According to Wikipedia, the definition of metaphysics is as follows:
Metaphysics is the branch of philosophy that examines the fundamental nature of reality, including the relationship between mind and matter, between substance and attribute, and between potentiality and actuality. – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metaphysics
Metaphysics often deals with the co-creating of our lives with the Universe, The Source, God. This process of co-creating is often referred to as the Law of Attraction or manifesting.
The metaphysical niche can also be referred to as New Age or being spiritual. Depending on the area in which you live, you may have one or more New Age / metaphysical stores in your city.
There is a wide variety of products that fall under the metaphysical category. I’ll cover some of these items and explain how you can cash in on this industry by opening your own eCommerce store.
Defining Your Audience
I practice the Law of Attraction and read a lot of metaphysical books so I definitely fit this demographic.
This audience may also practice the Law of Attraction, visit clairvoyants / psychics, follow astrology, use healing crystals, read metaphysical books, practice meditation, and more.
Some people that fall under this niche may consider themselves spiritual as well. More often than not, people that have a strong interest in metaphysics experience spiritual growth (awareness).
Interest in metaphysics really took off after the movie, The Secret was released and made available to watch for free online.
I remember watching it online and realizing that I was aware of the Law of Attraction but didn’t know there was a name for it. Many Law of Attraction teachers and coaches became famous when a select few of them were featured on an episode of the Oprah show.
Some of these experts included:
- Michael Beckwith
- James Arthur Ray
- Lisa Nichols
- Jack Canfield
- Rhonda Byrne
However, other metaphysical teachers that are popular and some that I follow also include Abraham Hicks, Mike Dooley, and John Assaraf. One of my all time favorite metaphysical books is titled, A Happy Pocket Full of Money by David Cameron Gikandi.
The Law of Attraction plays a large role in metaphysics because it deals with our thoughts becoming things.
Essentially, you place your intent (thought about what you want), visualize and meditate on it, feel as though you already have it, and according to the LOA, it will manifest.
Manifesting requires faith and belief in The Source, God, Universe, or whatever you call your higher power. You can manifest anything from a rubber ducky to obtaining your dream job.
The metaphysical niche is huge. There are many people who have become well-versed in the Law of Attraction and other areas related to metaphysics that have created full-time incomes for themselves.
What Kind of Metaphysical Products Can You Sell?
There is a wide variety of products that fall under this category because the metaphysical niche crosses over into other areas.
For example, many people in this niche may also practice yoga. Therefore, you can cross-sell yoga related items. Some people are also into astrology, reiki, life coaching, clairvoyance, and holistic lifestyle.
These other areas provide you with a large assortment of items to sell. Here is a list of items to consider:
- Healing crystals
- Essential oils
- Chakra balancing jewelry
- Meditation cushions
- Singing bowls
- Wind chimes
- Salt lamps
- Beads, charms, bracelets, etc.
- Home decor
You can combine selling these physical goods in combination with any services that you may offer such as psychic readings, energy healing, teaching meditation, numerology, life coaching, holistic services, astrology readings, and more.
How To Start Selling Metaphysical Products Online
Getting your own metaphysical store up and running is extremely easy. Gone are the days of hunting down wholesale suppliers on your own and paying for expensive shopping cart software.
In fact, the method I’m going to share with you here doesn’t even require you to buy any inventory up front. It isn’t a scam or get-rich-quick scheme.
It is a real and legitimate online business model that people all across the world are using to create part-time and full-time incomes for themselves.
This online business model is called dropshipping and I will explain how it works and how you can open your own store quickly and easily with some of the best dropshipping software available.
How a Typical eCommerce Business Works
A typical online store often involves buying inventory from a wholesale supplier and storing that inventory in a warehouse, storage facility, or even your own home.
When someone buys a product from your store, you then pack the item and ship the item to your customer. This method of selling online requires you to spend quite a bit of money up front.
You basically tie up your cash in products that may or may not sell. You have to pay for the products, pay for freight (shipping to you), as well as storage fees if you do not store inventory in your home.
This method often prevents many people from opening their own eCommerce store because they cannot afford to invest in a ton of inventory to resell.
How Dropshipping Works
The dropship model has been around for years but has picked up in popularity due to the software that is available today. Many dropshippers are earning full-time incomes from their stores.
