First Mile Stone Of $10,000 Reached :)

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I believe in celebrating even the smallest achievements. My goal was 10 k in sells this summer, I actually did it in three months. This isn't all profit *I wish!* I run a drop shipping website but I am guessing the first 10 is the hardest right? Now I am on my way to 20 k which hopefully I will reach within the next 2 months, starting to get rankings still plenty to be had.

It just excites me that I dropped out of college after two years and learned this cold turkey and am starting to get good at it. Every sell adds to my business value and that truly motivates me even more. Id like to build a 100 k plus business and sell that baby.

If your new it's all about working hard, don't live on forums, don't just talk you have to walk. If you do that and don't let anything hold you back you will find success eventually. I don't feel I reached the *success* point yet, but I know I have what it takes to get there. Just wanted to share my three month story
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  • Profile picture of the author H.Miller
    Congrats! keep up the good work. And you are absolutely right, its all about working hard. You work hard and good things will happen.
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  • Profile picture of the author DR's Fynest
    Niiiiice job Jeff!

    I was recently looking into drop shipping. My girlfriend was a bit fascinated by the idea. However, one thing I see that seems to be a big problem is actually finding reliable drop shipping companies.

    Doba seems to be one of the big guys in this market, but it seems the prices they show on their website are way outdated or inflated to make it look like the business is REALLY lucrative.

    Do you source your products directly at a wholesaler/distributor?

    Much luck on your quest to $20K!
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    • Profile picture of the author eklipz316
      Originally Posted by DR's Fynest View Post

      Niiiiice job Jeff!

      I was recently looking into drop shipping. My girlfriend was a bit fascinated by the idea. However, one thing I see that seems to be a big problem is actually finding reliable drop shipping companies.

      Doba seems to be one of the big guys in this market, but it seems the prices they show on their website are way outdated or inflated to make it look like the business is REALLY lucrative.

      Do you source your products directly at a wholesaler/distributor?

      Much luck on your quest to $20K!
      I used to dropship using Amazon Prime and it worked out great. The only problem was that I got banned from eBay because they thought that customers would get annoyed that they could have gotten the product from Amazon instead even though i had over 120 100% feedback ratings They also said they could get them for a cheaper price at Amazon was selling most of my products cheaper than Amazon and offered extremely cheap 2 day/overnight shipping.

      If anyone has a very good alternative to eBay that would be great. I used ebid and just came across Bonanza last night actually, but both seem to pail in com parson to eBay's sales potential.
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      • Profile picture of the author JeffHylands
        Originally Posted by eklipz316 View Post

        I used to dropship using Amazon Prime and it worked out great. The only problem was that I got banned from eBay because they thought that customers would get annoyed that they could have gotten the product from Amazon instead even though i had over 120 100% feedback ratings They also said they could get them for a cheaper price at Amazon was selling most of my products cheaper than Amazon and offered extremely cheap 2 day/overnight shipping.

        If anyone has a very good alternative to eBay that would be great. I used ebid and just came across Bonanza last night actually, but both seem to pail in com parson to eBay's sales potential.
        Honestly I would stay away from the auction sites. Build your own website and take over a market. Make a real sellable business is what I would do. I sold on ebay back in the day but it's all price competition so I got out of it. And you are 100% correct many wholesalers won't deal with you if you sell on ebay, they want real businesses.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Money
    Great work. I left college after 2 years as well and it was the best move ever . Keep going!
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  • Profile picture of the author nickdamodda
    Why drop out off college? You're going to want a backup plan right? But nice on making that 10k.
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    • Profile picture of the author JeffHylands
      Originally Posted by nickdamodda View Post

      Why drop out off college? You're going to want a backup plan right? But nice on making that 10k.
      While people are in college, learning mostly useless things I am busy building my business and learning doing the real thing. I don't need a degree to say I am an online marketer ya know. I do have back up plans and those are different websites or online business ventures. Many of the top guys such as Joe Polish dropped out of college and is now making several million doing what they do.
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      • Profile picture of the author eklipz316
        Originally Posted by JeffHylands View Post

        While people are in college, learning mostly useless things I am busy building my business and learning doing the real thing. I don't need a degree to say I am an online marketer ya know. I do have back up plans and those are different websites or online business ventures. Many of the top guys such as Joe Polish dropped out of college and is now making several million doing what they do.
        Added you to skype, I'd love to have a quick chat when you get a chance.
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      • Profile picture of the author Gary Ning Lo
        Originally Posted by JeffHylands View Post

        While people are in college, learning mostly useless things I am busy building my business and learning doing the real thing. I don't need a degree to say I am an online marketer ya know. I do have back up plans and those are different websites or online business ventures. Many of the top guys such as Joe Polish dropped out of college and is now making several million doing what they do.
        Agree..

