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Hello! Names Feliponius. Nothing special of note here as far as existing skills.

Spent a small stint Thrifting and reselling to eBay and Amazon. Had some relative success in that endeavor, but I've never been able to try any kind of true Internet Marketing. I think I'd like to give it a shot.

What I've found in my current situation (Sole Breadwinner, Buncha Rugrats, Hard Daily Job) is that I have nothing left in the tank at the end of the day to invest in something further physical. I'm hoping to remedy that by learning marketing. Wouldn't complain if I replaced my main income either.

I've done some reading from a couple of the journey's. One that really stood out to me was @lucky.sparks journey's. He preached consistently in the comments that if you can find an audience with a need and an offer to supply it, all you need to do is find a way to connect them together. That, while he's automating everything to the nth degree, you could do what he's doing manually and make a fairly decent income in the process.

Well, I guess that's where I'd like to start.

Anyone have any suggestions for where I should begin my learning? My biggest problem anytime I try to do something with marketing products is I make the mistake of approaching the forest and not knowing which tree to chop down first.

Anyways, nice to meet anyone who bothers giving this a read!
 

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Hi,

You are on the right track by doing research, reading, and learning.

1. Before jumping into something, I would suggest keeping this grind for at least a few months. Spend any time free doing this, - before work, on way to work, after work, weekends.

2. Start to understand niches and verticals you could be interested in. For me, a basic understanding is that there are three major pillars or evergreen niches - sex, health, and money. I chose adult, but financial niche and health are great as well. Go for what you feel most comfortable and excited about.

3. When you have an approx understanding of the path you want to take, then start accumulating knowledge around it, search keywords on this forum and save topics or even posts you are interested in, this forum has great functionality in it - you can use "watch" function without receiving notifications and single posts can be bookmarked as well. Start to grow your library of methods, twists, and golden nuggets you can find here.

4. Visit your library from time to time and reread your content, it will help to establish a vision about your next steps.

5. Start to engage in conversations here, try to provide value, if you do not know marketing, perhaps you have other skills or just some wisdom about things in life, you can find such questions and topics from other members in Lobby, especially on weekends. If you have no such things to provide, then you can google them and write in your own words and understanding. By increasing credibility, you will open many doors to yourself. But do not spam and just randomly post things, be sure that you really provide value.

6. Follow the rules, study them and be sure to remember them, you can find links on the footer, be sure not to break them, this is one of the most moderated places on the internet, be aware of that. I have read the rules section more than one time and even now revisit it sometimes and I still get warnings from time to time.

7. When you are ready, make a small goal but do not make a journey thread, commit yourself to earn only $1.

8. When you have your own method and you are constantly able to push $10-30/day, then make a journey thread and set your goals.

Rest will be a snowball.


Do you like to read books? I might have some to recommend.
 
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Do you like to read books? I might have some to recommend.
Hey, thanks so much for the response! I'll do my best to be as active in this as I can. I'm happy to hear any book recommendations you may have. I don't always have time to read but I have plenty of drive time where I might be able to listen to them if they happen to be in audio book format. If not, I'll make time.


If you had success with this. Try to think of a way to scale
I've definitely thought about it. I've seen a lot of people doing dropshipping and have even attempted it. Only thing I didn't like about it is the wire thin margins and the never ending cat and mouse game that dropshippers play with both eBay and nearly every other supplier out there. May have to revisit it though. At this point it really is the only thing in eCommerce I've had any luck with. Thanks for pointing that out.
 

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start with m j demarco, the millionaire fastlane

audio books in my opinion do not give you the opportunity to deep dive into it
 

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Before I Became a full time freelancer. I was finding clients here in BHW through marketplace and my Jr. VIP. I did that for almost 8 months. Once I got confident enough that I can pull it off, I left my job and went full freelancer.
 

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Before I Became a full time freelancer. I was finding clients here in BHW through marketplace and my Jr. VIP. I did that for almost 8 months. Once I got confident enough that I can pull it off, I left my job and went full freelancer.
Curious. Did you already have the necessary skills to get started?
 

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If you are already doing well on Amazon or Ebay why not take it further?

I am going to share you with a good example of the kind of extreme success on Ebay I knew about a guy who was selling Plane parts he was making like £100,000 sales per month
 

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If you are already doing well on Amazon or Ebay why not take it further?

I am going to share you with a good example of the kind of extreme success on Ebay I knew about a guy who was selling Plane parts he was making like £100,000 sales per month
You're not wrong! I may just end up doing that. I think my previous hinderance with eBay and Amazon was the model I chose and then a lack of discipline when attempting to change to a more scaleable model. Most of my success was in thrifting and selling treasures I found while doing so. It was a massive hit-or-miss enterprise and took quite a bit of time to clean, repair, prep, etc. Also wasn't focused on a particular niche or have a single actual strategy for generating recurring revenue.

I may just have to focus on creating a much more scaleable approach to eBay or Amazon
 

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Hey, although this is not my area of expertise, I wanted to welcome you to the forum. :)
 

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You're not wrong! I may just end up doing that. I think my previous hinderance with eBay and Amazon was the model I chose and then a lack of discipline when attempting to change to a more scaleable model. Most of my success was in thrifting and selling treasures I found while doing so. It was a massive hit-or-miss enterprise and took quite a bit of time to clean, repair, prep, etc. Also wasn't focused on a particular niche or have a single actual strategy for generating recurring revenue.

I may just have to focus on creating a much more scaleable approach to eBay or Amazon
Makes perfect sense if you were just selling I guess stuff you found in your house be kind of hard to scale unless you have say the same sort of products, for example, videogames or pet stuff.

Best way to do it like this go onto Ebay look around the website find a niche you like then find a supplier buy the stock if you can get to as cheap or cheaper than their prices then you should be able to make it fairly easy like $50 to say $1000 a month I used to do this sort of things before.

You can scale it up more when I used to do it I was working near a post office so all I would do it wrap my product up then post it same day whenever I sold something normally.
 

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If you are already doing well on Amazon or Ebay why not take it further?

I am going to share you with a good example of the kind of extreme success on Ebay I knew about a guy who was selling Plane parts he was making like £100,000 sales per month
Real or toy plane parts?
 
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