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Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 20th March 2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,694
Posted By Daniel J
Re: amazon fba

FBA is great in my opinion! I make an average of $200,000 per year (profit!) income (if you want the income reports etc, just click the link in my signature). As Jim Cockrum said, it's one of those...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 20th March 2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 810
Posted By Daniel J
Re: looking at ebay

I much prefer Amazon for a variety of reasons, but Ebay does have the advantage of automatic payments (though you can request "disbursement at any time with Amazon) and people are a bit kinder with...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 20th March 2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 25,804
Posted By Daniel J
Re: Shipping directly from China to FBA

I currently have all of my products from Chinese suppliers shipped straight to FBA. However, I started with having them shipped to me. This gave me a feel for the process so I can explain it in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,961
Posted By Daniel J
Re: What did you do to make a full time income online?

selling on Ebay is how I started as well... I've expanded it into a "physical product business" that can be run from anywhere... but I still sell a bit on Ebay!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By Daniel J
Re: how to make money online

I would consider selling physical products. My ebook will help if you're interested (it's free- see my signature). This is a fantastic way to produce a sustainable income from home!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,257
Posted By Daniel J
Re: Whats the Easiest Way you have Made Money Online?

selling physical products! These will never go "out of style" and people want and love them!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,428
Posted By Daniel J
Re: Does anybody here work towards their goal of making money online?

I think everybody needs to start with gathering information and finding something that will work, but I remember when I was starting out, I would read ebook after ebook, report after report, and buy...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By Daniel J
Re: Amazon associates

Yes, to the best of my knowledge, this is correct. Your ID will show up on the initial URL, but then Amazon will just "remember" it for 24 hours- even if a user closes the site and comes back to it...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 10th March 2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,934
Posted By Daniel J
Re: Are you using Amazon FBA? Please share your experience - My plan included as well!

To answer the original question, yes, you CAN have manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors ship directly to FBA- they will just need to include the stickers on each product, the packing slips and...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 4th March 2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By Daniel J
Re: ebay reliability

really good thoughts on this thread! I found the opposite to be true- my items on Amazon sell MUCH faster than Ebay. However, this is likely due to the TYPES of products I sell as well as...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 4th March 2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By Daniel J
Re: Is it okay selling items are in store on amazon or ebay?

I'm not sure I understand the question, but I'm guessing (correct me if I'm wrong) you mean is it possible to sell items on Ebay or Amazon that you bought at a store? If so, the answer is YES! This...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 4th March 2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,403
Posted By Daniel J
Re: Non-Physical Product Or Service Ideas Through E-Commerce Please

I read a great book a while back called "Silent Sales Machine" by Jim Cockrum. It's worth looking into if you haven't yet (and from what I recall, it's dirt cheap!) He basically takes the best of...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 4th March 2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By Daniel J
Re: Your experience with expanding?

First of all, congratulations on maintaining a profitable drop-ship business! This is no small feat and deserves to be commended! The model I use is a bit different from yours, but I too came to...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 4th March 2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By Daniel J
Re: How much would you pay for an e-commerce website

It's really difficult to say with limited information. Definitely get as much accurate information as possible- preferably in writing and documents (paypal/bank statements- google analytics etc). ...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 25th February 2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,204
Posted By Daniel J
Re: Where are the profits drop shipping on ebay from amazon?

Sorry for any confusion- I was not referring to buying on Amazon and selling on Ebay (I agree- this is a bad idea.) I was referring to FBA- Amazon's fulfillment service. You send them YOUR...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 25th February 2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,229
Posted By Daniel J
Re: Thinking of getting out of e-commerce

I share your passion for both music AND e-commerce! Music for me has simply been a hobby (little home recording studio where I play all my stuff) How great though that music has taken off for you! ...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 25th February 2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,204
Posted By Daniel J
Re: Where are the profits drop shipping on ebay from amazon?

Drop shipping has it's benefits (no upfront investment, no handling products etc), but buying your own inventory is going to lead to much higher profits. Remember there are different types of...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 25th February 2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By Daniel J
Re: ecommerce, ebay, amazon and everything after.

darbok,
I've been in your shoes. This was particularly how I felt with affiliate marketing- it was SUCH a huge investment in terms of TIME and there was no way of knowing if it would pay off (and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st February 2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 714
Posted By Daniel J
Re: advice about real home based business

I know this can be frustrating... I looked for years for this kind of opportunity and made a lot of poor choices and wasted a lot of money also. I finally got hooked on e-commerce.

