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Chpt.2 SUCCESS STORY: JOURNEY TO MY 100K+ (PROFIT) A YEAR BUSINESS

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  1. eBayStealths

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    I just wanted to say thank you again for reading about my success, and Chapter 2 of my story. Like I?ve stated before, I am not sharing this story so that I can sell you something, but rather help you understand that creating a 100k+ business took time, and when you hear about these stories you just see people ?SAYING? that they make a ?killing? without really having them share there story! I am also in the process of writing a eBook on some of the ?Not so much Secrets?, but methods that I did that seemed pretty obvious when I tell them, but most people don?t put them into play. However I will sell that item, but it will be at a later time because I?m trying to put a lot of USEFUL information in it. I know that some parts seem like they don?t matter as I begin to tell my story, but like I?ve stated before I rather tell you then forget something that might actually mean something to someone. This is my story on how I became successful. I don?t have to worry about becoming fired, or even someone beating me for that promotion. I make my own rules on what I do during the day. As I sit and type this I?m making money, and I would have never DREAMED I would be at this level at 23 years old. So let me stop rambling and being where I left off?(by the way if you haven?t read Chapter 2, just scroll through the threads, and you?ll find it, thanks)

    Chapter 2

    ?my account had been limited! I was doing so well with selling my products, and chargers. I was making decent profit ($50-120), and I was trying to scale up. So you could imagine how I would have felt when I looked at my computer Sat. morning to see the sales I had made, and they freaking limited me. I think I actually broke down a little bit, and got depressed for a short amount of time. Although that didn?t last long, and after about 2-3 day?s I picked myself back up, and started doing my homework on how to get back on. Reading the rules of eBay I knew that there was no way that I was going to be able to get back on, well at least with my information. I thought long and hard about what was possible, and of course the common things that I?m sure everyone has thought about when there account first went bye-bye. My parents? Maybe my Grandmother? Maybe my friends, or just a good friend? These were the thoughts that ran through my head as I thought about selling on eBay, and ?who?s? name or account I could use to get back to it. I had a problem with that though. I didn?t want to drag them along for the ride, and maybe burn and crash if the account were to go down again, because it had gone down so easily before. There had to be a way, so I started searching Google, and actually came across a blog on yahoo of a person who had the same thing happen to him. I had found something!

    When reading his blog I figured out that this person had been banned from eBay, and not just limited for whatever reason he thought, but the point being is he didn?t let it stop him. He talked about creating stealth accounts, which I would soon figure out was accounts with information on it that didn?t match yours. The concept was simple, and actually had me thinking hard about it. I went to work, and started finding all the information I could to build one of these ?stealth? accounts. After a week of fooling around, I was finally able to build my very first stealth account. It was perfect!! I honestly felt whole again, even though I hadn?t any feedback, or really anything yet to sell. It didn?t matter. I remember finishing up this account late at night, so instead of listing I just went to sleep without listing. I had earlier that it was best to browse on the account, and really act as if you were a new person on it. So I did just that while I was at school. YES YES, I know that is bad, but honestly High School was really boring to me, and it wasn?t challenging, at least to me. Not saying that I?m super smart, but maybe I just had easy classes, but who knows! I didn?t care about school at the time, and I honestly had a different way of thinking then everyone else anyway. I wanted to be a BOSS, and at a early age I knew that the only way to do this was to start bringing in a income like I had once been doing with my personal account.

    So as soon as I got home I listed my flip phone charger. I set the price pretty high to. Higher then I had sold them at school, and online. I can?t remember the exact price, but I want to say close to $30. My reason for doing this was because of my selling limits. I knew that my limit was only 10 per month on this NEW account, and it was better in my head to sell at a higher price, then more at a time for the time being. I mean come on, I had 4 weeks to sell 10 which was my limit. BAM, 2 days later the item sold. Now I know that most of you might think that it took a long time, or you would have sold more, but honestly please remember that this was a new account, and not what I was aiming for. I was just excited that I had was making money again. Later that week I listen 1 by 1. I never listed 2+ at a time, and I think that was the right thing to do at the time. Finally I had sold to my LIMIT 10, and of course I was a happy, and upset at the same time. So it got me thinking, what if I made another stealth account. Now I understand that most people use multiple account?s to sell on, but I have never heard of anyone doing that at the time, so for me it was like I was figuring something out by myself, that no one was doing (even though many were). So I went to work building the account, and then BAM, got it all done and set up. My selling limit was 10 again, but I was super exited, I could now sell 20 items, a month with selling Limits!

    I placed another order with my CHINA WHOLESALER (at the time I bought from only china), and bought about 50 more chargers, and even but a new order on for a Huge Name Brand Item that was a CASE for mine, and different phones. There were 5 different styles, and because I did some research but never had sold the item, I only bought 10. I COULDN?T believe that they had NAME BRAND ITEMS for that CHEAP $$$. Remember I was young, and at the time pretty ignorant to the fact that they might not have been so legit. The money blinded me, and the fact that I was becoming what I thought at the time was successful. I mean every time I got home from school, I had to go Straight to my job, which was McDonalds. I was really embarrassed to tell any of my friends, or even my GF at the time where I worked. Luckily for me I worked a little ways away, and was at a McDonalds that none of my friends went to. I however with time came clean, and even though they supported me for my part time Job, I didn?t support myself. I couldn?t support myself at that wage, even when being promoted to manager. So anyway I waited for my items to come in while selling the 6 chargers I had left on my New 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] account for that month. I waited a LONG 3 weeks for the items to come, and at the mean time sold a few shirts of mine I didn?t wear around the house on the accounts.

