How to Make $1000 a Month Consistently

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The other day, a longtime member asked a question about how to make $1000 a month. He had been away from the marketing arena for a while and now wanted to come back in. He asked for a list of WSOs that really work.

Well, we normally don't allow lists like that because the thread always turns into a spam fest.

I was expecting him to rephrase his question and post again, but he didn't. Since we haven't had a good how to make $x thread in a while, I decided to do it for him.

One of the first resources I think many people would point to is this excellent thread. However, that wouldn't work for everyone. For example, when I created a new Ebay account I was permanently banned almost immediately.

I will share some of my ideas later. But I'd really like to hear what you do if you were in a bind and had to make $1000 consistently starting in say three months from now. Of course, how that is accomplished depends partly on how much $ they have to get started. The person with $10 to their name may struggle more than someone who could do paid ads.

Assume the following which I think is pretty typical:
  • There is money for hosting and an autoresponder or similar prospecting tool but not much else.
  • There is a way to accept $ such as PayPal.
  • English is good enough.
  • They have a webcam with their computer or a phone that can take videos.
  • They've had quite a bit of exposure to being marketed to and perhaps have piddled around with trying something here or there but don't have a lot of experience doing it.
  • They have a full-time job or regular income to pay for life's necessities but $0 left over at the end of the month hence the need for this thread. Overtime or a second job isn't doable.

Let's make this thread great and helpful!

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  • Profile picture of the author savidge4
    Ill go first...

    Reselling on a platform such as eBay. I have a thread on the subject...

    that thread was started what 3 yrs ago? My now 13 yr old son is making $60K a year - pretty much on his own now.

    2 hours a day is all it takes. $1000 a month? so doable. $1000 a week is doable, let my son be the proof of that.

    Once you get to the 100 items listed area... you will sell on average 3 items per day. If you are making $10 per item thats $30 per day... $900 a month right there.

    No need for website domains, or web hosting or Autosponders or themes or any of that...

    I started with $40

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    • Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

      Ill go first...

      Reselling on a platform such as eBay. I have a thread on the subject...

      that thread was started what 3 yrs ago? My now 13 yr old son is making $60K a year - pretty much on his own now.

      2 hours a day is all it takes. $1000 a month? so doable. $1000 a week is doable, let my son be the proof of that.

      Once you get to the 100 items listed area... you will sell on average 3 items per day. If you are making $10 per item thats $30 per day... $900 a month right there.

      No need for website domains, or web hosting or Autosponders or themes or any of that...

      I started with $40

      Hope that Helps!
      Almost what I was going to say. There are multiple sources to buy something wholesale or used, and then selling them on Amazon or E-bay.

      Before Amazon or E-Bay, I used to buy vacuum cleaners, air purifiers, and a few other things. I just advertised that I was buying them for cash, new or used.

      I would refurbish what was used...and just advertise these things in the classified ads in the local newspaper.

      This was all local...small stuff. But I remember bringing in a couple hundred thousand dollars a year, from these ads alone, during the time I did it.

      I'm getting ready to close my store. What I don't sell, I'll just sell on E-Bay at retail.
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    • If you could sell 100% of the items you list on ebay this would be a sure winner. However if you list 100 items for sale and only sell 50%, your profit margin needs to be pretty high for you to reach the $1000 mark.

      Let's say you buy 100 items for $5 each. Thats a $500 investment. If you only sell 50% of these items at $15 each, then thats 50 sales. $15 x 50 sales = $750. So you profited $250. At this rate you would need to list 400 items a month at $15 (assuming the $5 product cost) to reach your $1000/month.

      But I'm being generous. I typically only sell 25% - 30% of my ebay listings. Which means my selling price will have to be much higher to reach that $1000/month at the rate calculated above so my profits can compensate for the lack of selling volume.

      Not to mention all the inventory on my hands.

      It's doable, so the answer is to find and sell products on ebay that allow for high profit margins... and/or high selling volume. If you want to work that hard.

      If my math is wrong someone let me know. I'm all ears.
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    • Profile picture of the author The Great One
      Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

      Ill go first...

      Reselling on a platform such as eBay. I have a thread on the subject...

      that thread was started what 3 yrs ago? My now 13 yr old son is making $60K a year - pretty much on his own now.

      2 hours a day is all it takes. $1000 a month? so doable. $1000 a week is doable, let my son be the proof of that.

      Once you get to the 100 items listed area... you will sell on average 3 items per day. If you are making $10 per item thats $30 per day... $900 a month right there.

      No need for website domains, or web hosting or Autosponders or themes or any of that...

      I started with $40

      Hope that Helps!
      Can you explain in detail how this is done? I don't even know how to list something. I wish it were the 80's. Where do the products come from? I didn't think anyone used ebay anymore. Thought it was all Amazon
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      • Profile picture of the author savidge4
        Originally Posted by The Great One View Post

        Can you explain in detail how this is done? I don't even know how to list something. I wish it were the 80's. Where do the products come from? I didn't think anyone used ebay anymore. Thought it was all Amazon
        I have a whole one month walk through on the topic ( eBay ) you can read it here: ( https://www.warriorforum.com/warrior...days-ebay.html )

        once you have read through that, and you have any questions at all... just ask!

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      Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

      Ill go first...

      Reselling on a platform such as eBay. I have a thread on the subject...

      that thread was started what 3 yrs ago? My now 13 yr old son is making $60K a year - pretty much on his own now.

      2 hours a day is all it takes. $1000 a month? so doable. $1000 a week is doable, let my son be the proof of that.

      Once you get to the 100 items listed area... you will sell on average 3 items per day. If you are making $10 per item thats $30 per day... $900 a month right there.

      No need for website domains, or web hosting or Autosponders or themes or any of that...

      I started with $40

      Hope that Helps!
      Teach me please!
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    I think people should try selling things on platforms that are dedicated and already have great recognition. Ebay, shopify, etsy...


    As to Ebay, Savidge's thread is a great place to go find out how to do it: https://www.warriorforum.com/warrior...days-ebay.html
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    I'm getting ready to close my store.

    retiring?....
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    • Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      retiring?....
      In a way.

      I won't be working in a retail store anymore. But I still have a podcast I'm getting off the ground, a sales course to sell.

      I'll just do that until I no longer feel like it, then I'll really retire.

      I actually completely retired from speaking, selling (outside my store), and marketing...a few years ago.

      I was still working in my retail store, an almost effortless way to send my day.

      Covid saved me. We had to shut down the store for 6 weeks in 2020. It drove me crazy, not being productive. I decided that before I died, I wanted to put together my life experience in a course.

      Slow going, because I have no deadline, and I don't really need the money.

      Everything is really pretty much done, I just need to actually start posting podcast interviews, and post the course to a membership site.

      Like most businesspeople, retiring isn't a one step process. It's more like a slowing of a machine, until inertia and friction just stop it altogether.

      I'll probably stop any business at all when I'm in my early 70s. Unless I get another itch.
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      • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

        In a way.

        I won't be working in a retail store anymore. But I still have a podcast I'm getting off the ground, a sales course to sell.

        I'll just do that until I no longer feel like it, then I'll really retire.

        I actually completely retired from speaking, selling (outside my store), and marketing...a few years ago.

        I was still working in my retail store, an almost effortless way to send my day.

        Covid saved me. We had to shut down the store for 6 weeks in 2020. It drove me crazy, not being productive. I decided that before I died, I wanted to put together my life experience in a course.

        Slow going, because I have no deadline, and I don't really need the money.

        Everything is really pretty much done, I just need to actually start posting podcast interviews, and post the course to a membership site.

        Like most businesspeople, retiring isn't a one step process. It's more like a slowing of a machine, until inertia and friction just stop it altogether.

        I'll probably stop any business at all when I'm in my early 70s. Unless I get another itch.
        Would you not be able to sell your brick and mortar business as a going concern, hand over the reigns so to speak?
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        • Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

          Would you not be able to sell your brick and mortar business as a going concern, hand over the reigns so to speak?
          Only if I found someone who had no idea what they were doing. I would be taking advantage of them. And they would lose all their investment in a few months. So, no.