        College is overrated..

        There are so many possibilities now.
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      • Profile picture of the author im1217
        So you were 18 when you learned and started the biz? (that's when most people are in college). Ever think of this...you can be an online marketer and have a college degree..WOW what a thought! So, instead having a few doors open, many will be open. Remember, most people that hire you look at college to see your skills and if you can finish something. If you had a college degree, you wouldn't be forced to start a biz and the pressure of "making" it work. I have a college degree and play with IM whenever, now that is a luxury. Most guys that dropped out of college and make millions, regret not finishing. This has been discussed many times. Congrats on everything except dropping out of college.


        Originally Posted by JeffHylands View Post

        While people are in college, learning mostly useless things I am busy building my business and learning doing the real thing. I don't need a degree to say I am an online marketer ya know. I do have back up plans and those are different websites or online business ventures. Many of the top guys such as Joe Polish dropped out of college and is now making several million doing what they do.
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        • Profile picture of the author JeffHylands
          Originally Posted by im1217 View Post

          So you were 18 when you learned and started the biz? (that's when most people are in college). Ever think of this...you can be an online marketer and have a college degree..WOW what a thought! So, instead having a few doors open, many will be open. Remember, most people that hire you look at college to see your skills and if you can finish something. If you had a college degree, you wouldn't be forced to start a biz and the pressure of "making" it work. I have a college degree and play with IM whenever, now that is a luxury. Most guys that dropped out of college and make millions, regret not finishing. This has been discussed many times. Congrats on everything except dropping out of college.
          No I learned online marketing when I was about 21-22. I am 25 now. The key word you said is "most people that hire look at your college skills" That's where you lost me and who I am. I am in this industry so I don't have to kiss someone's pardon my language ass to hire me. I will work harder than almost anyone with a degree, and could easily make up I have one (which many do.) I am not talking trash about people going to college, I did learn some things there and meeting people was fun. You graduated good for you, and hope it benefits you. For me I am not looking for people to hire me, ill be doing the hiring myself.
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      • Profile picture of the author retsced
        Here here, i dropped out of college years ago when i realized that the information was useless and anything i learned related to my subject matter was done away from college. Everything you're doing right now is far more valuable, you are learning a vast amount of different skills and unlike most college degree's, there is NO ceiling when it comes to your success growth in the future. Congrats on your success, i say success because you've reached the place where you now know your potential income comes down to sustainability, hard work and perseverance, you seemed to have gotten to this stage so i guess you are a success. I love to hear other people come on here and tell these kind of stories. Thank you for sharing Jeff.
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        • Profile picture of the author JeffHylands
          Originally Posted by retsced View Post

          Here here, i dropped out of college years ago when i realized that the information was useless and anything i learned related to my subject matter was done away from college. Everything you're doing right now is far more valuable, you are learning a vast amount of different skills and unlike most college degree's, there is NO ceiling when it comes to your success growth in the future. Congrats on your success, i say success because you've reached the place where you now know your potential income comes down to sustainability, hard work and perseverance, you seemed to have gotten to this stage so i guess you are a success. I love to hear other people come on here and tell these kind of stories. Thank you for sharing Jeff.
          I agree with you 100% bro. Thanks for your kind words, nothing is better than learning hands on. I take more pride into doing this stuff, homework I didn't care about at all, which showed in my grades. I almost want to take a business college course and outsource all my work, that should be an automatic A no?
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  • Profile picture of the author JeffHylands
    Thanks for your messages guys haha and yea if I build up my name so people know who I am and I can show success that would be a good idea!

