UK's First Ebay Millionaire

by Jim Stewart 9 replies
A great story..

First eBay millionaire: Ten-year rise of tycoon who started in a garden shed | Mail Online
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  • Profile picture of the author Steadyon
    Yes, a good story, but he is definitely not the first.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steadyon
    Hi Kim,

    I won't mention names, but I know of two who have earned over £1M profit earlier than that guy in the newspaper.

    One who I know personally, sells quality second hand cars purely on ebay, the other one sells electronic goods, mainly costing less than £20 and imported from China.

    S.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
      Nice one

      I started of with ebay when I started IM a number of moons ago, and I got really good at it.

      I got a bit fed up with the toing and froing to the post office tho and gave it up. I don't think I'd know where to start now on ebay it's so different.

      Kim

      Originally Posted by Steadyon View Post

      Hi Kim,

      I won't mention names, but I know of two who have earned over £1M profit earlier than that guy in the newspaper.

      One who I know personally, sells quality second hand cars purely on ebay, the other one sells electronic goods, mainly costing less than £20 and imported from China.

      S.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    Wow. Amazing what you can accomplish when you set your mind to something. Great to see another Wiltshire man on here too.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      God take all the fun out of it why don't you Lewis. I thought it was a great article. I love reading about stuff like this because it just goes to show what we can accomplish.

      And you can't knock the guy for being first to be crowned UK eBay millionaire.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jim Stewart
    He may not be the first, perhaps the papers are just talking him up, as a way to add a bit of positive news to the papers, for once.

    He is the largest UK Seller though and aims to be in the top 3, worldwide, in a couple of years. So on that score, you can't take away his achievement.

    What struck me was he built his business as you would any business, slowly and surely. No running round chasing the arse of the IM Dragon as you see happening here on WF

    No chasing dreams of earning fortunes in minutes, hours, days or weeks.

    Just a steady progression, re-investing profits, streamlining product delivery and expanding the business organically.

    There are folks out there, under the radar, earning more than reasonable amounts of money and they are not to be found in the WF. In fact, I would go as far to say that most of them haven't even heard of Ebooks, PLR or any of the other stuff so beloved by wannabe marketers here on WF.

    That's not to slag anyone off, just an observation based on my experience running business' both online and offline over the years..
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    • Profile picture of the author Steadyon
      Originally Posted by Jim Stewart View Post

      He may not be the first, perhaps the papers are just talking him up, as a way to add a bit of positive news to the papers, for once.

      He is the largest UK Seller though and aims to be in the top 3, worldwide, in a couple of years. So on that score, you can't take away his achievement.

      What struck me was he built his business as you would any business, slowly and surely. No running round chasing the arse of the IM Dragon as you see happening here on WF

      No chasing dreams of earning fortunes in minutes, hours, days or weeks.

      Just a steady progression, re-investing profits, streamlining product delivery and expanding the business organically.

      There are folks out there, under the radar, earning more than reasonable amounts of money and they are not to be found in the WF. In fact, I would go as far to say that most of them haven't even heard of Ebooks, PLR or any of the other stuff so beloved by wannabe marketers here on WF.

      That's not to slag anyone off, just an observation based on my experience running business' both online and offline over the years..

      Well said mate. I agree 100%.
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  • Profile picture of the author kswr123
    This is slightly off-topic, but what's the deal with digital product on ebay now?

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