          This isn't a retail business like a department store. Real selling has to take place. real knowledge of the industry, advertising, pricing, is needed to make it work at all.

          The only reason we stay in business is that I know how to sell.

          And this type of retail store is slowly going away. Our customers are aging.
          Fifteen years ago, we were averaging a half million dollars in sales a year. A couple years, we came close to a million a year. In our town, there were three stores that sold what we sold, including ours. Now, we are the only one left.

          Now, we are averaging less than twenty thousand a month. And every year, that goes down a few percent.

          In this type of store, the remaining dealers are just eating each other's stores. It's a dying business. In the last year, three of the closest 5 stores selling vacuum cleaners have closed.

          If this guy buys my inventory, and opens a store near here, great. Otherwise, we'll probably stay in business another year, maybe less, and then sell our remaining inventory on E-bay.

          Either way, I doubt that we would keep the store another five years and stay profitable.

          Added later; Well, it's official. The lease was signed at the new location, so I will be out of this store and retired from retail on April 30th.
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          • Profile picture of the author discrat
            Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

            Added later; Well, it's official. The lease was signed at the new location, so I will be out of this store and retired from retail on April 30th.
            Good for you, Claude. You need to smell the roses a little bit. Get that podcast going and I can't wait
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  • Profile picture of the author savidge4
    Mark, I understand the answers provided were not maybe the direction you were hoping for - and I get that. I am pretty consistent with the whole sell product message. It is simply the lowest cost of entry - you can start with products you may have sitting in your own home - and it is probably the quickest way to obtain results, you can literally list something TODAY and sell it in the same day (not that this is always true - but it happens frequently )

    The argument could be made - and I would say poorly, that people around the world dont have access to eBays or Amazon, and THAT may be true. But the reality is i think just about everyone has access to a selling platform regardless of their location.

    My secondary reasoning behind the idea of selling goods is the fact that requires some of the very fundamental skills required in actually advancing ones venture in to making money online. Universally, regardless of what one is selling headlines ( product titles ) Images and price are at the core of success. A headline and an image could be a Facebook ad. A headline by itself could be a Google Ad. The words and some kind of visual presentation of what you are selling is the absolute core of a landing page. Understanding how these elements and the inclusion of text determine if you have crossed the threshold VALUE - determines what one is willing to pay IE price. Again the what I believe to be absolute basic fundamentals in selling ANYTHING online.

    So lets maybe more directly answer the scenario at hand.. being a website, paypal etc. I believe there are 2 possible models in this. I personally call these "Organic" and "Managed" ( I promise this will make sense) Of the 2, Organic is the long haul not as fast in return model, and Managed being "quicker" if the ocean parts and the stars align.

    Ill start with the "Managed" model, because by virtue of the idea that it is quick cash, it is obviously the most prevalent here on the WF. We read this stuff all the time... find a niche that has money... find a product and sell it. I personally believe there are just a ton of pitfalls in this scenario - just more ways to fail than there are ways to succeed.

    So the average user looks for a niche and thinks oh, weight loss is a $70 Billion dollar industry I want a piece of that. ok fine... so they go over to Clickbank and find a product - and again Im fine with that.... So from there you build a site, add a few articles build a lander run an ad and get people on a mailing list. Do I need to point out the many points of failure in this scenario? and because this is a discussion... I will.

    The selecting of a product is one thing... but then selling said product, and I would bet better than 90% of the time the sellers do not actually buy the product, let alone use it. How can you write paralleled content or create a parallel piece of bait ( a piece of content to exchange for an e-mail address ) if you have never looked at the product?

    WHY I think this is a big deal? There is a key variable in the creation of a funnel, and that is consistency. If the freebie you are giving away deviates from the product itself - it will ultimately fail - "It" being the effort to lock a person in and then try to get them to click on the affiliate link to buy the product.

    Which leads us to then creating an e-mail sequence. If you have no clue what you are selling, how exactly can you communicate what the "Benefits" of the product you are selling are? I have joined I dont know how many mailing lists from members on and off the WF over the years and have been bombarded with BUY BUY BUY... and hardly if ever... have I seen if your goal is this.. try this, or try that, or I did this, and I did that, and this over here didn't work for me... this product does this and that ( click now to buy )

    In a nutshell the whole process is very detached there is no connection between the seller, the buyer and the product. The whole process becomes a waste of time and effort with 2 of the 3 parties involved.

    So the other method is "Organic". As i lay this out I want to point out that the people that are trying to "Manage" an income.. are looking up to this model not realizing there is a difference.

    Charli D'Amelio - Organic as the day is long... probably taking 3 to 4 dance classes a week... just doing her thing on TikTok - and BAM all of the sudden she becomes a multi million dollar thing.

    Colonel Sanders - door to door, one less no to a yes - in it to win it, and believed in the process

    Roman Atwood - had a passion for making videos long before YouTube

    Mr. Beast - nothing but Passion

    Search YouTube, and its absolutely all over the place DIY channels, Music Channels, Cooking channels, Nomad life channels literally everywhere people just doing themselves - and in time it works out.

    So the absolute core of "Organic" is using your own personal knowledge or skill or the fact you are learning a skill, and presenting THAT. The path to mastery is said to take 10,000 hours. There is a clear - better than clear path to teaching what you most need to learn within those 10,000 hours and share your journey... and that PATH leads to making money online and doing so in a consistent manor.

    I believe there is such thing as a hybrid model of sorts. So you are starting out.. you get hosting... get hosting that allows for 2 sites... Start a "Organic" site that documents your journey... and then the second site... that actually makes an attempt to making money online.

    The Organic documentation site becomes an ASSET, The managed sites will come and go - but the Organic site will remain... it will be your journal of sorts - the documentation of those 10,000 hours to actually getting to the point that you are making money. A clear documented path of what worked what didn't for yourself to reflect on and for others to learn from.

    Success is a journey... its a lifetime. I may have success but that doesn't mean I stop learning...and in the process of learning, I have ambitions of sharing that path when I can, to maybe make someone else journey a bit shorter.

    And that's the thing for many of us here... we have an amount of success... we have knowledge... online I could probably sell just about anything ( offline too but that's a whole other discussion ) BUT I have a learned skill base... getting traffic is EASY - for ME, but the reality is for 99% of everyone else it is the hugest hurdle of them all - i've put in the 10,000 hours ( and then some )

    The issue I have... is traffic is not a one answer solution. Its just not a do this and this and this... and bing there you go. In a funnel as an example.. there are 3 steps ( very basic funnel ) the Ad, The Lander, and The Offer - forget the e-mail sequence and all of that.. all 3 steps have more room for error than success... words images color and cost ( added a new variable in there for those not paying attention ) thats ALL we are really dealing with... and as easy as words images color and cost sounds... its down right complicated.

    Havent looked, I bet this post is as long as heel... But that would be my advice.. 2 sites... one that tries to sell, and the other that documents all of those tries.

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    • Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

      Mark, I understand the answers provided were not maybe the direction you were hoping for - and I get that. I am pretty consistent with the whole sell product message. It is simply the lowest cost of entry - you can start with products you may have sitting in your own home - and it is probably the quickest way to obtain results, you can literally list something TODAY and sell it in the same day (not that this is always true - but it happens frequently )
      I had no preconceived notions about what the thread may look like. Another person today is asking about WSOs that really work. Whether it's selling stuff on Ebay or writing and selling an ebook or being an affiliate or whatever, I was just trying to generate some ideas for our members looking for help.

      I've found that many times people (at least I did in the beginning) fell in love with the dream sold by the gurus and stayed broke longer than need be when the "diamonds" were sitting in the garage ready to sell.

      As far as the parameters I listed, I just came up with them out of a combination of a bunch of "how do I make money by Friday" posts that have shown up here. Of course, there are countless situations people are in so maybe that was less helpful than I thought it would be.

