I'm sure this forum is a great resource for people that already know what they are doing, however, speaking for myself, I think a beginner's section would make sense as to not cloud up the "Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum". I have received advice such as "Don't worry too much about building lists" and I can guarantee you I'm not. I wouldn't even know what the list is for.
I have come across what is called fiver arbitraging. You find someone who needs a product or service and charge them a higher rate than what it would cost you to buy. My questions are:
1. Do you have the service performed/send the product first and then get paid, or do you get paid first and then have the service performed/send the product? I'm not sure how willing people are to pay stranger's ahead of time over the internet, and am also not sure if payment will be received if the service is already performed or the product sent.
2. Do fiver providers upsell? If they are aware of arbitrage, could/would they find ways to upsell you, potentially to the point that you lose money?