Any interest in Blue Collar Businesses?

I’m somewhat frustrated with the thought that so many people who want to be entrepreneurs, feel that they have to build an app or start some kind of virtual company selling products. But there are not many people educating in the Blue Collar spaces. I have a feeling, that there are many people out there who would love to make over 100k per year and control their own schedule. They also may NOT want to be a CEO of a big company.

I want to point out that there is A LOT of opportunity in the trade-based businesses. By taking your constant desire to improve and optimize, why not apply those skills to business who could use a TON of improvement or optimizing? Continue reading

How to manage to survive your first year in business (making $150k+) and all the problems that came with it…

Firstly, I’m a 28-year-old business owner – I have been working independently since I dropped out of high school to work for my father in his company. After the GFC, the company took a heavy hit and had to close down which caused a lot of heartache in our family. Lessons were learned and bridges were burnt. Since then, I have gone and studied at university and completed a number of consulting and contracting work for various companies (small and large) – before jumping into the deep end again and starting my own business(es).

Currently, I am running 2 separate online businesses in an industry where there is a high level of demand for our products and services, as the industry is pretty much considered backward when it comes to technology. A few of the things I will point out, will no doubt, have been said on here a thousand times. I feel the more you hear it from other people, the more it will reinforce such lessons, so hearing them again from me won’t hurt 🙂 Continue reading

I secured above $3 million / year in sales with my drop-shipping e-commerce.

I started my drop-shipping store just after failing three other projects with few hundred dollars left in my account. During the first 15 months, it hit 3M in revenues and I successfully sold it to our supplier in China.

Together with my partner who happened to be a great developer we automated everything we could – from generating Purchase Orders to tracking failed deliveries and auto-asking the supplier to reship the parcels.

comments Q and A

What is your net profit of that 3m?

What did you sell your business for?

Why sell? Continue reading

Lessons from expanding a site elapsed $1000 a month in a year.

While these results aren’t very impressive compared to some people, the fact I’ve done it with only 20 articles posted and with no link building, hardly any social media or much of a clue what I’m doing might be motivation for some of you!

Results so far

2016 Earnings

I started in January, didn’t get my first click through to Amazon for two months (I had 2 clicks in March). In June I made my first sale and earned a huge $2.12, and from there the snowball really took off with earnings doubling or more every month since. Continue reading

How I literally started an Amazon business in about 1 month for about $1K

Hey, guys. Listen. This is not a plug for anything, this is me trying to help you. In my opinion, all the info you need to start an Amazon business is on YouTube, Reddit, and podcasts. In my humble opinion, you’d be a fool to pay thousands for a course or bootcamp, when you could spend that on a product.

I did it with $1k and in about a month. Below is how I did it, step by step, with very specific examples from my process. Before I dove into this world, the phrase “start a business” was intimidating to me. What? How? Isn’t that for Stanford MBA’s, folks with millions of dollars, etc.? Don’t you need an earth-shattering idea that will change the world? No, and NO!!! You need some common sense, willingness to put in about 100 hours in a month, and a thousand bucks. Note: if you have anything more than $1000 to devote to this, it only makes it easier, but I did this with less than $1000. Continue reading

A Two Year timeline On A Successful Website

This month is the two-year anniversary of my entry into affiliate marketing with a little WordPress blog and the Amazon Affiliate program. In the last two years, I’ve had much more success with my single website than I initially imagined I would ever manage. The last few months have seen something of a decline compared to the high points of last year, but I’m gearing up a new strategy to take over rankings in a major way. Now that my site has built up some real authority and quality backlinks, I think I am well positioned to leverage my position in order to take it to a new level.

Looking Back

Most of the action took place in 2016. The site experienced massive growth starting in April of 2016. In January of 2016, I was already very happy with the website’s results. It was earning around $1,000/mo, having grown from earning nothing in April 2015, to a few dollars here and there, to a steady stream of income. By late 2015 it was making enough money to pay my (modest) rent, and I was very happy with myself. Continue reading