Making Money with Shopify Dropshipping in Malaysia: My Journey Begins – November 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:

ATTENTION: Get My FREE BONUSES 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.

Once you have bought the course, remember send me an email and claim your bonuses!

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!

Subscribe to my newsletter below:


    • 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!

  1. 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.

    • 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!

      Lu Wee

  2. 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!!

    • 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


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here