How I Made My Big Breakthrough
The one question that I am constantly asked about how I built my own business is how did you do it? Well to be truthful I did struggle, although I had had great success with eBay and to a lesser degree with Amazon I never made the big break through until I did one important thing.
I found a mentor someone who had done it all before and had a excellent track record of coaching other to do just the same. I chose John Thornhill, which is why I am delighted to recommend some FREE training that John has put together.
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Over the next week or so I am going to lift the lid on my own business and show you just exactly what can be achieved with the right approach.
As promised here is a FREE report that I have prepared for you. It reveals exactly why so many people try and fail online and the most important thing that you can do to avoid failure in your business in 2017
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Selling Your Own Unique Products It’s Really This Easy
Are you still looking for high quality products to sell on Amazon and eBay?
It’s not so easy trying to think of something that no one else has got. But now eBay and Amazon seller Pete Bruckshaw has released his latest course showing you exactly how he does just that.
INTRODUCING DESIGN PROFITS UNLEASHED 2.0
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Now you can design and sell your own products with Pete Bruckshaw’s guide and video instruction to creating quality art prints: Pete Bruckshaw has repeatedly used this system to:
* Quit his job for good
* Sell over 2,000 physical products
* Create a long term full time income
Pete shows you the fast and easy way to create designs. He has some simple to follow systems that will help you create designs that are highly saleable, quality works of art.
If you don’t think of yourself an artist – don’t worry. You’ll be using some widely available software tools to do most of the work for you!
For many people creating digital art is an enjoyable and absorbing hobby. Why not take things a step further and turn digital design into a part time or even full time source of income?
With Design Profits Unleashed Pete shows you how you can do just that can!
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Do you need a profitable products To sell?
Well the answer is yes if you want to make any money
So what are the choices? Well you could produce your own, but it can easily take weeks or months to complete, my first took me nearly 5 months. Or how about just buying a product to rebrand as your own, look at the advantages, hardly any work involved, you can sell it on eBay, JV Zoo or click bank or from your own websites.
How does that sound to you? Well here is the answer to your needs.
Digital Media Market
Just check out the video below for a tour of the site.
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Recently I have had several discussions with other eBay traders and none of the comments were terribly complimentary either on my part or on the part of the other traders. The biggest complaints were that they are not making much money in their traditional markets and eBay’s constant policy changes.
You see they (and myself) started trading on eBay when eBay was an auction site that also sold things, as opposed to its current incarnation which is a shopping site that allows auctions. That is the crux of the problem, most people have failed to take into account this fundamental shift in eBay’s business model.
eBay decided several years ago to charm the high street stores and big sellers to their platform, essentially they wanted to be the new Amazon and to be bigger and better. The flaw in the plan is that the two business models are very different.
eBay introduced a raft of changes that effectively finished off a lot of eBayer’s by ensuring that their products were all but invisible in the search results. It’s incomprehensible best match policy killed off a range of good selling products of my own and they also banned some of my products that were being sold by other sellers and remain so to this day. I cannot relist them because I risk being banned.
They also banned my account for 3 weeks a few years ago because I was selling a product widely available not only on eBay, but in street markets and well known high street stores it is still on sale at all 3 outlets even today. They did explain to me why I could not sell it, but the document they sent me was in Korean and my Korean is rather rusty. I just wish that I had paid more attention at school!
Now, I still make a great income from eBay but due to eBays constant fiddling I have had to shift my markets several times. Five years ago I published Plugin Auction Profits (PIAP) my complete guide to profiting from eBay.
My intention was to update this on a regular basis to reflect the changes eBay would introduce for sellers (but a revision every 15 minutes proved to be a bit much!), revision of PIAP always seemed to be the next task, one that I never got around to.
One of the most often asked questions is how to find products for resale at a profit on eBay. Well on Friday 6th March I found 6 products in less than 15 minutes that are being sold by local wholesalers and doing a large volume of sales on eBay. I even shot a video of me doing it.
I have spent the past 6 months trialing new niches and refining my old eBay niches with some success and now seemed the appropriate time to completely update and revise PIAP.
So I have done this with a complete revision of the written materials, shot over 20 new videos showing the complete setup process, sourcing products and listing them for sale. I have nearly finished the product creation phase then the website will be rebuilt as a membership site.
PIAP is dead! I have removed it from the Clickbank market place. Plug In Auction Profits 2 is on its way!
