How can I make a living selling the products I'm interested in?

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30 Aug 10 11:23:40 pm
Heyy everyone in salehoo im Nate im from Maryland and just turned 18!! Im not exactly new to selling online but have been...dormit for a while. Nevertheless when i was 16 i started to sell online just before paypal started the holds. But in the 4 months i was selling i had 9130.60 come to my paypal account not all profit but the total i had a good profit margin. But then paypal started the holds and in the end i had to stop selling cause i was always using my money to keep up with the sales and soon i just couldnt because of too many sale ironic. Ever since i stopped selling but with the last 6 months i got onto salehoo wich i didnt ever really use when i was selling and it is a really great site.! So im 18 years old and want to ask you'lls opinion if it is feasable for me to never work a real job in my life be working from home/laptop and just make "easy money" but to us seller we know that there is nothing easy about it. I know i have to work and research but thats the thing i know i have to do it. I have a somewhat rampid imagination i want to start a clothing line but thats far in the future. My intrest are vast and i want to sell products im intrested in but they go from automotive to clothes and music and art. So i just wanted an advice how i can squeez all that into one thing. But to end thank you for taking to time to read what I had to say. Please post back with your story and background with selling!
Sincerly,
A Kid




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31 Aug 10 09:33:32 pm
Hi Nate, I can see that you have two very important traits, hard working and a good imagination. Both of those can be invaluable in this line of work.

It's always great if you can make a business out of a hobby or interest, so focusing on developing a business around those that you like is a great place to start. They are quite varied, and as such may not all work that well together. That said, there is no law in developing as many websites as you want, so an effective platform for each product could be developed independently of each other without any issues at all.

What you could then do is cross market all your sites on each other, so no matter what site you are promoting at the time, all your sites had a chance of benefiting from the traffic flow you are creating. You could also tie them all together through a membership, for examples you could offer freebies or at least special offers from all of your sites.

Just because I may buy a 671GM for my 69 Cuda from your Auto Store, doesn't mean that I wouldn't appreciate getting a free T-shirt from your clothes store for spending more than 500 bucks. You get the picture, that type of thing can draw members to the other shops very effectively and can be used to create sales throughout all platforms.

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9 Sep 10 03:36:06 pm
Thank you for you advice always good to hear feedback with people with a lot more expierence than myself but Im gonna keep up the post with my progress wich is zero so far the most stressful part of the whole proccess in my opinion is starting.


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10 Sep 10 08:17:24 pm
You're absolutely right, the starting out part can be the most stressful, but it's also one of the most exciting times of a venture as well. You'll hit lots of hills, especially early on when just learning the way, but just remember that only one side of a hill goes up : )

Looking forward to hearing how you proceed mate, and drop us a line anytime you need any help at all.

Cheers


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4 Oct 10 01:07:57 am
Hi Nate,

It's really inspiring to see someone so young and have great spirit of entrepreneurship. I bet with your attitude you are on your way to something grand. :) How are things going on so far? Have you decided on what products to focus on? If you need help with suppliers, let us know.

You may also explore the wealth of information SaleHoo has gathered just for you. :) You can access it by clicking on 'Education' tab up above and you'll see a page full of links about eBay selling, business setup and finding/sourcing among others. There are also free downloanable PDF materials you can get if you click on 'Guides'.

Just let us know if you have questions.

All the best!


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12 Oct 10 11:40:27 pm
Thank you for your response,
Things are just starting i really just found out the general idea where im trying to take this whole entrepanership thing.
Supplier Please help
Anything with art painting
Clothing: Bape BBC LRG 10 deep calvin klein echo ralph lauren dcshoeco
weSC crooks & castles and other brands similar i relize these are the hardest brands to find wholesalers or dropshippers but i will try.
Sunglasses: Ray ban Marc jacobs Oakley gucci lv etc
Accesories: New era and mitchell and ness Snap backs if anyones know what that is please help
Wallets and backpacks anysite.
But since i am trying to sell the hardest possible things any clothing art photography or skateboard dropshipper that you know of that is good please share!! :)
But more about what i am trying to do i want to travel the world and i am very intrested in design with photoshop and illustrator and am starting to get into photography so i want to start my own website where i put my clothes and designs on everything like posters wallets and stickers. That is way down the line.
One more thing- Capital i want to start now with my ebay store but since they are insane with these holds makes it impossible. Any ideas help.
Thank you


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14 Oct 10 10:48:33 pm
Hi protogy,

I'll be glad to help you locate suitable suppliers for the products you are interested in. Be back soon, in the mean time check out Erika's blog on PayPal holds - Link hidden: Login to view

I assumed you were referring to PayPal holds when you said
One more thing- Capital i want to start now with my ebay store but since they are insane with these holds makes it impossible. Any ideas help.


Hope this helps - talk to you soon!


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14 Oct 10 11:19:06 pm
Here you go protogy,

Below are suppliers that may have what you are looking for:

For Clothing:

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For Sunglasses:

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You may also refer to these forum posts:

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For bags, wallets and accessories:

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For skateboards:

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You may also refer to this post:

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Please add your review to the profile page for the suppliers you will be in contact with or for those you will buy from. :)

Hope this helps!


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22 Oct 10 12:59:07 am
Hi Nate,

I also would like to suggest that you have a read on Erika's latest blog. In this post she shares about ways to provide exceptional eBay customer service -

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Cheers!


Irene

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