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How I Made My First $ Online

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by deathass01, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. deathass01

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    Hey Guys,

    I'm going to keep this short and sweet, but I'd just like to tell you about when I first started IM when I was in my late teens,

    So I was about 17 and Had interest in making money online, I thought ok, I'll try and act like a supermarket, buy low, sell high etc etc. Which eventually got me into the idea of dropshipping, even though I didn't know what the name for what I was doing actually was.

    The plan was to buy from aliexpress and sell on ebay. I soon found a market in playstation controllers/skins.

    This was perfect for me, as the knock off controllers I had bought before and I knew they were reliable. I bought them for $6.50 each including shipping and sold them at $19.99, with an added $6.50 for shipping incase people needed to return them to me, I wouldn't lose money from buying them and end up with a useless pile of controllers.

    So I listed them, I also saw that my competitors were selling for $25 each, and soon, without realising what I really had done, my phone started pinging every couple of hours, I was making $10 hour (before charges) whilst only inputting my sellers details to aliexpress!

    This soon turned into my phone going off once an hour, to once every 30 minutes during the day!

    So here I was, only 17 making more money than my parents on good days with only a couple of minutes work, got a bit carried away with buying myself presents hahaha.

    Anyway, after a couple of months, and a couple of $$ later I had to switch off as I got some warnings from sony :( my controllers had their logo and looked identical.

    I have since tried to do similar things with other niches, but have yet to reap any serious rewards :)

    Thanks for reading xD
     
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    Great story, it just shows what can be achieved with a little effort.
     
  3. deathass01

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    Thanks, thats exactly what I was trying to show, work smart right :)
     
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    Good story mate. I hope you find the same success again.
     
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    Thanks Dean, I've found similar success, but it's not came as easy as the first time around, i guess it must have been beginners luck ;)
     
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    In the four figures, sadly not 5 haha
     
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    Shady items sells the best. Hahah but if you work hard enough, you'll hit it once more :)
     
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    Nice story dude.. good luck for future endeavors
     
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    Thank you man!
     
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    Nice work :D Maybe you could do it again under a different name and stuff?
     
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    There are much more things to sell if you find a good niche :)
    Just don't give up, mate! You know the method, now it the time for a little tweak and twist then scale it up.
     
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    Keep it up !
     
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    Thanks Everyone!
     
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    ya its good work and consider to your age. You would go long ...
     
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    keep spirit dude
    wish u all the best
     
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    Good job bro! Keep the good work going :)
     
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    Great success story. Then why you didn't sales on Amazon. This is also a great place for sales. If you need any help like Amazon Listing, Keyword research, listing optimizing, boost sales, rank up, SEO etc.. I'm ready to help. I apologize for irrelevant message. Thanks
     
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    Great story, i just like your policy.Thanks
     
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    Unfortunately this kind of operation only works in the USA.

    Customs from China in Latin America, Europe and elsewhere would render the prices uncompetitive.

    Any way, thanks for sharing, it's an inspiring story of someone who gave the customers what they wanted, for cheaper, and made $ with it.