Tuesday, October 28, 2008

My Interview with the Savvy Seller!

In case you didn't have time to listen to my interview with the Savvy Seller yesterday, I've embeded the podcast here for your listening pleasure. I would love to hear your comments or questions.

Just click on the arrow and away you go.

Just my 15%


David said...

Kind of interesting how you talk about business plan.

My business basically started because I had just graduated from college and had no interest in working 9 to 5 like everybody else.

My first year doing this full time I made $10,000 and I was pretty close to throwing in the towel as I was basically starving myself and I was behind on bills.

I started selling collectibles and my business started to take off at the end of the year, eventually I was making six figures.

I never had a plan, it just sort of happened.

I don't think your going to be hearing too many of these stories in the years to come which is very sad.

David said...

oh yeah, I got the idea to start selling on eBay when I sold a keyboard.

I took a class in college called Basic Musicianship. I had to buy a keyboard for this class, which cost me $120. The keyboard sat in the closet in a small apartment that I lived in and one day just because I was tired of seeing this keyboard, I decided to sell it.

I was expecting to get about $20 for it, and was shocked when it sold for $100. That was when I knew I was on to something.

Randy Smythe said...


I probably should have clarified the business plan comment. Many of us were "accidental" entrepreneurs and got into this without a plan at all, that is fine to start, but once you have that Ahah! moment, its time to figure out where you want to go. Just make some goals and structure your business for success.

David said...

One thing I do want to recommend is I would stay away from places like Worldwidebrands.

I've read about them and if it were that easy, a lot more people would be doing it.

I don't doubt that they have a lot of suppliers but there is a huge difference between being able to find suppliers, and find suppliers for products that people are willing to pay for.