How old is your son?
MJ, you've created a monster here!
All the effort I've been putting in to rebranding imported products for sale here has prompted some family discussion. My son is now infected with this concept and has taken the bull by the horns.
A couple days ago he received his first shipment of the product he selected. It came with minimal packaging, no labels or instructions, nothing. He went to http:/cheap-upc-barcode.com/ (thanks Vigilante!), got his 10 UPC numbers, went to Staples and got cardboard bag toppers, and is now using the free Avery tool to make labels to stick on the toppers. It will include his brand, the product name, his own UPC symbol, and I don't know what else. I'm looking forward to getting home tonight to check it out.
He's got a few other products identified that he will bring in, rebrand, and sell.
He's got his FBA store set up and will send his product to Amazon in the next couple days. Much fun at the Mail household! I still haven't convinced him to join the forum. I don't think he's even visited, other than to read some posts from a few threads I steered him to. I'm still working on it - I really hope he joins up. You guys'll like him.
If you get the opportunity to work alongside a family member (not partner with them) who shares the passion, I recommend it. This is proving to be a metric buttload of fun!
How old is your son?
He just turned 25.
Thanks! When he started looking into it, I was immediately reminded of your daughter bringing in her own line.
How different things would be if I had this kind of opportunity when I was 25. I'm happy to have this kind of opportunity now though, and I'm really excited to see the next generation directly acting on it.
This is awesome, I'm 21 and I wish I had a family member to share the same Fastlane perspective!
Odd timing. I was thinking about doing something like this with my son just this morning.
I can't think of a better skillset for your kids to learn as young adults. This is a lifetime of self-sufficiency.
Young gun 19 year old here - I'd add that having parental figures in your life that support fast lane mentalities is probably one of the most privileged factors an aspiring entrepreneur could be blessed to have.
My dad has pushed me since a young age to be a "producer". In contrast to my girlfriend who's parents have preached and lived and died by the slow lane dogma, my life is 100x more calm and consequently, I find my endeavors free to flourish without negative external influences.
I wanna make sure my kids learn just the same I did growing up. In a world where 9-5 is the standard be all end all, it's really refreshing to have people sharing fast lane ideas and lifestyles.
Would have loved a family with a fastlane mindset... happily i am still young and find out about the fastlane anyways.
Amail it's kinda funny... my situation is like the opposite of yours! I am actually dragging my mom onto the fastlane! It's really awesome, she was in a slowlane mindset her entire life but i told her about TMF and the forum and it all made sense to her which is something that isn't self-evident for a person that life most of there live in the slowlane. She is always talking to me about business ideas and businesses she heart about that are interesting to her.
We are on our way and it's really nice to have someone around you who understands the way you look at things and even support you.
I wish both of us the best on our ways!
Not yet, no! You can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think. Or something like that.
It must be very satisfying to share the winners mindset with another family member and be involved in a business venture together.
Im currently trying to "convert" a few family members into working with me on a business venture....
But its hard if the initial passion isnt there in the first place. Its almost impossible to force someone to see your point of view.
"You get the best effort from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within."
I hope it goes brilliantly for your son....and you of course!
Thanks Brian. I'd suggest not trying to get a family member to go in on something with you. That's too much like a partnership, and that's lion country. Do your own thing. Let your success persuade them to pursue something outside their comfort zone. Show them the way, but don't push them.
And I hope it goes brilliantly for us too - it sure has been a new and rewarding dynamic in our relationship!
Had the craziest conversation with my son this morning that made me think of this thread. He was telling me why my previous eBay ventures were no good and I need to get something with more profit. He was partially correct, so I explained why my new ventures will be better. He is eleven.
I have been trying to get him interested in mobile apps like Mike39. I told him about Mike and will have him read Mike's thread soon. He wants to have something like Minecraft so he can be a millionaire within one year of release!
Did your son understand what was wrong with your previous eBay ventures, or was it just a general sense that it didn't work out?
My 7-year-old has asked me twice how to create a website to sell her stuffed animals and other toys that she does not need anymore because she has grown up.
Dear fastlaners, pretty soon I am expecting a few of you will be buying a stuffed bear or a doll from me. I will send you the link soon.
Oh the low price we pay to give our kids real education!
P.S. Great thread.
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Boring and steady makes you money. Do not get distracted by shiny objects.
Shoot, tell her to build the site and charge a commission for selling extra toys I have sitting around!
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