    As to your message Dr Fynest I almost threw up when you said Doba! Don't ever ever type dropshipping companies into google. It's all fraud! That's what so many people do in ecommerce and they go nowhere. You need to build your own site, do the seo, upload the products, you do your pricing, ect.

    You need to get a tax ID in your state to retail products for wholesalers. Basically anything you see in a store look at who the manufacturer is. You would be shocked at how many of them actually offer dropshipping programs.

    I have been learning and testing sites for about three years now. I had some success with a old yahoo store but it looked like crap and the usability wasn't what I wanted. So I opened this new store in March that did the 10k. This industry isn't over night, it's a true business you need to work hard at. Getting found is the hardest part for these kind of sites. If people don't find your site they don't buy your product.

    I typed that pretty fast hope that all makes since, maybe I will need to look into doing a WSO lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Serenity090
    Excellent Job...Wish you achieve every milestone you have set for future...
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  • Profile picture of the author magnates
    Originally Posted by JeffHylands View Post

    I believe in celebrating even the smallest achievements. My goal was 10 k in sells this summer, I actually did it in three months. This isn't all profit *I wish!* I run a drop shipping website but I am guessing the first 10 is the hardest right? Now I am on my way to 20 k which hopefully I will reach within the next 2 months, starting to get rankings still plenty to be had.

    It just excites me that I dropped out of college after two years and learned this cold turkey and am starting to get good at it. Every sell adds to my business value and that truly motivates me even more. Id like to build a 100 k plus business and sell that baby.

    If your new it's all about working hard, don't live on forums, don't just talk you have to walk. If you do that and don't let anything hold you back you will find success eventually. I don't feel I reached the *success* point yet, but I know I have what it takes to get there. Just wanted to share my three month story
    I believe in celebrating success no matter how small

    I have huge respect for people who drop out of college and focus on building a business
    It requires real balls to go against the norm and not go for the usual "plan b" of a getting a job to survive

    Most of them end more sucessful because they know they have to succeed or they go hungry . It is powerful position When you have no other choice but to succeed .

    hats off to you .

    Congratualtions . Many more celebrations to come your way

    Happy to have a quick chat on skype when you are ready to your WSO
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  • Profile picture of the author Vitaliy K
    Great story! You can create an awesome WSO on the subject and sell the report for $7 - I am sure many of Warriors will buy it :-))
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    • Profile picture of the author luckystepho
      Thanks for sharing, really inspirational and just goes to show what can be achieved by following through one plan consistently.
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  • Profile picture of the author antigravity
    Congratulations on your success! I too dropped out... 20 years ago. I learned working is the best way to become a successful IT consultant. (Especially now that programming skill is a commodity... money folk pay for proven professionalism, integrity, track record and business savvy more than an degree.)

    And great advice on drop shipping. I looked into those drop shipper lists and wondered how anyone could make money... the margins seemed so slim to complete. Very inspirational to see your one(?) man operation grow.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Good job. I love to see someone with a goal and a plan and the ability to focus and do it. Takes a lot of work but well worth it.
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  • Profile picture of the author BabyMama
    Congratulations 10k in 3 months is an excellent milestone.
    Just keep building on that and hopefully soon you will have 10K profit!
    Best of luck
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    • Profile picture of the author cobwab
      Way to go Jeff. Thanks for sharing.

      Sounds like you might have a WSO in the works.
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  • Profile picture of the author Goldenboy
    Celebration should always be about big achievements or big success. Even small events should be celebrated since we all started from scratches then will eventually achieve larger success. Thank you Jeff for sharing us with your motivational and inspirational share of your story. I am still learning some basics about the IM world since I have my full time job. I have read some threads regarding how people attained their goal of earning 4-5 digits, and really inspired me to try to learn a few more things on how to work on some online marketing.
    I also would go for your idea that people should never be discourage if at first they are earning just a small amount, people started small then will develop and helps his business to grow.
    Once again, Thanks for sharing your story Jeff. Always keep a positive outlook in life.
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  • Profile picture of the author rowanman28
    I've only just moved into building my own websites selling products and services of my own. I'll be happy if I'm half as successful in my first three months.
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  • Profile picture of the author jisc
    Excellent job man, you should be proud of that. A lot of people go years without making a cent online. Now you just need to automate it more and grow
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    For me that's really impressive, I am now more inspired!
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  • Profile picture of the author Sojourn
    Jeff - Congratulations on your success!

