Dropshipping Resources 101 – Everything You Need to Know

Dropshipping Resources 101 – Everything You Need to Know

Dropshipping Resources 101 is a topic I’ve been waiting to put online for a long time, but it was getting delayed due to some reasons.

But now the all in one Dropshipping resources 101 is here.

I have combined a list of resources that you need to get started with dropshipping & help you on the way.

It’s all in one place dropshipping resources list. Took me weeks to put on so sit back & enjoy!

Let’s dive in.

Dropshipping Resources 101

Learning Resources

It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or not, learning dropshipping is important.

With all the fake gurus in the market, it’s really hard for newcomers to learn dropshipping because of the confusion on which guru is better. (none)

So below are some places you can learn dropshipping from.

SkillShare

Skillshare is a great platform to learn things from because personally it has helped me a lot & it’s cheaper than learning from fake gurus.

Plus Skillshare gives you 2 months FREE Trail which is more than enough time to learn dropshipping from instructors who have knowledge & expertise in that business.

If you are looking for a free way to learn them CLICK HERE & sign up for Skillshare & get 2 months free.

Udemy

I suggested this as a second method because there are free courses on Udemy too but they are not as good as courses on Skillshare.

But still, if you have no problem paying anywhere between $10-$50 then Udemy is also one of the great places to learn.

One thing that makes Udemy, Skillshare great is Instructors have knowledge of what they are teaching about & they have reviews so you can choose who is the best instructor based on reviews for yourself.

Shopify Academy

Many people don’t this but Shopify has a free Dropshipping academy which is a great place to learn because many marketers come there to teach you like Ezra Firestone & it’s completely free.

You can click on the above link or here & start to learn about dropshipping right now.

Facebook Blueprint

This is one of the best dropshipping resources to learn Facebook ads.

I have said many times ” Dropshipping is 80% Facebook ads & 20% everything”.

Many fake gurus market Facebook courses for $597 – $1997 – $2997 etc & the contents are the same as Facebook’s Free Ad Academy.

Please learn Facebook ads from Facebook itself for free rather than paying some random guru on the Internet.

Skillshop by Google

Looking to learn Google ads?

Look no more. Google offers free classes for all Google platforms including Google ads.

You can learn everything completely free & even get a course certification.

Why would you waste a single dollar if you can learn everything from experts? This is one of the best places to learn.

Blogs to learn Dropshipping from

The 2nd point in our Dropshipping Resources will be the best blogs to learn dropshipping from.

Now I personally don’t endorse any of the blogs but the blogs I mentioned below are some of the good blogs on the Internet I think.

Shopify

It’s no brainer that Shopify blog is the first blog you can go to when needing help with dropshipping.

They are not quite active like Oberlo but nonetheless provides great value for free.

Oberlo blog

Oberlo is of course owned by Shopify & that’s why I think it might be one of the starter friendly blogs you can refer to when starting dropshipping or eCommerce business.

Not only that they have a youtube channel too which is good, not great but is good in the sense that they do not want your money & the content is free.

DoDropshipping

DoDropshipping is a great blog owned by Richard & I personally have guest posted on DoDropshipping too.

I really like Richard’s blog because there is no secret course he is trying to sell you & the blog is right on point.

If you are looking for a place to learn dropshipping, DoDropshipping is a great place to learn as Richard is quite active on the blog & social media too & can answer your questions quickly.

Pratik Patel

Yup, that’s right. I started this blog to cover both eCommerce & dropshipping but I’m more leaning towards dropshipping now.

I can’t brag about myself so I’ll just say this – I’ll never try to sell you a course & all the content on this blog is just free value.

I’m trying to be more active as possible but not much luck right now but will soon start blogging daily.

Free Video Editing Softwares

Video еdіtіng fоr dropshippers is nоt a new thіng. Every drорѕhірреr hаѕ knowledge оf basic vіdео еdіtіng, but whаt if уоu dоn’t?

Vіdео mаrkеtіng іѕ mоrе еffесtіvе & еngаgіng than a still іmаgе mаrkеtіng & as wе grоw in digital marketing, vіdеоѕ are bесоmіng more & mоrе рорulаr.

Just tаkе thіѕ ѕtаtѕ as аn еxаmрlе, according tо Omnicore– “Yоutubе ѕеrvеѕ 95% оf thе people оn thе Intеrnеt“

Thаt mеаnѕ videos аrе the mоѕt consumed соntеnt on the Intеrnеt аѕ іѕ vеrу engaging whеn wе use іt аѕ a digital mеdіа саmраіgn.

Let’s соmе tо thе main роіnt, dropshippers uѕіng vіdеоѕ іn Fасеbооk ads аrе mоѕt lіkеlу tо mаkе a ѕаlе thаn thе ones thаt dоеѕn’t.

I’vе said thіѕ to mаnу реорlе & thеу ѕау wеll, they don’t knоw hоw to edit a vіdео оr what аrе thе free аррѕ/ѕоftwаrе’ѕ to dо vіdео еdіtіng?

So here’s are some you can use –

1. Windows Movie Maker

Works with Windows

We саn’t really start оff thе list wіthоut mentioning the bеѕt frее tооl аlrеаdу аvаіlаblе іn оur Wіndоwѕ PC (Wіndоwѕ 10).

