Coming up with ideas to create online businesses is a fun process for me. There are so many niches out there in which you can create an online business.
Whether you want to open a dropshipping store or sell through affiliate marketing, there are so many possibilities.
For this post, I will share how you can start your own dropship selfie store quickly and easily.
Why Dropshipping and Why a Selfie Store?
Dropshipping has enabled people from all over the world to become online business owners.
Many people have approached dropshipping with no prior experience and have managed to create full-time incomes.
Why is dropshipping so popular? Well, it has a lot to do with its low barrier of entry. It is one of the lowest cost online businesses that you can start.
Part of the reason is the fact that you do not have to buy products up front. You only order products from your dropshipping suppliers when customers order from your store.
When customers buy products from your store, you purchase the items from your suppliers and pass along your customer’s shipping information in the process.
Your suppliers then ship the item directly to your customers for you. Therefore, you do not have to pay for products or deal with shipping and handling.
The difference in price between what you’ve charged the customer and what your dropshipping supplier charged you is your profit.
Here is a flowchart of how dropshipping works:
Why Create a Selfie Store?
I don’t think I have to tell you how popular selfies are. You can open Instagram on your smartphone right now and be bombarded with people’s selfie pics.
People love taking selfies and they even want to know HOW to take the perfect selfie. Check out just a couple of these YouTube video stats.
There are millions of views for wanting to learn how to take a great selfie pic:
You can cash in on the selfie trend by selling selfie accessories using the dropshipping model.
How to Get Your Own Dropshipping Store
Before we get into some of the best selfie products to include in your store, I want to show you how you can have your store up quickly and easily.
There are various options for creating a dropshipping store. Many are third-party services in which you pay a monthly fee such as using Shopify and Oberlo.
However, rather than having to pay monthly fees to use software that you do not own, I recommend using AliDropship.
AliDropship is a WordPress dropshipping plugin that creates a full-featured AliExpress dropshipping store for you.
AliExpress is one of the largest online retail stores in the world. It makes an excellent dropshipping resource and is widely used by dropshippers everywhere.
Here are some reasons AliExpress makes a great dropshipping supplier:
- 200,000 exporters
- Over 100 million items
- No entry or participation fees
- No limits on your profit margins
- No limits on the amount of products you sell
- Works with individuals and registered companies
- Free shipping on most items
- Ships to over 200 countries worldwide
- Online shipping tracking
- Wide range of shipping methods
- Buyer protection system with full money back guarantee
Two Options for Creating Your AliDropship Store
You can use the plugin to create your store yourself or you can order an AliDropship custom store.
Using the plugin is really easy. If you are already familiar with using WordPress, it is simply a matter of installing the plugin and customizing your store using the admin area.
You can then begin importing products from AliExpress through the admin panel or using a Chrome browser extension.
The custom store option can save you a ton of time. The AliDropship team will do all of the work for you.
They will do the niche market research, register your domain name, import products, customize your store’s design, and more.
What is even cooler is that when you order a custom dropshipping store, you will be assigned a personal manager.
Your personal manager will guide you through the process of your store’s creation. You’ll be able to ask questions and provide feedback.
The process is awesome. Here is a comment about the AliDropship custom store process from one of my other blogs:
We highly recommend it, especially when you’re new to drop shipping, we order the ultimate package and Daria and her team, was so wonderful working with us along the process, answer our questions and finally delivering a beautiful, professional web store.
The plugin itself has many awesome features but two important ones include no monthly fees to use it and you retain 100% ownership of your store.
When using third-party software services you cannot take the software with you should you ever want to move your store to another hosting provider.
The Five Hottest Selfie Items to Sell
So what exactly can you sell in your dropshipping store? Here is a brief list of items related to the selfie niche:
This is probably the most obvious item to sell in a selfie store. They are still quite popular and people buy them often.
We had a selfie stick and misplaced it. Now we have to buy another one. That happens all the time so it is always going to be a hot item.
Selfie Ring Light
The proper lighting is essential for taking a great selfie. A selfie ring light is a convenient way to get the proper lighting using your smartphone.
They work by clipping on to your phone. It isn’t only great for taking selfies but for adding light when you are recording a video.
The tripod works differently than a selfie stick in that you can place it on a stable surface to take a photo or record video.
Some tripods include a bluetooth remote so that you can snap a picture with your iPhone from a distance.
The great thing about a tripod is that you can also use it as a selfie stick. The only downside is that you cannot extend it the way you can with a selfie stick.
I was actually surprised by this item. I have not even heard of a selfie drone myself. However, they are mini-sized drones that are powered by your smartphone.
They are not necessarily for taking selfies. They are small and convenient. They are inexpensive compared to the higher-end drones.
However, they look fun and are probably a blast to use.
Selfie Head Mount
This item is for those that are active and likely use a Go-Pro camera.
They are likely adventure seekers and like recording footage of their activities. Think about mountain bikers, snowboarders, surfers, etc.
You can usually sell these head mounts as an actual kit that includes a harness and selfie stick as well.
I think this is a great niche. A selfie store can be filled with all types of related items. They are the type of items that most people would find useful.
They are also the type of items that are constantly misplaced or given away as gifts. They are also not seasonal and can be sold all year round.
You can get your own store up and running in a matter of days with an AliDropship custom store.