In November 2016, I decided to abruptly quit my job to pursue a freelance career as a software developer.
Through sheer fate, the day I handed in my resignation I received an email asking if I could begin a contract in January, with the requirement of working solely from home.
Being a developer was never the end game and wanting to remove the risk of having a single income, I began researching additional ways of producing income.
Naturally, I became interested in the Financial Markets.
With the luxury of time & freedom on my side through being able to work from home, I researched various investment vehicles and strategies to trade.
It wasn’t until the day of Brexit I fell in love with Trading.
In a single day, I naively gained around £1500 shorting the UK airline stocks and GBP against the USD.
No sooner than gaining this, in a couple of days I was back to Break Even.
Understanding the power of trading, I wanted to pursue this properly and professionally…ever since then I’ve been on a mission to become a consistently profitable trader.
2019 is the year I achieve just that, as from January 2019 I am tinkering on the verge of consistency and I’ll be documenting a monthly report on this website of my results.
How did I get into Shopify?
I’ve always been interested in E-commerce, coming from a developer background I’ve worked on multiple online retailer websites and exposed to the marketing surrounding those through working in Marketing Agencies.
I originally wanted to develop a branded product, my initial idea was to develop an affordable ‘Gentlemens’ brand. However, the initial capital to start the business was not something I could afford.
Late 2017 I discovered the business model of ‘Dropshipping’.
Initially I tried Dropshipping through eBay, but never really found much success with it as I was not in charge of the marketing.
I began expanding my expertise in digital marketing and paid ads on Social Media.
Leveraging my marketing knowledge, I decided to create a Shopify store and begin marketing the products through Facebook.
I quickly found a small success, as detailed in my Oberlo Article.
My experience with getting off the ground with Shopify & Dropshipping hasn’t come with it’s own shortfalls and failings. I’ve learnt from many, and come across a hell of a lot of fluff and bullshit in the industry around ‘teaching’.
Ecommerce / Dropshipping isn’t easy, nor is it cheap - but it is possible. Be smart & don’t be fooled by the scammers. If it seems to good to be true, it always is.