Category Archives: Start a Business

The Real Value of a Brand! Earn Monthly Income or Sell for a Lump Sum!

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brand checkToday I am so excited to have in my hand the “down payment”  of the earnings I will received from selling off one of the brands/businesses that I’ve started and developed!

Today I want to look at what went into creating the brand, the sales history, the benefit I’ve received from it, why I’m selling it, and the total sum I will receive once the sale is complete!  We’ll also talk about how you can potentially do the same! Continue reading

New Amazon Policy, New Strategy, “New” ebook

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writingI’ve got a lot of stuff “cooking” that I’m excited to share with you all in future posts.  I’ve also been trying out a lot of new strategies and have been doing a lot of testing of new ideas.  I’ll be sharing my findings when I have enough data to show what works and what doesn’t!  Today though, I’d like to talk about a couple of major changes that my impact you and your business. Continue reading

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

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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

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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

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

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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