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‘’There is no darkness so intense that cannot be overcome by light. My Dream Store became that light of my life’’, says Arjun.

”3 months ago my financial conditions dipped drastically and I was forced to leave the animation course I was pursuing. I was in utter dismay. It was then when My Dream Store, truly a Messiah in disguise walked in into my life.’’ recollected Arjun.

‘’Quitting the animation course wasn’t easy. I was left goalless. The feeling daunted me so bad that on my way back after quitting itself I began searching for ways to earn money online on youtube. That’s when I came across a video on selling at My Dream Store.’’ said Arjun

Arjuns inquisitiveness pushed him to research more. He stumbled upon stories of our best selling campaigners. Their huge earnings strengthened his desire to pursue T-shirt selling at My Dream Store and then began his journey about which he proudly boasts now!

‘’When I started, I had absolutely no knowledge about Facebook advertising. Even after watching numerous videos, I found myself stuck. It seemed like a race, too difficult for me to enter. But I had nothing to lose. I had nothing anyways apart from heavy loans to pay. So trying this was the only option I was left with’’ Arjun said

‘’I took the leap of faith and dived into this completely. I started by browsing through each and every tutorial I found online regarding Facebook advertising. When I gained enough knowledge about the basics, I created my first Facebook page and launched 14 to 15 designs from it. I also spend INR 4000 for advertising those designs but I got zero sales and failed drastically.I lost hope. But the burden of loans on me and my family was way too much for me to give up so soon. If I resorted to a meager job I would need 5 to 6 years to pay off my loan which wasn’t an option at all’’  said Arjun as he recollected those days.

‘’I began introspecting what was going wrong. I realised I was hurrying with launching campaigns rather than concentrating on learning the art of Advertising. I gave up campaigning for a while and spent days learning it. When I got back to campaigning with the required knowledge, Bang on! I had my first success! I could see my baby steps towards my dreams showing results. This was my first income, I was elated. It strengthened my enthusiasm. Sleep and hunger were just two words that rang no bell in my ears for a while. All I was concerned was about new niches and new designs. I remember watching You Tube tutorials even in my dreams ’’ happily chuckled Arjun.

‘’Spending on advertising campaigns was bit of an issue for me initially. But my brother and sister donated their pocket money and helped me in every small way they could. Thats where I gathered my initial investment from. Once I started getting payouts I began investing that amount on advertising.Now I am finally in a position to say that I am earning well enough and all my hard work has paid off’’ proudly states Arjun.

‘’My Dream Store has totally changed my life. The MDS team treats us just like family members. It’s a pleasure working with their team. Now that I have begun my journey I am confident of achieving a lot more in the coming months and I am sure I will be able to repay my loan very soon.

All I want suggest to the other campaigners is that if a student like me can turn into an entrepreneur within months then anyone can. My aim now is to to convert this six digit income into an eight digit income‘’ concluded Arjun.

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Eight months back a gentleman named Gagan came to the MDS team, seeking help like any other beginner to start campaigning at My Dream Store. Little had he known what was awaiting him eight months down the line.

The monotony of a regular job inspired Gagan to search for online business options in India. “I always wanted to look for an alternative source of income. My pursuit brought me to My Dream Store. Initially, I did not take it seriously and forgot about it. After four months, fortunately, I read some blogs regarding how people are making a lot of money through My Dream Store and that’s what changed my life” recollects Gagan.

Old days of struggle:

Gagan’s journey with My Dream Store has been no less than a wonder journey. ‘’When I started with MDS I had no idea about designing, Facebook Ads or marketing in general. To gather the required knowledge I started working after my office hours till 2 – 3  AM looking through as many online tutorials as I can. Today I can proudly say it was worth it ‘’ says Gagan.

Although Gagan currently earns handsome profits at My Dream Store, the beginning wasn’t easy. Gagan’s first 15 campaigns were a straight failure but that didn’t demotivate him. ”My first success came at the cost of 15 unsuccessful campaigns but that was totally worth it given the learning I had. Also, I would really like to thank the My Dream Store team who have played a significant role in my success since day 1. I wouldn’t have succeeded without their support and guidance’’ states Gagan.