I suppose the one question that I am asked more often than any other is. “What is the quickest way to make money on line?”
There really is no one answer to this question, you see nearly everyone wants a quick fix. They want to make money as fast as possible preferably with hardly any work involved. Now very occasionally this may work as a one off but as a strategy for a steady income this strategy is doomed to failure.
And the reason that it fails is that the focus is on one quick fix after another, and they neglect the one thing that will give then a much greater chance of succeeding in their goal. They chase one shiny object after another and end up spending more money than they actually make.
The missing element in all of this, is that in chasing the cash they NEVER build a business so never make money on a consistent basis.
Now I am a big fan of small home businesses, the ones that you can run out of a cardboard box. So I am going to give you the low down on one business that I still run today and that is selling Private Label Rights (PLR) and Resale Rights (RR) Information Products.
Admittedly it has not made me a millionaire (at least not yet!) but it has paid for a vacation every year AND allowed me to change my cars on a regular basis. So not too shabby then?
This is a big market and I want to help you to start your own PLR and Resale Rights business with a little gift from me. I have put together a package that explains exactly how I trade in PLR and Resale Rights products myself. It’s completely free and the best part of it is that you can start this business for pennies or even completely free.
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Illustrated books are really big on Kindle, they range from full blown graphics novels such as Watchmen.
Featuring some seriously talented artists and writers (i.e. not me) to simple illustrated books such as children’s ABC books (i.e. me).
Although these books look amazing when viewed on such devices as the Kindle Fire HD and other similar reading devices they do present quite a different challenge to the author than do ordinary non illustrated books.
MS Word and similar word processing programs where never really intended for producing books with lots of illustrations or with complex layouts. Some alternatives do exist such as Adobe InDesign which is commonly used to layout professional quality magazines.
InDesign is expensive and has a steep learning curve, we may not need all of the functionality of the program rather like using a sledge hammer to crack a walnut and I cannot therefore justify cost of buying it.
So what about a cheap, easy to use alternative that will help you produce first class illustrated books with no fuss even for those of use who can’t draw for toffee.
Enter Comic Life 3!
Comic life is available for Windows 7 & 8, OS X and IOS, it costs only $30 but you can try if free for 30 days. Comic life is easy to learn, has lots of pre built templates, panel layouts and output options producing quality comics OR illustrated books.
On Thursday I published my first fully illustrated book for the Kindle Fire HD using Comic life. Here are some example pages from the book. The finished project was exported as a set of .jpg files and imported into Kindle Comic Creator to compile the file for uploading to Kindle. All the images I used were public domain (see What’s Your image like 2). Total production cost of the book $0.
I used my new iMac to produce the book but a PC or iPad works just as well. Comic life is true alternative to high end costly illustration programs at a fraction of the price. As you can see I even did the cover in Comic Life 3, that’s saved a Fiverr!
Want to know more? I am shooting a series of videos showing exactly how I did this, look out for it.
p.s. It’s good to share!
Well what is it like? I don’t mean how dapper you may look on a night out or for a big occasion. But what is your online image like? I am currently finishing off a suite of products with varying graphic needs.
I have created some of my own (the simple ones) had some more complex ones created as Fiverr gigs and some very high quality graphics created by GFX-1. Your graphic needs may be your eBay listings, the look of your blog or that of your products. So I want to illustrate this with a few examples.
Any good chef will tell you that the first bite is taken with the eye, so a great picture or graphic is needed to attract the attention. So let me start with eBay listings, there are many “excellent examples of bad graphics” but together with the title it is the one of the most important factors in getting customers to look at your listing further. Look at this example of a bad graphic!
Some Resell Rights products are amongst the worst offenders, Take this as an example.
This is a product I have sold both on eBay and Amazon (before the cull) but I hasten to add not with this graphic!
But the thing about it is that it often does not take much effort to produce a first class graphic. Here is one I created for one of my eBay listings. Even with my limited skills I am more than happy with the result.
Here are some examples of book covers and other graphics I have created or had created for various parts of my new course E-Publishing Roadmap. The first two examples are my own work, one of the images is from the public domain and the other cost a few bucks from Fotolia.
There came a point for me when my skills were not up to what I wanted to create, so at that point I had to outsource my graphic needs.
