What is your plan to grow your business and build a brand that will last? Do you find yourself struggling to find the funds to get things off of the ground? If so, you’ve come to the right place! On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear from Scott as he shares five ways that sellers like you can bring in over $1,000 a month. Don’t worry, this isn’t some get rich quick scheme! Scott only brings you tools and tips that actually work – no gimmicks. What are you waiting for? Have pen and paper ready as you listen to this helpful episode – you don’t want to miss it!
Flip a product
One of the best ways for eager entrepreneurs to get started is by holding a garage sale. Yes, seriously! While it might sound crazy, the truth is, there could be a couple of hundred or even a couple of thousand dollars in unused items sitting in your basement or garage. Why not take a look at what you don’t need anymore and post it for sale on Ebay, what do you have to lose? To hear how this approach helped Scott get his business off of the ground, make sure to listen to this episode of The Amazing Seller!
Have you ever heard of the term, retail arbitrage? It’s basically the strategy of finding items for sale or below retail value and then posting them online for a profit. You can do this in big ways or small ways – the best way to get started is by looking at the clearance section at your favorite retail store. While Scott doesn’t encourage this practice for a long term strategy, it can be helpful as you raise the funds to start your brand. Learn more from Scott about retail arbitrage and so much more by listening to this episode of The Amazing Seller!
Create a small digital product or charge people for your expertise
Did you know that someone out there will pay you money to create something or share your knowledge on a specific subject? It’s true! From Etsy and Ebay to Udemy – more and more platforms are popping up online that connect people to artists and experts. If you want to build up some extra cash while you start your business, why not consider selling a digital product or your expertise? If you aren’t sure what you might be able to offer, listen to this episode of The Amazing Seller as Scott shares some helpful examples.
Monetize traffic you already have
Do you already own a blog or website? What about a YouTube channel, Instagram channel, or an email list? If your answer is yes, you have an asset you can leverage to make more money. While you likely won’t get rich off of turning on ads on your website or blog, you can certainly earn some extra income for your growing business. You don’t have to guess what this step in the process might look like, Scott has a whole strategy! Make sure to check out the link to brand creators located in the resources section at the end of this post.
OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE OF THE AMAZING SELLER
- [0:03] Scott’s introduction to this episode of the podcast!
- [2:30] Build your business with a side income.
- [4:30] Flip a product.
- [11:15] Try retail arbitrage.
- [13:00] Create a small digital product to sell.
- [16:45] Charge people for your expertise.
- [20:30] Monetize traffic you already have.
- [24:00] Scott recaps all five ways to make a side income.
- [27:45] Closing thoughts from Scott.
Speaker 1: 00:00 One of the hardest parts about starting a business is being patient while you build the business, until you can make money and then start putting some of that in your pocket. Start profiting. But I get a lot of people that say, Scott, what do I do in the meantime while I'm building that business or to help me build the business to fund it? What can I do to make some extra money right now? So what I decided to do here in this session is give you five ways that you can start to make some extra money as soon as tomorrow. If that sounds interesting, stick around cause that's what I'm going to cover in this episode.
Speaker 2: 00:40 Hey, what's up everyone? Welcome back to another episode of the amazing seller podcast. This is episode number eight Oh seven and like I said, today I'm going to be digging into five ways that you can start to generate some extra income for your business or just for your bank account. Because wow, who doesn't want to make a little bit of extra money, right? Are you talking
Speaker 1: 01:01 about how to generate up to a thousand dollars even if it's not coming from your primary business? All right, so I'm going to be going through some of these different ways that I've done it through the years and hopefully you can learn from it, but one little disclaimer here, this is not a get rich quick thing. This is something that I have done. I'm going to share it with you, but obviously there's no guarantees, but I can guarantee you this. If you do nothing, nothing will happen, period. We all know that, right? So if you are interested though in building a brand to then profit down the line, then yes, you can do that as well. And if you want help with that, I've got a great resource for you. It's a free resource. By the way, you can head over to brand creators.com I have a brand growth validation checklist there for you.
