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NOTABLE! Lex DeVille's - How I Bought a $4k Laser and Started an Engraving Side Hustle for Free (super easy)

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I completely agree there and you are right on the mark with those comments. I just wanted to clarify and I guess that was more pointed at that poster rather than you. I didnt want him to mess up his qualification by thinking it was okay to pursue if he is in that process. Lots of people miss out on mortgages because of this. I have probably lost a good $15k in commissions when I was a mortgage broker because of this. Other than that, you hit the mark and said something he needed to hear.
look Im a little carefull because iv aready burned my self investing in 4k in a amazon product that flopped, yes i took shortcuts and dident spend enough time on researching the market. So I dont want to make the same misstake again.

Anyway I cant use the glowforge payment plan because im in the EU so ill have to save up or wait till i have my morgage in the mean time i will to find a niche where i can sell to.
And then i can use a payed lazer service to make my first products.

Its not that im doing nothing i just dont want to burn all my cash anymore:happy:

Btw i also want to know more about lazer engraving why did you chose a C02 lazer? Whats the diffence between c02 and diode lazer ect. I would like to know more about these things before i start.
Also a college of mine told me you need to be carefull what matierals you use some plastics release vapers that can condence on the lens of the lazer what will massively decrease the life time or you need have it cleaned/replaced ect.
Also good to know what are the maintaince costs are and what you can expect to pay to keep your lazer running ect.
 
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Lex DeVille

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Btw i also want to know more about lazer engraving why did you chose a C02 lazer? Whats the diffence between c02 and diode lazer ect. I would like to know more about these things before i start.
Also a college of mine told me you need to be carefull what matierals you use some plastics release vapers that can condence on the lens of the lazer what will massively decrease the life time or you need have it cleaned/replaced ect.
Also good to know what are the maintaince costs are and what you can expect to pay to keep your lazer running ect.
You can research this on Google. I don't know the difference in all of the different laser types or maintenance costs. I only use Glowforge materials which are designed to work with Glowforge lasers. It doesn't really matter what the maintenance costs are because I don't pay them out of pocket. My customers do.
 

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You can research this on Google. I don't know the difference in all of the different laser types or maintenance costs. I only use Glowforge materials which are designed to work with Glowforge lasers. It doesn't really matter what the maintenance costs are because I don't pay them out of pocket. My customers do.
YouTube and google are your friend. You can find videos and articles on which materials you shouldn’t use. PS. start with the materials Glowforge recmmmends.
 

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YouTube and google are your friend. You can find videos and articles on which materials you shouldn’t use. PS. start with the materials Glowforge recmmmends.
Ironically, this is the exact reason I'm earning referral commissions. People want all their fears and concerns answered before they buy. They want a 100% guarantee they will succeed. So they go to YouTube looking for an authority to put their mind at ease. They watch my videos because I'm the only one doing something, and then they find the link and buy.
 

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Ironically, this is the exact reason I'm earning referral commissions. People want all their fears and concerns answered before they buy. They want a 100% guarantee they will succeed. So they go to YouTube looking for an authority to put their mind at ease. They watch my videos because I'm the only one doing something, and then they find the link and buy.
Good old YouTube.

People go to Amazon to buy stuff.
They go to Google to find stuff (and buy stuff).
They go to YouTube to be entertained, and to learn stuff.

Do you think they're doing the same searches on Google @Lex DeVille ? (Hint, hint.)
 

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This thread came at a good time for me. I started thinking, "What product(s) that I like or have, can I promote the heck out of and get referral income from affiliates?" I have already done this similar to Lex, when I bought a Remarkable Tablet in December 2018. Too bad I didn't read the fine print. I bought it knowing there was a referral program, and you got $100 for each referral. I bought it as well since I thought I could be highly productive with it. I created videos and promoted it, and Viola! I got it free ($600) within 2 months. The too bad part is that the fine print said you can only get what you paid for it, and I am currently in the potential $2500 range 3 months after! Hopefully Glowforge has an unlimited program in the amount you can get. I know a lot of people got a Tesla for close to free using this method as well.

My plan now is to expand my skills with Action using affiilate promotion. It's not something to get rich on, but I plan to 1. Cover the expenses of anything I actually buy and 2. Create enough monthly income by promoting enough products that generate what pays my mortgage and car payments. 3. Continue to add new affilates in my system each month to allow for products that go away, referral programs that go bust or whatever else that happens as a contingency.

The skills part, I am going to use SEO (looking at you @Andy Black) and copywriting @Lex DeVille , among other things. The thing that really motivates me and keeps things clear is that I have done it already. Things that I need to do is find products that have better referrals through the manufacturers (not Amazon Affiliate) and whatever ways I can maximize the sale. I can go all out and create a site, blog, or whatever, but I did it simply with ugly videos compared to Lex's on Glowforge. I'll go MVP and just do it. Let's see how it goes. I'm ready for some quick wins.[/QUOTE]
 
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Always nice to wake up to a $500 deposit I didn't have to work for. No new videos. No new links posted.

Plus there's another one on the way this month. It hasn't finalized yet, so I don't know the amount. But it's coming. Plus I sold about $200 worth of laser engravings so far for May.
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Well this is awesome! I just might do this. I'm sure I could come up with some products that would sell through my niche on YouTube!
 

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Living in a city with high humidity, tropical climate, and expensive electricity costs, this probably isnt the right type of business to run out of my poorly ventilated tiny apartment.

Still, lots of lessons to learn about hustling. kudos!
 

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An ad like this:

After I saw the ad I thought...that's F*cking awesome. Then I thought...I need this. Followed by...how do I get it...and justified with...it will pay for itself!

:D

One other thing I really liked about the laser was it could work as an online or offline business. I could have lots of fun selling online or I could sell really localized stuff and dominate the local market through digital marketing because all the local places are terrible at it.
This is absolutely awesome. I am based in Nigeria for now and i would love to kickstart this, could you recommend the perfect laser printing machine to go for and where best to purchase it ? Thank you.
 

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