It is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st February 2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,077
Posted By Daniel J
Re: How did you make your first $1,000,000 online?

How did I make my first million? I'll let you know when I get there! I've crossed the $500,000 mark (profit) in the course of 3 years, so at this rate, I will make my "first million" in about 3...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 14th February 2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,555
Posted By Daniel J
Re: Australian Selling on Amazon?

Yes, you can definitely do this! You may still need a U.S. bank account as you mentioned. I don't know that you need a U.S. address. On Amazon.com, they encourage us to "branch out" to selling on...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 14th February 2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By Daniel J
Re: ebay/Amazon questions

You don't NEED a website right away, but it DOES matter in the long run. If people start buying your brand and want to find out more, where will they go? If you want to build a list of loyal...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 14th February 2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 906
Posted By Daniel J
Re: Hi Im new to the Forums. Nice to meet you all

Hi Michael,
I'm Daniel. Welcome to the forum (I think I just responded to another one of your posts also!) I think you'll find this to be a helpful atmosphere and will get a lot out of being a...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 14th February 2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By Daniel J
Re: Blind shipping question on returns

My experience has been generally the return will go to the company that shipped it. Watch out for restocking fees! (this is common in this industry). Occasionally I've worked with drop shippers...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 14th February 2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 952
Posted By Daniel J
Re: Listing on ebay

As was said before, "auctiondebteliminator" seems to be the "go-to" guy on this forum about ebay related stuff. I sell a bit on Ebay, but he is the expert. My model is to sell physical products,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th February 2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By Daniel J
Re: Dwolla vs. PayPal

Yes, Ebay actually owns Paypal. This is why it is difficult to come up with viable alternatives when people ask about "other options" than Paypal or Ebay. The company is gigantic- they've built a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th February 2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 969
Posted By Daniel J
Re: How many books sold on Amazon?

Amazon sales rank is an extremely useful number, but it only indicates the rank of the book (or product) for that DAY- actually only at that MOMENT (it can change every hour as Amazon's site is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th February 2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,729
Posted By Daniel J
Re: Where to get article witers?

I've used iwriter several times for several websites. I have had great luck with them. I've had to reject and article here and there, but this is expected. I've found the writers will generally do...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 7th February 2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By Daniel J
Re: Sellers not responding, is it because of the Chinese New Year?

Yup... it's Chinese New year. This was quite jarring to me when I began importing. When you have established relationships, they will let you know in advance when they are shutting down and...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 7th February 2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By Daniel J
Re: How to avoid restocking fees?

Yes, trying to figure out competition's strategies can be baffling. Are the "manufacturers" you are working with drop shipping the items for you? If so, your competition may be buying in bulk. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th February 2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 674
Posted By Daniel J
Re: how should I start?

kayfrank and Rory Singh have some great tips! If you already have a product, you could do very well on Amazon and Ebay- and get fairly quick results, but you'll definitely want to follow Rory...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th February 2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,531
Posted By Daniel J
Re: How do I submit eBay listings to appear in Google search results? Is it free?

Yes, Alex is right- Ebay does a lot of the marketing for you. If you want to go the extra mile (particularly if it's a high-ticket item or you plan on using the ebay listing as a tool to later build...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 29th January 2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By Daniel J
Re: Conflict of interest?

I think this is a great choice- and the quickest way to see a return (and lowest risk!) Keep us updated on how it goes!
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 29th January 2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,326
Posted By Daniel J
Re: Customer service/filling orders is time consuming

As Erik9595 said, it's probably time to look into a fulfillment service. I personally use FBA (fulfillment by Amazon) since it allows me to sell on Amazon as well as Ebay and my websites. The bonus...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 29th January 2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By Daniel J
Re: Best Payment Method for Worldwide Visitors

I've used Paypal almost exclusively on every website I've ever sold with. I've also used Google checkout occasionally (now "Google Wallet") which some international customers seem to prefer.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 29th January 2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,404
Posted By Daniel J
Re: Sales with Bonanza?

I have never had luck selling on Bonanza... however, I'm told it depends on what you sell. I would suggest getting in touch with auctiondebteliminator here on the forum or at his website:...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 29th January 2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By Daniel J
Re: Sales Run Too Slow

Don't forget about the power of outside marketing as well- particularly sites like youtube, twitter, Pinterest (great for clothing items!), tumblr and other similar sites!
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 29th January 2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By Daniel J
Re: Amazon question noob question

FBA is definitely the way to go in my opinion. I used to fulfill everything myself, but the time vs cost just doesn't make sense. FBA will attract more buyers and ultimately raise your sales volume...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 29th January 2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,790
Posted By Daniel J
Re: Is there a life after eBay?

