Kibo Results and Case Study: My E-com Store

Before I present you with my own earnings, here’s just a quick proof of results achieved from other course participants. These testimonials are 100% real and legit.

IMPORTANT NOTE: KIBO ECLIPSE COURSE HAS ENDED. CHECK ALIDROPSHIP BELOW FOR BUILDING AN E-COMMERCE BUSINESS!

As I mentioned in my Kibo Eclipse review, I already had some knowledge of e-commerce and some experience with establishing a print-on-demand store before I joined Kibo.

However, these first attempts I tried by myself were not successful.

I had an idea to stick with e-commerce and learn more. And somehow the information about the Kibo course overlapped my decision. It was synchronicity I could not overlook. And I considered it to be a good sign, so I was hyped with good energy from the very beginning.

In the beginning of 2021, I decided to take the course, which was at that time called The Kibo Code Quantum. It was the first time I actually took an online course and it was a big step for me. It was a commitment since I invested quite a sum into this venture. So I was kind of pressured to make it worthwhile.

My first steps were dedicated to finding my way around Kibo. Which was not a problem at all. I followed the training modules and everything was explained to me in a manner even a complete noob would understand. I even found some basic information obsolete since I knew about it from my previous experience. However, it was definitely helpful to see it all from a different angle.

There were many useful tips for each of the initial phases of setting up an online eCommerce business. And in the next steps I learned a great deal. That’s when I realized I was not even close to a semi-expert I considered myself to be.

So, this time I was decided to take it right. I followed the Kibo training method step-by-step.

Kibo Eclipse helped me orient myself towards a dropshipping model with more classic products. Also, it is very important to find the products that are available in warehouses in the US (if you are shipping to the US). Nobody wants to wait for over a month for his package to arrive from China anymore.

Another thing when finding the right product is that you can set the price margin high enough. This is your revenue. You don’t want to sell $2 products for $5 and earn $3 per product. This way you need to sell huge loads of stuff to make earnings. You need to sell the product that will cost you $50, and be able to sell it for $90, for example. Or a $100 product, that you can sell for $200. Higher-priced products are also harder to sell, so I decided to keep myself in the $100-$300 price range. Kibo training will help you niche down to specific products which are optimal for dropshipping.

The first thing I did was I found a profitable niche in which I would find myself comfortable in. An additional requirement was that it contained products that were in stock in the US so that I would be able to dropship them to the US market without delays.

I am a knife enthusiast, so I decided to base my niche around knives. It is always a good thing if you build your store around something that is also your interest. This will keep you motivated, you will learn more on the subject, and you will also know what you are talking about on your sales pages.

I researched the knife niche and I saw that there was quite a demand in this. But I had to narrow it down. I did not want to sell just any type of knife. There were many options – camping knives, combat knives, special knives, kitchen knives, etc.

After doing the market research and giving it some thought I decided to go with Damascus steel kitchen knives. With help of the kibo console I found the products (Damascus knives) and domestic suppliers that would provide dropshipping, and I went on from there.

The next step was deciding about the platform for hosting my store. I didn’t want to go with Shopify. Even though it is the easiest and one of the popular ways, my previous experience has shown that in the beginning it simply costs too much. You have to pay for using it every month, and if you want to make it somewhat functional, you have to rent several apps, that will make it competitive. A total cost can easily get up to $200 per month just to keep it running.

Now, the Kibo Eclipse includes its own platform, which is free to use for program participants. I found it to be extremely easy to use and it has all the basic applications needed for an operational and automated e-com site. And I would definitely recommend it for anyone who does not have experience with WordPress.

However, I had previous experience with WordPress, and I had my own hosting. So I decided to set up my store on WordPress and use WooCommerce as one of the popular e-commerce plugins for managing my inventory and sales. Much more work was needed in comparison with using the ready-made Kibo platform, so I has some regrets later on. Just because I made myself lots of unnecessary work. However, I enjoyed the process and I learned much along the way. But for my next project I am going with Kibo. It is just so much easier this way.

After I decided on the niche, the products, and have set up the store, the knowledge I got from the training course provided valuable information that kept me going in the right direction.

Screenshot of my e-commerce website:

I worked on branding first. I called my store ‘Damascus Steel Store’. This way I used the important keywords in this niche, which immediately signal the user about the content of the store.

Making the store and brand visible on the most important social media sites is a must. I just made the profile pages and a few posts on sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and similar. I did not advertise or engage much in these platforms. However, having social media profiles is a crucial key for Google to recognize you as a brand.

The next step was establishing connections with bloggers and influencers that post about knives and cooking. That started bringing me my first sales. This kept me motivated and I wrote some articles for the site. I updated the product descriptions, and in a few months, I was on the first page of Google when people were searching for a few of the most important keywords I targeted.

At first, I covered worldwide shipping, however, because of the long delivery times, I decided to only sell in the US. The revenue became high enough and I had enough orders from US alone to keep me occupied and happy. And in the last months of this year, the sales just boomed.

I know that I should invest more time into improving the content of my store, however, I have to admit I am kind of lazy, and for now, striking around $4000 per month for the last two months is more than I could dream of a year ago. I am more occupied with sales than I am with content. But I will get to update and scale soon.

I definitely would not succeed with my store if there weren’t for the Kibo Code (Kibo Eclipse). I am sure of that. In about 5 months from the start, I got my investment back, and from there on I just kept profiting and the revenue keeps growing.

Now, there’s much more to it than the brief description and basic tips I gave you in my example. So, if you are in for a ride, definitely check the Kibo Eclipse training course.

Below are screenshots of my sales from Stripe and Paypal (the two money processors I use), so you can get a bit more data and see how my sales progressed over time.

Stripe payouts:

Stripe sales:

PayPal sales over time:

And that’s about it. As I say, I managed to use my Kibo training and knowledge in a way to build a profitable business. And with a bit of persistence, it was really not so hard. I believe that anyone can succeed, especially now with Kibo Eclipse, which has extra added features that are extremely helpful, especially in 2022.

Wish you a profitable year, and don’t forget to check the Kibo Eclipse training! 😉

IMPORTANT NOTE: KIBO ECLIPSE COURSE HAS ENDED. CHECK ALIDROPSHIP BELOW FOR BUILDING AN E-COMMERCE BUSINESS!