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ITEM #1: Sex Toys [5 Points]
WHY: You are NOT allowed to run Facebook ads to advertise it. Sex toys are BANNED.
We get emails from newbies who thought this niche would surely be profitable, and decided to build a store around it. Then when it came to running Facebook ads to their store – their ads got shut down.
And it’s not just sex toys Facebook don’t allow. Categories like Weapons & Ammunition and Surveillance Cameras also aren’t allowed to be advertised on Facebook’s platform.
This isn’t the end of the world though. In fact, a friend of mine sells an item that almost every advertising platform doesn’t allow: e-cigarettes. How? He discovered one ad platform that did: Reddit!
BUT, he only managed to finally do this, after being turned down by many, many others.
For most beginners, you’ll have a far easier time if you stick to niches that are allowed on Facebook, and use that for your traffic source.
ITEM #2: Guitar Mug [15 Points]
WHY: Too expensive
This item’s a regular here on our channel, but only for ONE reason: it’s an example of what a GREAT product should look like.
Think about it: it’s cool, novel, unique, and would have guitar lovers who love coffee clamouring to buy it!
But it’s way too expensive.
On our channel, we’ve talked a lot about selling and advertising low-priced items to attract impulse buys from customers.
The sweet-spot for pricing, is to keep your items at no more than $15. And to do that, you need to aim to find items that cost no more than $5, which INCLUDES the cost of shipping.
So if you did try to sell this $9 guitar mug, you’d have a very small margin to make a profit after advertising and the cost of the actual product itself.
ITEM #3: Hippo Storage Stools [10 Points]
WHY: Too large (so they are not eligible for ePacket shipping)
ePacket, is another one of our “holy grails” we teach on this channel.
In case you don’t know, ePacket is a shipping treaty set up between the US and China to encourage Americans to buy small, low-cost items from China.
The total height, width and length of ePacket packages cannot exceed more than 90cm, with the longest length not exceeding 60cm. And the total weight can’t exceed 2kgs, which is just under 4.5 pounds.
So unfortunately, those adorable hippo storage stools aren’t going to fit inside an ePacket package.
Funnily enough, if you’re familiar with Aliexpress, you might see even BIGGER items that are eligible for ePacket shipping.
Why? Because they’re COLLAPSIBLE.
So you can still sell “big” items through ePacket, as long as those items are collapsible. Which our hippo stools are not.
ITEM #4: ALL West Highland White Terrier Products [15 Points]
WHY: Too niche
The Westie niche doesn’t have a lot of market depth, with only a handful of products that get 50+ orders. You’d want to find way more than this, if you want a greater chance in finding potential winning items to sell.
But there’s another reason too: Ad saturation.
You see, you might have an ad that is super hot, and getting lots of sales. But over time, this ad could become saturated – and “die out.” If this happens, your ad sales will fall off. When this happens, it’s a good idea to pause the ad and try it some months later again.
But when your winning product turns into a dud overnight, your income can drop drastically.
This is what happened to a subscriber of ours. Their winning product made them $10k/month. What did they do? They kicked back and relaxed. After all, they had tonnes of money flowing in.
That was, until their ad stopped converting.
And because they didn’t have a second product to test, their income dropped to zero.
Now he learned his lesson – but sadly, he learned it too late. Don’t make his mistake. Pick a niche with plenty of depth that has potential for multiple winning products.
ITEM #5: Guitar Necklace
WHY: It costs more than $5 if you include ePacket shipping
See, as I mentioned in ITEM #3, you should be aiming to find products that costs $5 or less.
While our product itself costs less than $5, adding its shipping cost to it, $2.35, pushes it way over the $5 mark.
Remember: You need to find items that cost less than $5, INCLUDING SHIPPING.
And that’s the end of the game!