For simple graphics I am a great fan of Fiverr. But….. Not every piece of work I have had done has been as good as I would have liked it to be.
Illustrated books are BIG on Amazon and yet they can be very simple to create. Here is one of my examples, forget about the author name, it’s me.
A classic example of fourth time lucky, I ordered a book cover for this A-Z book on Fiverr, a few hours later my internet went off. Three days later when normal service was restored I found that the artist had cancelled my gig.
Attempt two, reordered the gig from someone else, they failed to deliver even after having three additional days. I cancelled and reordered the gig from another artist. Three days later the gig was delivered but the cover was in portrait format groan…
I Requested a revision which took three additional days.
Fiverr is not just for book covers here is some channel art I had created for my YouTube channel, I asked for something with the same look and feel as the header on this blog.
Pretty neat! Check it out live!
For E-Publishing Roadmap which I am creating there will be no skimping first class graphics will be an absolute must. So I used GFX-1 which I use for all my high class work. So for the last component of the course which is about using eBay I have had had a listing template and a CD authoring template made as bonus items. Here are just two of the graphics. Impressive?
So it just remains for me to ask what’s your image like?
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Once more we start a New Year we look forward to the plans ahead and with it the inevitable review of the previous year and plans. When you look back it is often sobering to see what you have achieved or have failed to achieve, so here goes.
There has been a BIG spectre haunting me and unlike Scrooge this one did not arrive just before christmas it has been in residence for a long time. It is my long trumpeted, long awaited but not delivered Kindle training course. I never delivered this, I have been unhappy with a lot of the content, I have tinkered with it, messed with it and also left it alone (for too long).
But, I have finally realised what I was unhappy about and with a renewed vigour have created a Kindle course that I am not just happy with but also proud of, so look for that in early 2014.
I have not as yet updated my eBay course Plugin Auction Profits or my 12 Roads to Success course as I was wanting to do in 2013. But, I have the new versions in outline form and intend to move these to there own membership sites with the addition of some new materials. There will also be some additional content available as an optional additions to the product.
I have also been experimenting with Optimise Press 2 as the membership platform for my Kindle course. I find OP 2 both easy to use and infuriating in equal measure, on bad days it is seems more like Optimise Depress.
I am unsure as to whether I will continue to use this after I have used up my 3 licence quota, so stay tuned.
A great positive in 2013 was joining the team at Marketing Mini Classes, I knew everyone personally and I am delighted to be working with Steve, Mandy and Barry. Look for some more classes from me in 2014.
So to 2014, here’s the broad plan.
To release 3 products this year
To update and upgrade my Plugin Auction Profits and 12 Roads to Success to membership status.
To add to my Kindle book portfolio by at least one book per month
To buy myself a Mac computer and publish content to Apple iBooks
To extend my existing POD ventures
To build a more extensive and responsive marketing list
And above all to provide excellent value to all my subscribers and customers
Phew just looking at that list is scary! But these business goal should go someway to helping me achieve my personal goals.
What are your plans? Leave a comment below and share your plans.
So it only remains for me to wish you the compliments of the season and wish you success in all your ventures in 2014.
Oh and remember its good to share so please share this!
Tonight’s apprentice task was one very close to my heart. The candidates must invent a new flavoured beer, but is there trouble brewing…..You bet, another shambolic performance from both teams in trying to find a flavour for there own beer. Chocolate and orange or rhubarb (no custard) the teams had to choose a stock beer for flavouring and locations to sell to the public and trade.
The girls wasted two barrels of good pop as they could not work out ratios! Perhaps the rhubarb went to their heads. As ever the candidates were falling out like cats in a bag. Choice of location, a beer festival for the girls in a pub and the boys at a proper beer festival where the most expensive, so in the afternoon go to central London and drop the prices, makes sense, not in my books.
Best laugh of the night was the boys turning up to a specialist beer pub with no sample and no pump disc! A sniff of the bottle was offered, as unbelievable as this sounds it was true.
After the inquest in the board room Lord Sugar came up with the most predictable (and accurate comment) “couldn’t organise a piss up in a brewery.” Tim Stillwell the drinks specialist was fired but it was close, Francesca MacDuff-Varley could have easily gone as she was responsible for the wastage at the brewery.
Next weeks task should be interesting as the teams are to design and market flat pack furniture. If MFI was thought to be Made For Idiots should next weeks items be known as MBI Made By Idiots?