Speaker 1: 01:49 Now this is for you if you are starting a business or if you are growing your current business. A lot of people don't realize there's a lot of holes in a business when you were starting it or there's missed opportunities. So if you're interested in grabbing that, I definitely recommend checking out brand creators.com all right, so with that all being said, this is eight Oh seven the show notes can be email@example.com forward slash eight Oh seven so let's get cracking. I'm going to jump right in. All right. When I was first starting, okay? And I say starting when I was going from or coming from being a contractor, which I was when I, when I was in my early twenties and I was working for my father's construction company, I thought I was gonna own that company one day. All right? And what I used to do on the side to make some extra money after I worked my 60 plus hour week job with him, I would go out and do side work.
Speaker 1: 02:40 All right? So there is a ton of opportunity out there for doing side work in whatever profession you're in, most likely, or you can do one of these things. I'm going to share with you here today. But my point in telling you this is when you're building a business, you need to work on that business. But there are things that you can do on the side to your income to really offset your current income that you're generating from your job or even your current business while it's building, all right? And these don't have to be hard, okay? And some of these will plug into a current business that you are, that you're building right now as well, or can be bolted on afterwards, okay? So it's not just like you're wasting time or you're, you're wasting money, all right? But what I want to do here is break this down for you because it is so very important to get some momentum because we all love it when we've, we've done something and we've seen a result, I don't care if it's $1 that you've made, it just kind of opened your eyes up.
Speaker 1: 03:36 All right? And one little story here for you is when I was in the photography business, we went from me being a full time contractor to where I was building the photography business, not making any money. And uh, and then from there having to uh, you know, take whatever money that I was making from there, roll it into the photography business to grow that. But then we got to a point where I was able to leave that job, but I still had to put the time and the work in while I was building that thing and keep my job. All right. And so that's just part of building a business. We sometimes need to do that. All right, so let's just get to it. All right, so method number one. Okay. And this, I tell this to anyone right now that ever comes to me and says, Scott, I want to make money like tomorrow.
Speaker 1: 04:20 Like I don't even know if I want to build a business. I just want to make some extra money right now. What's the best thing that I should do? What would be your recommendation? My number one recommendation always is flip product, flip the product that you currently have right now in your possession and I will always give this to someone that is just not thinking that the online thing really works or you know, they can't do it. I'm like, do this and you have a really, really good chance of selling something because it's a product that most likely is already being sold. And I would start on eBay. Okay. That's where I got my start. By the way, funny little story here. I had a piece of software that I bought years ago that allowed me to run windows on a Mac. It was called parallel and I used that software when I was done using the software.
Speaker 1: 05:14 I said, you know what? I'm going to try to sell this on eBay. I had no idea what I was doing. It just listed it up there and it sold for like 75 bucks. I paid a hundred for it. Okay. And so that right there was my like, Oh my gosh, like I sold something online that's crazy. Like someone from another state bought from me. Right. That's what really got me thinking, Oh my gosh, I should probably look into eBay. And so then I kind of thought about it, but then I didn't really get into it because I didn't know what else I could sell. Right. And so my wife and I, because we were in the photography business, we were looking for photo props all the time on eBay. And so what we did is we found this one prop that we wanted to buy.
Speaker 1: 05:53 It was a little four-foot Cedar bridge and we were going to use it in our studio for Easter. And so we found it, it was $130 and we ended up buying it. And then about a week later, my wife was in the store. It was in the Christmas tree shop. And uh, she seen that the same bridge was right there, the identical one, and it was $30 and she was like, Scott, we got to sell these things on eBay. We bought one for 130. We can get it for 30. And I'm like, yeah, that's, that's a pretty good margin. We should try it. So we bought two bridges and within an hour we had bids on both of them. Okay. And by the time it ended, we had a, we had sold one for last, I think it was like one 40 and one for one 30 something. And I was like, Oh my gosh.
