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Struggling to figure out what your drop servicing website should look like? I feel your pain.
Drop servicing seems to be the hottest new side-hustle on the block, but there’s just one problem…
It’s virtually impossible to find examples of drop servicing websites to use as inspiration.
And how are you supposed to know what works when you have nothing to model?
Well, fear not, my friend.
I’ve done the hard investigation work for you and uncovered five effective drop servicing website examples you can use as inspiration.
Let’s dive in.
Table of Contents
- How to find examples of drop servicing websites
- What’s the best way to build a drop servicing website?
- 5 Effective drop servicing website examples to use as inspiration
- What makes a good drop servicing website?
How to find examples of drop servicing websites
I know you probably won’t believe me, but it’s easier than you’d think to find examples of drop servicing websites. All it takes is a quick Google search using some pretty specific keywords (don’t worry, I’ll talk ya through it).
1. Search for a drop servicing niche
You can do some quick competitor analysis by searching for a popular drop servicing niche. Let’s use “animated sales video” for this example. Type your niche into Google, then click the blue “Settings” button on the bottom right of the Google search bar.
2. Use an advanced Google search for websites in your drop servicing niche
Click the “Advanced search” option on the dropdown menu and you’ll be taken to a page that looks like this:
Here’s what you want to include in your advanced search for drop servicing website examples:
All of These Words: “Ad”
This exact word or phrase: [your niche]
Any of these words: “services OR hire OR agency”
Also, to make sure your results aren’t based on your location, you can filter the region to find only US-based drop servicing sites.
And that’s it! Hit enter for some drop servicing inspiration.
3. Find drop servicing sites in Google Ad results
Because we used the ad filter on our advanced search, you’ll notice more ads in your search results. For once, that’s exactly what we’re looking for.
This is the only time you don’t want to skip the ads!
Drop servicing is relatively new, so most companies rely on using Google Adwords to promote their websites.
Chances are, out of the four or five ads shown at the top of your Google search, at least one of them will be a drop servicing website.
If you haven’t yet checked out my guide on how to start a drop servicing business from scratch, I highly recommend giving that a read before getting started with your website
What’s the best way to build a drop servicing website?
Designing sites like the ones I’m about to show you can be intimidating if it’s your first time.
If you’re not very technically oriented, I recommend using an all-in-one online business platform that basically makes the process dummy-proof.
This is the easiest option, but it’s not the cheapest.
If your budget is tight and you’re technically-oriented (or at least willing to learn), you can also create a full-fledged drop servicing site using WordPress or Shopify.
This is the hosting I’d use if you choose the WordPress route (what I’ve been using for my website for years).
That said, before you go down any website-building rabbit holes, make sure you have an actual viable business. There’s no sense in dropping time and money on a website when you don’t even know if there will be demand for your services.
There are now a handful of drop servicing courses on the market that can help with this—Drop Servicing Blueprint is by far the most comprehensive (see my full Drop Servicing Blueprint review if you’re curious). But if you’re just dipping your toes in the water, here are the best drop servicing courses for people on a budget. The Blueprint is really only worth it if you are 100% sure this is what you want to do.
All this said — if you’re doing this without the guidance of a proven course, I strongly recommend finding your first few clients via your network and word-of-mouth before worrying about building a website.
Alrighty, with that caveat out of the way, let’s get into that inspiration!
5 Effective drop servicing website examples to use as inspiration
Here are five drop servicing website examples you can use as inspiration.
#1) Video Symmetry
A word of warning: when you click on Video Symmetry, you might be bombarded with popups. But, once you escape their marketing, you’ll find a brilliant example of a drop servicing site.
Inspiration to take from Video Symmetry
- Clearly stating which services you provide
- Including your niche in your domain name
- Offer a discount on your lead-capture form
- Include a chatbot and phone number for capturing leads
- Include “trust badges” (i.e., logos of widely trusted companies to give your brand credibility. Tip: Use HARO to contribute to well-known publications.)
- Showcase your services on your homepage so potential clients know what to expect
#2.) Loud Videos
Loud Voices is another drop servicing company that seems to be killing it in the “animated sales video” niche. I love this site.
You get a clear picture of what their animated videos will be like just from looking at their homepage. It’s modern, fun, and colorful—important characteristics for anyone wanting to look attractive in the “animated sales video” niche.
Inspiration to take from Loud Voices
#1.) Great Copywriting
Loud Voices’ service description uses some pretty clever wording.
The word “formula” makes their process seem scientific and trustworthy, while words like “unique” make customers think they won’t get the same results anywhere else.
It’s pretty cool what good copywriting can do, right?
#2.) Offer Your Service as a Package
Loud Videos break down the process of their video-making so the customer has a better idea of what they’re paying for.
Basically, rather than saying “we’ll make you a video”, they’ve said, “We’ll make you a script, storyboard, illustration, voiceover, background music, and animation.”
That makes the service sound a lot more valuable, huh?
Remember, drop servicing isn’t actually as new as it seems, so you will come across some better-established companies like this one.
You can tell Wooshii has been at it for a while, with freelance teams all over the world. They’ve built up such a name for themselves that they don’t have to hide the fact that their outsourcing the work and marking up the price.
And while they may be a huge company, there are still plenty of gold nuggets you can incorporate into your own drop shipping site.
