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Is this guy a member of BHW?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by louiszhao, Jun 27, 2017.

  1. louiszhao

    louiszhao Regular Member

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    Thirteen years ago as a broke college student, Trevor Chapman took a job selling pest control door-to-door to make extra money. Eventually, he launched his own sales operation — a solar panel installation company that quickly expanded across three states. But two years in, something was missing — and it wasn't a shortage of time spent in the office.

    "There came a point in time when I had to say, 'I'm in my mid-thirties, am I willing to wait until some of my kids are out of the house ... [to enjoy] my life to the extent I imagined I would?'" Chapman recalls.

    His answer became the impetus to spend $200 launching LDSman.com, an online store offering a strange assortment of items sourced from China (Kevlar pants, charcoal toothpaste, inflatable lounge chairs, fidget spinners and more).


    Within three months, Chapman went from putting in 12-hour days at his solar company to spending just an hour and a half each week on his site by the time he hit his first $1 million in sales.



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  2. aidenhera

    aidenhera Elite Member

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    so you say he took his methods from bhw and now refuses to admit it in television?
     
  3. louiszhao

    louiszhao Regular Member

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  4. Mr Cracker

    Mr Cracker Power Member

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    It's all fun and games until you sit back and look at the reality of starting a store:

    1. Shopify although cheap soon adds up, you need plugins in order to keep everything ticking along smoothly. Not to mention paid advertising to actually get you sales (more about that below).

    2. You must deal with refunds, customer support headaches (daily). Not to mention scammers which will come out of YOUR wallet.

    3. The hardest part is SELLING. Using retargeting ads is a good method according to what I've read anyway, but adverts cost money, then there's the headaches of creating awesome advert graphics, and then split testing which is a massive time waster.

    It's all very well reading these articles, but the truth is spit testing different niches takes time and money, many headaches and long nights ahead with that too.

    Nothing ever comes easy, all these fucking news articles give the impression it is though. Personally I like to research into all aspects before investing my time and money into potential headaches.
     
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  5. clark123

    clark123 Junior Member

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    been in this for a while now... I have to say those who are doing drop shipping almost everyone is copying from each other. At the moment the game is to be 2-3 person to spot the good advert, copy it and milk the cash cow as fast as possible before it runs dry, while hundreds of people come running at it.

    Needless to say, Shopify+FB ads did make few millionaires right in front of my eyes. There is still money to be made :) FB ads is still so underpriced if its done right.
     
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