      Good stuff so far. Thanks to all for sharing. Keep it going!

      Mark
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    Create your own specialized Agency of workers who are offering gigs on various platforms.

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      Originally Posted by Profit Traveler View Post

      If you are good with working with people I would go with Drop Servicing.

      Create your own specialized Agency of workers who are offering gigs on various platforms.

      The Buy low Sell high Strategy for Internet Related Tasks.

      Drop Servicing is very cool , I am doing it from last 10 years and makes very good profit . I have a agency and my site getting regular orders , I am focusing only on marketing and client finding. I have a team of trusted freelancers and they really provide quality work.


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    I am still wondering, from where to start :-)
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    • Originally Posted by hammadsaeed View Post

      I am still wondering, from where to start :-)
      What have you tried?

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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    A few years ago, I had a friend contact me for help. He had a lot of stuff he wanted to sell AND a lot of stuff he wanted to buy.
    His problem was that he was next to useless on a computer and, although he had a basic understanding of eBay, he didn't know enough.

    He asked if I could help him, and make money at the same time.


    Over a 3 year period, a lot of different things were bought and sold.
    I made commission each time I did something for him.


    After having got the momentum going, I was making good money but only spending a small amount of time. From memory, I was making between $200 and $700 per month, depending on how busy he was with his dealings.


    It was the easiest money I ever made, and it also helped my friend who focused on his buying and selling decisions. We worked on the ads together and I didn't spend more than a couple of hours a week on it, regardless of how much work there was.



    My point is this: if you know someone needing help in this way, offer your help. Remember, not everybody is an eBay expert.
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    • Profile picture of the author savidge4
      Originally Posted by laurencewins View Post

      Over a 3 year period, a lot of different things were bought and sold.
      I made commission each time I did something for him... ...From memory, I was making between $200 and $700 per month, depending on how busy he was with his dealings.
      Yes, this is in a way very viable. From time to time we deal with older folks that understand the pain they would be leaving their kids with a collection of X, and we come in and help them start liquidating some of the pieces.

      There is also a bunch of eBay consignment stores kind of all over the States as well

      The interesting question would be if YOU were making $200 to $700 a month, what was the guy making?

      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      Let's say you buy 100 items for $5 each. Thats a $500 investment. If you only sell 50% of these items at $15 each, then thats 50 sales. $15 x 50 sales = $750. So you profited $250. At this rate you would need to list 400 items a month at $15 (assuming the $5 product cost) to reach your $1000/month.
      Math would be a bit off here... You "Profit" for the month after selling 50 items would be $500. the remaining $250 would then be re-invested in $5.00 items (because we are talking about consistency ) You would then have $250 COG ( Cost Of Goods ) carry over.

      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      But I'm being generous. I typically only sell 25% - 30% of my ebay listings. Which means my selling price will have to be much higher to reach that $1000/month at the rate calculated above so my profits can compensate for the lack of selling volume.

      Not to mention all the inventory on my hands.

      It's doable, so the answer is to find and sell products on eBay that allow for high profit margins... and/or high selling volume. If you want to work that hard.
      First off, I know you have been away for a while... I have a thread on this very topic; ( https://www.warriorforum.com/warrior...days-ebay.html ) where I turned a starting investment of $40 into over $3000 the first month... and as this played out over a year there was above $100,000 in a bank account.

      eBay selling follows some pretty simple patterns... In general, meaning you are not selling goofy off the wall stuff that doesn't sell you will find you sell right in at 3% of your inventory on a daily basis. if you have 100 items and keep it at 100 items for the month, you can count on selling 3 items a day or 90 items a month. This actually scales pretty consistent - 1000 items and you are selling 3% or 30 a day 900 items a month.

      My wifes eBay operation sits at about 2.8% conversion... My son is at 4.2% so far this year. The difference being My wifes store(s) sell a full spectrum of products, whereas the sons store is very niched - and he has a knack for understanding whats fire right now and selling THAT.

      To sell 100 items in a month... you can't expect to list 100 items and sell those items in the same month... UNLESS you get your hands on something that is just in that much demand - and this does happen. Right before Christmas we bought huge lots of name brand network cameras from like 5 different suppliers for stupid money... and sold over 2500 units in like 3 weeks - it's does happen - BUT it takes having the capitol and the connections to get deals like this.

      RE-INVESTMENT is the absolute key to this becoming "Consistent" If you start with 100 $5.00 items and sell 50 of them... instead of pulling the "income" you reinvest, you then have $750 in new inventory or 125 $5.00 COG items ADD the 50 items already present and you have 175 items in your store... you sell 50% of those we will say 85 items x $15.00 you have $1275 AND $1275 in standing inventory... do that 1 more time and you are buying 255 new items @ $5.00 each, you now have 340 items in your store - and a sales percentage of 3% - you are selling 9 items per day at $10 PROFIT, and $5.00 COG. $90 x 30 days is $2700 a month - EVERY MONTH as long as you keep the inventory levels where they need to be - and all of this is over a 3-month building period with $500 invested - $32,400 part time per year with $500 as a star-up investment.

      Again, it's the word "Consistency" and the ability to consistently re-invest to hold your inventory levels that allows for a sustainable and consistent income.

      I personally will tell you this can be done with 2 hours a day - I have the thread to prove it.

      The HARDEST part in all of this... is getting to 100 items in your store... and keeping it there. Because as you are adding items, you are selling items. Once you get to the 3 month mark as laid out above you are right in hr 9 items per day sold area... and in 2 hours you should be able to list 10 and ship the 9 - so getting t0 100 items to start should be a goal - it becomes the conditioning of action - for what is to come... you then need to stay consistent in effort and get to the 300 items listed - to hold that 2 hours of work level.

      somewhere in the 300 to 500 range is where it becomes a "Job' meaning it no longer is a part time thing. A job you are out shopping all day - come on now! LOL That is specifically how I got my wife into this in the first place... Honey you can go out and shop all day if you want. LOL.

      500 to 1000 and its time to think about hiring some added hands.

      I talk about in that thread how to find ideal items to sell... if you would like I can go over that here... and how to specifically use the eBay app to better optimize what you are buying to increase turnover - and profit.

      Hope that Helps!
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      • Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

        If you start with 100 $5.00 items and sell 50 of them... instead of pulling the "income" you reinvest, you then have $750 in new inventory or 125 $5.00 COG items ADD the 50 items already present and you have 175 items in your store... you sell 50% of those we will say 85 items x $15.00 you have $1275 AND $1275 in standing inventory... do that 1 more time and you are buying 255 new items @ $5.00 each, you now have 340 items in your store
        Amazing math. I follow everything you're saying here, but 1 question:

        If we assume that the other half of the 50% (the 50 out of the 100 that doesn't sell) NEVER sells... is it still plausible to factor it in to the COG formula that you used to get 175 items and then then 340 items?

        Also...

        Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

        and a sales percentage of 3% - you are selling 9 items per day
        How did you derive the 3% sales percentage from the example? At 9 items per day (assuming we keep the inventory capped) 3% of 300 items would be ≈ 9 items. Did you round down from the 340 number just to make the math simpler?

        And...

        Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

        I talk about in that thread how to find ideal items to sell... if you would like I can go over that here... and how to specifically use the eBay app to better optimize what you are buying to increase turnover - and profit.
        Yes indeed let's go over it here. Any new tips I'm all ears for.
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        • Profile picture of the author savidge4
          Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

          If we assume that the other half of the 50% (the 50 out of the 100 that doesn't sell) NEVER sells... is it still plausible to factor it in to the COG formula that you used to get 175 items and then then 340 items?
          In the my eBay thread we bought some video games... i actually still have one of those listed - its been what 3 years? sooner or later the thing will sell. We also bought a large glass A&W Root Beer mug... and didn't think about it at the time but the cost to ship the thing was ridiculous. ( it weighed like 5lbs or something - it's silly heavy ) I still have that on my desk as a constant reminder LOL BUT I would say that the mug would be the ONLY thing that would not sell at some point, and truth be told I could more than without question get a equal return for cost at say a garage sale for that.

