Category Archives: Business strategies

Introduction to Buying Wholesale – A Free Source to Get You Started!


WarehouseThe idea of finding the “right niche”, beginning a relationship with a wholesaler, and buying in moderate to large quantities can be daunting and can even induce fear and panic!  The great news is, it doesn’t have to be this way!  In my 6 step business strategy (which I provide an overview of in my free ebook available on this site), I recommend starting small and growing from there.  In my opinion, buying wholesale in large quantity is not the place to start until you get your feet wet.  If you’re nearing step 3 (working with wholesale suppliers) of my strategy, then I’ve got a great “introduction method” that will get your feet wet while significantly lowering your risk and will ease you into wholesale buying! Continue reading

Outsourcing Basics for Business: 5 Simple Tips (#4 Will Have You Laughing Out Loud!)


outsourceYears ago, before starting my business, I remember watching Office Space and deeply identifying with Peter Gibbons’ dream of “doing nothing“.  Office Space is a hilarious movie and now has a cult following. There is a good reason for this.  The movie strikes a nerve with many because it reflects the reality of millions of people (in a somewhat exaggerated fashion of course!)  So many people hate, sometimes even dread going to work!  The politics, the co-workers, the unreasonable expectations leave many feeling that they are just a rat in a wheel- running running running, with a small reward that seldom increases!  Over a period of time, this type of environment will leave most people drained or even in a state of desperation- looking for a way out- perhaps even going to the extreme side where one dreams of “doing nothing” for the rest of their days! Continue reading

10 tips for finding more things to sell on Ebay and Amazon


monkey on bikeLately I’ve been talking with several people who have read my book and are on step 2- Arbitrage (finding items that can be bought low and sold high on Amazon and/or Ebay.)  It’s interesting.  It seems out of the people I’ve talked to, I hear 2 distinct, but opposite responses to their arbitrage journey.  On one side are the people who are doing amazing.  Everywhere they look, new merchandise is popping up.  Everything they find seems wildly profitable and sells out quickly!  For these people, there is simply not enough time in the day to buy up all of the profitable inventory they are finding!  On the other side, I’m hearing from sellers who are discouraged.  They are either not seeing the sales volume they were hoping for (including having items that are simply sitting in the warehouse) or they are having a hard time finding enough items that are truly profitable (or both!)  The funny thing is, I’ve been in both spots!  Today, I’d like to take this opportunity to use what I’ve learned and what others (who are having success) have shared with me to help encourage those who are feeling discouraged! Continue reading

Do You Have a “Disaster Plan” For Your Business? 5 Essential Tasks to Provide More Security


fire extiguisherI’m not big on stirring up fear or panic despite the fact that it is a proven powerful tool used by marketers everywhere (and if you want to buy my course for only $47, I’ll show YOU how avoid panic and fear… just kidding).  The truth is, we live in a world of uncertainty.  If you’re working on transitioning from a traditional job to building a business selling online, your level of insecurity may actually increase (no steady or guaranteed income!)

About a week ago, I had the pleasure of taking my 4 year old on a field trip to the local fire station Continue reading

What Will 2015 Really Look Like… For My Business and Yours?


deloreanIn the movie “Back to the Future Part 2,” Marty McFly and Doc Brown go WAY into the future to the year 2015!  Upon arriving, we see futuristic versions of 80s clothes, cafes with automated service, flying cars, hoverboards and more!  Now that we’re less than a year away, I find myself thinking about what 2015 will REALLY be like!  Continue reading