Gagan feels that the credit for his successful journey should be equally given to his wife and parents who have always supported and motivated him. “I also genuinely want to appreciate the efforts of the My Dream Store team who are doing a brilliant job in serving the campaigners. Even the Co-founders are easily accessible and very down to earth.’’ added Gagan.

Gagan now dedicates around 2 to 3 hours a day on his campaigns and plans to make it his full-time job in future. “My Dream Store has helped me eliminate my worries about future as I have some good extra income pouring in from my campaigns. I am now just waiting for those days where I can just sit at home and feed on my campaigns” chuckles Gagan.

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‘’Do it with passion or don’t do it at all’’ is what Jigar has to say to all!

Jigar and his wife Ami decided to pursue a career on My Dream Store 11 months back. Little had they known that there was magic in store.

Let’s head back to 2014 where it all started. ‘’I remember ordering hoodies for my college batch from Esparsha (Name prior to My Dream Store). I am well acquainted with Karthik since then ’’ recollects Jigar.

Jigar began with monetising on the several humour and entertainment pages that he owns. ‘’Éach of my page had traffic ranging from 3 Lakhs to 7 Lakhs. I started using these pages to sell traffic by posting links from websites like ‘’NextSoup’’ and ‘’The StoryPedia’’ and began earning’’ says Jigar.

As the saying goes ‘’Networking is an essential part of building wealth’’, that’s exactly what clicked here too! In 2015, Karthik (CEO of My Dream Store) mentioned about My Dream Store to Jigar, who by then began working in an MNC. ‘’I started with campaigns on humour niche and posted them on my pages but nothing clicked! I had been working with Facebook pages since 2010 hence I believed that organic reach would easily get me sales.But I was wrong!’’ states Jigar.

Jigar got introduced to Facebook Ads in 2016. He then discovered its potential and resorted to Youtube and several blogs for seeking help.On digging deeper into Facebook Ads he gained a grip on how this works. ‘’I decided to start with a broader niche and picked ‘’Birthdays’’ as my first. I struggled a lot! Cost of conversion was always higher than my profits. I failed in targeting April birthdays. I did not give up. In May, I did several experiments costing huge amounts. but I got the best ad sets possible.I sold 3000 tees on June birthdays in just 17 days and recovered all the losses of my previous campaigns’’ laughs Jigar. This was Jigars breakthrough!

In the upcoming months Jigar dived into the game completely! Be it Relationships,Professions, Hobbies , Fan arts etc..he tried them all and achieved enormous success in each and every niche.

This is how his dashboard looks like!

Out of the total number of tees he sold,10000 were just from birthday niche!

‘’In this entire journey My wife has given me immense support throughout. As I am a part-time campaigner, It becomes tough for me to manage the campaigns alone everyday. But my wife keeps track of all my campaigns daily. Without her support this wouldn’t be possible. Now, I work in MDS for 1 and half hour in the morning and 3 hrs after my office. My wife has started launching her own campaigns recently as well.’’

  Jigar’s and Ami’s part-time income from My Dream Store is now helping them travel places. They have shared few of their travel moments with us. Their commitment and passion towards campaigning makes us feel immensely satisfied to have build this platform and change  people’s lives in such a way!

For Hiral, a Software Engineer hailing from Rajkot life was going well and secure. But she also felt bored of the routine and started contemplating whether to follow her passion of starting an online business. Amidst the deep thought, there came the gut feeling to take the road not taken, although mindful of the fact that it is not going to be easy! Then suddenly comes the family pressure to get married. Is it the end of the light or did she overcome the beliefs and pursue her dreams. Let us hear from her own words!

“You’re a girl, shaadi karni hein, nahi tho achhca ladka nahi milega” the voices around me said. “Well, like a lot of Indian girls in their 20s, I had to agree to it despite my otherwise plans”

Taking the road not taken

Like people say, few things happen as a blessing in disguise, marriage happened the same way to me. It was during one such day when my husband and I were working on developing an app, I happened to look at an ad about MyDreamStore and the idea of selling tees online. That struck me a chord then and there itself, the idea of selling customised tees without having to worry about upfront costs, inventory and delivery. I started to explore the idea immediately, thereby paving way to my entrepreneurial endeavour.

