Author: x154xx

Journal Entry #2

Still struggling, so very busy, but I see the light at the end of the tunnel. Staying afloat will require a lot of patience and hard work. I need to get ahead and raise quick capital by finding tons of great items. Doing good on books, selling them FBA, but need more money and time to keep it consistently earning me money.

Started an instagram and learning more about marketing in general, specifically facebook advertising. Really think I can do good work with my shopify stores and planning on expanding when I have more capital, most likely into t-shirts or autism spectrum disorder / sensory processing disorder products.

I’m getting really fed up with uber eats, real bad day only made $15 in 3 hours.. Mostly due to traffic and having to show ID in gated communities. I was in the rich area.. Honestly even if I end up making six figures and an entrepreneur I don’t want to be like that.. I hope.

I do plan on making six figures though.

I will start posting monthly earning reports soon.

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An Open Letter to Thrift Stores (Mainly Goodwill)

Dear Thrift Store,

The reason people come to you are to get a good deal on a secondhand item and hunt for hidden treasure. I understand that you get jealous when somebody makes hundreds of dollars on an item you’re selling for $10, but remember you got that inventory for free.

Your stores are often smelly and in disarray, and hunting for the treasures requires battling old folks, unruly children and greedy self-loathing re-sellers who shoot you dirty looks when you spot something before they do.. You are not an upscale boutique, you are essentially a dump for people to get rid of their stuff without feeling guilty.

Why do you hate your customers? How dare you charge $150 for some old tin cars because you found a similar listing, with a similarly ridiculous asking price, somewhere on eBay.. How dare you charge above retail for that damaged, incomplete and untested Playstation.

Yes, people like me are in your stores trying to make money, but in the case of the biggest of you, Goodwill, isn’t your supposed mission statement to put people to work? Why do re-sellers not count. For many of the people in your stores this is our job.

The moral of the story is; if you want to be a thrift store and sell inventory you acquire for free, then act like it.. If you want to be some kind of over-priced, trendy, hipster boutique then you need to upgrade your stores to look the part.. and good luck getting those donations.

What? You say “Pawn shops do the same thing!” Really? Well guess what bud! Pawn shops pay for their inventory, and often it’s stuff they didn’t really want to sell, they are much happier when poor people get stuck in never-ending loan cycles.

Sure, it’s your right to gouge your customers, but if you were intelligent enough to realize it’s to your detriment, you would fire those managers who spend all day over-appraising someone’s trash. They would probably rather be re-sellers anyways.

Thank-you!

My Power Was Shut Off Yesterday..

I was working on eBay in my office, which faces the street, I saw a Georgia Power truck pull up in front of my house then a man got out and walked to the side of the house. I already knew that I forgot to pay and he was shutting my power off. This was a costly mistake and I didn’t really have the money to get it turned back on since they wanted over $400 at that point.

My bill I owed on was about $150 and luckily I was able to procure that and get them turned back on for now.

This job is not easy, and not for everyone, but I won’t give up, I just have to work so hard that this will never, ever, happen again.

Journal Entry #1

I am a member of quite a few re-seller groups on Facebook, I’ve also been banned from a few as well, and I have been noticing how much people complain about customers, platforms, etc.

Lately their complaints have been about slow sales. This is perplexing because while my sales may not be making me rich I am averaging over $100 every day.. again not much but a lot more than I was used to while I was working full time.

I understand this business is hard work but I think they are letting doubt get to them, and they’re not keeping up with the market. You really need to stay positive and keep moving, keep learning, to succeed in anything, especially as an entrepreneur.

I have my times of self-doubt but whenever I challenge those thoughts I end up making money. I buy, list, sell; repeat, or I spend some time with my family… or I relax.. or I deliver for UberEATS.. I’ll go donate plasma to make some money if I have to. I try not to be negative even though it’s hard sometimes. A positive outlook is a major key to success of any kind.

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Clink Savings “Investing” App is a SCAM

Just like to let the internet know to avoid this app at all costs, it has a horrible layout, the balance is never correct, there’s zero transaction history and worst of all if you pause your “automatic savings”, 2 months later they’ll automatically resume. Furthermore those unauthorized savings will never even show up in your account!

So they’re either out and out thieves or just facilitate thievery, either way the app is trash and I would not trust them with a penny of my money.. Now I have to call them and my bank over four $5 transactions.

A similar app that is actually reputable and user-friendly is called Acorns, definitely check out Acorns. If you want a little more control over where your money is invested then get Stash, another company I’m really satisfied with. If you want to try trading stocks for real, with no commission, fees, or minimums then DEFINITELY check out Robin Hood.

There are a lot of ways to make money online, a lot of sites and apps are legit, others are scams or just out-right trash… and Clink, is trash!

Shopify

So yesterday I decided to start a shopify site. I’m on a 21 day trial and I’m going to give myself a little time to see what I can do. Once I get it up and going I will try to drive traffic with Facebook ads. I will be updating the blog with my progress and anything I learn along the way!

I Quit Working to Resell Full-Time

I Quit Working to Resell Full-Time

Working for someone else sucks, I was beyond fed up with working 60 hour weeks for little over $10 an hour. My so-called manager forbid me from taking my daughter to a doctors appointment, then got on my case all day. He started talking that smack so I told them peace out and went home to my wife and children.

I decided I was just gonna hustle I had been selling on eBay since 2010 and more recently, I finally started selling through Fufilled by Amazon in February of 2017. I always been flipping stuff for profit since I was like 14, and I always loved the feeling of selling something.

Anyways, as of writing this I have been self-employed for almost 3 weeks, and I’m not looking back. I will be posting updates on my quest to feed my family while also being able to spend quality time on them, as well as ideas and tips that I learn along the way.

Expect this blog to include not only my story and journey, but many resources for full-time and part-time hustlers.