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I recently seen a instagram ad for free professionally done Shopify accounts. The creator of the ad said that Shopify was actually paying him to make the accounts for people and even provided a link to get started. I clicked on the link and it took me to a website, however it look extremely weird and sketchy. I just want to know if this is true because I’m interested in starting drop shipping. Here’s the link to the website it took me to, there’s a video explaining what is about.

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Shopify Partner
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Hi @JLuna,


You can find someone to make the website for free but you are still going to have a monthly payment, unless you sign up for $1 FREE trial for first three months. What he is creating is a development store which is free for life, so far, unless you choose to make it live and available for business. Still, you have to search more about this since there are a lot of scams going on nowadays. 

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Hi there, @JLuna.

Thanks so much for reaching out with this - I want to reassure you that this website is not in any way affiliated with us here at Shopify - we would never reach out via social media like this. I would advise not clicking on any links sent to you by this person/site. I have reported this site internally to the relevant team, so I really appreciate you flagging this with me.

Now that we have this sorted - I would love to help you out getting started with Shopify! You mentioned you're hoping to start Dropshipping - the good news is you definitely don't need to hire anyone to be able to build your own Shopify Dropshipping store. You can sign up for a free trial with Shopify right here - I also have some great learning resources for you. This course, Getting started with Shopify, covers everything you need to know on how to build a successful store. I also want to share this course: Dropshipping 101. I trust this helps, thank you! 

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