          I would be looking more at why something is not selling - ensuring its priced right - or was it just a bad buy? and in that case could it be sold on facebook to maybe recoup the COG cost? OR group like items on facebook and sell in a lot to other unknowing resellers? OR dump it in a garage sale to recoup the cost?

          And as I will describe later.. we want to ensure we are not put in this situation... no sense in taking "Risk" when its not needed. "Smart selling requires smart buying" - a quote from my Grandfather


          Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

          How did you derive the 3% sales percentage from the example? At 9 items per day (assuming we keep the inventory capped) 3% of 300 items would be ≈ 9 items. Did you round down from the 340 number just to make the math simpler?
          Rounded yes, to make the numbers easier.

          Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

          Yes indeed let's go over it here. Any new tips I'm all ears for.
          I have a couple of uncomfortable meetings this evening with overseas clients that given the current state of affairs in the world need some added attention... to hopefully avoid a situation that may be worse than what they already are. I will get a post up about the buying strategy I use and how to use the tools available to make smart buys, to create smart selling sometime tomorrow for sure.

          Appreciate the questions!
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  • Profile picture of the author Klara Pelhe
    Yes, this really depends on how much budget the person has in the beginning of the journey, as it's much easier to achieve great things with higher amount of cash. But, in the reality, the majority of people aren't in this position in the beginning, so we should count that they don't have too money to spent.

    There are a bunch of different ways for generating money and profit, and it depends on each persons wished and qualifications, but I would maybe suggest going with some affiliate marketing things, joining some networks, adding links to site or social media and start earning from it. Or, some dropshipping also wouldn't be that demanding for beginners, so I would consider it as one idea as well.
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      Originally Posted by Klara Pelhe View Post

      Or, some dropshipping also wouldn't be that demanding for beginners, so I would consider it as one idea as well.
      I wouldn't recommend dropshipping for complete beginners as you may need considerable funds to complete orders.

      Offline one of the killers of business isn't profitably but rather cash flow. I successful dropship campaign could lead to needing to fork out money first.

      One of the reason the eBay idea works is because you are putting products infront of a audience of buyers. Something you have to manufacture yourself if dropshipping from your own store.
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      • Profile picture of the author Intrepreneur
        If you can buy something at $2500 and sell it for $5000 you wouldn't be worried about any shipping costs as you have $2500 profit. It's so easy to not worry about it if you sell at double the price.
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  • One way someone can get into dropshipping aware of the costs to complete orders is to setup website, offer Paypal as their primary payment option, and fulfill orders through the dropshipper with the funds in their Paypal account.

    If the dropshipper requires a credit or debit card to complete orders, you can get a Paypal debit card that is linked to your account and use that as a payment method to pay immediately for the dropshipping order.
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  • Profile picture of the author savidge4
    How to identify and source items that will sell


    From all of the research I have done, eBay is the only platform that allows you the ability to see how many of an item have sold over a period of time. With eBay that time is spread across 90 days.

    All of the other platforms this number is just not available. The closest would be the Amazon category rating... but that is over the lifetime of the listing and really has no indication of how many have sold in the last X amount of time. So really isnt giving you any amount of hard data to suggest, this item would sell.

    Back to eBay. there are 2 numbers we want to look at. How many are currently for sale, and then how many have sold in the last 90 days. On the desktop and mobile app you cansearch an item and see specifically how many listings there are for that item and then on the computer site version you would want to do a search,and in the upper left you will see "Advanced" and click that, and then you want to ensure that the term you searched is in the "Enter keyword or item number" box and below that you want to place a check next to "Sold listings". you then will see how many have sold in the last 90 days.

    On mobile you search for an item and get the number of items listed, and then click the menu icon on the right and scroll down to sold listings and click that and again the number of sold listiings will be on that screen.

    So the math part of this. We now have the number of items currently listed to sell, and the number of items sold in the past 90 days. You want to add those 2 numbers together, and then divide how many have sold in the last 90 days by the 2 numbers together.

    So lets say there are 1000 listings and 200 sold. you would add 1000 + 200 = 1200. you then divide 200 by 1200 and you end up with basically a percentage .16666.

    That number directly relates to what percentage of that item will sell in the next 90 days. 16% of the 1200 listed items or 192 of that specific item will sell in the next 90 days.

    Now we have a number that tells us if the item will sell anytime soon or if we may be sitting on it. 16% is obviously not something that would be of interest if speed of sale is a consideration.

    If you look at something like the GoPro hero 9 black there are 292 active listings and there are 1212 sold listings ( this is an extreme example btw ) so we can run the math 1212+292=1504 and then divide that by number sold and we get 1.24 OR 124% of active listings will sell in the next 90 days.

    I will say that if this was a variable that I was really looking at in terms of what to buy, I wouldn't be buying anything with less than a 50% possible sell rate. BUT I am playing the consistency game... so knowing it will sell, just not maybe tomorrow is ok in my book. I look at it as a money printer of sorts... for every $1 into the printer, I end up with at least $3.00 back

    The lowest ratio I look at is 3x of COG so as the example that is being used... buy something for $5.00 and after fees and shipping you end up with $15.00 - this is the MINIMUM requirement for me buying something to sell... buying coffee mugs for $.50 and selling them for $12.00 obviously far exceeds that minimum. There are some that sell almost instantly ( Starbucks mugs ) and there are others that have a tendency to sit a while.

    I justify holding an item for a longer period of time and not worrying about working in the COG at the time because the profit ratio is much higher. Sooner or later I am going to turn every $1.00 into a minimum of $3.00

    Another thing to consider when buying to sell is BRAND. if you are looking at something that you are on the fence about it terms of the eBay sell through rate or if the item is nonexistent on eBay... you want to go ahead and do a Google search and see how many listings for the item might be there.

    I can say in our experience that buying off brand type stuff - is a long game. We buy a lot of off brand clothes and shoes ( mostly kids shoes ) and it just takes longer to sell than say the same items made by Nike as an example. BUT we are buying this stuff at pennies on the dollar, so it is worth the "investment" in the long run.

    I would say starting out... you want to find BRANDS that sell, and items that are in the 50% or greater turnover rate. This ensures the faster turnover on most of your inventory.

    Something I would look out for when sourcing on say Facebook Market place or Craigslist is people selling items in bulk. This is a RED FLAG as a reseller looking to buy items to sell. They are more often than not selling the items, because they cant sell them themselves. When in doubt ASK right? Often time i find this stuff that people were selling on Amazon, and at some point Amazon rejected the item - OR they are in categories that are over saturated.

    Cellphone cases would be a good example of this. a quick search for "iphone 12 phone case" produces 63,000 results, and a quick look at sold listing is less than 1000. a brutal brutal extreme example of whatnot to buy...the exact opposite of say GoPro thats on the other end of th spectrum.

    Any questions please feel free to ask!
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    • Profile picture of the author GordonJ
      Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

      How to identify and source items that will sell

      This is a brilliant plan for most beginners and can lead to full time income. Once you have some success, then you might want to "specialize", or focus in on some items with constant demand.

      So, this is to call attention, using the idea above (SOLD listings) to see some stored value in items which could be sourced locally and sold anywhere.

      While at eBay, search HOBART MIXERS, and then the sold listings. You will see SOLD listings from a few dollars to over 9 thousand dollars. It is a market, an evergreen one, which has a lot of demand and because so many small businesses don't have a clue...quite a supply of going out of business sales too.

      Heck, just with parts and pieces alone, someone could be making that 1k a month quite easily. It is just one of many SPECIALTY items with high demand, lots of sales and some profits ready for the taking.

      I think this eBay idea (along with savidge4's post on it) is probably the most tested and proven way for a Warrior to get into IM and start building a business. And as you reinvest, you can work your way up the ladder to where it only takes ONE transaction a month to reach that $1,000.00 goal.