Mоvіе Mаkеr іѕ one of thе bеѕt tооlѕ уоu саn use to еdіt a vіdео. It gіvеѕ уоu аll the funсtіоnѕ such аѕ trіm, cut, audio сhаngе, tеxt, саrdѕ, speed, mоtіоn, fіltеrѕ, еffесtѕ, еtс.

Tо uѕе Vіdео Mаkеr/Mоvіе Maker, уоu’ll need a registered Windows іnѕtаllеd & a working оnе drіvе account tо ѕіgn in. And аftеr thаt, іt’ѕ аll FREE.

2. HitFilm Express

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Works with both Mac & Windows

HitFilm Express is truly an all in one video editing software without a price tag.

The Interface of HitFilm can take a while to get used to but once you are smooth with the interface, you can even do editing on a professional level.

There are a lot of tutorials available on YouTube for HitFilm express & you can learn/use the software for free.

3. Kinemaster

Works with both Android & IOS

Kinemaster is my favorite video editing app because when I’ve been using it since I was in college when I did not have a PC.

It has a ton of features & I still use it sometimes on the go because it can literally do everything a PC based application can do.

So if you are looking for an easy-easy interface then go ahead & download Kinemaster.

If you want more Free Video Editing Softwares then click here

Free Image Editing Softwares

Video & Photo editing skills are one of the many skills required in dropshipping business but many people don’t have that skill.

Thankfully there are many Softwares for photo editing you can use that are as simple as it gets.

I will list some of the software’s here & at the last a resource link where you can find many more free editing software.

Canva

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Canva is the best tool for a beginner as it has 1000s of free templates to use from. Although it does not offer advanced level editing such as background removal & stuff but great for beginners to design.

You can have a Free as well as paid plan which comes with a free 30-day trial.

Canva is great for making logos, promotional banners, social posts, etc which comes handy when starting a dropshipping store.

Snappa

Snappa is a great alternative for Canva with free trial for everyone & no credit card required. (You know how to get unlimited free trails now 😉

Same as Canva no advanced editing options are available though as you can only make templates, logo’s, posters & stuff.

I tried finding more but can’t as photo editing software for beginner users are quite difficult to find but here are some Free Image editing dropshipping resources –

Sites like Canva
Free Video Editing Softwares

Product Research Tools

Dropshipping is riding the product trend & to do that product research tool might help.

If you can’t afford one, let me know I’ll help you out 😉 But this can be really helpful at the start when you are starting dropshipping first-second time.

Please keep in mind, I do not recommend or I’m not affiliated with any products/services mentioned on this blog post.

Ecomhunt

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Ecom hunt is one of the tools I’ve used in the past but I don’t think I have sold any product I found on Ecomhunt but the research details with product hunt are good.

Ecomhunt starts at $29 a month & also has a Free plan but it’s useless.

AliShark

AliShark is the first product research tool I’ve ever used & it was okay.

Not that good from Ecomhunt but AliShark provides with good products too.

Though AliShark does not have a free trial or free plan, it offers a 2-day trial for $1.

Niche Scraper

This one is actually a good tool with many features aside from product reach tool.

Niche scraper has-

Product scraper that scrapes products according to the filters you use.

It has a store analysis feature that allows you to spy on your competitor’s shop.

A Handpicked option where you can find trending products just like other websites like Ecomhunt & AliShark.

And at last a Video Maker which automatically creates a video for you, all you need to do is paste a product link & you get a full product video.

Niche Scaper costs $39 which is slightly higher than other tools but it definetly helps a lot than any other tool.

But at the end of the day, it all comes down to how you run ads.

Dropshipping is 80% Ads & 20% everything

So take this tip & learn Facebook marketing first as it will help you jump start your store properly.

Find more tools right here!

Spying on Your Competition

I think an important aspect of dropshipping is knowing what your competitors are doing so you can step up your game.

I’ll show you some ways you can Spy on your competitors & know exactly what they are doing & how.

Facebook Ads Library

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I’ve mentioned this in my blog many times, but if you are new here then, Facebook ads library is one of the best ways to spy on your competition.

Al you need to know is there Facebook name & just paste it in the Facebook ads library.

You can see all their ad creatives & copywriting that converts, also you can see which platforms they are running ads on like Only Facebook or Instagram or Messenger, etc. Plus you can see what countries they mainly market in to too.

Aside from audience data, you can get pretty much everything from Facebook ads library.

Signup to their Email

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This is the best way to get in their system, as you can see all the emails they send to customers & see which products they promote often & what type of emails they send.

Signing up for their email means you have access to how they talk & coney their messages to customers, how they run sales & giveaways, product recommendations, & many other exiting inside stuff.

Instagram Tagged Features

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If you think your competition is running ads on Instagram through influencers & meme pages then you can easily track that too.

All you need to do is go to their profile & click on the option circled –

All the photos where they got tagged will be here. For example, if I run an Influencer ad then they will for sure tag me in the photo & that photo will appear here.

And by the photos, you can see which influencers/meme pages they are using & which pages do they mainly use. Plus you can also see what times they post so they get the most engagement on the post.

Conclusion on Dropshipping Resources

So that is for the dropshipping resources 101 for now.

I’ll add more resources as we go on so make sure you bookmark this page.

What do you think the main resource I missed to put it in this blog? Let me know & I’ll add it 🙂

Have questions? Comments? Leave them below & I’ll answer them.

Thank you for reading the blog.

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