Slowly figuring it out
Read Millionaire Fastlane
- Sep 29, 2015
Hello, been on the forums since i turned 25 last October ...it is now Tuesday, March 8th 2016
I have been reading and thinking about doing this and doing that but my excuse was that i wanted to wait until we finished building my house so i would have room for inventory. So i have a bunch of ideas in my head. Well we closed on it last month and moved in. I took a trip to the Bahama's to finally propose to my girlfriend of several years(valentines proposal lol). On the trip I found something that is sold in the states but not this "edition" so i bought a bunch of it.(dirt cheap) I told a few people about it and everyone was trying to buy them in person but I just wrote their name down.
I started reading and thinking of which ecomm platform to start building my site on and 2 weeks later I started to think to myself, damn im wasting a lot of time thinking!!!! I need execution!!!! I haven't made any money on anything...I was actually reaching out to other people and helping them out, teaching them what i learned and they were doubling on sales!..
I still haven't figured out what site to host my personal ecomm site on, im thinking shopify ,but i do have a list of people that want to buy at $100+ per item so i figured lets start making money.......
So last weekend I posted the item on Amazon. Woke up Monday and someone had purchased 2 for $204..it only took 20 mins to post it.. ...wow that was easy...Then i called two people from the list, bam another $204..they picked it up from me at work ...then by the time i got home i sold another on amazon. Total of $518 in one day and i only did a couple of hours of work.
So of course as i said i stumbled on this product so i wasn't really planning on going into business with it because i don't have to much of it ,but i could easily pick up some more on my next trip which will probably be Cozumel or somewhere around there.
I spent countless hours going through Alibaba and aliexpress looking for products to sell and decided to go with something i know very well and in fact use it at my job everyday. I was ordering a bulk order but decided to cancel it and order a bunch of samples from different places so i could test it out before i actually try to brand and sell it online. This market is very saturated ,but i think i may have a strong point in ways to sell and market it..along with up-sales..(read my AMA thread in my sig and you will understand). So i have ordered a few samples of 5 products with a couple of bulk orders that i could upsale last week.
While waiting on those i will start 6 Instagram pages, different niches that i could advertise to and hopefully convert to future sales...this week i will also try affiliate marketing out and see how well i do....im a web developer at my slow lane job and really think that would help out because i have a lot of freetime here...
Not to sure what im doing but at least im doing something instead of just thinking and talking about it!...
I will try to post progress updates and respond to questions as soon as possible. Feel free to offer any advice you have also
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