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    • Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

      So the math part of this. We now have the number of items currently listed to sell, and the number of items sold in the past 90 days. You want to add those 2 numbers together, and then divide how many have sold in the last 90 days by the 2 numbers together.

      So lets say there are 1000 listings and 200 sold. you would add 1000 + 200 = 1200. you then divide 200 by 1200 and you end up with basically a percentage .16666.

      That number directly relates to what percentage of that item will sell in the next 90 days. 16% of the 1200 listed items or 192 of that specific item will sell in the next 90 days.

      Now we have a number that tells us if the item will sell anytime soon or if we may be sitting on it.
      Love this part here. Never did the math this way and is an interesting factor when determining how quickly something is likely to sell.

      How do you compete within a category where the dominate sellers are selling for $5 or less and you're trying to sell for $10 - $15.

      If such a situation is present, do you wait and let buyers find you, or is this a clear sign that you shouldn't be selling in this niche anyway?
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      • Profile picture of the author savidge4
        Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

        How do you compete within a category where the dominate sellers are selling for $5 or less and you're trying to sell for $10 - $15.

        If such a situation is present, do you wait and let buyers find you, or is this a clear sign that you shouldn't be selling in this niche anyway?
        This is an interesting scenario... There are probably 2 ways to look at this - and in both scenarios there is one tell ale piece of data that can be looked out to figure this out.

        The absolute wonder of eBays "sold" reporting is you can very matter of factly understand what market will bear. Are all of the items selling for $5.00 or less, AND are there any selling for more? THIS will let you understand if you should be selling that product or not.

        The 2 scenarios... #1 Competing with sellers from China. I could run a whole 5000 word essay on why nd how they can sell and ship so cheaply... but the USP ( Unique Selling Prospective ) if you will is how fast does the buyer wants the product. I personally will buy from a Chinese seller if I do not need what ever it is I am buying yesterday - and pay less because of that. But when I need it NOW.. I am obviously going to look for a US based seller.

        You see this on eBay all the time with "US Based Seller" text included in the lead product photo - This becomes a USP - basically implying "Fast delivery time" - not always the case... but it is implied.

        #2 is good ol self inflicted I think the product is worth X they are $Z if I go buy them at the store. - OR I payed Z so I have to sell for X. but again you can look at Solds and see exactly what market will bear.

        The buying strategy of looking up each and every item you are buying to sell removes #2 completely. It also take YOU out of the pricing of an item.

        A good example... I sell things on Facebook Market Place... how to price items there stumped me for the longest time, but I finally figured it out. Lets just say you have a $1000 Mtn Bike.. you think Hey I can sell that for $500, and you list it... it probably will not sell.

        Pricing on Facebook you want to do a quick search on Google.... Mtn Bike and find the least expensive one you can find ( $280 at Walmart ) and the $1000 bike you want to sell is worth HALF of the cheapest new bike. $140 and you will sell it pretty quickly. Anything north of the $280 and you will sit on it for sure... and the further north of the $140 but under $280 you are.. the longer it will take to sell. - What the Market will Bear.

        Each market is very different. Amazon and eBay are very similar in price ( generally - many times eBay is less expensive tho ) Etsy is far more expensive and Facebook is pretty low... and garage sales tend to be even lower.

        My list of maximum price tag ( not profit ):
        1. Retail
        2. Etsy
        3. Amazon / eBay
        4. Craigslist
        5. Facebook
        6. Garage Sales

        And when I say price tag... In retail you will get the highest price.. but for your average seller it will be on commission or have added expenses associated with the sale... so the item will sell for more, but hat ends up in your pocket may fall in the Etsy or Amazon / eBay area.

        Hope that Answer the question!
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          I assume, then, that buying garage sale and selling on ebay is profitable. But is buying on Craigslist and selling on eBay (or Facebook to craigslist or Craigslist to Amazon) profitable?
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          [*]Retail[*]Etsy[*]Amazon / eBay[*]Craigslist[*]Facebook[*]Garage Sales[/LIST]
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          • Profile picture of the author savidge4
            Originally Posted by DABK View Post

            I assume, then, that buying garage sale and selling on ebay is profitable. But is buying on Craigslist and selling on eBay (or Facebook to craigslist or Craigslist to Amazon) profitable?
            Buying is a whole other thing... because Retail like Walmart or Lowes or your local grocery store will mark things down to et rid of it. We buy inventory from Walmart pretty much regularly.

            You basically can buy from all the above and sell on another as long as you understand what market will bear in comparison to how much you paid.
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  • I think we can throw Mercari into the mix also as a platform where you can sell higher priced items. On your scale i would put it right after Etsy and before Amazon/Ebay.

    One thing i like about Mercari is their shipping model. There's a flat rate for first class shipping throughout the entire US no matter where you live - versus on Ebay the shipping price varies based on your location.

    I'm not the analytics guy so it's frustrating for me to have to factor in the cost of shipping to LA, Hawaii or Alaska when selling on Ebay. But on Mercari it's one rate anywhere.

    So yes I've been able to buy at a bargain from Amazon & Ebay and was able to sell on Mercari at a profit, so i think your scale is accurate there.

    I think your scale is accurate also with Etsy being at #2 as my sister sells high priced custom made cups (the size of a fountain drink at the gas station) on Etsy and does really well - but doesn't have the same luck on Ebay.
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    • Profile picture of the author savidge4
      Mercari is a viable option... not so much a platform I like to use - I can however understand the simplicity of use, I get it. There are a couple of reasons we don't use it... Everything is marked up and then reduced in price... and as a buyer I find I can always find things for less elsewhere.. and if I am not going to use it as a buyer, Im not going to sell there? make sense? The other reason is If we are putting all this effort into 2 Amazon stores, 6 eBay stores, an Etsy Store - soon to be 2 Etsy stores, and a Facebook / Instagram Store do we really need another platform? I know many people that cross post between platforms... and thats just to complicated at scale.

      In terms of shipping... we use free shipping almost exclusively on all of our shipments - especially on eBay. There is a bit of a trick. You and I are about in the same boat WV and SC are geographically close. We just use the zip 90210 ( and I am sure you are old enough to know that reference ).

      Shipping to CA or HI or AK are all the same. you can use a tool like this: ( https://www.pirateship.com/usps/zone-map ) to visually understand the zones ( and Pirateship is not badly price for shipping outside of eBay )

      So pricing as if you are sending to the furthest possible destination... and then you send closer, means you are increasing your profit margin. I would say 80% of what we sell on eBay doesnt go further than Texas most of the time.

      On eBay you also want to ensure you are selling internationally. In doing this, you can deny returns, and you only have to ship the item to KY.. so shipping is super cheap. Ebay takes care of all of the added international shipping and paperwork ( and it costs you the seller nothing to do this ). I would say somewhere between 5 and 10% of our sales are international. and we are sending to zone 3 and charging for zone 8 - so its a nice boost in added profit on a sale.

      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      I think we can throw Mercari into the mix also as a platform where you can sell higher priced items. On your scale i would put it right after Etsy and before Amazon/Ebay.

      One thing i like about Mercari is their shipping model. There's a flat rate for first class shipping throughout the entire US no matter where you live - versus on Ebay the shipping price varies based on your location.

      I'm not the analytics guy so it's frustrating for me to have to factor in the cost of shipping to LA, Hawaii or Alaska when selling on Ebay. But on Mercari it's one rate anywhere.

      So yes I've been able to buy at a bargain from Amazon & Ebay and was able to sell on Mercari at a profit, so i think your scale is accurate there.

      I think your scale is accurate also with Etsy being at #2 as my sister sells high priced custom made cups (the size of a fountain drink at the gas station) on Etsy and does really well - but doesn't have the same luck on Ebay.
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  • I get it. I like to cross post my merchandise on multiple platforms to quicken the process of sales. But admittedly i have to stay on top of it so i dont run out of inventory on one platform, and then get a sale on another platform and have no merchandise to ship. Has happened before.

