A Review of DS Domination
DS Domination is a handy dropshipping guide which explains how people can purchase products on Amazon and resell them on eBay via dropshipping. The idea is quite simple – you find something that is listed on Amazon for a relatively low cost, and then list it on eBay for a higher price. When someone purchases the product you will then purchase it on Amazon yourself and have it shipped directly to the person who bought the product from you.
In principle, this is a really simple idea, but there are some pitfalls to consider –firstly, you need to remember that there are Paypal fees to worry about, and that there is always the risk of the price on Amazon changing significantly. In addition, Amazon may block your account if they think that you are using them as a dropshipper rather than using the “deliver to” address for personal things like gifts.
DS Domination explains how to minimise those risks, and how to use the drop shipping system to make money. In addition to that, however, they offer an MLM based promotion system where you can promote the dropshipping system itself, and earn money when people buy the courses.
The commission on the courses is interesting – you can get 50% commission on the first set of people you introduce to the platform, and 25% on anyone they refer – going on for ten levels of referrals. Anyone who is over the age of 18 can sign up for the program and start making money. Unfortunately, those under the age of 18 are not allowed to sell on eBay.
You will need a PayPal account (that is verified) and it helps if your eBay account is established, because this will make people more willing to buy from you, but if you are selling small and relatively low risk items then low feedback will be less of an issue. You should certainly ‘mature’ your eBay account before trying to sell any big-ticket items, though, so that you don’t end up with people ignoring your listings out of fear that you are a scammer, and you don’t end up with eBay locking the account either.
How Does it Work?
DS Domination is a subscription based service – it costs $19.95 to join at the ‘Pro’ level, and there are advanced options ranging from $99 a month to one-time fees of 5249.99 to $499 depending on how seriously you plan on taking the program and whether it will be a full time thing or just a simple way of earning extra income. There is a $9.95 a month fee for affiliates who want to make sales and get paid, and $199 one-off fees for the Market Extreme service.
For that fee, you get access to the training materials, the tools, and more. It will take some study, but you have everything you need to get started with a good promotion system, and you can gradually build up a bank balance that you can reinvest into the business and keep on growing it over time. As with any small business idea, the more you invest in the beginning, the quicker the business will grow – so think about featured listings and marketing to get you started.
What Do You Get?
The product offers a step by step program which consists of several modules. Each one gives you a little bit of information about dropshipping, starting with cheaper, low-risk products and working up to more expensive ones where there is greater profit potential but also greater risk.
As you work through the courses you will get an idea of how you can use Drop Shipping to earn money, and you will build on the knowledge from each chapter, starting with the simplest ways of finding and selling products and building on to more complex, automated and higher profit options along the way.
The Pro Level training includes a good selection of videos and training documents to introduce you to how to run a good business on eBay. If you want more, then the DS Domination Elite package offers more software and a wider selection of wholesale products – so you can sell things from places other than Amazon. The products on those wholesaler websites offer $100 to $200 profit per sale.
If you want to make even more, then DS Domination Unleashed will teach some of the more advanced trading strategies, and gives you access to more tools that will help you to be a successful dropshipper, and make trading at high volumes a lot easier. You will also learn how to earn cashback on some of the products that you are buying, and ways to cut down on the amount of Paypal fees that you face.
The next tier is DS Domination Monopoly, which offers more advice on how to choose the most competitively priced products, and how to understand Amazon’s listing system so that you can use it to your advantage.
Marketing vs Dropshipping
The Dropshipping side of things isn’t the only appeal of the company. Not everyone who uses it is interested in making money from drop shipping – some people are interested in marketing, and some people actually succeed at both.
Becoming an affiliate is easy – there is a monthly fee, but as long as you are paying that fee you will have access to the affiliate marketing system, and you’ll be able to make money from promoting the system. You will learn how to market it, and you’ll get access to a pack of marketing materials, including some high-converting sales pages and some good lead generation tools.
The Downsides of DS Domination
The system has been around for a few years now and it’s still going strong, so it is clear that some people are able to make money from it. The fee structure can be a little offputting. To really have a chance at success you will need to go ‘all in’ eventually – and there is some financial risk.
You will have to pay for the higher tiers of ds domination training packages if you really want to figure out what products are going to convert best and which offer the best profit potential. So, make sure that you’re willing to pay – and then put in the work to make it a success. Don’t expect to just hand over some cash and make good money overnight.
Remember, also, that eBay have their own rules about payments – there’s some risk that eBay might ask PayPal to put a hold on the money in your account, and if that happens you will need to have some funds in reserve to ship the product. If you don’t have this, then you could end up with negative feedback and a bad account.
It’s also important to note that a lot of people who are promoting DS Domination are more interested in the MLM side than the dropshipping side of things. If you’re looking to sign up and be successful with dropshipping, make sure that the people you sign up under are successful dropshippers themselves – this will help to ensure that you have someone who can mentor you and help you to get started in what is quite a difficult business.
The program is entirely delivered online – it consists primarily of video content, but there is a lot to read too, and there are a lot of apps and automation tools. There are also a lot of other websites, databases and lists to sign up for – and some of these will have their own fees; but they are well worth joining. It’s those extra, lesser known, websites where the value really starts to shine through.
DS Domination is not for everyone – it’s not something that will let you sleepwalk to massive profits, but to be fair there’s nothing out there that is really like that. If you really want to be successful, you will need to put in the work, finding wholesalers in niches that you know well, and figuring out how to write compelling listings. If your listings don’t convert, or you don’t set the prices properly, then you won’t make money.
Overall, though, I highly recommend DS Domination for anyone who is interested in becoming their own boss and making a sustainable income online. It is a pragmatic system that will work well if you pick the right products – unlike so many ‘get rich’ schemes with rely on a combination of luck and being ‘early’ to the market.
With DS domination there are so many different niches to choose from, and so many different products to promote that the system can be purchased by a lot of people from all over the world and still work well. You don’t have to worry about competitors eating into your profit margin because one person could be selling sneakers while another is selling memory sticks – it’s all about working with what you know, and with the niches that you enjoy.