    Dropshipping has always intrigued me as a model, as well, and I remember researching it years ago but never followed through. You mentioned not to enter "dropshipping companies" into Google but to check name brands in the stores as many offer dropshipping programs. Did you then contact the retail manufacturer to ask about dropshipping?
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  • Profile picture of the author JasonParker
    Originally Posted by JeffHylands View Post

    I believe in celebrating even the smallest achievements. My goal was 10 k in sells this summer, I actually did it in three months. This isn't all profit *I wish!* I run a drop shipping website but I am guessing the first 10 is the hardest right? Now I am on my way to 20 k which hopefully I will reach within the next 2 months, starting to get rankings still plenty to be had.

    It just excites me that I dropped out of college after two years and learned this cold turkey and am starting to get good at it. Every sell adds to my business value and that truly motivates me even more. Id like to build a 100 k plus business and sell that baby.

    If your new it's all about working hard, don't live on forums, don't just talk you have to walk. If you do that and don't let anything hold you back you will find success eventually. I don't feel I reached the *success* point yet, but I know I have what it takes to get there. Just wanted to share my three month story
    Good job!

    Now all you have to do is take what you're doing that's working and put it on steroids
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  • Profile picture of the author RandySeet
    Great and happy for you.

    I believe you can hit your $20K mark soon.

    Don't need to be a graduate to succeed it simply taking action and persistent with a clear direction toward the Mark.

    All the best.

    Yours Sincerely
    Randy Seet
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesGw
    Congratulations. $10,000 is a great milestone. Now make it $100,000!
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  • Profile picture of the author davidtong
    Congrats indeed... I too am studying the possibilities of drop shipping, but it's not in my immediate plans yet. Nice to read success stories here, if you have the time to tell us a longer story, you have a long list of readers waiting

    Congrats again.
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    Congrats on this great accomplishment!
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  • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
    Congratulation.

    Can you tell me how to get $10,000 in three months ?

    I am n't into drop shipping, but it is nice to know how could you reach that goal
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  • Profile picture of the author JeffHylands
    WOW guys thanks so much for those kind words. You are truly kind and I will be happy to work on some documents that will lay out everything form point A and eventually will get you to z. I will share all tools I used, all my educational sources and more. If you are a motivated individual you can go anywhere in life.

    I have had my lows and still do, but also have highs. The point is not to take anything personally and not get too high or low. Keep fighting and like someone said on here, dedicate your time as if you would die if you didn't have any income in the next few months. It won't just grow if you build something and let it sit, you have to work on the site everyday and get stuff done. Guys I will work on a blueprint for you I have to figure out how to do it ill contact some people and get this up for you. Thanks so much
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    • Profile picture of the author The Wizard of Oz
      Wow! What an inspiring post that makes you wanna get off your bum (or on it behind a pc in our case) & get to work.

      There's money in them-thar-hills if you're willing to apply yourself ... with or without a 'good' education.

      If you've got the right attitude & a decent work-ethic, anything is possible!
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  • Profile picture of the author LErinator
    Awesome post OP, and this is definitely because you stuck with it, which is impressive to say the least. I'm sure this is a semi-old thread but this should serve as a good guide...to just show you that the first bit may be the hardest, but scaling is the next hard milestone and you got some good points of order.
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    Great work, grats!
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    Wow; That's Great Jeff..
    So inspiring.
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    • Profile picture of the author JeffHylands
      Yea stability is key. What's most exciting about the site is it hasn't even scratched the surface of what it can do. My rankings are getting up there but I am not dominating some of the tougher more searched keywords yet. Once I can get on there I have high expectations.

      Something I am seeing now is I will need to possibly outsource some customer service calls. I am getting so many calls everyday it can distract me from building the business which I can't allow to happen.
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    I love hearing success stories! They motivate me to keep trying!
    Congratulations and good luck for the future!
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  • Profile picture of the author JeffHylands
    Again thanks guys, I guess it's success but honestly I am not rich from it yet, haven't purchased a car, mainly just keep investing right back into it. Lucky me I am single and only 25 so I have less responsibilities as those of you who have to provide for a family. But I am writing an Ebook this weekend and will include step by step instructions on how to get started, Finding drop shippers, tools, daily motivation, diet plan, to do lists, outsourcing and so on. I have spent thousands educating myself and learning the hard way from the rookie mistakes to online fraud.