    I dont do international shipping but will now consider it. I know ebay has ebay international shipping which makes things a breeze, but I'm an automation guy - i get lazy with filling out the customs form. Guess lazy marketers dont get paid.

    As far as pricing goes when shipping far west, I've accepted the fact that a small chunk of my profits will diminish when shipping to different zones in the US. So if i have to profit less a dollar by mailing west I'm content with it.

    I like using eBay's shipping calculator before i mail to research shipping costs before i buy and list (https://www.ebay.com/shp/Calculator).
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      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      I dont do international shipping but will now consider it. I know ebay has ebay international shipping which makes things a breeze, but I'm an automation guy - i get lazy with filling out the customs form. Guess lazy marketers dont get paid.
      With eBay's international shipping you dont have to fill out any of the forms... you just have to send it to their (eBay's ) international warehouse - and even that is the address used when the item is sold... so on your end absolutely nothing changes.
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    I like to follow amongst many others Jordan Welch (youtube Channel same name check him out) who took Drop-shipping to several "other levels" and at the ripe old age of 23 did $2.5 Million+ in 2021 with his business.


    Goes into great "Savidge like" detail on how he finds products and creates brands around that single product along with complimentary additional products.
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    • Profile picture of the author savidge4
      Originally Posted by Profit Traveler View Post

      and at the ripe old age of 23 did $2.5 Million+ in 2021 with his business.
      Im in no way knocking Jordan Welch here... but, this is a pet peeve of mine... he did 2.5million in sales... but EARNED $230,000? something like that. obviously not something to sneeze at... $50,000 ish of that was from YouTube.. even tho he doesn't exactly reveal that, you can do the math to figure it out. So its really more in line with Grossed 2.5 million and netted ( took home ) Like $170,000.

      My pet peeve is saying I MADE $2.5 Million... but really you are in the 7.5% profit area. As much as this is technically a "profitable" business... in the business world this has red flags all over it.

      When you look at Jordans overall Business structure... and watch some of his videos... he talks about Shopify holding his funds... so he is ad and product spending above and beyond his cash flow. A sudden boom in sales and he is cash backwards. He is having to use capital from one aspect of his "business" to feed the other.

      And its THIS that I take issue with "drop shipping" for newbies... because its just riddled with expense, that someone with little no to experience / money might struggle with. Could you imagine picking a banger of a product and selling $100,000 and not being able to pay the drop shipper? - I have heard this story over and over in the last few years... financially ruined people by being successful, because they didn't understand the financial circumstances they were placing themselves into.

      If I personally am looking at a business I am running thats making lets say 10% profit... There is something wrong... If I am running a business that I have to put the 90% up front each and every month.. to get the 10% - oh boy. To break that down a bit more.. in a months time on Shopify you sell $100,000 in product.. you will pay out in ads and product $90,000 in order to get the $100,000.

      Thats not a business, that is working for others... because the others are making far more than you. If your Ad spend is more than what you make in a month... there is something wrong. If the expense of the product is more than what you earn... there is something wrong. I would go so far as to say if the expense of ad and product is more than what you earn - there is something wrong

      In my service business' my cost is about 40%. In my print business my cost is about 20%. In my online product sales business my cost is about 35%. In my retail aspects... cost sits in around 50%. I would be and HAVE dropped business' with expenses about say 70% - thats kinda where food service sits generally - what many consider to be one of the worst business models.

      I will say one thing... Jordan come tax time - GOLDEN - 93%+ expenses on Gross income - A CPA's wet dream

      EASY money aint easy... Jordan is very candid about having to get his hussle on... to keep his machine rolling.

      Again, I am no belittling Jordan... I am not suggesting drop shipping is bad. Let me ask this... how often do I talk about Amazon? I sell on Amazon... but I am open to sell in all but 3 of 42 categories... my experience and that of one just starting - nowhere near the same thing.. and I primarily DO NOT selling the categories that are open to people first starting up ( isnt that a shocker )

      The closest I come to Drop Shipping at this point is really affiliate deals with way higher percentages. I sell the product, and the company itself collects the payment, and I collect say 30% at the end of the month I usually in these types of arrangements end up selling the site to the Company at some point.

      Because I have business experience... the whole drop shipping model just makes no sense to me. @dave_hermansen a member here.. thats his thing... he is good at it.. the pair of us just see things differently.

      If this is something you might be interested in by all means check out Jordan Welsh... or check out dave_hermansen at his site: ( https://storecoach.com/pages/start-online-store ) and see what he has to offer.
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      • Profile picture of the author Profit Traveler
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        Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

        Im in no way knocking Jordan Welch here... but, this is a pet peeve of mine... he did 2.5million in sales... but EARNED $230,000? something like that. obviously not something to sneeze at... $50,000 ish of that was from YouTube.. even tho he doesn't exactly reveal that, you can do the math to figure it out. So its really more in line with Grossed 2.5 million and netted ( took home ) Like $170,000.

        My pet peeve is saying I MADE $2.5 Million... but really you are in the 7.5% profit area. As much as this is technically a "profitable" business... in the business world this has red flags all over it.

        When you look at Jordans overall Business structure... and watch some of his videos... he talks about Shopify holding his funds... so he is ad and product spending above and beyond his cash flow. A sudden boom in sales and he is cash backwards. He is having to use capital from one aspect of his "business" to feed the other.

        And its THIS that I take issue with "drop shipping" for newbies... because its just riddled with expense, that someone with little no to experience / money might struggle with. Could you imagine picking a banger of a product and selling $100,000 and not being able to pay the drop shipper? - I have heard this story over and over in the last few years... financially ruined people by being successful, because they didn't understand the financial circumstances they were placing themselves into.

        If I personally am looking at a business I am running thats making lets say 10% profit... There is something wrong... If I am running a business that I have to put the 90% up front each and every month.. to get the 10% - oh boy. To break that down a bit more.. in a months time on Shopify you sell $100,000 in product.. you will pay out in ads and product $90,000 in order to get the $100,000.

        Thats not a business, that is working for others... because the others are making far more than you. If your Ad spend is more than what you make in a month... there is something wrong. If the expense of the product is more than what you earn... there is something wrong. I would go so far as to say if the expense of ad and product is more than what you earn - there is something wrong

        In my service business' my cost is about 40%. In my print business my cost is about 20%. In my online product sales business my cost is about 35%. In my retail aspects... cost sits in around 50%. I would be and HAVE dropped business' with expenses about say 70% - thats kinda where food service sits generally - what many consider to be one of the worst business models.

        I will say one thing... Jordan come tax time - GOLDEN - 93%+ expenses on Gross income - A CPA's wet dream

        EASY money aint easy... Jordan is very candid about having to get his hussle on... to keep his machine rolling.

        Again, I am no belittling Jordan... I am not suggesting drop shipping is bad. Let me ask this... how often do I talk about Amazon? I sell on Amazon... but I am open to sell in all but 3 of 42 categories... my experience and that of one just starting - nowhere near the same thing.. and I primarily DO NOT selling the categories that are open to people first starting up ( isnt that a shocker )

        The closest I come to Drop Shipping at this point is really affiliate deals with way higher percentages. I sell the product, and the company itself collects the payment, and I collect say 30% at the end of the month I usually in these types of arrangements end up selling the site to the Company at some point.

        Because I have business experience... the whole drop shipping model just makes no sense to me. @dave_hermansen a member here.. thats his thing... he is good at it.. the pair of us just see things differently.

        If this is something you might be interested in by all means check out Jordan Welsh... or check out dave_hermansen at his site: ( https://storecoach.com/pages/start-online-store ) and see what he has to offer.

        Sorry just saw your comment...


        He has a Branded Store, An App, and YouTube and other income streams. The app has profit of $40,000 monthly on its own. And this detailed video was 10 months ago...It all began with eComm/Dropshipping.

        In his content he shares alot of the pitfalls and challenges of dropshipping and alot of transparency.

