Any feedback on this?

by nksurf
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I work for a very small mom and pop hardware store as a website guy.*

My boss wants me to promote a product online which is selling well in the store.
I asked my boss what my internet budget is to promote this product. My boss answered,* *"ZERO."

My boss wants* me to go promote this product online using Facebook and other social media while I am at work. I would not be earning any commission on this.*

I asked my boss if I can resell this same product in my own time. He is okay with the idea of me selling this product on my own.

My question is this:
I am wondering if it is a good idea to create my own website and sell the same product that my boss is selling online on his website.

What would your feedback on this be?
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    Sure sounds like a conflict of interest to me. Seems like your boss is asking you to get more sales online for his website. Your solution is to sell more of his stuff on your own website (ignoring his, I imagine, wherein the conflict lies).
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    • Profile picture of the author nksurf
      Yes, I agree so best thing maybe sell thing that my boss doesn't sell.
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    • Profile picture of the author nksurf
      Thank you for the advice. I might as well do this.
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  • Profile picture of the author MichaelQuinn
    Originally Posted by nksurf View Post

    I work for a very small mom and pop hardware store as a website guy.*

    My boss wants me to promote a product online which is selling well in the store.
    I asked my boss what my internet budget is to promote this product. My boss answered,* *"ZERO."

    My boss wants* me to go promote this product online using Facebook and other social media while I am at work. I would not be earning any commission on this.*

    I asked my boss if I can resell this same product in my own time. He is okay with the idea of me selling this product on my own.

    My question is this:
    I am wondering if it is a good idea to create my own website and sell the same product that my boss is selling online on his website.

    What would your feedback on this be?
    What kind of experience do you have with creating websites and selling products online?
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  • Profile picture of the author hunterz
    Hi
    certainly not worth investing time and money on a new website. I guess the only viable option is Facebook, Twitter and dont forget Instagram - and persistence will be the key success factor
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  • Profile picture of the author brettb
    Do some research first to see how competitive the niche is. Could you imagine doing some marketing of something like water coolers with a marketing budget of zero?


    Actually I had a similar job once. I was expected to build a site to compete with a company that has 6000 employees. Aside from my salary I had a budget of precisely zero.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by nksurf View Post

    I work for a very small mom and pop hardware store as a website guy.*

    My boss wants me to promote a product online which is selling well in the store.
    I asked my boss what my internet budget is to promote this product. My boss answered,* *"ZERO."

    My boss wants* me to go promote this product online using Facebook and other social media while I am at work. I would not be earning any commission on this.*

    I asked my boss if I can resell this same product in my own time. He is okay with the idea of me selling this product on my own.

    My question is this:
    I am wondering if it is a good idea to create my own website and sell the same product that my boss is selling online on his website.

    What would your feedback on this be?
    Do you currently have a following on Facebook? If not then it's going to be tough, you'll likely need to
    Build the following first.

    I really don't know what to say about you selling the product on your own time. How much would you make? How profitable is it?
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    • Profile picture of the author nksurf
      I do have a good list of follower on both my own and the store's facebook List.
      Thanks for your input
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