how would you monetize this?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by robusto, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. robusto

    robusto Newbie

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    so here is the scenario.

    i have played/coached/been involved with competitive tennis for most of my adult life(im 26, like you care).

    i have access to a website that sells everything tennis-related for wholesale pricing. this is all brand new merchandise, not defected or flawed, or close-out models. the merchandise is specifically tennis racquets, clothing(nike/adidas/etc), and shoes, plus other stuff that i would not consider to be in high demand.

    basically go to tenniswarehouse dot com and anything you find on there i can get for 30%-40% cheaper.

    i can order one piece at a time or 20 and it doesnt affect the unit cost.

    i know jack-sh*t about making a website so i couldnt set up my own site, and i really wouldnt know how to do it properly, and by looking at ebay it doesnt really seem like much of a market for drop-shipping.

    what are my options?
     
  2. yao1994

    yao1994 Regular Member

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    Nice to see a fellow tennis player :D

    Are the rackets you're selling fake?

    You should give eBay a go. You have a very competitive price and rackets are a very hot seller.

    After selling enough rackets on eBay, start hiring a freelancer to build a website for you. Start advertising on tennis forums and build a good reputation since you're selling actual products. Market on youtube with tennis vids, start legit tennis social profiles (twitter/facebook/whateva) then post useful tennis related stuff (you'll have a lot of since to say since you're actually a tennis player) then ad some advertisement to your site on the profiles here and there (don't spam). Now you'll have 2 streams of money.

    Then you can start offering wholesale and drop shipping on your supplies. Tennis items are hot so I think you'll need some big volume to venture into this AFTER the two above.

    Hope that helps

    Also I sent you a PM.
     
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  3. robusto

    robusto Newbie

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    nah, the racquets are legit, its a wholesaler inside the US. It is the company my college team went through to get gear (racquets/shoes/apparel) when we had reached the limit for team school-provided freebies.

    thanks for the rest of your post, very informative and some good ideas, im still a complete newb to this internet-marketing stuff that it is very appreciated.
     
  4. squelsh

    squelsh Regular Member

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    I would begin writing articles to build yourself a bit of a reputation online. Since you are already a tennis player you will be able to provide much better information than most of the crap out there.

    In your bio of the articles you can add a link to a blog or even better an affiliate link to test the market and earn a little money to put into the big site.