October 29, 2018

One of the things that I get asked pretty often is this:

“Do you coach people on how to make money with Shopify dropshipping?”

For the last two years, my answer has always been:

No, I don’t. Shopify dropshipping isn’t something I do to make money.

I make money with retail, e-commerce, drop shipping on marketplaces, affiliate marketing and now, offering SEO services.

Generally, I avoid making money using methods that appear too hyped up, which means too many people are selling expensive courses on how to do it with the promise of making quick money.

So while there were many eager students who wanted coaching, I didn’t have the experience and I turned them all down.

Lately though, I’ve decided to take the leap and give Shopify dropshipping a try.

What changed and how I intend to get started?

Well, it all began with a YouTube video.

The YouTube Video That Changed My Mind

I have always had an open mind when it came to learning. When it comes to learning about ways to make money, I told myself, as long as it isn’t illegal, I’ll try it and push it as far as I can.

I’ve done that by building online and offline businesses in various fields.

A few months ago, I decided to open myself up to Shopify dropshipping. Since a good number of people have approached me about it, I decided to cast my prejudice aside and start exploring it a little.

I started to ease into the idea when I stumbled upon this video by marketer Franklin Hatchett:

I learned a lot of new marketing techniques by going through his library of videos on YouTube.

So when I discovered that he had put out a course specifically for Shopify dropshipping at a fraction of what other people were selling theirs, I decided to go for it!

I’ve just invested US$197 in a Shopify Dropshipping course. Here's Why.

Since I'm still quite new to drop shipping with Shopify, I decided to invest some money in a course to guide me through it.

I'm not new to buying online courses.

I've bought online courses since I was 20 and have spent a total of RM15,000 on them. I've made a lot more than RM15,000 back from the skills I learned from the courses, so I know they work.

But nowadays, I've become much pickier about online courses. There are way too many in the market these days, and most of them are making big claims I don't think they can really live up to. 

Worse, they're charging a few thousand dollars for things people can find online for free.

So when I came across Franklin's $197 course for his Shopify drop shipping course, it immediately caught my attention.

I was wondering to myself... 

Who in the right mind would sell an online course for $200 these days?

What's the catch?

Well, there isn't one.

The course is a pretty comprehensive one, a truly A to Z course which covers things like:

  • Producing sourcing 
  • Shopify store setup (even if you are not from the US)
  • Facebook ads
  • Instagram ads
  • Chatbots
  • Email marketing
  • SEO
  • Building profitable funnels

Basically everything you need to know to run a successful drop shipping business using Shopify. From basics like product sourcing, store setup, IG and FB ads, to more advanced stuff like chatbots and funnels.

If you ask me, just the modules on Facebook and Instagram ads is worth $200! 

If you've been shopping around for a Shopify drop shipping course, you'll know that Franklin's is one of the cheapest you'll get. 

Most other similar courses will easily set you back at $1,000 or more. 

At just $197 (or RM800+), I didn't have much to lose.

Best of all, Frank's from New Zealand, so he's also got some insights selling to US markets from outside of the US (like setting up payments for non-US Shopify stores).

So about two weeks ago, I bought the course. 

And so far, I'm lovin' it!

Each video is between 3 - 20 minutes long, and there are literally hundreds of videos inside. For someone like me who can't really pay attention to hour-long videos, these video bytes have been easy to follow so far.

While just the course materials would have been well worth the $197 I paid, what I love best about this course is the active Facebook group that comes along with it.

It's pretty active, with lots of newbies like me asking questions and some more experienced Shopify drop shippers as well as Franklin himself chiming in with answers every single day.

I'm still in my early weeks into learning and experimenting with Shopify drop shipping, but I'm pretty hopeful for success with Franklin's course.

Now, I don't make course recommendations often, but Franklin's one on Shopify drop shipping is definitely one I'd recommend. 

If you have $200 (RM800+) lying around and you've been thinking about making some money with Shopify drop shipping, check out Franklin's course here:

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I learned a lot of new marketing techniques by going through his library of videos on YouTube.

So when I discovered that he had put out a course specifically for Shopify dropshipping at a fraction of what other people were selling theirs, I decided to go for it!

I’ve just invested US$197 in a Shopify Dropshipping course. Here's Why.