Speaker 1: 06:37 So we hopped in the minivan and then we went and we bought as many as we could fit in that minivan. I think it was like 15. All right. And uh, and then when you've seen when the next ship and was going to come in, we, we found that out and then we came or we went to the store that day that the shipment was coming and we bought another 20. Um, and so that actually helped us, number one, validate that we could sell something online. It opened our eyes to eBay and it put our kids through private school. All right. So that was pretty awesome. Um, but my point is here is that you can find stuff that's already selling and then resell it, which I'll talk about that in method two. But this method right here, forget about that. For a second. Well you could do is take your possessions in your garage that you are going to get rid of, or maybe it's time to clean out the garage.
Speaker 1: 07:25 I'll tell you what, I would say, clean out your garage this Saturday. And then after that I want you to sort through everything and see exactly what you want to keep and what you want to get rid of. And it's kind of like you're having a garage sale. We've all had garage sales, lawn sales, basement sales, estate, sales, all that. But what you can do here is you can take your possessions that you're going to just put out on the lawn and just list them on eBay. That's all right. And I've seen people make anywhere from $300 from just listing their old stuff, their old junk, or up to two, $3,000. Now are you gonna be able to do that every single month? Probably not. Unless you start to see what is selling in a certain market. Like maybe it's Legos, maybe it's games, maybe it's video games, maybe it's board games, maybe it's old tools.
Speaker 1: 08:13 I've seen people build six figure businesses just on that model alone. Now, me personally, I don't like the model for long term because I don't want to have to go out there and keep finding new product. Okay. So that's one thing you can do. Like immediately maybe you're saying, Scott, I don't have a garage, Scott. I don't have a basement. Find someone that does and offer to clean it out for him and you'll even split the, the profit with them. Okay. Um, so you totally, totally can do that. And I've got another quick little story. I got some notes that I wanted to share with you. Uh, my father, uh, was uh, selling stuff for his mother-in-law. Okay. And she was a collector of strawberry shortcake stuff. Well, she wanted to get rid of it. She was downsizing and moving. So she, these ceramic, a strawberry shortcake stuff, but she didn't know how to listen on eBay.
Speaker 1: 09:00 And she's like, I'll tell you what, if you list it for me, I'll give you, I'll give you a 75% of whatever I make. I just want 25%. So my father went and took it. He didn't even need the inventory. He was listening. He was selling some of them for 50 to a hundred dollars crazy. Okay, so again, maybe you don't have the stuff someone else does. Just it's a matter of you finding it, getting it, listing it. Okay. And then you got to package it up and ship it. But that's an easy way that you can do it. Now, let me back up for a second year because what we need to also understand is to get to $1,000 we do have to have like a daily target. I like daily targets. I like taking the big target and then breaking it down daily.
Speaker 1: 09:37 It's $33 and 33 cents about, right? It's actually $33 and 33.3 or something like that. Let's just call it $33 and 33 cents. That's what you need to to make per day to make $1,000 per month. Okay? And for a lot of people, that's a mortgage payment or rent or two car payments, right? So you could easily easily do that. Another quick story on this method because I've done this a lot guys. I was doing video film transfers, uh, for my customers in the photography business. I had a lot of people ask me if we do it and I said, no, we don't do it. And then I eventually did it. And what I did is I bought a projector, uh, online and that projector came, it was all modified. It was basically just an old projector that was modified to take old eight millimeter film and basically allow me to shoot it through a magnifying glass with a video camera.
Speaker 1: 10:29 And I was looking at it, I'm like, Oh my gosh, I paid like $1,000 for this thing. And I could probably modify one myself and build myself a spare. Well, I also said, wait a minute, I could probably sell these for like 800 bucks or 1000 bucks. And that's what I ended up doing. I had a whole basement full of these old projectors. I was modifying them. I was selling them between 800 and a thousand dollars a piece. Okay. And I sold over a hundred thousand dollars in those projectors. Okay. But again, cause I seen that I had something that I was buying and I bought it on eBay. Maybe I should kind of do the same thing, right? Just reverse engineer. All right, so again, a lot of stories there I have on that stuff but I'm not going to go too deep into it right here cause I want to get through all these methods for you.