What Next?

Having embarked upon the entrepreneurial journey, next step is to master how to start selling online. Being completely new to Digital Marketing, I started learning Facebook Ads through MyDreamStore University, followed by watching videos on creating and testing designs, finding the right niche, etc.

My initial campaigns were failures but I didn’t give up! I kept experimenting with new niches, new designs with the hope to bear a fruit one day. Then came the Fathers Day for which I created my first successful campaign. I felt triumphant and it has been a beautiful journey thereafter, a roller coaster ride, filled with both fun and learning, says Hiral exuding confidence.

Breaking the Stereotypes

Hiral’s willingness to bring her dream to life, her audacity to venture into online space without prior experience, stands her out from us. This is how her sales dashboard looks now!

Her advice to all the campaigners out there,” There is nothing like silver bullet here. So Test, Test and Test. Test Fast & Fail Fast. Find out what works best for you.

“Nothing could be better for a women entrepreneur of today to find a space where she can work as per her convenience. My Dream Store gave me just that opportunity. Being at home, I am now able to run my business and also pursue my hobby of art and craft. I spend my time selling merchandise, making my own creations & develop mobile apps along with my husband.  I am happy, contended and self-reliant. Just couldn’t ask for more!

‘’Behind every successful Woman is herself’’

Life takes a U-turn for all and so did hers – meet Jaishri a professor turned tshirt entrepreneur. Having worked as an electronics professor, Jaishri had promising career aspirations. Marriage took her to Norway, where she fell out of work.

‘’Given my competence, I just couldn’t settle with this unproductive me. The only means where I could access all opportunities despite my geographical restraint was the Internet’’ says Jaishri.  She began exploring opportunities for earning online and discovered the concept of T-shirt selling. ‘’The whole concept of creating and selling your own merchandise fascinated me! I liked the whole idea of being able to sell sitting at home without any hassles’’.

The world of T-shirt selling was completely unfamiliar given her earlier experiences and she took that as a challenge! She then began her minute steps starting with learning photoshop and illustrator design tools which she knew were a must. After getting proficient in designing, she tried selling her artworks as t shirts on freecultr, paintcollar and other sites that pay commission on per sale basis. The results were not so encouraging “I had to sit back and wait for someone to buy the products with my design. One day, I came across My Dream Store and I found their concept of ‘Create & Sell’ interesting”

Being a beginner, she thought designing was all that she needed to excel in this business. But when no sales happened from her first campaign, she realized she was still miles away from her goal. ‘’My design skills weren’t enough. From my interactions with My Dream Store team, I understood that I need to make unique, niche specific designs and have good facebook marketing skills to get success. I knew it would be tough as a beginner but I was excited. It was the real challenge’’.

Steadily Jaishri gained her expertise in Marketing and then there was no looking back! The deadly combination of a designer and a marketer is all what was required and now, she was one herself! From then on there was no looking back!

Within no time she was bang on and her dashboard looks something like this

You just need one breakthrough design to crack a niche and get soaring numbers. Her’s was this! They sold like hot cakes!!

‘’Once you get going there is no looking back. Your numbers just need to get better with days. That’s my only Focus’’ smiles Jaishri.

Jaishri now enjoys her economic independence and loves what she does. Staying away from her motherland didn’t kill her entrepreneurial dreams. Her everlasting desire to establish herself and the will to succeed has overpowered this geographical constraint. She is indeed an inspiration for thousands of campaigners on My Dream Store and for us to keep going on.

‘’You always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it’’

After completing his Engineering degree in 2013, Dinesh was sure that he didn’t want to work for any organisation and just be another person in the rat race. “I cannot imagine myself doing a typical 9 to 6 job, I like being my own boss and doing things my way” says Dinesh.


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His urge to be his own master introduced him to the digital space and the scope of internet business would be just as perfect for him but where to start from? He was lost in the vast online space!

