High Ticket Drop Shipping vs Freelancing: Which Online Business Is Best for Beginners?
WHAT IS FREELANCING
Freelancing is a great way to get started if you really don't know much about online business and this is the first business you're doing.
High ticket drop shipping, in my opinion, is much better for many reasons.
What is freelancing and why do people do it in the beginning?
Well, freelancing is a great way to make money right away.
It's essentially providing services to people, usually small business owners, that need things done for their business.
So what kind of services usually are these?
It's the same services that I usually go out and get done for my business.
Things like logo design, banner design, getting videos done, getting content done and things like that.
If you already have skill sets you can use to help business owners with their business, then you can get on a platform like Upwork.com or Freeeup (https://ecommerceparadise.com/freeeup) and actually provide these services for other business owners.
If you don't have any skillsets like this yet, it's definitely great to go and learn those skillsets because those skills can serve you for the rest of your life.
You can provide services to people and maybe even later on, you can make a digital marketing agency out of those services.
WHAT IS HIGH TICKET DROPSHIPPING
Now with that out of the way, let's talk about high ticket drop shipping and why I recommend that business model instead of freelancing.
Dropshipping is a product-based business model, so you're basically marketing and selling products that other suppliers are already creating and all you're doing is providing the customer service and sales for those products.
The supplier actually inventories those products, stores them, warehouses them and ships them to your customers for you. So you don't have to deal with any of the inventory.
All you have to do is create a website and market them online through paid advertising, through organic content, through social media, and you'll get sales and those sales you get to keep the profit difference between the sale price and the wholesale price you get from that supplier.
It's a really simple business model and it's very scalable as well because you don't actually have to create or fulfill the actual products being delivered to the customers.
You just have to do the customer service.
So it's a lot easier to get started because you don't necessarily need certain skill sets to get started.
You can begin one of these businesses from scratch, not really knowing a whole lot about online marketing.
HOW TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL
Now you're not going to be extremely successful unless you sign up for mentorship and coaching and a course so that you have a step by step plan, a step by step plan and a blueprint to follow for success by from somebody who's already done it before and been successful with it many times over.
I created one of the best online courses for dropshipping: the eCommerce Paradise Academy High Ticket Dropshipping Masterclass.
THE REASON BEHIND MY RECOMMENDATION
The main reason why I recommend it more than freelancing is that you don't necessarily need to have tons of experience upfront.
I think that's the main key that people are really looking for: an online business model where you don't necessarily need to be extremely skilled at a certain thing before we get started because it's a higher barrier for entry.
You might need a few hundred dollars to start up your website and marketing platforms and stuff like that and get all the assets created for your business, like your logo and banner and videos and content and then you can launch.
Whereas with freelancing, you've got to gain the skillset first.
The one thing to keep in mind with this business model is you're going to be more of a business owner.
You want to get into the mindset of being a business owner, not just a freelancer solopreneur, so utilizing other people's time and money and resource to build your business is key.
With high ticket drop shipping, it's going to be your key to success in the long run.
I've talked to a lot of successful high ticket drop shipping entrepreneurs, people that have six-figure and seven-figure Shopify stores and sell high ticket products and the number one thing they say is that the more that they are able to utilize other people's resources, time and money and leverage that for the success of their business, the more successful their business has been in the long run.