Speaker 1: 11:12 Method number two, you might've heard of this before, retail arbitrage. There's people that are making full time livings on retail arbitrage. Now I don't like the model for longterm as well because we have to find new product all the time. You find 10 of something it sells. You got to find another 10 and if you don't know what retail arbitrage is, it's basically where you go into a big box stores or really anywhere. You can even do it at yard sales if they have new stuff. And then you want to find stuff that is liquidated like well below, like they're there, a regular price, maybe 75 80% or more. And then you can just take that and you can list it up on eBay. You can list it on Amazon, even a, and there's whole strategy behind it. You can go and you know, have a scanner and it'll tell you the BSR and what you think it's going to sell for.
Speaker 1: 11:59 And the profit margin, I wouldn't get that technical, we're just doing this for short term anyway. I would start it on eBay first and then if you want to do it on Amazon, but eBay is so much easier just to get an account set up and list something. You can literally do it in probably an hour. Okay. Um, so I would recommend doing that, but that's retail arbitrage. Okay. And um, the other thing and this little tip here for you, if you are building a brand and you can find stuff to sell through retail arbitrage in your market, that's only going to help you in your market because you're selling to the market now, right? And anybody on eBay, you can get their email address. Okay. Which Amazon doesn't give us, but eBay does. Okay. So that's something else that you can do is a little tip there.
Speaker 1: 12:43 If you're into, if you're, if you're into the bass fishing market, maybe start looking in the fishing stores and look at discount and stuff that they're clearancing and see if you can sell that on your website or just on eBay. All right, so just a little tip there for you. All right, so method number three, create a small digital product and sell it on eBay or Etsy. I've done this too. I'm going to give you two examples here. All right, so years ago, and it's still out there, but years ago they came out with this software called garage band and garage band is built for the Mac and it allows you to record, uh, you know, it's like a recording studio in your computer. It's basically a multi-track recording software. And I was playing around with it. I loved it. I played guitar. Uh, I've been in bands and I'm like, you know what, this is cool.
Speaker 1: 13:28 This is fun. And then I started also realizing what it was. It was allowing me to use what they call a loop, where it has loops for drums, it has loops for guitar, it has loops for a Oregon's, it has, Lou has all these different samples and then you can stitch them together and you can have it sound like you have a full band. Okay. And so I was lacking some for guitar and I was lacking some for, uh, for keyboard and you know, just different sound effects. And so I'm like, you know what, maybe I could build some of these and I could create a pack for garage band. So I had this idea, I go, you know what, I'm going to lock myself in the room for a day and I'm just going to re record these little snippets on my guitar that can be then purchased by someone that doesn't play guitar and they can use them in garage band.
Speaker 1: 14:16 And so I did a thousand of these different loops and it was a, I had actually a few volumes before I ended up not selling them anymore. Uh, but this was actually when you could sell these digitally on eBay. Um, back in the day. You can't do that anymore. Uh, so I was basically selling these for $29 and 99 cents, and I was selling quite a few of them right out of the gate. And then I was selling them digitally and then eBay made a little bit of a change and they said you can't sell digitally anymore. It's gotta be on a physical product or in a physical product. So I started burning them on a CD. I was printing them out at graphics, the whole thing, and I was still selling them and I was selling probably three to four a day, sometimes more. Uh, and uh, yeah, so it was pretty awesome.
Speaker 1: 14:58 Well then, uh, you know, of course if you're ever playing in the, in the world of software or even just name brand stuff, there could be a problem with you looking like your trying to sell that product. Right? There's like confusion. Well, I got that, that notification from eBay can't sell these anymore. So I was like, okay. It was good while it lasted. And I did that for probably about a year and a half. Right. And so it worked really well, you know, $30 product didn't cost me anything but a CD. So my margin on that after fees and stuff, I was probably making about 15 bucks. Okay. Not too bad. Sell two of those a day. We're just at about a thousand dollars per month, right? Just from a digital product. Uh, another example of that is a Photoshop. I taught myself on Photoshop years ago. I was doing photo restoration. I was building templates for my own studio.