Since I'm still quite new to drop shipping with Shopify, I decided to invest some money in a course to guide me through it.

I'm not new to buying online courses.

I've bought online courses since I was 20 and have spent a total of RM15,000 on them. I've made a lot more than RM15,000 back from the skills I learned from the courses, so I know they work.

But nowadays, I've become much pickier about online courses. There are way too many in the market these days, and most of them are making big claims I don't think they can really live up to. 

Worse, they're charging a few thousand dollars for things people can find online for free.

So when I came across Franklin's $197 course for his Shopify drop shipping course, it immediately caught my attention.

I was wondering to myself... 

Who in the right mind would sell an online course for $200 these days?

What's the catch?

Well, there isn't one.

The course is a pretty comprehensive one, a truly A to Z course which covers things like:

  • Producing sourcing 
  • Shopify store setup (even if you are not from the US)
  • Facebook ads
  • Instagram ads
  • Chatbots
  • Email marketing
  • SEO
  • Building profitable funnels

Basically everything you need to know to run a successful drop shipping business using Shopify. From basics like product sourcing, store setup, IG and FB ads, to more advanced stuff like chatbots and funnels.

If you ask me, just the modules on Facebook and Instagram ads is worth $200! 

If you've been shopping around for a Shopify drop shipping course, you'll know that Franklin's is one of the cheapest you'll get. 

Most other similar courses will easily set you back at $1,000 or more. 

At just $197 (or RM800+), I didn't have much to lose.

Best of all, Frank's from New Zealand, so he's also got some insights selling to US markets from outside of the US (like setting up payments for non-US Shopify stores).

So about two weeks ago, I bought the course. 

And so far, I'm lovin' it!

Each video is between 3 - 20 minutes long, and there are literally hundreds of videos inside. For someone like me who can't really pay attention to hour-long videos, these video bytes have been easy to follow so far.

While just the course materials would have been well worth the $197 I paid, what I love best about this course is the active Facebook group that comes along with it.

It's pretty active, with lots of newbies like me asking questions and some more experienced Shopify drop shippers as well as Franklin himself chiming in with answers every single day.

I'm still in my early weeks into learning and experimenting with Shopify drop shipping, but I'm pretty hopeful for success with Franklin's course.

Now, I don't make course recommendations often, but Franklin's one on Shopify drop shipping is definitely one I'd recommend. 

If you have $200 (RM800+) lying around and you've been thinking about making some money with Shopify drop shipping, check out Franklin's course here:

ATTENTION: Get My FREE BONUS When You Sign Up Using My Link

If you use my link above to purchase Franklin's ecom elites, I will receive a commission for being your referral (don't worry though, you will not get charged extra!).

To thank you for your support, I'll give you a FREE Shopify setup service worth RM399. Pick a theme and I'll get you started. On top of that, you'll also get 30 days of Shopify store support from me. So you don't have to worry if you don't know how to use Shopify.

On top of that, you also get extended Shopify test store time. Which means you can activate and pay for your store AFTER I've completed the design and you've uploaded your items. No more 14-day trial 🙂

Cool right?

Once you have bought the course, remember send me an email and claim your bonuses! I won't be able to see your e-mails otherwise, so do make sure to send me an email!

Extra notes:

  • I can help install free and paid themes, but you'll have to buy the paid theme first
  • If you want me to setup your store and take advantage of extended trial period, please make sure not to create a Shopify account first and let me create it for you 🙂

Frequently Asked Questions

Since sharing this course with my readers, I've gotten some questions about it, the bonuses and selling in general. I thought it would be useful to share them with you here:

Q: Is the US$197 payment one-off? Do I get to keep the course forever?

A: Yes! The payment is one-off. You get to keep the course forever and access it whenever you want. On top of that, you're also entitled to free updates on the course!

I bought the course when it was in Version 1 and got Version 2 for free 🙂 Pretty sweet.

Q: Do I need a US company to sell to US?

A: No, you don't. You can still sell to US with a Malaysian SSM-registered company.

Q: Can I withdraw money from PayPal to my Malaysian bank account?

A: Absolutely! I've been doing this for years. Just make sure to connect your PayPal to a bank account with the same name as your PayPal account. This applies to PayPal business accounts also.