    I think what I plan on covering in this book can save many of you time, money and frustrating low points in the beginning of this kind of business. I will try to get this product done ASAP I have been getting a ton of questions so hopefully this will clear it up. I will also be including free personal help with this ebook so look forward to getting it out there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Tracey
    @ Jeff Hylands: Very nice work indeed, great to see someone with your kind of motivation who's doing instead of talking

    Michael
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    Have you tested your websites with Amazon?
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    Hey that's great news. Congratulations. It's inspiring to hear of success stories and tells us that it certainly can be done. I know if I stay the distance, things will continue to get better and success will be assured.

    Anyway thanks for sharing and best of luck to you.
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    Thats simply awesome buddy.

    Keep it up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gail Ogden
    Congratulations Jeff! Looking forward to your case study or blueprint. Keep going and you'll get to where you want to be.
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    • Profile picture of the author JeffHylands
      Originally Posted by Gail Ogden View Post

      Congratulations Jeff! Looking forward to your case study or blueprint. Keep going and you'll get to where you want to be.
      Thanks so much Gail I will offer you the free version for a review when it's ready. I want to make sure to give everyone what they want to learn
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  • Profile picture of the author timpears
    Congratulations. What do you drop ship. I have always thought that is was damn near impossible to make a profit drop shipping. I tried it a bit years ago and other than one product that I can't get any more, I never made any money.

    Do you mind telling us how you found this company/product to drop ship?
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  • Profile picture of the author JeffHylands
    Trying to quote as many of you as I can, I see many veterans congratulating me, thanks so much but am not worthy of that from many of you haha. I have many high goals and several things I am building up so once I can take you all out to dinner and talk business I don't deserve the congrats just yet but love talking with you all and glad it motivates some of you

    Someone asked if I tried Amazon. When I was early in the game I did try it with dropshipping products with no success. I didn't really know or want to study the platform too much. I love Amazon and that's something I may explore one day when my current site has a full team that will be building it (besides myself).

    And honestly you can make a ton of money Dropshipping! There are frauds out there which many of you will find if you start the business cold turkey. In my book I will go from A-B on how to find a good dropshipping company. Some companies don't have great profit margins and others have great ones. I like selling higher priced items because the profits are better, but you need to know how to write good copy and have a good looking website that builds trust.

    Usually companies will add a dropship fee let's say about $5 per order. Just split that into your pricing, so $2.50 towards product price, and $2.50 towards shipping. Many go into this business thinking I want to sell at the lowest price so everyone buys from me. That's not how it works. I have been taught to sell at the higher end but offer better services ect..
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  • Profile picture of the author mmjalliance
    Great keep up the good work
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    hi! best congrats for your achievement!
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  • Profile picture of the author JeffHylands
    And thanks again for the kind words guys, hearing your stories makes me motivated as well

    I have spent the last five hours writing the Ebook. I am about half way done, trying to be detailed but to the point as well, don't want to bore you with a life story. Hopefully I will have a first draft finished tomorrow and ill get it polished up and hopefully it'll be ready for you guys in the next few days. I am also creating a blog about the topic so after you read the book and want personal help or info, I can do that for you on there. Thanks guys look forward to this, it truly opened my mind to some new ventures.
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  • Profile picture of the author JeffHylands
    Ok so I made a short Ebook/blueprint whatever you want to call it that tell you step by step how I got started, what I used and currently use today. I am also creating a blog that will cover the subject with videos and personal coaching if you like what you read.

    It will be about 10 pages with the following topics

    Do You Have What It Takes To Succeed Online?
    How To Create a Business That Allows You To Sale Online
    Product Research Leads To More Online Sales
    How To Find Drop Shipping Companies
    Getting Your Website Set Up
    My Conclusion telling you whats ahead
    Cheat Sheet -Tools I Use To Do What I do-

    If you would like me to cover anything else please let me know. I don't want to overload new people with this book. This will take you a while to do the things listed in this book, and by the time you have your site up I will have another book that goes into the next phase of your online adventure.

