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From 10 a day to 100 a day with eBay/Amazon --My Journey

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Mister Dark, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. Mister Dark

    Mister Dark Registered Member

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    This is my first journey. I'm ready to commit. Right now I'm only using ebay but plan to also use Amazon to increase my income very soon. My strategy is buying and reselling. Aliexpress has been the savior of my success. Fiverr led me there, so I must thank Fiverr too. I also thank this site, Blackhatworld, for getting me into internet marketing. I also thank Inbox Dollars for taking my "make money online" virginity earlier this year when I was still new.

    So far, I average about 10 a day from ebay. I have a pretty simple method, but come this January when I start college and recieve that financial aid money I will invest some of it into expanding what I do and scaling it up. Currently, I'm a level 1 star seller on ebay with 19 good feedback. I currently have a little over 100 in my paypal account simply from just one method I've been using on ebay, and I'm ready to make that 100 an every day occurrence.

    I tried the niche website thing, bought a domain on Register.com, set up HostGator account, wrote my articles...but in the end, I failed with that method. Couldn't even afford to keep up with my Hostgator account!

    I actually didn't intend to use ebay to make money at first. I had to sell two expensive electronics of mine (my Go-Pro and Zoom H1 Sound Recorder) in order to have the money to get on a greyhound bus and travel from Oregon to North Dakota to see my girlfriend of long distance. Didn't work out in the end, but at least I got my feet wet with ebay.

    I will not succumb to working 9-5 ever again. I tried it twice-- McDonalds and Burger King-- was not fun, I learned that I'd rather be my own boss. So I'm ready to try this. Success is my only motherfvckin' option, failure is not. Wish me luck. 2015 is my year.

    2014 was a learning experience-- I've been through the ringer for sure. I got my heart broken, went crazy on mushrooms/other drugs, got banned on ebay, started watching Shark tank, discovered the beauty that is Montana, got stranded in a lonely North Dakota motel room after getting dumped...

    The best thing about mistakes is that you never have to make them again. I'm ready. Lets go!
     
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  2. FromChinaWithTea

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    The best of luck!
     
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  3. watchthisspace

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    when I got my first job working with a gardener he said "once you work for yourself you never want to work for anyone else"

    he was right being your own person and doing your own thing is the way to go. I tried a 9-5 in an office and wanted to jump out of the window so I quit there and then.

    what sort of profit margins are you making on your sales and what does it cost to buy and what do you sell it for? is the item something you can sell on craigslist or similar? that way you will be able to not pay any fees and can get cash payment so you don't pay paypal fees either

    good luck with this.
     
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    I can't be too specific with what I'm selling (don't want too much competition) but I'll be vague. In general, it costs me about 1 dollar to get my main money maker, and I sell for anywhere around 10-25 bucks on average. I have thought about selling on craigslist, I'm sure I could, but I haven't tried yet.

    In the future, I plan to buy an 80 dollar item and flip it for 160 bucks on Amazon. I have more ideas up my sleeve, so anything could change if I find something with a better profit margin.
     
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    Wow that's a really good profit margin. Good luck with this
     
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    So you are buying from Aliexpress/alibaba and then you sell it on Ebay/ Amazon ?
     
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    Something like that, yep.