Follow My Journey: From $0 to $1000/day With Shopify Dropshipping

My goal with Shopify drop shipping is to grow my Shopify Drop shipping business from nothing to $1,000 a day in sales. 

If you're one of the readers who have been asking me:

How do I make money with Shopify drop shipping? Can I really make money with Shopify drop shipping if I live in Malaysia? How do I make sure I succeed?

Follow my journey by subscribing to my newsletter below!

I'll write an update when I achieve $1,000/day. 

Some of you may be asking me: Why not when you hit $100/day? That sounds like a lot of money too.

For me, not really. Once you deduct the costs, you'll likely be left with just $30 - 50 a day. Over a month, that's only $900 - $1,500 a month. 

While it's nice to have some extra money, I don't think that is enough for me to really say: hey, this works.

So it's $1,000/day or no update from me.

If you're cool with that, I'm excited to start my journey and have you as my companion!

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About the author 

Lu Wee Tang

Lu Wee is the founder and writer of Entrepreneur Campfire. She started her journey in e-commerce and SEO after leaving her engineering career behind. Now, she consults small and medium businesses in Malaysia and Singapore on how to digitise and grow their business.

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  2. Hi Lu Wee,

    Great article you have there!

    As I'm just about to start my venture into this Dropshipping thing through Shopify, I noticed that for Malaysia, we do not have access to the Shopify Payments that provides Multicurrency feature. Because of that, will it be advisable to set my store currency to USD instead of MYR assuming that there could be visitors from anywhere around the world? Will I loose out on conversion rates if I sell in USD instead of MYR or vice versa?

    Thank you.

  3. Hi Lu,

    Is this course by Franklin still available? You still your free bonus if sign up via your link? Cause I read your post dated in 2018 one.. sorry newbie here and I just stumble upon your blog

    1. Hi Adel,

      The course is still available, but we have made some revisions to the bonus as we noticed most people could actually set up their own store by following the course materials (and prefer to). If you really would like to take advantage of the offer, it is still open. Just send me an email at luwee [at] entrepreneurcampfire.com to get it.

      Thanks!

      Best,
      Lu Wee

  4. Hi Lu,

    you mentioned that you will be sharing more in 2020 regarding the progress and changes.
    have you shared your updated approach? where can I read them?
    based on the current economy crisis, will dropshipping be affected?
    thanks !

    1. Hi December,

      Yes, that was the original plan, but a lot changed since the pandemic, so I’ve adapted a new strategy. Will likely only share after this blows over and I have more accurate results to reflect the current climate.

      But one thing is clear: E-commerce is booming if you know where to look. If it helps, I’ll prepare a report on the climate and trends for the time being. Hope that will be helpful for your journey.

      – Lu Wee

      1. Hi Lu,

        Yes please 🙂
        it would be really great as I am very very new to this.
        still learning and doing some research before starting it.

        thanks a lot !!

  5. Hi, if I want to dropship in USA, do I need to register an LLC? Or just register an SSM an I can start drop shipping in USA?
    Also, is there any exchange rates in transferring money from the USA to Malaysia bank account through Paypal?
    Sorry for these noob questions 😓
    Appreciate your help 🙏

    1. Hey, easier to just register your business with SSM than start an LLC in the US. Both are fine.

      Yes, there is a currency conversion fee of 2.5% when you transfer money from USD –> MYR (local bank account).

      Hope this helps!

      – Lu Wee

  6. Hello Ms Lu,

    My name is Maya and nice to know you here. I leave in Qatar now cause I work here. I’m planning to do shopify business and thinking which are the best option for me to register my company? Either in US based or MY based?

    1. Hi Maya,

      Nice to know you too. If you are Malaysian, it’s cheaper to start in Malaysia. But either one will work. It’s just a bit more complicated to work with a US-based company if you are new.

      Hope this helps!

      – Lu Wee

  7. Hi, Lu Wee Tang – Beautiful lady,
    You make me reading your articles till the bottom lines and reading all the Q & A.
    Can you be my mentor, since I really want somebody to guide me to start the drop shipping business.
    thank you

  8. Hi Lu Wee,

    What kind of SSM license suitable for startup on e-commerce shop? There is sdn.bhd,LLC to partnership. And for shopify.my account, can we still dropshiping our products to big 5 country? Looking forward for your reply. Thank you!