Speaker 1: 15:47 So I said, you know what, maybe other photographers would want my, my presets or my templates. So I started to do the same thing I did with the, with the loops. I went ahead and took my templates, put them on a CD and started listing them for 29 99 started selling them right. Had another revenue stream and it was a digital product. All I had to do was put it on a CD. Okay. So again, if you have something that you can do that with, give it a shot on eBay, right? Like just put it up on eBay. But again, you might have a skill set already that you can do. Maybe you have, Oh you know all of these tips about fishing and you're going to go ahead and record maybe 10 videos of you with these certain techniques. You're going to put it on a DVD and you're going to sell it on eBay.
Speaker 1: 16:31 I don't know. Right? Like there's things that are out there that you're probably able to do that you just might not have thought of. All right, so that's one way you can totally do it. And I love that because then there's no, there's no inventory issue. Your creating it on the fly. Okay. Method for you could charge people for your expertise for your help. Okay. And let me just give you an example of what this looks like. Now you can do this locally, you could do this online and I'm going to give you the two different ways that you could do this. So my son who's 21 who also is going to school to be a PE teacher, also coaching, uh, he's coaching right now, a seventh grade team. He's also coaching his own AAU team and he's doing vertical jump training. He's got a Virta max.
Speaker 1: 17:16 He has kids that come in and they train with him, right? He's got expertise that people are willing to pay right now. Okay. Now most trainers are getting between $50 and $75 per hour. Now he's just starting out. So I told him, go out there and get a client for 25 bucks. Right? Two clients a day, that'd be 50 bucks or, and this is what I want him to do and this is what he is doing grouping into days. So maybe instead of doing two per day, you do five in one day, right? Or maybe 10 in one day. And there's one trainer that we used to go to. I used to take my son there and uh, that's what he used to do a Saturday and Sunday. He was packed back to, back to back to back hour sessions. He would do it for eight hours, right?
Speaker 1: 17:59 And he was charging $75 an hour. So add that up, right? He did it in two days. Now this isn't really scalable, right? But it's something that you could do to supplement while you're building your business. Or in this case, my son is into vertical training and he wants to take that online and build stuff out online. All of this stuff that he's doing for vertical training is also going to be content that he can use over here to build out his brand. He also can start creating blog content that can start getting search traffic, YouTube, Instagram, all that stuff. But in the meantime, he can make money very quickly because all he's got to do is help kids like right now, right? And not have to wait around until he gets ranked in Google or before you know, he can start making sales elsewhere.
Speaker 1: 18:41 So that is a great method if you have an expertise. I know someone right now that teaches, actually I was, uh, uh, meeting with her at my wife's cousin's house or cousins house and uh, she does this certain type of, it's not crocheting or knitting, it's some type of flower design that she does with yarn. And she has these little parties and she's making money doing that. She's selling the kit and everything. But like I was telling her in order to scale that you gotta take that online. The other thing that you can do here in this method number four when you're charging people for your help, is you can be a freelancer. You can go on fiverr.com and be someone that does a task. They're like, I hire people on fiber all the time for these little one off jobs, like a logo creation.
Speaker 1: 19:24 Uh, maybe it's an infographic, maybe it's an editor. Whatever. You can go there and submit yourself as someone that can offer those services. Uh, there's plenty of these out there. Free up. You'd have to get, you'd have to get vetted out a lot more extensively there, but you still can do that. Um, let's see. There's a Upwork, I believe it's still Upwork, I think it is. Um, but any of the outsourcing sites, you can go and submit yourself there and work a few hours a week. Okay. So again, take that of what you already know. Like me, when I was in, in the, uh, in as a contractor, I was able to then take my expertise and just do something on the side. I would charge more on the side than I would get paid at my, at my hourly job, right? My father was paying me, let's say a $18 an hour.
Speaker 1: 20:08 But if I'm doing a job over here, and I've done plenty of them where I would do a deck job on a weekend and I would charge five grand for it, the materials would cost me two and I'd make three. Right? So I don't make that, I didn't make that kind of money in a whole week for my father working 60 plus hours. Right? Um, so that's what you can do. All right, so that's method number four. Method number five. And this one here is, if you see, I've had people that say, Scott, I've got a website. It's getting traffic, uh, but it doesn't have enough traffic. And I'm like, wait, wait a minute here. Let's, let's talk about this. Because if you currently have a website and you have some traffic, most of the time you're going to be able to turn that into some, uh, some revenue.
