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Should you sign up for internet get rich quick programs? May I offer an opinion?Posted Thursday, December 9, 2010, at 12:17 PM
I am starting to see a lot more 'systems' for getting rich on the internet and specifically eBay. PLEASE do not pay hundreds and even thousands to start your eBay business or get locked into monthly payment programs!
And PLEASE do not think it is a sure thing that will only take a few hours a day! If you are planning to make a business of it, it is WORK and requires TIME.
How about the 'drop-ship' programs? To use a phrase from a national comedienne, "Can we talk?"
With that said, I will mellow out a bit to say that there are viable opportunities selling on eBay and other internet sales venues. And, there are many avenues to success. Some use inventory and some use others' unwanted items. Using other people's belongings (legally) on eBay would be considered a Trading Assistant.
Yup, there are several programs for being a Trading Assistant but PLEASE think long and hard before you invest in a franchise. That trend came and went some years back and most of the folks investing their hard earned money have lost it and moved on.
"But wait! This special and secret system solves those problems and creates wealth beyond your dreams". I don't know about you, but I have some pretty BIG dreams when it comes to wealth so I doubt that they could top them.
YOU are the one who will meet your dreams. Paying for a franchise will probably meet the franchiser's dream, but yours....?
Seem negative? Not really. I think being a Trading Assistant can be worthwhile, and selling on the internet can open many doors to the customer but there are some hard realities that need to be considered and you don't have to pay big bucks to find out.
One poor fellow attending a class last year had paid thousands of dollars to learn the "secrets of success". Then why was he in my class? He was overwhelmed and hoped he could make sense of it in person. He left in a positive frame of mind, but he was already facing a big investment and a big learning curve.
Read these links on eBay about the Trading Assistant program & policies.
Then go to the discussion board and get a dose of some realities. http://forums.ebay.com/db1/topic/Trading...
This is not meant to discourage, but to help you learn from others' mistakes and ask questions of those who are still in the business.
We did Trading Assistant business for several years and continue to get requests from folks to sell their items for them, but we have way too much to sell of our own nowadays. If we can get time to go back into it, we have learned some realities that we will be happy to share if anyone wants to discuss it here or drop me a note and I will bring it back to this discussion anonymously for you.
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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.
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