking on the #AWeurope stage and drawing on his own experience and that of many other superaffiliates who have moved on to build mega-businesses, top the App Store with their passion project games, and more. Hugh gives practical, down-to-earth, battle-tested advice on how you can leverage your unfair advantages from affiliate marketing – determination, skills, and yes, cashflow – to achieve your ultimate dream projects even in the face of incredible competition.

Martin Eyking, ( founder & CEO of New Media Services Pty Ltd)

Martin is going to take you through a 45-minute training seminar on the best methods to qualify & hire new employees, how to train them to be superstars, and scaling your operations to the next level.

Drew Eric Whitman (Author CA$HVERTISING)

Drew Eric Whitman would be talking about “How to fix 13 hidden ad response killers now strangling your sales.”

Affiliate World Europe

Affiliate World Europe

Event: Affiliate World Europe 2017
Location: Berlin, Germany
Dates: 14-15 June 2017
Venue: Berlin Congress Center, Alexanderstrass, 10179, Berlin
Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/affiliateworldconferences
Ticketshttps://affiliateworldconferences.com/europe/tickets
Venue : Station Berlin. Luckenwalder Str. 4-6, 10963 Berlin, Germany

How you can win yourself a free ticket ?

Share on your social media profiles and comment below , Make sure you post is public so we can see it.

When winners would be announced ?

Winners would be announced on 5th of May which also happens to be my birthday as well 🙂

Moscow Affiliate Conference by Leadbit

Hey guys! A few days ago I was contacted by Olga from Leadbit, they invited me to attend Moscow Affiliate Conference by Leadbit, in conjunction with the iStack Holding, Which is a global affiliate network who also own native ads network https://mediavenus.com ,https://mediavenus.com/, and wap-click affiliate program http://fbilling.com/.  The conference is being held on 30th of March and due to my marriage in early April I had to pass this opportunity.

The conference itself is dedicated to CPA marketing and will gather the TOP affiliates all over the world who are working with the international traffic. The best thing about the conference is that they are offering free entry for everyone.

iStack Holding, the parent company also owns Stack That Money forum, are one of the best CPA Marketing forums online and they also host multiple conferences all around the world. Their conferences are always the best, so I am sad to miss this opportunity, however hopeful this conference is going to be a big hit as well, for them!

For all affiliates, conferences are a great way to connect with other affiliates and find new advertisers and explore more traffic networks. The meetup sessions are one of the ways to connect who the leaders in the industry and learn from them.

It`s going to be a great place to find new contacts and nice parties to meet all the community people! Here are a few exhibitors and the sponsors of the event so far; Ads Bridge, Traffic Stars, Mgid, Traffic Hunt, Bitter Strawberry, Lead Bit, Click Dealer, CPA Matica, Yeah Mobi, Reporo, Kimia, Olymp Trade, Digital Raves, Avazu, Advert Star, Iq Option, E Payments, Media Venua, Pinoz, Gotzha, Mobio, Affiliaxe, Mobile Internet Solutions, Money syst, Binom , WAP.click and Cpaotalist.net .

I am sure there are going to be many companies you have never heard of before, and that’s the best thing about conferences! You learn about new new markets and traffic sources which are not saturated and you can easily take advantage of.

So, are you looking to Party, Learn and find new contacts? All the details about Moscow Affiliate Conference are available at their website : http://affiliateconf.com  . You will also get a chance to participate in a Crazy Russian afterparty, Porsche Award Ceremony and lots of sponsor gifts are waiting for you.

P.S They can also help you out with Russian Visa’s as well, just send them an email at visa@affiliateconf.com .

I am a bit disappointed I won’t be there but Hoping to hear from you about your experience in the heart of Russia – at Moscow Affiliate Conference this spring!

How To Make Money With Shopify in 2017

Hey guys!  Today I want to write about something which I haven’t discussed on my blog before, and that is nothing other than Dropshipping using shopify. If you don’t know what is dropshipping is, it is basically the selling of products without having actual stock and having goods directly delivered from the supplier/manufacturer. I always loved the idea of dropshipping even before I started affiliate marketing. I was always fascinated by it, however at that time there was no way for me to get started as it was hard to find reliable product manufacturers and building e-commerce platforms to start selling.