Speaker 1: 20:49 Okay? And there's a few different ways that you can do this depending on what kind of traffic you have. Let's say that you have minimal traffic. Let's say that you have a thousand people that come there per month. There's probably someone that would pay you, okay? A couple of hundred bucks to be on your blog just from being a header graphic on the top or a header bar, right? Or a sidebar. All right? It's a thousand people. There's someone probably if you have something that, that directly speaks to their market would probably be willing to pay for that. Or let's say that you have 5,000 people. Maybe that is, maybe that is going to be more, maybe that's $500 of an ad spot. Okay. And then maybe you have some traffic come in there that is going to a different blog posts or different content that talks about products that you're not linking to over as an affiliate for Amazon associates or eBay or maybe a private affiliate deal.
Speaker 1: 21:40 So maybe you've got to go back and rework some of that. So this one here isn't for everyone, but if you are watching this and you have some traffic somewhere, maybe you have an email list that you haven't mentioned anything to for years. Warm that up, right. Start sending them to, and I've got some notes here of what you can do. One thing you can do is start creating a product base post, like do a product review on your website or on YouTube and then take your email list and direct them there. Hey go check out this blog post. You can't direct people in an email to an affiliate link. It's got to go to a piece of content. So I always, and it's better anyway cause then you can get organic search for that on eBay or I'm sorry, on Yahoo or Google or a YouTube, any of those.
Speaker 1: 22:22 That's what we call evergreen assets too, by the way. But you might want to find some products that you have that are in your market and just start doing some product reviews on those. Okay. Um, they can be written, they can be video. Uh, it doesn't really matter. But if you have that email list, maybe you don't have the blog traffic, but you got an email list, create that blog post, no traffic yet. And then what you can do is you can send the email list over to the new piece of content and then there's a chance for you to make a sale. And if you do this, like if you put out one new article or one new piece of content every single week and you sent one email to that list, there's a good chance you're gonna be making some sales. All right? Now there's no guarantees.
Speaker 1: 22:58 But that's just another thing that I have done. It's worked very well because I've built lists over the years in the target market. And that's kind of what I talk about and teach inside of brand creators Academy. Uh, and it's, it's worked very, very well. Okay. Now this one here again is going to be if you have some traffic, if you have some, maybe you have a, maybe you have a group on Facebook. I actually, there was a guy at brand accelerator live, said he had a Facebook group of like 300,000 people and he was making over $300,000 a year just from giving those people offers. Um, and also for people wanting to sponsor or be a sponsor on that page. So there's a lot you can do there. If you're sitting on that, you might be sitting on a, you know, a little gold mine there and the other place you can go, obviously, like I said, it's Amazon as an ClickBank is great for digital products.
Speaker 1: 23:47 And then there's also private affiliate deals that you can just look at someone's website, go to the bottom, see where it says, uh, partnerships or sponsors or uh, advertisers or affiliates, and then just start going through that. So there is your five different ways that you can go out there and start generating some income pretty quickly. All right, so let's just do a little recap here. Method number one, start flipping products that you currently have rate now. And then from there you're probably going to identify some that sell really fast, really well, and then go start looking for more of those out, you know, at Goodwill or garage sales, uh, and just go out there and start putting stuff up on eBay on a regular basis. That's number one. Number two, retail arbitrage. They're very similar, but you're looking for new product that's been liquidated at department stores or, uh, you know, at different big box stores or even just randomly at an estate sale or at a garage sale.
Speaker 1: 24:42 And people have new stuff that they're getting rid of just cause it's never been used right. And they've just never taken it out of the box. Um, so that's retail arbitrage. Uh, and then method number three. Now create a small digital product and sell that on eBay or Etsy. Again, might not apply to everyone, but it's definitely something that you can do. And then, uh, number four, charge for your help, right? And that could be, maybe you are good at, like I said, maybe you're good at training softball, maybe you're good at art and you're going to have art classes, something like that. And you can totally, totally do that. All right. And then number five is if you do currently have a website or a social media channel that has some traffic, you can either turn on ad networks, you can do outreach to get sponsors, or you can start writing some product based posts and then start directing people to those from the traffic that you currently have.
