Are you wondering how to learn about dropshipping and ecommerce in 2024?
Well, can I say that you won't be wondering after this article anymore; no seriously, you won't!
I will show you exactly how to learn more about dropshipping and ecommerce. The best thing? Most resources will be free! No more "gurus".
1. Put your mindset right
Most people get into this dropshipping and ecommerce space because they got an ad from a so-called "guru.
They believe now that dropshipping equals "easy money" or "getting rich quick" while failing to understand that they are starting a real business.
If that's you, then sorry, but I'm going to burst those dreams for you.
A lot of so-called “gurus” talk about this, but do you know what they all have in common?
They got a course (and most are not even that cheap)!
Maybe you should buy their course and follow them step-by-step to get rich, right?
Here is more information about these “gurus”, and why they are selling courses.
Then what can you do?
First off, you can learn dropshipping for free instead of paying for a paid dropshipping course! More on how to learn dropshipping for free below.
And secondly, let’s change your mindset to the correct mindset that you should have when you want to open a dropshipping store.
Instead of thinking, you will be rich the next day; you will need to start treating your dropshipping store like a real business (which it is)! And you will need to start looking at what your customers want and not what your pockets want.
Put your time and effort into it instead of opening a store in a few hours, importing a few products, and starting advertisements already without trying to be unique at all.
If you do the second one, then that’s the correct recipe for the failure of your dropshipping store.
If you're interested in learning more about being more unique than other dropshipping stores, I suggest reading this article with 11 tips!
Plus, if you're interested in learning more about how to have the correct mindset for dropshipping, then check out these six tips here.
2. Learn how to learn
This might be a weird step for you, but I personally think it's a really important step.
You need to learn how to learn!
The hardest thing is that you will need to learn it all by your self (or maybe you're lucky, and you're doing this with someone you know).
This kind of learning won't be anything like when you were (or are) at school.
There won't be someone waiting with a test or punish you when you don't do your homework.
Yes, that might sound super great, but this also means that there will be challenges, like how to learn. You will need to motivate yourself a lot!
So, how do you learn?
If you're interested now in learning how to learn better, then I got some great resources for you.
Just keep in mind that this step is optional. I just think it's great to learn this because this will mean that you will remember everything better!
Here are my biggest tips for you:
- Just do it! Go start. Seriously. You will need to start in order to make mistakes. And making mistakes will help you to learn! Just look at this great quote:
The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
- Take notes when you're learning! Take some notes when you're learning something new. This way, you're more likely to remember it. (Source) Plus, you will remember it even better if these notes are handwritten! (Source)
- When you're learning, not only take notes but also put it into practice what you learned. For example, if you learned how to create product images using Photoshop, then go ahead and create a product image. This way, you're more likely to remember it! Just take a look at this from InformED:
Putting your learning into practice is important for cementing it in your mind, because practice creates new neural pathways in the brain. Each time you practice a new skill or apply some new piece of information in a practical way, those pathways are strengthened and you’ll be less and less likely to forget what you’ve learned.From InformED
If you want to learn more about learning how to learn, then I suggest taking a look at these resources:
- Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects on Coursera
- Learning How to Learn From Video Courses on Udemy (this one costs money though, but it's interesting to watch and makes you realize how different learning from videos is than traditional learning on a school)
- How to Learn on wikiHow
3. Are you someone that learns better by watching videos?
If you're someone that prefers learning by videos, then this step is for you!
Free dropshipping courses are a great way to learn dropshipping for free.
There is no need to buy an expensive dropshipping course in 2024 because I got two awesome articles for you.
In these articles, I will show you a lot of free courses so you can learn about dropshipping and ecommerce in general for free.
This way, you can spend your money on your dropshipping business instead of learning how to start with dropshipping.
If you want to find out which free courses I selected, then I suggest reading the articles I linked to below:
- The 16 Best Free Ecommerce Courses for Entrepreneurs
- The 17 Best Free Dropshipping Courses | Learn for Free!
4. Are you someone that learns better by listing?
If you're someone that prefers learning by listing, then this one is for you; podcasts!
Look, whether you’re a novice or a seasoned professional, we’re sure there’ll be some valuable nuggets of information to help grow your business.
You can listen to them during your commute, while you are doing the dishes or exercising!
We've collected the ten best ecommerce and marketing podcasts for you! Furthermore, with each podcast, we will give you a notable episode that we suggest you listen to:
5. Are you someone that learns better by reading articles?
If you're someone that prefers learning by reading, then this step is for you!
Of course, you can use both the video, podcasts, and the article learning steps to learn even more about dropshipping and ecommerce.
Just make sure that you're not getting bored!
Reading dropshipping and ecommerce blogs is definitely a great way to learn everything about dropshipping, ecommerce, and a lot more for free in 2024.
I got ten awesome dropshipping and ecommerce blogs for you.
Furthermore, with each blog, I will give you a few articles that I suggest reading from them to kickstart your dropshipping journey! You can find the article below:
Tip: Looking for an all-in-one article about everything you should know about dropshipping? If so, check out our dropshipping guide!
What about this blog called Do Dropshipping?
If you're interested in reading articles to learn more, then I can highly suggest our own blog Do Dropshipping! (This blog)
I will tell you a bit more about me and the blog that you're currently reading.
My name is Richard, and I created Do Dropshipping after I saw so many paid dropshipping courses popping up.
Imagine how many people purchase these courses and imagine how many of them will later find out that their course is useless or that most of the information inside that course is available for free, on the internet.
The goal of Do Dropshipping is to learn everyone about dropshipping… for free!
No more paid courses!
Do Dropshipping gives you access to all the information that you need to start your own dropshipping business today.
If you're interested in learning more on this blog, then you're in luck, because I'll include my recommendations to read next below!
6. Do you want to learn more? Here are my recommendations!
Are you currently dropshipping? Or do you want to start dropshipping?
Awesome! I’ll link to the articles below that I recommend you read next.
This way, you will be fully prepared to take your dropshipping store to the next level in 2024!
I just want to say one thing; my blog doesn’t endorse any paid dropshipping courses. (I hate them, they are the reason I created this blog)
If you’re interested in learning why I think paid dropshipping courses are a waste of money, then you can click here.
Below you will find the articles that I suggest you read next:
- 12 Best Facebook Groups For Dropshippers 2024
- 23 Most Successful Shopify Dropshipping Store Examples
- 18 Things to Know Before Starting a Dropshipping Store
- Shopify Dropshipping: A 20-Step Guide to Starting Your Store
I hope you understand now that you can learn a lot online for free, even about dropshipping and ecommerce.
Please don't believe everything these "gurus" will tell you just to sell you a course.
And don't forget that failures are okay as long as you learn from them! Just please treat your dropshipping store like a real business.
If you got another tip to learn dropshipping for free or if you have any questions regarding dropshipping, then let me know by commenting below or contacting me directly by pressing the “Contact Us” button at the top!
Also, did you know before reading this article that you can learn so much about dropshipping and ecommerce for free online?
Good luck with learning more about dropshipping! You can do it!
Want to learn more about dropshipping?
Ready to move your dropshipping store to the next level? Check out the articles below:
- The 25 Best Dropshipping Websites & Companies for Your Store
- 16 Winning Dropshipping Product Examples | Inspiration for 2024
- How to Find Winning Dropshipping Products (13 Research Methods)
Plus, don’t forget to check out our in-depth guide on how to start dropshipping here!