        If he was one of those that just throws out Sales and not Net Profit I would wholeheartedly agree but you have him at $14,000 a month. Not seeing the total picture. Of course that $2.5 Million is how you get the clicks on YouTube but all in all I like the guy and at 23 is kicking ass and helping a few people not trying to milk them as many in our profession do.


        I actually put both of you on the same level with an over the top attitude of helping others and keeping it real.


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  • Profile picture of the author wahab783287
    Before we start, you have to believe that it is really possible to earn $1000 per month.
    if you really want to earn $1000 per month, you have to make side hustle. Invert your time in learning new skills or improve your business strategy.
    There many possibilities out in the world, just you have to make some struggle
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  • Profile picture of the author sdentrepreneur
    Making $1,000 Per Month is a very low goal. There is so much money to be made online. What I've learned being full time with Digital and Social Media Marketing since 2008, it's mostly mindset and work ethic. There is no get rich quick scheme.
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  • Profile picture of the author bonzo124
    Many people earn more than 1000 per month with affiliate marketing. You can start with a few dollars or no money at all if you know what to do.

    Find an offer and reach your target audience (blogs, social media, youtube, forums, ads, etc.) But it takes work and some consistency like any other business model.
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    Well this depends on so many factors like mindset ,limiting beliefs etc .But i think the most important ome its a huge desire to make money .Like Thomas Eric said ehen you have a powerful desire you make it true even if you sleep 3 hours per night
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    Well , Great Post, let me try today
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  • Profile picture of the author Gaz Cooper
    The fastest way someone can start earning online is by providing services online of you have some skills even being able to install WordPress on a server there is someone out there that is willing to pay you to do so I have a WordPress assistant that I pay to do that all the time and its a simple process but I don't have the time for it so happily pay a few bucks to save me the time.

    If you are good at graphics and design then instantly you can start offering banners and logo services there is even software that can do that for you also and people are happy to pay you to make their logos.

    Then there is explainer videos that command quite a penny on some of the service sites like upwork just spend the $60 odd bucks for the software spend a few hours getting the hang of it and ya off to the races.
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  • Profile picture of the author jgriff225
    Making a $1000 a month consistently is very achievable. People like to complicate things you could just try starting a blog/website about something that interests you.

    A website is a great way to not only earn some extra cash, but also to become part of a community. Once your blog has been up and running for a while then you can start thinking about making money from it.

    There are many ways to make money from creating a website - sponsored posts, advertising, affiliate marketing and much more.The problem is nothing happens overnight and after a few months unfortunately most people give up on their websites.

    If however you work hard and consistantly add good content to your site for at least 6-18 months then you will have a great chance but nothing is guaranteed.


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  • Profile picture of the author VirtualVeena
    Is there any FREE guide here which gives you a step by step plan to make $1000 a month?
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    • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
      Originally Posted by VirtualVeena View Post

      Is there any FREE guide here which gives you a step by step plan to make $1000 a month?
      Yep at least 2 people laid out the steps they took to make that amount in the Path Section of the Forum. Since your not in the US. The first one probably does not apply to you. But you can still learn from it - https://www.warriorforum.com/warrior...days-ebay.html

      Now for the second one. The poster abandon this Path, however ever he was making over a $1000.00 a month shortly after he started the Path. - https://www.warriorforum.com/warrior...days-ebay.html

      If you actually look around the forum, others have laid out what they have done to make that money.
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      • Profile picture of the author VirtualVeena
        Originally Posted by DWolfe View Post

        Yep at least 2 people laid out the steps they took to make that amount in the Path Section of the Forum. Since your not in the US. The first one probably does not apply to you. But you can still learn from it - https://www.warriorforum.com/warrior...days-ebay.html

        Now for the second one. The poster abandon this Path, however ever he was making over a $1000.00 a month shortly after he started the Path. - https://www.warriorforum.com/warrior...days-ebay.html

        If you actually look around the forum, others have laid out what they have done to make that money.
        I have no clue as to what I can sell on ebay.
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        • Profile picture of the author DABK
          You did not click on the link DWolf provided.
          It teaches you what to sell on EBay and how to do it profitable. Click on the link, read the posts, you will know what to do to make money on EBay. It is a step-by-step guide, covers everything you need to know. Really.

          Originally Posted by VirtualVeena View Post

          I have no clue as to what I can sell on ebay.
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          • Profile picture of the author VirtualVeena
            Originally Posted by DABK View Post

            You did not click on the link DWolf provided.
            It teaches you what to sell on EBay and how to do it profitable. Click on the link, read the posts, you will know what to do to make money on EBay. It is a step-by-step guide, covers everything you need to know. Really.
            I clicked on the link, but as I am in India, I know I have to file papers to export things.
            That is very tough.
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            • Profile picture of the author DABK
              Why do you have to export or import anything? I really do not understand why you cannot sell things you find in India to people in India.

              Originally Posted by VirtualVeena View Post

              I clicked on the link, but as I am in India, I know I have to file papers to export things.
              That is very tough.
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  • Profile picture of the author alanaj
    I remember back in 2012 I met a guy who was making bank selling kitchen utensils on eBay. At the time, I was barely getting into IM and had a lot to learn. But I was very impressed when I learned that was all he did for a living. Buy low, sell high is still profitable.
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    • Profile picture of the author Profit Traveler
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      Follow the people already making $1000 a month Consistently.

      Sometimes we get so nit picky. We don't want to do it because everyone else is doing it.

      Like Builderall, ClickFunnels, Web Hosting.

      But the thing is there is a need and some people are new to the internet and they are going to invest with you or without you.

      Sometimes you have to go brand blind and just see a successful funnel.
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      • That is a good point. The thing is some gurus teach you have to be different, you can't compete with the big boys and girls, find a tiny niche, etc. etc. etc.

        While someone may not be able to compete with Bluehost's 200,000 webhosting customers, I wonder if someone could get the equivalent of .05% of that which would be 100 sites at $10 a month = $1000.

        Of course, there are a lot of ways to bump that up with maintenance and security services, design, marketing, etc. so you might could get to 10 sites a month x $100. I think anyone who dedicates themselves could get 10 sites = $1,000 a month consistently.

        Not fancy. Not unique. Not new. But needed every day by 1000s.

        And that's just one example.

        Mark

        PS I'm not saying webhosting is easy. It's not. This is just an example of something needed. For example, many/most/all people reading this post are paying for hosting.

        Originally Posted by Profit Traveler View Post

        Follow the people already making $1000 a month Consistently.

        Sometimes we get so nit picky. We don't want to do it because everyone else is doing it.

        Like Builderall, ClickFunnels, Web Hosting.

        But the thing is there is a need and some people are new to the internet and they are going to invest with you or without you.

        Sometimes you have to go brand blind and just see a successful funnel.
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      • Profile picture of the author Reddevil007
        Originally Posted by Profit Traveler View Post

        Follow the people already making $1000 a month Consistently.

        Sometimes we get so nit picky. We don't want to do it because everyone else is doing it.

        Like Builderall, ClickFunnels, Web Hosting.

        But the thing is there is a need and some people are new to the internet and they are going to invest with you or without you.

        Sometimes you have to go brand blind and just see a successful funnel.
        success leaves clues
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      now you can ban me from here..
      Drama not necessary - we don't ban people for expressing opinions as long as they do't violate the no politics/no religion rule.

      I understand you are in a different country - that's why I posted the link of a site that focuses on ebay -India. I may be totally wrong and haven't looked it up - but didn't ebay start in India - and then stop for a while and restart not too long ago? Someone is making money there - why not you? You are as smart and capable as they are.

      If ebay is not for you....maybe affiliate marketing is....

      https://www.warriorforum.com/beginne...rs-2020-a.html


      https://www.warriorforum.com/warrior...er-2021-a.html

      https://www.warriorforum.com/warrior...marketing.html

      Sometimes it's important to earn SOME money online just to prove to yourself 'it works'. If so, sign up on freelance sites....place 50-100 bids a day on writing or other 'gigs' and within 2-3 weeks you'll be making some money.
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      Teach me please!