Blogs and Youtube videos were the only source of learning for Dinesh. ‘’The more I read about online money making, the more I heard about Google Adsense. Its success stories inspired me hence decided to start with that. I felt it would be safer to start with something tried and tested‘’ recalls Dinesh.

As easy as the success stories read, the reality turned to be way harder for Dinesh to fetch success. “It was difficult to earn even $100 in one month. The max I could do is earning $100 in 2 months which was definitely not enough to earn a living! I tried my hands on it for 2 full years and then finally gave up in 2015!” says Dinesh.

On digging deeper, he came across how to make money through Tee-shirt selling at Teespring! Now, that required an additional skill of designing which was new to him. But as the saying goes “If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you”, Dinesh worked even harder to prepare himself for this challenge! Within no time, designing was at his fingertips. “Even though I perfected my designing, Facebook Ads were something I was nil at. I couldn’t earn as much as I expected and lost 10k straight in my first attempt” states Dinesh

In the Meanwhile, he happened to know about My Dream Store, “I thought if I have come this long why not give it a last shot. I then spent an entire month gathering the required knowledge on Facebook Ads and began preparing to kick start again. That’s when I tasted my first Success ’’ smiles Dinesh.

Dinesh Started with “Army” Niche campaigns and sold 90 T-shirts in 1 Week! That counted to an ROI of almost 600%!!! “I was very happy and at that moment, I finally decided that My Dream Store would be my primary source of income’’ remembers Dinesh.

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Dinesh attained yet another milestone when he started his very own office from his My Dream Store earnings.  Only in October 2016, Dinesh received more than a lakh in a single payout. “Currently 75% of my income is from My Dream Store. If I would have opted for any routine job I am sure I wouldn’t be earning these numbers anytime soon

Dinesh started with a mere INR 3000, borrowed from his brother. Now he is a proud owner of INR 7 lakh in profits earned over last one year from My Dream Store. “Even though I didn’t work for 4 months due to personal reasons I was able to earn this handsome amount. I proudly say that MDS changed my life economically and socially. My next target is to hit the 1Cr mark and I am dedicatedly working towards it”.

By selling products on My Dream Store, Dinesh has not only attained the financial freedom but he became his own boss! If you are inspired by Dinesh’s story and want to sell awesome products like tshirts hoodies online without any costs, start campaigning on My Dream Store.

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Back in December 2015, Mubaid Syed, Founder and CEO of a well known e-commerce company was going through tough times financially in his startup. He was desperately seeking investors, looking for funds to take his startup to the next level and keep his startup dreams alive. “I waited. I waited hoping for a positive response from any of the angel investors. The talks have been going on for months. I started to get frustrated as most of my time was going in making excels, meetings, presentations and very less on growing the business” recollects Mubaid.

After lot of chasing, refusals from investors, the time had come to end for his 3 year entrepreneurial journey. “I couldn’t move or talk, tears in my eyes, I fell on the bed thinking it’s over. I am done. I am done running after investors. I am done with this startup thing. Did I fail everyone? My parents, friends, myself?” questioned his inner self. He didn’t have any money left. With his Education loan, Personal loan, Company loan all piled up he had no other option but to look for jobs elsewhere.

“I opened my laptop and typed on Google – Job Resume Templates. While it loads, I opened Facebook and casually went through my news feed and something caught my eye.” An ad from My Dream Store that read – “Create & Sell T Shirts without any Inventory”…

……and the Rest is History.

Fast forward to September 2016, 8 months later, these are the profits he made from My Dream Store. And funnily, it’s almost the equal amount he was seeking from investors just 8 months back.

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Mubaid’s Sales Dashboard as of September 2016, just 8 months with MyDreamStore

 

Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step..

Mubaid’s first ever campaign on MyDreamStore was targeted towards doctors, that read “Trust me I am a Doctor”. Starting with just Rs 250/- per day, he applied everything he learned about marketing, Facebook Ads. Scared to spend more money in ads, he always kept the budget as low as possible. Luckily, he started getting good sales.

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Mubaid’s first campaign on My Dream Store

 

Going forwards, he tweaked the design and launched similar ads for Engineers, Accountants, Architects, Lawyers and every single profession he could think of. “Do you know what I did next? I went to Google typed, list of professions in India”

And for next few months, he started launching campaigns for every single profession he could find. Just changing the profession name and applying what is working. The snowball effect started. From 5 sales per day to 100 sales per day in couple of months.

