If you are like me and you have an e-commerce site (or more than 1 like I do!), finding stuff to sell can be a never-ending job! I am always on the lookout, no matter where I go. But, I don’t feel like it is a job, it is like a fun game for me. When I find something that I can sell for a higher price, it’s like I hit the jackpot, or won the game!
If I go to the mall, I have my eyes peeled. If I go out to eat, I am watching to see if I am missing any potential products. No matter where I go, even when I surf the Internet, my eyes are open for potential bargains that I can turn around and sell at a profit! You can do it too.
When people talk to me about doing e-commerce, the number one reason they always give is that they can’t figure out what to sell. They can’t find products. Well, I am here to tell you that my problem is that if I am in the “product finding” mode, my biggest problem is that I find too many products! With the number of products that I find and want to try selling, I would need hundreds of different stores on the net. Remember the old adage – one man’s junk is another man’s treasure!
When you are searching for stuff to sell, keep watching for the junk. When you are selling, sell nothing but treasures! What I mean by that is to keep an eye out for people trying to unload stuff. Lots of people want to get rid of junk. There will always be another guy who is looking for the exact item that the other guy is practically throwing away. It is your job to find these two people, and act as a conduit between them. You don’t want to let them know about each other, or you will be cut out of the deal. But, if you have enough guts to spend your money buying the “junk” then your next step is to put it up for sale on the web, and always describe it like it is a very valuable treasure! That, my friend, is marketing!
If you are out looking for junk that you can turn to treasure, and you see me there ahead of you…. don’t forget – I was there first!
Good luck in the search.