Speaker 1: 25:34 Or if you have an email list, you can then direct them over to that blog post. All right. And a one, one last story. I just kinda came to me as always sitting here. Uh, one last story when I was doing the projectors, I found another opportunity when I was doing those. And again, this stuff just kind of happens, right? Like as you do it, you start to, you start to see things that are selling or what people are requesting. So when I was doing these projectors, I also needed to get new belts for the projector and they, some of them had anywheres from four belts up to like 10 belts. And a lot of times they're small little belts, right? One was a fabric one, like a really hard, uh, fabric, kind of rubbery, but fabricy, um, is fabricy a word? It is now.
Speaker 1: 26:22 Uh, and then so I seen that there was these, these different ones that were needed and I was buying them and I was spending anywhere from $30 for one belt up to, you know, $50 for a set. And so what Scott starts to think is, wow, huh, these, a lot of these look like just O-rings. They're like just giant O-rings. Maybe what I got to do is order a whole bunch of different O rings, see which ones fit. And then I'll just buy some and then I'll repackage them up and I'll make them for that specific projector. So if you had a Z five 40 GAF projector, well I would put that into a little package and I would sell it for 50 bucks. Right? And I was doing that. There was one belt that I couldn't find, I just couldn't find anywhere. Um, but there were people selling it for like 45 50 bucks, just one belt.
Speaker 1: 27:14 And I'm like, man, if I could find that, I know that I could sell quite a few of those. So I ended up contacting a manufacturer. They ended up sending me material, I had to measure it and then they were fusing it together and I got it to work and it took me about three to four weeks to finally get it perfected. And then once I did, I started selling those belts for anywhere from 45 to $55 and I was selling like one of those a day. Okay. Um, so again, you, you, you start to see opportunity as you start to get into this, into this online business world. But the one thing I would say is if you are building a business or a brand right now and you're going after the long game, this here is short term in a sense, right? Unless you're going to go into the projector business, right?
Speaker 1: 28:01 If you are going into the projector business, then yes, you'd want belts. Yes, you would want parts, all that stuff, right? But if you're just doing this to get some quick cash into your bank account, then just keep that in mind. You don't want to spend too, too much time here because you don't want to take your eye off of the long game that you're doing here and that is building a brand. All right, so hopefully this has helped you. This is episode eight Oh seven if you have any questions, any comments, drop them in the comments. If you're watching this on YouTube, if you're listening to this, you can always send me a question by heading over to the amazing seller.com forward slash
Speaker 2: 28:36 ask and you can do it right there. All right guys, so that's it. That's going to wrap it up. As always. Remember, I'm here for you, I'm leaving you and I am rooting for you. What you have to, you have to come on, say it with me. Say it loud. Say it proud. Take action. Have an awesome, amazing day. I'll see you right back here. Next episode. Now go get him. Hey, before you go, I've got one quick favor for you and I would love to hear from you and I've also got something that I would love to give one of my listeners and I'm going to tell you how you can get it. So here is the deal I want to hear from you. So what I would love for you to do is head over to iTunes and leave a review over there.
Speaker 2: 29:20 Let me know how this podcast has helped you in one way, shape, or form. I read every single one of them and they really do energize me and give me the fuel to get back on here and want to just keep creating and keep helping. So really would love you to do that. Now anyone that leaves a review from today, moving forward, what I'm to do for anyone that leaves a review and you take a screenshot of that and you send it to firstname.lastname@example.org you send me that. What I'm going to do is I'm going to enter everyone once a month into a little contest, and in that contest I want to pull one winner and I'm going to send them eight gift, a special personalized gift just for you. So all you have to do, head over to iTunes, leave me a review, and then take a screenshot of that, send it to me, email it to email@example.com and that way there you can be entered to win. Oh, and one last thing, if you haven't subscribed yet to the channel, what the heck are you waiting for? Go ahead and subscribe. That way you never miss one of the upcoming episodes. All right guys, so thanks once again, I'll see you in the next show.