As others mentioned, definitely try Amazon.com. Depending on the types of items you're selling, you may be pleasantly surprised. Amazon buyers will generally pay a premium (to the point where you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th January 2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,448
Posted By Daniel J
Re: What you will do if you have $100

I would suggest taking a look at the book "The $100 start up." Funny enough, it doesn't actually outline $100 startup models, BUT the author goes through case studies of individuals starting up...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th January 2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,152
Posted By Daniel J
Re: I need help earning from home

I was also going to suggest advertising on odesk, elance or craigslist. Sounds like you've got great skills that people can use! If you're interested in ecommerce, I can helpl (find me in the link...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th January 2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 520
Posted By Daniel J
Re: Steps of your success?

Here are my steps to relatively easy income:

1. Register at Amazon.com and/or Ebay.com as a seller
2. Find products to sell (locally, through liquidators, wholesalers etc)
3. List and sell the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th January 2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,177
Posted By Daniel J
Re: Thoughts on Amazon Affiliate Program?

As others said, Amazon is great- the trust factor is HUGE! Promoting Amazon products = easy income, small commissions. Selling products on Amazon = easy income BIG commissions :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th January 2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By Daniel J
Re: A Successful Auction Website Business Like Ebay

As "GotLiveChat" said, it's all about setting yourself apart- what can your site offer that Ebay can't? Also, remember that Ebay owns Paypal :) Also, not trying to discourage you, but if you google...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th January 2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By Daniel J
Re: What would you do as a noob with $400

Amazon digital products were mentioned which is a great start, but a great majority of people are shopping on Amazon for physical products. Promoting physical products will earn you very little...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 27th January 2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By Daniel J
Re: Conflict of interest?

Where are you selling (your own website or a marketplace?) If you are selling somewhere like Amazon, your advantage is that the listing is likely already getting sales. If you can sell in one of...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 27th January 2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,634
Posted By Daniel J
Re: How to find hot selling products to market on ebay

A friend of mine runs a whole business on Ebay drop shipping. She has explained it to me numerous times and it sounds overwhelming to me (keeping track of all the fees, profits, stock of item, lists...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th January 2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,504
Posted By Daniel J
Re: eBay - too much competition, no profit?

As many others have said, there is a LOT of opportunity on Ebay! I have several friends who make a full time living selling on Ebay alone! I also sell on Ebay, but I use it mainly to auction off my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th January 2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By Daniel J
Re: Online Business

This is a common question, but like others said, needs a little more detail. Are you looking for market a physical or digital product? Do you have a niche, a target audience? A product category? ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th January 2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,173
Posted By Daniel J
Re: Non-IM Markets = Easy Money in Your PayPal Account... Today!

THANK YOU for the great post! I am proud to say that currently, all of my income comes from "doing the stuff" (for me, it's ecommerce). I DO have a blog where I teach others what I do, but to the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th January 2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 999
Posted By Daniel J
Re: Poll: Who is Actually Making Money?

Cool! By your definition, I am "crushing it" (number 6) Honestly, I was at number 1 for a long time, but shot up to number 6 once I figured out the ecommerce game!
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 22nd January 2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 937
Posted By Daniel J
Re: Getting Product? Reselling?

Welcome to the world of ecommerce! As you look up more products you will see that it is typical that Amazon and Ebay will have products for sale at very low prices- this is due to the intense...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 22nd January 2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By Daniel J
Re: Re-Sale & E-Commerce - Advice Needed!

I don't know what your products are, but bundling products together is a great strategy on Ebay and Amazon that many people have had success with (including myself.) If your products would work well...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd January 2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 713
Posted By Daniel J
Re: What Produces the Best Return for Time Invested? Thoughts?

I find that if I'm looking for a quick return (and if I already have a product to sell) posting on a marketplace is best. If you have a digital product, you'd want to go for clickbank, pay.com etc,...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 19th January 2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,971
Posted By Daniel J
Re: How Long Did It Take You?

Congrats on getting your gift shop up and running! That can be the hardest part (getting started!) There are a lot of factors that will come into play that will decide whether or not you'll get...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 19th January 2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By Daniel J
Re: Should I incorporate?

I would also recommend consulting with an expert to determine the advantages/disadvantages in Canada (I'm in the U.S.) However, I can tell you that forming an LLC was a very beneficial decision for...
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