Inspiration to take from Wooshii
#1.) Make a “Creators” Page.
If you take a look at the big guns in drop servicing, you’ll see they all have “creator” or “worker” pages.
You may not be able to add this feature to your site straight away, but once you’ve worked with some freelancers, you could ask to feature them on your website.
If there’s one thing I know about freelancers it’s that they’d never turn down an opportunity to find work!
#2.) Use an Effective Call-To-Action
Wooshii uses an eye-catching call-to-action, offering prospective customers a proposal within 24hrs. There’s no upfront payment or need to make an account; simply tell them what services you need and they’ll send you over a proposal.
That’s a great way to generate leads!
#4.) Freelancer Club
Okay, now Freelancer Club isn’t exactly a drop servicine website, per se. Rather, it’s a marketplace that matches clients with freelancers (and takes a slice of the pie for themselves).
That said, they do have a pretty genius layout that you can incorporate into your website to streamline the onboarding process.
Let’s take a look at that.
Inspiration to Take From Freelancer Club
Streamline your info-gathering process
If you offer a complex service (like a video project), you may have to actually meet with your potential clients and discuss the project before they purchase.
If this is the case, you may quickly find out that not all clients are qualified to work with you (e.g., they’re bargain hunting).
By using a slick questionnaire form like Freelancer Club, you’ll not only pre-qualify your prospects, but you’ll also be prepared for your calls.
If you haven’t already, click over to the Freelancer Club website and go through the questionnaire to see what it looks like.
Obviously, you’ll have to use different questions and will have less service options, but you get the idea.
#5.) Hands Off Publishing
Hands Off Publishing is a literal goldmine of inspiration for drop servicing website inspiration (seriously, poke around their site and you’ll see what I mean).
Before we get into individual tactics, let’s look at their business approach as a whole.
Instead of offering one isolated service, they package everything up into a completely hands-off, white-glove, done-for-you service.
In other words, they don’t just write articles and send them to you. They write the articles, add images, format everything on your website, and publish for you.
If you’re having a hard time finding a way to increase your margins, offering this type of white glove service is an easy way to justify higher prices.
Inspiration to take From Hands Off Publishing
#1.) Contact info super easy to find. Make it as easy as possible for potential clients to contact you.
#2.) One clear value statement as your headline. They make it super clear what problem they solve in their headline.
#3.) An explainer video (and option to read instead). You can order a professional-looking explainer video on Fiverr fairly cheaply. This will give your site an instant credibility lift. It’s also nice that they give you clear instructions to scroll if you prefer to read. Some people just don’t have patience for videos.
#4.) Countdown timer with REAL scarcity. The countdown timer adds a little pressure to the buying decision. The key here is that it is real scarcity. They legitimately only have writers to take on X more articles this month. If you try to use fake scarcity, you’ll just look scammy.
#5.) Excellent copywriting. Scroll through their site and study how they build up the intrinsic value of their services to make the buying decision a no-brainer. They also offer several different pricing tiers and a handy FAQ section—all things that will strengthening your drop servicing website.
What makes a good drop servicing website?
Okay, so your drop servicing business might not be as big as Wooshii or Hands Off Publishing (heck, it might not even exist yet). But, there are certain features that every drop servicer should include on their site.
Tip #1.) Keep it simple
A simple, modern website with an eye-catching call-to-action is all you need to generate leads for your drop servicing business.
As long as you look professional and include a strong offer, you’re good to go!
Again, if you’re tech-challenged and worried about creating a functional site that looks good, you might want to check out an all-in-one site building platform. It has everything you need built right in, so you don’t need to puzzle-piece together a bunch of confusing tools.
Tip #2.) Use your website as a portfolio
If your drop servicing business is in an artistic niche like graphic design or video animation, you should show your customers what to expect from working with you.
Customers will be more likely to buy a logo design from a beautifully designed website than from an outdated one.
Tip #3.) Use trust badges
Something almost all of these drop servicing sites had in common is trust badges.
Now, I’m not asking you to copy some big companies’ logos from Google images and blag them off as a former client. We don’t want any legal issues here, people!
Just create a company account on TrustPilot and ask your first few happy customers to leave a review.
Another way to do this is to sign up for HARO and contribute to various publications.
With these strategies, you’ll be able to add badges from widely trusted brands to give your drop servicing business extra credibility.
It’s the little things that count!
Tip #4.) Offer a package
Rather than advertising a graphic design service, think about breaking down the process in the same way Loud Videos do.
Rather than offering a “logo design service”, you could offer something like this:
- A one-to-one brand design consultation
- Mockups from various designers to find the perfect freelancer for you
- 5 personalised logo variations to use for different types of content and marketing
You’re not putting in any extra work (this is the process graphic designers would usually go through, anyway). It’s simply a sales technique!
Going along with this idea, you can also increase sales by using a three-tiered pricing model—offering a Basic, Value, and Gold package.
The Value package is your mid-priced, go-to package.
The Basic package is your cheap package for those who can’t afford your normal services (that requires minimal work on your part).
The Gold package is your super-expensive luxury package that will make your Value package seem affordable. And who knows, sometimes loaded companies automatically pick the most expensive option!
There you have it, folks!
Five drop servicing businesses to model your website after—Happy site building!
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