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You’re looking to dropship and make money online?
You are making steps to launch an online store.
You are excited about the possibility of starting your own business.
You are afraid of failure, and you are consumed by doubt.
Because I have felt it myself, I understand the feeling.
I have successfully built many eCommerce businesses and I am an advisor to many others. I also work daily with dropshippers and online sellers.
I can assure you that every person who attempts to set up an online business experiences the same fears and resistances that you are experiencing right now.
It’s natural. It’s part and parcel of life.
However, I have a bulletproof mentality that allows me to overcome fear and succeed no matter what.
I have learned a lot from others who are on the same journey as me and I have condensed their wisdom (and my own experiences) into three key mindset hacks to help you succeed in your online business.
You can do anything if you master your mindset.
What are the secrets to success with dropshipping?
Believing in yourself is the key to success.
It takes faith to believe you can do it. It is important to believe you can do it.
Nothing else can work without self-belief
You’ll quit as soon as you face fear or doubt head-on.
You can quit Shopify as soon as there is a major technical problem with your Shopify store. If you don’t get any responses from suppliers or you have gone without sales for a week, it’s time to close the shop.
It’s something I have seen time after time.
You can always keep going if you have self-belief.
Ecommerce success doesn’t come easy, despite what the social media “gurus” tell you.
Dropshipping is not without its difficulties.
You can still be successful if you have the right attitude.
Decide today to believe in yourself, at the very beginning of your journey.
How to build self-belief
A plan will help you see your path to success step by step. Clear plans will help you get past any roadblocks.
Visualization is a common practice among athletes and entrepreneurs who are highly successful. Although it may sound a little woo woo, visualization can help you visualize the life that you want and meditate on it.
Small goals are important
Although it might seem counterintuitive, breaking down your goals into smaller ones can help you build self-belief. A small goal reinforces your belief that you can reach the next. This creates a snowball effect.
Find out your why
You need to understand why you are starting an online company.
Many people sell online to make quick money and with little effort.
These people’s why is “to make money.”
When they realize that making money requires more effort than they thought, it’s easy to quit and find the next money-making opportunity.
Your why must be deeper than that.
Three core reasons are what motivate me:
- I love the freedom and flexibility that comes with being my boss
- Helping others realize their business goals
- My family’s stability and fulfillment
Are you aware of the feeling it is to get up each morning with this level of purpose?
It’s invigorating. It’s invigorating.
Sometimes being my boss can be stressful. Other days, I might hear customer complaints that make me feel down.
I will provide a happy life for my family, and nothing can stop me.
Knowing your why will give you the drive and motivation to continue working hard for success.
How to find your why
- You should write down all your reasons for starting an online business. These can be surface-level reasons such as “making money” or “quitting my 9-5”, but deeper reasons may include “supporting my kids through college”
- You can narrow them down to the 3-5 most important reasons, and then create a poster using Canva
- Print the poster and place it where you see it every day (e.g., in your office or on your fridge). Be unbreakable
Get active (and eliminate procrastination)
Online sellers face many obstacles, including procrastination.
Procrastination is a common trait. We fear what could happen if we don’t take action. Fear of failure is what we fear.
We tell ourselves we need more information to take action.
Before we can launch Shopify, we need to make it “perfect”.
Before we can promote dropshipping, we need to make the perfect ad.
Action is better than perfection. You won’t achieve anything if you don’t have the ability to act.
You must have an action mindset if you want to become a dropshipper or seller online.
This means that you must let go of perfection and overcome procrastination.
Sometimes, this means that you have to take action even if you aren’t 100% ready or certain about the outcome.
Facebook’s early days were marked by the motto “Move fast and break stuff.”
It is fundamentally about the idea that it’s more efficient to implement ideas quickly and sometimes fail rather than take forever to make decisions and never try anything new.
This is the mindset that you must have in order to become a successful online entrepreneur.
Online business is moving very quickly. You need to be able to quickly adapt to it.
You’ll always be ahead of your competition if you have an action mindset.
How to create an action mindset
- Tell yourself what is holding you back, what motivates you to procrastinate, and what your fears are.
- Accept that perfection is not possible. Accept “good enough”
- You can always improve and refine your skills as you go
- Accept that mistakes are part of learning
- Every day, take small steps to make a difference
The limit is only your imagination
Dropshipping success can be achieved with all the items you want: a hot product, reliable supplier and a well-designed Shopify shop.
If you don’t have a winning mindset, it will be difficult to deal with the ups and downs that come with online business.
If you are determined to overcome any obstacles and weather any storm, you will be able to do so if you work hard.
Although it’s not as easy as flipping a switch or downloading a plug-in, you will see better results in your business when you apply these mindset hacks.
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