Which Arbitrage is the Easiest and Most Effective?

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Hi Warriors,

I have seen the word "Arbitrage" being the hot topic or business to get involved in.
I've come across free to low cost info on getting started in Arbitrage.
E-Commerce Arbitrage.
Digital Arbitrage.
Services Arbitrage.
PR Arbitrage.

Other offers come with lofty expense as it includes some kind of software to make it easier to price compare.
Does anyone have any great resources or have personal experiences in this field where it's not sucking hours of your life away of doing searches, in hopes that people will buy your service or product?

Any strong, real life recommendations?
Can this be a consistant income and scalable?

Cheers!
#arbitrage #easiest #effective
  • Profile picture of the author BradGB
    I've had had a good run with Arbitrage Underdog (Craigslist/Fiverr), but thinking a little outside the box of 'logos'. Actually I pretty much just use it as a gigantic Craigslist search engine.

    But it's like anything else, you get out of it what you put into it.
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    • Profile picture of the author shenigan
      Originally Posted by BradGB View Post

      I've had had a good run with Arbitrage Underdog (Craigslist/Fiverr), but thinking a little outside the box of 'logos'. Actually I pretty much just use it as a gigantic Craigslist search engine.

      But it's like anything else, you get out of it what you put into it.
      Then, you had better luck than I did with that product. I invested many hours trying to find even just one worthwhile arbitrage deal, all to no avail., even after following the training religiously.
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  • Profile picture of the author zdebx
    Probably the easiest would be services arbitrage, when you are essentially selling someone else's services as your own, but with a mark up.

    Generally, arbitrage is a very unstable game, without the matter what type it is. You are essentially relying on an external source, which is completely out of your control, to establish your business...Doesn't sound like a good idea.

    Yes, it's easy to get started and yes, if you set it up right, then you will be pretty much profitable from day 1, but it's rarely a long-term game.
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  • Profile picture of the author bgr
    Arbitrage is usually not a good idea. You need to provide value in the transaction. It simply is not scalable since it's not supposed to exist. If you find goods on sale and your selling them online for more eventually eveyone catches on.

    If you doing the above example of services arbitrage you need to more like a consultant or at least see yourself as that. That means you make it easy for your end customer. There is a lot value in that sort of thing. For instance if you helping someone find cheaper labor in another country to do a logo you should know what to watch out for and be able to ensure the transaction is safe.
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  • Profile picture of the author icoachu
    Domain arbitrage

    Less work. More money.

    You need more capital though.

    Also, you need to know what you're doing (ie., know where the ready markets are)
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  • Profile picture of the author Looking4Mentor
    Thank you all for your input!
    So basically, outside of Domain Arbitrage, it seems Arbitrage in general is not a good, stable way to make a living.

    Does anyone else have personal experience about Arbitrage?

    Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author regulardan
    None. You will need lots of money and patience. For example eCommerce is cool because you don't have to do the actual selling per say because your consumer products sell themselves providing you pick great products in the first place.

    But your competition is fierce and so it may take you months to get the ball rolling in your favor. This is common.

    Even ppc arbitrage is not easy....Don't get hyped up from people saying this and that.....
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  • Profile picture of the author theappchief
    Arbitrage is all about testing, analysis and microcontrol.

    To get high ROI on daily basis you should work like cursed and check everything hundred times a day.

    But when it explodes money will flood you.. for some short time, and then you start again.
    If you cannot arbitrage above zero with small amount of money (i guess less then 100$ for fb ads), you should not even try starting with really large budgets.

    The best tip is to find an offer or affiliate network which can coach you in the process, they are also interested in sales, don't be afraid to ask help on any topic.

    There is some charm in it for sure..
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    • Profile picture of the author write247
      Reminds me of the days when I was thinking that the content that I produce was for a client and later found out it was a middleman that was marking up with 100% . Which in my book is ok because I was getting the $$ that I was happy with.
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        All "arbitrage" is is a fancy word for buying low and selling high.

        The easiest and most effective is the where you have steady, consistent sources of both suppliers and buyers. Often tough for a beginner, despite what the sellers of courses tell you in their seminars and webinars.

        During the last real estate boom here in the states, flipping properties was all the rage. People were making money buying and selling properties which weren't even built yet.

        A developer would announce a new condo project or housing development, and open up discounted pre-sales. Flippers would physically camp out at the developer's office to be first in line to scoop up these discounted properties (which were mostly plain dirt and air at this point).

        Once secured, the flippers would then resell the properties to end buyers or another level of investors, long before the specific unit was ready to view. The developer had his money, the flippers had theirs, and the end buyer got to own something (usually at above market value due to the feeding frenzy).

        Then the bubble burst. Thousands of would-be real estate moguls were left holding (and usually owing money on) properties that were suddenly worth half what they cost. Developers declared bankruptcy, only to resurface under another name. Flippers littered every well-traveled roadway with little handmade signs trying to unload their holdings. Real estate agents advertised their lists of short sales, bank repos and foreclosures.

        Bottom line, long term arbitrage businesses are not for beginners.

        Short term, in and out, opportunistic projects can be profitable, though.
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  • Profile picture of the author gjabiz
    Originally Posted by Looking4Mentor View Post

    Hi Warriors,

    I have seen the word "Arbitrage" being the hot topic or business to get involved in.
    I've come across free to low cost info on getting started in Arbitrage.
    E-Commerce Arbitrage.
    Digital Arbitrage.
    Services Arbitrage.
    PR Arbitrage.

    Other offers come with lofty expense as it includes some kind of software to make it easier to price compare.
    Does anyone have any great resources or have personal experiences in this field where it's not sucking hours of your life away of doing searches, in hopes that people will buy your service or product?

    Any strong, real life recommendations?
    Can this be a consistant income and scalable?

    Cheers!
    First, get on the same page as those with "niche speak"...

    From Merriam Webster site***********************
    Full Definition of arbitrage

    1. 1 : the nearly simultaneous purchase and sale of securities or foreign exchange in different markets in order to profit from price discrepancies
    2. 2 : the purchase of the stock of a takeover target especially with a view to selling it profitably to the raider

    Simple Definition of arbitrage
    • business : the practice of buying something (such as foreign money, gold, etc.) in one place and selling it almost immediately in another place where it is worth more
    **************************************

    Depending on the marketer with the product to sell you, and their copywriters who will convince you it is simple and easy...

    there is a lot of BS being tossed around with "Arbitrage".

    Let's use the simple DEFINITION here for a moment.

    Like John McCabe noted, it is about buying low and selling for more than you paid.

    It is as simple as buying a bike on craigslist in the morning and selling it at lunch time to a bike shop, for a profit.
    FOR A PROFIT.

    The "thing" you buy, on any level, must have some stored market value. In other words, there has to be an IDENTIFIABLE demand with a

    demonstrated history
    of BUYING the "thing" for a given price.

    Once you have that info, you could arbitrage all day and night.

    You want BUYERS, and most of that crap you mentioned works for a few, and mostly lucky people and can't be applied across the board of IM.

    Example: Arbitrage of yeezy sneakers (as one guy teaches in his WSO)

    ebay sold listings show a DEMAND for these limited supply "things" and have been sold from anywhere between 1000 bux and 8,000 dollars.

    IF you get your hands on any...
    then your position as the middleman (arbitrage) is very profitable.

    This example shows how the demand, the supply and the meeting place of the two...
    explains what you need to understand about arbitrage.

    The question to ask is,
    Can you get in between a known demand and a limited supply with a MEETING place of the two?

    Most people who buy these courses are not able to execute all three parts.

    DEMAND-SUPPLY-BRIDGE BETWEEN

    gjabiz
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