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Dashboard showing Sales related Profession design

 

“The sales for early designs started to dip, so I decided to look for fresh ideas. I created new designs for hobbies like photography, travel, gym etc.” And he always kept looking for new ideas, new niches on which he can make a design for.

“It’s not a Get Rich Quick scheme. It takes a lot of hard work. In early days, I went completely mad. I didn’t leave my room for days. Everyday, I would spend 3-4 hours learning about Facebook Ads, marketing, targeting etc. Learn as much as possible. There is no substitute for it” he added.

Now, Mubaid is an accomplished full time campaigner earning money by selling t-shirts, hoodies, mobile cases, posters and many awesome products on My Dream Store. Mubaid spends his free time sketching and he is an avid gamer too. He said he got his long dreamt gadget XBox with the help of profits made from My Dream Store.

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Mubaid’s hobbies include Gaming, Painting and Sketching

 

With the financial freedom he attained he was able to clear his credit card bills and some part of personal loan, education loan (the beautiful gift of MBA as per him) and is happily married.

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My Dream Store founders Satish and Karthik at Mubaid’s wedding ceremony

 

“I am so glad I did not give up when I was at the lowest point of my life. When you are at your lowest point, you are open to your greatest change. If I had taken up job that day, I wouldn’t be sharing my experiences with you! Work Hard, Believe in Yourself and Never Give up. I would love to help anyone looking for guidance.” he concluded.

Mubaid also runs an online marketing blog T-Shirt Profit Academy where he aims at educating the fellow campaigners with tutorials and case studies on Facebook Ads, Online Marketing and other tips to make money online.   

For Monish, it all started in 2013 — the longing idea to build something, the thirst to do more and the urge to make it big. After completing his graduation, Monish joined as a Customer Service representative in a reputed Contact Services firm. He later went on to do MBA from Liverpool John Moores University following which he joined the Business Development team of a startup based in Hyderabad. As the days passed he felt monotony in working and called it a day to start something of his own — FrenchBob an online gifting platform was born!

The initial days were extremely challenging as the market was not ready for their idea. Things became shaky; days were getting worse, running the company was getting difficult as the funds started drying up.

And it was during these tough times, he met Karthik, CEO of MyDreamStore in one of the startup events. He elaborated the entire situation for which Karthik responded “Monish you can start selling today itself, you make money without any costs and keep your startup dreams alive with those funds”. Impressed by the idea of selling t-shirts online without any inventory or costs Monish kick-started his journey on My Dream Store!

No Looking Back Thereafter

“Like people rightly say, ‘there will be a turning point in everyone’s life’ probably taking the decision to start selling on MDS at the right time was a turning point in my life too. I still remember my first campaign, 16–18 hrs of intensive research every day, trying to find the target audience, the right niche, experimenting with face book ads, learning something new every single day was a whole new experience in itself. And here I am now, earning a handsome amount through selling online on MyDreamStore”, recollects Monish beaming with pride.

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Monish’s sales as of December 2016, 8 months through his journey with MyDreamStore.

 

Although it was tough in the beginning, all the hard work started paying off. With each passing day I was enjoying the journey more than struggling for success. With things starting to fall in place, it paved way to the other best times of my life.

Monish is happily married, an ardent Liverpool Fan and a travel bug. “I was also able to unleash my inner self, bring out my wanderlust with the money that I’m earning here at My Dream Store” says Monish brimming with Joy.

We’ve all been there! The late-night chit chats with friends exchanging ideas, lamenting about the heavily-burden work life, wanting to build something, make a difference. Well, it was the same for Monish as well, but what made him standout is his self-belief, hard work and the determination to put ideas into execution.

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Monish is all set to share his inputs on Audience Research and Targeting of Facebook Ads through a webinar exclusively for our campaigners.

Join us for the webinar on 24th Dec 2016, Saturday at 11 AM to pick his brain on the same.

Register here “https://mydreamstore.in/webinar