Hello all, I will keep this as brief as possible, as to not chase anybody away. Please don't take my brief and frank phrasing as standoffish or lazy! I am starting with a $400 initial investment. I am located in the USA. I am looking to be 100% legit. I am starting with an account that has 0 seller feedback, though I have sold items on eBay before. I am looking for a wholesale (or other) source that can provide me with authentic, legal products which I can sell on eBay. Recently I've been doing a lot of research into the name-brand cosmetics. Importing from China wholesalers. I've been using aliexpress. I've been told it's good for beginners - which I am. I did lots of research, ordered two dozen sample products (a few pieces of several samples). Yesterday I learned that one of the companies that I ordered some products of supposedly buys back all surplus supplies of their products and is very strict in ensuring that wholesale distributors don't sell their products to non-licensed second-hand distributors. So now I expect that the products that are in the mail to me are indeed fakes. Hopefully I can get a refund on those, but if not I suppose there's no use in crying over spilled milk. I think I can find niches. For the sake of this, let's say I found a niche in hair care, or similar beauty/health products. How can I locate a reliable, authentic wholesale source that will sell me those products at a price that is conducive to my budget and and non-registered business status? Should I legally register myself as a business? What are some steps that I can take that will ensure that I can safely grow my $400 initial investment into a significantly greater amount? I've read a lot about this on BHW but I think some personalized advice would be beneficial. My goals, and maybe these are unrealistic, is to be making $1,000 a month by the month of April, and $3,000 a month by the month of August. From what I read, this would mean that I'd have to be turning over approximately $4,000 and $12,000 in goods by each respective month. I base this on the Pareto Principle. I am looking for any advice on how to make this happen. Like I said, I've read a lot about this so I can probably understand the idea behind most ideas thrown my way. For the ones that I don't understand, I am of course more than motivated to put in the due diligence! I'm unemployed at the moment, so I've been doing about 5 hours of research a day - whenever I'm not doing my menial, low-pay, manual labor jobs to pay the bills. You may PM me, as to not display any semi-private information to hundreds of viewers, or Skype me at oneartvandelay. Thank you everybody in advance!