    1. Hi J. Lo,

      Any license will be suitable. Sole prop, Sdn Bhd, LLP – you can use any of these like a traditional business. So finally it depends how you want to structure your business. Shopify.my storefront is the same with Shopify.com. The only difference is the backend payment settings. You can use it to sell anywhere in the world.

      Hope this helps!

  9. Hi nice reading with all the information given. Just curious, have you reach your target? It is suprise to know that dropshipping is still working and helping people to earn extra income. It will be great if you can share more on these. Thanks!

    1. Hi Tony,

      Thanks for your message. There has been some changes to my approach. I will be sharing more in 2020 regarding the progress and changes. Do stay tuned!

  10. If that’s the case, then the Shopify-Aliexpress Dropshipping that Franklin is teaching can be applied regardless I have EIN or not, is it? I can still get my customers from the big 5 countries without any legal problem with just registering with SSM only?

    Sorry, if I’m asking too much. I just want to get my legal facts straight

    1. Yes, correct. Franklin himself is selling from NZ.

      But be sure to set up your store using Shopify.my, so you can connect to all the MY-compatible payment gateways. Ensure that your store is not US-based (e.g. using US address) and you should be fine. We want all the information to be accurate so you can verify.

      – Lu Wee

  11. Hi Lu Wee,

    I’m thinking of starting a dropshipping business and would like to have your opinion about acquiring EIN number for opening USA-based e-commerce store. I’ve heard talks that when you use Paypal as your customers’ payment method, if your store’s profit reach a certain big amount, Paypal will ask you to provide some documents as prove that you are a certified seller, and if they didn’t receive them, your Paypal account will immediately be frozen. Those proofs seems to have something to do with the EIN number. Does this means that I would need to acquire the EIN number later on when my business became more stable. Or is it enough to just simply register my company with SSM?

    1. Hi Nur Aisyah,

      If you place your information as a US-based store, then you’ll need that information ready. Personally, I use MY-based stores to sell so SSM is enough. I would recommend you to use information that can help verify you 100% accurately. As Malaysians, we can do so with IC, SSM and bank account.

      Hope this clarifies!

      – Lu Wee

  12. Hi there! Saw your post felt we’re on the same boat originate from Malaysia aim for the top 5 market, since I’m so new into this e-commerce game???? here’s the problem, recently been stuck in the payment setup and the credit card provider so how do you recommend for setup those third party provider and payment setup ????????
    Felt free to ans, thanks

    1. Hi Sean!

      Happy to meet another Malaysian on the same journey =) Regarding your question, I haven’t faced any issues since I’m using PayPal. Are you having problems with PayPal specifically?

      – Lu Wee

      1. Hi there darling really glad that you’ve ans, to be more specific are you using any kind of payment gateways instead of just using PayPal,, definitely no problems with that by using PayPal just try to understand others dropshippers payment gateway ???????? instead of using PayPal

        1. Hi Sean,

          You’re welcome. For the payment gateway so far I’ve tried only 2Checkout and PayPal. I’ve disabled my 2Checkout now because of some news that they no longer accept drop shipping businesses. Other than I don’t have any experience with other payment gateways! Generally speaking though, PayPal should be the best one for the Big 5. I’m only using non-PayPal for local market.

          Hope this clarifies!

          – Lu Wee

  13. Hi Lu,

    Accidentally bump into your site and found that your sharing is using and clear cut. It feel more Malaysian style which suit for a typical Malaysian like me.

    After resign from my day job, I am planning to start my new journey through drop ship. I have done several research and was stuck in the part getting supplier that service US, UK & Aus as my niche I would like to target those country.

    Does Franklin’s included verify supplier list from those country? If yes i don’t mind to sign up the course. If no do you have any recommend I can get this problem solve?

    Looking forward to heard from you.

    -Simon Lam

    1. Hi Simon,

      Thanks for dropping by. Super glad you found the content her useful!

      Happy that you’ve decided to make the move. I’ll try to guide you as much as I can with regards to the course.

      For suppliers, are you referring to US, UK and AU based suppliers? If so, I don’t think there is such a list in the course. Instead, he guides you on how to form relationships with suppliers yourself using platforms like Alibaba and Aliexpress (China-based). These are pretty good as you have a large range of products to choose from and run testing before committing to a supplier.