Dropshipping is a low-cost and low-risk way to enter the world of eCommerce. It doesn’t require you to buy products until the customer orders them from your store.
Review the flowchart below:
You first have to locate dropshipping suppliers (which I’ll explain where to find them below). You then place the same products that your suppliers are selling into your store.
When a customer orders a product from your store, you place that order with your dropshipping supplier. During the checkout process, you enter your customer’s shipping details.
The dropshipping supplier then ships the item directly to your customer for you. Your profit is the difference in price between what you charged the customer and what the supplier charged you.
You do not ever have to touch the product. All of the shipping and handling is handled by your dropshipping suppliers.
Locating Dropshipping Suppliers
As I mentioned above, gone are the days of having to scour the internet for dropshipping suppliers.
There are wholesale / dropshipping supplier directories that have done all of the research for you.
I also recommend sourcing products from AliExpress.
AliExpress is a large online retailer with merchants primarily based in China. There are also merchants based in the U.S. and other locations.
What is great about AliExpress is that you can begin selling any of their products right away. A majority of products are offered at low prices, there are no requirements or registration fees, and they do not limit your profit margins.
Here are some other great benefits about sourcing items from AliExpress:
- 200,000 exporters
- Some suppliers ship from the U.S.
- 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
If you do a search for metaphysical products on AliExpress, you’ll find that they offer a huge selection. You can search for items such as healing crystals, incense, singing bowls, jewelry, and more.
The prices offered on many of these items can be sold at double or even triple the price in your store.
Setting Up Your Automated Dropshipping Store
Now that you have a better understanding of how dropshipping works as well as how to easily source products, it is time to explain how to open your own store.
Since we have covered sourcing products from AliExpress, I am going to recommend the dropshipping software that I use that automates sourcing and selling products from AliExpress.
This software is called AliDropship. It is a WordPress dropshipping plugin that also works with WooCommerce.
It transforms a WordPress website into a full-featured AliExpress dropshipping business.
If you are already familiar with using WordPress and installing plugins, you can set up your store yourself using the AliDropship plugin.
I do recommend bundling in AliDropship’s web hosting if you choose to do it yourself. Their hosting is already perfectly configured for the plugin.
Most commercial web hosts will work with the plugin. Just be sure that the ionCube loader is turned on with your web hosting provider. I’ve written about my experience with web hosting for the AliDropship plugin.
Ordering a Custom Made Dropshipping Store
If setting up your own store sounds like a daunting task or you simply prefer to save time, you have the option of letting the AliDropship team custom build your store for you.
They offer custom dropshipping store creation. Each package includes your own personal manager who takes care of everything.
This option is ideal if you want to save time and have your store built by professionals experienced with dropshipping.
The great thing about AliDropship is that there are no recurring software fees whether you build your store yourself or have it custom built for you.
What Happens After Your Store Is Built?
Like any business, whether online or offline, you will need to focus on promoting your store and the products that you’re selling.
You can use both free and paid methods to advertise your business. Many dropshippers have great success by using paid marketing methods.
Most dropshipping success stories that I’ve read involve advertising using Facebook ads, Instagram shout-outs (buying ad space from Instagram influencers), and Google shopping ads.
Therefore, it helps to have some form of a marketing budget for your store. I highly recommend reading the marketing tips section on the AliDropship blog.
They offer tons of free and actionable advice for promoting your dropshipping business.
Free methods can include creating accounts on some or all of the social media platforms such as Facebook pages, Instagram, and Pinterest.
If you choose to have your store built using AliDropship, you can use their Social Rabbit plugin to auto-run and auto-promote your store on the most popular social networks.
My Closing Thoughts On Selling Metaphysical Products Online
There is a huge audience in the metaphysical niche and it is growing every day. Check out some of the Law of Attraction teachers on YouTube.
They often have tens of thousands of subscribers and their videos receive tons of user comments.
You can definitely create an online income from selling products related to this niche. AliExpress carries a large selection of items at wholesale pricing that you can begin selling immediately.
Get your store up and running using AliDropship—an awesome software option for dropshipping AliExpress products.
What are your thoughts on the metaphysical niche? Leave your feedback in the comments below.