      EVERY link to 'how to do this' is provided in the posts above. YOU have to CLICK the links and read the instructional posts PROVIDED.
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    • Robert, I started a little volunteer thing doing something similar. I still get paid but technically it's volunteer work.

      It's delivering already cooked dinner and lunches to homebound folks. Some of them don't have anything else to eat, literally, without those meals. It is extremely rewarding in many ways. Some of these old folks love that I'm a foreigner who is different looking than everyone else I think and they just love to chat. When a native delivers the food when I can't, they all want to know where I went to.

      The money adds up to about half a month's local base salary for a little over an hour a day. I'd do it for free though I think.

      So, think outside the box. I remember being broker than broke and I'd read about real money making things doing labor or even things like this, I scoffed at it because I wanted to do it all online. It was my choice to stay broke. It's easy to see that in retrospect but hard to see it at the time.

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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    You seem to give up very quickly - that will get you nowhere fast.

    eBay India (www.ebay.in), India's leading online marketplace, is India's biggest online trading community where anyone can sell or buy almost anything. eBay India is a trading platform offering auctions, quick buy and classifieds modes of person-to-person trading.
    https://pages.ebay.in/ebayexplained/new-to-ebay.html


    You are in a country with almost 1.4 billion people - import/export might not be a problem.
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    • Profile picture of the author VirtualVeena
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      You seem to give up very quickly - that will get you nowhere fast.


      https://pages.ebay.in/ebayexplained/new-to-ebay.html


      You are in a country with almost 1.4 billion people - import/export might not be a problem.
      Because I am in the country, I am in the better position to know all the problems associated with import export licenses.... and all the corruption.
      As for me giving up too fast, you are miscuing your position here and being judgmental.
      Sure, now you can ban me from here...
      or disallow any of my posts, I care not!
      BUR just don't judge me, you don't have any right to!
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      • Profile picture of the author DABK
        The link given is by a guy selling in America. That is true.

        But it is a step-by-step guide.

        You say you cannot use it. You give reasons.

        Not able to import/export.

        My questions:
        Can you sell on Indian ebay things that do not need importing? One of the main things in the guide is finding things that can be sold for 3 times the costs.

        So, are there things you can acquire in India for a low price and sell somewhere else in India for a higher place?

        Can you not dropship? I mean buy from China, for instance, then sell in the US? I would imagine Indian import rules do not apply.

        Your job, whether we are talking about this guide or another, is to figure how to apply the info given your situation. Use info from it to get you where you want to go.

        Do not spend time on all the ways something is not going to work, think about ways to make it work.
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  • Profile picture of the author valina g
    keep hardworking in any field of life
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      Why?

      In my part of the world, there are tons of people who work hard but are not successful.

      I know a woman who owns a dog care business. Works hard. The second she stops, money stops. And she makes ok money for the area but not great.

      I know of two women who have owned a wedding dress shop for close to 2 decades.
      They work hard, but clear only about 60k a year each.

      Read the posts, including the ones with links to selling on eBay.

      On the eBay thread you'll see that constant and smart work is needed.

      There, the advice is to only buy stuff you could sell for 3 times your costs.

      You could ignore that, and buy stuff that you can sell for 2 times your costs.

      You could, then, compensate by putting in more hours and make the same amount as if you used the 3 times formula.

      But why not just stick to stuff you can sell for 3 times the costs and have the money and a life?

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      keep hardworking in any field of life
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      Originally Posted by valina g View Post

      keep hardworking in any field of life
      Sure. : ) Well said.

      Almost always a Person has to work "hard" to accomplish their goal(s) .. I suppose the "secret" is to choose something that you love working on so much that you're kind of "perpetually" enthused about working on it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Moodesburn1977
    How to Make Money Online

    Section 1

    Create a blog

    Section 2

    Use relevant affiliate programs

    Section 3

    Guest post

    Section 4

    Create an ebook

    Section 5

    Create videos on YouTube

    Section 6

    Participate in blogging contests

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    Write reviews of products or services you have used

    Sell advertising on your blog

    There are many ways to make money online, but few of them are as quick and easy as some people may have you believe. The truth is that making money online takes hard work and a lot of dedication. This isn't to say that it can't be done, but if you're looking to make money online fast, you should know that it isn't going to happen overnight. Fortunately, there are many different ways to earn money online once you have the right knowledge and the right resources.

    Create a blog

    With social media, forums, and so many other sites out there for people to post content on, it can be hard to think that your little corner of cyberspace will find any appreciative readers. The truth is that not only are blogs still popular and increasing in popularity, they're also relatively easy to get started with--even if you don't know what you're doing. Don't believe us? Here are some tips for making a simple but effective money-making website.

    Use relevant affiliate programs

    Affiliate programs are a great way to make money online, and most affiliate programs can be used free of charge. Simply sign up for an account with your favorite affiliate company (Amazon, eBay, iTunes, etc.) and then look for relevant products on their site or app that you could promote using an affiliate link. Once you find a product that is relevant and you will use yourself (even if it's just out of curiosity), click on its get link button.

    Guest post

    While researching for your post, look for a blogger in your niche with a large audience that you would like to guest post on. Once you find one, contact them and ask if they are willing to publish your work as a guest post. As long as it is well-written and relevant, most bloggers will be happy to have you write for them. They may even be able to give you valuable advice on how best to make money online.

    Create an ebook

    Ebooks can be downloaded in seconds and give you full control over how you price and sell them. They're also easy to create and update, since everything lives on your computer. In order to take advantage of ebooks' popularity, though, it makes sense to have at least one ready when you launch your online store. Here are some resources that can help

    Create videos on YouTube

    YouTube is a great way to earn money online. When you use YouTube, people who watch your videos will often click on advertisements that pay a certain amount of money. If you make good content, then people will keep coming back for more. You can also do mini-commercials for your favorite products or promote affiliate links in exchange for some revenue if you find something that works really well.

    Participate in blogging contests

    The idea of getting a big payout for your writing sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? It's not! While there are plenty of paid-to-write opportunities out there, some of them might not actually deliver on their promises. So here's what you do: Sign up for several blogging contests with reputable companies and see which ones pay out.

    Write reviews of products or services you have used

    Write about your experience using a particular product or service you like. This helps other people find products and services that are right for them, and can help you make some extra money as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Flm
    I used to scorn at keyword research and that was a major hit in the pocket.

    Just because sales came so easy, I turned a blind eye to keyword research.

    Holy smokes, you just have to see the power of the other side.
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  • Profile picture of the author timonet360
    I think running an e-commerce store is good for earning money consistently. E-commerce biz through dropshipping is not only a source of steady income but is scalable.
    Finding a good dropshipping company is not difficult with many of them willing to work with e-commerce store owners.
    Also, the product inventory is large, which allows to vary the offering on the store.
    Shopify seem more turnkey approach but with subscription fee. While woocommerce is free but will need several plugins integration.
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      Originally Posted by MarketerPro24 View Post

      if you want to make $1000 per month continuously then you should have your own offer that help people to reach their goal.


      alternatively you can do affiliate marketing , pick a good offer and promote though with paid ads

      I agree I started that way as a newbie but never got to the high ticket level except for personalized coaching, but never say never.

      I would say the next best thing is high ticket affiliate marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    I am semi- retired now and this does NOT have to do anything with online marketing so thanks for indulging me. But for a few months now I have been running for HEB groceries here in Texas ( it's called Favors, similar to door dash and uber eats) and delivering groceries to customers' homes and apartments.

    I work just a few hours a few days a week and have earned enough tips to exceed over $1,000 each month.
    I have to confess it's the most enjoyable and most rewarding job ( part time ones and professional ones) I ever had have.

    I get a lot of people with disabilities who I deliver to their residences and I get "God bless you" a lot in my ear when they see me with their groceries. It really makes me feel so good to be able to do this for them
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  • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
    if you are not camera shy , love to chit chat is not bad to be come Live streamer on FB selling stuffs which quite a lot doing.
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