Thanks to Shopify and Aliexpress , that problem has been solved, and anyone can start dropshipping easily. Now here is the problem, many people might have already tried and failed, but in todays post I will provide you with a simple guide which will help you to build a profitable dropshipping business using power of Shopify and Aliexpress.

The idea:

Since I moved to Dubai I learnt one of the an effective technique from retailers within Dubai, which they always use to make the most money. A perfect example would be Day to Day (Same as Dollar/ pound stores in UK and US), a Discount Shopping Center from where people can buy products at very cheap rates. Now considering their price, you won’t believe store makes much profit, but in my personal experience, whenever you buy products from a discount store, you end up buying much more than what you came to buy. I even sometimes buy unwanted stuff which I don’t ever use.  Why? because everything is cheap and its human phycology that we always try to save money!

How to implement the idea!

Select a niche product

It’s a broad topic however just to give an idea, People usually buy gifts, keychains, accessories related to phones, TV, Cameras and other kind of electronics, Decorations, toys, household products, Jewelry (earrings, rings, necklaces etc.) Basically, anything which doesn’t make a hole in your pocket and is cheap. It could be something which people need all the time.

Setup a Shopify Store

Once you have decided on the types of products you will be selling, for the next step, you will need a Shopify store

You can sign up here for Shopify Trail : Shopify.com SignUp  

Once you have Signed Up, you need to give your store a name, come up with something catchy and attractive. Create a store, and setup a Shopify theme. Normally, I stick with the default store theme, as i try to keep things simple. However, you can also look around through their theme marketplace and browse through many other ecommerce store themes, and purchase the premium ones as well.

Design a Store Logo

This is important as you don’t want to give your buyers an impression that some keyboard warrior is just trying to scam them or run a test/trial store to test whether they will buy their product or not. So, you do need a professionally done logo, you can create one yourself using Adobe Photoshop, or even with online tool canva.com (Normally used to create banners and social media graphics, but I also used them to create some awesome looking logos as well). Or you can simply outsource this task on any freelancing website. Make sure your logo looks professional.

Install Oberlo plugin

So, everything is setup, now it’s time to add the products! Mind, adding products traditionally from Aliexpress is a process that can’t be done in minutes, and keeping track of their prices and availability is a big headache, so for that we would be using a Shopify Plugin called Oberlo. Oberlo will allow you to import dropshipping products directly from Aliexpress into your Shopify store, and ship them directly to the customer, while maintaining all the required records. Make sure you also install their chrome extension in your chrome, as it helps you to select the products for importing into Shopify. In Oberlo settings add your profit margins. Get Oberlo here!

Picking the products from Aliexpress & Adding to store

Now comes the most important task, what type of products to pick and what filters to apply. First make sure you have the following filters checked; Free Shipping and 4 star ratings and up, to find cheap products you should sort products by price from lowest to highest.

Now select the products, to import them using Oberlo extension and edit their titles, tags, and descriptions and add them to their respective collection and category on shopify.

Oberlo Shopify Plugin

Oberlo Shopify Plugin

Note: It’s important to include unique and your own description, and if you can find better images of the products replace them with the default images by the Aliexpress.

Pro tips: –

  • With cheap products, you can also add some high value products to increase your profit margins. For example; with a 1-dollar product you can also suggest one or more $5-20 value products to increase sales.
  • With lower pricing products, you can easily increase your profits margins for example you can easily sell a $0.39 product for $60 or even $1.
  • Have more related products: People tend to buy more, so our objective here is to have variety of the products… Giving our visitors more variety of products so they can order more than one product. For example; during one of my test by landing on under $1 products people ended up spending $20-$50 for the cheap products.
  • You can also add shipping charges instead of increasing the prices for the products, as you would be getting free shipping from Aliexpress supplier, so technically that’s where you make profit as well.

Getting Traffic and Sales

Now you need a Facebook fan page to start generating traffic. Create a new Facebook Brand/Product Page and complete the process (make sure you add the cover picture and Facebook profile picture).