    Finally my package was here!!!! I was super stoked, and opened everything up to find that of my items were damaged, but at the time I didn?t care. I got them dirt cheap, and was hungry to sell on my 2 eBay accounts. After I got the package I logged back into my eBay account to find that 1 of my accounts had a Good Feedback on it, and the other was still 0. It kind made me a little mad they weren?t leaving feedback, because I read about how important it was to get Good Feedback, to help your business keep up float. I would later design, and use a few methods that would allow me to not only Limit the Neg. Feedback I get, but complete do away with it for good by 99%. No joke! Anyway there I was with a grin on my face as I listen 3 chargers on the account that had 1 feedback, and then the Name Brand Case for my phone, sealed and in the box. That night I finish my homework and went to sleep, and set my alarm to wake up earlier so that I could check on my items. After all I had a business to take care of right? WRONG. The following morning I wake up to find not only have they TAKEN THE ITEMS DOWN completely, but that they have actually BANNED BOTH ACCOUNTS. I was like NOOO. I couldn?t understand what was happening, and it was the first time with my encounter of VERO (the enemy of sellers). That day at school I remember it being the worst. The events that took place actually made me sick, and I would later spend almost 2 hours in the locker room bathroom puking, and later going home. This event in my life meant SO MUCH to me that it actually made me SICK for days! I would also learn the following day that my money was Stuck in PayPal because it was LIMITED! Didn?t even know that PayPal accounts could get limited?A few days later I was F*** THIS. I did more research, and learned that I didn?t change my IP for Both accounts. So when one account went down (the one without feedback, and Vero item) they both went down. This was a beginner mistake that I wasn?t going to let happen again. I spent a week making accounts, and was able to make 5 since I knew how to make them well, when before it took me a week to make 1. I was ready?or so I thought. I had figured out to make accounts, a supplier (with so-so items) that I trusted, and somewhat of what kept a account going.

    I knew I had to do one thing? Stay under the RADAR. That is probably the most important thing I had ever thought about doing. Still to do this I find that it is more important then finding the item that will sell, or a good wholesaler. I started creating a list that I knew would attract eBay, and PayPal. To BEAT the beast I had to start thinking like them. I only had a few issues left? How do I scale this up now, I mean I have 5 accounts? How do I find item?s that would make me a profit, and stay under the radar? How could I withdraw this money Property? Could I finally make enough to QUITE MY JOB?!?!? What other lessons would I LEARN! Find out in the Chapter 3 if you would like Next week! J

    End of Chaper 2

    Well guys, I really hope you enjoyed this part of my story/life. Remember this is all 100% Honest, and I like I said some parts seem to being boring, but I need to tell you every detail on what I went through to get to where I am now. As the my story progresses I?ll even go into detail on my present life, and the challeges I?m facing today, and what I am actually sending THOUSANDS ON. Anyway, I truly hope you enjoyed reading it (if you read all of it). Until next time!!!

    Leave me a comment if you want! :)
     
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  2. jedrobert

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    Great read, can't wait for the next chapter :)
     
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    Beyond Amazing man, I really have some great respect for you.

    Good Job
     
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  5. eBayStealths

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    Thank you everyone who has posted, and read about my story so far! Thank you for replying W130SN. The thread is titled joinery, and every event is true, but its more of ALOT OF TIPS packed into one. The chapter's I am offering help as far as AMAZING tips that have helped me keep my eBay Business alive, so I feel that it's best people can get tips from the lessons that I learned! So needed help in all areas!! :)

    Thank you again everyone
     
  6. eBayStealths

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    Let me know if you guys would like another chapter, and lessons that I learned on my way up the ladder to six figures!
     
  7. Sumer317

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    Great read. I'm actually at where you are in this chapter currently lol.
     
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    Sure, you should absolutely make chpt3,4..
     
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    I agree with bobifox, I would love to read the next chapters leading up to where you are now
     
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    Hey everyone! Because I have gotten so many request through Messaging I will keep telling you about my life, and what I have done to get to this point! Thanks again everyone for readying!
     
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    Damn good, I can feel the truth overflowing in your story
     
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    I completely agree with you! I just think it's a good idea to have it on the eBay listing because Im going over 99% of the issues that every single eBayer has gone through, and the tips that I used to fix them and keep growing my business through the eBay platform. While I do write it in a story platform, I am provided 100% truth. Would it be better if I list the tips, and lessons right after the story?

    Believe me I am not trying to overide the MODS, I would just hate for people to have to look for my thread when there only using the eBay platform. As I stated before this is 100% my story of the problems I went through during eBay (problems that many of the people seems to be facing today, and asking questions about), and how I fixed them!

    Thank you again everyone for reading, and I think I will start listing the tips, and everything at the bottom, so you don't have to kinda pick it apart! :)
     
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    I think it is great what you are doing showing people in detail how to make money online with ebay since many people can have
    problems when they first start out on ebay selling. However this does qualify as a journey. I am not an authority/mod so it is
    up to them how they want to classify your thread. Regardless, good work mate!
     
  15. yafranki901

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    Thank you very much for sharing your story.
     
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    Thanks a lot for your sharing. It's a long story, I need to read again.
    p/s: btw, I love Love Hina, too :p[
     
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    It's difficult to sell on ebay now because I feel like I'm competing with all of China now.
     
  18. eBayStealths

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    Believe me there is still a market. Doesn't matter. As long as you live somewhere else, and not in china, a lot of people would rather buy from you and not out of the country and wait 30 days to get it. This where you can make your money. And not all your products have to come from china. Only about 40% of mine do now. :) 60% is all american.
     
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    Still a newbie so no pm yet but, can you tell me if there is a drop shipper in the US who is reliable and legit?
     
  20. aleclarson

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    Amazing that you had this mindset when you were that young. Will be reading a few more times.