      Personally, I don’t think the supplier part is a big issue for a beginner. Aliexpress and Alibaba usually have you covered. Based on my own experience as well as observing other drop shippers, most are drop shipping from China to the Big 5.

      Instead, I think this course is valuable in that it teaches you how to pick and test for winning products, how to get traffic (paid and organic), convert them and optimize your entire sales funnel. When you actually start running your store, you’ll find that these are parts where you’ll most likely get stuck in (getting sales consistently, that is).

      Hope this helps! Let me know if there’s anything else I can help with 🙂

      – Lu Wee

      1. Nope. I do prefer to get supplier from China and ship to my target country. However I get reject a lot by contacting them directly. Once I mention Im a dropshiper they directly turn me off.

        Im not sure whether is due to the trade war issue or my niche is not suitable to ship from China. I do search from oberlo and aliexpress too but products on those site is not what i want.

        I dont prefer to share my niche through pubic comment here. I drop my email below, do contact me through email and i discuss and get further advice from you.

        However I do think Franklin course is worth for it. Im interested to purchase the Ultimate ecomelites. Please share me your referral link for that.

        1. I see. Perhaps you need to apply a different approach. The course can guide you through it and if you really do encounter such issues you can also put your question to the Facebook Group.

          If you have supplier issues for your niche at the moment, I would strongly advise switching to another nice first. After you have gained profitability with an easier to source niche, then you can try to keep inventory instead of dropship.

          I understand. I’ll send you an email with my referral link and if you would like to privately share with me your concerns, I’ll be happy to discuss in email.

          The referral link is also available when you click on any of the red buttons above too 🙂

          Thanks and look forward to speaking with you.

          – Lu Wee

  14. Hi Lu Wee, I wish I could sign up for franklin courses but my store is already started building now by someone from [URL redacted] (friend introduced)

    Lu Wee! All the best to your store! Don’t give up! A lot of malaysians are actually earn more than 30-40k USD per month. My friend earned over 100k USD sales last black friday month.

    Gambateh spirits!!

    1. Hey Kelvin,

      The course covers more than just building a Shopify store, if that’s what you’re asking! Otherwise, you can always sign up for Franklin’s course without using my referral link if it’s the bonus you are concerned with! I just think it’s one of the best value courses out there right now at this price! Lots of other courses are $997 which I think are wayyy too costly for most Malaysians.

      Never said I was giving up though 😉 Thanks for dropping by.

      – Lu Wee

  15. Hi Lu Wee.

    I’ve already subscribed to your newsletter. It’s very informative. Your writings really inspired me. Kudos to you. By the way, I am a newbie here.

    I need an advice from you. I am planning to start my first dropshipping business with Shopify. My question is should I register my business first with SSM or do a trial first with Shopify?

    Thank you and can’t wait to see your results.

    1. Hey Mel,

      Thanks for dropping by! I’ll definitely send out an update once I achieve the goal set 😀

      Sure thing. For the business registration, I’d say it depends what is your target market. If your target market is not Malaysia, I would recommend you to just get started with the trial and use PayPal as your primary payment method. Once you achieve a sustainable income level, then go ahead and make your business legal. If you just want to dip your toes and test run Shopify, do it as quickly as you can if you can afford it! The more time you have to learn, the sooner you can make money 🙂

      But if your target market is Malaysians, then you will need to go for SSM registration first because payment gateways will require it.

      Hope this clarifies!

      Best,
      Lu Wee

  16. Hi Lu, love the way you constructed the contents in your article. Your sharing is easy to understand and felt comfortable as reading thru (honestly really not many bloggers can caught my eyes to read whole pages of their blogs). Keep it up your good effort to benefit more readers. Cheers! 🙂

    1. Hi Natallie,

      Aw, thanks for your very kind words. It’s just made my day! I’m happy to know you’ve found the content enjoyable 🙂

      Thank you so much. I’ll continue my efforts to produce more relevant content.

      Best,
      Lu Wee

    1. hey Diana, never said this is the only course or place online you can learn from. There is always a free version for anything. It depends on your personal preference for learning. This course is cheap for me so I didn’t mind paying to get everything in one place and get FB support on the materials. Whether you find this valuable or not depends on yourself. All the best!

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