#72: How To Build A Six-Figure Dropshipping Business From Thailand With Johnny FD

How does one build a $10,000+ monthly sales drop-shipping business from Thailand in under six months? Tune in this week to hear how Johnny FD got started. We discuss niche selection, getting your first sale, letting go of life scripts, the power of desperation, and dealing with self-doubt in your entrepreneurial journey.

Topics Discussed:

  • 03:00 – How does one give up everything and move to Thailand?
  • 06:00 – The power of having your back against the wall
  • 08:00 – Base-lining with only $600 in monthly expenses
  • 09:00 – Finding the business model of drop shipping
  • 13:00 – Timeline of building his first store and choosing a niche
  • 19:00 – The #1 tip for getting drop-shipping suppliers on board
  • 23:00 – Dealing with customer service calls being in Thailand
  • 26:00 – What’s keeping customers buying from Wal-Mart or Costco?
  • 28:00 – Pros and cons of Shopify in his experience
  • 31:00 – How to build great business relationships with suppliers
  • 34:00 – Getting the first sale and initial traction with traffic
  • 38:00 – Dealing with self-doubt, financial goals, and outdated life scripts
  • 40:00 – Odd places to make an e-commerce sale


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Episode Length: 41:52


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  1. I had never heard of DropShipping until Friday. I stumbled on a post on the topic on Andrew Youderian’s website. I actually was waiting to receive his book in the mail to further educate myself on the topic. The email I got yesterday of this podcast came at the perfect time.
    12 WEEKS IN THAILAND sounds like a must read and Anton’s program, after watching the first module, looks to be something special. So far so good. Thanks fellas for the inspiring episode.

    1. Johnny’s book is a great read if you’re considering traveling to Thailand. I’ve read it and I really think that if you’re on the fence about booking a ticket it will give you the final push and get you out here!

      I also wanted to quickly say thanks for joining Drop Ship Lifestyle and I’m glad you’re liking it. If you ever have any questions please just ask and I’d be glad to help.

      Good Luck!

        1. I know, too bad. Johnny told me you were just here but I had left and spent one month in Cambodia while you were in town. We seem to run in the same circles though so I’m sure we will meet up in the future.

  2. I’m curious how Johnny handles personalizing several sites. In other words, is there any concern that customers will discredit because of having hands in multiple businesses and building multiple brands.

    1. Hey what’s up Wes, I started with just one niche and it was my sole focus for the first 4 months allowing me to really personalize it. The customers have no idea that I have multiple businesses since they all have separate websites. Once you learn how to build and optimize one, it makes it very easy to replicate and create unique brands.

      Check out my blog http://www.JohnnyFD.com to follow my journey from the start.

  3. Looking forward to this podcast, I joined Anton’s course recently through Johnny’s blog and then doing my own research, I’m loving every part of it and glad I did it.

  4. Really useful podcast. I’m living in Tianjin ( China) and this kind of thing is invaluable as a second income which could possibly develope into something more….

  5. Holy moly I needed this. Highly inspirational and real life. Awoken me from my analysis paralysis.

  6. Really great with the posdcast .. Infact i Sold my car and was in Thai for ecommerce , dropshpping … May be i am 1 year late then the guy who is in podcast 🙂 i would love to talk to him

    1. Hey Gautamaidu, glad you enjoyed the episode! Hit me up anytime on twitter @JohnnyFDK or find me in the Anton Method forums!

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