    From my experience it's hard to implement information from long books, so if I keep it short and to the point I think it will benefit you all more. Id love to hear your thoughts and requests if you have any before I get it cleaned up and turned into a final product. Thanks guys.
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    Congratulations !
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  • Profile picture of the author c4822
    This is sweet inspiration for those on the journey - Thanks for the post, keep us updated
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  • Profile picture of the author Ansar Pasha
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    A BIG congratulations man!

    ... I've sort of done dropshipping a long time ago, although I've since moved onto online only ventures and couldn't be bothered going through the process of finding reliable vendors (got ripped off for a few hundred bucks on Alibaba lol)...

    Keep up the good work. Maybe we'll see a WSO soon

    Ansar
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    Good work. You are right. It's all about the hard work and never give up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vijay M
    Congratulations on your progress and for seeing all your hard work come to fruition.

    But, whatever said, a college education is a must in my book.
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  • Profile picture of the author glenbuckingham
    Wow Thats is so powerful! i am just starting out and want to do more .Thanks for the motivational words!
    success leaves clues...
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  • Profile picture of the author JeffHylands
    Thank you all again for your amazing feedback and kind words. I know when I was starting out I wanted to follow anyone who knew what they were doing and would explain how they got to where they are. I know many out there kinda give you a vague idea of how they started but don't tell you all the secrets.

    That's where I will be different. With this ebook I will be making a blog so I can help anyone who's interested personally and we can all exchange ideas and become more successful together. If we all have willpower there is no limit to what we can do in life.
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    Congratulations! shame never do drop shipping thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbleaking
    Great job buddy! best of luck for the 20k mark!
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  • Profile picture of the author John Maddy
    Good Luck & thanks for sharing with us, its really encourage us. I wish you reach to your 2nd milestone very soon
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  • Profile picture of the author imdomination
    Congratulations, $10,000 is nothing to bat an eye at. It's a big achievement, especially when you've never done it before and it's from your own business. Keep it up!
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  • Profile picture of the author dagaul101
    Congrats on the milestone, like every sale, every milestone just encourages you to do more
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  • Profile picture of the author enwereuzo
    Congrats on your success. I like your gut,thats make the difference.
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  • Profile picture of the author seo slayer
    Congrats on your achievement! Though leaving college is not a good decision!
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  • Profile picture of the author DesignFan
    Wow Congratulations! I'm just starting out in seo, and it's inspirational to hear stories of people that learned internet marketing from scratch like I am doing right now. College is not for everybody, and if anything, you can go back when you're making six figures. That way you won't have to be eating ramen every night
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  • Profile picture of the author jcruz
    Congrats bro, if you did that in 3 months imagine what you can do in one year. Just keep doing what your doing and keep the momentum.
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  • Profile picture of the author JeffHylands
    Thanks again guys wow never seen so many positive people in one post! I am glad this can be motivational for some of you . It is possible to learn this stuff yourself, that's why we have brains many just don't want to use them to figure it out or fight through the growing pains.

    Even the richest of the rich were in the learning shoes before, what set them apart was they implemented what they were learning. That's the key to success, there are no secrets, just hard work, dedication, and to become REALLY rich maybe a little luck

    Luck is earned though your efforts though so don't be afraid of that word. Ebook is almost done after about 20 hours of writing this weekend just polishing it up and creating a blog that will support the content I wrote about for you guys. Thanks for all the support and feedback thus far
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  • Profile picture of the author WebPen
    Great work Jeff- keep it up man!

    I was already done with college when I learned IM, but if I'd have known earlier I may have quit college myself :-p
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  • Profile picture of the author rushe
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    My apologies, I was responding to a lot of posts and I started to derail the topic. Congratulations on making your first $10k. Totally great and you earned every penny.
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    Internet Marketers are successful because Internet Marketing is the one thing that gets you money without subjecting you to an outdated top-down system that serves only to stroke the egos of boss-apes. The internet is the true free market - untapped because of the emotional attachment people have to outdated systems. They'll die with their own masters while their Stockholm syndrome ridden psyche tries to appeal to the sympathies of others in order to avoid doing any real work. You get the return you work for in a free market. You are free when you enter Internet Marketing. Your freedom brings you great potential - but you have to work hard to take advantage of it. That's what being free is all about - getting the just amount of spoils for the work you put in.
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  • Profile picture of the author mjh964
    Hey Jeff,

