FIVE words that make me cringe…
Mostly because they’re the most ignorant 5 words an online entrepreneur
could possibly say:
“I just want to drive
Business just doesn’t work that way.
What’s that guy called who breathes down
your neck at the clothing store? The one who wants to help you “find”
Shopping attendant…I think.
That guy’s not in business, he’s just meant to drive people
to the counter. In Dubai they hire poor 3rd world folks for about $200 a
month to do that job. They ain’t in business!
If you just wanna drive traffic, you may as well get a job being that arsehole.
You have no business being on my mailing list if that’s what you want to do. I
write for intelligent people who have the brains to comprehend real marketing.
marketer understands that you can’t make money without adding VALUE.
This is like many years ago when I was doing my PhD in
Macquarie. I got into eBay – got really good at winning auctions for cool stuff
at a low price.
One day, I scored a car.
A red 1986 Mazda RX7. I remember the listing had one ugly
arse photo where the car was parked in the rain with bird poop on its window.
Luckily the guy lived near my place so I went over and had a
gander before settling off eBay for 4,000 cash.
The car had numerous mechanical flaws which made it suitable
for a collector with experience in fixing these cars. After looking into doing the repairs and modifications at a nearby RX7 specialist, I decided it was too
expensive for me.
So I bought a tub of polish. Hand-washed the car with dish-washing soap and a teaspoon of oil to preserve the old paint, spent an afternoon giving it a
full cut and polish till it was shining with renewed life. Parked the sport car in my grassy, sunny backyard.
I opened the RX7’s doors, turned on its headlights and
photographed it from every angle like a gorgeous model.
Next I wrote a detailed listing on eBay, explaining all the features
and flaws and answering the most pressing questions a collector would have and
The next day, the guy who sold me the car in the first place
phoned me to say he’d seen my listing and was wondering if I had it repainted.
I hadn’t. But that’s the miracle of “cut and polish”.
Sold it for a CRAZY 1,500 profit.
Having learned a few lessons from this experience, I started
looking for other car opportunities more deliberately.
This time, I looked for cars that were being auctioned for significantly
less than their blue book value, free of mechanical problems, and with good
I always tried to buy cars that were somehow MINORLY flawed. Like, their ad listing wasn’t very good, where I could add value by giving a better
listing. Or their registration was about to expire and I could add value by buying 12 months of registration. Or they were out of state and I could add value by bringing them
to Sydney where there was more demand.
All I had to do was clean the car, take better photos, and write
a more detailed listing.
This was all part of my plan to ensure I could add value. If
I couldn’t add value to a purchase, the opportunity didn’t exist.
As a result, with every deal, I always profited in the
That’s how you make money.
You find YOUR opportunity to add missing value.
Most often, the easiest and cheapest value you can add is by
giving BETTER PRESENTATION.
Like I did by cleaning the cars and taking better photos. or tacking on a Sydney registration.
Today you have an opportunity to market products that you
don’t need to build. The opportunity to make money only exists if you can
present the product better than the publisher.
It’s not hard. Just learn how.
If you’d like to learn to find opportunities where you can
add value easily by selling the products of others, check out the Internet Business Academy (Module 2 – Chapter 4
on Online Business Models).
You’ll hear more of my eBay adventures as well as learn of other websites where adding value worth big bucks is easy.
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