Now it’s time to launch the ads, Create Facebook ads and link to the cheapest most products available on your website to lure your visitors to your website. Personally, I only use sidebar ads on Facebook as they don’t cost you a lot. Also, I have noticed targeting female audience produced best results for me. I would highly recommend you to use audience insights tool to find the right audience. Make sure you don’t forget to use retargeting features as well.

Enjoy making money!

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How blogging helped me to understand the rules of business!

Hey guys, 

It has been a long time since I have written something for my blog, So I thought I should put up a piece for you guys to read!Let me know your thoughts; whether you agree or disagree with me by making comments below!

So what have I learned from running DxbBlog?

First of all as I stated in my earlier posts it was never a serious project for me, instead I just love to write about stuff and always love to create platforms where I can share my experiences. For example, Dubai blog I created because I needed a platform where I could share my experience openly, and if you have been following my posts you might know that I started this blog after being turned away a forum (in 2011), where I posted a negative post about a CPA Network, and it was deleted. So I decided to create my own platform, so thank you warrior forum for that! Anyway, so to share my experience about Dubai I created this blog as a side project, but then slowly it things started getting bigger and better. 

Today I want to share what I learnt from it!

Social Skills

How blogging helped me to understand the rules of business!

My Recent Picture during one of the reviews!

I am not a very social person at all, I am the kind of person you will find sitting in the corner alone whenever there is crowd around/ As I am kind of shy/lonely, and I like it that way. Some would say I am an introvert?  This blog helped me to improve my social skills, provided a platform to socialize and get to know people. I am still and anti social person, but I feel and improvement in myself, in terms of socializing and the willingness to communicate a bit more!

Quality is better than Quantity

As Lucius Annaeus Seneca a Roman philosopher says “It is quality rather than quantity that matters.” This quote relates to our industry a lot. Many bloggers and affiliates worry about Quantity rather than Quality, We always worry about traffic volume instead of traffic quality, When I started writing DxbBlog I always hesitated to contact companies and businesses just because I didn’t have enough traffic. But slowly I realized, it’s never about traffic volume its more about the quality of your traffic and your approach. You will soon find me working with tourism departments of different countries and yes I still don’t have much of an impressive traffic volume on the blog but because my traffic quality is what I pitch when I approach companies, they are more willing to work with me!

Build relationship with brands

This is something I truly learned when I started meeting with the companies and businesses in conferences, meetups and one on one meetings. I made mistakes at the start by bluntly selling them off in my very first meeting, and later I slowly started learning and built relationships first, before pitching them anything about my blog. I also started using the “first foot in the door” approach, Where I would not sell them anything instead I asked them if they have a PR list for Bloggers / Media and if they could include me in the list so that I can stay updated with their events and from there onwards I built relationships and  still learning more and more every coming day!

You don’t need to have thousands of followers…

Again same as traffic volumes, you don’t always need to have thousands and thousands of followers on your social media platforms to become an influencer on the internet. Look around, a few online platforms buzzfeed, entrepreneur.com and many other related website, You will find many of their contributors having a few hundreds of followers. In order to succeed you will have to approach the right people and ask them how you can contribute. 


Build PR connections, relationships, then act.

This is one of the best pieces of advise I can give you no matter what you are doing, Build your PR write about topics of your interest. Whether you are an employee, or a entrepreneur, your personal PR is a must. Share your knowledge about your topics of interest with others! Be it a newspaper or a blog, this will help you a lot. Or an example relating to myself, DxbBlog.ae isn’t at a stage where it can generate advertising revenues for me, so in a way its unprofitable, But that’s what you think! Actually as an affiliate it has provided me great opportunities to work with a few amazing services which not everyone can promote and even that in the UAE (Lowest competition and huge profit margins). Also lets not forget the awesome 5 star treatment i get when I visit different businesses for blogging 😛

So there you have it, a few things I learned. I hope you enjoyed reading my article, if you disagree please let me know why and if you agree still let me know by making comments below. And yes, start writing today!