    Congratulations and thanks for sharing the inspiration! Your story just makes me want to work that much harder to create my own success. I've had some success in the past and it comes and goes but I'm still searching for the consistency. Your success story has motivated me! Thanks again for sharing it.
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  • Profile picture of the author JustSomeWarrior
    Congratulations! I like to hear success stories like this. Soon I will be posting one similar :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author JeffHylands
    hahaha thanks guys hopefully I will hit that 100k mark before too long. I am considering selling that site soon not sure yet but I am thinking with the kind of numbers it's been putting up without being at it's full potential that there has to be some value there.
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  • Profile picture of the author ContentMachine
    Congratulations!
    That is quite an achievement! Wish you more success to come!


    Originally Posted by JeffHylands View Post

    I believe in celebrating even the smallest achievements. My goal was 10 k in sells this summer, I actually did it in three months. This isn't all profit *I wish!* I run a drop shipping website but I am guessing the first 10 is the hardest right? Now I am on my way to 20 k which hopefully I will reach within the next 2 months, starting to get rankings still plenty to be had.

    It just excites me that I dropped out of college after two years and learned this cold turkey and am starting to get good at it. Every sell adds to my business value and that truly motivates me even more. Id like to build a 100 k plus business and sell that baby.

    If your new it's all about working hard, don't live on forums, don't just talk you have to walk. If you do that and don't let anything hold you back you will find success eventually. I don't feel I reached the *success* point yet, but I know I have what it takes to get there. Just wanted to share my three month story
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    • Profile picture of the author RubenJames
      Jeff,

      Congratulations!

      You are VERY Inspiring!

      Us "Oldie but Moldy" types that have been around IM a while need to hear about successes like yours, too!

      Ruben
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  • Profile picture of the author illblue
    Wowsers!!! $10,000 g's from drop shipping in like 3 months
    Now that's something i gotta look into.

    With your help of course !!
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  • Profile picture of the author Truxx
    success stories and always so invigorating and motivation. Thanks for sharing. Don't stop at 100k though!!
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  • Profile picture of the author JeffHylands
    hahah thanks guys appreciate the kind words again! I do want to make sure people know that my book won't make you 10 grand in three months. What it does is outlines basically what the business is, tools I have used and suggest, mistakes to avoid, and attitude you must have to go anywhere with it.

    Like I said in other posts if your the type that wasn't blinded by those make a million over night schemes this will be a good blueprint for you to go off of. every market/niche is different, some of you may make millions, some may not make much at all. It's all about not giving up though, there are bumps that rookies experience down the road which my ebook shows that I went though. I just hope it helps people avoid some of the things I battled in the beginning stages of my "online adventure"

    If your fairly new to the ecommerce industry this book can save you a ton of money and time. If your main field is IM, making a ecommerce website could make you a countless amount of money over time. It's like a physical business without the inventory which is kinda nice.

    I am having the book polished up and error free so later this week it should be ready, and hope it helps change some of your outlooks and gives you solid starting ground. I refuse to promise success to anyone I teach, it's all about what you do on your end to make it happen. The main motivator is there are no limits on how much you can make in this industry. You guys been awesome in this thread it's an honor to communicate with all of you.
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  • Profile picture of the author AvJake
    Congratulations to you! that's a great achievement and wish you continued success in your business!!
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    • Profile picture of the author HVP
      Great stuff my man, would love to get a copy of your eBook.

      You are truly inspirational, I wish I had your courage and drive at 25
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  • Profile picture of the author louise0evans
    congratulations, thats excellent keep it up
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  • Profile picture of the author JeffHylands
    Awe haha thanks guys. Honestly your all here wanting to learn so you do have courage, you just have to find something inside you that makes you tick and haul ass. In the beginning I had my lazy moments, didn't think I could succeed, as was tired of losing money from rookie mistakes.

    You just have to have that inner fire to want something more in your future and life, that's what keeps me going. I decided this morning along with the ebook I am going to make a video course to go with it so those of you that don't learn much from reading will have access to video lessons as well
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